Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (July 24 - 30) 🌓

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: First Quarter Moon :first_quarter_moon: ] ]


Tuesday, July 25

This week we will be blessed by the light of the First Quarter Moon. Note that the exact moment of peak illumination will depend on your location :telescope:

As explored in the Spells8 Moon Magick Guide to First Quarter Moon Magick , this moon phase is an excellent time to take action regarding your deepest wishes and to address your biggest blockages. It is a great time for growth and self-healing :hugs:


This moon phase is part of the Waxing Cycle :arrow_double_up: For more information including history, meanings, and a collection of spells and rituals that work in harmony with this moon phase, check out the Waxing Moon Spell Page :first_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:

Calling Astrology-lovers! - Read your Horoscope for the Week of Jul 24 - 30 :telescope:

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S6 Group Tea Ritual 2023 Lammas Version

Thursday, July 27

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 28

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

Sunday, July 30 at 2:00 PM 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.

[ [ Witchy Holiday Heads Up :eyes:] ]

Sabbats - MMM

Tuesday, August 1

Heads up, witches! Not this week but next, get ready for a Sabbat and pagan holiday celebration. Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere will enjoy the Sabbat Lughnasadh/Lammas :bread:


At the same time, friends in the Southern Hemisphere will enjoy the Sabbat Imbolc :candle:


Keep an eye out for celebration suggestions and more holiday info in next week’s Merry Meet Monday post! You can also stop by the August Sabbat 2023 :tada: Discussion to pick up some great magickal ideas or share your personal celebrations with the forum family :infinite_roots: :sparkles:

To learn more about the main pagan holidays and 8 Sabbats of the year, feel free to visit the Spells8 Wheel of the Year Page :wheel:

[ [ 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: Sacred Books :notebook_with_decorative_cover:

Sacred Books Shadows Mirrors Grimoire Spells8

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 25 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: ] ]

Spells8 Book Club

The 29th Session of Blook Club has come to an end- thank you to everyone who participated! :blush: If you haven’t done so already, please feel free to share and swap your book reviews in the new discussion thread:

The next reading session of Book Club will begin this Friday, July 28 - so pick out a fun witchy book to read and let your coven know what you’ll be reading at that time!

More information about the book club and how to join can be found in Book Club F.A.Q and Introduction .

Happy Reading! :books:

[ [ 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:

@renee1 - @claudia1 - @janelle3 - @primrose - @niki4 - @cindy1 - @nichole2 - @petra - @destinee - @samantha1 - @riona - @tabatha6 - @paul - @loretta - @cathy - @alex - @cynthia - @elisa - @kayla1 - @christie1 - @allyson6 - @shannon2 - @kaila - @jamie7 - @mystery - @april - @trinity - @denise - @jessica7 - @glamgorgeous - @april1 - @nichelle - @danielle2 - @antwan1 - @kattie - @andrea - @jourdan - @sara3 - @valerie1 - @jaime1 - @Cheeky - @tiffany1 - @anastasia1 - @crystal6 - @cindy2 - @amanda3 - @una1 - @dawn - @jeremy - @searlait - @kendra - @catherine - @erika1 - @chanel - @andrew - @samantha2

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:

  • @Nixi - 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:

Are you ready for next week’s Sabbat? :ear_of_rice: Will you be working any moon magick in the coming days? :wand_tarot:

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! :first_quarter_moon: :sparkles:


Congratulations @Nixi Well done. You super deserve this. Hope all is ok.
This week I start my new job, already Loki has got involved in, when my radio kept switching channels, lol, and he kept turning my music off and putting traffic news on. He warned me of traffic issues, so if my data goes down and my Google maps fail, I know he can sort it. (Or maybe he just hates my taste in music :rofl:). Raining again here. My poor apples trees are drowning and dropping their apples early so both me and my local wasp tribe aren’t happy :frowning: but c’est la vie. So how’s all you? And what do you have planned for the week. Sending love and light lovelies :sparkling_heart:


Wishing you all the best as you start your new job, Tracy- sounds like Loki is helping you get off to a good start! May He continue to lend a helping hand as you get into your new routine :grinning: :two_hearts:

Here’s to hoping the rain lets up there too- I hope your apples can hang in there! :apple: :pray:


Congratulations @Nixi thank you for spreading so much love :heartpulse:


Big hugs :people_hugging: and Congratulations :partying_face: @Nixi


Thank you. And here I was upset with myself for not being here or doing enough this past week.

@tracyS Loki is certainly is in it. Again no idea where it’s coming from but something is tickling my memory. Something about his involvement and your status with him and Fun before work. Like sometimes a flood of Fun Crazy is readying you for plain craziness

My week is going to be plain Crazy Crazy. The carpet install was rescheduled from last Wednesday to tomorrow. We got a call this morning that the installers’ van broke down so now we’re scheduled for this Wednesday at 9AM. That is just about the craziest time of day in the house. Three words Four Year Old.

Not to mention the 3 cats to wrangle. The two girls can go into the bathroom but the little one, like she weighs 4 pounds little, thinks she’s in charge and in Magic’s mind HE is in charge of everyone and everything so he can’t be closed in with them. He’ll have to go in a carrier for the day :crying_cat_face:

My husband hasn’t told my mother-in-law yet. Last week she called about an hour after the install was set to start asking how soon we would be there to pick up the baby. She’s going to be livid.

A few scattered appointments round out the fun.

Have a good week y’all


@Nixi Wow, busy busy for you. Hoping it goes to plan this time. Make time for coffee/tea in between the chaos. Blessed be lovely :sparkling_heart:


Congratulations to @Nixi! Thank you for all you do!

Good luck with the new job, @tracyS! Sorry about the apples.

Oh my, @Nixi! It sounds like your carpet installation is getting crazier and crazier. Good luck with it. Sending you good vibes.

I went to the eye doctor today and got new glasses. That was fun. Not. I hate the eye puff thing. But needs must and I got home okay, it wasn’t a marathon day this time, thank goodness. I just came home and collapsed, ate my lunch, and took a nap. LOL!

Other than that, I’ve not got much going on this week. I found a really nice prayer I was going to use for the Sabbat until I realized it was for Mabon. So I’m back to the drawing board for what I’m going to do next week. We’ll see.

I hope you all are having a good week!


Congratulations :tada: thank you for all of your contributions to the forum & our members :hugs: I hope your week doesn’t get too crazy, you definitely have a lot going on… so take time for yourself too! Especially on Wednesday! :revolving_hearts:

@tracyS hope you continue to do well & Loki helps you out on your new job this week! :revolving_hearts:

@Amethyst… I’m not a fan of the puff either… or the dilating… but… same, needs to be done each time I go to be seen. I also am not sure what it is I’m going to do next week…

I now watch the 2 toddlers when both parents are working. So mainly the mom… she tends to have days off during the week but not in a set schedule way. The longest I would be watching them is 8 AM to 2:30 PM EST… so it’s not bad. I enjoy having them & they are dropped off after the busy morning of people leaving & are picked up before those that left come home for the day. They are good kids & we have fun :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: That being said, I will more often than not be in later in the day. (After the babes leave) Some things will shift but a little change isn’t a bad thing either :blush:

I do have my weekly appointment Wednesday AM & I believe that’s it as far as I know :crossed_fingers:


@Nixi Sounds like a busy time indeed! Good luck with the carpet installation and everything else going on- I’ve got my fingers crossed that it all goes well for you and everybody there! :heart:

@Amethyst I have nightmares about the eye puff thing- it’s the worst! :scream: Good for you for getting it done and over with- I’m glad it all went well! And no chant? No problem! You’re a master when it comes to writing beautiful chants, Amethyst- how about crafting a Lammas chant of your own? You write so wonderfully! :writing_hand: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

@Susurrus Wishing you all the best with the babysitting and the appointment- good luck and hope it all goes well for you! :heartpulse:


I jumped but they got it. Thank goodness.

Good luck watching two little ones!

I’m going to write something, I’ve just got to sit down and do it. LOL! But thank you for such kind compliments!


The compliments are well-deserved, Amethyst- the chants and prayers you share are always masterpieces :hearts: :scroll::sparkles:

Good luck and may you blessed by an abundance of creativity while you’re writing- have fun! :hugs:


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)

Nature Ritual for World Nature Conservation Day

(Group Ritual - July 27) :national_park: Power of Nature Ritual

This week, we’re growing some love for a very important part of all of our lives- this week is World Nature Conservation Day, a chance to appreciate the Earth, connect with the energy of the natural world, and spread awareness for all that She does for us :earth_americas: :hugs:

Come join your Coven for a ritual that connects us with the Earth and the immense power of the natural world :green_heart: :blue_heart: :tea:

Until Thursday, cheers Infinite Roots! :earth_americas: :seedling: :sparkles:


Happy Tuesday! :heart: I’m a bit late to this post - I took yesterday as a day just for myself, so I spent a lot of time out of the forum and playing a new video game :joy:

I hope everyone has had a great start to the week!

Congratulations, Nixi! :clap: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

How exciting! :clap: I hope it’s going well so far!

Oh yikes, that sounds really rough! I’m sorry :heart: I hope it isn’t too crazy for you, or if it is, I hope you at least get breaks!

Literally the worst - I hate it, too!

Babies! I mean, not actually babies, but still - kids are so funny and cute! I hope you have fun with them :heart:


@Amethyst Thankyou. Eye puffs are awful, but new glasses are great. I love new glasses. Maybe you could rewrite the prayer to fit the Sabbat. I’m sure it’ll be lovely.Just a thought. :sparkling_heart:
@Susurrus Thankyou. Lokis loving being involved :rofl: happy toddler sitting, kids are great, must be busy busy though. :sparkling_heart:
@MeganB Thankyou. So far so good. Fun fun video game. Enjoy :sparkling_heart:


Aww, thank you! You’re making me blush! :blush:

I’m just gonna start from scratch this weekend and see what I come up with. I work best under pressure. LOL!


Since I only have them normally 8 AM - 2 PM… it’s a pretty quick day & they both nap then wake up in time to be picked up. They are pretty funny though & good little ones. We have fun :joy:

@Amethyst I always jump too :laughing:

Also, the last couple of days a certain someone has been trying to get my attention. So tomorrow I need to make time to see what is happening with that :thinking:


It’s carpet day :face_with_peeking_eye: A few speed bumps but so far so good.

The color looks almost nothing like the pictures my husband showed me and honestly I hate it. It’s new mid quality with top quality padding and I can let little one walk around without shoes without his get getting dirty. Definitely better than the 30+ year old stuff they just ripped up


The carpet is in!