The Magick Of Bay Leaf

Written By Priestess Hypatia

For Witches of the Craft

19/12/2019

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Burn and banish with Bay

Burning of bay leaf has been used for banishing negative energies and cleansing space for eons!

An herb with a beautiful ancient history bay leaf is used to communicate with the Gods themselves.

About:

Bay leaf also known as laurel is a hardy evergreen tree with deep green foliage native to the Mediterranean region. When the leaves are dried they can be used in cooking, infusing the food in beautiful aromatic herbal earthy flavors or can also be used as an incense.

History- The first record of banishing using Bay Leaf:

This was the sacred plant of Apollo one that was used by the Pythia in the temple to Apollo at Delphi. It was Apollo’s desire and near obsession of the Nymph Daphne that drove Daphne’s father, who happened to be a river God, turning her into a bay tree to protect her from the lustful grasps of Apollo.

As a regret for his actions the God Apollo wore a crown of bay to banish his stupidity and to encourage valor and honor.

Magick:

  • Ingredients- Dried Bay leaf, candle, fireproof bowl, lighter, pen marker
  • Set up you altar space with the fire and bowl to the right and the bay leaf and marker to the left.
  • You can have multiple leaves for each of the things you wish to banish, or you can write on one.
  • Write- whatever it is that you want to banish, no longer need such as toxic friends, procrastination, fear.
  • Light one by one and say “I release my attachment to old thoughts and patterns”
  • Drop the bay leaf into the fireproof container and visualize all the negativity literally being banished in the plume of the bay smoke.
  • Once this is done, dispose of the ashes outside of your home and as you do say “Be gone” releasing this negativity from your life for good!

Note: Clear your mind and relax into the stillness. Allow your thoughts to leave your head.  Breathe in the feeling of peace, possibilities, and newness.

It’s always good to replace the banished negativity with something positive.  Create a happy memory, sing a little sing, or ring some bells.  Bring a little cheer into your home, mind, and body.

I Need Help Finding a Specific Pictures

I have the Goddess with an infant or toddler. What I cannot find is a picture of the Goddess with an infant or toddler. I have this, I think, a cool idea for a post and need both of these kinds of pictures in order to do it.

Thank you so much for your help. It will be much appreciated.

December 18 N. H. Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2019

Today the Moon will be in a Waning Gibbous Phase. This is the first phase after the Full Moon occurs. It lasts roughly 7 days with the Moon’s illumination growing smaller each day until the Moon becomes a Last Quarter Moon with a illumination of 50%. The average Moon rise for this phase is between 9am and Midnight depending on the age of the phase. The moon rises later and later each night setting after sunrise in the morning. During this phase the Moon can also be seen in the early morning daylight hours on the western horizon.

From Moongiant.com

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else you know was on the date the person was born.

Custom Planetary Positions

December 18, 2019
12:00 pm GMT (6:00 AM CST)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:26 Sagittarius 15
Moon:16 Virgo 57
Mercury:13 Sagittarius 31
Venus:27 Capricorn 48
Mars:19 Scorpio 20
Jupiter:03 Capricorn 34
Saturn:19 Capricorn 51
Uranus:02 Taurus 53 Rx
Neptune:16 Pisces 03
Pluto:21 Capricorn 57

True Lunar Node:08 Cancer 27
Mean Lunar Node:08 Cancer 57 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):25 Pisces 32

Chiron:01 Aries 27
Ceres:12 Capricorn 32
Pallas:17 Sagittarius 11
Juno:14 Libra 12
Vesta:12 Taurus 35 Rx

Eris:23 Aries 16 Rx

Fire:5
Earth:8
Air:1
Water:5
Cardinal:10
Fixed:3
Mutable:6

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link

Currentplanetarypositions.com

To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)e to your local time use this link

For You Local Time and Date

If you have questions about using any of the links please leave them in the comment section as others may have the same question and it is easier to answer once than many times via email. Thank you.

December 19 Birthday Horoscope

People Born On December 19: Zodiac Sign Is Sagittarius

DECEMBER 19 birthday horoscope predicts that you are someone who is talented. As a Sagittarius who is strong but not so bold you are committed to making your life worth being envied. You want to be successful. You set your sights and goals on redefining yourself and your goals if necessary. You know that having skills is only the beginning to a lasting career. Along with hard work, some inherent capabilities too are required.

December 19 birthday personality are extremely tenacious and personable, and most people do like you. They see in you a person who’s warm but energetic. You can be quite the exhibitionist, however. Yes indeed, you love an audience. The future of person who born on 19 December can be extremely fashionable.

Moreover, you know how to work the crowd with your shenanigans. But don’t let this playful attitude fool you. Those born on this Sagittarius birthday December 19,  are knowledgeable people. You can hold a conversation with anyone. Reinventing yourself does have its advantages. Are you surprised that people want to be like you? You shouldn’t be. You’re awesome!

Your friends and family agree that having you in their lives has certainly made a difference in theirs. Traveling has made an impact on them. They see things as you do, as usually, you take a companion on your road trips. You enjoy being the tour guide. You already know the hot spots and the best out-of-the-way places to visit. This is certainly an occupation that would have great rewards. This zodiac birthday person is a lot of fun.

If today is your birthday, making friends seems to come easy for you. You never meet a stranger. Often, you have friendships that last a long time. It may not be someone who lives nearby that you are closest with as you have friends are all over the world. For the most part, your friends are extras. Yeah, you can be flamboyant. You like to juggle a few relationships at a time, too.

When you find a partner who allows you to be you, then chances are you have found your soul mate, or so you believe. It may be so as you place value on fidelity, but you need stimulation as well. So, if you are looking to hook up permanently with a December 19 birthday person, you may need to surprise your Sagittarian every once in a while with something special.

Taking your vitamins and herbal supplements can be effective on most minor illness, forecasts the December 19th horoscope. It is always advised to seek medical attention however with persistent ailments or major illnesses. I don’t have to tell you this as you take good care of yourself. If you can’t have sex, then a full body massage would suit you just fine on occasion to relieve stress or tension.

This can be a good exercise for both this December 19th birthday personality and his or her partner. I mean sex, of course. Data has shown that it relieves stress and couples generally live longer because they are more sexually active than most single people especially after 50. As a downfall, you love the foods your body has a low tolerance for. Stay away from those things, and you could walk away with a straight “A” health report card.

We talked about your defining qualities earlier regarding how you had a way with people and suggested that being a tour guide would make you a suitable career. This is certainly true as with promotions, advertising or sales. Aside from being the talker, you like competition. You do your research, so you’re knowledgeable about what you speak. The December 19 astrology predicts that you could be an educator as well. You’re captivating, Sagittarius.

The December 19th birthday meanings suggest that one of your hopes is to make a change, large or small, in the community in which you love. You can accomplish this in many ways but giving back as a teacher is certainly a great start. However, you may live an active lifestyle, but you take care of yourself.

Traveling has made a difference in how you see things and your loved ones as well. Your friends and family appreciate you and think the world of you. Being the Sagittarius that you are, you like your freedom over everything. When you find the right one for you, it will not be because of sacrifice but of acceptance and change.

See: Famous Celebrities Born On December 19

This Day That Year – December 19 In History

1960 – Rome hosts the 17th Summer Olympics.
1981 – Mark David Chapman convicted and sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for killing John Lennon.
1968 –Arthur Ashe wins the US Singles championship in tennis; the first time a black man held this honor.
2012 – The first man to walk on the moon has died; Neil Armstrong was 82.

December 19  Dhanu Rashi (Vedic Moon Sign)
December 19 Chinese Zodiac RAT

December 19 Birthday Planet

Your ruling planet is Jupiter that symbolizes improvement, benevolence, good luck, and new ideas.

December 19 Birthday Symbols

The Archer Is The Symbol For The Sagittarius Sun Sign

December 19 Birthday Tarot Card

Your Birthday Tarot Card is The Sun. This card symbolizes optimism, enlightenment, vigor, and vitality. The Minor Arcana cards are Ten of Wands and Queen of Pentacles

December 19 Birthday Zodiac Compatibility

You are most compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Sagittarius: This is a match that is exciting and full of life.
You are not compatible with people born under Zodiac Sign Capricorn: This love relationship will be dull, boring and full of conflicts.

See Also:

December 19 Lucky Numbers

Number 1 – This number signifies happiness, self-esteem, ambition, and authority.
Number 4 – This number signifies your meticulous and determined personality.

Read about: Birthday Numerology

Lucky Colors For December 19 Birthday

Orange: This color stands for rejuvenation, joy, energy, and sunshine.
Purple: This is a color that stands for extravagance, wisdom, mysticism, and telepathy.

Lucky Days For December 19 Birthday

Sunday – This is the day of the Sun that symbolizes a day of getting inspired by new ideas and initiatives that will make you successful.
Thursday – This is the day of Jupiter that helps you reach new horizons depending on your hard work and seriousness.

December 19 Birthstone Turquoise

Turquoise gemstone helps your love life and relationships become stronger and improves your mental stability.

Ideal Zodiac Birthday Gifts For People Born On December 19

A day of kayaking or parachuting for the man and good travel guidebooks for the woman. The December 19 birthday horoscope predicts that you like doing something exciting all the time.

To read anyone’s birthday horoscope

19 December S. H. Current Moon Phase and Planetary Positions

Current Moon Phase

 THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2019

Today the Moon will be in a Third Quarter phase. Sometimes called a Last Quarter Moon, this phase occurs roughly 3 weeks after the New Moon when the earth is three quarter of the way through it’s orbit around the earth. If you live in the northern hemisphere the Moons left side will be illuminated and the right side dark. For thoughts of you in the southern hemisphere it will be the opposite with the right side illuminated. On the day of the Third Quarter phase the Moon will rise around midnight on the eastern horizon and set in the west around noon the next day. In the days following the Third Quarter Phase the Moon’s illumination will decrees each day until the New Moon.

From Moongiant.com

You can use this link to go forward or backward in time for Moon phase information. If you are curious you can even find out what phase the Moon was in when you or anyone else you know was on the date the person was born.

Custom Planetary Positions

December 18, 2019 (19 December 2019)
07:00 pm GMT (6:00 AM AEDT)
Zodiac: Tropical (Standard Western)

Sun:26 Sagittarius 33
Moon:21 Virgo 05
Mercury:13 Sagittarius 58
Venus:28 Capricorn 10
Mars:19 Scorpio 32
Jupiter:03 Capricorn 38
Saturn:19 Capricorn 53
Uranus:02 Taurus 53 Rx
Neptune:16 Pisces 03
Pluto:21 Capricorn 58

True Lunar Node:08 Cancer 27
Mean Lunar Node:08 Cancer 56 Rx

Lilith (Black Moon):25 Pisces 34

Chiron:01 Aries 27
Ceres:12 Capricorn 39
Pallas:17 Sagittarius 18
Juno:14 Libra 17
Vesta:12 Taurus 33 Rx

Eris:23 Aries 16 Rx

Fire:5
Earth:8
Air:1
Water:5
Cardinal:10
Fixed:3
Mutable:6

If you need to calculate the planetary positions for a specific use and time, click on this link

Currentplanetarypositions.com

To figure out GMT (Greenwich Mean Time)e to your local time use this link

For You Local Time and Date

If you have questions about using any of the links please leave them in the comment section as others may have the same question and it is easier to answer once than many times via email. Thank you.

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This is a play list of 50 videos that include songs in different languages with English subtitles and some different ways of celebrating Litha found on youtube.com

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