Rosemary can be burned like juniper and safe for smoke cleansing. It has been used for centuries as a memory aid, said to help with recollection and remembrance. Because of this, it has found wide use when studying, when trying to do dreamwork, when trying to recall past lives, and more. As it is tied with remembrance, rosemary has also been used to make oneself memorable for first impressions as well as encouraging loyalty and fidelity.
Sage is a popular herb and familiar to almost everyone! Sage is known for its cleansing abilities, but some sage is endangered. Your kitchen sage can be used for the same thing and has many properties, including focus, wisdom, cognition, protection, and grief support.
The fourth rune of the first aett of the Elder Futhark. It is the breath of life itself, imbuing vitality; it is voice and breath and mouth. It is speech and song, thought and memory, reason and inspiration. All of these traits are associated with the god Odinn and this correlation is canonical with the Icelandic rune poem! Ansuz is also associated in passing with his ravens, Huginn and Muninn. Some say Ansuz looks like half a feather!