💯 Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - The Hundredth Challenge

Merry meet!

Thank you once again to all those who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Solstice: Festivities of Light :sun:

This week marks a very exciting occasion- we have reached 100 Witchy Challenges!

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As this challenge is a decimal of ten, it is a Catch-Up Challenge- aka a chance to partake in any challenges that were missed or that you didn’t have the opportunity to join before- but to mark the anniversary of this thrilling challenge landmark, it is a Catch-Up Challenge like no other!

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:100::spiral_calendar: :raised_hand: Challenge Catch-Up : 100th Challenge :raised_back_of_hand: :timer_clock::100:

To celebrate the 100th Weekly Challenge something extra 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!

So are you ready? It’s a blast from the past!

On your mark, get set:

CHALLENGE TIME! :bell:

STEP 1: Choose a Previous Challenge- or two, or three! :mag_right:

From earth-friendly magick, dreaming, gathering blessings, and more- there are 91 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!

:100: The Hundredth Challenge [this challenge!]
:sun: Solstice: Festivities of Light – Solstice Celebrant
:shell: Ocean Magick – Sea Witch
:people_hugging: As Above, So Below – One Who Is Connected
:nose: Smells Like Magick – Osmic Occultist
:person_in_lotus_position: Meditation Magick – Magickal Meditator
:hibiscus: Blooming with the Moon - Virent anima
:unicorn: The Bestiary - Cryptozoologist
:couch_and_lamp: Let a Witch Unwind! – Caster of Calm
:hotsprings: Energy Work – Energy Channeler
:clock4: Catch-Up VIII
:diya_lamp: Candle Magick: Light 'Em Up! – Holder of Light
:tornado: Chaos Magick – Master of Chaos
:magic_wand: Tools of the Witch Trade – Well-Equipped Witch
:sunflower: Flower Power – Athrophile Witch
:tea: Teas & Infusions – Tea Witch
:teacher: Teachers of Magick – Student of Magick
:pentagram: Symbols & Sigils – Wielder of Symbols
:broom: Everyday Magick – Carpe diem
:heart: Love Magick – Lovely Witch
:clock3: Catch-Up VII
:tiger: Lunisolar Calendar and Chinese New Year – Favored by Fortune
:performing_arts: Your Magickal Muse – Beloved by the Muses
:deciduous_tree: Sacred Trees and Wood – Custos Arborum
:open_hands: Making Magickal Offerings – Blessed Bestower
:door: Passage Into the New Year – Trailblazer
:blush: The Magick of Happiness – Beholder of Happiness
:sun_with_face: Solar Magick – Solar Mage
:busts_in_silhouette: Freedom in Forgiveness – Magnanimous
:crossed_swords: Dual Wielding Opposite Forces – Unus qui est libratum
:clock2: Catch-Up VI
:sparkler: Spell Swap Meet – Coven Contributor
:angel: Working With Higher Powers - In manibus numinum
:candy: Trick-or-Treat! - Sweet 'n Spooky
:purse: Making Objects Magickal – Enchanter
:sparkles: A Magickal Blessing – Blessed One
:mag_right: Peering into Past Lives – Witch of the Ages
:books: History of Magick – History’s Heir
:shield: Powerful Protection – Powerful Protector
:dancer: The Magick of Music – Bard Witch
:clock1: Catch-Up V
:map: Magick on the Go – Wandering Witch
:handshake: One Witch to Another – Keeper of Knowledge
:salt: Salty Spellwork – Imperium salis
:cyclone: Reading Auras – Aura Reader
:black_cat: Cat Magick – Amicus felium
:yum: Wickedly Delicious – Connoisseur Witch
:bride_with_veil: Deities of the Moon – Blessed by the Moon
:rose: Beauty Magick – Pulchra magicae
:flower_playing_cards: A Touch of Tarot – Tarot Reader
:trophy: The Challenger [50th Challenge] – Challenge Champion
:dragon_face: Dragon Magick – Blessed by Dragons
:prayer_beads: A Healthy Dose of Crystals – Crystal Healer
:notes: Enchanting Chants – Chant Witch
:rainbow: The Many Colors of Magick – Colorful Witch
:timer_clock: Catch-Up IV
:milky_way: Astrology: Reading the Skies - Astrologer
:white_heart: Into the Light - Witch of Love and Light
:black_heart: From the Shadows - Shadow Survivor
:confetti_ball: Congrats to the Coven - Coven Celebrant
:place_of_worship: All About Altars - Reverent Witch
:toolbox: Holistic Magick: A Witch’s Apothecary - Apothecarist
:writing_hand: The Wizardry of Words - Word Witch
:paw_prints: Claws, Paws, Tails and Scales - Animalis magum
:full_moon_with_face: Strength of the Full Moon - Lunar Witch
:running_woman: Catch-Up III
:art: Magick in the Arts - Art Witch
:star: Star Magick - Shining Bright
:footprints: Your Magickal Roots - Peritus viatorem
:small_blue_diamond: Elemental Mastery - Master of All Elements
:mountain: Of the Element Earth - Earth Elemental
:fire: Of the Element Fire - Fire Elemental
:seedling: From Seed to Sprout - Ceiliúradh an tséasúir
:wind_face: Of the Element Air - Air Elemental
:ocean: Of the Element Water - Water Elemental
:alarm_clock: Catch Up II
:scroll: Of Goals and Intent - Finis patrator
:partying_face: Holiday Cheer - Merrily Magickal
:new_moon: Magick in the Dark - Tenebris Lucem
:yarn: Of Spells and String - Weavemaster
:bathtub: Scrub-a-dub, Magick in the Tub - Bubbly Witch
:gem: Heed the Call of Crystals - Crystal Collector
:hocho: Creative Crafting - Creatively Crafty
:candle: Of Candles and Flame - Witch of the Flame
:skull: The Veil Between Worlds - Witch of the Veil
:spiral_calendar: Catch-Up I
:honeybee: The Spell-ing Bee - Spell Master
:crystal_ball: Foretelling the Future - Seer Apprentice
:alembic: Potion Making - Potion Master
:open_book: Books, Tomes, and Tales - Book Lover
:sparkling_heart: Giving Gratitude - Blessed and Grateful
:ear_of_rice: Inviting Abundance - Blessed by Abundance
:full_moon: Moon Magick - Moon Witch
:pray: Dealing in the Divine - Deific Witch
:cupcake: Kitchen Witchery - Kitchen Witch
:sleeping: Dream Magick - Oneiric Witch
:dove: Earth-Friendly Witchcraft - Earth Witch
:money_with_wings: The Thrifty Witch - Thrifty Witch
:compass: Celestial Exploration - Cosmic Witch
:star2: Trying Something New - Experimenter

[You can view the full list of challenges at any time by visiting: Weekly Witchy Challenges :fire: A History ]

How many challenges can I do this week? :thinking:

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 ←

As a special nod to the hundredth challenge, the usual limit is being blasted away :boom:

For this special edition Catch-Up, you are free to do:

As many challenges are you want and are able to!

But before going wild with your magick, please remember that, although some challenges have similar themes, every challenge requires its own unique entry in order to receive the corresponding badge :medal_sports:

Additionally, just a friendly reminder that the badges are simply a bonus, a reminder of your experience- the challenges are really here to help you further evolve and develop your practice :books::sparkles: Please do not feel any pressure to overwork yourself this week- if you do start to see signs of Spellwork Burnout, please remember to rest and take care of yourself!

Another chance to join in on any additional missed challenges will come again soon. You can expect another Catch-Up Challenge and chance to earn old badges every ten challenges :+1:

Not sure which challenges you already participated in? :ballot_box_with_check:

Click here to see how to check your current badges

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:

  1. Click on your avatar/picture icon at the top right-hand side of any page in the forum.
  2. Click on the person icon and select “Summary”.
  3. Next, click on “Badges”

Here you can see all the badges you have earned during your time exploring the forums!



STEP 2: Share Your Entry(ies) to the Challenge :writing_hand:

Please 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! :blush:

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:

  • :green_circle: Here in the comments below
  • :green_circle: In a new thread in the forums. (If so, please add a hyperlink back to this post so that it can easily be found!)

:exclamation: 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!


Deadlines :spiral_calendar:

:exclamation: This challenge will close in 6 DAYS :exclamation:

To join in, please share your experience by:

Tuesday, June 28th at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time)
( 2022-06-28T05:00:00Z )

(Note that the time zone is CET- you can use this time zone calculator to switch into your time zone!)


Prizes :gift:

For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize! :gift:

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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:gift_heart: A Special Bonus Prize

In addition to the badge(s) associated with the challenge(s) you enter, everyone who participates in this Catch-Up Challenge will receive an additional badge unique to the 100th Challenge :medal_military:

As this 100th Challenge badge is unique to this event, it is exclusive to this challenge and will not be available in future Catch-Up Challenges.

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 :open_book:

If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to your friendly Moderator Team .

And for those new to challenges- welcome! :heart: 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 :hugs:

100 challenges hold a lot of memories!
For all of the magick made,
spells shared,
and entries enjoy-

Thank you so much for 100 Witchy Challenges!

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Blessed Be, and Happy Challenging!

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Don’t mind me, I’m just going back and figuring out which challenges I missed :sweat_smile:

Thank you @TheTravelWitch_Bry for all the hard work you put into putting these challenges together!


Edit: I now have a list of all the challenges I haven’t done yet and…it’s big :laughing: and some of these I thought I did! I mean, I checked and I definitely didn’t but I didn’t know I missed this many challenges. Now comes the hard part of figuring out which one(s) I want/can do this week!

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As many as we want?! :astonished: There are at least fourteen badges that I don’t have, but if I tried to do that many challenges in a week, I’d definitely get burnt out. :sweat_smile:
Anyway, I think I’ll do three challenges. After all, three is a very magickal number!
For the first challenge, I’ll do Try Something New. :memo: I’m sure I’ve done just about everything mentioned on this site. So what else could I do that’s new? Well, working with a deity that I’ve never worked with before is trying something new. But which deity? Well, I’ve taken an interest in The Morrígan. I could do shadow work, but does anyone have other suggestions?
For the second challenge, I want to complete the elements with Of The Element Water. :droplet: I have so many calluses on my feet from standing all day (luckily, I now have a job where I can sit and stand at regular intervals). A foot soak of lavender Epsom salts should soften them.
For the third challenge, I’ll do Heed The Call of Crystals. :gem: I have used essential oils and smudge sprays to cleanse my sacred space, but what about crystals? I have a box of crystals, some of which are clear quartz. The new moon is almost here, so using them to cleanse my tools seems like a good idea!

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Ahhh! So many challenges to choose from! I missed almost all of them :joy_cat: I think I will go with the kitchen witchery and maybe the magic of music and ocean magick :thinking: but we will see :thinking:

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My gosh!! I know I’ve missed quite a few and won’t be able to complete them all this week so it will be a tough choice to figure out what to do. So excited that we are already at :100:!!!

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I’d like to post for Solstice: Festivities of Light

So I did a follow up celebration during Midsummer :sun_with_face:

I spent some time in nature on a monk abbey that is open to the public - it is so peaceful and beautiful there.

I walked the grounds, admiring the flora and fauna, almost ran into a gator (yikes!), walked a labyrinth they have there, and sat and did a guided Summer Solstice meditation before heading back home :heart:



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Oh my! What a treat! I was making a list of the badges I have yet to aquire and well… it’s a bunch still! I’m late to the game when it comes to challenges :laughing:
I currently have 21 badges. Since I’d be nuts to try to get them all in this week, I’ve narrowed down my choices to 6 with the goal of completing at least 3!

Yay!!! Happy 100!!! and thank you @TheTravelWitch_Bry for all your hard work in creating and offering these all! :heart:

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Well, i know that I’m doing:

I think I have been here for 99 of the 100. They had started when I joined! Very exciting & I can’t wait to do this challenge now that it’s really starting to change over here & boating on the weekend is a thing!

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Was so excited to see what next chalenge was buti guess time differrnce meant it wasnt posted before went to bed… which is cool because it was so worth the wait. How exciting. N im glad i didnt see it last night as id probablt wouldof been up thinking of all ideas of what could do rather than sleeping or at least the half conscious state i got to when started seeing stuff but i eventually drifted off. But to wakeup n find challenge for week, even better😁

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@Alarm that was quick to getv1 done but oh such beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing!

@katmabis that seems like a great way to use ilthe challenge wisely. Especially since we always have a catch up every 10th challenge, so don’t feel like you need to get ALL of them done this week. Good goal setting :clap:

@Amaris_Bane i hope you find some that maybe can be worked woth each other? That would help if you can figure out which ones your missing & how to incorprpate them together.

@stavroula dont feel like you have to do them all. Stick with what interests you & feel.free to look through other challenge entries. Those sound like a great starts!

@MeganB… do what you can… they will still be there for the catch up.challemge in the fiture. :revolving_hearts:

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@Siofra_Strega I narrowed my 72 down to 21 that I really want to attempt (still a lot :rofl: :rofl:). I have put them in an order for me to tackle from my most interested to “least” and I’m just going to work my way down. I am going back home Fri-Sun for my “baby” brothers 30th birthday (me → :older_woman: :older_woman: :older_woman:) and Pride here in Houston is Saturday so I am trying to do some specific ones over the weekend (protection on Friday, color magick and gratitude on Saturday, probably the thrifty witch one as well at my mom’s as she’s got a pile of bones for me to pick through!). Key for me is to avoid burnout. :dotted_line_face: :woman_facepalming: :sleeping_bed:

Editing to add that some of them I’ve picked are so second nature to me now that they will be easy for me to complete.

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Not to sound like I’m bragging, but I am! I have all the badges! MWAHAHA!

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@Amaris_Bane, I understand what you mean about the ones that are already something you do regularly, I love those ones! But remember, burnout can sometimes sneak up on you too! :revolving_hearts:

@Amethyst… I have 1 to do… then I get to say not only do I have all of them, but I also have doubles of some too! :laughing: No really, having all of them already is an amazing feat :tada: because I know that you got them from the very beginning, I was a few weeks behind you I believe. Great job! You do a wonderful job each time :revolving_hearts:

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Yes! That’s why I’m just starting at the top and working my way down until I’m tired. If I don’t get them all down, oh well.

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I love Wednesday’s to see what the new challenge will be, but guess what, my week is screwed up because Monday was a holiday. I was sooo busy at work (because Monday was a holiday) that I forgot it was Wednesday! That’s my own little ADD thing going on. Lol! I love catch up challenges!

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@Ostara youre mot alone, ive been a mess all week having my dIghter home Monday. She gets out next week. Ive been all turned around this week with appointments & everything!

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My mind and body have to be on a schedule or I am thrown off mentally and physically. I hate it, but that’s my life. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Exactly… i get all messed up whenever there is any kind of holiday & the kids miss a day or 2 for it. A lot of our Monday holidays, the kids have the Friday before off as a Staff Development Day, so a 4 day weekend with Monday off too.

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Giving gratitude – blessed and grateful

I will never stop being amazed how the universe works itself out! I just sat down about an hour ago to write out a list of all the things I was grateful for over the last week so that I can include it in a gratitude ritual in the next few days.

Most of you know that my husband, who was only 51, had a massive heart attack on Father’s Day. It was really out of the blue and unexpected, especially because we have been really focused on health the last year. He’s fine, he’s home and recovering , and I finally had a few minutes to process what actually happened and how very fortunate and very blessed we are. His heart has no damage and is working at full function, even though he had a complete blockage in the “Widowmaker“ artery. The doctors were able to go in through his wrist, dissolve the clot, and insert two stents.

So here is my list of the things I am thankful for this week:

I’m grateful he didn’t die and that my kids got to keep their dad. It really would’ve sucked if he died on Father’s Day.

I’m thankful that I was able to stay levelheaded and calm during an emergency.

I’m thankful that my kids knew that I needed them to cooperate and didn’t ask him any questions or panic.

I’m thankful that the paramedics, fire department, and fire and rescue team are right around the corner from our house and we’re at my door in a matter of minutes. I’m thankful for their professionalism and good judgment.

I’m thankful for my mom and my father-in-law who took charge of my kids so I could go straight to the hospital.

I’m thankful the car had gas in it.

I’m thankful there was hardly any traffic on the 45 minute drive to the nearest heart friendly hospital. I am the worlds most nervous driver on a regular day so I was especially nervous driving by myself to the city while my husband was in an ambulance.

I am thankful the parking deck was almost completely empty right next to the elevator. See above about nervous driving habits.

I’m thankful for the doctors and nurses who jumped right in and same to my husband’s life.

I’m thankful to the hospital administrators and volunteers who got me from the front door to where my husband was as quickly as they could.

I’m thankful for my teenager who packed me a bag as quickly as they could so that I had some things to do while I was waiting and a couple snacks and a phone charger without me even having to ask.

I’m thankful for the brand new hoodie that I had sitting in my car so that I wouldn’t be cold while I was waiting at the hospital.

I’m thankful for the Night Shift nurses who found me an extra dinner tray so that I wouldn’t have to leave and go outside of the hospital to find something to eat.

I’m thankful that my husband was awake and alert and in good spirits immediately after his procedure.

I am thankful that there was no traffic at any time on my way to or from the hospital every day that I went this week.

I’m thankful that my college kid drove home immediately (seriously he didn’t even stop to pack clothes he just got in the car and came) so that I would have an extra set of hands and an extra driver.

I’m thankful my two middle kiddos still got to go to camp because said college child drove them back-and-forth and babysat the baby so that I could sit at the hospital with my husband.

And thankful for my mom who took a day off work so that she could run errands, feed my kids, and keep me sane.

I’m thankful for my friends, both online and in person, who checked on me, prayed for us, and offered to help in anyway they could.

I’m thankful for my close friends who are bringing us dinner for the rest of the week so that our little family can tuck in and rest and recover together.

I’m thankful for the pharmacy techs who filled prescriptions quickly today, and for the transport team they got us out the door quickly and efficiently, and the fabulous discharge nurse who gave us all the information we needed and went above and beyond to be sure we were ready to head home.

I’m most especially grateful that we have another chance and another chapter together.

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For my second entry, I’m choosing the “The veil between worlds” challenge. Ancestory honoring quickly became an important part of my practice as I’ve grown. There are many great resources out there on how to honor your ancestors and each culture has different methods so I’m not going to get into a discussion of that but describe how I honor my ancestors.

I have a small area set up as an altar to my ancestors, blood, adoptive, and marriage included.

The space includes a small shelf with a glass for libations where I normally offer clean water unless they specifically ask for something else. There is an electric candle (because cats) that I leave on at all times to give them light in their darkness. I additionally have a white prayer candle that I light each morning during my prayers to my ancestors. I will leave it lite while I’m going about my morning routine and put it out before leaving for my office. I have a small white porcelain bowl for offerings, a bronze incense holder, and a small egg jewelry box that I received on a Tamed Wild box that reminded me of my great-grandmother.

Above the shelf I have several photos of family members that have passed. I have many more I honor but do not have pictures of them. My mother was adopted so the family on her side is not blood but they raised her and were important in my life. My husband was also adopted but his mother was something special and was taken away from us too early.

Close up of the pictures

My paternal maternal great grandmother

My husband’s mother (on the right, along with a friend)

My parental grandmother

Me as a baby with my maternal grandmother and her mother (maternal maternal great grandmother)

Me and my maternal paternal great grandmother

My maternal grandmother and grandfather.

In addition to the altar, I set out a special meal for my ancestors as well as any spirits that have passed as part of my Samhain celebrations.

For offerings, I will give things that reminded me of reach ancestor and what I “feel” they want on a particular day. It’s been everything from cigarettes and whisky (for my grandpa Kennedy) to pieces of bread I’ve baked (my great-granny) to flowers (my grandmother Clay). I also try to do a special offering on their birthdays.

As I’ve started my ancestors honor practice, I’ve also had spirits from older ancestors that I never met reach out. I do my best to honor reach and everyone reach day on my actions and words.

Blessed be!

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