Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Jul 10 - 16)

Merry Meet!

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: ] ]


Monday, July 10

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.


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

Read Your Horoscope - Zodiac Horoscopes for the Week of Jul 10 - 16 :telescope:

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S5 Group Tea Ritual 2023 Litha Version

Thursday, July 13

Join in for a shared group ritual meditation and coven chat- this activity 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. This week’s ritual post will appear in the forum on Tuesday, but until then 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, July 14

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:

Free readings are held in the Energy Exchange Category - the post appears on Friday and readings will happen throughout the weekend. You can check out last week’s Weekend Divination to get an idea about what to expect.

[ [ Group Healing Session :handshake: ] ]

EEC Group Healing Session

Friday, July 14 at 8:00 AM ET

Join a group healing circle to support those who are passing 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 three live healing sessions this month.

You can visit the EEC discussion: Energy Exchange Circle :hugs: July 2023

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

[ [ Other Events of Interest :mag: ] ]

Other Events - MMM

A collection of curious (and perhaps conversation-starting!) events coming up this week that may or may not be witchy-related:

Stay on top of witchy news by printing or downloading the 2023 Pagan Holiday Calendar and the NEW 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: Anointing Candles :dressed_candle:

Anointing Dressing Candles Spellwork Witch Challenge

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

This challenge will remain open until Tuesday, July 11 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:

Please note that this reading period will end on Friday, July 21st .

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

Happy Reading! :open_book:

[ [ Energy Exchange Circle :hugs: ] ]

Spells8 Energy Exchange Circle

Do you have a little extra love to share and are looking for ways to help out a fellow coven member? Or perhaps you’ve fallen on hard times and could use some positive vibes your way?

The Energy Exchange Circle is hosted in the Energy Exchange Category and is a great way to support and show love to coven members going through hard times. To do a good deed and show 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 Monday, July 31 .

Thanks for spreading the love! :heart:

[ [ Coven Member Birthdays :birthday: ] ]

coven birthdays

Share the love by wishing 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 more private A Sacred Space that is exclusive to coven members.

Please keep in mind that this month’s birthday discussion will close on Monday, July 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 Saturday, September 30th.

[ [ 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.

[ [ Energy Report :dizzy: ] ]

Energy Report 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 remains open for all to see and enjoy- please feel free to visit 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:

@coby1 - @jamie2 - @valarie70 - @cody - @ricardo - @theresa - @caroline9 - @brianna - @autumn - @jennifer2 - @Hollyblue78 - @tammy2 - @bridgett4 - @torrie - @kristen2 - @ariel - @amber4 - @anne - @kat1 - @ArcticCharm - @lisa2 - @brittany5 - @elizabeth6 - @astrid - @chelsie - @jill1 - @esmeralda1 - @ishe - @faith - @jillian - @leann - @jamie4 - @laurie1 - @juniper2 - @izuko - @doncha52 - @leon - @brooke - @terri - @zackary - @kennedy - @Tylen - @spirit2 - @marisa - @shula - @mary1 - @elizabeth8 - @shannen - @rachael1 - @mercedes - @sharon - @jamey - @michelle1 - @sarah3 - @luca - @carrie - @shayna2 - @robin2 - @sabrina

If you haven’t done so already, please jump in by creating a new topic in the Introductions Category . You might share a bit about who you are and your journey into practicing magick, or simply say hello to your fellow magick-lovers :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 an Activity Shout-Out.

Shout-outs from this past week go to:

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 simply to give others 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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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:

Mid-July blessings to you! Will you be working any moon magick? Making any plans for the upcoming Sabbat? :blush:

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:


@jan_TheGreenWitch Congratulations :confetti_ball::clap::sparkling_heart:
@BryWisteria Pandemonium day!!! Just looked that up. A day of chaos, recommend we just go with the flow. Oh my, Loki and I are going to have such fun on that day. :flushed::joy::sparkling_heart:


Congratulations :tada: @jan_TheGreenWitch! It’s so lovely to have you back. I’m so happy that you are able to contribute & enjoy the forum :confetti_ball:

I’m so excited for Essential Oils Day tomorrow but not entirely sure how I feel about Pandemonium Day by itself or that it’s on Friday :laughing:

This week is a bit less exciting than last week for me, which is entirely fine by me. Wednesday is my super busy day. I have an appointment in the morning, my daughter has sailing then an appointment in the late afternoon, & we are taking my son to his favorite restaurant for his birthday dinner out of town. Then my daughter has another appointment on Saturday morning.

I’m finding that Monday thru Friday is a bit easier for me to have some kind of a routine even if right now that consists of 2 things :laughing: The weekends though… they trip me up with everyone home & varying wake up times for everyone. (I’m always the first person up followed by my pibble) So I haven’t figured out how to do the things I would like effectively or sometimes at all. Not sure what is going on there because the weekends have been this way for… longer than I have been part of the forum :rofl:

Still working on talking to people outside of my home & immediate field of view :flushed: Another weird thing that has evolved in the last couple of months. Not entirely sure what that’s all about either right now, because I am feeling better. Just trying to figure out my days & getting them to flow smoothly. Really not sure :joy: I’ll get there… it’s kind of a feeling of… I want to make sure I am comfortable doing the things & since it’s so soon after chaos… my brain gets tired & overwhelmed easily trying to fit all the things in at once I suppose :thinking:

Enough rambling from me! Anywho… I hope everyone has a great week & also had a great weekend. I’m going to do a couple of things here then be back in a little bit! :hugs:


Congratulations @jan_TheGreenWitch :sparkles::partying_face:


@Susurrus Have a lovely birthday dinner with your son. Sounds like you have a busy week. Today I’m struggling to stay awake, got to bed at 2am, too old for that now. My daughter was away in London for the comic con, she had a great time and returned this morning :joy:. My week is pretty average. My son’s off college now, so he’s chilling (17 yr old) ,and my 15 yr old son has 2 more weeks of school. Then schools finally out for summer. That’s when my peaceful home is full of noise and life, I love it!. I’m off to cook now for everyone, then I’ll sit down with a coffee for me and a brandy for Loki and have a chat. He’ll be proud of me today, I drove to a part of the city I’ve not driven to before, in all the traffic (Bristol can be like New York in rush hour),and didn’t get stressed! :tada:(I’m like a rat, hate different routes), so his chaos strategy is working. :flushed::joy: Catch up soon. Maybe I’ll switch the coffee for a brandy too. :sparkling_heart:


Congratulations @jan_TheGreenWitch!


Happy Monday, everyone! :heart:

I have a fairly busy week this week. Two appointments on Wednesday, a video to record, a video to edit, and a course to finish for my website… :sweat_smile: I think that’s about it right now – or that’s just all I can remember right now!

I’m looking forward to International Rock Day - that’s pretty cool! I’ve got a few rocks that I could learn more about, and at least one that needs to go on an altar. Oh, and an altar space that needs to be cleaned… :joy:

Congratulations are definitely in order for @jan_TheGreenWitch :clap: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :revolving_hearts: :sparkles: You’ve been back for a week and you’re already up here in the shout-outs!

I’m honestly exactly the same way. During the week, it’s much easier to keep things on a schedule because it’s just me and my daughter. On the weekends, everyone is home and things get a bit crazy around the house. I try not to overload myself, but that doesn’t always work, especially lately when I’m trying to build my brand/business and work at the same time.

I think I’m going to do a course (like create one for my members or something) on how to build a daily or consistent practice. It’ll be good for me to also go through and refresh my memory on what I can do and how I can build a practice. I’ll just add that to my list of things to do :joy: Oh! And that just reminded me that I have the grand opening of Gemini Moon Rising this weekend, too!

Gemini Moon Rising is a store that I’m going to have product in and it’s supposed to be having a grand opening this weekend!

Okay, I think that’s enough rambling. It feels like it has already been a very, very long Monday :joy: and it isn’t even noon yet!


I like the course idea :sweat_smile:


haha thanks, @Shadeweaver :sweat_smile: It’s on my list, of course. Not sure when it’ll happen, but it’s there!


Let me know


Absolutely! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Thanks for the shout out and congrats from everyone — I have definitely missed the forum and everyone here - Love to you all :heart:


It’s great to have you back! Congratulations on your shout-outs :tada: @jan_TheGreenWitch

for sharing the most posts :writing_hand: and hearts :heart:

Happy Birthday :birthday: to your son, @Susurrus I hope you have a lot of fun! :people_hugging:

I am looking forward to International Essential Oils Day! I have been working with oils since 2012… this might be fun! :thinking:

I will have to do some research on International Rock Day but it sounds interesting!

As for Pandemonium Day it sounds like a good day to meditate and go to my Happy Place. :person_in_lotus_position:

Thanks so much for sharing these, @BryWisteria Thank you, also for your very kind and encouraging words about Mystic Magick! :people_hugging:

I’m with you!

:hushed: Me too, @tracyS! I could have used the exact same words… I got to bed at 2:20 am and this morning, I kept getting those irritating unknown number calls. The first one called before 8 am! What is wrong with people? It’s a good thing I was too tired to answer the phone! Who knows what I might have said!!! :rofl:

The grand opening of Gemini Moon Rising sounds exciting! Congratulations @MeganB

I agree with @Shadeweaver, I like the course idea too! Let us know when it’s available!

Wishing everyone a wonderful week!

With love :heart: always


Congratulations, @jan_TheGreenWitch! You are back and better than ever! Good for you!

Have a great birthday diner with your son, @Susurrus! It sounds as if you’ll be busy this week.

@tracyS I hope you got some rest. I know what it’s like being up at two am. Not fun.

@MeganB I hope your week goes smoothly. I like the course idea. That was the one thing I always struggled with back in the beginning. I’d be interested in learning even though I’ve got a routine. Never hurts to change things up.

Well, I survived my marathon day of doctor appointments and errands. Got shoved into an MRI like an overly large pot roast. Not fun. I was too tired to post when I got home last night so here I am this morning posting.

I won’t get my results until later in September, but I’m treating it as no news is good news. Hopefully, everything is alright. Knock on wood.

For the rest of the week, I’ll be resting. I’ve got a recertification for my apartment on Wednesday but that’s not a big thing. Hopefully, my rent won’t go up too badly.

But yeah, resting today. Hope y’all are having a good week!


Pandemonium Day sounds exactly like the kind of holiday Loki would enjoy :joy: :+1: Have fun! :heart:

It’s a very well-earned shout-out and we are so happy to have you back, Jan! Cheers to you! :hugs::heart:

All the thanks go to you, Marsha! :heart: It is so kind of you to share your talents- both your skills in energy work and also your beautiful writing- I am absolutely loving your energy reports! :raised_hands: :grinning: :two_hearts:


Update to the MMM :

This week’s group ritual is now live in the forum! For more details, you can visit the full post by clicking the picture and/or link below (a gentle reminder to please log in so that you can access content in A Sacred Space)

7-13-23 Crystal Grid Rock Day Ritual

(Group Ritual - July 13) :gem: Crystal Grid Tea Potion

Bring out your crystals! We’re honoring International Rock Day with a crystal grid ritual. Use the power of your favorite stones and a template to charge your beverage with intention. Blessed by your crystals, you’ll have yourself a lovely crystal potion!

“See” you then- cheers, Infinite Roots! :tea: :gem: :blush: :white_flower:


Keeping you in my prayers @Amethyst :purple_heart: Get the rest you need and I hope your week goes well! :people_hugging:

@BryWisteria I love :heart: the idea of a Crystal Grid for the group meditation! Thank you! :hugs:


Thanks love! They called today and said except for some normal shrinkage of the brain, everything is fine. No MS or Parkinson’s which is what I was worried about. So that’s good.


@Amethyst I agree, no news is good news with these things & I’m happy that it wasn’t MS or Parkinson’s & your mind can be a little more at ease concerning those.

It’s a belated birthday :birthday: dinner as it were, but it’s his favorite restaurant so it’s sure to be a lot of fun! :hugs:

I may not be in much tomorrow at all, I’m also babysitting 2 toddlers between 8 AM & 2:30 PM. I mean might as well just get it all out of the way in 1 day :laughing: