Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (May 13 - 19) 🌓

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: ] ]

May EEC

Monday, May 13 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 third of five 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.


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

First-Quarter-Moon-Spells

Wednesday, May 15

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:

Waxing-Moon-Spells-Rituals

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:


[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

Beltane 2024

Thursday, May 16

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.


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

Weekend Divination with Megan Black

Friday, May 17

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 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: Interpreting Magickal Signs :mag:

Interpret Magickal Signs 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, May 14 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, May 31 .

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 XXXVII - 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:

This month’s Energy Exchange Circle will end on Friday, May 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 Friday, May 31.


[ [ Your Daily Draw :tarot_card: ] ]

Daily Single Draw

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, June 30.


[ [ 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:

@xenia - @meg - @deletra - @stacy1 - @kirsten5 - @brandy28 - @tamara3 - @hannah10 - @sherrie2 - @antonis - @letesia - @judith2 - @theresa5 - @bmoo - @amanda53 - @eric1 - @nino - @kelly24 - @henry - @yuri3 - @jennifer54 - @LelloLiving - @melissa32 - @bianca2 - @jamie25 - @hailssstorm - @heather33 - @chris3 - @christina17 - @linda10 - @sharlene1 - @ashley44 - @kelly43 - @kristine - @maryann - @joelynn - @gina - @billi - @jamie2214 - @mariam - @karan - @bobbiejo - @monica2 - @kim24 - @alexis21

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:

  • @tracyS - for sharing the most posts and hearts :writing_hand: :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:

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:



What spells, rituals, or other activities are on your schedule this week? :mage:

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:

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Happy Monday, witches! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Congratulations to you, Tracy! It’s been wonderful hearing about your experiences with Loki and the course you’re taking.


I don’t have much going on this week besides the usual :laughing: I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

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@BryWisteria Thankyou so much, love you all :sparkling_heart:

@MeganB Thankyou lovely :green_heart:

Thankyou, I talk too much about him sometimes but I can’t resist to share,:person_facepalming:but I gotta share this story.

Hubby has his favourite smoking spot, just down the lane by some bushes. Anyways, he’s only recently embraced working with the demons (I include Loki in with the demons), and I think Loki gave an official introduction. Each time hubby came back he was bitten by a mosquito. I said, “Oh it’s probably just where you are”. Yesterday he came back covered in mud. I asked what happened, he said, “I was sitting having a puff and the chair legs just snapped, the chair tipped over, and face planted me in the mud!” :flushed:. “Oh”!, I said. “I think Loki likes you”. :rofl::rofl::rofl: “Welcome to the world of Loki and the demons,” I don’t think he was impressed :partying_face::rofl:

Here’s to a good week everyone, sans chaos and mischief :partying_face::green_heart::grin:

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Never! There’s no such thing :laughing:

I hope Loki doesn’t mess with your husband too much!

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Well, he didn’t get the more lighter hint to stop smoking, so… :laughing:

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@starborn If that was Loki’s motive, and hubby didn’t click, I dread to think what he’ll do next. Fire god, cigarettes, lighter, fire :flushed: oh they’re going to have fun.

:rofl:

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Congrats on the double shout-out for sharing the most love and wisdom!!! :sunglasses: :tada:

Not much planned this week other than recovering from my race on Saturday and continuing to navigate this rough patch. I need a spa weekend :laughing: But seriously, I do. :thinking:

I need to recalculate my numbers and purchase supplies to put up the removable gates on my Herb garden. I’ve been pleased with how well it’s working on the first raised garden!

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@Artemisia Thankyou lovely :green_heart:

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Congratulations to you @ the lovely @tracyS :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::rose::heart_eyes::rose::heart_eyes::rose::rose::heart_eyes::rose::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::rose::rose::heart_eyes::rose::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::rose::rose::heart_eyes::rose::rose::rose::rose::heart_eyes::heart_eyes::rose::rose::rose::rose::heart_eyes::rose:

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Welcome to Al our new members!!

Congratulations @tracyS ! And you can never talk too much about Loki! Lol I hear stories and think to myself “please Loki, don’t do this to me!” :rofl::rofl::rofl:

I’m babysitting my 4 grandkids all week. Running 2 of them to school and picking them up everyday. And have a field trip with the granddaughter (6 years old) on Wednesday. Get to spend the day with 20 kindergartners! :roll_eyes:. Maybe I’ll get to meet her 3 boyfriends :rofl::rofl::rofl:.

Have a blessed week everybody! :purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart:

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Congratulations @tracyS !! I am very grateful that you are who you are. And I get to have you in my life thanks for being such a warm light in this :earth_americas:.
I agree with @starborn. The :smiling_imp: and loki seem like they want him to stop smoking… they seem to have the same feelings as you. That mudt fewl so validating to have beings from across the veil in agreement with you.

Welcome to all the new members!
I am going to work on getting theough this week with ease and probably crying so floating through to having a week off next week.

Have a week full of love and joy.

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@Devenne Thankyou lovely :kissing_heart::green_heart:
@Mystique Thankyou too :green_heart::kissing_heart:, if you hang around with Loki long enough um sorry in advance, he can’t help himself :rofl:
@celineelise Thankyou my dear :kissing_heart: I hope your week gives you some peace too, and you get your week off.

You’re all beautiful sisters :green_heart:

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@tracyS congratulations my sister! you are amazing! :dizzy: :dizzy: :dizzy:

@MeganB thank @ BryWisteria you for everything you offer us!
I feel like you all are my family!
We welcome the new members and I hope they have beautiful magical travels! :revolving_hearts: :revolving_hearts: :revolving_hearts: :revolving_hearts:

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@AIRAM Thankyou my sister. :kissing_heart::green_heart:

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:revolving_hearts: :revolving_hearts: :revolving_hearts: :revolving_hearts: :revolving_hearts: :revolving_hearts:

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@tracyS Congratulations :confetti_ball: :clap: I love your Loki stories and that’s so funny about your husband :smile: :laughing: :rofl:

I’m hoping to get my drain removed on Thursday. Not getting my hopes up considering how things have been going lately :thinking: My son has been having some emotional issues and trying to get caught up on his school work so he can graduate. Very stressful. I know he’ll do it! My other son has districts for track and field so I’m wishing him lots of luck! He’s been placing in top 3 for high jump. Jumping about 6ft. which is equal to 12th graders when he’s only in 10th! Here’s a great pic and yes he made the jump!

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@Sivonnah Thankyou lovely :green_heart:

Get your hopes up, :heartpulse:, that’s a fantastic photo :grin: I love it. You’re a part of that achievement too lovely :sparkling_heart:

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Oh wow that is amazing!!! Quite the jump! If your other son is anything like his mom I know he will be able to do anything he sets his mind to. He’s got this!

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Well, if he tries to make me quit smoking, we will have issues. :rofl::rofl::rofl:

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