Merry Meet Monday! 💙

Warm greetings and a very Merry Meet Monday to everyone! :blue_heart:

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Upcoming Events:spiral_calendar:

~Group Ritual~

This Thursday, August 13th we will be doing a group tea meditation ritual. This meditative practice invites you to relax with a cup of tea, thinking positively, and enjoy a ritual being done by your fellow witches around the world on the same day.

There is a step-by-step guide to walk you through the ritual- all you need is some tea and a quiet place! :woman_in_lotus_position: The theme for this week encourages self-love :heart: .

I warmly invite you to join the Group Ritual- Tea Time as a Coven :tea:

~Last Quarter Moon~

Last week we celebrated the Full Sturgeon Moon :full_moon: , and next week will be the New Moon :new_moon:

Tomorrow, August 11th is the Last Quarter Moon :last_quarter_moon:. To find the exact time of moon phases for your location, I recommend the Moon Phase Calendar from the Old Farmer’s Almanac.

The last quarter moon is a time of rest and the banishment of negative energies or forces in your life.

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For more information about Moon Magick and specific spells recommended for the last quarter moon, visit the guide Moon Magic: Spells for Every Lunar Phase: Last Quarter :last_quarter_moon:

Ongoing Challenge :trophy:

Calling all dreamers! :sparkles: For anyone with an interest in sleep and dream magick- this challenge is for you!

If you would like to participate in the challenge, please post about your experience either directly in the challenge post or in a new post mentioning the challenge :writing_hand:.

The challenge will be open until 5:00 AM (Central European Time) on Thursday, August 13 ! :old_key:

Sweet dreams~ :sleeping::sparkles:

New Members :wave:

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

@keisha2, @seferina, @lola, @kiersten, @nia, @gillian2, @larax, @kelsey, @johanna, @melissa4, @mw1, @christye, @andrea10, @zoeyy, @abigail, @joelle, @jennifer27, @jaclyn2, @kira-marie, @david1, @danielle12, @makala, @maria4, @rachel7, @tamera, @reyna, @aliyana, @keri, @dharia, @Oh_My_Wonderland, @marcia1, @sarah15, @lara, @chaquel, @destiny1, @da1, @hayle, @aubree, @belinda, @wilasia, @lindsey3, @lauren5181, @mary16, @zoe2, @danae, @mario, @brittney3, @janette, @alisia, @pamela5, @dan, @eleni, @laura10, @angie2, @suzi, @madison4, @chaznie,

For those who haven’t done so already, please head on over to Introductions and create a new intro post- we would all love to give you a warm welcome! :two_hearts:

Special Shout-Outs :mega:

  • High-five to @krissie117 for sharing the most posts over the last 7 days! :raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed: Thank you for sharing your thoughts, experiences, and always exciting insights :writing_hand:
  • Hugs to @roxanne for liking the most posts over the past week! :hugs: Thank you for your kindness and always making the forums a warm and inviting place for all :heart:

And as always, a warm shout-out to each and every member of the Spells8 forum family. Thank you to everyone who posts, likes, or enjoys the forums quietly. You all make this a wonderful place for us to come together, learn, share, and enjoy each other’s company! :heart_decoration:


Exciting plans for this week? :heart_eyes: Something you are looking forwards to? :mag: Working on a craft or project? :herb: Feel free to share your hopes and dreams for the week ahead in the comments below!

May you be blessed with good fortune and find delight in the abundance around you during these early days of the harvest season*

Blessed Be! :sparkling_heart:

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I don’t have much going on this week. I do have a couple live meditations. I have class as usual. Finish packing. I’m super stoked to move bc it’s my dream house! It’s out in the middle of nowhere! Nothing but good ol mama Earth! Can’t wait to go foraging. But yeah, that’s about it for me.

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@christina4 Have a good time! I was just talking to my friend about moving somewhere that isn’t jam packed with people all of the time. I hope you love it.

I will see you Thursday for sure. The forum is part of my daily ritual in the morning and then I visit again in the evening after dinner to see what is going on with everyone.

I hope everyone has a great start to their week! Blessed Be!

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I visit the forum in the am and the pm too! Great minds think alike!

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That is super exciting, @christina4! And your dream house too! :star_struck: Congrats on your big move- are you packing this week and moving next week?

Moving is a huge process and exhausting! I’m still emotionally recovering from my move about a month ago :sweat_smile: But once you’re settled into the new place it’s worth all the hassle and more! :grin::+1:

Enjoy the beautiful tranquility of nature at your new home! :national_park: I’ve always loved the convenience and opportunities of a big city :city_sunrise: , but I agree with @krissie117- every year the call of nature gets louder for me. Especially after the pandemic lockdown, I’m also seriously considering moving out of the city, away from people, and into some beautiful nature :crossed_fingers: Hopefully someday! :grinning: :deciduous_tree:

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Ill be moving next month so that I can at least celebrate my son’s birthday.

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Enjoy your new home @christina4! There’s nothing better than being surrounded by Nature! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

This past weekend I went camping with my wife. We went to a beautiful lake, made a bonfire and hiked all over the place. Escaping into nature even for a bit is just so relaxing!

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That sounds amazing! That’s a very nice picture of you two! I will enjoy my new home, thanks!

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Ideally sometime this year I am going to Salem, MA and then heading north to the mountains in NH. I haven’t stayed there for pleasure or relaxation in so long. I think my friend is going to come with me. I can’t wait to just be in nature away from the hustle and bustle of the tourists here. Once they leave, I get a lot of time to be at the beach or walking on the bike path without the constant jumble of people.

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Wishing you a successful move :house_with_garden: and a very happy birthday to your son! :cake:

Great picture, @Francisco! :+1: Looks like a lovely spot- were you able to see some amazing stars and maybe even the meteor shower? :comet::milky_way:

I love Salem!!! :heart_eyes: I even wrote an introduction post about Salem, MA because I love it so much- please feel free to add to it if you find any interesting spots on your trip, @krissie117! :two_hearts: I know the feeling of wanting to escape from the crowded touristy spots. Unfortunately in New England, there seems to be year-round tourists! :sweat_smile:Beaches in summer :beach_umbrella: , snowy mountain sports in winter :skier:, autumn foliage in the fall (not to mention all of the Thanksgiving celebrations where my family lives in Plymouth!) :fallen_leaf:, and beautiful flower gardens in spring :bouquet:.

Massachusetts is a gorgeous place to live, but it can be overwhelming with vacationers and tourists sometimes!

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It can be very overwhelming. I used to be in Plymouth all the time. I lived in South Plymouth by Buttermilk Bay and went to Plymouth South High for my sophomore year. Then we moved to Carver and I would go hang out on the waterfront to people watch or that was where my friend and I met that we would practice Wicca together! After I had my second son, and my first was diagnosed with a congenital birth defect while I had a newborn, we moved to Cape Cod. I have lived elsewhere in the country, but I always came back to Massachusetts. I can’t live away from the ocean. My biological mother lives in the mountains of NH, I don’t get to see her much recently because where she is has strict controls surrounding Covid. I’m hoping to be able to have her visit here this Thanksgiving or for the kids Christmas because we haven’t seen her in so long.

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Such a small world, @krissie117! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: My family lives in Plymouth now, and one of my best friends lives in Carver- I love going to King Richard’s Renaissance Faire there in the Fall, I even spent a season working there! :horse_racing::poultry_leg::crossed_swords: I know the feeling of being called back to the ocean- I love Poland, but I miss the beautiful beaches and shoreline of Massachusetts constantly :beach_umbrella:

I hope the Covid situation improves and you can see your biological mother again soon! She must live in a beautiful place- NH is gorgeous, especially in the Fall! I imagine the foliage will be starting to change soon- it’s always so beautiful there in the Fall! :fallen_leaf:

I’m sending warm thoughts and prayers that your family can all be together again for the holidays :pray::two_hearts:

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Oh wow! I lived in the Carver/Plymouth/Wareham area for years until after I had my second son. Once my parents moved to FL when my mother was sick, we had no reason to go back really. I still go there for little finds. King Richard’s Faire is a lot of fun! I haven’t been since my children were little, but there was a time that we would go every year because they had Carver day and we would have to prove that we lived in Carver year round. I had quite a few friends that also worked the fair. One of them, his mother made the costumes for some of the women. I should go back sometime soon. I will have to put it on my list of places to visit!

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Carver is a nice place! And with Plymouth and the beaches so close by, it’s definitely worth a visit from time to time- especially if it brings back fond memories! :blush: That’s so cool that you have connections at the faire- it’s always an exciting time at KRF! :crossed_swords: It looks like it’s a no-go this year, but hopefully next year it’ll be open again for fun, games, shopping, and those crazy gigantic turkey legs! :poultry_leg: :yum:

Those turkey legs and the pickles are huge! You really have to be committed when you get those. My daughter was a little one when we went last and I remember getting her fairy wings and something for her hair. I’m hoping next year to bring her now that she is a little older and may remember it a little more. I think she would like the shops that are there. I love them. I remember when they had the women who would do 7 strand braids, I kind of want to see if that is still a thing and have it done to my hair with the different shades of blue next year.

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@Francisco that’s exactly what I did too…camping! My tent was nestled nicely in the trees. All I had to do was cross a path to go see Lake Ontario. You can walk out into the lake for quite a distance before it becomes deep. It was crystal clear. Here are some photos.


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Beautiful pictures!! It looks so relaxing out there! The one I went was full of motorboats and jetskis… :sweat_smile:

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It was very relaxing…what I didn’t take a picture of what was behind me. :joy: There definitely were other campers. Thankfully, we were all respecting the social distancing. Also, there were no motorboats or sea-doos.

Some of the pictures looked blurry; that was because of the intense heatwave that we were experiencing that day.

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Gorgeous pictures, @ana6! It sounds you had fun and enjoyed a really lovely place :camping::two_hearts:

Last time I was at KRF they had several booths doing hair, makeup, and selling costume pieces of all kinds! :circus_tent::two_hearts: Hahaha yes I don’t know anyone who was able to finish an entire turkey leg- it’s quite a commitment! :laughing::poultry_leg: I hope you and your daughter will be able to go back and enjoy the magic of the faire together next year, @krissie117! :sparkling_heart:

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