Thank you once again to all those who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Magick of Sound
This week marks another milestone in witchy challenge history- it is the 160th witchy challenge here in the forum- wow! 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 160th 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 a Catch-Up Week where all previously closed challenges will be re-opened for a short time!
From earth-friendly magick, dreaming, past lives, magickal names and more- there are 145 previous challenge themes to choose from (not including the past Catch-Up challenges).
The previous challenges and the titles they granted are listed below. Please click the link to visit that challenge page to view details including guidelines, entry suggestions, and inspiration from past coven member entries.
Note that the old discussions for past challenges will remain locked- please share your comments and entries here or in a new post!
Catch-Up XV [this challenge!]
The Magick of Sound - Sound Worker
A Witch’s Collection – Collector
Wheel of the Year: Pagan Holidays – Year-Round Witch
Magickal Safety – Warden
Visualizations – Visualizer
Sacred Books – Book Keeper
Witch-conceptions: Stereotypes – The One and Only
Anointing Candles – Anointer
Witch Fashion – Stylish Witch
Knot Magick – Stitch Witch
Culinary Magick – Crafty Chef
Amulets and Talismans – Charming Witch
A Witch’s Companions – Among Friends
The Art of Scrying – Scryer
Natural Health & Healing – Healed by the Earth
The Divine Feminine – Divinely Feminine
The Divine Masculine – Divinely Masculine
Grounding & Centering – Composed Caster
Witchy Media – Magickal Maestro
Sleep & Dream Magick – Witch of the Night
Magick of the Sun – Sun Witch
Cleansing in the Craft – Powerful Purifier
The Fortune Teller’s Game – Blessed by Fortune
Eclectic Witch: Interdisciplinary Magick – Eclectic Witch
Magickal Inks & Oils – Craftswitch
Ancestor Work – A Living Legacy
Circles in Magick – Magister Circulorum
Spell Jars & Witch Bottles – Spell Jar Specialist
Technologic & Modern Magick – Technomancer
Magickal Names – One Who Knows Thyself
Time Magick – Tempus Mage
13 Days of Holiday Celebrations – Festive Witch
The Chakras – Chakra Worker
Weather Witchery – Weather Witch
Green & Herbal Magick – Green Witch
Troubleshooting Spellwork – Spell Mechanic
Tactical Magick – Magickal Strategist
All About Runes – Rune Reader
Hedge Magick: Into Other Realms – Hedge Witch
Seasonal Magick – Witch of the Season
Palmistry – Palm Reader
Witch Brews & Potions – Potion Brewer
Handwritten Magick – With Hand and Heart
Conditional Magick – Master of Circumstances
Numerology – Numerologist
Liminal Magick – Liminal Witch
Divining Differently – Divination Explorer
Multilingual Magick – Polyglot Practicioner
Wholesome Healers – Healer
Money Magick – Prosperous Witch
Casual Casting – Casual Caster
HandCrafting – Handy Witch
A Journey of Change – Doctrina et crescente
Mountain Magick: Land Beneath Our Feet – Mountain Witch
Catch-Up IX : The Hundredth Challenge
Solstice: Festivities of Light – Solstice Celebrant
Ocean Magick – Sea Witch
As Above, So Below – One Who Is Connected
Smells Like Magick – Osmic Occultist
Meditation Magick – Magickal Meditator
Blooming with the Moon - Virent anima
The Bestiary - Cryptozoologist
Let a Witch Unwind! – Caster of Calm
Energy Work – Energy Channeler
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
Note that you can view the full list of challenges at any time by visiting: Weekly Witchy Challenges A History
If you are feeling particularly adventurous this week and want to do more than just the usual one challenge, you can do:
→ Up to THREE 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 of 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 to help you help yourself!
(On an administrative 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 fear! You can rest assured that another chance to join in on any additional missed challenges will come again soon. Expect another Catch-Up Challenge and chance to earn old badges every ten challenges
Click here to learn how to check which badges you already have
If you can’t remember if you completed a challenge or not, no worries! 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!
Click here for notes about challenge inclusivity
Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For lurkers and 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.
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 be sure to mention it!
After you have chosen an old challenge (or two, or three!), completed your task, and are ready to share- all you have to do is write/share about your experience and label it as your challenge entry. There is a lot of chatting here (which is awesome- chatting and discussion are very welcome!) so please please PLEASE clearly write that it is your entry so that I know to count it!
Click here for instructions on where to share your entry
You are welcome to post it right here- just click “reply” to this post and write your experience in the text box that pops up!
Alternatively, you could create a new thread in the forum (doing so keeps your entry separate and is a good option if you have a lot to share)
Note : If you do choose to create a new thread, please add the “challenge-entry” tag and/or add a hyperlink back to this post so that it can be easily found- thank you!
To join in, please share your experience by:
Tuesday, September 5 at 7:00 AM EDT (Eastern US Time)
(Note that the time zone is ET- if you don’t see your time displayed above, you can use this time zone calculator to check for 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.
A warm reminder that the 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