The herb is ruled by the Sun, symbolizes victory, and can be also used for divination.
The bay leaf can help predict which person in a group would be successful in certain endeavours.
Mark a cross with a pencil on the back of the leaf. In a wooden bowl place a few bay leaves inside, toss in the marked leaf and mixed them up. Turn the bowl in a circle, clockwise, three times and say:
WHO AMONG US WILL HAVE A WISH/REQUEST FULFILLED FIRST?
Each take turns to choose a bay leaf. Flip them over and discover who has the leaf with the small cross.
Place a white candle in a holder on a solid surface. Light the wick, and then hold a bay leaf in your left hand between thumb and finger, concentrating on your intentions. Ask your question holding the bay leaf to the flame.
If the leaf crackles and burns the answer is yes. If the leaf bubbles and releases a high pitched cry the answer is no.
If you want to divine faithfulness in a person with a pin scratch the initials or name on a fresh bay leaf and leave it in your bedroom for the day.
It is unlikely the person is faithful if the letters remain green.
If the name turns brown, they are true to you.
If the name appears clearer than when you wrote it, it is an omen that you will marry each other.