Welcome to your weekly update about what’s happening in both the forum and the witchy world at large
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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
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
This moon phase is part of the Waxing Cycle 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
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 24 - 30
[ [ Group Ritual ] ]
→ Thursday, July 27
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, July 28
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.
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 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.
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
At the same time, friends in the Southern Hemisphere will enjoy the Sabbat Imbolc
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 Discussion to pick up some great magickal ideas or share your personal celebrations with the forum family
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
A collection of curious (and perhaps conversation-starting!) events coming up this week that may or may not be witchy-related:
- Monday, July 24 - International Self-Care Day
- Friday, July 28 - World Nature Conservation Day
- Sunday, July 30 - UN International Day of Friendship
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, 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
Are you ready? Join the current challenge here:
(A brand new challenge will launch on Wednesday in the public Activities Category)
The 29th Session of Blook Club has come to an end- thank you to everyone who participated! 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 .
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!
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.
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!
@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
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:
- @Nixi - 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!
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.