Merry Meet Monday - Witchy News of the Week! (Sep 18 - 24) 🍎

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

Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 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 fourth 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.


[ [ Group Ritual :infinite_roots: ] ]

S7 Group Tea Ritual 2022 Mabon Version

Thursday, September 21

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.


[ [ Moon Phase: First Quarter Moon :first_quarter_moon: ] ]

First-Quarter-Moon-Spells

Friday, September 22

This week we will be blessed by the light of the First Quarter Moon. Note that the exact moment of peak illumination will depend on your location :telescope:

The Spells8 Moon Magick Guide to First Quarter Moon Magick notes that this moon phase is an excellent time to take action regarding your deepest wishes and to address your biggest blockages. It is a great time for growth and self-healing :hugs:

Waxing-Moon-Spells-Rituals

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

Read the Skies: Here’s your Horoscope for the Week of Aug 18 -27 :telescope:


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

Weekend Divination with Megan Black

Friday, September 22

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: Sabbat :wheel_of_dharma: ] ]

Other Events & Sabbats - MMM

Saturday, September 23

(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 Mabon :apple: and the Autumn Equinox :sun:

The equinox marks the halfway point between the summer and winter solstice. It is a time of equilibrium when day and night are the same length :balance_scale:

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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 Ostara ideas!)

Friends in the Southern Hemisphere will welcome Ostara :cherry_blossom: and the Spring Equinox :sun: this week.

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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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September 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:


[ [ 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: Pagan Paths & Magickal Traditions :pagan_book:

Pagan Paths and Magickal Traditions Challenge

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 19 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 !

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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 Friday, 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:

@rochelle - @kimberly12 - @arousha - @Lil.B.Witch - @kairiina - @fiona - @margaret1 - @rosalie1 - @jessica9 - @emily4 - @drew3 - @kayla9 - @brittany12 - @mary5 - @victoria4 - @korvo - @caitlin2 - @brandi3 - @christopher - @ErosGreg - @pamela2 - @ada - @lizzy - @plezhette - @shyanne1 - @tonya1 - @hannah4 - @lashawnda - @ginger - @jennifer27 - @tiffany3 - @andrea5 - @ivysue - @jack2 - @ashley6 - @jessi - @donna4 - @amanda14 - @Wiccnlibra - @melanie4 - @koltny - @laura - @keyana - @al1 - @brandy1 - @kayla10 - @mischele - @brittany13 - @hayley1 - @jade1 - @kendra1 - @tasha - @amanda17 - @kaitlynn - @rinoa1 - @emily5 - @brittany14 - @aimee - @bri1 - @joshua - @carmen

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 and hearts (on a three-week shout-out streak!) :writing_hand::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, @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:



Sabbat blessings to you! :sun: A First Quarter Moon, Equinox, and start of Libra season combine to bring a time of stabilization and balance- will you be working any spellwork for the occasions this week? :balance_scale:

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! :apple: :sparkles:

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Hahaha Happy Meow like a pirate day

Thanks Bry

:goat:

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Edit: I realise it’s already the 19th here, so I best be more piratey 'n cat-like.

Whaaaat? Meeeeoooow? :joy: As though natterin’ like a pirate wasn’t fun enough, but now thar’s meowin’ like one?

I LOVE IT.

Whaaaat? Meeeeoooow? :astonished: Oh me stars. Thank ye!

(Although, nah t’ sound ungrateful at all, but be it possible t’ award one o’ those t’ someone else? I feel so greedy fer takin’ both spots. :sweat_smile:)

Whaaaat? Meeeeoooow? :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Sorry, I got into a flow thar o’ exclaimin’ “Whaaaat? Meeeeoooow?”. :sweat_smile:

I be too tired t’ reckon o’ somethin’ witty, so I’ll jus’ say…

Thanks again. :black_heart: I love bein’ here ‘n natterin’ t’ all o’ ye wonderful souls. Thank ye fer welcomin’ me into yer online home.

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Congratulations @starborn woohoo. :partying_face::sparkling_heart:
Talk like a pirate day, gotta do that now :rofl:
“Ooh aar and a jolly ole day it be me piratey mates, who be aving a grisly day in the skies, what with all that rain, aar.” :skull_and_crossbones::rofl::joy:, oh my that was fun.
Pirates. Well let me share a little bit of Bristol’s Pirate History.
Bristol was founded in the 11th century, and grew into a port city. By the 14th century, it was the second largest city in England. By the 16th century it became the centre for piracy. Privateers and pirates would operate out of Bristol, attacking Spanish, Portuguese ships in the Atlantic amongst others. Due to our city’s dubious past our local accent, Bristolian, has become synonymous with pirates, “Hark at he”, a famous pirate expression, is still used today, which means look at him. " Alright my lover", = how are you. "That be Gert lush that ", = oh that is lovely… I do love my city lol. :rofl::skull_and_crossbones:
The most famous legendary pirate is Blackbeard , presumed to have been born and lived in Bristol around the turn of the 18 century. He was very bad, and light fuses in his beard making his beard smoke. :bomb: He had a famous hideaway cave under St Mary Redcliffe church which you can still visit.

The above link shows you a sample of our dubious history.
Ahoy me hearties :sparkling_heart::skull_and_crossbones:

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I be sure that smelled wonderful. :joy:

That’s mighty interestin’. I’d heard o’ ‘im, ‘n o’ ‘im bein’ famous. But these extra wee facts are fascinatin’. Thanks fer sharin’! :black_heart:

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Congratulations to @starborn for being so awesome! You rock!

Day 435 without a desk. The vultures are beginning to circle and I am losing my mind.

Other than that, I’m doing okay, how are y’all this week?

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I can assist.

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I hope you’re not vegetarian. :woman_cook:

I’m alright. I’ll do a lot better when the temperature drops on Thursday. Today has been kinda rough from the moment I woke up, an hour ago, and it’s only 10 am now. :sleepy:

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Congratulations @starborn! :revolving_hearts::dizzy: :infinite_roots:

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Congratulations @starborn!

I don’t know why pirates keep coming up in my life, but last night I got a call from my 7 year old granddaughter asking me if I had any pirate stuff. Today is pirate day at school. :pirate_flag: :pirate_flag:

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Glad it got a chuckle out of you too! What an arrrrmazing meowcasion :joy_cat: :pirate_flag:

Hahahaha I love this! :rofl: :heart:

Far be it from greedy, cap’n! The shout-outs be most well-deserved. Thank ye fer yer service :hugs: :heart:

(Additionally, the top posters/heart-givers are pulled by a computer algorithm- in the name of complete fairness, the computer reads the facts and I just share them here! There is also a two-month rest period after receiving the badge, so no worries- others will get their fair chance too :blush:)

The coven ship is very blessed to have ye on board! :black_heart: :hugs: :two_hearts:

Pirate history woohooo!!! I mean- arrrghhh!!! :joy: :pirate_flag: :heart:

Thank you for the pirate lingo lesson, Tracy- that be Gert lush that! (did I do it right? :rofl:)

Back, vultures, get back! Shoo! :wave:

Gosh, Amethyst, I’m praying they can get your desk together soon- you need your space! I’m sending out a prayer for you and your desk. May it be manifested asap :pray: :heart: :candle:

That’s so cute! What a fun theme to have in school- I hope your granddaughter has a jolly good time at pirate day! :pirate_flag: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :parrot:

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Congratulations to you, @starborn :partying_face: :tada: You definitely deserve the shoutout. You’ve had some wonderful things to share here with the rest of us. I look forward to many more!


It’s busy busy for me here this week. Between work and house stuff and homeschool lessons, this is gonna be a very busy and hectic few weeks. :grimacing: So, if anyone wants to send me some productive energy, that would be great :rofl:

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Thanks for the assist, @starborn! Hope your day got better!

@Ostara pirates are the cause of global warming according to the Pastsafarians. The less pirates the hotter it gets.

Thanks for the good vibes, @TheTravelWitch_Bry! I’ve asked someone else to put together my desk, I’ll find out today if its possible.

Sending you much energy @MeganB! Hope you get everything done.

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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)

day of peace ritual

(Group Ritual - Sep 21) :dove: International Day of Peace Ritual

Celebrate a day of non-violence by seeking peace both inside and out. As you call upon peace through this meditation prayer, seek freedom from stress, anxiety, and/or situations holding you back from being your best self.

Until then, cheers Infinite Roots! :tea::dove::sparkles:

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Thank you @Amethyst :heart: I’m gonna need it!

Just like I’ll need the ritual @TheTravelWitch_Bry – fingers crossed I’ll make it to this one! :crossed_fingers:

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I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you, Amethyst! :heart:

May it serve you well! :hugs: :candle:

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Thanks, love. I’m hoping to get it done this weekend.

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CONGRATS @starborn for everything, wohooo!! :kissing_heart: :partying_face: :confetti_ball: :hearts: :star2: Ohh and i’m late to the party but hell… i’m in loove with you witchy pirates!! @tracyS @starborn @TheTravelWitch_Bry :joy: :joy: :pirate_flag: :kissing_heart: :wink: :black_heart: You three just made my midnight:laughing: :zzz: (it’s 3:50 am in india & i just thought i should check the forum… i’m gonna sleep now, :laughing: :joy:) byeee! Love youu. :kissing_heart: :pink_heart:

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Hahaha hope you got some good rest, Solasta! Sweet dreams! :sparkling_heart:

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