Thank you again to everyone who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Light 'Em Up The lights of the coven shine so brightly!
I’m happy to announce that this week’s marks the 90th witchy challenge here in the forum- wow! And, as with every ten challenges, the challenge clock has come to a brief halt and challenges of all shapes, sizes, and sorts are open once again
To celebrate the 90th Weekly Challenge something special is happening…
Was there a busy week where you missed a challenge? Did an interesting theme happen before you joined the forum? Maybe there was a topic you were hesitant to try but now feel ready for.
Well- now is your chance!
This week is Catch-Up Week where all previously closed challenges will be re-opened for a short time!
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Are you ready? It’s a blast from the past!
Here’s how to participate:
From earth-friendly magick, dreaming, gathering blessings, and more- there are 82 previous challenge themes to choose from (past Catch-Up challenges not included).
The previous challenges and the titles they granted are listed below. For details about each challenge including guidelines and inspiration click the link to visit that challenge page.
Note that the threads for the old challenges will remain locked- please share your comments and entries here or in a new post!
Catch-Up VIII [this challenge!]
Candle Magick: Light 'Em Up! – Holder of Light
Chaos Magick – Master of Chaos
Tools of the Witch Trade – Well-Equipped Witch
Flower Power – Athrophile Witch
Teas & Infusions – Tea Witch
Teachers of Magick – Student of Magick
Symbols & Sigils – Wielder of Symbols
Everyday Magick – Carpe diem
Love Magick – Lovely Witch
Lunisolar Calendar and Chinese New Year – Favored by Fortune
Your Magickal Muse – Beloved by the Muses
Sacred Trees and Wood – Custos Arborum
Making Magickal Offerings – Blessed Bestower
Passage Into the New Year – Trailblazer
The Magick of Happiness – Beholder of Happiness
Solar Magick – Solar Mage
Freedom in Forgiveness – Magnanimous
Dual Wielding Opposite Forces – Unus qui est libratum
Spell Swap Meet – Coven Contributor
Working With Higher Powers - In manibus numinum
Trick-or-Treat! - Sweet 'n Spooky
Making Objects Magickal – Enchanter
A Magickal Blessing – Blessed One
Peering into Past Lives – Witch of the Ages
History of Magick – History’s Heir
Powerful Protection – Powerful Protector
The Magick of Music – Bard Witch
Magick on the Go – Wandering Witch
One Witch to Another – Keeper of Knowledge
Salty Spellwork – Imperium salis
Reading Auras – Aura Reader
Cat Magick – Amicus felium
Wickedly Delicious – Connoisseur Witch
Deities of the Moon – Blessed by the Moon
Beauty Magick – Pulchra magicae
A Touch of Tarot – Tarot Reader
The Challenger [50th Challenge] – Challenge Champion
Dragon Magick – Blessed by Dragons
A Healthy Dose of Crystals – Crystal Healer
Enchanting Chants – Chant Witch
The Many Colors of Magick – Colorful Witch
Astrology: Reading the Skies - Astrologer
Into the Light - Witch of Love and Light
From the Shadows - Shadow Survivor
Congrats to the Coven - Coven Celebrant
All About Altars - Reverent Witch
Holistic Magick: A Witch’s Apothecary - Apothecarist
The Wizardry of Words - Word Witch
Claws, Paws, Tails and Scales - Animalis magum
Strength of the Full Moon - Lunar Witch
Magick in the Arts - Art Witch
Star Magick - Shining Bright
Your Magickal Roots - Peritus viatorem
Elemental Mastery - Master of All Elements
Of the Element Earth - Earth Elemental
Of the Element Fire - Fire Elemental
From Seed to Sprout - Ceiliúradh an tséasúir
Of the Element Air - Air Elemental
Of the Element Water - Water Elemental
Catch Up II
Of Goals and Intent - Finis patrator
Holiday Cheer - Merrily Magickal
Magick in the Dark - Tenebris Lucem
Of Spells and String - Weavemaster
Scrub-a-dub, Magick in the Tub - Bubbly Witch
Heed the Call of Crystals - Crystal Collector
Creative Crafting - Creatively Crafty
Of Candles and Flame - Witch of the Flame
The Veil Between Worlds - Witch of the Veil
The Spell-ing Bee - Spell Master
Foretelling the Future - Seer Apprentice
Potion Making - Potion Master
Books, Tomes, and Tales - Book Lover
Giving Gratitude - Blessed and Grateful
Inviting Abundance - Blessed by Abundance
Moon Magick - Moon Witch
Dealing in the Divine - Deific Witch
Kitchen Witchery - Kitchen Witch
Dream Magick - Oneiric Witch
Earth-Friendly Witchcraft - Earth Witch
The Thrifty Witch - Thrifty Witch
Celestial Exploration - Cosmic Witch
Trying Something New - Experimenter
[You can view the full list of challenges at any time by visiting: Weekly Witchy Challenges A History ]
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If you are feeling particularly adventurous this week and want to do more than just the usual one challenge, you can do:
→ Up to TWO CHALLENGES ←
This limit exists to encourage mindfulness on each challenge- please remember that, although some challenges have similar themes, every challenge requires its own unique entry in order to receive the corresponding badge
But I want to earn all the badges!
That is awesome- I am so happy that you enjoy the badges so much!
At the end of the day, badges are just a small token- the challenges are really here to help you improve and enhance your magickal practice. So please try to take your time with your exploration of the theme(s) you choose- they are here for you!
On another note, the limit also exists to save your challenge moderator from a potential ocean of badge-giving () for all the various challenges at once.
But for challenge enthusiasts and badge collectors- no worries! Another chance to join in on any additional missed challenges will come again soon. Expect another Catch-Up Challenge and catch to earn old badges every ten challenges
No worries! If you can’t remember if you completed a challenge, you can go to the challenge page and check the entries to see if you submitted.
Additionally, you can go to your Badges page to see a collection of all the titles you previously earned.
Here is how to check your badges:
- Click on your avatar/picture icon at the top right-hand side of any page in the forum.
- Click on the person icon and select “Summary”.
- Next, click on “Badges”
Here you can see all the badges you have earned during your time exploring the forums!
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Click here for notes about challenge inclusivity
Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you!
That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience .
After you have chosen an old challenge, completed your task, and are ready to share- please post your entry in one of two ways:
Here in the comments below
In a new thread in the forums. (If so, please add a hyperlink back to this post so that it can easily be found!)
IMPORTANT : Please don’t forget to include the name of the chosen challenge and/or the badge you want somewhere in your post as well!
If you do not include a challenge or badge name with your entry, I will have to use my best guess and you may not get the title you were hoping for- so please mention it!
To join in, please share your experience by:
Tuesday, April 19th at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time)
( 2022-04-19T05:00:00Z )
(Note that the time zone is CET- you can use this time zone calculator to switch into your time zone!)
For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize!
Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.
After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.
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A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice
And for those new to challenges- welcome! Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways
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The clock has stopped so the door of missed opportunities can open once again- spread your wings and don’t be afraid to delve into a previously unexplored of magick!