Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Nov 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!

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


Monday, November 13

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:

[ [ Group Healing Session :handshake: ] ]


Wednesday, November 15 at 10:00 AM ET

Join a group healing circle to support those who are passing 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.

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S8 Group Tea Ritual Samhain Version

Thursday, November 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, November 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 last week’s Weekend Divination in order to know what to expect.

[ [ Additional Events of Interest :mag: ] ]

Other Events - MMM

A collection of curious (and perhaps conversation-starting!) events coming up this week:

Stay on top of witchy news by printing or downloading the 2023 Pagan Holiday Calendar and the Spells8 Forum Events Calendar to add 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 :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: Catch-Up! :clock3:

Catch-Up 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 Tuesday, November 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, December 8 .

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 XXXII - 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 Thursday, November 30 .

Thanks for spreading the love! :heart:

[ [ Energy Reports :dizzy: ] ]

Energy Report by Marsha

Are you sensitive to energy? Interested in how energy studies and magick benefit one another? Come explore the magick of energy with the talented @Marsha in these insightful daily energy reports!

The Mystic Magick discussion is open for all to see and enjoy in the public Activities category. It will be available throughout the month- please be aware that this month’s reports will close on Thursday, November 30.

[ [ 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 Thursday, November 30.

[ [ 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, December 31.

[ [ 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 have joined the Spells8 Forum over the past week!

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

@barbie3 - @christy1 - @chelsea - @flora - @amber2 - @kendrick4 - @michelle11 - @jennifer35 - @kylie1 - @rachel15 - @katie2 - @katja - @MIkasow - @keron - @Faeone - @nicollette4 - @jennifer36 - @barry - @lindsey11 - @tara4 - @michael7 - @lyndsie - @daisy6 - @mytan - @kayla11 - @Ebony_Gross - @brittany19 - @sheila2 - @angelica9 - @ostara1 - @summer3 - @lee - @molly - @brittany20 - @vicky - @lorna - @sarah18 - @julie7 - @chanel2 - @tomy - @kaley1 - @kayla13 - @fallyn2 - @kari1 - @devin8 - @katina1 - @sharon5 - @AmethystDreams - @danielle6 - @inacia - @kristen7 - @janelle5 - @belinda - @jenna2 - @gizette - @simone1 - @ashtyn - @brittany21 - @michelle12 - @kayla14 - @dawn12 - @val - @jeannine - @jennifer37 - @michelle14 - @nicholas - @alicia1 - @ashley11 - @john1 - @ariel2 - @elizabeth21 - @brandy3 - @priscilla1 - @taylor1 - @JoeLynn_Colvin - @arlene3

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 Activity

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:

  • @Starborn - :writing_hand: for sharing the most posts :writing_hand:

  • @AIRAM - :heart: 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 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:

As the skies grow dark and we reach the Ides of November, what magick or plans do you have for the week ahead? :telescope:

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:


:hekate_wheel: :black_heart:

I had just started writing up a post about this. :grin:

I’ll see if I can post it after work today (Tuesday). I have a lot to catch up on after an exhausting, not-very-productive Monday.

I feel personally attacked. :cold_sweat:

I’m kidding. :smile:

Thanks for acknowledging my love of typing all the words. :black_heart:


@starborn Congratulations :partying_face:
@AIRAM Congratulations :partying_face:

Love all your posts and hearts. So Occult Day, a day to revel in the unknown. Sounds fabulous.

May you all have a lovely week :sparkling_heart:


Just logged on to see if anyone had posted about this! I’m excited about it. I participated last year but don’t feel I did it justice so this year I’ve renewed my excitement for it!

also, how did I not know we had this → :hekate_wheel: ? :exploding_head:



We also have white moon Selena :white_moon_selena: and black moon Lilith :black_moon_lilith: too

Time for a late, 2:30 am sleep. Happy Monday to all those still in it! If my experience was any indicator of the day to come, it might be emotionally tiring. But it gets better! :black_heart:


I clearly have not been paying enough attention :laughing:


Thank you very much! :heart_eyes: :heart_eyes: :heart_eyes: :heart_eyes: :heart_eyes: :heart_eyes:


@AIRAM congrats on sharing the love! @starborn thankyou for your contributions
Much love :sparkling_heart:


Congratulations! :partying_face: :tada: :revolving_hearts: Thank you both for all your contributions to the forum. We are blessed to have you both here! :people_hugging:

With love :pink_heart: and magick :dizzy: always


Thank you all! :people_hugging: :black_heart:

I will be back later with more Florida Man cards. :grin: I never got around to doing my partner’s birthday yet. I am the master of getting distracted by other shiny things.


Congratulations to @starborn and @AIRAM! Thank you for all you do for the coven!

I had a busy morning today, what with a doctor’s appointment that went well, and then going in and getting the shingles vax. Came home and melted into a puddle for a few hours. Just now getting back to the forum. I hope everyone has had a lovely Monday!


thank you my dear I wish the health problems pass quickly and have no pain


thank you my dear :heart_eyes: :heart_eyes:


Woohoo!!! :heart_eyes: No rush, I’ll look forward to reading it when it is ready :blush:

I think I can speak for everyone when I say we all love your words of wisdom! :pray: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Thank you for sharing- your posts are always helpful and informational! :sparkles:

The Hekate Wheel is all thanks to @starborn, who shared it for everyone to use! :hekate_wheel: :sparkles: :blush:

Wishing you a blessed Night of Hekate, Artemisia!


I can’t wait :joy:

Glad the appointment went well! I know the post-vax puddle feeling. It’s always oof for a few hours, but at least it is done and over with! :grinning: :+1: I hope you had a nice Monday too, Amethyst, and that your week is off to a great start! :blush:


I was just tuckered out by the shot and going in and out of so many places. I’m feeling better today, just some muscle soreness. Thanks for the good wishes!

I’ve got mostly muscle aches today. Dunno how much of that is the shot and how much of that is me being clumsy getting in and out of the car yesterday. Oof! LOL!


I love Florida man! :crazy_face::laughing:


Congratulations :confetti_ball: :clap: @starborn @AIRAM Well done! Keep spreading your love and wisdom! Love you both :black_heart::heart::people_hugging::blush:


Uh-oh! Aches are icky. Whatever the cause, I hope they fade away quickly and that you’re feeling 110% again asap! :hugs: :heart:


I wholeheartedly second this!!! *love all the in-depth and researched posts!