Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Jul 3 - 9) 🌕

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: Full Moon :full_moon: ] ]


Monday, July 3

This week, the skies will shine with the beauty of a Full Moon- the moon of July is called the Full Buck Moon :deer:. The exact time of peak illumination will depend on your location.

Explore a special moon ritual and learn more about this moon on the Spells8 Full Buck Moon Ritual Page . July’s full moon arrives when the antlers of the deer are fully developed and the world is warm and rich with wildlife. This moon is associated with fertility, Divine Masculine Energy, solar magick, and abundance :sun:


While each moon has its own unique qualities, every full moon is a celebrated time when the energy of the moon is at its most powerful. Now is a wonderful time to charge, cleanse, and absorb the potent energies of the moon.

For additional full moon inspiration, visit What to Do During the Full Moon :full_moon_with_face:

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 3 - 9 :telescope:

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S5 Group Tea Ritual 2023 Litha Version

Thursday, July 6

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 7

Have a question on your mind? Seeking some guidance for 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 the previous Weekend Divination Post to get an idea of what to expect.

[ [ 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:

Download the free 2023 Pagan Holiday Calendar :spiral_calendar: and sign up for the free Spells8 Email Newsletter :incoming_envelope: for more witchy news and magickal freebies!

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 Fashion :witch_hat:

Witch Fashion Style Clothes 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 4 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.

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:

@ashton - @brittany3 - @pamela - @robyn2 - @melissawithapen - @stephen4 - @kiwi - @clementine2 - @esmeralda - @amanda - @chasity2 - @corleen - @jon1 - @matic - @smrati - @shannon1 - @jeannie2 - @rev - @jasleen - @elizabeth - @johanna - @bryan - @alyssa2 - @Jessica_Zee - @michaela - @Funsize - @mccady - @mihalitsa - @mariana2 - @bettina - @mrs3 - @louise - @laeci - @maeter342 - @monday - @rebekah4 - @toni - @elizabeth1 - @rebecca1 - @heather - @katiaspania - @ashley - @amanda1 - @jessika5 - @akeybia - @annie - @kelly - @crystal3 - @toni1 - @serynity1 - @constance - @eugenia1 - @candy4 - @lynda2 - @linsey - @amy - @amy4 - @jonpierre - @marilyn3 - @kris - @alice4 - @vesper - @rikki - @chachanna - @kelly2 - @jennifer1 - @krystal1 - @tammy1 - @Pouncequick - @maranda3 - @katie - @tiffany - @jessica5 - @crystal4 - @lacey - @tamara1 - @delilah - @amanda2 - @victoria2 - @denisse - @sebastian - @rebecca2 - @carly2 - @heather1 - @deyanna

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:

  • @Ostara - for sharing the most posts :writing_hand: (on a three-week streak!)

  • @crystal59 - for giving out the most hearts :heart: (on a three-week streak!)

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:

:trophy: After a three-week streak of being featured in the weekly shout-outs, @Ostara and @crystal59 have received a special badge for their contributions to the forum- woohoo! :confetti_ball::two_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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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 June 2023 are:

  • @Marsha - for sharing heartfelt happy birthday messages on each birthday and for giving a warm welcome to every single new member in their introduction posts

  • @Amethyst - for going in to give a warm greeting to every single new member in their introduction posts

  • @TracyS - for wishing a warm welcome to 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 .

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:

Happy full moon of July! Will you be casting anything special for this moon? :magic_wand: What magickal plans do you have in store for the coming days? :woman_mage:

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! :full_moon: :sparkles:


Good morning! :sunrise: I’m pretty on time for this one :laughing:

Congratulations :tada: @Ostara & @crystal59 for the shout out & new badges! :confetti_ball: we appreciate all of your contributions to the coven! :infinite_roots:

Congratulations to @Amethyst, @marsha, & @tracyS for your badges & thank you for doing so much throughout the month for the coven! :infinite_roots: Very much appreciated! :blush:

I wish I could say it’s a quiet week here!

Today… everyone has the day off & tomorrow my husband & 1 of my son’s has the day off. Wednesday I have an appointment & it’s my son’s birthday.

Thursday my daughter has an appointment. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday this week my daughter also has sailing. This year she has been made a designated Skipper, so any boat :sailboat: she is on during sailing, she is the skipper. She also obtained her boating :motor_boat: license, so she’s having all kinds of ocean :ocean: fun! :hugs: I think that’s it though :thinking: :rofl:

At some point… probably later this week… I have to put my house back together from having everyone home :house_with_garden: So that will be fun too.

I hope everyone has a great week! :revolving_hearts:


Thanks for the shout-out, @BryWisteria! I appreciate it! And congratulations to @Ostara and @crystal59 for being Hearts of the Forum! And yay to my fellow honorees @marsha and @tracyS! We’re rocking the house!

@Susurrus your daughter is the skipper? That’s like the captain, right? Way to go!

Sounds as if you have a busy week, with lots of family home. Have fun with it!

I’m not doing a darned thing for the 4th. They’ll set off fireworks near here but I won’t be able to see them thanks to the trees. I’ll just be able to hear them. Whomp-whomp.

Getting ready for my marathon day out next week when I have two doctor appointments, an MRI, and two errands to run. That is not going to be a fun Monday. So I’m glad this week was easy.

Hope you all have a great week!


Congratulations to all our fabulous friends!

I am knee deep in creating an office space/reading room/only me space. It is going to be glorious (it has it’s own post), but it is requiring a lot of hard work! I’m so excited about it!

We are doing lots of cleaning out and decluttering of space, which is wonderful… but also time consuming. I’m happy it’s happening though.

Please send some warm love to my father in law. He lives with us and when we got home from all the funeral things for his brother in law, he was in a lot of pain. The nurse practitioner that he saw believes that she found a mass in his stomach. We are awaiting testing, but he is miserable and hurting. They gave him nothing for the pain and he is so stubborn that I have yet been able to get him to go to the ER. I’ll keep everyone posted. We are already on the EEE and appreciate all your thoughts and healing energies.

In other exciting news, a colleague that I haven’t heard from in ages called me this week to ask me if I might tutor one of her clients who she suspects is Dyslexic. Of course I said yes! She also asked if she could send me other clients who might like help (uh, yes please!). I am very interested in moving into a Dyslexia position and I’m hoping that maybe this will be a stepping stone into that!

On top of that, the state of Georgia just approved 3.5 million dollars to go towards Dyslexia screening for K-2 students A YEAR EARLIER than was required. This is something that I have been working for and advocating towards for several years now, including lobbying at the state capitol. It’s very exciting news!

I hope everyone has a marvelous week!!


Thanks for the congrats, love!

I’m sorry about your father-in-law, that’s awful. Hopefully, something will be done soon. In the meantime have fun with your room and your tutoring!


Thank you @Amethyst and @Susurrus!

Congratulations @crystal59, @Amethyst, @marsha and @tracyS!

I’m off this week because of an unexpected medical procedure on Thursday. Wednesday is prep day for the procedure and it will be awful, so I guess you can pretty well guess what the procedure is. Lol!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week full of magick!


Kind of the Captain, yes :joy:

As for the 4th… they canceled the parade here & had to call in assistance from state police for the fireworks :fireworks: (short staffing at the local pd is always fun in the summer for a tourism hot spot) We have 1 of the largest displays in the state & there are already a lot of vacationers & there will be more people coming just for the display tomorrow night. :flushed:

I’ll be home with my pupper. He isn’t fond of fireworks. Or thunder… he woke me up last night during a thunderstorm :cloud_with_lightning_and_rain:

Fur babies… He’s a blue nose pitbull that people just look at & will go a different way or not even come in the driveway… I’m like… oh yeah… big toughy… need a blankie & snuggles & lovings to make it through the downpours & thunder. :rofl:

Sending lots of love & healing @AileyGrey that is tough. :people_hugging:

@Ostara sending healing & love to you also. I hope everything goes well & recovery isn’t too bad. :revolving_hearts:


Thank you @Susurrus,


Thank you Ailey! Sending love to your father in law.


Oh wow, thankyou @BryWisteria , that’s very kind of you. Congratulations to @marsha and @Amethyst . Well done to @Ostara and @crystal59 . We have a lovely coven here. :sparkling_heart:
@Susurrus Sounds like you have a very busy week. That’s fabulous for your daughter.
@Amethyst Of course it American Independence Day July 4th, is that right? Well happy celebrations to everyone. Hope your appointments go well.
@AileyGrey Glad you’re enjoying your space. Sending love and healing to your family :hugs: Well done helping Dyslexia. What is K2, a school year? I admire and thank all tutors that help special needs, my son’s autistic (he’s 17now), but the teachers that helped throughout his school years were blessings from the gods for sure. It makes such a difference to a person.:sparkling_heart:Well done you.
@Ostara Sending positive vibes for your medical procedure. Hope all goes to plan
Well done to everyone, it’s what we all do together that makes this coven so special.
Blessed be :sparkling_heart:


Congratulations, you two! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: And a bonus round of applause for you both for getting the special badge! You two are awesome! :clap:

Hooray for making the community an amazing place! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Thank you all for everything that you do!

It sounds like everyone has a busy week ahead of them, especially with the holiday tomorrow here in the US. I hope everyone stays safe, no matter what you’re doing!


I hope everyone has a great start to their week! I know im happy because I get a 3 day weekend starting today woo! :us:


@Ostara :writing_hand: and @crystal59 :heart:
Congratulations :partying_face: on receiving the Heart of the Forum badge. You are both awesome! We are all blessed by both of you! Thank you so much for your contributions! :hugs:

@Amethyst :vulcan_salute: and @TracyS :heart_hands:
Thank you :pray: both for giving each new member a warm greeting and making them feel welcome! :people_hugging: You are both a such blessing to us and to each new member! :heart:

Thank you :pray: for my new CCC Badge! I enjoy looking for unique images for my Birthday - Astrology greetings! As an introvert, receiving warm and welcoming messages meant so much to me. So, I enjoy responding to the introduction posts! Thanks again! :hugs:

My sincere gratitude :heart: for the congratulatory messages from @Susurrus & @Amethyst & @Ostara & @tracyS @MeganB

Hoping all goes well for you on Thursday, keeping you in the Light :candle:

Keeping your father-in-law in my prayers :pray: I hope he’s feeling better soon! :heart:

@Susurrus & @Amethyst
I’m not doing a darned thing either! Well, except for staying home with my kitty :cat2: children. They get so scared :fearful: with all the noise from the fireworks!

Enjoy your weekend hon! :heart_eyes:

This morning at 2:00 am, I’m laying in bed wide awake, I could not sleep! So I pick up my phone, and what do I see? An informational message telling me about recent Solar Flares! :roll_eyes: And it’s also the full moon! Is anyone else sensitive to these energies? I’ve got so much to do today… functioning on extra coffee! :smiling_face: :coffee:

With love always, and wishing everyone a wonderful week filled with love and joy! :pink_heart:


Thank you @MeganB and @marsha! Whatever energy is going around is making me feel drained. :yawning_face: :yawning_face:


Solar flares. Is that just where you are? I’ve not had this warning, still I’m tired, been this way for a few days now. Drinking loads of water, but still feel jetlagged if that makes sense. Hey ho. Hopefully will pick up for everyone soon. :sparkling_heart:


I feel the same way. It’s only 3:45 in the afternoon and I’m ready to go to sleep.


Thank you, @Ostara! And good luck this week with your prep and procedure. I hope it goes okay for you.

I’d stay home too! Not because fireworks scare me but because crowds do! I hope your fur baby doesn’t get too scared.

Yep, and most people celebrate it by drinking beer and explosions. LOL! Doesn’t that sound like a great duo?

And thanks for the congratulations, love! It means a lot!

Thanks, love! I appreciate the appreciation!

Happy weekend, Missa! That sounds great!

You’re welcome! And thank you for making everyone’s birthday a special one!

Aww, poor kitties. I hope they don’t get too stressed.

I woke up at midnight and came into the living room and slept in my chair some last night. I don’t know if it was the energy or the heat in my bedroom. But it was something.


Thank you so much @BryWisteria for the new badge.:cherry_blossom:
And thank you @Susurrus , @Amethyst , @Ostara , @tracyS , @MeganB , and @marsha I hope you all have a good 4th of July tomorrow! :sparkling_heart::heartpulse::sparkles::butterfly:


@tracyS, k2 stands for kindergarten through second grade… so kinder, first, and second grades. Thanks for asking! Sometimes that school vocabulary comes out without me thinking about eve V audience!