Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris)
Strength, Psychic Powers, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Healing, Astral Projection
Place in the shoes to gain strength during long walks or runs. Be sure to pick before sunrise saying, "Tollam te artemesia, ne lassus sin in via."
Stuff in a pillow and prophetic dreams will be produced when slept on.
Burn with sandalwood or wormwood during scrying rituals, and drink mugwort infusion (sweetened with honey) before divination.
Also use infusion to wash crystal balls and magic mirrors. Place mugwort leaves around base of the ball (or beneath it) to aid in psychic readings.
When carying, you cannot be harmed by poison, wild beasts or sunstroke, according to ancient tradition.
in a building, mugwort prevents elves and 'evil thynges' from entering. Bunches of mugwort are used in Japan by the Ainus to exorcise spirits of disease who are thought to hate the odor. In China, it is hung over doors to keep evil spirits from buildings.
Carry to increase lust and fertility, prevent baclache and to cure disease and madness.
Placed next to the bed, it aids in achieving astral projection.
Other Names: Artemis Herb, Artemisia, Felon Herb, Muggons, Naughty Man, Old Man, Old Uncle Henry, Sailor's Tobacco, St. John's Plant
Deities: Artemis, Diana
Powers: Strength, Psychic Powers, Protection, Prophetic Dreams, Healing, Astral Projection