Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Jul 31 - Aug 6) 🌾

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: ] ]

Tuesday, August 1

This week, the skies will shine with the beauty of a Full Moon- the moon of August is traditionally called the Full Sturgeon Moon :fish:. 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 Sturgeon Moon Ritual Page . This moon is named after the large prehistoric-looking fish that are in abundance at this time of year- this moon marks the arrival of Lammas and the harvest season :ear_of_rice:

Note that this is the first of two full moons this month- the second full moon of August will arrive on August 31st, and will be a Blue Super Moon :large_blue_circle:


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:

Calling Astrology-lovers! - Read your Horoscope for the Week of Jul 31 - Aug 6 :telescope:

[ [ Witchy Holiday: Sabbat :wheel_of_dharma: ] ]

Other Events & Sabbats - MMM

Tuesday, August 1

Blessed Sabbat! This week, those in the Northern Hemisphere will be celebrating Lammas/Lughnasadh :ear_of_rice:. This Sabbat marks the midpoint between the summer solstice and autumn equinox :sun:


Want to honor the occasion? Here are a few ideas and suggestions for how you might celebrate this witchy holiday:

(In the Southern Hemisphere? Click here for Imbolc ideas!)

Friends in the Southern Hemisphere will welcome Imbolc :candle: this week. Imbolc marks the midway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox :sun:


Here are a few suggestions for how you might celebrate this holiday:

Click on the pictures and links above for more information and ways to celebrate!

Want to share the Sabbat fun with your coven? Come join us over in A Sacred Space to share decorations, crafting, cooking, altar pictures and more in:

August Sabbat 2023 Coven Celebrations

Lammas/Imbolc Sabbat 2023 :sun: Coven Celebrations

Witchy Holiday Guide : Want to know more about the eight witchiest holidays? Visit the Wheel of the Year to learn about these keystone seasonal celebrations :wheel_of_dharma:

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S6 Group Tea Ritual 2023 Lammas Version

Thursday, August 3

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, August 4

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.

[ [ 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 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: Visualizations :eye:

Visualization Mind Power 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, August 1 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, August 25 .

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 XXIX - 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 Thursday, August 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 Thursday, August 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:

@cheyanna - @mary4 - @eliza4 - @kimberly7 - @Doddsie1 - @brett - @marissa1 - @robyn11 - @kristen4 - @patricia - @tanya - @melary - @sunraven - @nicole2 - @gennie - @carol3 - @gjenet - @amy6 - @danielle5 - @adria - @lin - @wendy - @carrie11 - @montana1 - @brittany6 - @amanda4 - @jessy1 - @jeordan - @melissa1 - @melissa3 - @misty1 - @kathryn - @brittany7 - @lucia - @sarah6 - @genesis - @amanda7 - @nichole14 - @danyel - @itsfanybaby - @richelle1 - @dawn7 - @leanna - @tweety - @chrystal1 - @teresa - @heirika - @sharla - @paula - @hailey - @NatureWalk - @ashley1 - @ashley2 - @christina2 - @yuri - @debra1 - @etta - @cameron - @aaron3 - @Jade_M_Staller - @jennifer9 - @sara6 - @alexxis - @Juniperluna - @elizabeth9 - @jazmyne - @katy8 - @carrie12 - @raven - @cassandra1 - @faith1 - @angela2 - @heather4 - @lauren - @sara7 - @amanda8 - @jeannie6

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:

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

Sabbat and Full Moon blessings! :tada: Are you ready for the holiday and will you be working any full moon magick? :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! :ear_of_rice: :sparkles:


Aww thankyou. :sparkling_heart:


Congratulations @tracyS! You’re such a great person, thanks for being part of the community!

I just got back from the doctor and my infections are doing better, thank goodness. I’m getting home health again though, to take care of the ulcers that opened up when I had the infection. I’m glad cause it’s in a place where I can’t see it.

Other than that, I’m doing well. It’s not as hot today, thank goodness, and payday is Wednesday so all is well. My only plan for the rest of the day is to fix my essential oil diffuser. It’s not wanting to do anything. I’m gonna pout if It doesn’t work because it’s new.

Hope you are all doing well, and that you have a Blessed Sabbat and a wonderful Full Moon!


Happy Monday everyone! :blush: this is going to be a busy week for me with work.


Congratulations @tracyS!! :partying_face: your the heart of the forum :heart:


Thankyou @crystal59 you’re so sweet :sparkling_heart: @Amethyst . Glad your infections are doing better @Amethyst hope the home health is good ( is that what we call a community nurse?). :sparkling_heart:
@Missa Hope your week is good at work :sparkling_heart:
Today I’m starting to really enjoy my job, took a young autistic lad out and we played pool (he won), had a lovely chat and took him home. Met the family who are adorable. Considering Loki is the God of Outcasts I think he was pleased, though why these people are outcasts I don’t know, cuz they’re so lovely. Tomorrow I meet a new client, see what I can do there. Came from a banking background, but I’m so glad I switched career, care work is really rewarding. So week 2, and Loki behaved, only messed with my radio once and it was useful information :joy:. Hope everyone has a lovely week. Blessed be :sparkling_heart:


Congratulations @tracyS :partying_face:
Thank you for sharing so much love :heart: wisdom :writing_hand: with us! I am so glad you enjoy your new job, it is such a blessing that you are helping outcasts! And best of all, I’m learning so much about Loki from you! :hugs:

I am so glad your infections are getting better! :hugs: I do hope you get your essential oil diffuser working! I use mine every day and see it as a necessity!

I so hate a boring job, busy is better! I hope you have a good week! :hugs:

Wishing everyone a Blessed :sparkles: Sabbat! :ear_of_rice:


You’ll make it, I have faith in you, @Missa!

I’m not sure, it’s an agency that sends a nurse around a few times a week to check on your wounds and make sure they are healing. Stuff like that. Thanks for the good vibes!

Sounds like you’re off like a rocket at the new job! That’s great! I’m proud of you! You do good work.

Thanks, @marsha! I’m glad they’re clearing up too! I got my diffuser working, thank goodness. Don’t know why it didn’t want to puff. But it’s going good now!

You have a Blessed Sabbat too!


I missed being here and chatting with you all. Great to start here catching up and joining in on weekly challenge. Exciting and looking forward to some full moon magic. :purple_heart: :dizzy:


Happy Full Moon and Blessed Sabbat, everyone! :tada: :full_moon_with_face: :ear_of_rice: :candle: :sparkles:

May it be a wonderful day for you :heart:


Hope everyone has a great Sabbat and Full Moon!


Happy sabbat and full moon. :partying_face::sparkling_heart::new_moon_with_face:


Happy full moon, friends! Happy Sabbat! Blessed Be! I am so emotional today! I have been going through it! I am resigning from a job and a company that does not serve my greater good to pursue my goals and my dreams.

I just got back from spending a week in my most favorite place in the world with my daughter and my dog. It’s time to stop worrying about the past and fearing the future. I am teaching myself to enjoy the present, to honor every minute, second. To lay myself open to the gifts inside me and just learn, heal. LOVE me and those so very close to me and just let GO of the bad. I have a feeling that August 2023 is going to be the very best month!!!

I am sending all of you, my sisters and brothers, all over the world, beautiful light and immense love!!! May Mother Earth and Father SKY envelope you in all the blessings you deserve!!


@Amethyst I’m so happy your infections are healing- next up will be those ulcers, may they improve asap too! :pray::heart: :blush: I’ve got my fingers crossed your essential oil diffuser will start behaving too- c’mon, diffuser! :raised_hands:

@Missa Good luck with everything this week, Missa- you’ve got it! :partying_face:

@TracyS That is so sweet- I’m glad your job well! It does sound like it is very heartfelt and rewarding work. Wishing you all the best with the new client- hope it goes great! :blush:

@MsQ Welcome home, MsQ- hope you’ve been doing well! Wishing you a happy and blessed full moon- enjoy your casting! :magic_wand: :full_moon_with_face:

@stephanieanne76 Congrats! Resigning is often such a stressful process, but it sounds like this is a big step in a positive direction for you- good for you for taking back your control and following your dreams! :star2::blush: Lots of love, light, and positive wishes to you too- have a Blessed Sabbat! :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)

8-3-23 Gratitude Thanks Harvest Ritual

(Group Ritual - Aug 3) :pray: Gratitude Ritual

Open your heart and express your thanks for the blessings in your life with this simple tea and candle ritual. By sharing gratitude, one can increase their sense of appreciation and happiness :blush:

Feel free to dedicate this ritual to a specific entity (be it person or deity) or to the Universe as a whole.

“See” you then, Infinite Roots- cheers! :pray: :coffee: :heart:


I wish you all the best in your new endeavours. So brave of you. :sparkling_heart:


I always enjoyed firing :fire: my boss. It was always healing and rejuvenating. Good luck and I’m glad you spent time with your Loved ones


And the same to all. A wonderful time of year… now that the heat has let up a bit. :heart:


@stephanieanne76 May this resigning be the start of beautiful new things for you!

I fixed it! Thanks, love for rooting for me!