Welcome to your weekly update about what’s happening in both the forum and the witchy world at large
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Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out on these upcoming events and occasions!
This week, the skies will shine with the beauty of a Full Moon- the moon of August is traditionally called the Full Sturgeon Moon . 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
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
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
Ready for More Moon Magick? You can find complementary spells and rituals for tonight’s moon on the Spells8 Lunar Spell Page
Calling Astrology-lovers! - Read your Horoscope for the Week of Jul 31 - Aug 6
Blessed Sabbat! This week, those in the Northern Hemisphere will be celebrating Lammas/Lughnasadh . This Sabbat marks the midpoint between the summer solstice and autumn equinox
Want to honor the occasion? Here are a few ideas and suggestions for how you might celebrate this witchy holiday:
- What is Lughnasadh and How to Celebrate
- How to Celebrate Lughnasadh Alone (The First Harvest Sabbat)
- Bread Spell for Lammas/Lughnasadh
(In the Southern Hemisphere? Click here for Imbolc ideas!)
Friends in the Southern Hemisphere will welcome Imbolc this week. Imbolc marks the midway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox
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:
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
[ [ Group Ritual ] ]
→ Thursday, August 3
Join in for a shared group ritual meditation and coven chat- this activity is open to all active coven members 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 ] ]
→ Friday, August 4
Have a question on your mind? Seeking some guidance on how to best approach a problem? This is your chance to find some answers, as the talented @MeganB is kindly offering free readings via tarot and oracle cards!
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.
A collection of curious (and perhaps conversation-starting!) events coming up this week that may or may not be witchy-related:
- Tuesday, August 1 - Homemade Pie Day
- Saturday, August 5 - Start of the Celtic Tree Month of Hazel
- Sunday, August 6 - Psychic Day
You can also get the free Spells8 Email Newsletter for even more witchy updates (plus magickal freebies!) delivered right to your email inbox
These activities are open to enjoy whenever you’d like- feel free to participate anytime before their deadlines!
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
Are you ready? Join the current challenge here:
(A brand new challenge will launch on Wednesday in the public Activities Category )
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: Spells8 Book Club XXIX - Readers’ Reviews
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:
- Energy Exchange Circle August 2023 - launching tomorrow, August 1st!
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!
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:
- August 2023 Let’s Celebrate Birthdays! - launching tomorrow, August 1st!
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.
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
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.
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! 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.
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!
Merry meet to the new members who have joined the Spells8 Forum over the past week!
Welcome to the Forum and the Infinite Roots Coven!
@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
Wishing you a very warm welcome to the forum!
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
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!
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 !
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And Thank YOU!
We’d also like to say a very big thank you to all members of Spells8
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!
Sabbat and Full Moon blessings! Are you ready for the holiday and will you be working any full moon magick?
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.