Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week (Mar 4 - 10) 🌑

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

Thursday, March 7 at 10:00 am 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 first 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: ] ]

Imbolc Sabbat Season

Thursday, March 7

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 7) :yin_yang: Lion & Lamb: Inner Harmony Ritual

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

Weekend Divination with Megan Black

Friday, March 8

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: New Moon :new_moon: ] ]


Sunday, March 10

This week we will be blessed by the presence of a New Moon. The exact time of the peak of this moon phase will depend on your location :telescope:

While many witches see the New Moon as a time of rest and reflection, others choose to cast magick spells specific to this phase of the moon cycle.


You can learn more about the symbolism, traditions, and best-suited spellwork for this moon phase in the New Moon Rituals Guide :new_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:

[ [ 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: Waning Moon Magick :waning_gibbous_moon:

Waning Moon Magick - 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 5 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 )

UPDATE: This new challenge has arrived! Feel free to visit it here:

:heavy_plus_sign: Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - Bind Runes

[ [ 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:

@Whippodee - @sandra5 - @melinda11 - @willowfae - @angela12 - @robin8 - @kim21 - @jordan1 - @briana2 - @patrycja1 - @amanda39 - @Akasha - @christy3 - @kristin4 - @ScarletFirefly - @Ladyeviseros - @keithen3 - @kaya - @ashley35 - @alyssa5 - @loriell - @rachelle1 - @kristina4 - @susan10 - @adrian - @leslie2 - @emma3 - @joii - @katie5 - @wendy3 - @corinne - @pamela7 - @carol5 - @ashley36 - @laura13 - @selena - @quintssence - @brittany27 - @rain - @katie-lynn - @tabatha - @kylie7 - @Ge-Knee-Furrr1983 - @kerry - @regina1 - @lisa25 - @tia2 - @gayle1 - @alyssa6 - @candice1 - @mary11 - @shannon17 - @nyx2 - @joolz82 - @desireee - @deborah9 - @sb1 - @natasha4 - @chelsea8 - @shannon46 - @barbara3 - @larissa - @nakisha - @JosieL - @elaine2

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:

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

  • @tracyS - for giving out the most hearts :heart:

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:

:trophy: After a three-week streak of being featured in the weekly shout-outs, @Devenne has received a special badge for their contributions to the forum- woohoo! :confetti_ball::two_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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Once a month, all those who kindly take the time to warmly welcome all of the new folks in their introduction posts receive a shout-out and a special badge.

Recipients of the February 2024 W.I.T.C.H Award are:

It takes a lot of dedication to help fellow coven members feel at home here every day- thank you so much! :heart:

Click here to learn more about W.I.T.C.H Shout-Out Rewards

All those who receive a monthly Community Shout-Out are awarded the W.I.T.C.H (Welcome Into The Coven Helpers) Badge .

This badge is given to those who welcome all new members in their posts in the Introductions category. If you miss one post, don’t worry - everyone gets one freebie!

As this is a difficult badge to earn (it takes a lot of dedication to welcome so many new folks!), there are no limits to how many users can receive this monthly shout-out. This badge is just a small thank you to show appreciation for those who help their fellow coven members feel at home :heart:

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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:

Has March come in like a lion or like a lamb for you? Do you feel ready for the approaching equinox? :sun_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! :new_moon: :sparkles:


Thankyou for the new badges :name_badge: @BryWisteria :balloon:

Congratulations to such lovely witches @tracyS @Artemisia @AIRAM @Amethyst @marsha @starborn thankyou for all that u do :people_hugging:


Congratulations @Artemisia @AIRAM @Amethyst @marsha @starborn @Devenne for being absolutely fabulous :sparkling_heart:

Thanks for the shout-out :sparkling_heart: @BryWisteria :blush:

Hope you all have a fantastic week. It’s raining here, again :rofl:, but spring will come and the rain will at least be warm. Lol.


Congratulations @Devenne, @tracyS!, @Artemisia, @AIRAM, @Amethyst, @marsha, and @starbor! Thank you for everything you do for the forum. :people_hugging:


Thankyou @tracyS @Ostara :people_hugging:


I finally have a job interview!!!


Hype! :star_struck: So excited for you, @Ostara !


Congratulations!! I was gonna recommend you go and ask for applications in person and fill them out and turn them in on the spot. It puts u there where they need someone and opens dialogue. That is if your just doing online apps u had mentioned. I always get a job when I go to the establishments . They seem to prefer it. I just park and start walking from one place to the next then drive to next spot do it again

Edit: That way they put a face to the name and your not just another application of possible hundreds or thousands


@Ostara yeay, sending positive energy your way. :sparkling_heart:


Thank you, I was thinking about doing that. I have filled out so many applications. I want to do home health, but filled out this application because it was there. It’s for admin assistant and sales at a landscaping company. I have no experience in that.

Thank you @tracyS and @Whippodee. If nothing else it will give me interview experience.


What is wrong with me that when I see my name pop up in a thread, I panic and start to worry? :laughing:

Congrats to the shouts this week (and @Devenne for a 3 week streak). Thank you both for the love and wisdom you’ve shared.

:tada: Congratulations to February’s W.I.T.C.H awards winners!!! You are all so very warm, helpful, knowledgeable, and cherished parts of the forum! :heart:


Yaaaaaaay, congratulations!! That’s so exciting!! :hugs:


Thank you @Artemisia!


Thank you :pray: so much for the shiny ‘New’ badge, WITCH!
I love :revolving_hearts: it!

Congratulations :partying_face: :piñata: to:
@Devenne & @tracyS
for sharing so much love :heart: and wisdom :writing_hand: with us!

Sending an extra special congrats :dancing_women: :mirror_ball: to:
@Artemisia & @AIRAM & @Amethyst & @Starborn & @Devenne :tada:
for receiving the W.I.T.C.H. award!

I still don’t have the taxes done :roll_eyes: I’m still procrastinating :upside_down_face: as much as I can! I’ve got some great excuses :rofl: but mostly I just need to get it done!

Thank you, everyone, I hope you all have a wonderful week!

With much love :silver_heart: and lots of hugs :hugs: always


congratulations @Devenne - for sharing the most posts (on a three-week streak!) :two_hearts: :two_hearts: :two_hearts:

@tracyS - for giving out the most hearts :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
thanks for the new signal ! I’m excited! :grinning:
congrats to my sisters @Artemisia @Amethyst
@Marsha @Starbornmilky_way @Devenne
thanks @tracyS @Ostara @Artemisia :pentagram: :pentagram: :pentagram: :pentagram: :pentagram: :two_hearts:
thank you very much @ BryWisteria :two_hearts: :two_hearts: :two_hearts:
welcome new members to the witch family!
Have a nice journey on the road of magic! :pentagram: :fehu: :pentagram:


While I really do hope u get the job remember not to put all your eggs in one basket. That method is best I promise you. Online apps alot of times they have so many apps you don’t hear back for many months even six months later at times. But in person I always get hired on the spot. May take walking through a few different doors. I know u got this keep faith :people_hugging:

@Artemisia @marsha @AIRAM thankyou my lovely witchy sisters :heavy_heart_exclamation:


Thanks Devenne!


Whoot! Thank you for the new W.I.T.C.H. badge! It’s an honor! And congratulations to my fellow award winners, @Artemisia, @AIRAM, @starborn, and @Devenne!

Also, congratulations to @Devenne and @tracyS for the Weekly Shout Outs! That’s awesome!

And thank you for everyone who congratulated me! I’m blushing.

@Ostara, good luck on your job interview! I’m sending you good vibes!


Thankyou honey