Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (May 15 - 21) 🌚

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!

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

Beltane 2023

Thursday, May 18

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.

[ [ Moon Phase: New Moon :new_moon: ] ]


Friday, May 19

This week we will be blessed by the presence of the New Moon. The exact time of the peak phase will vary according to your location.

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 current moon information for your location as well as complementary spells and rituals to draw on its energy on the Spells8 Lunar Spell Page :astrology_moon:

[ [ Freebie Friday - Free Readings :flower_playing_cards: ] ]

Freebie Friday - 360x240

Friday, May 19

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! :crystal_ball:

Free readings are held in the Energy Exchange Category every Friday. As we wait for this week’s reading session to begin, you can check out the previous Freebie Friday to get an idea of what to expect :tada:

[ [ 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:

Keep track of upcoming witchy and pagan holidays by downloading and printing your copy of the 2023 Pagan Holiday Calendar :spiral_calendar:

And for more witchy goodness (including freebies and spells!) delivered right to your email inbox, make sure you are on the list to receive the free Spells8 Newsletter :incoming_envelope:

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: Natural Health & Healing :green_heart:

Natural Health Healing Challenge Witch

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, May 16 at 7:00 AM CET (Central European 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 27th 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, May 19 - 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 .

Happy Reading! :books:

[ [ 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 Wednesday, May 31 .

Thanks for spreading the love! :heart:

[ [ Coven Member Birthdays :birthday: ] ]

Spells8 Coven Members 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 Wednesday, May 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 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 joined the Spells8 Forum over the past week!

:infinite_roots: Welcome to the Forum and the Infinite Roots Coven! :infinite_roots:

@leah15 - @candy3 - @fernanda1 - @briahna - @gage1 - @bruce - @melissa63 - @tasha17 - @amy83 - @sara38 - @Ann_Elizabeth - @katie28 - @robyn8 - @jeanette3 - @nina11 - @molly9 - @sophia8 - @christina62 - @cassandra16 - @jesscranston051993 - @karissa - @brandi22 - @mi-amour - @colette - @jared3 - @camelita - @tiffany48 - @cassandra17 - @sharon25 - @annette8 - @jamie47 - @jesika - @amanda112 - @danielle50 - @latarus - @kristen26 - @amy84 - @peggy4 - @brittnay - @taylor39 - @lynnette - @natalie23 - @krista11 - @stacy15 - @anastasiia1 - @penelope - @Mami_Water - @olivia15 - @Soulsilver - @Ang3l - @jennifer153 - @kelly39 - @jill9 - @tracyS - @alissa1 - @cs1 - @jenn5 - @casey17 - @jason8 - @riss1 - @ashley105 - @kimberly80 - @kearstin

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:

  • @Heav3n - for sharing the most posts and hearts :writing_hand::heart: (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 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:

Blessed New Moon! Are you planning any magick or merriment this week? How is the weather where you are? :sun_behind_rain_cloud:

Whether it’s magickal or mundane, feel free to share your current happenings or give a shout-out to your fellow coven members in the comments below.

Blessed Be! :new_moon_with_face: :sparkles:


Good morning and Happy Monday! :bouquet:

I hope everyone that celebrated Mother’s Day yesterday (in any form!) had a great day. We did alright over here. Now it’s on to my usual week of work, lessons, and appointments :sweat_smile: The New Moon is on Friday and I’m hoping to at least do something to honor it. I feel like the period of reflection is going to be important for me this week.

Congratulations on the shoutout @Heav3n :clap: :tada: :sparkles:


Congratulations to @Heav3n! Look at you go!

Happy Monday y’all! Hope everyone had a good weekend.

I should have done something for stability for my Weekly Witchy Challenge, I twisted my knee something awful and I’ve got to get it xrayed I think. So it’s off to the doctor I go to this afternoon. What fun. Hopefully, they won’t keep me and I’ll be home this evening. We’ll see.

Hope everyone is having a better Monday than I am!


Oh no! I hope it isn’t too bad and that you just need a bit of rest and recuperation :heart:


Congratulations :partying_face: @Heav3n for sharing so much love :heart: and for all the posts! :writing_hand: Great job! :clap: What a blessing it is to have you here! :hugs:

Happy Belated Mother’s Day Blessings!

I am so sorry you twisted your knee @Amethyst I feel your pain! :people_hugging: I’ve done this too! :heart: I hope you are feeling better soon! Keeping you in my prayers :pray: :candle: :hugs:


It’s a twisted knee and good ol’ arthritis too! Yay. :grimacing: I’ve got to call yet another doctor tomorrow and get an appointment. Thanks for the good wishes, love!

Thank you, my dear! It’s a twisted knee with arthritis. What fun, a new doctor to go to!


Congratulations @Heav3n :tada: & for the 2-week streak! :confetti_ball:

Oh @Amethyst, I’m so sorry you twisted your knee & it bothered arthritis too! I hope all goes well for you with the next doctor’s visit & they can help you be more comfortable.

As far as I know, I only have 1 appointment on Wednesday :thinking: I do have to run to the grocery store tomorrow & the pharmacy but nothing too bad :laughing:

I managed to get some more work done in the backyard this weekend & with solar lights in the front & along the side of the house toward our fire :fire: pit. Yay for going out of business sales! (Well, yay for the sales, not the business & employees of said business.)

I’m looking forward to doing a journey-guided meditation :woman_in_lotus_position: I’ve been trying since Thursday, but haven’t made it there. So I’m planning on tomorrow :heart_eyes:

It should be a pretty uneventful week, I think it may rain :cloud_with_rain: in the near future, so hopefully I can also get started on cleaning my space too! :star_struck:


The count down is on! Only 6.5 more school days for the kiddos! This year has kicked my tush and I am so eager to see the lazy days of summer. My whole family is sick… again… with wretched coughs that nothing seems to be touching. How do you get sick a week before school is out?

Tomorrow I am taking 65 extrememly exited and eager children to pick strawberries and I’m not exactly looking foward to it. I will take all the good vibes, prayers, light, blessings… whatever you’d like to send my way. I need to get them there, keep the farm intact, and get them all home in one piece! I’ll keep you posted tomorrow!

I hope everyone has a lovely, lovely week!


Oh wow! Well, strawberry picking sounds really fun :star_struck: but that is a lot of children to keep together & get there & back in 1 piece! Sending lots of strength & love :heart: your way! :dizzy:


Oh no! Your poor knee- I hope it’s not too serious and that it will heal up very quickly for you, Amethyst :pray: Sending big hugs and lots of love your way! :heart:

Maybe it’s excitement sickness? When I was a kid I used to get really sick before every holiday and birthday- It was like I so excited about the festivities that all the energy would just explode inside me and I’d get really ill. Not fun :sweat_smile:

Whatever the cause, I’m sending healing energy to you and your family, Ailey- I hope everyone is feeling better asap! :pray: :heart:

Positive energy coming your way! :raised_hands: I hope the field trip goes well, everyone has fun picking strawberries, and that it’s an all-around success for you. Good luck! :strawberry: :sparkles:


Congrats and much love to you @Heav3n!! :hugs: :confetti_ball: :heart:


Update to the MMM :

This week’s group ritual is now live in the forum! For more details, you can visit the full post by clicking the picture and/or link below (a gentle reminder to please log in so that you can access content in A Sacred Space)


(Group Ritual - May 18) :sun: Sun’s Blessing Tea Ritual

May is flying by- as the season changes and the sun grows ever stronger in the sky, it’s a great opportunity for a self-check-in. Draw on the bright and vibrant energy of the sun and seek a celestial blessing with this special tea meditation! :coffee::sun:

“See” you then, Infinite Roots- cheers! :blush: :tea: :sparkles:


Thanks for the good wishes love! Hopefully, you’re errands will go smoothly!

Sending you good strawberry-picking vibes! All will go well, I believe in you! So sorry your family is sick, sending get well vibes to them too!

Thank you, dear heart. The twist is nothing bad but it got my arthritis going something awful so off to a new doctor I go next month. Whee!


I hope you can get an appointment soon :pray: :sparkles: I know what it’s like to try and get into the doctor relatively quickly :sweat_smile: it isn’t always easy.

I know this is probably already happening, so you’ve got my good wishes! :revolving_hearts: :sparkling_heart:

After our talk about hibiscus tea, sun tea, and solar magick I think this is the perfect meditation for this week!


Aww I feel the luv, thank you everyone so much, you all have helped as well in some form and I am truly greatful and blessed to be part of this wonderful coven. :revolving_hearts:


Good Morning :sunny: Witches and I am saying this is Mothers Day all week for you mothers!
Remember the legacy you want to leave! We can only do that by our actions so today and the rest of my day I dedicate my life and time towards a good life.

Heaven your our sunshine, and your cup is overflowing with happiness and joy and hearts :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: thank you so much for that! I give you my best wishes and be well my dear wise woman!

I am just so excited :laughing: I have a new moon but I need to figure out a recipe that has bay leaves :leaves: in it !

I am going outside to water the plants :potted_plant: and don’t forget to say good morning
I look forward to doing tea meditation with you all Thursday!


Field Trip Update:

Field Trip Hair… but I don’t care!

Well, my team and I successfully got 70 wild 6 and 7 year olds to the strawberry farm, through the activities, picked 70+ pints of strawberries and got back to school in one piece. We did have 2 friends vomit (but none of them were in my group, so there’s that!) and one friend wet their pants because they didn’t want to stop playing to go to the bathroom… but we made it! Thanks for all the good vibes!


Hi Amethyst sending you my love and praying you heal! You are a survivor!!I hope you feel the love and I wish you the best


Ailey Grey,
I am glad you’re having a good day even when things are a little off it’s good to make peace with that! I love your smile!
Jeannie :joy: