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!
Blessed Sabbat! Those in the Northern Hemisphere will be celebrating Litha . This Sabbat marks the summer solstice and the longest day of the year
Want to honor the occasion? Here are a few ideas and suggestions for how you might celebrate this witchy holiday:
- Litha Traditions: Ideas to Celebrate the Summer Solstice
- Litha Altars, Ritual Ideas, and Midsummer FAQ
- How to Celebrate Litha Alone: Ideas for a Pagan Summer Solstice
(In the Southern Hemisphere? Click here for Yule information!)
Friends in the Southern Hemisphere will be celebrating Yule . Yule is the winter solstice and marks the shortest day of the year
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, June 22
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, June 23
Have a question on your mind? Seeking some guidance for 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.
As we wait for this week’s reading session to begin, you can check out the previous Weekend Divination Post to get an idea of what to expect.
After this past weekend’s new moon, the moon will now begin to grow in the sky. Throughout the week she will appear to become larger and brighter with each passing night. This phase is known as the Waxing Crescent Moon
You can learn more about the symbolism, traditions, and best-suited spellwork for this moon phase in the Waxing Moon Magick Guide
The next major moon phase will be the First Quarter Moon next Monday, June 26th
Ready for More Moon Magick? You can find current moon information for your location as well as complementary spells and rituals to draw on its energy on the Spells8 Lunar Spell Page
Read Your Horoscope - Zodiac Horoscopes for the Week of Jun 19 - 25
A collection of curious (and perhaps conversation-starting!) events coming up this week that may or may not be witchy-related:
- Monday, June 19 - Day of All Heras, for the June Goddess Hera
- Wednesday, June 21 - Start of Cancer Season
- Saturday, June 24 - Midsummer Day and International Fairy Day
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, June 20 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 28th 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, June 23 - 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 Friday, June 30 .
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 Friday, June 30.
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 Friday, June 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.
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!
@chasity10 - @melissa65 - @elaina - @arienne - @lilly1 - @rachele1 - @crystal71 - @trina4 - @kaela1 - @iva1 - @tasha19 - @annie6 - @marcus2 - @maranda2 - @mj11 - @kelly40 - @ashley108 - @Arya_Lyn16 - @donna16 - @rachel11 - @maneesha - @LaraSotty - @AjnaTrezirea - @jessica151 - @christopher6 - @shonda - @ashley109 - @angela55 - @kayla52 - @dawn23 - @cider - @lunajade - @rose9 - @caleb4 - @katie30 - @shoshanna - @brittney10 - @jessica152 - @amber85 - @nikki16 - @lena3 - @nichole13 - @laila - @luisa2 - @teri2 - @jennifer3 - @dawn6 - @kimberly5 - @karen6 - @melinda1 - @candace2 - @keegan - @SADFACEEE - @amber - @alyssa1 - @sarah1 - @elisia
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:
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.