What do bay leaves mean in paganism, and what does it mean if a bay tree dies or wilts?
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thekilteddragon:

Bay leaves are often used for protection. Protection from jinxes, curses, and hexes. As well as to undo those that have already been done

Gender: Masculine
Planet: Sun, Jupiter
Element: Fire

Used in teas for clairvoyance and to aid divination. Worn as an amulet to ward off evil and negativity, burn or scatter in exorcism rituals. Place in the windows to guard against lightning. Purifies the home.
To remove curses and evil spells, mix crushed or powdered bay leaf with sandalwood powder, burn on a charcoal. Use in wash water to clean floors as well as sprinkling the powdered herb, then sweeping, to rid the home of crossed/cursed conditions.
To ensure a long and lasting love, a couple should break a twig from the tree, together break the twig in two and each keep a half. Add a few drops of the essential oil to a cup of water in a spray bottle, mist your pillow to induce prophetic dreams, place bay leaves beneath your pillow for the same purpose. Use a sprig of Bay to asperge water during purification rituals or place in a bowl of water to wash the hands before entering sacred space. Bay is appropriate for the consecration of musical instruments. Use Bay oil or infusion to consecrate candles and other magical tools; asperge or mist home or sacred space to clear unwanted energies. Write your desire or need on a bay leaf, then burn to bring the spell to fruition. Write charms or draw symbols of protection on the leaves and hide about your home to keep it safe from all manner of ill will and misfortune. A Bay tree planted near the home, or bay leaves hidden in the home, are said to protect those within from sickness. Bay leaves give strength when worn during athletic competition. Burn a candle dressed with the essential oil to bring about needed change within oneself.


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herbaliser:

My Scottish-heritage boyfriend’s current wallpaper.

The Hiddleston pic made me think of it.

thekilteddragon

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thekilteddragon:

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puttingtodaytobed:

whitewinter-hymnal:

serenitypatrol:

rad-kiss:

this is the best thing ever. when he knows everything about you - your naked body, naked soul - and still loves you more than anyone else.

I like the thought of someone trusting me with all of themselves.

i am in love with this picture

i want this


I have this and it is worth waiting for. 

 

puttingtodaytobed:

whitewinter-hymnal:

serenitypatrol:

rad-kiss:

this is the best thing ever. when he knows everything about you - your naked body, naked soul - and still loves you more than anyone else.

I like the thought of someone trusting me with all of themselves.

i am in love with this picture

i want this

I have this and it is worth waiting for. 

situpsandfruitcups:

Benefits of big hips:

Laundry basket rest
Yoga pants
Tiny human rest
Full size human rest
Hip checking those who challenge you
Ability to swing them wider than a cadillac
Model walk is 10x more dramatic
Taking up more space
Looking like a fertility goddess

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crystal-life-technology:

Crystals for Fox Totem

Deep in the woods the fox roams, across scattered light and passing shadows. The wise fox is your protector, a dream walker, and a confident guide.

These five stones help you to connect with this powerful spirit animal:

  • Golden Feldspar- optimism, helps to live in the here and now
  • Merlinite - invisibility and shape-shifting, magick
  • Moonstone- feminine and nocturnal energies, intuition
  • Petrified Wood- ancient wisdom of nature
  • Rutilated Quartz- diminishes fears, assisting with decision-making processes, proved energy

Fox is the master of invisibility, discernment, and cunning. It thrives in the night and is known to be a shape-shifter. Fox can take on the role of trickster, but more often is the wise healer.

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