Mugwort - Artemisia Vulgaris
All varieties of Artemesia are sacred to the Goddess Artemis who gives comfort (or death) to women in labor. Also, Diana through association and Hecate, Patron of herbalists and midwives. Mugwort is also associated with the moon which in turn is associated with the cycles of womanhood.
Mugwort is feminine in nature, associated with the element of earth, and either Venus or the Moon (depends who you ask) and ruled by either Taurus or Libra.
Mugwort can be used as a sacred smoking herb or burned as a fumigant for protection or divination. It is safe to smoke (as safe as smoking anything is) by itself, mixed with tobacco, or other smokeables in a ritual context and is said to enhance astral projection, lucid dreaming and other altered states of consciousness. Some say that simply keeping mugwort under your pillow or in your bedroom will encourage prophetic dreams. Try making a dream pillow stuffed with mugwort. If you do keep it in your bedroom, remember that it is closely related to ragweed and the flowers may trigger some allergies.
Others say you must burn it or smoke it in order to utilize its conscious-altering effects. Burn mugwort in an incense burner as you use divination tools to help open your mind to any messages coming in.
If you are not pregnant, a cup of mugwort tea before bedtime will also encourage lucid dreaming. This shouldn’t be a regular occurrence but is useful for ceremonial purposes and as an aid while learning.
Mugwort is also used in protective sachets, especially those created in relation to travel. It is said to prevent delays and other annoyances associated with traveling, as well as to protect the traveler from accidents, thieves and other dangers associated with traveling.
Mugwort stems also make very nice wands, though they aren’t very sturdy.
Use herbal water made of mugwort to cleanse ritual tools, especially those used for divination. Hanging mugwort over or on a door will keep unwelcome energies from passing through. A garland or girdle of mugwort can be worn while dancing around the midsummer fire and thrown into the fire at the end of the night to ensure protection throughout the year.
Ceremonial Smudge - Mugwort, Sage & Frankincense - Psychic Protection & Vision
Ceremonial SmudgeMugwort, Sage & Frankincense Smudge StickSpace Clearing, Protection and Cleansing, Psychic Visions & Divination
60ml jarVery Limited Quantity Available!Wild Harvested Atremisia vulgaris has been blended with organically cultivated Salvia officinalis and Frankincense to create a potent smudge. Sprinkle onto a lit charcoal disk on a fire-proof incense holder.
In Roman times, Sage was sacred to Jove and was gathered with great ceremony. The genus name Salvia is related to the Latin word salvere, meaning to heal, preserve or redeem. Sage was associated in European traditions with wisdom, long life, and even immortality. An Italian proverb states, “Why should a man die when he has Sage in his garden?”
Sage is used to promote wisdom and bring in good luck. It builds emotional strength and may help to heal grief. Magickally, Sage is associated with protection and the granting of wishes. It appears in countless spells of kitchen witchery, especially those stemming from European traditions.
Planet - Jupiter Element - Air
Mugwort should never be used internally during pregnancy or lactation or by anyone who has pelvic inflammatory issues as it can cause uterine contractions and can be passed through the mother’s milk.
Mugwort should not be used for more than one week continuously. Continued, habitual use of mugwort can cause nervous problems, liver damage, and convulsions.
Mugwort flower pollen can trigger hay fever attacks in sensitive people. Some people have topical allergies to mugwort. Test some on your skin before using.