Astro-Housewitchery: Mugwort

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Magical herb growing in sunlight

Mugwort is amazingly brilliant.  I know i say that about every herb i am in the mood to enthuse about but really…It is magic & protective to the nth degree. The Latin name for this herb is Artemisia Vulgaris – herb of Artemis, the Moon Goddess. Even a teensy bit of the fresh or dried mugwort in between the pillow case & the pillow will induce the most intense dreams – I try it occasionally, when I am feeling daring enough. AND i am trying to grow it.

Some say it was the herb used in flying ointment, to make the brooms witches flew on. It’s sooo powerful that you’d only want to touch it in a blend made by a qualified herbalist.

Mugwort is revered in Chinese Medicine, where they all it Ai-Ye & it’s used in moxibustion, done by acupuncturists for all sort of things but most commonly to move breech babies though i had it this morning to raise Qi. The word “moxy” comes from “moxa” which is the medicinal application of Mugwort to the Chinese meridians et al.

Mostly what i use it for is as a smudge stick – most smudge sticks are sage & mugwort IS actually a variety of sage. So when you want to cleanse the atmosphere of your space & it need something super-heavy-duty, beyond normal white sage smudging, you reach for the Mugwort. I haven’t done a posting on smudging  yet; short version – clean your house, throw shit out & then light the smudge stick & waft it about, as if cleansing the air. It is instantly effective.

You can get smudge sticks from any good new agie shops,  the peeps i linked to above or google them…


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MsG
MsG

The strangest thing. I was recently raped in Italy where I am living and I was given an extraordinary book about an extraordinary woman – Artemisia. She was the first woman in Italy to ever take a man to trial for rape. As a witness she was tortured and did not win, but the bravery and strength she had to take him to task was profound. She then became the first woman ever accepted into the famous Florentine Accademia for artists and her body of work is famous, powerful and eternal. Reading her story gave me so much strength and… Read more »

Matthew Minerva
Matthew Minerva

really?? its hard to get???
there were like a hundred at my nursery like 2 months ago???
Matt

Über Virgo
Über Virgo

I wonder if you could get some seed somewhere if you can’t find an actual plant to buy, Mystic. A good herbal nursery or the permaculture people may help you get hold of some. It IS hard to find in Oz that I know of, probably because it’s not a pretty plant and for medicinal purposes very cheaply obtained from China. I’ll keep an eye out.

Jamie
Jamie

You can get Mugwort at most Off Ya Tree shops – they sell it as a smoking mix.

Matthew Minerva
Matthew Minerva

ohhhh wow!!
i will try and send some lol!

Matthew Minerva
Matthew Minerva

HI MYSTIC!
i still cant believe im actually conversing with you but YAY!!!
I know! she is my one Cancerian friend and it took me like 7 months to even establish a decent relationship with her – AND WE ALWAYS HAVE FIGHTS – water and fire do NOT go well together!!!!! :@

Mugwort? i got mine from my local nursury in Moonee Valley, Melbourne, it was in the herb sector of the nursury btw

OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YES PLEASE — DO TELL — I WILL BE CAREFUL
MATT X

Matthew Minerva
Matthew Minerva

HELLO EVERYONE!!!!! IM BACK YAYAYAYAY! camp was a boresvile haha i think everyone was just wayyyyyyy to tierd! I planted a mugwort shrub like 6 months ago – the shrub is now a small tree and i love it – btw did u all know that it is also a natuiral bug repelent and that the romans used to place it in their snadals so that their feet wouldnt hurt?? its a little known fact about ancient mugwort uses lol. ITS GREAT TO BE BACK – Camp was terrible – i ended up cracking it at my leo & cancerian… Read more »

Baristagem
Baristagem

Is mugwort good for grief/trauma type stuff?

william
william

it’s good for sleep, if you can’t sleep put a smudge on wall and let

aroma take you away…yehhhh

prowlncat
prowlncat

Right. I’m Mugworting everything. Like Everything@!

And buying new pink bra!

Has anyone noticed that you can’t get a decent bloody bra these days that’s not padded up the yin yang? Like what’s the go!? Hello I have ample cleavage, it doesn’t require padding. And I don’t give a crap about VPL or VNL … actually I think both are a bit cute.

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cheshire cap
cheshire cap

In Brisbane there’s a great place for discontinued bra lines and you can pick up all sorts and sizes for great prices. Sara Lee distributes lots of bra brands and sells the returns at their Newmarket outlet.

libran tiger
libran tiger

Smudging is great for dealing with ghosts. My friend was telling me last week about her grandma’s house nearby which her parents have been trying to sell ever since she died 2 yrs ago. I said to her, we should go and smudge it as she told me her grandma died there in the house, and they had been not having any luck selling it. She said it had this really bad heavy feeling whenever she went there. So we went over last Monday afternoon – amazing old house near a beach but so closed up and old and unloved.… Read more »

Buckle
Buckle

I love mugwort and bought some after similar acupuncture treatment for lower back. The smell is earthy, spiritual and just really fertile.

A word of caution though: I burned some on a charcoal disc and my neighbour popped their head around the corner to ask who had the “university cigarettes”. It can smell a little ‘dopey’ from a ways off, apparently.

indigofish
indigofish

Funny you mention about the smell – Aussie Herbalist Dorothy Hall says that it is highly recommended for folks giving up the dope. Can’t quite remember specifically why but it wasn’t as a substitute.

dd
dd

Actually flying ointment was made from Belladonna, Aconite and Stramonium Datura. The best off for bad vibes and entities is Aconite, it jumps off, right away, in a homeopathic potency you can spray it in the room too. Immediately works.

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