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Invocation to Baldr

Published February 13, 2013 by PixieHowl

*Author Unknown to me, if you know, please share so I can give credit*

“Baldr, Son of Frigg, Join us.
Baldr, Son of Odin, Join us.
Baldr, Husband of Nanna, Join us.
Baldr, Brother of Hodr, Join us.
Baldr, Brother of Hermod, Join us.
Baldr, Father of Forsetti, Join us.
Baldr, Slain by blind Hodr, Join us.
Baldr, Master of Breidablik, Join us.
Baldr, Who is much loved, Join us.
Baldr, Who Thokk alone would not mourn, Join us.
Baldr, The Fairest of the Aesir, Join us.
Baldr, Whose Judgments stand unaltered, Join us.
Baldr, Whose Judgments stand unheeded, Join us.
Baldr, The Wisest of the Aesir, Join us.
Baldr, The Shining One, Join us.
Baldr, Your servant _______ calls you! Come to me NOW!”

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Invocation to Frigg

Published February 13, 2013 by PixieHowl

* Author Unknown to me, if you know, please share so I can credit this*
“Frigg, Daughter of Jord, Join us.
Frigg, Daughter of Fiorgyn, Join us.
Frigg, Wife of Odin, Join us.
Frigg, Sister of Thorr, Join us.
Frigg, Mother of Balder, Join us.
Frigg, Mother of Hodr, Join us.
Frigg, Mother of Hermod, Join us.
Frigg, Mother of the gods, Join us.
Frigg, Wise in all fates, Join us.
Frigg, Who will tell no fortunes, Join us.
Frigg, First among the Asynjur, Join us.
Frigg, Queen of Asgard, Join us.
Frigg, Mistress of home and hearth, Join us.
Frigg, Mistress of Eire, Join us.
Frigg, Mistress of healing, Join us.
Frigg, Your servant _______ calls you! Come to me NOW!”

Herbs for Wishes

Published February 13, 2013 by PixieHowl

•             Bay Laurel: Can be used in wish magic.

•             Dandelion: To send a message to someone, blow the seeds in their direction, and visualize your message.

•             Job’s Tears: As you count out seven seeds, concentrate on a wish you have in mind. Carry these seven seeds with you at all times for seven days and your wish should have come true before the week is gone.

•             Lavender: Place some Lavender under your pillow just before retiring and think about your wish. If you dream about anything at all connected with the wish this means that it will come true.

•             Lotus Root: Mark one side of the root “yes” and the other side “no” and then make your wish as you toss the root into the air. You will then know if your wish was meant to be.

•             Marigold: Be sure to gather your Marigolds for magical workings at noon. If you place it under your mattress it will make whatever you dream come true.

•             Spearmint: Write your wish on a piece of paper and wrap in a few Spearmint leaves. Place these in a red cloth and sew it up with red thread. Keep it in a safe and secret place. By the time the scent is gone your wish should have come true. If not, this means that it probably won’t for a long time to come.

Advice on Your Book of Shadows (BoS)

Published February 9, 2013 by PixieHowl

So, I have been sorting through all of my Pagan files on my computer (I have way too many), and I came across a nice piece about what to put in your Book of Shadows.  Now, It’s a great piece, don’t misunderstand me as you read my entry, BUT either it’s a LOT or I have been doing this whole thing wrong For a very long time!

I am not tearing down this person’s work, only explaining why I am making my above statement and defining why I think some people need to read Pagan related material with a critical eye, not everything is set in stone!

The list is in bold, my commentary is next to it.

Things to include in your BOS are listed below

A dedicationOkay.
A protection spell for the book-okay.
A blessing-okay.
Table of Contents– why? If you use dividers it’s needless and wouldn’t you be constantly replacing this?
Glossary of terms-Some people really might need this.
Traditions in Wicca-WHOA; Stop for a second, not everyone is Wiccan. Not to mention, you never stated this was a Wiccan BoS build.
Magickal Ethics-Wiccan Rede, Laws of Return, etc. – I believe in Ethics, it has a section in mine but under “General Information”.

Beliefs & Doctrines– Again, I have this in my “General” division.
Herbalism-This has its own book, I keep many separate Binders, otherwise, I would have a HUGE heavy binder in which to work from…

Paranormal studies– Not everyone does this, should it be included anyway? It’s not exactly Magic(k) related.

*Some of this stuff could be in a “Book of Light” and is really up to the person building. A lot of people keep their BoS as a strictly working book with mainly spells and such. *

Recipes for: in a different binder.

Ritual and holiday foodsCould be in “Sabbaths”

Bath Saltsmaybe a formulary binder

Oils- Could be in Formulary

Incense- could be in Formulary

Meade and other drink“Sabbaths” again or recipes.

*this whole section does not HAVE to be in a BoS, not everyone is cooking inclined, if not, why have it?*

Correspondences for: -Since there are tons out there, again, I keep mine in a separate binder
Amulets
Planetary hours
Color magick
Crystal, gemstones and minerals
Elements
Herbs, Plants and Trees
Wheel of the Year
Moon Phases

Days of the week

Planets

Months of the Year

*I don’t have much to say to this section, I enjoy correspondences (as you will learn), I think they are handy to have and to reference*
Chakras – I don’t have anything at all in my personal BoS about chakras, I have read plenty about them but I don’t use them.
Animal Totems
Oils– again, great for your formulary if you collect a lot
Incenses –See above

Dream interpretation –Some people keep these in a dream notebook, I am not sure it should be limited to a section of a BoS
Magickal Symbolism and Alphabets-Although very pretty, and great for secrecy, often difficult to use every day. Can you imagine having to translate every time you need that particular ritual beforehand or even during? WOW
Crafts – As much as I personally LOVE crafts and I have quite a collection of Pagan related crafts (dishcloth anyone?). I would think that this could be more than a mere section of a compilation.
Listing of Books and Sacred Texts- Again, I reinforce this!
Divination studies: Another HUGE area! For myself, I have a separate binder for Divination. There is so much to it!
Dowsing
Egg
Smoke, Flame, Fire
Astrology
Runes
Scrying
Pendulum
Phallomancy
Palmistry
Tarot
Tealeaves
Numerology
I-ching
Face Reading
Pedomancy
Gastromancy
Kumalak
Playing Cards
Ouiji
Tyromancy
Phyllorhodomancy
Onychomancy
Omphalomancy
Uromancy
Medicine Cards

*I admit, I had to look some of these up!  I find that a lot of people learn about divination by topic, usually runes or tarot first, and then they expand to other areas. In the end, you usually end up with the one that suits you well and collect as much information as possible on that one.*

Shamanism-if this is for you.
Wheel of the Year-traditions-Sabbaths
Rituals and spells along with outcomes for those performed-Finally! I actually put this in my BoS!

Circle Casting-now, we are cooking with gas! 

Cleansing and Consecration-BoS!
Blessings- if you are like me,you poor thing, you end up collecting way too many of these and have a whole new binder for them
Quarter calls
Meditations– See my note on “Blessings”
Prayers-See above
Candle magick-BoS
Ritual Construction
Rites of Passage-BoS
Invocations-For some reason I always stick these in my devotions binder.
Music/Chants-Devotions
Crystal Healing-if this is for you, that is
Reiki-Again, not for everyone
Aura Studies-not everyone does this.
Tools-good to have a list, even if you don’t use them all or even if you make your own
Web-weaving-a list of contacts and web addresses-I keep my bookmarks on my computer as well as contacts on a flash drive for back up.
Dragon Lore-I don’t even keep these
Fairy Lore-nor do I keep these.
Humor- or even these ha-ha
Index- Again, this is something I don’t see the sense in keeping as it would be in constant need of updating and on paper that would be a pain in the butt!

This concludes this list.

When I began on my path, I read all the books and I set up a 3 ring binder with so many tabs and dividers it looked like a medical cross reference book.  And I never used most of them! I kept them for years and either the subject didn’t seem that interesting to me or I just never got around to it. Eventually as my BoS grew, I had to split it up into separate binders for specific uses. If I hadn’t, I would have had to use a crane to lift the darn thing!

I think at times, some authors feel very self-important and think they know what is best for everyone. And sadly, that just isn’t true. You have to be critical when reading anything and make you own decisions. If you like a subject and want to keep a tab in your BoS for it, then by all rights do so! If you don’t feel you need a tab dedicated to devotions because that doesn’t feel right to you, then don’t waste your time! This goes for the topic of Books of Light as well, not everyone (myself included) keeps one.

I have read articles that seem to shun the computer age, and state that you MUST have your BoS on paper bullcrap! If you want it on a flash drive or your hard drive, It’s yours not mine! Although I do recommend that you back up your files in case your computer decides to die an early death.

You can be as creative and diverse as you please. Your BoS is a reflection of yourself so don’t limit it!

~PixiePagan~

Kitchen WItch Herbal

Published February 9, 2013 by PixieHowl

The herbs listed below should be easily obtained at any grocery
store, and
should not get a second glance from even the most rabid anti-magickal
person

Some ways to include herbs in your spells are to simmer them on the
stove in
a pot of water, to include them in ritual foods or drinks, to burn
them in a
fire, or to place them in a bag, doll, or pillow. You can also
scatter them
on your working altar.

*Anise*
Element: Air
Contacting other planes, divination, love, passion, preventing
nightmares,
protection, psychic development, psychic protection, purification,
clairvoyance, cleansing, consecration, fertility, gain, good luck,
happiness
money, weddings

*Basil*
Element: Fire
Consecration, divination (esp. about love), exorcism, fertility,
fidelity,
good luck, happiness, harmony, love, money, passion, peace,
prosperity,
protection, psychic development, psychic protection, purification,
strength,
success, tranquility

*Bay*
Element: Fire
Consecration, divination, dreams, healing, love, passion, protection,
purification, wisdom, wishes

*Caraway*
Element: Air
Fidelity, love, memory, passion, preventing theft, protection,
retention,
sensuality, consecration, fertility, gain, honesty, keeping, secrets,
peace
of mind, weddings

*Celery seed*
Element: Earth
Psychic development, Beauty, divination, fertility, love, passion

*Cinnamon*
Element: Air/Fire
Clairvoyance, consecration, divination, energy, good luck, love,
money,
passion, peace, prosperity, protection, success, communication,
happiness,
harmony, healing, inspiration, knowledge, meditation, purification,
spirituality, tranquility, wisdom

*Cloves*
Element: Fire
clairvoyance, divination, exorcism, keeps away negative, forces, love,
memory, money, passion, peace of mind, protection, purification,
stopping
gossip, cleansing, friendship, psychic development, release, spell-
breaking

*Coriander* (also called Cilantro)
Element: Fire
Love, clairvoyance, divination, fertility, gain, health, keeping
secrets,
passion, peace, protection, retention, weddings

*Dill*
Element: Earth/Fire
love, protection, psychic protection, blessings, confidence,
determination,
dreams, fertility, gain, harmony, keeping secrets, money, passion,
peace,
prevents theft, retention, rest, sleep, tranquility

*Fennel*
Element: Air/Fire
Confidence, courage, fertility, longevity, love, Midsummer,
protection,
psychic protection, purification, strength, commanding, consecration,
divination, energy, gain, meditation, Summer rituals, virility

*Garlic*
Element: Fire
Magic, passion, protection, spell-breaking, strength, clairvoyance,
commanding, confidence, consecration, courage, divination, healing,
longevity, money, overcoming opposition, prevents nightmares,
purification,
stopping gossip, success, weather (fair)

*Ginger*
Element: Fire
Main magickal uses: love, passion, psychic protection, cursing,
health,
psychic development, sensuality, success

*Lavender*
Element: Air
Clairvoyance, cleansing, consecration, happiness, healing, love,
Midsummer,
money, passion, peace, peace of mind, protection, psychic protection,
purification, tranquility, blessings, chastity, divination, dreams,
energy,
gentleness, good luck, grieving, harmony, keeping secrets, magic,
meditation
memory, retention, ritual, sleep, stability, virility, weddings

*Lovage*
Element: Earth/Water
Love, beauty, cleansing, consecration, money, passion, protection,
psychic
protection, purification

*Mace*
Element: Air
Clairvoyance, fertility, gain, good luck, love, protection

*Marjoram*
Element: Air
grieving, happiness, love, money, protection, psychic development,
psychic
protection, tranquility, weddings, animals, cleansing, courage,
dreams (of
love), harmony, peace, rituals for the dead, success

*Mustard seed*
Element: Fire
fertility, health, love, passion, protection commanding, cursing,
exorcism,
gain, good luck, sensuality, spell-breaking, strength, success,
virility

*Nutmeg*
Element: Fire/Air
clairvoyance, divination, money, dreams, fertility, gain, love,
meditation,
passion, prosperity, protection, psychic development, rest, sleep

*Onion*
Element: Fire
exorcism, protection, clairvoyance, cleansing, contacting other
planes,
divination, healing, lunar rites, magic, purification, spell-breaking

*Oregano*
Element: Air
happiness, tranquility, animals, grieving, harmony, love, peace,
protection,
psychic development, weddings

*Parsley*
Element: Earth
divination, happiness, passion, protection, psychic, development,
purification, clairvoyance, cleansing, consecration, fertility, good
luck,
invokation, meditation, rituals for the dead, speed

*Pepper*
Element: Fire
cursing, exorcism, passion, protection, commanding, sensuality,
spell-breaking, stops envy

*Peppermint*
Element: Air
cleansing, consecration, dreams, happiness, healing, love, money,
passion,
prosperity, protection, psychic development, purification, release,
renewal,
rest, sleep, animals, divination, endings, energy, exorcism, good
luck,
grieving, spirit offering, success, transformation

*Poppyseed*
Element: Water
Dreams, Binding, clairvoyance, consecration, cursing, fertility,
prosperity

*Rosemary*
Element: Fire
cleansing, confidence, consecration, courage, exorcism, good luck,
grieving,
happiness, healing, knowledge, love, memory, passion, peace of mind,
prevents theft, protection, psychic development, purification,
release,
ritual, rituals for the dead, water rites/sea rituals, weddings,
blessings,
dreams, endings, energy, elves, fidelity, honesty, inspiration,
invokation,
longevity, meditation, new moon, prevents nightmares, sleep, strength,
transformation, wisdom, Yule

*Saffron*
Element: Fire
Clairvoyance, divination, cleansing, commanding, consecration,
exorcism,
healing, magic, psychic development, purification, spell-breaking,
weather
(raises wind)

*Sage*
Element: Earth
cleansing, healing, longevity, money, passion, prosperity, psychic
development, psychic protection, purification, wisdom, business,
clairvoyance, consecration, divination, domestic harmony, energy,
happiness,
inspiration, keeping secrets, knowledge, love, Mabon, meditation,
peace,
retention, Samhain, tranquility, weddings, Yule

*Savory*
Element: Air
Passion, animals, attracts males, happiness, love, satyrs, sensuality,
virility

*Spearmint*
Element: Air
consecration, happiness, love, money, passion, prosperity, protection,
psychic development, animals, dreams, endings, exorcism, healing,
good luck,
release, renewal, rest, sleep, spirit offering, success,
transformation

*Star Anise*
Element: Air/Water
clairvoyance, good luck, protection, psychic development,
consecration,
divination, exorcism, fertility, gain, invokation, justice, love,
money,
passion, preventing nightmares, psychic protection, spiritual places

*Tarragon*
Element: Fire
commanding, confidence, courage, passion, protection, strength,
animals,
calming, keeping secrets, love, peace, prevents theft, retention,
sensuality
virility

*Thyme*
Element: Air
clairvoyance, cleansing, consecration, courage, divination, dreams,
exorcism
faeries, happiness, healing, love, money, prevents nightmares,
protection,
psychic development, purification, compassion, confidence, contacting
other
planes, grieving, magic, meditation, Midsummer, passion, release,
renewal,
rituals for the dead, Summer rituals, wishing

*Turmeric*
Element: Fire
Passion, commanding, confidence, courage, exorcism, magic, sensuality,
spell-breaking, strength

*Vanilla*
Element: Fire
love, passion, energy, new moon

*Wintergreen*
Element: Earth
Animals, contacting other planes, good luck, money

SPELL TYPE CROSS-REFERENCE

*Animals*
marjoram, oregano, peppermint, savory, spearmint, tarragon,
wintergreen

*Beauty*
celery seed, lovage

*Binding and Cursing*
ginger, mustard seed, pepper, poppyseed

*Blessings*
dill, lavender, rosemary

*Business*
sage

*Calming*
tarragon

*Chastity*
lavender

*Clairvoyance*
anise, basil, bay, cinnamon, cloves, coriander/cilantro, garlic,
lavender,
mace, nutmeg, onion, parsley, poppyseed, saffron, sage, star anise,
thyme

*Cleansing*
anise, cloves, lavender, lovage, marjoram, onion, parsley, peppermint,
rosemary, saffron, sage, thyme

*Commanding*
basil, fennel, garlic, mustard seed, pepper, saffron, tarragon,
turmeric

*Communication*
cinnamon

*Compassion*
thyme

*Confidence*
dill, fennel, garlic, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, turmeric

*Consecration*
anise, basil, bay, caraway, cinnamon, fennel, garlic, lavender,
lovage,
parsley, peppermint, poppyseed, rosemary, saffron, sage, spearmint,
star
anise, thyme

*Contacting other planes*
anise, onion, parsley, star anise, thyme, wintergreen

*Courage*
basil, fennel, garlic, marjoram, rosemary, tarragon, thyme, turmeric

*Death rituals (rites for the dead)*
basil, marjoram, parsley, rosemary, thyme

*Determination*
dill

*Divination*
anise, basil, bay, cinnamon, cloves, coriander/cilantro, fennel,
garlic,
lavender, nutmeg, onion, parsley, peppermint, saffron, sage, star
anise,
thyme

*Dragons*
basil, tarragon

*Dreams*
bay, dill, lavender, marjoram, nutmeg, peppermint, poppyseed,
rosemary,
spearmint, thyme

*Elements*
Air–anise, caraway, cinnamon, fennel, lavender, mace, nutmeg,
oregano,
peppermint, savory, spearmint, star anise, thyme
Fire–basil, bay, cinnamon, cloves, coriander/cilantro, dill, fennel,
garlic
ginger, mustard seed, nutmeg, onion, pepper, rosemary, tarragon,
turmeric,
vanilla
Water–lovage, poppyseed, rosemary, star anise
Earth–celery seed, dill, lovage, parsley, sage, wintergreen

*Elves*
rosemary

*Endings*
bay, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint

*Energy*
cinnamon, fennel, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, sage, vanilla

*Envy, stopping*
pepper

*Exorcism*
basil, bay, cloves, garlic, mustard seed, onion, pepper, peppermint,
rosemary, saffron, spearmint, star anise, thyme, turmeric

*Faeries*
thyme

*Fertility*
anise, basil, caraway, celery seed, coriander/cilantro, dill, fennel,
mace,
mustard seed, nutmeg, parsley, poppyseed, star anise

*Fidelity*
caraway, rosemary

*Friendship*
cloves

*Gain*
anise, caraway, coriander/cilantro, dill, fennel, mace, mustard seed,
nutmeg
star anise

*Gentleness*
lavender

*Good luck*
anise, basil, bay, cinnamon, lavender, mace, mustard seed, parsley,
peppermint, rosemary, spearmint, star anise, wintergreen

*Gossip, stopping*
cloves, garlic

*Grieving*
basil, lavender, marjoram, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, thyme

*Happiness*
anise, basil, cinnamon, lavender, marjoram, oregano, parsley,
peppermint,
rosemary, sage, savory, spearmint, thyme

*Harmony*
basil, bay, cinnamon, dill, lavender, marjoram, oregano, sage

*Hatred*
basil

*Health/healing*
bay, cinnamon, coriander/cilantro, garlic, ginger, lavender, mustard
seed,
onion, peppermint, rosemary, saffron, sage, spearmint, thyme

*Honesty*
basil, caraway, rosemary

*Initiation*
basil

*Inspiration*
basil, bay, cinnamon, rosemary, sage

*Invokation*
basil, parsley, rosemary, star anise

*Justice*
bay, star anise

*Keeping secrets*
caraway, coriander/cilantro, dill, lavender, sage, tarragon

*Knowledge*
bay, cinnamon, rosemary, sage

*Longevity*
fennel, garlic, rosemary, sage

*Love*
anise, basil, bay, caraway, celery seed, cinnamon, cloves,
coriander/cilantro, dill, fennel, ginger, lavender, lovage, mace,
marjoram,
mustard seed, nutmeg, oregano, peppermint, rosemary, sage, savory,
spearmint
star anise, tarragon, thyme, vanilla
*Lunar rites*
onion, rosemary, vanilla

*Magic*
bay, garlic, lavender, onion, saffron, thyme, turmeric

*Meditation*
cinnamon, fennel, lavender, nutmeg, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme

*Memory*
bay, caraway, cloves, lavender, rosemary

*Money*
anise, basil, bay, cinnamon, cloves, dill, garlic, lavender, lovage,
marjoram, nutmeg, peppermint, sage, spearmint, star anise, thyme,
wintergreen

*Nightmares, preventing*
anise, garlic, rosemary, star anise, thyme

*Opposition, overcoming*
bay, garlic

*Passion*
anise, basil, bay, caraway, celery seed, cinnamon, cloves,
coriander/cilantro, dill, garlic, ginger, lavender, lovage, mustard
seed,
nutmeg, parsley, pepper, peppermint, rosemary, sage, savory,
spearmint, star
anise, tarragon, thyme, turmeric, vanilla

*Peace*
basil, bay, cinnamon, coriander/cilantro, dill, lavender, marjoram,
oregano,
sage, tarragon

*Peace of mind*
caraway, cloves, lavender, rosemary

*Sun*–bay, cinnamon, cloves, lovage, rosemary, saffron

*Moon*–poppyseed

*Prosperity*
basil, cinnamon, nutmeg, poppyseed, sage, spearmint

*Protection*
anise, basil, bay, caraway, cinnamon, cloves, coriander/cilantro,
dill,
fennel, garlic, lavender, lovage, mace, marjoram, mustard seed,
nutmeg,
onion, oregano, parsley, pepper, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint,
star anise
tarragon, thyme

*Psychic development*
anise, basil, bay, celery seed, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, lavender,
marjoram
nutmeg, oregano, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, saffron, sage,
spearmint,
star anise, thyme

*Psychic protection*
anise, basil, bay, cloves, dill, fennel, ginger, lavender, lovage,
marjoram,
rosemary, sage, star anise

*Purification*
anise, basil, bay, cinnamon, cloves, fennel, garlic, lavender,
lovage, onion
parsley, peppermint, rosemary, saffron, sage, thyme

*Release*
bay, cloves, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint, thyme

*Renewal*
peppermint, spearmint, thyme

*Rest*
dill, nutmeg, peppermint, spearmint

*Retention*
caraway, dill, lavender, sage, tarragon

*Ritual (general)*
lavender

*Satyrs*
savory

*Sea/water rituals*
rosemary

*Sensuality*
caraway, ginger, mustard seed, pepper, savory, tarragon, turmeric

*Sleep*
dill, lavender, nutmeg, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint

*Speed*
parsley

*Spell-breaking*
basil, bay, cloves, garlic, mustard seed, onion, pepper, saffron,
turmeric

*Spirit offering*
peppermint, spearmint

*Spirituality*
cinnamon

*Spiritual places*
star anise

*Stability*
lavender

*Strength*
basil, bay, fennel, garlic, mustard seed, rosemary, tarragon,
turmeric

*Success*
basil, bay, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, marjoram, mustard seed,
peppermint,
spearmint

*Summer rituals (Spring Equinox through Fall Equinox)*
fennel, lavender, thyme

*Theft, preventing*
basil, caraway, dill, rosemary, tarragon

*Tranquility*
basil, bay, cinnamon, dill, lavender, marjoram, oregano, sage

*Transformation*
bay, peppermint, rosemary, spearmint

*Virility*
fennel, lavender, mustard seed, savory, tarragon

*Weather*
garlic (fair), saffron (raise wind) (Note: since you don’t get any
rain-making herbs, one of the very few shortcomings of the kitchen
herbal, I
will tell you that another folk method of bringing rain is to dip a
broom
into water and shake it out in the air. Or, you can go the modern
route and
wash your car.)

*Weddings*
anise, caraway, coriander/cilantro, lavender, marjoram, oregano,
rosemary,
sage

*Winter rituals (Fall Equinox through Spring Equinox)*
basil, bay, rosemary, sage

*Wisdom*
bay, cinnamon, rosemary, sage

*Wishes*
bay, thyme