Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Nov 6 - 12) 🌘

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 Healing Session :handshake: ] ]

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Monday, November 6 at 12:00 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 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 9

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 10

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.


[ [ Moon Phase: Waning Moon :waning_crescent_moon: ] ]

Waning-Crescent-Moon-Phase-Rituals

Although there is no major moon phase within the next seven days, we will be blessed by the light of a Waning Moon throughout the week.

The Spells8 Moon Magick Guide lists this moon phase as a good time for spellwork that deals with removal, decrease, and rest.

Waning-Moon-Magick-Ritual-Ideas

For more spellwork suggestions and ideas for what to do during the Waning Cycle, check out the Waning Moon Spell Page :arrow_double_down:.

Additionally, you might plan to prepare for next week’s New Moon, which will arrive on Monday, November 13th :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:


[ [ 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: Blessed Besoms :witch_broom:

Brooms Besoms 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 7 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: ] ]

Spells8 Book Club

The 32nd 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, November 10 - 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 . Book club and reviews are hosted in the public Activities category.

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:

@peter3 - @shayna3 - @lilith - @candice4 - @cosette1 - @samantha14 - @michelle8 - @brian - @tiffany8 - @katherine6 - @SplendidBlessie - @heather18 - @alexis1 - @brie2 - @allie1 - @barb - @gypsy - @amanda28 - @destanyallen - @sandra - @tammy6 - @michelle9 - @tomla - @tammie8 - @Kiash - @marta8 - @shauna1 - @karen1 - @jennifer34 - @karen2 - @wren1 - @christina9 - @michelle10 - @zoe3 - @teresa3 - @jill2 - @MadMoxxi - @deshawna - @adam - @tara3 - @alison - @OakSeer - @chris4 - @amy9 - @linzie1 - @Kristin_Nelson - @paige3 - @melisa7 - @lisa4 - @avery2 - @arwyn - @jade2 - @melanie5 - @joel - @jill10 - @Holly_Maas - @renee5 - @loretta2 - @shanna5 - @gili - @cindy7 - @Astrea - @samantha16 - @angela7 - @jill11 - @orawit - @om1 - @holly1 - @Rebecca_Christine_Ha - @luna1 - @hayley9 - @luna3

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:

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

  • @Sivonnah - :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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Community

Once a month, any member who goes above and beyond for their fellow coven members day after day over the course of the entire previous month receives a Community Shout-Out and a special badge .

Community Awarded users for October 2023 are:

  • @Marsha - for writing insightful energy reports, gifting Zodiac-enhanced birthday messages on Coven member bdays, and for greeting every single new member in their introduction posts

  • @Amethyst - for saying a kind welcome to every single new member in their introduction posts

  • @TracyS - for writing happy bday messages on Coven member bdays and for saying a warm hello to every single new member in their introduction posts

  • @Sivonnah- for warmly greeting every single new member in their introduction posts

It takes a lot of dedication to welcome and help fellow coven members feel at home here every day- everything you do is very much appreciated! :heart:

Click here to learn more about Community Shout-Out Rewards

All those who receive a monthly Community Shout-Out are awarded the CCC Badge .

The following activities and community engagement discussions are checked when determining eligibility for the Coven Community award: all posts from the specified month in Introductions, the Coven Birthday thread, the Daily Draw, Tending the Flame, Daily Energy Reports, and other current activities that involve daily sharing/assisting fellow Coven members

As this is a difficult badge to earn (it takes a lot of dedication to welcome/share messages for fellow coven members every day over the course of the whole month!), there are no limits to how many users can receive this monthly shout-out. This badge is just a small thank you to show appreciation for the daily work these users do to make their fellow coven members feel at home :heart:

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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:



How has November been treating you so far? :blush: Are you still enjoying the high from last week’s Sabbat festivities, or are you perhaps already preparing for the next Sabbat and solstice? :sun:

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! :waning_crescent_moon: :sparkles:

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Congratulations @Devenne and @Sivonnah Well done lovelies :heart:

Congrats too, to @marsha @Amethyst we really appreciate you.
@BryWisteria Thankyou. :heart:

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You spread a lot of warmth and joy, Tracy- thank you for all that you do! :heart: :hugs: :sparkles:

May it be a wonderful week!

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Gratz to all for all you do @tracyS it seems the demons have turned Tracy’s avatar into a tree. :rofl: Be careful out there witches :silver_heart: :black_heart:

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Congratulations to @Devenne, @Sivonnah, @Marsha, and @tracyS for your awards. Thanks for all you do! And thank you, Bry, for my own shout-out. You make me blush. :blush:

Thanks, @tracyS for the shout-out too! I like your new avatar! If I changed mine, no one would know who I am. LOL!

I hope to get some writing done today, but well, I slept in and may not have as much time. We’ll see. I’m still baffled over the time change on Sunday. Other than that, I’m getting ready for Thanksgiving here at my house. I got mini marshmallows before the store ran out! LOL!

I hope you all have a good week!

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@tracyS has really been branching out over these past few months. She is truly blossoming into her new role of Demon Channeler, isn’t she? :grin:

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She seems to easily transform into anything she works on :sweat_smile:

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I advised her to ground herself by putting her toes in the grass and soil, but… roots may be going a bit far :rofl:

:goat:

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Wood you believe it… So it’s not just Loki and the demons who are the shapeshifters on her end. :thinking:

I’d better leaf and go get some sleep, before someone axes me for my puns.

But first, congratulations to all for your awards! :black_heart:

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You guys are making me laugh. :rofl::christmas_tree: Yules coming, Loki’s getting ready to decorate my tree (me) :sparkling_heart:

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@Shadeweaver Pictures back. I actually don’t know what happened, was trying to update some stuff on my profile and the tree arrived. Think Loki’s excited for Yuletide, I’ve already started putting his altar together, and I bought him a little tree :sparkling_heart:.
:christmas_tree::partying_face::rofl:

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ThNkyou everyone! I want to congratulate everyone awarded! Great job everyone! Love you all lots. Also welcome to all the newest members!!

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@Devenne @marsha @Amethyst @tracyS
Congratulations :confetti_ball: :clap:

Thank you everyone :heartbeat: :smiling_face:

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@Shadeweaver and @starborn

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Your tree-rific puns are the highlight of my morning so far :clap: :joy: :heart:

Big success!!! :tada: Those mini marshmallows are so good in a cup of hot chocolate :coffee: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Good luck with your writing, Amethyst! :raised_hands:

Lots of love to you too, Devenne! Thank you for all that you do :heart: :blush:

It’s a well-deserved shout-out! Thank you, Sivonnah! :two_hearts: :raised_hands:

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You’re welcome, my dear! You deserve the praise!

Nah, it’s for my sweet potatoes on Thanksgiving. It’ll be yummy!

And thanks for the good luck! I got that chapter finished!

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Ohhhh that does sound delicious! :yum: :sweet_potato: :sparkles:

NICE JOB! That’s a big success- congrats on the finished chapter, Amethyst! :partying_face:

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I went for a midnight wandering and thought I’d share some photos again. :black_heart:

(I don’t live in a town of magenta lights. I adjusted the yellow colours afterwards for that effect.)

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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!)

11-9-23 burnout respite ritual

(Group Ritual - Nov 9) :relieved: Respite from Burnout Ritual

Burnout is exhausting and stressful- and it’s the last thing we want when things are busy! This ritual helps you to escape the pressure to find a moment of blissful peace. As the intention here is healing during overload or burnout, this ritual is designed to be simple and easy to do.

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

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Thank you! It was an action scene so it was difficult. LOL!

Gorgeous pictures, @starborn! You have a good eye!

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It’s so pretty there :heart_eyes: The last two pictures have such a pretty pink-blue aura to them, kind of like a neon or cyberpunk-ish vibe? Words are failing me this morning lol- but it’s really neat. Looks like some nice places to talk a walk! :pink_heart: :blue_heart: :blush:

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