Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Oct 23 - 29) 🔴

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 Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S8 Group Tea Ritual Samhain Version

Thursday, October 26

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 the previous group ritual to get an idea about what to expect.

[ [ Weekend Divination - Free Readings :flower_playing_cards: ] ]

Weekend Divination with Megan Black

Friday, October 27

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: Full Moon :full_moon: ] ]


Saturday, October 28

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 Hunter’s Moon :bow_and_arrow:, named after the time of year when people traditionally hunted and prepared meat to last them through the long winter ahead. Magickally, this moon is associated with collecting that which aids you while culling that which hinders you.

Not sure what to cast? Feel free to check out the Full Hunter’s 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:

[ [ Blood Moon / Lunar Eclipse :red_circle: ] ]


Saturday, October 28

This week’s Full Moon is an extra special one- as it is also a Lunar Eclipse! A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the moon, casting a shadow upon the moon. To those in the viewing range of the eclipse, the moon will appear red. This gives it the name Blood Moon :red_circle:


While some witches choose to refrain from casting during an eclipse, others choose to draw on the unique energy. If you wish cast during this exciting celestial event, here is a Blood Moon Ancestor Spell and a Guide to Magick During Lunar Eclipses :sparkles:

[ [ Witchy Holiday Heads Up :eyes:] ]

Sabbats - MMM

Tuesday, October 31 - Wednesday, November 1

Heads up, witches! Not this week but next, get ready for a Sabbat and pagan holiday celebration. Those in the Northern Hemisphere will enjoy the Sabbat Samhain :skull:, also known as the Witches’ New Year :witch_hat:


At the same time, friends in the Southern Hemisphere will enjoy the Sabbat Beltane :fire:, the first of the fire festivals.


Keep an eye out for celebration suggestions and more holiday info in next week’s Merry Meet Monday post! You can also stop by October Sabbat 2023 :ghost: Coven Celebrations to pick up some great magickal ideas or share your personal celebrations with the forum family :infinite_roots: :sparkles:

To learn more about the main pagan holidays and 8 Sabbats of the year, feel free to visit the Spells8 Wheel of the Year Page

[ [ 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 Correspondences :link:

Correspondences 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, October 24 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, November 3 .

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 XXXI - 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 Tuesday, October 31 .

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 Tuesday, October 31.

[ [ 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 Tuesday, October 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 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:

@rhys2 - @rachel13 - @jamie12 - @stephenie - @rebecca6 - @caset - @hollie3 - @MizzJluv - @asha-ley - @LizzBetancourt - @robert3 - @kathy - @katie1 - @jenn1 - @caitlin11 - @laurie2 - @amalea4 - @amie1 - @Charlie - @kara - @amy8 - @lillian - @jolena - @melissa14 - @tina9 - @bailey - @judy2 - @amanda27 - @tiffany7 - @anna2 - @amber14 - @jeannie9 - @taunya - @lise - @ElizabethSimone - @raven4 - @chanel1 - @mackinsie - @amber15 - @jodie1 - @renae4 - @victoria5 - @jacqueline - @rianna1 - @brandi6 - @megan3 - @aeron - @patanza - @haronet - @eric - @Laylas.Eye - @makayla2 - @Lilith-Eiram - @linda7 - @courtney5 - @CaraC - @felicia1 - @sami - @erika2 - @elizabeth19 - @bobbie - @krystal3 - @kevin - @laura2 - @reinhard - @crystal16 - @KristinaD.93 - @deborah2 - @laura3 - @emily6 - @Ceyda - @lauren10 - @stephanie4 - @daniel2 - @carmella - @malikeya - @valerie2 - @christopher2 - @keithin10 - @coralee - @philisiwe - @Katie_KK_Kate - @CaitrionaSelene - @julie4 - @WyldWolf - @Beccamarie921 - @baylee - @sonja7

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:

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

  • @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:

:trophy: After a three-week streak of being featured in the weekly shout-outs, @tracyS 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:

A Full Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse to kick off the end-of-October festivities! :woman_mage: Will you be working any magick or doing Sabbat preparations this week? :jack_o_lantern:

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! :red_circle::sparkles:


*Me, realizing I put the Sabbat head’s up post in last week’s MMM too *


Is anyone else too ready for Halloween/Samhain? :joy: :jack_o_lantern: :black_cat:

Wishing everyone a happy week!


Congratulations to @tracyS and @AIRAM! Thank you for all you are doing for the community!

I have a lovely week planned with nothing much to do. So that’s good. I dug up a Samhain ritual I wrote last year that I plan to do next Tuesday, so I’m ready for the holiday. Hopefully, I’ll get some writing done but if not that’s okay too.

I hope you all are having a wonderful week too!


Rituals and writing sound like great plans to welcome the spook-tivities! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: Enjoy, Amethyst! :heart:


Thanks, love! We’ll see what I get done!


thanks so much! I love this forum and I feel it my family! I thank you all from the bottom of my heart!


@BryWisteria Thank you, that’s so sweet. The demons get a shout out too as they’re making me write all these posts :partying_face::sparkling_heart:
@AIRAM Fabulous my lovely sister.
Congratulations :partying_face:

I’ve got the week off work so we’re celebrating Samhain from now :rofl::jack_o_lantern:

Hope you all have a fabulous week and Samhain :sparkling_heart::kissing_heart:

@Amethyst Hope you have a lovely week and enjoy your ritual :jack_o_lantern:


Thank you, my dear! I hope you have a fabulous week of celebrating!


I think for us, Beltane is 8 November, depending on where you look. Like, there are traditional set dates, but if we actually follow the corresponding archaeoastronomy, it’s a different date and time.

Edit: And then there are those who shift them to a weekend.


Ooo! I made it this week! :raised_hands:

Congratulations :tada: @tracyS for a shiny new badge! Thank you for all of your contributions!

Congratulations :confetti_ball: @AIRAM for the most hearts :hearts: this week & spreading the love :revolving_hearts:

Had whacky day here today :laughing: & my pibble is definitely fully recovered from surgery. So thats good & he trusts me to gibe him treats again :rofl:

I do have my weekly appointment Wednesday. They are installing our security system Thursday. My daughter has an appointment tomorrow afternoon… the fun never ends :joy:

I do have my space back though & am comfortable being in my room again. So that feels good & being able to get things done in a much more timely manner in general & not just interacting here. :hugs:

I hope everyone has a great week! :+1: So far today was definitely Monday & I’m gling to have to check the Energy Report because my sleep & everything was inside out :crazy_face:


Congratulations @tracyS and @AIRAM

First, I am so happy to still be here. I’m still riding the excitement and still overwhelmed by the love.

Got the major stress out of the way today, visit with the next specialist. As soon as I’m totally healed from the last one, I get to have another surgery. Yay! :roll_eyes:

No more major stress this week. I’m going to keep plugging away at organizing the bedroom and my Altar. We have the grandbaby, AKA Nana’s Little Star, at the end of the week. Stress because she’s a 13 month old ball of trouble, a cute ball of trouble but trouble none the less, but good stress.

Hope y’all have a great rest of your week


Happy new magickal week! @tracyS and @AIRAM congrats for the shout out! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :pink_heart:

Finally this Thursday I would be able to do the group meditation in peace. There is a public holiday for my city and we do not work on that day :partying_face: I think I would also get my self some rest for the uppcoming eclipse because it is killing me (lots of Scorpio and Taurus aspects) and actually fet ready for Samhain, I left that again for the last minute xD


Very true! I think for many people the Sabbats are more of a period than a set date- especially for ones like Yule, which can span up to two weeks of celebrations depending on the tradition :evergreen_tree: :candle: :tada:

The date written is really just a guideline- celebrate when, how, and for however long works best for you! :partying_face:


Well you know I’ll be doing something to celebrate the Hunter’s Moon and the Blood Moon! Oh, and it’s the start of Celtic Tree Month of Reed? Yep, gotta get something planned now!


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!)

Halloween Witch's Brew

(Group Ritual - Oct 26) :jack_o_lantern: A Halloween Witch’s Brew

Welcome to the fourth annual Halloween-themed group ritual! This yearly ceremony of fun involves turning your drink into an Enchanted Witch’s Brew. Enjoy some Halloween blessings as you sip your magickal potion :cauldron: :coffee::sparkles:

Cheers, witches! :jack_o_lantern: :tea: :blush:


@tracyS - Congratulations :partying_face: for sharing the most posts :writing_hand: on a three-week streak!

Thank you for sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us!

@AIRAM - :partying_face: Congratulations for giving out the most hearts :heart:

Thank you for sharing so much love!

This is my favorite time of the year, not sure what I’m doing yet… still deciding!!! Anyway, I wish everyone a very Merry Sabbat!

With love :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: and magick :dizzy: always


Congratulations, you two! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :partying_face: :tada:

I’m looking forward to Samhain, but everything is going to be different this year. All of my things are packed away because we’re trying to sell our house. Add in to that the chaos that is trying to find a place to live where we’re planning on moving… :sweat_smile: everything has been kind of everywhere for me lately!


I’m not sure what I’m doing yet minus having a fire :fire: to release a letter that does not serve me or my family regardless of who wrote it or when. So I’m looking forward to that :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Not sure what else though… still thinking :thinking:

I do have the perfect mug for the ritual! It says Witches Brew, so I’m hoping to make this one! :hugs:


Same. We’re also starting to make sure our fridge is empty by eating everything, and since it’s mostly condiments and various types of cheese, it requires more effort than it seems. :joy: