Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Nov 20 - 26) 🌓

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: First Quarter Moon :first_quarter_moon: ] ]


Monday, November 20

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:


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 Healing Session :handshake: ] ]


Thursday, November 23 at 4:00 PM 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 fourth 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 Friday, November 24

Please be aware that due to holiday hecticness (Thursday is Thanksgiving in the US), this week’s group ritual will be held on FRIDAY! :tea:

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 24

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.

[ [ Group Healing Session :handshake: ] ]


Sunday, November 26 at 8:00 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 final healing session this month.

For more information about the Energy Exchange Circle, please see the section below in Ongoing Activities or visit the Energy Exchange.

[ [ 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: Magickal Senses :eye_in_speech_bubble:

Magickal Senses 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 Tuesday, November 21 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:

@linsey1 - @jane1 - @ricky2 - @nick - @athena2 - @corrina1 - @melinda4 - @colleen - @heather19 - @lacey7 - @brenna3 - @tracey - @stacia1 - @jaylene - @magdalena - @garmial - @christopher3 - @sarah21 - @lyns - @debbie2 - @zenora - @tabitha - @cherinda - @pearl1 - @casey - @monica1 - @nancy11 - @B.Dane - @david - @allyson9 - @mia - @kim5 - @tiffany9 - @dalia - @kelly9 - @madisen1 - @sarah22 - @alyssa3 - @melissa16 - @yujaina - @shannon14 - @ros - @diane - @crystal18 - @mary6 - @alicia2 - @ashley12 - @nissa - @KhanjanB - @alyse - @emily9 - @jessica13 - @alicia3 - @Polaris - @anja - @katy63116 - @candace - @jacqueline1 - @pauline5 - @nydelathy - @RavennWolfe - @hannah5 - @victoria7 - @michele3 - @aubrey1 - @danny - @Darleeng - @chris5 - @danielle9 - @novie - @lauren11 - @vanity - @danielle10 - @stephanie14 - @reida - @carrie15

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 and giving out the most hearts :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 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:

Will you be celebrating anything this week- be it a holiday or other special occasion? :crescent_moon: Wishing blessings of abundance to you! :pie:

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:


Thanks for the shout-out. Clearly I :heart: you all! :laughing: :black_heart:


@starborn Congratulations, and celebrations. :partying_face::sparkling_heart:

This week is weird. My son’s got strep throat so he’s home on antibiotics, :face_vomiting:. And there’s activity in the house from who knows who (not my nun, not Loki :person_shrugging:), but I see movement, in the corner of my eye (maybe I’ve just watched too much Dr Who :rofl:). Lokis playing havoc with my car stereo, I think he got miffed when my mum said it wasn’t Magick that it switched stations, it was signalling. So when I put a cd on, to make his point, he switch the cd off, turned the volume up, wacked on travel news for Wales, then switched that off, volume down, cd back on, then 10 seconds later, did the whole process again for travel news for Somerset, Bristol and finally Wiltshire. :rofl:. My mum said nothing. Lol I love this god so much. :crazy_face::partying_face::sparkling_heart:


You’re gonna be ashamed of me, but I still have no idea what Doctor Who is or what it’s about. :joy:

:joy: He’s hilarious.





@starborn WooHooooo!!! Congrats you busy bee you ! Lots of love to you my beautiful friend :cupid:


Thanks, @Devenne and @tracyS. :black_heart:

My Monday was a chaotic mess of things going wrong, so here’s hoping Tuesday is much more relaxed. :grin: The sun is about to rise, so we’ll soon see!


Congratulations :tada: @starborn for sharing so much love within the forum & engaging with everyone :confetti_ball:

@tracyS I hope he feels better soon! Strep throat is never a good feeling.

Sounds like an interesting drive at the very least :laughing:

One of my deities is letting me know she’s around & watching over me. I’ve had a few things happen & when I asked my husbamd about 2 of them, he just looked at me like, “Ah, no… I don’t touch that side or anything to do with what’s on that altar over there. So, neither was me…” with a curious & slightly confused… What is she talking about & should I ask any questions? type of look. I just laid down & we went to sleep. Although then it got me thinking about how I woke up yesterday morning & the sleeping arrangement that happened last night once we were both were in bed & my pibble joined us :rofl:


@Susurrus Thankyou. He’s on ice-cream and Greek yogurt with chocolate sauce (got to have some benefits when ill) :grin:

Your hubby sounds like my son, (the one with strep), he won’t go into my favourite Witchy shop, he waits outside :flushed:. Thankfully the demons and Loki give him space, so softly softly we’ll bring him round :sparkling_heart::partying_face::rofl:

@starborn Chaotic mess! Hope Tuesday is better for you lovely :sparkling_heart:


Oh my husband will have most discussions with me, make or find me things, go into shops with or for me. Things like items being readjusted & moved he’s like… not sure if I should ask right now or after she asks whoever may have been on that side. Which it would only be him or I. My kids don’t go over there unless I’m laying down facing that way, so not even within a foot of that area or touch anything altar related or really witchy of mine, normally I suppose I should say right now :laughing:

Ooo… popsicles would be good too! They won’t aggravate his tum of he still has a fever as well



Thanks, I’ll pick some up :sparkling_heart:


As long as financial things are off the chaos table, I’ll be alright. :laughing:

One of the things that happened was that Visa had flagged my debit card as compromised over the weekend. My bank cancelled it and refused to activate it again. I found this out when I went to try to buy lunch, so that was fun – I’m trying to pay, it’s failing, and I have to tell the woman there that I’ll have to come back.

I had to call up their fraud team, then went on mission impossible to withdraw from an ATM while they were on the phone with me. They made an exception and unblocked it long enough for me to get money out to last me the rest of the week. But the first ATM I tried, which was actually connected to my bank, didn’t let me withdraw. So I had to walk to another bank, where I finally grabbed $200 just in case I need extra for emergencies. Now, I’ve got to wait a week or two for a new card to arrive. :face_exhaling:

I’ve transferred some money to my partner so we can use their card. But it’s a very weird feeling, not having direct access to my own money right now. :thinking:


@starborn oh dear, was it compromised? Stressful stuff that. Hope your new card comes soon and your accounts ok. :flushed::sparkling_heart:


Yay! @starborn! You love us, you really love us! LOL! Congrats on winning both shoutouts! That’s awesome!

@tracyS I hope your son gets to feeling better, and you figure out whatever it is you’re seeing in the corner of your eye. That freaks me out, I cleanse the crap out of the apartment when that happens.

I went to the head shrinker today and it went well so that’s good. Getting ready for the big T-day on Thursday. Sally’s making my dressing and sweet potatoes for me and pumpkin pie and then on the day I’m going to bake some chicken strips. No need for a turkey for just me, you know? But it’s gonna be good!

I hope everyone has a good week!


I’m not sure. I can’t see anything weird in the recent transaction history. The past week has actually been nothing but places I regularly shop at. :woman_shrugging:

And guess what? I got a call from my (home loan) broker an hour ago, so my woes continue. :joy:

I DO, I DO! :joy: :black_heart: Thanks.

I won both at the end of my last 3-week streak, too. I’m a greedy one, I suppose! :face_with_peeking_eye:


@starborn Oh :flushed:, the bank should know, I’d ask. Last time it happened to me, one of my trusted sites didn’t renew their security, literally for a few minutes, and bam, that’s when I used them, and got my card hacked by someone in Canada. Thankfully the bank stopped it so no money loss as I’m not in Canada. :person_shrugging: Here’s hoping the brokers news is ok :person_shrugging: :sparkling_heart:

@Amethyst Thankyou.

I don’t know if I want to cleanse the house, he’s not causing any harm, just curious who’s here (apart from my usuals house guests :partying_face:). :sparkling_heart:


See, that corner of the eye thing would get to me. LOL! I’d keep on looking to see something and nothing would be there and that would drive me nuts.


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 - thank you!)

11-24-23 Tea for Healthy Digestion

(Group Ritual - Nov 24) :coffee: Tea for Healthy Digestion

Stuffed with stuffing? Fight off food coma and enhance your digestive health with a little green magick, kitchen witch wisdom, and your own powerful intent :sparkles:

Just a reminder that the official day of the group ritual has been changed to Friday this week, but due to the holiday hecticness please feel free to tap into the group energy whenever is right for you! :handshake: :heart:


@starborn congratulations :confetti_ball: :clap: :black_heart::heart: sorry you’re having problems with the bank! Most of the time the protection is good, but definitely frustrating nit being able to access your own money!
@tracyS sorry your little guy is sick! My boys got strep a lot. Most of the time you didn’t even know they were sick! :laughing::crazy_face:

Hoping to get back in the swing of things this week. New ALS medication kicked my butt! So I had to stop it. This was the last approved ALS medication I’ve tried. Had adverse reactions to all 3! So, it’s a little disappointing.
Got in a big fight with my son last night so feeling sad. Hoping we can talk to today.
Love you all :heart: