Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Dec 4 - 10) 🌗

Welcome to your weekly update about what’s happening in both the forum and the witchy world at large :newspaper_roll:

Scroll down to read the news for this week :eyes:



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Upcoming Events :spiral_calendar:

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on these upcoming events and occasions!


[ [ Moon Phase: Last Quarter Moon :last_quarter_moon: ] ]

Last-Quarter-Moon-Phase-Spells

Tuesday, December 5

This week we will be blessed by the light of the Last Quarter Moon. The exact time you will see this moon phase depends on your location :telescope:

The Spells8 Moon Magick Guide to Last Quarter Moon Magick lists this moon phase as the ideal time to remove negativity and banish things that are holding you back. It is a good time for spellwork that deals with laying things to rest and banishment.

Waning-Moon-Magick-Ritual-Ideas

This moon phase is part of the Waning Cycle :arrow_double_down:. For more information including history, meanings, and a collection of spells and rituals that work in harmony with this moon phase, check out the Waning Moon Spell Page :last_quarter_moon:

Ready for More Moon Magick? You can find complementary spells and rituals for tonight’s moon on the Spells8 Lunar Spell Page :astrology_moon:


[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S1 Group Tea Ritual

Thursday, December 7

You’re invited to a group ritual meditation- this activity and discussion is open to all active Coven members :tea: The ritual has step-by-step instructions that you can join in on your own schedule at any time during the day.

Group rituals are held on Thursday in A Sacred Space and remain open over the weekend. Feel free to check out last week’s group ritual to get an idea about what to expect.


[ [ Weekend Divination - Free Readings :flower_playing_cards: ] ]

Weekend Divination with Megan Black

Friday, December 8

Have a question on your mind? Seeking some guidance on how to best approach a problem? :thinking: This is your chance to find some answers, as the talented @MeganB is kindly offering free readings via tarot and oracle cards! :raised_hands:

Look for the post in the Energy Exchange on Friday- free readings will be available throughout the weekend and will close on Sunday. You can check out the previous Weekend Divination in order to know what to expect.


[ [ Additional Events of Interest :mag: ] ]

Other Events - MMM

A collection of curious (and perhaps conversation-starting!) events coming up this week:

Stay on top of witchy news by printing or downloading the 2023 Pagan Holiday Calendar , the NEW 2024 Pagan Holiday Calendar, and the Spells8 Forum Events Calendar to add to your digital calendar :spiral_calendar:

You can also get the free Spells8 Email Newsletter for even more witchy updates (plus magickal freebies!) delivered right to your email inbox :envelope_with_arrow:



Ongoing Activities :raised_hands:

These activities are open to enjoy whenever you’d like- feel free to participate anytime before their deadlines!


[ [ Weekly Witchy Challenge :trophy: ] ]

The current challenge theme is: Magickal Ethics :grey_shades_heart:

Magickal Morals Ethics Challenge

Every week, the forum hosts a challenge exploring a specific area of magick. Challenges are open to everyone and all are warmly encouraged to participate in a way that reflects their unique magickal practice.

This challenge will remain open until Tuesday, December 5 at 7:00 AM EDT (Eastern US Time). After the challenge closes, a “Props and Presents” post will appear to give recognition and prizes to all participants :gift:

Are you ready? Join the current challenge here:

(A brand new challenge will launch on Wednesday in the public Activities category )


[ [ Spells8 Book Club :books: ] ]

Calling all book lovers! The Spells8 book club is now in session !

spells8 book club

For more information about this session of Book Club and to submit your book, please head over to the current thread in Activities :

Please note that this reading period will end on Friday, December 8 .

And if you haven’t done so already, please feel free to share and swap your book reviews from last session in the current Reader’s Reviews thread: :memo: Spells8 Book Club XXXII - Readers’ Reviews.

Happy Reading! :books:


[ [ Energy Exchange Circle :hugs: ] ]

Spells8 Energy Exchange Circle

Do you have a little extra love and light to share with fellow Coven members? Or perhaps you’ve fallen on hard times and could use a boost of positive energy yourself?

The Energy Exchange Circle is hosted in the Energy Exchange is the place to connect and share love with fellow Coven members going through hard times. To do a good deed and show that you care, consider leaving a note of support in the current thread:

More information about the Coven’s wholesome energy exchange can be found in the Energy Exchange Wiki .

This month’s Energy Exchange Circle will end on Sunday, December 31 .

Thanks for spreading the love! :heart:


[ [ Energy Reports :dizzy: ] ]

Mystic Magick by Marsha

Are you sensitive to energy? Interested in how energy studies and magick benefit one another? Come explore the magick of energy with the talented @Marsha in these insightful daily energy reports!

The Mystic Magick discussion is open for all to see and enjoy in the public Activities category. It will be available throughout the month- please be aware that this month’s reports will close on Sunday, December 31.


[ [ Coven Member Birthdays :birthday: ] ]

coven birthdays

Come wish your fellow Coven members well on their special days! You can congratulate those with a birthday this month in the discussion:

If you wish to appear in this list, please set your birthday on your profile. Additionally, please note that the birthday list is housed in the private, Coven members-only A Sacred Space.

This month’s birthday discussion will remain open through Sunday, December 31.


[ [ Your Daily Draw :tarot_card: ] ]

Daily Single Draws Tarot Oracle Rune

Looking for a bit of higher guidance to help you out today? This collection of daily oracle card (as well as tarot and rune) readings is available for you to access and read thanks to the generosity of the Coven :pray:

To enjoy a daily message or to share your own, visit:

Please note that this divination discussion is housed in A Sacred Space and will remain open until Sunday, December 31.


[ [ Tending the Flame :fire: ] ]

Tending Brigid Brighid's Flame Spells8

Stop by the fire and tend the flame with your Coven- this ongoing discussion invites all to come in, relax, and pick up a bit of motivation and support for the day.

Share a picture of your own flames or simply enjoy the lights of the coven! :candle: Help tend the flame and visit the discussion in:

The Brigid Flametender discussion is hosted in A Sacred Space and will remain open throughout the year- please feel free to enjoy this activity as often as you’d like.



New Members :wave:

Merry meet to the new members who have joined the Spells8 Forum over the past week!

:infinite_roots: Welcome to the Forum and the Infinite Roots Coven! :infinite_roots:

@dianna - @katrina1 - @felicia3 - @elin4 - @kathleen1 - @maria1 - @ashley13 - @daisy7 - @ashley14 - @rebecca8 - @dan1 - @Tae - @maetee2 - @SUNSHINE1980 - @ashley15 - @rachael2 - @tiffany12 - @holly2 - @lisa5 - @kimberly20 - @kelly13 - @ashley16 - @caitlin4 - @billy1 - @Sandralynne - @nicita - @sarah23 - @heather20 - @jenny - @morgan4 - @ateeka - @Amanda_Duran - @kendra8 - @alice - @jean - @tiffany13 - @ashley17 - @beee - @MossyStone - @taylor2 - @courtney7 - @rhonda5 - @ashley18 - @angela8 - @destinee1 - @heather21 - @carleydash07 - @Malchior - @stephenie1 - @rich - @rebekah5 - @shahwar - @matte - @cassandra2 - @Purple_Hat328 - @ingrid - @faith3 - @kristen8 - @kiley2 - @katie3 - @marie1 - @tarwyn - @sophia - @amita - @taylor3

If you haven’t done so already, please get started by creating a new topic in Introductions. Feel free to share a bit about who you are and your journey into practicing magick, or simply say a quick hello- we’d love to meet you! :wave: :heart:

Wishing you a very warm welcome to the forum! :hugs:



Special Shout-Outs :loudspeaker:

Forum Activity

Each week, those who share the most posts and give the most hearts receive a shout-out and thank you for their contributions.

Shout-outs from this past week go to:

  • @Devenne - for sharing the most posts :writing_hand:

  • @georgia - for giving out the most hearts :heart:

Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom and inspiration through posts and your love and support through hearts- your time here helping the coven is greatly appreciated! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Click here to learn more about Activity Shout-Out Rewards

Anyone who earns a shout-out for three weeks in a row is awarded the special MMM badge (and will not be counted in Activity shout-outs again for a two-month rest period- this is so that others will have a chance to earn the badge too!) .

The legends who have won the MMM badge 5 times will no longer be counted- they have earned their place in the Forum Hall of Fame ! :trophy:

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Community

Once a month, any member who goes above and beyond for their fellow coven members day after day over the course of the entire previous month receives a Community Shout-Out and a special badge .

Community Awarded users for November 2023 are:

  • @Marsha - for greeting every single new member in their introduction posts (plus writing weekly/daily energy reports and sharing thoughtful bday messages on Coven member bdays!)

  • @Amethyst - for greeting almost every single new member in their introduction posts

  • @TracyS - for greeting every single new member in their introduction posts (and for birthday wishes on Coven member bdays!)

  • @AIRAM - for greeting every single new member in their introduction posts

  • @starborn - for greeting every single new member in their introduction posts

  • @Artemisia - for greeting almost every single new member in their introduction posts

It takes a lot of dedication to welcome and help fellow coven members feel at home here every day- everything you do is very much appreciated! :heart:

Click here to learn more about Community Shout-Out Rewards

All those who receive a monthly Community Shout-Out are awarded the CCC Badge .

While greeting new folks in Introductions is the primary source for the CCC Shout-Out, other activities and community engagement discussions that require long-term engagement may also be considered when determining eligibility for the Coven Community award, including: all posts from the specified month in Introductions, the Coven Birthday thread, the Daily Draw, Tending the Flame, Daily Energy Reports, and other current activities that involve daily sharing/assisting fellow Coven members

As this is a difficult badge to earn (it takes a lot of dedication to welcome/share messages for fellow coven members every day over the course of the whole month!), there are no limits to how many users can receive this monthly shout-out. This badge is just a small thank you to show appreciation for the daily work these users do to make their fellow coven members feel at home :heart:

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And Thank YOU! :index_pointing_at_the_viewer:

We’d also like to say a very big thank you to all members of Spells8 :infinite_roots:

Your contributions and presence here help to make this a welcoming and supportive place for solitary witches all around the world. Thanks for being a part- Spells8 can’t exist without you! :hugs::sparkling_heart:



Are you feeling the festive spirit? :christmas_tree: How has December been treating you so far? :snowflake:

Whether it’s magickal or mundane, feel free to share your plans for the week, chat about upcoming spellwork, or give a shout-out to your fellow coven members in the comments below.

Blessed be! :first_quarter_moon: :sparkles:

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Congrats again to both of you- thank you for all the love and wisdom you share! :heart: :writing_hand: :blush:

Wowza! That’s the most CCC badges we’ve ever given out all at once (and a few more folks were pretty close too! I gave one “freebie” for one Intro missed, but otherwise these folks replied to every single Intro- and there were a lot last month!)- November was a very friendly month :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

It is such a joy to go back into the Introduction posts and see an outpouring of love and welcomes. Whether someone replies to a hundred Introductions or just one- it’s really appreciated! Thank you for helping the new Coven members feel at home here :heart:


Wishing everyone a blessed week! :sparkles:

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Congratulations to @Devenne and @georgia
@marsha @Amethyst @AIRAM @starborn @Artemisia

Well done lovelies :sparkling_heart::kissing_heart:

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@BryWisteria thank you for the pleasure! it’s nice to welcome a new member to the forum! it’s a beautiful memory that I keep from my personal welcome when I was a new member here! thank you very much

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@tracyS thank you very much my dear!

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@Solasta_Amore :hibiscus:sorry to hear you’ve been going through hard times just know we’re always here for you and thinking about you. Lots of love :infinite_roots::sparkles::two_hearts::sparkling_heart::heartpulse::smiling_face_with_three_hearts::people_hugging:

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Oh holy heck, I’m mentioned this time! :flushed: :laughing:

I’m honored to be mentioned alongside so many wonderful, helpful, and resourceful souls :heart: I love you all and don’t toss the L word around willy-nilly.

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Congratulations :partying_face: on your Shout-Outs :loudspeaker:

@Devenne & @georgia :dancing_women:

It’s such a pleasure having you both here! :people_hugging: Thank you so much! :pray: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Congratulations :partying_face: on your Community Awards :tada: :piñata:

@Amethyst & @TracyS & @AIRAM & @starborn & @Artemisia

Way to go witches! What a blessing all of you are! :sparkles: Thank you all! :pray: :sparkling_heart:


I love :heart_eyes: that so many received Community Awards. That’s awesome!


Thank you :pray: so much, @BryWisteria for the “shiny new badge!” I am honored and humbled by your kind words. :hugs: :heart:


Thank you my lovely @tracyS :heart_decoration:


Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead! :hugs: :gift_heart:

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Aww thanks @marsha it’s always nice to be appreciated, especially when I don’t feel so appreciated in the real world… i appreciate all you do also!

@BryWisteria Thankyou for all you do also! I feel like your name should make it up there too, all the time. Shout-out to you !

Thankyou to @Artemisia @marsha @georgia @tracyS @Amethyst @starborn @AIRAM and @BryWisteria Thankyou to all of you for everything you do. Congratulations everyone I love you all dearly :kissing_heart:

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Congratulations @Devenne and @georgia! Y’all are awesome! And congratulations to my fellow Community Award winners, @marsha, @tracyS, @AIRAM, @starborn, and @Artemisia! We rock! And thanks to everyone who congratulated me.

Y’all I am pooped. I went to the gym again today and worked with a trainer to get some exercises I can do at home too. I don’t know which is worse, the thirty minutes of exercising or the walk across the parking lot in traffic when I’m slow. LOL! But I did it, so yay!

There’s not much going on for me this week, I’m gonna try to get with Sally and decorate. It’ll be fun if we have the time.

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& @Devenne
Congratulations to all!:sparkling_heart::sparkling_heart::heartpulse::heartpulse::rose::rose:
I am surprised at the mention. I thought I was going quiet due to exhaustion from other fronts, just reading older posts to see what all happened before I came so I have a better idea what not to repeat.

You mean this world isn’t real?!? It’s more real to me than my time offline at the moment- because of so many great people, here.:sparkling_heart:

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I’m so happy to hear you are going to the gym! Every day you get there and every workout is an accomplishment :raised_hands: Be proud of yourself!

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Congratulations everyone :clap: :purple_heart: :tada::confetti_ball::heart::blush:
It’s so nice to see how loving and supportive you all are! :people_hugging::heart::blush:

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Lol No it is real to me too. Your right. I guess I should have put real world in quotation marks :crazy_face: Id rather live here all day anyway, any day, any time. I’m so blessed to have found you all.

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Congratulatons :tada: Thank you for all that you do within the coven, we appreciate everything that you contribute. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Thank you to everyone who received the Community Award for November :revolving_hearts: Our new members are lucky to have you all to welcome them & for all you contribute to the coven :infinite_roots:! :confetti_ball:

Yesterday was more of a bust than I thought it would be :face_exhaling: Today I’m heading to my walk-in to see if I have at least 1 ear infection :roll_eyes: Go Away Virus! Tomorrow, I have my regular appointment & :thinking: I believe Friday; right now, my daughter & I have an appointment at least I think it’s this Friday afternoon :laughing:

@Amethyst Yay! At least you have some things that you can do at home, especially as it gets colder :cold_face: Make sure you rest afterward, go easy! It will get better. I remember that feeling when I had to do so much PT & OT, the walk back was horrible for me too :people_hugging:

I hope everyone had a great start to their week! :hugs:

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@AIRAM It’s very kind of you, Airam- thank you for all that you do! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

@Artemisia Awwww love you too! :heart: :hugs: Thanks again for all of the warm welcomes- it is appreciated!

@Marsha The pleasure is all mine- thank you for all that you do, Marsha! You have a very kind heart :sparkling_heart: :blush:

@Devenne Awww thank you, Devenne- that is really sweet of you! :people_hugging: :two_hearts: Congrats again for the most posts, your wisdom and friendliness are blessings! :sparkles:

@Amethyst You did it! :partying_face: That’s amazing, Amethyst- congrats to you! Working out is hard. I ought to go to the gym too, but finding the motivation is the biggest struggle for me. You’re a legend- keep up the great work! :tada: :heart:

@georgia It’s well deserved, Georgia- thanks for sharing the love, the warm energy is much appreciated! :heart: :hugs:


I hope everyone’s week is off to a great start! :star2:

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Aww thankyou!! That’s so kind of you! Lots of love to you :heart_eyes::rose:

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Thanks, love. They had me working with weights and a 15 lb kettle bell. I have weights at home but not a kettle bell so I’m going to get an old purse and put cans of soup in it so I can do the same exercises at home. We’ll see if that works. LOL!

The walking in and out to anywhere is horrible for me. That’s why I need to exercise. I get too out of breath. Thanks for the encouragement love!

I promised my friend I would go and a witch’s word is her bond so yeah, I’m going. It’ll be good for me as much as I don’t want to do it, you know? Thanks for the cheerleading!

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thank you thank you thank you!!!

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