Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Mar 11 - 17) 🌓

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!

[ [ Group Healing Session :handshake: ] ]

EEC March

Tuesday, March 12 at 2:00 pm ET

Join a group healing circle to support those who are going 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 four healing sessions this month.

For more information about the Energy Exchange Circle, please see the section below in Ongoing Activities or visit the Energy Exchange.

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S3 Group Tea ritual 2024 Ostara Version

Thursday, March 14

You’re invited to a group ritual meditation- this activity and discussion 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. Feel free to check out last week’s group ritual to get an idea about what to expect.

UPDATE: This week’s group ritual post has arrived! Feel free to view the ritual here:

(Group Ritual - Mar 14) :lotus: Tea Time with Your Goddess

[ [ Weekend Divination - Free Readings :flower_playing_cards: ] ]

Weekend Divination with Megan Black

Friday, March 15

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:

Look for the post in the Energy Exchange on Friday- free readings will be available throughout the weekend and will close on Sunday. You can check out the previous Weekend Divination to know what to expect when this week’s Weekend Divination post arrives.

[ [ Moon Phase: First Quarter Moon :first_quarter_moon: ] ]


Sunday, March 17

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:

The Spells8 Moon Magick Guide to First Quarter Moon Magick notes that this moon phase is an excellent time to take action towards making your dreams become reality and bringing about positive growth. It is a great time for forward movement and 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:

[ [ Witchy Holiday Heads Up :eyes:] ]

Sabbats - MMM

Tuesday, March 19 *

*Depending on the tradition, Sabbats may be celebrated across multiple days and nights

Heads up, witches! Not this week but next, get ready for a Sabbat and pagan holiday celebration. Those in the Northern Hemisphere will enjoy the Sabbat Ostara :egg: and the Spring/Vernal Equinox :sun_with_face:


At the same time, friends in the Southern Hemisphere will enjoy the Sabbat Mabon :apple: and the Autumn Equinox :sun_with_face:


Keep an eye out for celebration suggestions and more holiday info in next week’s Merry Meet Monday post! You can also stop by March Equinox 2024 :tada: Coven Celebrations to pick up some great magickal ideas and/or share your personal celebrations with the forum family :infinite_roots: :sparkles:

March Equinox 2024 - Coven Celebrations

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

[ [ Additional Events of Interest :mag: ] ]

Other Events - MMM

A collection of interesting (and perhaps conversation-starting!) events coming up this week:

Stay on top of witchy news by printing or downloading the NEW 2024 Pagan Holiday Calendar and adding the Spells8 Forum Events Calendar 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 three times a week :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: Bind Runes :heavy_plus_sign:

Bind Runes Runic Magick Challenge

Every week, the forum hosts a challenge exploring a specific area of magick. Challenges are open to everyone and all are warmly encouraged to participate in a way that reflects their unique magickal practice.

This challenge will remain open until tomorrow: Tuesday, March 12 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 in Activities :

Please note that this reading period will end on Friday, March 22 .

And if you haven’t done so already, please feel free to share and swap your book reviews from last session in the current Reader’s Reviews thread: :memo: Spells8 Book Club XXXV - Readers’ Reviews .

Happy Reading! :books:

[ [ Energy Exchange Circle :hugs: ] ]

Spells8 Energy Exchange Circle

Do you have a little extra love and light to share with fellow Coven members? Or perhaps you’ve fallen on hard times and could use a boost of positive energy yourself?

The Energy Exchange Circle is hosted in the Energy Exchange is the place to connect and share love with fellow Coven members going through hard times. To do a good deed and show that 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 Sunday, March 31 .

Thanks for spreading the love! :heart:

[ [ Coven Member Birthdays :birthday: ] ]

coven birthdays

Come wish 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 private, Coven members-only A Sacred Space.

This month’s birthday discussion will remain open through Sunday, March 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 Sunday, March 31.

[ [ Tending the Flame :fire: ] ]

Tending Brigid's Flame

Stop by the fire and tend the flame of the Goddess Brigid 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:

@marrett - @vesper1 - @elouise - @cheri - @janell1 - @memory - @angel1 - @dina2 - @geneva - @tracy7 - @gina2 - @kayla19 - @shawna4 - @sheri - @sheri1 - @dana1 - @tabitha16 - @Lilac - @anna8 - @wysteria - @sj1 - @jessica28 - @ariyan - @g11 - @dekota1 - @cheyenne1 - @beatriz - @elizabeth26 - @hannah6 - @renee19 - @sharon7 - @krit - @keithen4 - @oshula - @VenusSaturn - @JENNIFER_VARGAS - @jennifer6 - @Marina_Sandra_Magalh - @sheree1 - @ashley34 - @marian - @hannah7 - @renee20 - @laura15 - @jayaredunykorn - @victoria15 - @lynze - @kimberley3 - @cora - @molly2 - @stephanie16 - @rebecca15 - @nikki8 - @linda11 - @ceridwen - @marissa3 - @Sebastien - @melanie2 - @lara1 - @ashlee1 - @sierra1 - @alexandra4 - @tracey1 - @autumn8 - @candy5 - @fiona6

If you haven’t done so already, please get started by creating a new topic in Introductions. Feel free to share a bit about who you are and your journey into practicing magick, or simply say a quick hello- we’d love to meet you! :wave: :heart:

Wishing you a very warm welcome to the forum! :hugs:

Special Shout-Outs :loudspeaker:

Forum Super Stars

Each week, those who share the most posts and give the most hearts receive a shout-out and thank you for their contributions.

Shout-outs from this past week go to:

  • @tracyS - for sharing the most posts and hearts :writing_hand: (on a two-week shout-out 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 so that others will have 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 your plans in place for next week’s Sabbat and equinox? :sun_with_face: Will you be working any moon magick for the First Quarter? :first_quarter_moon_with_face:

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 to @tracyS for the shoutout and thank you for the love and knowledge!

This week is a get serious and declutter/organize/plan week. A bit of a wake-up call last week has lit a fire under me. Other than that I need to get the second raised garden made and installed and keep an eye on the growing seedlings indoors!


@BryWisteria Aww Thanks for the shout-out :sparkling_heart::kissing_heart:, and thankyou @Artemisia
De-clutter, :person_facepalming: I need to do the same, gotta get round to it, but I get easily distracted :rofl:. But yes, March is a good month to do this, so think I’ll do it too. :grin:

Hope you all have a fabulous week :sparkling_heart:


Congratulations @tracyS!!!


@Ostara Thanks lovely :sparkling_heart:


Go Tracy, spreading all that love you got! :sunrise_over_mountains:

:sunny::sunflower::sunny:I see the sun rising in my room this morning and I am so excited for this new week! I got to see the sun at least in my window! I really hope to watch it rise some day! I can’t wait to feel the warmth of the sun again! :candle: :witch_cauldron: :hekate_wheel:


@tracyS congratulations my sister! :two_hearts: :two_hearts: :two_hearts: :two_hearts:
We are grateful for what you do for the witch and wizard family!
you have a big hug!
We welcome all new members!
it’s great that the family is growing!
I wish you a good journey in the world of magic! :pentagram: :pentagram: :fehu:


Congratulations @tracyS :tada::tada: glad to be on this journey along side you. :heavy_heart_exclamation::heavy_heart_exclamation::heavy_heart_exclamation::heavy_heart_exclamation::heavy_heart_exclamation:

Welcome to the new members :smiley_cat:


@Jeannie1 @AIRAM @Devenne Thanks lovelies :sparkling_heart::kissing_heart:


Yayyy @tracyS ! Congrats! So grateful for all your posts and your help! :purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart:


@Mystique aww thankyou lovely :green_heart:


Congratulations @tracyS !!
Welcome new folks!

@Artemisia I need to do the dame. My closet keeps calling me… i need to listen this week. Gonna write to you an @tracyS about my progress so it keeps me accountable. If you two don’t mind…


@celineelise thanks lovely :green_heart: yes, do please, write, it’ll keep me accountable too, we can do this together :partying_face:


Please do. And as much as I hate to post this picture being embarrassed by the clutter. I have to get this under control this week.

  • Sort it.
  • Figure out what I want to sell.
    • Where to sell those items then do it.
  • Figure out what to donate and what to throw out
  • Organize what I’m keeping

Nothing like a sudden loss to make me realize I need to get going on this and stop putting it off. (Edit: My Accountability Post)


Congrats :partying_face: @tracyS
Thank you for sharing so much of your wisdom and love with us. And a special thank you :pray: for your advice last week… your “words of wisdom” helped me to get the Taxes started! Woo Hoo :smiling_face:

I think I have a clutter monster in my hours! :scream: I inherited it from my mother, she was a Hoarder! Maybe we could start a new post for those trying to De-clutter: @Artemisia & @tracyS & @celineelise and anyone else? Then we could keep each other on track and accountable! What do you think?

I’m struggling today, that spring forward :mantelpiece_clock: always knocks me out :yawning_face: It takes about two weeks for me to adjust…

With love :heart: and magick :dizzy: always


@marsha thankyou lovely, and congrats on the tax! :partying_face:. Yes, good idea for a declutter post, me thinks has @Artemisia already got one, my memories remembering something Swedish or did I dream this :person_shrugging::rofl:. If not, do you want to set it up, or shall I? :green_heart:


My accountability post.

  1. My boys are 15 & 18, baby books/toys gotta go.
  2. One cupboard full of :person_shrugging:, gotta go.
  3. 100s of dvds never going to watch, go.
  4. Books! :thinking: Need to think on this one :grin:
    The Clothes, I’m good, not a hoarder on that one.
    Here we go. :partying_face:

Congratulations, @tracyS! Thank you for all your lovely chaos that you bring to the forum!

I am so not ready for Ostara. Gotta figure out something to do for next week.

Good luck to everyone doing Spring Cleaning, and have a good week!


Absolutely! I am up for it! This is something that has to be done for me. I’ve lived 8 years in the house. That’s the longest I’ve ever lived in one place in my over 50 years of life. I need to declutter! One real benefit to moving almost every 2-4 years most of my life, was that I pared down my things to what was really worth carrying (and special books are always worth the extra effort for me! :sweat_smile: )

Let me know if you have or want to start a new thread for this :package: :broom: