TAROT HACK: Bay Leaf Rings

You know those times when it seems like no matter what you do, you can’t get connected with your cards for an accurate reading? You light the candles, burn incense, hold on to grounding stones to quiet your mind… hell, you’re even surrounded yourself with bushels of lavender, but still your readings are coming out all wrong although you really are giving it your full attention. Or maybe you have a new deck of tarot cards that you just can’t seem to vibe with. Well, we’ve all been there… even the most proficient readers! It is for this reason I have come to use bay leaf rings when things just seem out of sync.


Bay is one of the stronger herbs in the plant world, metaphysically speaking. It’s been used since ancient times for it’s various magical energies, especially for increasing psychic power. It is said that Apollo’s high priestesses even chewed and smoked them to induce visions.

This DIY is so easy, I almost even hate to call it a DIY. Just find a thin bay leaf that fits nicely wrapped around your finger, and tape the two ends together – forming a ring. I suggest placing this ring on your sensing hand, as this is the hand that is supposed to be used when shuffling and choosing cards. Just put it on before a reading and place it back on your altar when you finish your reading. You will be pleasantly surprised at how quickly this little herb can help you get back in sync with your psychic self! And of course, this can extend to any form of divination in which you are using your hands… Lenormand and oracle cards, spirit boards, pendulum scrying, charm casting… the possibilities are pretty infinite!


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