Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Nov 27 - Dec 3) 🌕

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: Full Moon :full_moon: ] ]


→ Monday, November 27

This week, the skies will shine with the beauty of a full moon. The exact time of peak illumination will depend on your location.

This moon is called the Full Beaver Moon :beaver:, named after a creature who works hard in order to be fully prepared for the cold months ahead. This moon is associated with family, the home, hard work, preservation, and thinking ahead

Not sure what to cast? Feel free to check out the Full Beaver Moon Ritual :full_moon: . Have a blessed full moon!


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? You can find complementary spells and rituals for tonight’s moon on the Spells8 Lunar Spell Page :astrology_moon:

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S8 Group Tea Ritual Samhain Version

→ Thursday, November 30

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, December 1

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: Cauldrons :witch_cauldron:

Cauldrons 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 28 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:

@Sabrina010 - @brandi7 - @raven12 - @jennifer38 - @imabe - @Helqueen - @lilith5 - @danielle11 - @cheyenne - @cassidy2 - @amy11 - @karen5 - @natasha3 - @maria - @amy12 - @brittany22 - @amy13 - @victoriacluff06 - @linda9 - @gloria - @candice5 - @steven - @AnnieGoat - @brandy4 - @keithin12 - @emily11 - @carla4 - @melissa17 - @rechanda - @brook - @sara11 - @Greenwitchywoman75 - @celineelise - @jennifer39 - @barbara - @tammie9 - @sonja8 - @chynna-jayde - @true - @hirak - @alona - @takeyia - @brianna4 - @mahalia - @lori2 - @hidalia - @julie9 - @sankar1 - @kim6 - @alisha4 - @kimberly17 - @kari3 - @allison - @brittany23 - @tiffany10 - @mahalia1 - @michelle16 - @brianna6 - @wesunka - @regina - @nannette - @Shortbred67 - @fox - @rebecca7 - @donna7 - @paul2 - @linda24 - @amoriri - @christine1 - @davina1

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 three-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:

:trophy: After a three-week streak of being featured in the weekly shout-outs, @starborn has received a special badge for their contributions to the forum- woohoo! :confetti_ball::two_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:

December arrives! :snowflake: Are you excited about the coming Sabbat and holidays? :evergreen_tree:

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! :full_moon: :sparkles:


@starborn :beers::beer:skal. Well done. Fabulous :sparkling_heart:


Congratulations :tada: @starborn :confetti_ball:

I’m :face_exhaling: in need of an actual vacation; maybe hibernation, a cave in a remote area, any of the above :face_with_monocle: After an entire day at the doctor’s Wednesday & then by Thursday night getting sick :mask: & not anywhere close to better after 4 days…

(My son though… 3 days… All better… He’s grounded. Can you do that to a 21 year old? :thinking:)

I had to reschedule my daughter’s appointment today & then pick her up from school :school: because now she doesn’t feel good either… :confused: tomorrow I have my 12 week migraine appointment & she has to go to her doctor to be checked now… Wednesday :thinking: I have 2 appointments (1 a previously scheduled appointment with an addition of follow up for Wednesday then my normal Wednesday appointment)

Thursday I have 1 appointment… & so far Friday… home :house_with_garden: but that’s entirely subject to change :laughing:

I’m sad :pensive: & sorry I wasn’t able to be in more last week or through the weekend after Tuesday. It’s been a struggle & busy since then. :sleepy: Most of Saturday I wasn’t awake :sleeping: & apparently having a war with my pibble over blankets… :upside_down_face: He wanted ALL OF THEM, ALL DAY Every time my husband or son got me a new one or one that was already around… Pibble found a way to remove it & lay in it… At 1 point he had 4 & 3/4 of ones they put on me, 2 of my daughter’s, 1 of my son’s, my pibble’s 3 that are always on his bed that is next to my couch. He was wrapped on/in them like a cocoon… I had a 1/4 of a King size plush/fleece blanket that he was trying to reclaim when no one was paying attention :rofl:

I will be in later this afternoon, now that my daughter is home & settled. I have gotten our appointments either rescheduled, scheduled, & figured out. I just need to lay down for a little bit :weary: & recharge before trying to do any type of adulting or using my brain. :joy:

I hope everyone had a great weekend & is having a good start to their week :hugs:


Congratulations! :partying_face: You are such a blessing to all of us @Starborn :hugs: :sparkles:


Yay, @starborn! You’re on a roll! That’s great, congratulations!

@Susurrus I hope you survive this week, it sounds busy as heck! And maybe your pibble was cold. Hope you wake up feeling recharged!

I actually joined a gym today! It’s free thanks to my insurance but darn it, it’s a workout to get into the place. I have an appointment next week to see what I can do on the floor since I’m not ready for the machines. I’m too fat and too shakey for the treadmills, I can just see myself falling and taking out the whole line of machines with me. We’ll see how it goes. Wish me luck!


Oh wow @Amethyst that’s great! Things like that require baby steps when getting started, you don’t want to do too all at once. Slow & sfeady :wink:

I should be okay, I think :laughing: I will be sleeping when I can though. :hugs:


@starborn congrats to you a shining star :star:

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Woohoo! :partying_face: Thank you all. :black_heart:

I might be a bit quiet until our move now, though. Life is throwing me limes, and I’m trying to cut them up for Cuba Libres, but I can only slice so fast, ya know?! :crazy_face:


@starborn Congratulations! We love you! :heart: :black_heart: :heart_eyes:

@Susurrus hoping everyone gets better soon! and hoping you survive the week with all those appointments! I thought I had a day off from appointments tomorrow, but physical therapy rescheduled from Wednesday to tomorrow :sleepy:

@Amethyst congratulations! You’re gonna rock this! :star_struck: :blush: :heart:


I love you @starborn Congratulations!!!

@Susurrus sending you a big hug.sweet lady

My thumb hurts. I need it back. :tired_face:


Thank you @Sivonnah :blush: I should be okay… 1 thing at a time :timer_clock: I’ve had that happen & it always makes me feel frazzled as well.

Thank you @Ostara :people_hugging: if I could give it back to you I absolutely would :heart:

At some point I’m hoping to put my house back together too… but that can wait for now. :rofl:


I’ll be doing mostly seated exercises on my own, not on the machines, to start out with. Once a week in the gym and twice a week at home. So that’s not too bad.

Get some rest, love!

Thanks so much! I hope I rock it. LOL!


That’s better than not too bad. That’s great. :black_heart: You don’t want to aim for hours everyday or something and overdo things, as that can be harmful. As others have said, baby steps. And you’ve already started. It’s just a matter of continuing now. You can do it, and I ain’t blowing smoke up yer butt, 'cause the proof is in that you’re already doing it. :sparkles:


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!)

11-30-23 Fire Element Brew

(Group Ritual - Nov 30) :fire_element: Brewing the Fire Element

As November draws to a close, summon warmth and channel the element of fire with this simple candle ritual. Warming herbs make a delicious blend that’s also warm and cozy- feel free to choose your favorite spices (or pick some from the list provided!)

We’re playing with drinking fire this week- bring out your favorite spiced brew and come get roasty toasty with the Coven! Until then- cheers! :coffee::fire::blush:


Thanks for the encouragement @starborn! I think I can do it. It’s gonna be a thing where my ride is having double knee surgery in January. I’m hoping to find a ride.


@BryWisteria oh… looking forward to this 1 :tea:! I could use a bit of the fire element :fire_element: Some motivation & energy :fire: this week would be AMAZING :partying_face:


@Solasta_Amore :hibiscus: haven’t seen you in a while hope your doing okay just wanted to send my best wishes and let you know I’m thinking of you :sparkles::heartpulse::heartpulse:


@Solasta_Amore Same. Hope you’re ok. :sparkling_heart: And you too @crystal59 :sparkling_heart:


Thank you @tracyS :sparkles: :infinite_roots: :people_hugging: