Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Mar 25 - 31) 🌕

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: Full Moon :full_moon: ] ]

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Monday, March 25

This week, the skies will shine with the beauty of a full moon. The exact time of peak illumination will depend on your location.

March’s moon is called the Full Worm Moon :worm: in the Northern Hemisphere (in the Southern Hemisphere, this moon is the Full Corn Moon :corn: ).

The Worm Moon is named for the thawing ground that marks spring’s arrival and the return of life in and through the soil :seedling:.

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While each moon has its own unique qualities, every full moon is a celebrated time when the energy of the moon is at its most powerful. Now is a wonderful time to charge, cleanse, and absorb the potent energies of the moon.

For additional full moon inspiration, visit What to Do During the Full Moon :full_moon_with_face:

Ready for More Moon Magick? You can find complementary spells and rituals for tonight’s moon on the Spells8 Lunar Spell Page :astrology_moon:


[ [ Group Healing Session :handshake: ] ]

EEC March

Monday, March 25 at 4:00 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 final 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 28

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 - March 28) :shield: Shields Up! Protection Spell


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

Weekend Divination with Megan Black

Friday, March 29

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.


[ [ 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: A Witch’s Intuition :exclamation:

Intuition Witch 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 26 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 36th 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, March 29 - 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 . Book club and reviews are hosted in the public Activities category.

Happy Reading!


[ [ 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: ] ]

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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:

@kathy1 - @Abba_Cadabra - @christine3 - @patrycja2 - @kathrine - @rachel9 - @amanda43 - @Nyx-Dea - @danielle3 - @stephanie17 - @joanna2 - @katelynn1 - @kyland - @darlene2 - @stacey3 - @kim22 - @bobbi - @petra1 - @stephanie18 - @stasneymorales - @natasha5 - @corrie2 - @mryanda1 - @michelle32 - @melissa25 - @briana3 - @michael - @amanda45 - @pagan_megan - @ricky - @sean2 - @danielle13 - @tina11 - @kari15 - @lorie3 - @ashley37 - @yayoi - @bri2 - @brittany28 - @tiki - @sav - @mary12 - @shannon47 - @krs - @kiss - @thomas1 - @selena1 - @brittany30 - @erika3 - @stephanie19 - @jessica29 - @jessieArdor - @aimee2 - @marie-therese - @chelsea9 - @brigitte - @angela16 - @olivia4 - @debbie3 - @michelle33 - @kallie - @maia1 - @romona - @winnie1 - @kelly42 - @destinee7

If you haven’t done so already, please get started by creating a new topic in the Introductions category. 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:

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:



The new season has officially begun! Will you be working any special magick for the full moon this week? :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! :full_moon: :sparkles:

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Congratulations on the shout out and thank you for sharing so much of your wisdom and time :pink_heart:

I’ve got my plane ticket booked for the second weekend in April, so i guess that means i need to start working on cleaning out and cleaning up my vehicle in the meantime to get it ready to sell.

I’m hoping to find some time this week (more accurately find time the SO has free) to cut and put together my second raised garden frame as these little guys aren’t too far from being ready to put outside!!

:seedling:

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Congratulations @Artemisia and @Sivonnah that’s absolutely fabulous :sparkling_heart::partying_face:

@Artemisia Your plants look gorgeous. I notice it’s mermaid day this week :thinking:, interesting. So happy Mermaid day

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Congratulations @Artemisia @Sivonnah

:tada::tada::tada::tada::tada::tada::tada::tada::tada:

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Congrats!

I’m back from a break. I had way too many things going on in my life and had to let go of just a few for a time before the house of cards came tumbling down if you know what I mean. But I’m so happy to return. I’ve really connected with a new-to-me book which I’ll share in the upcoming book club - Drawing Down the Moon - by Margot Adler, a classic. And even did the [Drawing Down the Moon]: An Evocation Ritual (Drawing Down the Moon: An Evocation Ritual – Spells8) #castalong from the site, which was lovely yesterday night to celebrate the full moon. I may do something else tonight to celebrate. I have my oracle deck out ready to go.
The weather here in the midwest is calling for light rain and 45-55mph winds so I’m hoping that the trees local to us stay upright and do not lose too many limbs.

Last week my local pagan group had an Ostara celebration. Context: We have been meeting for almost the past year in a small group to celebrate the sabbats within the enclave of a Unitarian Universalist church. I brought up with the two “leaders” if we could consider making it a more formal group with CUUPs, because I heard that our local druid group disbanded and were looking for a place for community. I was nervous about bringing it up because I’m just a newbie. Fortunately I think it was well received and I think we will talk more about it! I’m glad I finally had the courage to bring it up and get it off my chest.

I’m hoping all is well with everyone. And that each of you have a great week! :full_moon_with_face: :wilted_flower:

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Congratulations :partying_face: Thank you for sharing your love and wisdom with us! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Lot’s of energy coming in, have you felt it? More changes to come! We are all transforming… becoming more! To help me find peace and calm during the chaos, I am visualizing that I am riding a red dragon flying through the sky!

I have the taxes filed! I’m so thankful! I am starting the decluttering soon… and working on my magick :dizzy: garden :green_heart:

I’m so glad you are back @BlueAngelite :hugs:

With colorful dragons :dragon: always

P.S. I think I need a red dragon with wings emoji :thinking: and maybe blue ones too! :star_struck:

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Thank you @tracyS @Devenne @BlueAngelite @marsha :smiling_face: :pink_heart:

and welcome back @BlueAngelite

I love that you have a local group as well! There are times I would love to celebrate with others in person. Good for you being brave and suggesting forming a local chapter! I checked out their website and was pleased to see there were some chapters in my state, though not quite as close as I’d like. still :thinking:

Congrats on getting taxes done! That was our challenge a couple of weeks ago :sweat: Yay to impending decluttering - feel free to post in Pre Spring Cleaning and De-clutter. I’m excited to get my garden going as well! :seedling:

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Dragons are very popular around here - I think those would be very useful emojis to have! :grinning:

I was able to find a free source vector image of a dragon, and with a color magick, was able to make two new little friends for use here in the forum. May they help to guard and protect the space!

:dragon_red: :dragon_blue:

:dragon_red: :dragon_blue:

Blessed be!

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congratulations on your offer to the family @Sivonnah and @Artemisia :revolving_hearts: :revolving_hearts:
We welcome all new members and wish them a beautiful journey on the paths of magic! :hekate_wheel: :hekate_wheel:
@BryWisteria thanks for this beautiful forum! :revolving_hearts: :revolving_hearts:

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Maybe check one out? Could be an interesting road trip? :wink:

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Congratulations, you two! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Well-deserved shout-outs!

I hope you have a good (and safe!) trip - and a lot of luck in doing all the things that need to be done :pray:

Welcome back! :hearts: I hope you had a wonderful break and got everything done that needed doing. I remember talking about reading Drawing Down the Moon - my copy is around here somewhere. Maybe I’ll have some time to pull it out and read it with you for the book club! I don’t think I could do it all in one session, though :sweat_smile: it’s a chunky book!

Hooray! :clap: Taxes suck so bad lol I got mine all taken care of, too but I hated every second of it. I’m glad you were able to get it done!


This week is a normal week for me lol I did have a very productive meeting this morning discussing something that will impact my future in a positive way! More details to come later, but for now it’s going in the right direction :heart:

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Congratulations @Sivonnah and @Artemisia! Y’all are great!

Y’all, my brain is fried. I had a late doctor’s appointment yesterday which threw me off my stride and an early one today. Not sure if I’m coming or going at this point. LOL!

@Artemisia your garden is off to a great start! Good luck on your travels.

@MeganB I’m glad you had a good meeting. Looking forward to hearing about it.

Have a good week everyone!

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Oh, my dragons!!!
I love love love them!
Thank you so much my darling, Bry!
I feel so blessed! :pray: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :people_hugging:
:dragon_blue: :dragon_red:

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Awww thanks for being here, Airam! :hugs: :heart:

The appointments sound exhausting! Hang in there, Amethyst - I hope they both went well and that you can have some nice time to recover from them today! :heart:

It’s my pleasure, Marsha! I’m so happy you like them :blush: I’ll look forward to seeing them adventuring around the forum haha! :dragon_blue: :dragon_red: :grin: :two_hearts:

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Oh I probably won’t be able to read it in one session either! I’d love to read along with someone else. So far, it’s great! :+1:

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@Artemisia Thank you :blush::two_hearts: congratulations on sharing so much love :smiling_face_with_three_hearts::purple_heart: Your plants look amazing, :blush::hugs:

@tracyS @Devenne @BlueAngelite Thank you so much :two_hearts::blush::hugs:

@marsha thank you :blush: and I’m so glad you’re back and were able to take care of yourself! :two_hearts::purple_heart:

@AIRAM @MeganB @Amethyst
Thank you :blush::purple_heart:

I’m sad our full moon mingle was cancelled but the owners’ kids were sick. I did get some witchy goodies so I’ll share them later.

Had a few appointments for ALS. All is good. I’m very thankful for that🤗

Hope everyone has a great week :blue_heart::heart::purple_heart::people_hugging:

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I’ll have to see if I can find my copy around here somewhere… :thinking: there are some things that are still packed away lol

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Had another one today. Whew. But it was an easy one. And Sally is back from being sick so she was able to drive me and we had McDonald’s before so that was nice!

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Congratulations to @Sivonnah and Artemisia. For being awesome witches.

@ i hope yall hd a happy blessd full moon to all you lovely folks.
This eclipse and full moon has been making me sleepy and I seem to be sleeping alot. :sleeping:
Welcome to all the new members!!!

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