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Magical Properties of Mugwort | Materia Magicka

Witches and mugwort go together like Halloween and black cats!

Chances are, if you glance into the pantry of a practitioner of magic or Wicca, you’ll find this powerful herb.

Not only does it give its users a glimpse into the unknown, but it is also a great healing magick herb.

This well-rounded plant has definitely earned a spot in your next book of shadows entry!

Mugwort Magickal Properties | Mugwort Materia Magicka

Latin Name

  • Artemisia vulgaris

Folk Names

  • Sailor’s tobacco


  • Female


  • Water
  • Earth


  • Moon


  • Libra
  • Taurus


  • Artemis
  • Crone Goddesses


  • Third eye

Magical Properties Of Mugwort

  • Astral travel: Create a charm pendant with the dried leaves and resin to wear when performing astral travel.
  • Clairvoyance: Carry a piece of the dried herb on you at all times to increase your natural clairvoyant abilities.
  • Energy work: Use a branch of this plant to move energy around a space before and after energy healing or Reiki.
  • Intuition: Burn incense made of this herb to heighten your intuition.
  • Moon magick: Steep this herb in your moon water to add additional energy to your esbat ritual.
  • Perception: Anoint an eye amulet with the oil or tea made from this plant to increase your ability to notice small but important details.
  • Prophetic dreams: Tuck it into your pillow or create an eye pillow filled with the herb plus lavender to bring on psychic dreams. 
  • Protection: Hang a bunch of this dried herb above your doors to protect your home or business from harmful people and energy.
  • Psychic abilities: Drink a tea made from this herb to heighten your ability to see the unknown. Additionally, wash your crystal ball or mirrors in a wash made from the leaves and stems.
  • Psychic protection: Burn this incense or place a bit of the dried herb onto a lit charcoal tablet to purify and protect your space from psychic and energetic attacks.
  • Remote viewing: Make and drink a tea before doing remote viewing to help enhance your psychic vision.
  • Wisdom: Meditate and journey to meet this plant’s Deva. Once there, ask what you need to learn from it. Accept any gifts and thank it before returning to your own realm.

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Aurora Moone is a beautiful, kind-spirited, loving, motivating, and exciting Witch of 21 years. Having traveled all over the United States, Aurora has close friends of every religious background and spiritual path.

She believes, whole-heartedly, in the power of coexistence through love, respect, and growth. She feels that we have responsibilities that involve everyone, no matter what path they walk.

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During her time in Hattiesburg, MS, Aurora founded Coexist at Southern Miss and Southern Miss Spell Casters. She specializes in mindfulness, Usui Reiki, Ascension Reiki, Wicca, meditation, extra-sensory perception, instant magic, and tarot analysis and reading. She is a 4th rank Temple Tradition Priestess.

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