Mugwort is a very ancient herb for healing magic and divination, known to be protective to women and travellers.
The Latin name Artemisia comes from Artemis, the Greek moon Goddess and patron of women, so it is an excellent herb to use for feminine energy and issues. A pillow stuffed with mugwort and slept upon will bring peaceful sleep, produces prophetic dreams and aids astral travel. It is a good alternative to sage in smudge sticks for cleansing and clearing.
Mugwort can also be burned with sandalwood or wormwood during scrying rituals also carry it with you for psychic protection. Make an infusion (dried mugwort steeped in boiled water) to wash crystal balls and magic mirrors with to aid psychic workings.
Throw Mugwort onto the fire at midsummer to ensure protection for the following year.
Mugwort is also carried to increase lust and fertility and prevent backache.
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