Mugwort Spiritual Meaning and Magic

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The Magic of Mugwort

Mugwort is sacred to the Goddess Artemis, who comforts women in labor, and it is also associated with the moon and thus the cycle of womanhood. Mugwort can be in smudging for protection and divination, and the smoke can strengthen astral projection and lucid dreaming.

Mugwort Magical Uses

For sweeping negative energies from the home, weave mugwort into your broom or besom. You can also make a protection oil from mugwort to safeguard the home. Smudge Mugwort smoke on your ritual tools to consecrate them and increase their power.

Divination and Lucid Dreaming with Mugwort

Keep mugwort under your pillow to induce prophetic dreams and mugwort incense to help open the mind during divination. Mugwort tea can also produce lucid dreams. Burn mugwort with sandalwood and wormwood to help give potency to scrying rituals.

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Celebrating Litha With Mugwort

As part of Litha ceremonies, Mugwort is worn as a belt, then removed and ritually burned to protect from evil the following year. This ritual is also employed to attract beneficial spirits and good fortune.

Exorcising Ghosts and Demons with Mugwort

Native Americans rubbed mugwort leaves on the body to protect them from ghosts. Similarly, Mugwort is used to exorcise demons.

How Mugwort Helps to Ease the Burden of Travel

Place Mugwort in sachets to help ease the burdens associated with travel or place it in your shoes to help keep aches and pains away during long walks or runs. The herb is sometimes used to increase lust and fertility.

Mugwort’s Power Over Mental Illness

Mugwort is used to help with some diseases and mental illnesses. To help with depression, soak in a mugwort bath. Pregnant women should avoid ingesting mugwort as it can lead to miscarriage.*

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