Mugwort - Follow the moon

Mugwort - Beifuß - Artemisia vulgaris

herbaceous perennial plant up to 1–2m tall;  leaves 5–20cm long, dark green, pinnate; stem erect with a red-purplish tinge; small flowers, 5mm long, radially symmetrical with yellow petals.
Distribution: Europe, Asia, northern Africa and Alaska and is naturalized in North America
Flowering time: July to September


Keywords: opening, intuition, inner clarity
Brief description: Helps to open up: the people, plants, animals, your own unconscious; notice your intuition and inner voice and learn to follow; trust natural functions of the unconscious.
Energy: Yin energy
Chakras: Solar Plexus and Crown Chakra


The essence

From the spiritual and energetic perspective Mugwort and St. John are siblings plants: Where the latter opens for solar energy (and attributes of the sun god Apollo), Mugwort opens for the energy of the moon (and thus of the moon goddess and twin sister of Apollo, Artemis).

Mugwort creates confidence in the ‚dark‘ side of life that are not controlled by the mind, eg the physiological processes in the body. Above all it works on the confidence in one‘s own feelings, intuition, inner voice - whenever we do not get on with rational analysis and it would be easier to trust the natural flow of life, but we are locked inside, Mugwort helps to adapt, brings confidence and joy in harmony with all living things.


The essence can help in unfamiliar territory, to orient yourself so as goddess Artemis followed the moon and hunted at night using her instincts and intuition, broke new ground with the newly gained information and enriched her life. It helps gain access to your dreams, to consciously perceive them and go beyond your senses.

©Dirk Albrodt

Saint John‘s Wort - Johanniskraut - Hypericum perforatum 30 - 60 cm high perennial herb with upright stems; bright yellow flowers,e up to 2.5 cm across,
Christmas Rose - Christrose - Helleborus niger evergreen perennial flowering plant in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae; it is poisonous;dark, leathery,
Almond - Mandel - Prunus dulcis 2-8 m tall deciduous tree or shrub in the rose family (Rosaceae); branches upright or horizontally, many short branches;
Red Deadnettle - Rote Taubnessel - Lamium purpureum annual, 15 - 45cm high, herbaceous, nettle-like plant without stinging hairs, member of the mint family;
Yellow Yarrow - Gelbe Schafgarbe - Achillea filipendulina up to 1m high perennial herbaceous plant; stalks high, simple, below densely hairy; leaves pinnately
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