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The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Monday August 15, 2022

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for August 15, 2022:
A lucky day! The Sun in Leo and the Moon and Jupiter in Aries conspire to make the big, cosmic slot machine pay out. So, put in your intentions and see where the day takes you. You're own mindset will help determine the results. Not to be confused with ego, a healthy self esteem or self knowledge - could we call it your soul? - is part of your core and truth. If you see yourself as a failure, guess what. This is a fabulous, fiery day to start a new project, learn a new subject, or take control of your own life and health. Go for it!
Citrine, Tiger's Eye, or Amber will help the impulsive Aries Moon to focus and decide on what steps to take today. As for increasing luck try Basil or Ginger in your cooking. Or, use Cinnamon to draw in abundance and love. Also, be aware of what's going on in the outer world. The wheel in the sky is bringing in big changes. It is a good thing to be aware of them. The heart and head are very vulnerable right now. Listen to your body and watch out for head bumps or headaches. After all the crazy intensity of last week, this day represents a big positive push in a good direction! Tomorrow's vibes are also very upbeat and positive. Auspicious vibes are in the energetic fabric. Don't let them pass you by! Send up some gratitude, too!
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The Gypsy Homestead's Astro-Vibe for July 22, 2022

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for July 22, 2022:
Here comes the sun. Wear or use Amber or Tiger's Eye to welcome in the fiery vibes of Leo. The Sun will enter this sign at 1:07 pm (PDT/USA + 8 hrs UK). The need to hide will slowly give way to getting out there and living a little. Magnificent Leo does things on its own terms. You may find yourself shedding the need for others telling what to do. Over the next thirty days you may also find yourself refining your space. For today, allow yourself time to luxuriously slide into the fiery goodness. There's an added bonus, too! The Moon will enter Gemini at 10:11 pm. This will set the weekend up to be sociable and you'll want to be outdoors for the sake of soothing your soul.
Finish home projects in the morning hours. Once the Sun and Moon shift their energies you'll want to go have fun. Whenever the Moon travels through airy Gemini the mind begins to over process everything. Listen as well as talk when conversations occur. Paired with Sun in Leo the need to be independent comes on very strong. Begin rooting your ideas in firm ground today. Then network or discuss it with trusted others this weekend. Eat well. The stomach will ease up once the Sun's in Leo. The energies are beautiful!
The sign of Leo is represented by the Strength card in Tarot. Courage grows when you call it in. Allow the cosmic flow of stamina to assist you now. Get some sunflowers to welcome in the new energies. The heart will be vulnerable so watch how you respond to drama. This is a magnetic time! Enjoy!
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The Gypsy Homestead "Astro-Vibe" for Tuesday June 7, 2022

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe June 7, 2022:
Quirky progress. The day's vibes are upbeat and interesting. The Moon stays in Virgo, but instead of insisting upon a solid routine she sees the wisdom in going with the flow. That's due to her meetup with Uranus in Taurus. This opens the doors to new ways of bringing in abundance and, yes, even signing a contract to create or obtain something. The goal is to be in charge of your own path and actions today. The fun part is that those things you're seeking may arrive in a different manner than what organized Virgo Moon had envisioned. No matter what, give up some gratitude for all the positive vibes.
Health can also be at the forefront as the Cosmos pushes us to find more healthy ways to nourish and treat our bodies. Telling your body you love it and want it to be healthy sounds quirky, but it works! Then, follow though on a more healthy life style. Tiger's Eye will help you stay focused and Patchouli will add positivity to the energetic mix. What you focus on today will have a very good chance of manifesting. Balance rest with activity tonight. You may have been feeling some highly charged vibes over the last few days. It's the energies raising up the dimensional frequencies. Believe that things are changing for the highest good!
🌠Chiron works to heal soul wounds and right now, in Aries, the focus is on self expression through confidence. It will assist you when you study up and go into situations with knowledge and mental acuity at your fingertips.
 
 

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The Gypsy Homestead "Food-Vibe of The Day"

The Gypsy Homestead "Food-Vibe" of the Day:

Pepperoni Pizza Burgers!!!

The Gypsy Homestead Food-Vibe of the Day:
Pepperoni Pizza Burgers!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound Italian sausage
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
8 slices mozzarella or provolone cheese
Pepperoni Slices
8 Tablespoons jarred marinara sauce
Grated parmesan cheese
4 whole Kaiser rolls (or good hamburger buns) (leave out if Low Carb, use Mushrooms instead )
First combine the ground beef, Italian sausage, and Italian seasoning in a large bowl.
Knead it together and form it into four very large thick patties. I love that you can see the Italian sausage intermingled with the beef. That means this is going to be one great tasting burger as is. But then we’re going to add pepperoni, cheese & marinara! Flavor overload, in a good way.
Heat a cast iron pan over medium-high heat and cook the burgers on one side for several minutes (about 5) until completely browned, then flip-flip-flip the burgers.
Now for the fun part: Lay 2 slices of the cheese of your choice onto each patty and then top with several slices of pepperoni.
Let the burgers cook until they’re done all the way through and the cheese is nice and melted (about 3-5 minutes). While you’re waiting on the burgers to finish cooking, split the buns and spread with marinara sauce. Also, sprinkle with parmesan cheese if you have some.
Place the hamburger patties on the marinara sauced buns and there you have it. A pepperoni pizza burger.
ENJOY!

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The Gypsy Homestead "Music Vibe" of the Day:

The Gypsy Homestead Music-Vibe of The Day: In honor of Jim Seals from Seals & Croft who passed away today -
here's one of their greats- "Summer Breeze"

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The Gypsy Homestead "Astro-Vibe" for Thursday June 2, 2022

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for June 2, 2022:
Slowly emerging. Mercury retrograde in Taurus is now stationary and ready to move forward again tomorrow. While this causes some stagnation, you will begin to feel the energetic change. Be aware of the thoughts you're sending out. Frustration won't help a situation. Let your thoughts flow with possibilities. When the Moon is in Cancer, like today, everyone's spidey senses are fine tuned. We'll all be walking around like antennas picking up on unsaid feelings or other nuances. Discretion will be a valuable tool when dealing with others.
Moon in Cancer allows you room to feel your way through situations. Just don't buy into her overeating or hiding to cope with things that aren't going your way. Wait until tomorrow to act. Then, the Moon will be in outgoing Leo AND Mercury will be direct! For now, use beautiful Fluorite to help with grounding your thoughts and energies. Flow with the day. Be mindful of who your higher self really is. Wear Patchouli to promote your softer vibes. Expect the big, outer world to be noisy with change this weekend. Sun in Gemini likes to keep things in a chaotic and vibrant state .
Luckily, tomorrow's Moon in Leo meets up with Jupiter in Aries. This can bring in loads of activity and fun for the weekend. Just be sure to commit to only the activities that please your soul.
As always, if you'd like a personal Tarot Reading you can contact me via my website at www.TheGypsyHomestead.com

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The Gypsy Homestead "Music Vibe" of the Day:

The Gypsy Homestead "Music-Vibe" of the Day:

Stephen Bishop "On and On"

loves loves loves this song- his music is TIMELESS!!!

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The Gypsy Homestead "Astro-Vibe" for Friday May 20, 2022

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for May 20, 2022:
From Earth to Air. If you've felt sluggish the last couple of days get ready to shake it off. At 5:53 am (PDT/USA + 8 hrs UK) the Moon moves into quirky Aquarius. About twelve hours later, at 6:23 pm, the Sun will enter intellectual and airy Gemini. By Saturday, you could be ready to socialize and get back into your groove. Just don't make any sort of commitments this weekend. It's a time to have fun and be lighthearted. Mercury is still retrograde in Gemini making schedules difficult and contracts into some sort of bogus shape-shifting headache. Relax. Have fun. Be at peace. Things will fall together when they're meant to...
Moon in Aquarius embodies the idea of personal freedom. While practically no one is totally free from karma, you can at least try not to create any negative karma this weekend. Deep breaths and detached observing can go far as you get oriented to the new Sun and Moon energies. Use Aquamarine to help leave heavy energies behind. Let it bring in healing that rejuvenates your spirit. The scent of Lavender will help transition the energies from earth-bound to heavenly. As above, so below. As within, so without. As the Universe, so the soul. Create a beautiful day!
☆ Earth frequencies are rising. That means you need to take care of your wellbeing. Listen to your body. Rest when you need it. Moon in Aquarius tends to mess with the ankles. Watch for out for injuries or swelling!
As always if you'd like a personal Tarot Reading you can contact me via my website at www.TheGypsyHomestead.com

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The Gypsy Homestead "Food-Vibe of The Day"

Alice Springs Chicken Recipe from OUtback Steakhouse!!!

The Gypsy Homestead Food-Vibe of the Day:
OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE ALICE SPRINGS CHICKEN RECIPE
Ingredients:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness
Lowry’s Seasoning Salt
6 bacon slices
1/4 cup regular mustard
1/3 cup honey
2 Tbsp. Mayonnaise
2 teaspoons dried onion flakes
1 cup sliced fresh mushroom (I omitted because my family does not like mushrooms)
2 cup shredded Colby/Jack cheese
Directions:
1.) Sprinkle and rub the chicken breasts with seasoning salt. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2.) While the chicken is in the refrigerator, cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon and set aside. *Do not discard grease.
3.) Saute chicken in the bacon grease for 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until browned. Place chicken in a 9″ × 13″ casserole dish or pan.
To make the Honey Mustard:
1.) In a small bowl, mix the mustard, honey, mayonnaise and dried onion flakes.
2.) Spread some of the Honey Mustard over each piece of chicken, then layer with mushrooms, crumbled bacon, and shredded cheese.
3.) Bake in a 350° oven for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and chicken is done. Enjoy!
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The Gypsy Homestead "Astro-Vibe" for Thursday May 19, 2022

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for May 19, 2022:
Moon in Capricorn, Day Two. Two Earth signs (Sun in Taurus and Cappy Moon) sending vibes that say - go slow, no fast moves, maybe you shouldn't move at all! Okay. Then let's take a look at what's keeping you stuck. If you're attached to a job or situation because it's too easy to whine about or ignore or you're too fearful to change, guess what! It's the very thing you probably need to switch up! We all know that's easier said than done. But, the energies are here for you to at least look at your situation. The Moon does play nice with Uranus - the king of changing things - and that helps to fuel the day's energies.
Today, the planetary vibes swing back and forth from helpful to creating obstacles. You'll need to be a good listener and use your intuition to navigate the unintended dramas others may present you. You may feel drained and even achy as the effects of Taurus and Capricorn slow you down. Turn off the distractions and let your mind wander tonight. Keep releasing any messages from the past that negatively affect you now. That's a form of healing. Tonight is the last night of Sun in Taurus for 2022. Things are about to pick up very soon! It's a good day to use Rose Quartz and the scent of Rose to keep the tendency to be obstinate at bay. The Rose vibes will remind you to lighten up, be kind, and to use your intuition.
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The Gypsy Homestead "Food-Vibe of The Day"

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies!!!!

The Gypsy Homestead Food-Vibe of the Day:
White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies 🍪🍪🍪
Ingredients
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup salted butter, softened
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F/175C.
In medium bowl combine flour, soda and salt. Mix well, set aside.
In a large bowl with a mixer blend sugars at medium speed. Add butter and mix to until it forms a grainy paste, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Add eggs and vanilla, and beat at medium speed until fully combined.
Add the flour mixture, macadamia nuts and white chocolate chips, bake for 8-10 minutes until set.

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The Gypsy Homestead "Astro-Vibe" for Wednesday May 18, 2022

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for May 18, 2022:
Today's Moon puts us in a mood to get things done and to be on time and on schedule. Not so fast! Mercury is still retrograde in naturally scattered Gemini. Do the best you can. Laugh at the glitches. Rise to the lunar vibes by using your more caring side. Random acts of kindness may come to mind. Also, being a very patient listener to young ones or those who are confused will help. Structure your day so that small accomplishments are easily met. Everyone is feeling the Cosmic intensity on some level. Be kind.
The Moon switches into Capricorn at 12:48 am PDT/USA + 8 hrs UK). The happy energies of yesterday become more focused. Along with the Sun in Taurus, the energies will support doing things in a purposeful manner. Healing through music, especially tuned to 432 Hz - the sound of nature - will be beneficial. It will help with decreasing stress. Jet can ground your personal power and also increase it. Or, use your favorite protective stones. The scent of Eucalyptus will cleanse and infuse healing vibes into your space. Enjoy today without piling on expectations or setting yourself up for disappointments. You are in charge!
☆ Reminder: Mercury will be in his retrograde phase until June 3rd. Delay signing contracts or finalizing deals until then. Things have a tendency to unravel when Mercury retrograde is involved.
As always if you'd like a personal Tarot Reading you can contact me via my website at www.TheGypsyHomestead.com

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The Gypsy Homestead "Food-Vibe of The Day"

Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken!!!

The Gypsy Homestead Food-Vibe of the Day:
Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken
Ingredients
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can of Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese Soup
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups Ritz Crackers (one sleeve)
4 tablespoons of melted butter (you can use more)
8 ounces frozen broccoli
4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
Instructions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Make can of Cheddar cheese soup mix according to package directions (one can of soup mix to one can of milk). Place chicken breasts in a baking dish. Season with seasoned salt. Pour 3/4 of the prepared soup over the chicken breasts. Add broccoli to chicken that has been covered with the cheddar soup. Melt butter and combine with Ritz crackers, sprinkle buttered crackers over the broccoli. Add remaining soup mix, and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until the chicken is done. (Check chicken by cutting the thickest part and look to see that the chicken is uniform in color). When chicken has been removed from oven sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.

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The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for Tuesday May 17, 20222

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for May 17, 2022:
Take a few deep breaths and allow the sunny vibes of Moon in Sagittarius brighten your outlook. Relationships and creativity will get a boost as Moon in Sagittarius insists on tapping into the positive aspects of life. The Full Moon/Eclipse energies are still in effect and causing moments of deep introspection. It's good to start releasing - slowly, as Sun in Taurus isn't so sure you should do that - the things you need to leave behind. For example, shedding jobs, weight, beliefs, people, or locations will be cosmically supported. Be honest. There are new things waiting to fill up space in your life.
Moon in Sagittarius can help with the majorly sluggish energies as the Sun wraps up his stay in Taurus. Neptune is also on the playground creating foggy memories and forgetfulness. It's okay to not push yourself so hard. Relaxing is a form of healing. You may need to program a Clear Quartz crystal to boost your own physical energies today. Add a pinch of Cinnamon to your coffee, also. The hips and thighs can be achy and vulnerable today. Take time to talk and socialize. Tomorrow, the Moon will move into Capricorn where work, again, becomes the priority. The Sun will move into Gemini on Friday, the 20th (USA). The emphasis will then be on getting out and gathering information or in starting a string of new adventures. Mars will enter Aries on the 24th/25th. Then, there'll be lots of cosmic energy to push along your path.
As always if you'd like a personal Tarot Reading you can contact me via my website at www.TheGypsyHomestead.com

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The Gypsy Homestead "Food-Vibe of The Day"

Wendy's Copy-Cat Chili Recipe!!!!

The Gypsy Homestead Food-Vibe of the Day:
WENDY’S CHILI RECIPE
INGREDIENTS LIST:
Ground beef; I used approx. 1 kilo.
2 chopped stalks.Of celery.
A medium chopped onion.
1 chopped green bell pepper.
Stewed tomatoes; I used 3 cans, 14-oz each.
Diced tomatoes with green chiles; I used a ROTEL can of 10-oz.
Canned tomato sauce, use a 14-oz can.
Water at room temp. You’ll need one cup.
2 large spoons.Of olive oil.
Chili seasoning, you’ll need to packets.
Undrained « Kidney » beans, use a 14-oz can.
Undrained « Pinto » beans, use a 14-oz can.
Salt and ground black pepper, to season.
A large spoon.Of white vinegar, you can use more if desired.
PREPARATION:
– Step 1: In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat until shimmering.
– Step 2: Press the ground beef into the heated oil to make a single large patty; cook until the bottom is browned, for around 8 to 10 minutes.
– Step 3: Cook, stirring, and breaking up the ground beef into crumbles until the meat is no longer pink, it takes approximately 5 additional minutes.
– Step 4: In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté ground beef until onion is transparent, approximately 5 minutes. Add stewed tomatoes, canned diced tomatoes with green chiles, tomato sauce, and one cup of water at room temp, stirring constantly, until beef is well cooked.
– Step 5: Then, remove big chunks of stewed tomatoes from the pan and break them up into smaller pieces. Add in the chili spice and mix well.
– Step 6: At this point, you need to add the kidney beans and pinto beans into the chili mixture, season with black pepper, salt, and cumin, and bring to a simmer.
– Step 7: To finish, reduce the heat to low and let it cook for 1 hour, stirring occasionally until it’s done cooking.

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The Gypsy Homestead's Astro-Vibe for Monday May 16, 2022

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for May 16, 2022:
The Scorpio Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse is one of the most important cosmic events of the year. I decided to focus on the message of letting go. Like the meme below states: it's time to release the heaviness of old memories, beliefs, and even past conversations that keep you shackled to a worn out paradigm ~ personal or otherwise. I hope you'll see the beauty of this Full Moon/total Eclipse. We are growing into a new future!
☆ Be sure to check yesterday's report - for May 15th - for crystal and scent suggestions. This one is big. Stay in your core and receive the blessings!
As always, if you'd like a personal Tarot Reading you can contact me via my website at www.TheGypsyHomestead.com

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The Gypsy Homestead "Astro-Vibe" for Sunday May 15, 2022

The Gypsy Homestead Astro-Vibe for May 15, 2022:
Secrets revealed. Buckle up. The vibes will increase as the day progresses. The Eclipse and Mercury retrograde energies could skew the timelines a bit, but what has been hidden will be revealed. On a personal level this could mean that you finally say no to those things that insult your soul. You have power. It's time to use it. In the outer world the collective may say it's time to grow and finish off the old paradigms. However this day works out for you, you'll need to stay in your core and work through your higher self. Plan on keeping this in mind until June 3rd or the end of Mercury Retrograde. Work though the best version of yourself.
Moon in Scorpio tends to work in the quiet shadows of our psyches and even in the corners of our space. Nothing gets past the perceptions of this Moon. It can be difficult to deal with the vibes. Best advice is to be a detached observer or like Buddha. That way, fear has less of a chance to take hold. Ultimately, we must trust our unseen intuition to keep on our path. Use Onyx or Obsidian if you feel the vibes intensely. They'll act as a protective shield. Malachite has transformative healing properties under this Moon. Use Labradorite to connect with Scorpio Moon magic and your guides. Sage your space to create a balance. The Eclipse will represent both the light and the dark. Keep breathing! The Full Moon/Full Lunar Eclipse will occur at 9:14pm (PDT/USA + 8 hrs UK) tonight or early Monday morning at 25 degrees of Scorpio. A lunar eclipse is always transformative as it brings in great change on many different levels. Although it may seem intense, it's a wonderful time to witness the changes in humanity and Mama Earth! ❤️
As always, if you'd like a personal Tarot Reading you can contact me via my website at www.TheGypsyHomestead.com

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The Gypsy Homestead "Food-Vibe" of the Day:

Baked Crispy Chicken!!!

The Gypsy Homestead Food-Vibe of the Day:
You may never fry chicken again after tasting this baked crispy chicken.
Ingredients:
2 lbs chicken tenders or 4 large chicken breasts
2 sleeves Ritz crackers
1/4 teaspoons salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup whole milk
3 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 teaspoon dried parsley
Sauce:
1 - 10 ounce can cream of chicken soup
2 tablespoon sour cream
2 tablespoon butter
Instructions:
Crush crackers. If using chicken breasts and not tenders, cut each chicken breast into 3 large pieces. Pour the milk, cheese and cracker crumbs into 3 separate small pans. Toss the salt and pepper into the cracker crumbs and stir the mixture around to combine. Dip each piece of chicken into the milk and then the cheese. Press the cheese into the chicken with your fingers. Then press the cheesy coated chicken into the cracker crumbs and press it in.
Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and lay the chicken inside the pan. Sprinkle the dried parsley over the chicken. Cover the pan with tin foil and bake at 400 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove the tin foil, bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the edges of the chicken are golden brown and crispy.
In a medium sized sauce pan combine the cream of chicken soup, sour cream and butter with a whisk. Stir it over medium high heat until the sauce is nice and hot. Serve over the chicken Enjoy!!

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Let The Weekend Begin!!!

It's Finally Friday!!!!  Let the Weekend Begin!!!!! 

Man it's been a LONG week round here!!!!!   What is everyone got planned for your Cold Last Weekend of January?????  I plan on getting my Garden Plans in order, making my list of what will be growing and where......working on some crafts.....maybe doing a bit of Nature Photography......and mostly RELAXING!!!!  Wishing you all a peaceful, restful weekend!!!  See ya back round these parts on Monday!!!!!! 

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The Gypsy Homestead Herb-of-The-Day:

The Gypsy Homestead Herb-of-The-Day 💚🍃
Bay Leaf ~
🍃💚🍃 Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis
An aromatic leaf, used to enhance the flavor in long simmering sauces, soups, stews or slow cooker recipes. An excellent source of nutrient rich minerals, Vitamin's A and B. Magically, the herb symbolizes wisdom, peace, and protection. Often used in magically rituals or candle magic as a "Wishing Leaf" , write wishes on bay leaves & burn to release your wish to the universe. ✨🌙
⭐️May you have a Magical Day⭐

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