Mugwort

Sacred to the Pagan goddesses Artemis and Diana, the mugwort is a significant magickal herb and one with many connections to occult folklore.

According to an ancient tradition, a mugwort plant must be picked on the eve of a Summer Solstice in order for its magickal properties to be properly activated. Christians in the Middle Ages seldom pulled a mugwort from the soil of the earth without first making the sign of the cross to ward off any evil spirits that might have taken up residence within the plant.

A small "coal" (said to be actually "old acid roots") found in the ground beneath the roots of a mugwort plant is reputed to be one of the most powerful of all natural amulets. However, occult tradition holds that unless the mugwort plant is uprooted at noon or midnight on St. John's Eve, the "coal" found beneath it shall be without amuletic value.

For those lucky enough to unearth such a treasure, a mugwort's "coal" will offer protection against all "venomous beasts," ward off evil and sorcery, heal all ills (including madness and the plague), inspire feelings of lust in the frigid, bring fertility to those cursed with barrenness, and induce prophetic dreams (especially pertaining to future marriage partners) when placed under a pillow at bedtime.

"If they would drink nettles in March, And eat muggons [mugwort] in May, So many fine maidens Would go not to the clay."

—An old Scottish rhyme.

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