Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Oct 30 - Nov 5) 🎃

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!

[ [ Witchy Holiday: Sabbat :wheel_of_dharma: ] ]

Other Events & Sabbats - MMM

Tuesday, October 31 - Wednesday, November 1

(Note that in some traditions Sabbats are celebrated over multiple days)

Blessed Sabbat! This week, those in the Northern Hemisphere will be celebrating the Sabbat Samhain :skull: and the Witches’ New Year.

This Sabbat is known as a “cross-quarter day” and marks the halfway point between the equinox and the solstice.


Want to honor the occasion? Here are a few ideas and suggestions for how you might celebrate this witchy holiday:

(In the Southern Hemisphere? Click here for Beltane ideas!)

Friends in the Southern Hemisphere will welcome Beltane :fire:, a “cross-quarter day” and fire festival.


Here are a few suggestions for how you might celebrate this holiday:

Click on the pictures and links above for more information and ways to celebrate!

Want to share the Sabbat fun with your coven? Come join us over in A Sacred Space to share decorations, crafting, cooking, altar pictures and more in:

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October Sabbat 2023 :sun: Coven Celebrations

Witchy Holiday Guide : Want to know more about special pagan holidays? Visit the Wheel of the Year to learn about these keystone seasonal celebrations :wheel_of_dharma:

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S8 Group Tea Ritual Samhain Version

Thursday, November 2

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 3

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: Last Quarter Moon :last_quarter_moon: ] ]


Sunday, November 5

This week we will be blessed by the light of the Last Quarter Moon. The exact time you will see this moon phase depends on your location :telescope:

The Spells8 Moon Magick Guide to Last Quarter Moon Magick lists this moon phase as the ideal time to remove negativity and banish things that are holding you back. It is a good time for spellwork that deals with laying things to rest and banishment.


This moon phase is part of the Waning Cycle :arrow_double_down:. For more information including history, meanings, and a collection of spells and rituals that work in harmony with this moon phase, check out the Waning Moon Spell Page :last_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:

[ [ 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: Ghosts & Spirits :ghost:

Spirits and Ghosts Witchy Halloween 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 31 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:

@julie5 - @brittney - @claudette - @Irina7 - @olivia1 - @khelani - @ana2 - @preston1 - @santana - @shawnna1 - @norma1 - @shakel - @stephanie6 - @celine - @kimberlee - @gordon - @michael6 - @stephanie8 - @Devenne - @rachel14 - @madeline - @nina3 - @aelise - @gayle - @Hayley-Beth - @MoonMom - @michelle6 - @elkhart - @sarah17 - @lj1 - @maetee1 - @ali - @kingz - @king - @evan - @tiina - @sydney1 - @samantha12 - @kirsten1 - @latisha - @dramamama77 - @elizabeth20 - @lori - @tricia2 - @leona1 - @rebeca1 - @keithin11 - @mickie - @amber17 - @marianne1 - @sarh - @phyllis1 - @tyson - @aaron4 - @heather17 - @Winter - @kristin2 - @shannon13 - @matthew - @angie - @janette - @mariehanna - @Serenity13 - @jodi - @christin1 - @diana - @kimberly15 - @stephanie11 - @sewon - @Phoenix030494 - @courtney6 - @MICHELLE_CROW - @sara10 - @moonchild - @tonya2 - @MarieTeal1 - @stephanie13 - @nachelle - @dennis1 - @christie2

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:

  • @AIRAM - :heart: for giving out the most hearts :heart: (on a two-week 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:

Sabbat blessings! :tada: Which holiday(s) and festivities will you be celebrating this week? :candle:

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! :jack_o_lantern: :sparkles:


@Devenne @AIRAM
Congratulations :confetti_ball: :clap:
That’s awesome! :hugs:

I’m loving the long list of new members :infinite_roots:



@Sivonnah thankyou lovely :rose:


Thank you very much sweetheart!
thank you Forum!
so many activities!
We are very lucky to have found this beautiful place!


Yeay congratulations @Devenne and @AIRAM that’s fabulous. :partying_face::purple_heart:


thank you my love!


Shout-outs from this past week go to:

  • @Devenne - :writing_hand: for sharing the most posts :writing_hand:
  • @AIRAM - :heart: for giving out the most hearts :heart: (on a two-week streak!)

Congratulations :partying_face: @Devenne & @AIRAM :dancing_women: Thank you :pray: for all you do, it’s a blessing to have you both here! :tada:

With love :heart: and magick :dizzy: always


@marsha thankyou your very kind. Reading your messages soothes my soul for some reason. I don’t know if that’s weird to say? Haha


Thank you so much @Devenne that is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me! :hugs: I am humbled :hearts: by your kindness!


thank you my love! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


It’s the truth. From the time you sent me the welcome message I don’t know each message has calmed me and felt so nurturing. Like I could feel that energy through your messages and through you. No, thank you. Hope you have the best day :pray:

Sorry not to be strange or anything.


Congratulations @Devenne & @AIRAM for your shoutous for the most posts & hearts given in the past week! :tada: Thank you for all of your contributions to the forum! :revolving_hearts:

I’m doing a bit better with reintegrating into the forum, although I can’t say it’s anything very consistent as far as times that I am in & out :laughing: I’m getting there though :hugs: I still have a couple of things on my to-do list to look into & answer. That I know, kind of plugging along at the moment. :upside_down_face:

Aside from cheerleading things because we’ve entered playoff games… I know that I have 2 appointments on Wednesday & then my daughter has 1 on Thursday in the early evening. I’m probably missing 1, but this is off the top of my head :rofl:

I am still figuring out what I am doing tomorrow. The weather here can be described as very variable lately. So that is kind of playing a part in it, but should it be more like today, then I think I have something that I can do that will help me with where I’m headed. Which also feels right & I know that I will feel much better afterward too.

I hope that everyone has a good start to their week so far! :revolving_hearts:


Congratulations @Devenne and @AIRAM! You people rock! Thanks for all you’ve done this past week!

You’ll get there, my love! I have faith in you! I’m glad you can get on the forum a bit, we missed you!

I went to the doctor’s today and everything looked good pending lab tests. I went for the shingles vax but they told me that they have a new flu vaccine for people who are allergic to eggs so I got that instead. So I have to go and get another shot in a couple of weeks for shingles.

Still, the flu vax didn’t slow me down a bit so hopefully I won’t have any bad reactions. We’ll see.

I’m looking forward to my Samhain ritual. I wrote it out last year and am going to use it again. Plus I get to see how many times I can watch Rocky Horror tomorrow! LOL!

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and a blessed Sabbat!


I had the shingles vaccine a few weeks ago. I got some questions at the pharmacy where my doctor is located & kind of went… Um… she called you to tell that I was on my way downstairs. Shouldn’t these questions have been asked when you were on the phone with her :laughing: I have to go back 2 months from then… so I think the end of November for the 2nd part.

Now my brain is blank about whether I got my flu vaccine yet :rofl: I’m sure I most likely did… my doctor is pretty good about letting me know which ones I should get & when. As for my memory, that’s a whole other thing lately :upside_down_face:

I’m glad everything looks good, I’m sure the lab tests will be fine too :two_hearts:


Happy New Year beautiful witches! :broom: :witch_hat: :jack_o_lantern:


You’d better check, it’s supposed to be a terrible flu year. You have enough problems without getting sick.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Sabbat!


Happy New Year too. :jack_o_lantern::partying_face:


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!)

11-2-2023 Witches New Year Goals Wish Manifestation Ritual

(Group Ritual - Nov 2) :candle: Manifesting a Wish for the Witches’ New Year

November brings a new month and a new Witches Year- have you taken some time out of all the festive fun to think about the months to come? This simple ritual uses a candle and card/rune to represent your goal (even if you don’t have a specific wish in mind!)- taking the desired energy out of the mind and making it tangible as you manifest blessings into being.

Until then- cheers, Infinite Roots! :tea: :candle: :sparkles:


@Amethyst I absolutely will, I’m checking it tomorrow. Especially since I have to travel next week.

I hope everyone has/had a wonderful Samhain & are ready to start the New Year :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

I’m going to have to set an alert on my calendar for the Group Ritual starting this week. That just dawned on me that with it in my calendar I can set an alert :rofl: