Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Jun 26 - Jul 2) 🌓

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: ] ]


Monday, June 26

This week we will be blessed by the light of the First Quarter Moon. The exact time you will see this moon phase depends 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:

Read Your Horoscope - Zodiac Horoscopes for the Week of Jun 26 - Jul 2 :telescope:

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S5 Group Tea Ritual 2023 Litha Version

Thursday, June 29

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 30

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. You can check out the previous Weekend Divination Post to get an idea of what to expect.

[ [ Group Healing Session :handshake: ] ]

EEC Group Healing Session

Friday, June 30 at 1:00 PM EST

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 two live healing sessions this month.

You can visit the EEC discussion: Energy Exchange Circle :hugs: June 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.

[ [ 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: Catch-Up! The 150th Challenge :trophy:

weekly witchy catch-up 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 27 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: ] ]

Calling all book lovers! The Spells8 book club is now in session !

spells8 book club

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, July 21st .

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: :memo: Spells8 Book Club XXVII - Readers’ Reviews

Happy Reading! :open_book:

[ [ 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:

@morgan - @TwistedShadowWalker - @jocey - @_Alicia_Michelle_Buc - @architha - @samarth - @jamie1 - @jessica2 - @jade - @mandy - @christina - @bettha - @driee - @rodrick - @corrie1 - @angela - @misty - @olivia - @katherine - @ynske - @talya - @ivy - @aristaofatlantica - @shaeronda - @holly - @rachael - @charity13 - @cierra - @tabatha5 - @oscar - @coco - @sara - @brittany2 - @Metztli_Yohaulticetl - @tamara - @gracie3 - @fallyn - @jessica3 - @litz - @Bellawitch942 - @niki3 - @shannon - @selene3 - @krithin - @rashmi - @kristina1 - @sonja5 - @judy - @chandra2 - @AmaraElspethCeleste - @sara2 - @caroline1 - @kylee1 - @nicole - @arlene2 - @desiree1 - @charlene - @tashinda - @beverlee1 - @kwanita - @agnes2 - @erika - @hadil - @teela - @tara - @skylar

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:

  • @Ostara - for sharing the most posts :writing_hand: (on a two-week streak!)

  • @crystal59 - for giving out the most hearts :heart: (on a two-week streak!)

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:

Did you enjoy the Sabbat and solstice last week? :sun: Will you be working any magick for the First Quarter Moon? :magic_wand:

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 :partying_face: @Ostara and @crystal59


Thank you @tracyS and @BryWisteria :hugs::sparkling_heart: :revolving_hearts: :infinite_roots:


You’re very welcome, Crystal- thanks for all the love you share! :heart:


Thank you @tracyS and @BryWisteria. I didn’t expect this. Congratulations @crystal59. Thank you for sharing so much love!


Congratulations @Ostara and @crystal59! Y’all are awesome!

I’m late to the party this morning, I’ve actually been writing again. YAY! It makes me happy, plus I got some inspiration while meditating this morning, had to get it down while it was in my head.

It’s bring your dog to work week for Sally, which will be fun. She’s having some sheetrocking done in her house and her hubby can only control one dog at a time. So I’m getting to cuddle her puppy Bear.

Of course, by a puppy, I mean a brindle-mix dog that weighs 90 or so pounds. LOL! So that’ll be fun. I love dogs, wish I could have one but I just can’t handle a pet anymore.

How’s y’alls week going? I hope everyone is doing well!


It’s hot here (by UK standards :joy:) and I’m praying for winter. Though when winter comes, and stays beyond Yule, I’m praying for summer :joy:. Bring your dog to work week, fantastic, wish we had that here, although I’m starting work in the care sector (looking after sick/disabled), and I have a teensy weensy car (hubby calls it a lawnmower on 4 wheels), and a huge ex racer retired greyhound so can’t fit her in my car. Lol. I think people would love her though, she’s sooo soft (and lazy)

Enjoy looking after her “puppy”. Bless :sparkling_heart:


Congratulations, you two! :clap: :heart: :hugs:

Happy Monday, everyone!

I am battling fatigue today - I feel like I could take a nap right here at my desk! I did a lot of exercise yesterday swimming in the pool and playing with the kiddos. But now, I’m dealing with the after-effects :joy: Hopefully, it doesn’t last too long. I’ve got two appointments this week, and hopefully, they go well but they’re definitely necessary.

Yay!! :clap: :tada: :partying_face:


Congratulations! :partying_face: @Ostara & @crystal59 Awesome job ladies! :tada:

Woo hoo! :writing_hand: So happy for you! :hugs: @Amethyst

She’s adorable! @tracyS :dog: :heart:

Take it easy today, @MeganB and be kind to yourself! :hugs: :heart:

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!
With love and blessings always


Thank you so much @marsha , @MeganB , @Amethyst and congratulations @Ostara! :partying_face::sparkling_heart: :infinite_roots: :waxing_crescent_moon: :pentacle_tarot:


Awww she’s a beautiful greyhound I can tell she’s a sweetie. :paw_prints::butterfly::sparkling_heart:


Ooh, I’ve got one of those. He’s got a lovely brindle coat and he’s probably about 80ish pounds, but thinks he’s a lap dog on the couch and in the car :joy:

Awww, love her! She’s adorable :dog:

Hope you get some rest! We have a stock tank pool so not really enough for true swimming, but all my daughter wanted to do was play in that last week. Hours on end every day. I went to bed early many nights :zzz: :laughing:

Congrats @Ostara and @crystal59! :sparkling_heart:

Wishing everyone a magickal week! :sparkles:


Thank you @Amethyst, @marsha, @MeganB, @crystal59 and @Aurora_Hestia.

@tracyS we had a greyhound when I was a little girl. I had completely forgotten about Daisy until I saw your dog. Thanks for sharing the pic, she is adorable!


Oh, I will, if it happens. The workers didn’t show up today. Weird. She got up early to get ready for them and everything.

And your puppy is adorable. Just look at that tummy, waiting to be rubbed!

Thank you, my dear! It makes me happy when I know what I want to write and I can get it out. Get some rest though, you don’t wan to be too worn out!

Thanks so much, love!

From what I’ve heard of him, that’s how Bear is. And he’ll bark at people for pets and they get scared of him because of his size, poor thing. I’m gonna cuddle him to bits. LOL!


Thank you @Aurora_Hestia :sparkles::crystal_ball:


A BIG Congratulations to lovely @crystal59 and @Ostara :partying_face: :hugs: :kissing_heart: :sparkling_heart: :sparkles:


Thank you Solasta!


Thank you @Solasta_Amore :sparkling_heart::cherry_blossom::sparkles:


@marsha & @Aurora_Hestia - & @Amethyst

I definitely took it easy yesterday :laughing: I still was up after 10pm, but it was our usual Monday night shenanigans (we go play Pokemon at a local game store every Monday and last night was a sanctioned tournament). I’m hoping for a more restful day today - well, after I film my video :laughing: it’s so difficult trying to build up your own business while also having to work and do other stuff :joy: but I do it all because I love it!

@Aurora_Hestia – If we could be in the pool every day, we would. My daughter and I both love to swim, but I find myself with less time for it than she does. Hopefully, soon I’ll be able to swim more!