Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Sep 11 - 17) 🌑

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: ] ]

EEC September

Monday, September 11th 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 third of five live 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 Category of the forum.

[ [ Moon Phase: New Moon :new_moon: ] ]


Thursday, September 14th

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:

This week we will be blessed by the presence of the New Moon. The exact time of the peak phase will vary according to your location.

While many witches see the New Moon as a time of rest and reflection, others choose to cast magick spells specific to this phase of the moon cycle.


You can learn more about the symbolism, traditions, and best-suited spellwork for this moon phase in the New Moon Rituals Guide :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:

Calling Astrology-lovers! - Read your Horoscope for the Week of Sep 11 - 17 :telescope:

[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S7 Group Tea Ritual 2022 Mabon Version

Thursday, September 14th

Join in for a shared group ritual meditation and coven chat- this activity 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. This week’s ritual post will appear in the forum on Tuesday, but until then 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, September 15th

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:

Free readings are held in the Energy Exchange Category - the post appears on Friday and readings will happen throughout the weekend. You can check out last week’s Weekend Divination to get an idea about what to expect.

[ [ Witchy Holiday Heads Up :eyes:] ]

Sabbats - MMM

Saturday, September 23rd

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 Mabon :apple: and the autumn equinox :sun:


At the same time, friends in the Southern Hemisphere will enjoy the Sabbat Ostara :egg: and the spring equinox :sun:


Keep an eye out for celebration suggestions and more holiday info in next week’s Merry Meet Monday post! You can also stop by the September Sabbat 2023 :fallen_leaf: Discussion 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 :wheel:

[ [ Other 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: Wonderful Wands :wand_tarot:

Wands Challenge Spells8

Every week, the forum hosts a challenge exploring one specific area of magick. Challenges are open to everyone and you are warmly encouraged to participate in a way that reflects your unique magickal practice.

This challenge will remain open until Tuesday, September 12 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:

Please note that this reading period will end on September 29th .

And if you haven’t done so already, please feel free to share and swap your book reviews from last session in the Reader’s Reviews thread: :memo: Spells8 Book Club XXX - Readers’ Reviews

Happy Reading! :open_book:

[ [ Energy Exchange Circle :hugs: ] ]

Spells8 Energy Exchange Circle

Do you have a little extra love to share and are looking for ways to help out a fellow coven member? Or perhaps you’ve fallen on hard times and could use some positive vibes your way?

The Energy Exchange Circle is hosted in the Energy Exchange Category and is a great way to support and show love to coven members going through hard times. To do a good deed and show 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 Saturday, September 30th .

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 remains open for all to see and enjoy throughout the month- please be aware that this month’s reports will close on Saturday, September 30th.

[ [ Coven Member Birthdays :birthday: ] ]

coven birthdays

Share the love by wishing 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 more private A Sacred Space that is exclusive to coven members.

Please keep in mind that this month’s birthday discussion will close on Saturday, September 30th.

[ [ 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 Saturday, September 30th.

[ [ 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:

@sarajane - @katherine3 - @roberta - @jeannie7 - @robin4 - @Katie88 - @leticia1 - @alisha18 - @amber10 - @edite - @michael5 - @sharon4 - @jennifer23 - @rebecca5 - @lauren2 - @kayla5 - @keithin8 - @heidi - @jamie8 - @kraig - @miranda1 - @melissa9 - @lindy1 - @kayla6 - @biddy - @moonlilystar - @asteriaelysiamoon - @melinda2 - @eva1 - @nikki - @karisa - @tamara7 - @manisha - @ashleigh - @amber11 - @ashleyh - @netta - @Sivonnah - @danika - @louise2 - @rick - @andrea4 - @ana-sofica - @nicholle - @shantel - @jennifer26 - @cecilia1 - @charlotte - @samantha5 - @miriya - @nicollette3 - @damon - @brister - @jess2 - @kayla7 - @katharine - @aileen1 - @shanna - @tawny4 - @heidi2 - @andrew3 - @keri - @laurisha1 - @kelly4 - @kelly5 - @jenna1 - @christina3 - @samantha7 - @jeannette - @heather11

If you haven’t done so already, please jump in by creating a new topic in the Introductions Category . You might share a bit about who you are and your journey into practicing magick, or simply say hello to your fellow magick-lovers :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 - sharing the most posts (on a two-week shout-out streak!) :writing_hand:

  • @crystal59 - giving out the most hearts (on a three-week shout-out streak!) :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, @crystal59 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:

The start of a new cycle approaches- are you planning anything special for the new moon this week? :mage:

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! :new_moon: :sparkles:


Woww soo many beautiful & magical activities going on, in our coven currently! :innocent: :heart: Ohh and also a big congrats to our lovely @starborn for sharing so much awesome posts and topics with us :star2: :dizzy: :sparkling_heart: and another bigg congrats to sweet @crystal59 for giving so much love to all of us! :hugs: :heart_decoration: :revolving_hearts:
You two have lighted up the whole coven! :infinite_roots: :smiling_face: :people_hugging: :pink_heart: Blessed Be lovelies… :two_hearts:

I am really looking forward to the upcoming, beautiful autumn equinox - Mabon Sabbat, for us northern hemisphere, witches! :blush: :witch_hat: :apple: :wheel_of_dharma: :yellow_heart: :heart: And I also wanna wish a lovely, flowery, cheery and Blessed Ostara & spring equinox, to all of my southern hemisphere, loves! :pink_heart: :cherry_blossom: :blossom: :wilted_flower: :butterfly: :rabbit2:


Congratulations @starborn Your posts are fabulous, it’s so lovely to have you with us. :partying_face:
Congratulations @crystal59 for all those :sparkling_heart:s A three week streak. Woohoo. :partying_face::tada:

What is my week like. Well Apollo refuses to leave Bristol and his heat is making me so tired, I feel like I’ve flown to Australia and back without the joy of getting off the plane :sleeping::sleeping:. Please All Father, if your reading this, return Thor! :grin:
Not much planned for this week, which means apart from work and house duties, more time for some reading catch up. :thinking:Might try and learn a new skill, got a good hoodoo book, so may check it out :fire::heartpulse:
Wishing you all a fabulous week :partying_face:


Aww, I will pray with you, I know what Apollo’s might feels like, as it is here almost always! :yellow_heart: :face_holding_back_tears: :pray:t2: :sun:

Yaay! That’s awesome. I’m so glad, you’ll be spending spare time with your magickal books! :wink: :books: :sparkling_heart: They’re such a portal of magic & wonder & knowledge, aren’t they! :sob: :face_holding_back_tears: :heart_eyes: I’m sorry i love reading so much i easily get emotional… :cupid: :grin: :face_holding_back_tears: Good luck with your hoodoo reading tracy! :kissing_heart: :heart: I hope you enjoy it thoroughly and definitely learn something new & amazing! :hugs: :witch_hat:
Blessings to you, :sparkling_heart: :pentagram:


@Solasta_Amore Thankyou. Blessings to you too :kissing_heart::sparkling_heart:


Thank you so much @TheTravelWitch_Bry ,:sparkling_heart::sparkles: @Solasta_Amore :smiling_face_with_three_hearts::kissing_heart: and @tracyS :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :people_hugging: :orange_heart::black_heart::orange_heart::black_heart::yellow_heart::jack_o_lantern: :witch_hat:


Congratulations @starborn and @crystal59! Thank you for all you do!

Day 4 without a computer, just me and my phone. Hopefully they’ll be able to put my desk together this week. I feel weird without my space with all my stuff around me.

Had two doctors appointments today and they went well, so that was good. Other than water blisters on my legs I’m doing okay.

Looking forward to the new moon, I had a spell I wanted to cast with some labradorite but it’s on my computer so I may have to wing it.

@tracyS I hope Thor brings you gentle rains and cool weather.

@Solasta_Amore, wishing you a beautiful Mabon.

Hope you all have a good week!


@Amethyst Glad you’re doing ok. Hopefully you’re computer will be up and running soon. I do everything on my phone, it is my computer, be lost without it, so I sympathize with you. Here’s to the technology gods, get your computer and desk up soon. (From American Gods :rofl:) :heartpulse:


@Amethyst Wishing a beautiful and pleasant Mabon to you too, my lovely heart. :purple_heart: :heart: :apple: And oh! My sweet, i’m so sorry you’re feeling a bit off. I am praying with @tracyS to the technology gods :grin: :innocent: :desktop_computer: that you get your computer back soon & all smoothly running! :hugs: :sparkling_heart: :sparkles: It’s so good that your appointments went well, love. :pink_heart: And oh yes, the new moon! :heart_eyes: :new_moon: :sparkles: I do have a labradorite ring on my left ring finger with its fierce protective magic & deep love, surrounding me. :face_holding_back_tears: :black_heart: :blue_heart: I’ll search and look for smthng special for this new moon. :innocent: :sparkling_heart: It’s okay, amethyst. Even if you don’t get an opportunity to cast that spell, i guess there’s so much more you could do hun. :star_struck: like new moon meditations and actually many other amazing spells for The New Moon. :dizzy: Blessed be my dear, take care always and just be happy! :two_hearts:

Wishing you all a very blessed, powerfully positive & a very reflective new moon!
:new_moon_with_face: :black_heart: :silver_heart:


Thank you, @TheTravelWitch_Bry for the shout-out. I can’t believe I’ve only been around for about two weeks, but this place already feels like family. :black_heart:

And thank you, @Solasta_Amore, @tracyS, and @Amethyst, too. Everyone’s been so welcoming and supportive. And I’m so happy to be able to share all these things with you all. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

I definitely need to do some shadow work this week! After another power retrieval, I’ll try some dark moon things, including a dream ritual and tarot spread. :waning_crescent_moon:

It’s all largely because I’m feeling exhausted right now. My sister-in-law came past last night after being at the doctor’s for hours getting tests done. She had a health scare, and the doctors were doing the usual stroke and heart attack tests. Then she had a panic attack during those tests, thinking about all that could go wrong, and her blood pressure went dangerously high. :pensive:

I was too tired from only having gotten about 3 hours of sleep, so I just sat with her, listened, and tried to be supportive. When she left, she said she was feeling much better and commented how she always does when she comes to see me. I wasn’t trying to give her my energy. I was honestly too tired. Perhaps I was even too tired to stop it from happening… I definitely need to improve in this area. Her brother – my partner – is so much better at blocking out her chaotic energy than I am. :smiling_face_with_tear:

Anyway, I went to bed not long after she left and had at least five really long, vivid dreams. Feels like I’ve lived multiple lives since yesterday. It feels like it was 5 years ago when I was awake and talking to my sister-in-law, but it was only last night. :face_exhaling:


@starborn Sending love and power your way lovely. As @Shadeweaver told me, dig your toes in some grass, dirt and let mother nature do the rest. Love you :sparkling_heart:


@starborn i’m so sorry my dear. I really know what it feels like when you can’t even begin to stop that draining exhaustion from anyone’s chaotic or heavy energies. I would say you really turn to some seriously powerful energy protection ways in our craft or simply make firm & clear intentions with affirmations after getting up & before going to bed, daily. I know how hard this is, i am struggling with this exact same issue every single day, i’m gonna do the same for myself now. And @tracyS said it so beautifully, just to unburden yourself in Goddess Gaia’s lap… :green_heart: :pink_heart: You must do this both very literally & spiritually, love. I really hope you feel the lovely calm & peace in your heart asap. Also, your plans for those dark moon things :wink: :crescent_moon: :black_heart: :silver_heart: sound so bewitching, i am hooked already! Blessings to you sweet star… :heart: :star2: :star:


Thanks, @tracyS! I’m just glad I upgraded from my old phone. Hopefully the tech God’s will be kind!

Thanks for the good vibes, @Solasta_Amore. I usually do a new moon meditation. I’ll figure something out.

@starborn it could be that your sister-in-law is an energy vampire and not know it. Something to think about. Sending you good vibes for a better night’s sleep.


That’s a good point. I was just thinking about energy vampirism the other day, worrying if I was one and didn’t know it! :joy: So that sent me into a lot of research about recognising and controlling it. But maybe I should see if she is…


Just something to think about. I used to have a great book on energy vampires but I lost it in one of my moves.


I wish i knew this was going on! i was doing a horrid chore at the time…


Congratulations :partying_face: :tada: :sparkling_heart:

Thank you @starborn, for sharing your knowledge and wisdom with us! :writing_hand: :hugs: and @crystal59, for sharing so much love with us! :heart: :pink_heart: :revolving_hearts:

I love you both! Thank you so much for all that you contribute to the forum :infinite_roots: :people_hugging:

With love :blue_heart: and magick :dizzy: always


Don’t worry. You haven’t missed out on anything. This is all what’s ongoing and coming up. :smile:


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)

9-14-23 New Moon in Virgo

(Group Ritual - Sep 14) :new_moon: New Moon in Virgo Ritual

As the moon rests, the stage is set for the next moon cycle. The following meditation invokes the possibilities and potential of the New Moon :new_moon: with the energy of The Maiden - an earth sign associated with stability, organization, and well-being.

Until then- cheers, Infinite Roots! :infinite_roots: :heart: :tea: