Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tip: Bay Leaves for Wishes


Write wishes on bay leaves.  When you burn them, you release your wish to the universe, asking it if it can accommodate you.  A pretty handy and simple spell when you're in need!

Bay leaves date back to Ovid's legend of the Greek god Apollo who fell in love with the nymph Daphne. Affected by Eros's arrow, she wanted nothing to do with Apollo's affections.  Desperate, she ran to her father who, in attempt to protect his daughter from the god, turned her into a bay laurel tree.  This is why bay offers protection and strength in its spiritual uses.

The Temple of Delphi, dedicated to Apollo, used bay leaves a great deal.  The roof was made of bay leaves and priestesses would eat bay before giving their oracles.  This may have been aided by bay's slightly narcotic qualities.  Thus bay leaves are said to aid with psychic powers, particularly prophetic dreams and clairvoyance.

This herb has a variety of other uses as well.  Ingesting bay leaves is said to promote digestion and help with gastric ulcers.  Heating the leaves in olive oil creates a salve that relieves muscle aches and arthritis.  In addition to its health uses, it's a wonderful bug repellent, particularly for ants and silverfish.  It's said to discourage mold as well.

A note of caution to those wanting to scout out naturally-growing bay: some forms of bay are poisonous.  The Mountain Laurel is native to the United States.  Also, because of its potency, avoid using bay for any natural remedies while pregnant.

And, as always, only do spell work when you have a legitimate need - not just for fun!

72 comments:

  1. I LOVE this! This is so awesome :))

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    1. Is it called a Black Magic?

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    2. The term "black magic" is highly outdated and rather offensive. So no, this would not constitute that.

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  2. This was posted on my 24th Earth-day. How odd.

    I was cooking, late last night, and randomly decided to burn a Bay leaf. I was burning the same piece from last night, just now—and decided to Google if doing so had a meaning. I'm going to try this, I could always use a new spell...

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  3. What color candle and any oils do you use for this spell?

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    1. For candle colors, I would suggest gold (not yellow) and green. Oils for prosperity include basil, pine, patchouli and peppermint.

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  4. How fast do you get results?

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    1. It depends on the universe. If you're meant to have it, be it or do it, the universe will accommodate you when the time is right. Spells send a loud knock on the door saying, "I'm ready!" And it may not always be in the way you originally plan.

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    2. that sounds a bit like the christian faith. and if you really want it done' so mote it be. means Its done.. no doubting no wishy washy maybes'. but again make sure what you spell for you will get it.. even a christian bible says pray believing not pray begging.. but maybe its best to change yourself instead of the world. :D

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    3. Honestly, I feel it's very similar to praying in other religions as well. Religion just dictates how you'd like to send your message, but not how the message is received. But again, that's more of my personal beliefs. Most spells I post have a disclaimer somewhere that you have to be willing to meet your spell work with real-world action. Sure, if you want to lose weight, there's a spell for that. But unless you cut back your calories, eat clean and do some exercising, it isn't coming off. It's like asking the universe to turn off a light switch for you. The universe is going to give you a funny look and go "Seriously? The switch is right there. Do it yourself."

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  5. do the bay leaves have to be fresh? dried?

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    1. It's much easier when dried. I was using fresh in the picture above and it still burned just fine, but there were a few fresh leaves that didn't fully burn.

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    2. For wealth what candels& oils should I use

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    3. The colors green (preferably) or gold work well for wealth. Myrrh, patchouli or frankincense are great oils for wealth. Orange and clove represents abundance and ginger creates attraction (the non-romantic kind), which can emphasize your needs.

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  6. Hi! Can the writing on the bay leaf be with a black marker, or does it have to be white like the picture above? Thanks!

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    1. Honestly, I would suggest something more natural than a marker - such as a pencil or charcoal. I used a silver marker for this so the word would show, but natural elements make a spell much stronger.

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  7. What oil would you use for a job and money?

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    1. Dill, bergamot, basil or nutmeg would be great choices. Patchouli also stands out as a key player. Also look for essential oils that promote motivation, such as black pepper or allspice, or a dash of an oil for luck, like violet or lemongrass. Of course, each essential oil does something different for each user, so make sure you know how you interact with the oils before settling on one or two to use.

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  8. Can you tell me how to do Bay leaf bath cleansing spell?

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    1. Honestly, this isn't something I'd heard of until this moment. I did a quick Google search and found this post. I hope it's helpful!

      http://www.wiccanspace.com/spells/1290-the-bay-leaf-bath-of-energy-purification.html

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  9. My wish is to remove someone from my life and I have not had any luck so far with banshing spells. What would I use with the bay leaf for this?

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    1. Be careful what you wish for! Many of the things you've likely used in other banishing spells can be used here, including black candles, salt, and protective stones like quartz or snowflake obsidian.

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    2. Try a feces spell to banish someone out of your life. There is videos on youtube. Just search black witch coven.

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  10. If I don't have any oils to use, can I just burn the bay leaf that were written my wishes?

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    1. Honestly, that's what I did.

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    2. Hi I honestly think someone haa spell or done some black magic on me and someone I used to love and she's such an evil hearted person very selfish how can I break it or reverse it back to her

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  11. I want someone to contact or come to what color candle & oil should I use

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    1. There are many correspondence charts online. I would research several to find the answers you seek. Best of luck to you!

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  12. what color of candle to burn for love relationship to work out again?

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    1. Instead of giving you a candle color, I'm going to link to another one of my articles. http://witchywords.blogspot.com/2012/12/love-spells.html

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  13. How do you use and apply the bay leave against mould and silverfishes?

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    1. I'm not entirely sure on the mold, but I would guess that extracting the oil and anointing the affected area could do the trick, particularly if you soak the leaves in vodka. For silverfish, my friend left bundles of dried bay in the areas she found them the most and never saw them again!

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  14. I was burning a bay leaf, after a some few minutes when the leaf was completely burnt, I had a knock on my door. I instructed the person to wait a little while. my question is... the bay leaf is completely burnt but the candle was half burnt . I decided to off the candle which is half burnt, the rest is still in my disposal. is it right? or I need to restart it again or continue with the remaining candle or just ignore it and throw it away? but I felt some vibration a few minutes after the leaf got burnt. I also burnt it from the tip to the base, is that okay too?
    Am the guy who called you from Africa. (9997)

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    1. Hi there! Thank you for commenting. I apologize that the phone call was confusing; I have an audio processing issue and our connection was so muffled! I also apologize for responding late. I was unable to access a computer last night. I attempted responding on my phone but it continuously ate my responses. What a mess!

      If you feel like the spell was completed, you can take the remainder of the candle and bury it to return the rest of the energy to the earth. If it appears that the spell is not working, you may need to start fresh with a new bay leaf and candle to repeat the spell. However, it seems to me like it's already begun given your last few sentences.

      Tip to base burning is completely fine, just as long as the whole leaf is burnt.

      Thank you again, and good luck!
      Marietta

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  15. Hi there. Can I use this for protection for someone else? Like "protect Joe Soap"? If so, what colour candle and could I do it for 3 people? obviously would use a bay leaf per person right? Can I use the same candle? Once the leaf is burnt what do we do with it? Do we blow the candle out or let it burn?

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    1. Goodness, that's a lot of questions! If you do any spell for someone else, it's best to have their permission first. I typically won't do spells for someone else unless they do the spell with me. If there are three people involved, I would have all three be present and burn their own bay leafs over their own white tea lights, although one candle would be fine as well. You can either keep the ashes and use them in a sachet or a necklace, let the wind take them or bury them. It really depends on your desired effect. Let the candle burn.

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    1. I've answered this question in previous comments. You can either release the ashes to the wind or bury them.

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  17. Hola.Can you tell me a spell for money. Thank you!

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    1. I have some prosperity spells listed in my Spellbook section. Good luck!

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  18. Hi...do i need to burn candle completely?...or only leaf burnt will do?...tried to open blog for love relationship but its not opening...

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    1. I would suggest burning the candle out completely if you can, but opt for a tealight or a birthday candle as they burn faster. The pillar candle used was only for the photo. Of course, ensure you maintain safety at all times. Candles can be a fire hazard if left unattended.

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  19. Hi...do i need to burn candle completely?...or only leaf burnt will do?...tried to open blog for love relationship but its not opening...

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  20. This is a tried and true method. It takes time, but yes, it really is magic. You are sending your wishes and desires straight to the universe, to manifest what you want. I do this over my cauldron, or should I say outdoor fire pit ;) I do this ritual every full moon, and sometimes during a new moon. My question is, can this be done during a cloudy night? Thank you in advance! I love your site!

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    1. It really does work?when did you do it? When did it happened?

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    2. I certainly don't see why not! Thank you so much!

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  21. Hie thr i need to wht clr n which type of oil should i use for wish come true

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    1. I'm not sure I understand your question, sorry!

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  22. So I heard about that there's a bay leaf to stop your girlfriend from cheating? I need help I want to last with her but she has problems and I want to sTay with her and grow old with her please any help

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    1. You could utilize the bay leaf but I would suggest tackling this issue in a real world setting: Couples counseling or moving on might be your best suggestion.

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  23. made my wish and the bay leaf burned fast with a little crackling noise. is that suppose to happen?

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    1. The leaf may burn differently based on how dry it is. Unless you feel that it has a particular meaning, it's likely that it's just a natural reaction.

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  24. Just did the spell for money n good fortune and as it burned it cackled the whole time and after I had felt the energy rush right through my body from head to toes. I've done spells before but never did I feel such a rush.

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  25. I want to change my eye color its brown (dark brown) what should I do? And how many days should I have to wait?

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    1. There are glamours that might create an illusion of change but I'm not much into glamour spells. In my beliefs, spells cannot change physical attributes like eye color. You might be best looking elsewhere for this information. Thank you!

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  26. I want to change my eye color its brown (dark brown) what should I do? And how many days should I have to wait?

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  27. Hi I have read that the bay leaf should be burned on Sunday only as the day belongs to God Apollo,

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    1. Because of the lore of the leaf, this certainly could increase the potency of the spell. To me, correspondences like this are all tilting things in your favor. If you can, do it! If you can't, don't sweat it.

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    1. No spell works instantly. It takes physical world work in addition to spiritual work to create results. Give your spell a reasonable time frame - be realistic. Then work hard to ensure it becomes a reality!

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  29. I love this idea. We're having people over for a campfire tonight to welcome in the New Year, I'm going to see if any of them would like to do this, even though there is a snow storm :)

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  30. What color candle and what type of oil would I use to gain a successful outcome in court?

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  32. what should I write for wealth?

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  33. I've met my soulmate. We are both married. been seeing each other for two years. our bond keeps getting stronger. he is a Christian and is fighting this. tried to leave his wife twice, each time he said God is telling him divorce is wrong, and despite the stong bond between us, he needs to do do what s right. I would give up my world for this guy. Would a bayleaf spell help him fell less guilty? he is torn.

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  34. Hello
    I burned a bay leaf so I whant to know what sholud I do with the rest of the burner?
    Thanks you

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  35. What words are to be said when burning the bay leaf.

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