Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Jul 17 - 23) 🌑

Merry Meet!

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

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[ [ Moon Phase: New Moon :new_moon: ] ]


Monday, July 17

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:

This week we will be blessed by the presence of the New Moon. The exact time of the peak phase will vary according to your location.

While many witches see the New Moon as a time of rest and reflection, others choose to cast magick spells specific to this phase of the moon cycle.


You can learn more about the symbolism, traditions, and best-suited spellwork for this moon phase in the New Moon Rituals Guide :new_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 17 - 23 :telescope:

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S5 Group Tea Ritual 2023 Litha Version

Thursday, July 20

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 21

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

Saturday, July 22 at 11:00 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 second 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: Witch Stereotypes :thinking:

Spells8 CHALLENGE images

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 18 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:

@clarissa - @jennifer4 - @amaya - @feather - @sarah4 - @christie - @rachel - @Skylar_Short - @tina1 - @georgette1 - @deana - @braedyn - @theresa1 - @lorraine2 - @heather3 - @jennifer5 - @amy5 - @dzintars - @osrick - @michael2 - @shelby1 - @roxanne2 - @paulina - @shae - @robyn10 - @sally2 - @rhys - @susan1 - @candice - @lindsey1 - @jessica6 - @fawn1 - @daphne - @shayla - @aysia - @MysticMoon - @tal - @eclectichealer - @kristy1 - @tina5 - @katrina - @amber6 - @carmelle - @feodormag1 - @alisha - @morgan1 - @minal - @sam - @jennifer7 - @savannah - @rowena1 - @danielle1 - @jamie5 - @Aela_Rowynn - @Annettelee - @tammie - @PsykotiskHeks - @ashlee - @drew

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:

The days of July are passing by- are you almost ready for August’s Sabbat? :bread: How about any moon magick for the coming days? :magic_wand:

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! :new_moon: :sparkles:


Sounds like a great week ahead for the coven - congrats @Heav3n for sharing so much of your talent and feedback to all of us, I appreciate everyone’s input and perspectives and…thank you for my shout out @BryWisteria :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

I have a busy week at work, Tuesday I go to the cancer center for another treatment (only 3 left!!!), and then Wednesday I head to Palm Beach, FL to cat sit my grand kitty for my daughter as she goes on vacation. I saw one of my sons in Wisconsin last week and will see one of my daughters before and after she leaves for vacation this week/next week, so I am a happy mommy! (Ya, she doesn’t go anywhere without someone she trusts watching her cat) :).

Have a blessed week — Light and love, Witches!!! :dizzy: :heartpulse:


Congratulations to @jan_TheGreenWitch and @Heav3n :tada::tada::tada:. Have a lovely week everyone. I’m hoping for a sunny week this week , as last week, Thor just dropped a rain cloud over us, non stop. Still the plants loved it :joy:
@jan_TheGreenWitch I hope your treatment goes well.
I’m at my last week at the charity shop, and then start my new job next week as a care assistant for people with special needs/elderly. Looking forward to that.
Hopefully catch up in the week. May Apollo please shine on us here in Bristol. :pray::sunny:


Congratulations to the lovely and talented @Heav3n and @jan_TheGreenWitch for all that you contributed this past week. Great job!

@jan_TheGreenWitch I hope your remaining treatments go well and that you have a fun time with the grand kitty!

@tracyS Good luck with the new job! I hope it works well for you. And I hope you get dried out a bit!

As for me I have a quiet week planned, nothing big going on at all. I have an eye doctor’s appointment next week and get new frames! I’m excited about that. Other than that, nothing is going on with me.

Hope you all have a good week!


Happy Monday, Witches! :partying_face:

I’m ready to throw in the towel for the week already, and it’s only about 3 PM EST on a Monday :sweat_smile: from letters from the IRS to headaches and everything in between - I’m done. I guess @BryWisteria got it right with this week’s :telescope: Horoscope Reading for Scorpio and pulling a bunch of terrifying cards for one week. I am thankful that I got a heads up about it :sweat_smile:

Happy New Moon in Cancer, my friends! :new_moon:

Congratulations, you two! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :clap:

@jan_TheGreenWitch – You’ve got a busy week! I hope your treatment goes well and that you enjoy cat-sitting for your daughter :cat: How exciting that you’re seeing your kids!

@tracyS – I hope your last week goes well :heart: I know sometimes it isn’t any fun on the last week of work, but hooray :tada: for starting your new job!

@Amethyst – Sometimes, a quiet week is a good week! May your doctor’s office have the perfect glasses frames for you :eyeglasses: :heart:


Thanks, love! I don’t like the current frames I have so I’m looking forward to it!


:fleur_de_lis:Heaven - looks like you are a star​:sparkles::star:!! I bet you you are definitely a kind hearted person and it’s so good to meet you. My name is Jeannie! :purple_heart::hibiscus:Congratulations :confetti_ball:
:green_heart:Jan The Green Witch I just wanted to send you my love, because I know how many hearts you give and hugs :purple_heart::racehorse::horse::people_hugging: :green_heart::yellow_heart::two_hearts::bouquet:Messages you sent out to the cosmos, :milky_way:and you definitely are a :zap: of the divinity​:sparkles: and you definitely deserve the recognition of your loyalty to the coven!

:crystal_ball:May the dark Moon :new_moon_with_face: help us to know our shadow and embrace the darkness within!
My name is Jeannie!!!
I am inspired to make a beautiful offering to my dark mother Hecate! Hail Hecate!:old_key::rose: Also I will chant tonight and sing! :musical_score::notes:
On this dark moon I am making some witchery in the kitchen! :mushroom:A special brew for her and me! I want to make a invocation to honor her and a prayer :pray:t4:! I have so much to tell her and I see how the darkness can protect us too! My dad was no punk, To tell you a story my father was a guy that loved nature! He also knew how to box if he had too! He had fun and he tried to be apart of a church but he was not that way! He was an outcast, know I understand completely who he was now. He would like me to fight till the end. So that being said I will not ever give up! I will have a serious talk with Hecate tonight! She knows my pains!
I am a warrior Queen
I call to all Artimis, Persephone, and Salene! May the Goddess in you shine ever so bright!
I am your daughter,
Daughter of the elements!
I call to you!
I call to Hecate to the elements
North, to the Green world!
Thank you for your spirit and support
Thank you trees and plants!
I call to Mighty Hecate to the North
I call to the Lands :national_park:
I call to all the animals! :eagle:
I call to Mighty Queen of the Witches
Hail Hecate! :purple_heart:
I call out to the sky
Thank you for assisting me in the confusion and chaos
I command the air to be here with me tonight to lend me clarity and foresight!
Hail Hecate Mighty Queen of the Witches!
I call to South the flames :fire:
She lights her tourches. I am protected
I call to Fire :fire:The fire that burns in my soul! I light my candle! I am with you and love you!
I pray :pray:t4: you ignite my tourches tonight! your eternal tourches empower me to speak the truth! I lite my sacred smoke :dash: to aid me.
I call to Hecate Mighty Queen of all the Witches!
Hail Hecate!
I call to the element of water :sweat_drops:
I call out to the :ocean: sea! May the tidal waves of the storms be a warning to those who cross me!
May the water heal my wounds,
May this circle :o: of protection be never broken ir forsakened May all the coven members, be protected with a flame of your light to each corner! I
embrace the holy darkness tonight on your night!
Mighty Queen of The Witches!
May you lend me your passion
May you lend me your integrity
May you lend me strength
May you lend me your wisdom
May you lend me
your kindness
May you lend me freedom
May you lend me your keys :key:
May you lend me the keys to a Magical Life! May your spirit protect the living and the dead :skull: at the crossroads I leave this offering out of my own hands
May you always protect my family from the abyss!
I claim my key’s tonight!
Thank you so much
Blessed be!


That was beautiful :sparkles::sparkling_heart::waning_gibbous_moon::last_quarter_moon::waning_crescent_moon::new_moon::waxing_crescent_moon::first_quarter_moon: :earth_element: :air_element: :water_element: :fire_element:


@Jeannie1 Such a beautiful prayer. :sparkling_heart:


@MeganB @Amethyst Thankyou, am nervous and excited :sparkling_heart:


Congratulations @Heav3n and @jan_TheGreenWitch!

@Jeannie1 your prayer to Hecate is beautiful!

@tracyS congratulations on your new job as a caregiver! You are a very caring person, so I know you will be great at it.


Aww thankyou :sparkling_heart:


@Jeannie1 Thank you love, I am <> — I have loved this coven and it is sacred to me.

I truly admire your devotion to Hecate and have tried to connect with her and just haven’t made a good connection yet. This offering prayer / chant / song is truly powerful - I hope she will help you - Never effing give up my love. Keep going, keep fighting, keep living, keep loving! :two_hearts:


Lovely prayer, @Jeannie1!

Don’t be nervous, you got this!


Congratulations :tada: :confetti_ball: thank you for all of your contributions & love! :revolving_hearts: Way to go on a 2 week streak @jan_TheGreenWitch :hugs:

Congratulations :tada: on your caregiver job @tracyS! :clap: You got this! :revolving_hearts:

@Amethyst yay for a quiet week! I’m patiently waiting for 1 of those :laughing:

That was lovely & so nice to see you @Jeannie1 :people_hugging: I hope you had a wonderful New Moon :new_moon: As well as everyone else :blush:

@MeganB… seriously where’s my do-over… it’s like my Monday has just continued… almost like the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray :face_with_monocle:

@jan_TheGreenWitch have a wonderful time kitty :smiley_cat: sitting in FL. I’m really hoping to make it there soon, but I’m receiving A LOT of pushback & then rolling setbacks here at home :woman_facepalming: I’m so happy you’re getting to spend time with family & loved ones. & YAY for 3 left! :sparkles:

As for me, well… I’m still… not sure what to call it, but definitely behind the 8 ball :8ball: Seems to be my theme this year :thinking: The days are flying by & I’m kind of like… *“Wait… wasnt it just July 1st a couple days ago?” :woozy_face:

I do have an appointment this afternoon at 3 PM EST & then another Friday at… 10 AM EST? :face_with_monocle: I know it’s in the morning :sunrise_over_mountains:

Figuring out how to function & catch up with this week currently… so far its slow going :laughing:


@Susurrus Thankyou. Time is whizzing by, does anyone know a spell how to slow it down!:joy:Hope your appointments go ok. :sparkling_heart:


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)

7-20-23 Moonlight Success Productivity Ritual Waxing Moon Leo Virgo

(Group Ritual - July 20) :waxing_crescent_moon: Moonlight Success - Productivity Spell

Happy International Moon Day! As we look up to the skies to celebrate a beloved celestial being, the moon will be busy moving from the fiery and passionate sign of Leo into the grounded and organized sign of Virgo. As a waxing crescent moon growing brighter by the moment, this moon ritual can help you make your dreams a reality and be productive with your goals :ballot_box_with_check:

“See” you then, Infinite Roots- cheers! :waxing_crescent_moon: :scroll: :tea: :sparkles:


omg I was telling a friend of mine last night about how the weeks just kind of roll together :laughing: He had asked me how my weekend was – my response was weekend…? What’s that? :joy:

I can’t wait! :waxing_crescent_moon: :heart:


Congratulations :partying_face: Great job, we are so blessed to have you both here sharing your knowledge and love with us! :hugs: :heart:

Of course, it makes perfect sense to me! :thinking: After all, I have kitty children too! :cat2: Hope your treatments go well! :people_hugging: :pink_heart:

I’m so happy :hugs: for you, wishing you all the best! :heart:

Oh, that sounds wonderful! :heart: My week has been crazy so far… :hugs:

Me too! :persevere: It’s off to a busy start! Time is just flying!

That’s so beautiful, I love it! :old_key: :black_heart:

Exactly! :face_with_spiral_eyes: That’s how it feels to me too! Hope your appointments go well! :hugs:

I wish :stars: I did, I would certainly use it! :grin:

I am looking forward to International Moon Day! @BryWisteria :rofl: A ‘Productive Spell’ sounds like the perfect fit for the energy this week! :hugs:

Wishing everyone a Magickal :dizzy: week!