Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (May 29 - Jun 4) 🌕

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:

Please remember that in order to view events, activities, and posts hosted in A Sacred Space and the Energy Exchange categories, you must be logged into your active Spells8 account.

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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, Jun 1

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.

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

Freebie Friday - 360x240

Friday, Jun 2

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:

[ [ Moon Phase: Full Moon :full_moon: ] ]


Sunday, June 4

This week, the skies will shine with the beauty of a Full Moon- the moon of June is called the Full Strawberry Moon :strawberry:. The exact time of peak illumination will depend on your location.

Explore a special moon ritual and learn more about this moon on the Spells8 Full Strawberry Moon Ritual Page . June’s full moon comes when late spring is growing into the early days of summer- it reminds us that Litha and the Summer Solstice is on the way! This moon is associated with love, passion, and abundance :basket:


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? Draw on the current moon’s energy with Tonight’s Lunar Spell- updated daily! :astrology_moon:

You can also read your Horoscope- Horoscopes for the Week of May 29 - Jun 4 :telescope:

[ [ 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, you can sign up for free to receive the Spells8 Email Newsletter :scroll:

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 Companions :raven:

Witch Companion Friend Pet Familiar Animal

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 30 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: ] ]

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:

Please note that this reading period will end on Friday, June 16 .

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

Happy Reading! :open_book:

[ [ 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:

@courtney35 - @caroline8 - @michele18 - @Jennifer00 - @teneeka - @brenda22 - @anna27 - @zoe8 - @brandy26 - @ruth3 - @kayla49 - @gheorghe - @christine29 - @molly10 - @yolanda7 - @raquelle - @tamia - @sarah103 - @skye1 - @lisa79 - @joann4 - @eliza3 - @Alexander-Moon - @garrett1 - @ronda2 - @aries1 - @martin2 - @jamie48 - @leah16 - @leeanna2 - @nikki15 - @jonathan8 - @travis5 - @chrystian - @robin22 - @erica29 - @cindy4 - @lisa80 - @sarah104 - @connie7 - @marie24 - @jody5 - @sonja3 - @dani2 - @amanda113 - @heather90 - @devona - @katherine29 - @amber81 - @kayla50 - @marsha3 - @shandoniya - @shannon41 - @Lovely.Divine - @chelsea41

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:

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

  • @Phoenix_Rose - 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:

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:

Welcome to June! :strawberry: Are you planning any magick for the Full Moon this week? :magic_wand:

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! :full_moon::sparkles:


Congratulations @tracyS and @Phoenix_Rose!:grin: :cherry_blossom::cherry_blossom:


Congrats @Phoenix_Rose :heart::hugs:fabulous


Congratulations @tracyS @Phoenix_Rose


Congratulations @tracyS and @Phoenix_Rose!


Congrats @Phoenix_Rose snd @tracyS.


Congratulations to lovely @tracyS and @Phoenix_Rose :partying_face: :confetti_ball: :cake: :hugs: :kissing_heart:


Congratulations @tracyS and @Phoenix_Rose! You guys take the cake!

I’ve got a very easy week planned for this week, thank goodness. I’ll have to rest up for next Monday when I have three doctor’s appointments in one day! So I’m doing a whole lot of nothing this week. LOL!

I hope you all are having a good week!
Blessed be!


Congratulations you two! :tada: :partying_face: :revolving_hearts:

Happy Monday everyone! It’s hopefully a not-too-busy week for me. It’s a holiday today so everyone is home. We all went to breakfast this morning and now we’re just taking it easy around the house!


That’s what I did today! Back to work tomorrow…ugh. Have a great week Amethyst and get some rest!


Happy Monday! I can’t believe June begins this week! I am resting, or at least trying to. It seems the universe is trying VERY hard to get me to realize I am out of balance and that I need to rest and recuperate. Every tarot reading I’ve had (from multiple people and myself), every horoscope, quotes, poems… you name it… all have a similar theme. I am burnt out and I need to restore balance so that I can move forward. So… I’m working on it (it’s hard for me!). Even my gorgeous brazalian agate that I got as an end of the year gift promotes rebalance.

I am embracing summer, moving slow, savoring every moment of unscheduled time, doing things that I enjoy (hello spinning wheel!!), soaking up the sun (with sunscreen and hats), and spending time with those I love. I am so thankful that I have the time and privilege to recharge this way. So, universe, I’m listening.

I have a couple of planning meetings for next year coming up: one this week, and a few next week, but I’m going into those with the same idea of rest, of moving slowly and thinking things through, soaking in time with colleagues I love. Losing the frantic nature that has been education’s reality for years now.

I hope that everyone has a few moments to breathe this week! Welcome June!


Thanks, love! Good luck at work tomorrow!


School is out and this is your time! Sending love to you and relax and enjoy your summer!


Ughhhh. Thanks Amethyst, I have been off for 4 days and I’m still not ready to go back.


thanks gorgeous! I wish everyone had at least a little summer break. It’s good for the soul, I think!


Teachers should have 6 months off. Thank you Alley for what you do! :people_hugging:


Congratulations @tracyS! :grin:

Thanks @tracyS, @crystal59 @Nixi @Ostara @Heav3n @Solasta_Amore @Amethyst @MeganB ! :grin:

@Amethyst i hope you have a relaxing week this week!

@MeganB I hope you enjoyed your holiday Monday!

@Ostara hope you have a good week!

@AileyGrey I hope you get lots of rest and relaxation this summer!


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 Tea Ritual - Weekly Image

(Group Ritual - June 1) :heart: Self-Love Spell

With the moon growing in strength as we get closer to the Full Moon of June this weekend, now is a great time for spellwork that focuses on growth, improvement, and nurturing some wholesome self-love. Come join your coven for a wholesome cuppa! :full_moon_with_face: :two_hearts:

Until then, cheers, Infinite Roots! :infinite_roots: :heart: :coffee:


I remember those days. Hopefully, the money motivation will get you moving! LOL!

Thanks, love! I don’t have anything planned so it should be!