Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week (Jan 1 - 7) 🌗

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

Wednesday, January 3 - Thursday, January 4

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 Healing Session :handshake: ] ]

Energy Exchange Circle Jan 2024

Thursday, January 4 at 12:00 PM ET

Join a group healing circle to support those who are going through hard times this month. Microphones and cameras will be turned off during this one-hour open space, and coven members are welcome to come and go as they please. This is the first of four healing sessions this month.

For more information about the Energy Exchange Circle, please see the section below in Ongoing Activities or visit the Energy Exchange.


[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S1 Group Tea Ritual

Thursday, January 4

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.

UPDATE: This week’s group ritual post has arrived! Feel free to view the ritual here:

(Group Ritual - Jan 4) :sunrise: A Fresh New Brew


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

Weekend Divination with Megan Black

Friday, January 5

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 to know what to expect when this week’s Weekend Divination post arrives.


[ [ Additional Events of Interest :mag: ] ]

Other Events - MMM

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

Stay on top of witchy news by printing or downloading 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: Manifestation :genie_lamp:

Manifest Witch 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.

The challenge has been extended! Folks who wanted to join but haven’t had the time or energy due to holiday craziness now have a few extra days.

This challenge will remain open until Tuesday, January 9 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, January 12 .

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 XXXIII - 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 Wednesday, January 31 .

Thanks for spreading the love! :heart:


[ [ Energy Reports :dizzy: ] ]

Mystic Magick January

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 Wednesday, January 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 Wednesday, January 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, March 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:

@laura9 - @donna17 - @jagar - @elaine - @james - @dulce - @jetaime - @natalie1 - @kimberly21 - @tiffany18 - @alisha20 - @beth3 - @deana1 - @Kajsa - @lisa15 - @glen - @rochelle1 - @crystal22 - @keithin13 - @chelsea2 - @inatea - @courtney9 - @ami - @dustydawn - @rowyn7 - @courtney10 - @ma12 - @Sandra_C_Thorn - @tina7 - @nina5 - @emerson - @ashley19 - @alex1 - @marilyn - @jess5 - @kathryn4 - @tasha4 - @carol1 - @kristy2 - @stephany1 - @jennifer42 - @jessica16 - @nina6 - @tanya4 - @martine1 - @wayne3 - @Elizabeth_Ham - @brittney1 - @hazel3 - @amy14 - @trevor4 - @cassandra3 - @bionca - @patricia2 - @jennifer43 - @jalyne - @Jessica18 - @jaime4 - @esther - @cassandra4 - @theautumndryad - @lucia3 - @auquanta - @breanna2 - @tiffany19 - @daniel5 - @jamie50 - @amanda31 - @renee6 - @victoria8 - @rhonda6 - @SilverMoonStar - @Diamond - @jedi - @kayla15 - @shannon42 - @dianne1 - @lunae - @jc1 - @ben - @judy3 - @suzette - @rita2 - @t113 - @shannon43 - @john2 - @courtney36 - @karen7 - @jamess - @aaliyah3 - @amanda33 - @jamie51 - @stine - @peg - @magan - @lisa16 - @shonelle - @AradiaJade - @jacobie - @macsglitter - @christianna - @janell

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:

  • @tracyS - for sharing the most hearts :heart: and the most posts :writing_hand:

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 December 2023 are:

  • @Marsha - for greeting every single new member in their introduction posts and sharing thoughtful bday messages on every Coven member’s bday

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

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

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

  • @Devenne - for greeting 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:



New Year Blessings

Happy New Year! :tada: Will you be working any special magick this week?

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! :last_quarter_moon: :sparkles:

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Wishing everyone a very blessed start to 2024! :partying_face:

Wooohooo! Great job, Tracy! :heart: Thank you so much again for all the love and wisdom you share- you’re a blessing! :hugs: :sparkles:

Just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who took the time to welcome new members over the past month- whether it was one warm welcome or many, it is really appreciated!

The folks listed above really went above and beyond- it’s a busy month and there were a lot of introductions shared, but each of them took the time to welcome every single new member. That’s no easy feat! Thank you so much for sharing the love! :heart:


May the first week of the new year be a wonderful one for everyone- blessed be!

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Congratulations to the lovely and talented @tracyS for the double shout-out! You rock! And congratulations to @marsha and my fellow Welcome Committee of @AIRAM, @Artemisia, and @Devenne! You’re awesome! And thank you to @BryWisteria for the wonderful shout-out!

I hope everyone had a lovely New Year’s! I slept through the ball dropping. LOL! I still did the door opening spell this morning so I’m certain 2024 will be a better year.

I’ve got doctor’s appointments on Wednesday that’ll mean going out into the cold. Brr. And an appointment with the trainer at the gym on Friday so this week is a busy week for me. My friend Evon came home from the hospital and promptly fell in her bathroom because she was so weak so she’s back in. I’m worried for her but at least I got to see her while she was home.

Other than that, nothing special going on this week.

I hope that everyone had a good start to the New Year today. May you have a blessed one!

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Thankyou @BryWisteria for the shout-out. :green_heart:.
Thankyou @Amethyst that’s so sweet. Well done you too. Lovely :green_heart: I hope the doctor goes well, it’s not so cold here, but Thor’s moved in, my house will soon be a boathouse! :rofl: Sorry about your friend Evon, I hope she’ll be ok.

Well done @marsha @AIRAM @Artemisia @Devenne you’re fabulous :sparkling_heart:

For me, the house has been fully cleansed and swept out, just need to sit down with the lovely demon Malphas and re-do my wards. And then, let’s do 2024. It’ll be fabulous :partying_face:

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Thanks for the good wishes, @tracyS! I’m sorry you’re about to float away. I’m hoping Evon will be okay too. She’s going through a tough time.

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Congratulations @tracyS,@marsha, @Amethyst, @AIRAM, @Artemisia, and @Devenne! Thank you for all you do!

May everyone have a beautiful and blessed first week of 2024! :magic_wand:

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Welcome everyone! Join in. We’d like to get to know you.

Great job @tracyS !

Great job, y’all!

May Evon regain her strength and find a new normal soon!

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Congratualtions! :tada: Thank you so much for all that you share within the coven with us. :confetti_ball:

Awesome job everyone! :sparkles: It’s wonderful to see everyone getting a nice greeting when they introduce themselves to the coven from amazing people! :revolving_hearts: Thank you so much & keep being your amazing witchy selves! :hugs:

@Amethyst, I do hope Evon is okay & able to be home soon. That’s awful to have happen so soon after discharge the first time. I agree the cold is no fun :cold_face:, I’m sure that you will do great though. Not too much, just enough to keep you moving a bit this week!

@tracyS I’m so happy to hear that you are just about ready for 2024 to begin & start moving! :partying_face: I do have a little left in my space to do, but then 2024 is going to be a wonderful year for me. I made it through the last one, so ready to start new! :confetti_ball:

@Ostara I hope you have a wonderful first day & week of 2024 also! :hugs:

@georgia I hope you are having a great start to 2024 & had a nice night! :purple_spell_candle:

So far my 2024 is pretty good! I’ve had coffee :coffee: & been able to do some little things here & there around the house & yard. Taking my time settling into the day, even if it is already half over :laughing: Kind of doing things in my own time today. Making sure to take breaks & just be for a bit if I need to for whatever the reason. I’m actually off to make a cup of something to drink. I just can’t decide if that will be another coffee :coffee: or a tea :tea: Big decisions for the New Year.

Tomorrow everyone returns to work or school… so that will be nice to get a fresh start on a routine of sorts. Wednesday I have my regular appointment and amazingly, that’s it for this week! :hugs: Although, I have a feeling that will change sooner than later :rofl:

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Thank you @Susurrus! I have my energy back. Just in time to go back to work tomorrow. Lol!

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Thankyou @Ostara hope you have a good day back at work tomorrow :green_heart:
Thankyou @Susurrus the appointment will go well. Have a blessed week :green_heart:

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Thank you Tracy!

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hank you all! congratulations to my sisters! I wish you a happy new year with lots of smiles!

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Love you all!! Congratulations to @tracyS. :rose::rose::rose::rose::rose::rose::partying_face::partying_face::partying_face::partying_face::partying_face::heart::heart::heart::heart::heart:

Congratulations @Amethyst @marsha
@Amethyst @Artemisia :rose::rose::rose::rose::rose::rose::rose::rose::rose::heart::heart::heart::heart:

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@Devenne Thankyou Love you too sis. :sparkling_heart::green_heart:

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Thank you! I had a different kind of day but that’s okay with me :laughing: Never the same thing twice here, that’s for sure.

I look forward to my Wednesday appointments. Even the days that they take a bit more out of me than anticipated. I’m hoping this week’s will be a good one to start the year with, I appreciate the well wishes! :revolving_hearts:

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Thanks @Ostara! I hope you had a good start to the New Year!

Thank you, so much! I’m hoping they’ll send her to a nursing home where she’ll get help getting her strength back instead of just letting her go back home.

She woke up enough to notice a mistake the hospital made and was checked out that very day before she was ready. So she’s in a different hospital I’m hoping they’ll help her more. Thanks for the good wishes!

Have fun getting everyone out of the house after vacation! Good luck!

Congratulations and Happy New Year to you too, @AIRAM!

Thank you, @Devenne! Happy New Year!

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Happy new year babe :kissing_heart::kissing_heart::kissing_heart::kissing_heart::kissing_heart::kissing_heart::confetti_ball::confetti_ball::confetti_ball::confetti_ball::confetti_ball::confetti_ball:

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Well my 1st 2 days of the new year were spent sick in bed! I guess it was body’s way of telling me i needed rest! I’m starting to feel better now and hope that that was the rest i needed to get the new year started fresh!

Happy 2024 everyone! Congratulations to everyone who was awarded this week! What an amazing group of witches!

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Congratulations :tada::confetti_ball::balloon:
I felt the love last week as a new member and really felt welcomed and knew it had to do with this awesome team of people, so thank you!

This week I’m in a totally different place. On vacation, staying with family. It’s a bit stressful but also nice because I get to see my cute baby niece. I’m all over the place, out of my element. Looking for the blessings in all of it and keeping my black onyx bracelet close for protection. I’m missing my puppy, Luna, though. I’ll be back home in a couple of days.

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