Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Jun 19 - 25) 🌻

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!

[ [ Witchy Holiday: Sabbat :wheel_of_dharma: ] ]

Other Events & Sabbats - MMM

Wednesday, June 21

Blessed Sabbat! Those in the Northern Hemisphere will be celebrating Litha :sunflower:. This Sabbat marks the summer solstice and the longest day of the year :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 Yule information!)

Friends in the Southern Hemisphere will be celebrating Yule :evergreen_tree:. Yule is the winter solstice and marks the shortest day of the year :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:

Solstice 2023 Yule Litha June Coven Celebrations

Litha/Yule Solstice 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: ] ]

S5 Group Tea Ritual 2023 Litha Version

Thursday, June 22

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, June 23

Have a question on your mind? Seeking some guidance for 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.

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.

[ [ Moon Phase: Waxing Moon :waxing_crescent_moon: ] ]


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 :crescent_moon:


You can learn more about the symbolism, traditions, and best-suited spellwork for this moon phase in the Waxing Moon Magick Guide :waxing_crescent_moon:

The next major moon phase will be the First Quarter Moon next Monday, June 26th :first_quarter_moon:

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 :astrology_moon:

Read Your Horoscope - Zodiac Horoscopes for the Week of Jun 19 - 25 :telescope:

[ [ 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:

Download the free 2023 Pagan Holiday Calendar :spiral_calendar: and sign up for the free Spells8 Email Newsletter :incoming_envelope: for more witchy news and magickal freebies!

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: Knot Magick :thread:

Knot Magick Spells8 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, 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 :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 28th 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, 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 .

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 Friday, June 30 .

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 Friday, June 30.

[ [ 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 Friday, June 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.

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:

@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 :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:

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:

Have a healthy, happy, and blessed Sabbat- enjoy the time of the solstice! :sun:

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! :sunflower::sparkles:


Wow, I’m shocked. I guess I’m really excited about Litha. Lol!

Congratulations @crystal59. Thank you for giving so much love to us!


Congratulations to @Ostara and @crystal59 . You are amazing and make this forum a great place. Well done :sparkling_heart:


Thank you tracy!


Thank you so much @tracyS and @Ostara your kind words mean a lot to me. :pink_heart: :infinite_roots:


Congratulations @Ostara and @crystal59! Thank you for supporting the forum!

I actually figured out what I’m doing for the solstice so that’s nice. I don’t have anywhere to go this week and my new medicine for my knee seems to be helping. And after some good advice from @MeganB last Friday I pushed through and wrote two chapters on my story so things are going great for me this week.

I hope all of you are in as good a mood as I am today this Monday! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Congratulations, you two! :hearts: :tada: :partying_face:

@Amethyst – Aww, I was happy to help! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: I’m glad you were able to get your chapters written - that’s great!

I don’t think I have too much going on this week, thank the Gods. I had such a busy day yesterday that I just want to not do anything for a few days :joy:


Thank you @MeganB and @Amethyst!


Congratulations :tada: Ostara & crystal59 thank you for your kindness and love crystal 59
Well thinking about Litha brings so much joy :blush: during my morning :sunrise: walks!Cant wait to make a litha crown :crown: so There is so much to be grateful for! I am enjoying the warmth of the sun on my back. It feels so warming.! Enjoying the warmth of It feels so warming.


Congratulations @Ostara and @crystal59.


Thank you. The flowers are beautiful! I can’t wait to see your crown. My Litha celebration is ending today. Work tomorrow. Ugghh.


Thank you Heav3n!


Congratulations to @Ostara for all your posts and @crystal59 for all the love you’ve given.

Hi Everyone it is so nice to be able to share with you all and welcome all the new people that I have not met yet I miss you all so much and I know all the ones that know me, I know I’ve been not on as much as I would love to be and my health has been much better, but now my husband in May was found to have a mass on his right lung and it is cancer. We’ve been going through all the steps of tests, CT scans, PET scans, and a Bronchoscopy and got three good samples. This confirmed it is cancer. We had last week off and did a lot of resting and I looking after Bob, he is only breathing on one lung now. His cancer is not operable and now has been referred to the Cancer Clinic up the valley in Kelowna. This will be a two-hour drive from us and we are not sure what plan of treatment they will suggest Bob to go on. The Specialist that we had seen figured Bob will need both Radiation and Chemotherapy. Bob is very weak and lost so much weight that he gets out of breath so fast.

Just thought I should update all of you on why I’ve been so lacking in events and messages. I am so happy to still be a member of this Coven and the support that has been given in this past year. I have enjoyed so much the newsletter of events and challenges so they have kept me going in my spells and learnings of the craft. I try to pop in to do a lesson or two and then I am needed again. My heart is heavy and very worried for him. I always felt that I would go before him, but now not so sure since the Specialist had only given Bob 6 to 12 months if he refused the treatments. So this is my Update for now.

Debra :heart_hands: :pray: :woman_mage: :pentacle_tarot: :pink_heart:


Oh I’m so sorry to hear this. I’m Tracy from England, new here to the coven. Sending love to you and Bob. :sparkling_heart:


Hi @tracyS nice to meet you. Thank you for the kind words. I’m Debra from Canada.

Blessed Be :dizzy:


Oh my goodness, @debra2 :people_hugging: :heart: I’m so sorry to hear that! That’s a lot to be going through, and I want to let you know you’re not alone. We’re here for you in any way we can be!

If it’s okay with you, I would like to add you and Bob to the Energy Exchange Circle :hugs: June 2023 to send all the healing and peaceful energy we can.


Congratulations @Ostara and @crystal59! :smile:

I’m so sorry, Debra. That’s a lot to deal with. I’m sending good vibes and lots of love to you and Bob :heart: :sparkles:

I’m personally trying to find some balance with my practice right now. It wained a bit as Spring got busier and I felt it was hard to find time and motivation to practice. But I missed it dearly so I did my best to clear some clutter (both mentally and physically!) from my life to make more space for it. I think it’s getting there and I’m hoping that once I figure out what we’ll be doing for Litha (strawberry picking and/or a campfire, maybe?) and embrace it, I’ll slowly build up my practice again.

Wishing everyone a magickal week! :sparkling_heart:


Thank you @MeganB I would like that The Energy Circle :hugs: and @Aurora_Hestia for the kind words much appreciated.


You’re very welcome :revolving_hearts: I’ve got you and your husband added to the list!