I will be sharing some witchy tips every now and then. The first one concern bay leaves.
Most of us have bay leaves in the kitchen cupboard. I’ve always loved bay leaves, long before actually assuming to myself that I am a witch. The scent, the texture, the taste.
But what if I told you that is also my go-to herb for spells when I need to cast a spell that does not take me long?
Bay leaves can be used for several purposes.
According to The Village Witch, you can use them for “protection, psychic power, divination, success, money and wish magic”.
According to Scott Cunningham, in Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs, you can use bay for protection and purification, prophetic dreams, clairvoyance and wisdom, to ward off negativity and evil, protection against lightning, to remove curses and evil spells, for love spells (to ensure a love will stay), for strength, for wishes and to ward off bad luck.
So, what do I do for a quick spell? I write my petition (usually one or two words on in sigil form) on the bay leaf (or bay leaves) and I burn them while focusing on my spell.
For example, imagine that you want prosperity: write prosperity in your bay leaf, focus on it happening, set the leaf on fire and see it burn.
Don’t do it in the middle of a forest, obviously. The point is not to set a forest or a tree on fire – just a tiny bay leaf. 😉
Please, always engage brain and keep your spellwork safe for you and the world around you.