Merry Meet Monday! 💛

Warm greetings and a very Merry Meet Monday to all! :yellow_heart:

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Upcoming Events :spiral_calendar:

~Lughnasadh/Lammas~

The first of the harvest holidays is here! The Sabbat Lughnasadh/Lammas will take place on Saturday, August 1st.

For more information about this happy holiday, you can learn more about both the history and how to celebrate:

As a holiday based around the harvest, wheat and bread are symbolic and will make excellent offerings on your Lughnasadh altar- or as a tasty and homemade way to celebrate! :bread::yum:

~Full Sturgeon Moon~
The next full moon is just a few days away- you should be able to catch the August Full Sturgeon Moon in all it’s glory on the nights of August 2nd and 3rd :full_moon: .

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WHY IS IT CALLED THE STURGEON MOON?

August’s full Moon was traditionally called the Sturgeon Moon because the giant sturgeon of the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain were most readily caught during this part of summer.
Other names for this Full Moon include ” Full Green Corn Moon ,” signaling that the corn was nearly ready for harvest, “ Wheat Cut Moon,” “ Moon When All Things Ripen, ” and ” Blueberry Moon .”

From The Old Farmer’s Almanac

To celebrate the full moon and draw on the intense lunar energy at this time, you may consider doing a Full Moon Ritual, Full Moon Release Spell, or finding other Moon Magic Spells! :full_moon::sparkles:

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Something of Interest :face_with_monocle:

For those interested in delving into the divination practice of tarot cards :flower_playing_cards: , there are a host of resources available to you on the Tarot Spreads & Rituals page on the Spells8 main site.

Whether you are just getting started or are looking for new spreads to add to your reading abilities, there is a collection of videos and guides to encourage and inspire your next reading.

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If you are thinking about how to cleanse and purify your tarot deck, there is an Elemental Clearing Ritual for Tarot Cards

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And for those considering delving deeper into tarot :flower_playing_cards: , you may be interested in taking the Whole Tarot Video Course:

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Happy Card Reading! :grin:


Weekly Challenge! :trophy:

The current ongoing challenge is calling all witches to think eco, and put your magic to use for the benefit of nature! :national_park:

Take a look at Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE: Earth-Friendly Magic if you are interested in participating!

The challenge will close at midnight on Sunday, August 2nd. After that time, shout-outs and prizes will be given to all participants! :gift_heart:


New Members :wave:

Merry Meet to all of the new members who have joined the forums over the past week!

@krista_moon, @angela11, @margaret, @nicole14, @cynthia7, @carolina1, @Genie88, @lauren639, @l11, @zeyah, @victoria7, @tara1, @gigi, @shelly2, @chanel2, @josette, @AlastorApothecary, @eris, @oreanna, @angie, @melanie-jane, @victoria8, @justine, @rebecc, @charlotte3, @sonya, @eva4, @lesley1, @james2, @jamie8, @melinda, @ingrid2, @angela12, @amanda18, @shaniqua, @yveliz, @jeannie, @brenda6, @angela13, @allison4, @maria3, @sarah11, @sam4, @gabrielle4, @angie1, @coral, @serena2, @samantha12, @christine5, @kelli, @carolyn1, @lisa16, @rawna, @nimisha, @laura9, @kelly2, @andrea8, @lynne, @sarah12, @neha, @joshua2, @mary15, @jessica27, @jaleah1, @breanna2, @kendall, @brenda7, @ruby1, @joanna1, @sarah13, @klarra, @ashley12, @tina3, @vivian, @aryanna, @krissie117, @phoebe, @ella, @audrey, @maggie2, @tierra, @ceara

For those who haven’t already, please head on over to Introductions and create a new post to introduce yourself! Feel free to share your name, your country, what aspects of the practice call to you, how long you have been practicing, and/or anything else you would like to share! :blush:

We would all love to give you a very warm welcome to the Spells8 Forum Family :sparkling_heart:



Special Shout-Outs :mega:

  • A round of applause for @mrs who has written the most posts and shared so much of her wisdom over the last week! :writing_hand: We are blessed to be able to learn from someone who has so many wonderful things to share :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
  • Hearts and hugs to @roxanne who has liked the most posts and given the most love over the past seven days! :heart: Thank you so much for sharing your endless kindness and big heart with all of us :blush:

And of course a big thank you to everyone here in the forums- reading your posts and hearing about your experiences is always such a pleasure! It is so wonderful to have a place where we can come together- even if we may be far apart physically! :world_map::two_hearts:



What plans are coming your way this week? :thinking: Will you be celebrating Lughnasadh :ear_of_rice: ? Excited for the full moon :full_moon:? Feel free to share with a new post in the forums, or in the comments below!

May the passage into harvest season bring you abundance and joy, and may all of your hard work come to fruition now!

Blessed Be! :sparkling_heart:

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Aww thanks @TheTravelWitch :sparkling_heart:

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Thanks @TheTravelWitch for this lovely summary of the week ahead!!

For those interested in Moon journaling, here’s some more information about the upcoming Full Sturgeon Moon and a ritual :full_moon:

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Click here: Full Sturgeon Moon Ritual, Journal and Coloring Page

Have a Blessed Week everyone!! :pray: :sparkles:

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You are very welcome @mrs and @Francisco! :blush:

The information about the Sturgeon Moon is very interesting- thank you for putting the page together, Francisco! :fish::full_moon::two_hearts: As always, I especially love the coloring page! :laughing:

" The effect of this Full Moon can make things easier in terms of making an important decision or choice. Cast this spell to remove bad habits taking advantage of the significance of the Sturgeon Moon."
(Full Sturgeon Moon Magic Ritual)

Great to know! I have a few big school decisions coming up in the next few weeks- I’ll be sure to draw on the full moon to help guide my choices! :blush::+1:

LOVE THIS :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes: @Francisco thank you so much!

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@Francisco incidentally, heres the new moon journal I ordered yesterday :heart_eyes::full_moon:

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It’s Selene!! You found her!! :smiley:

By the reviews it looks like it’s high quality. Share a picture once it arrives!!

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Will do!! Can’t wait!! :crescent_moon:

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