Information & Ritual Uses
Organic Mugwort herb powder assists with opening channels of communication - both within our physical world as well as the spiritual world. Mugwort Herb Powder is used to heighten psychic senses and awaken intuition during divination, or when contacting spirits.
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For use during divination, dust a Ritual Candle with the Mugwort Powder. Place the candle directly in front of you and light it. While holding your chosen divination tool (Tarot deck, pendulum, runes, etc.), gaze at the space right above the candle flame (not directly at the flame). Allow your gaze to soften and your mind to relax. Take a few deep breaths. You are now ready to proceed with your divination.
When wishing to contact a spirit or an ancestor, write their name or something that represents them (e.g., "My ancestors" or "Residing Spirits") on a sheet of paper. If a copy of a deceased person's photograph is available, use that instead. Dust the paper with 1/2 teaspoon of the Mugwort Powder. Place a Ritual Candle between the palms of your hands as you gaze at the paper. Warm a Ritual Candle by rolling it between the palms of your hands as you recite their name. Once the beeswax is warm, firmly roll the candle over the paper to pick up the dusted Mugwort Powder.
Set the candle on the far top edge of the paper/photo. Press the base fo the Ritual Candle into the surface, allowing the candle to stand upright by itself. Recite the name of the spirit or ancestor. Verbally welcome them to your space.
Light the candle. Take a deep breath. Breathe in the intuition-stimulating energies of the Mugwort and pure beeswax. Allow your body and mind to relax. You may sense a tingle up your spine or feel a sudden light gust of wind in the room. You may feel as though something or someone just entered the room. Once you feel that energetic shift in the room, you are ready to begin divination and/or spirit contact.
You may choose to use a pendulum with an alphabet drawn in a circle. Or a simple Yes-No pendulum swing method.
Due to global supply disruptions, glass jar style and color may vary.
Old World Moon Phases
The Moon is of key importance for the Old World Witch. The Moon and its cycle (increase and decrease) impact the potency of rituals and their successes. The Moon amplifies rituals and works in harmony with the energies exerted by the Witch.
As Old World Witches, we utilize elemental forces for magick and mystical significance of the natural world and its fauna and flora: Esoteric knowledge. Lore of healing. Energetic resonance of herbs and roots. And, of course, the Moon.
The Old World Witch does not follow the exact terminology and specifications of modern astrologers and astronomers. We maintain the visual interpretation and energies of the Moon, as explained below.
When the Moon cannot be seen and is in the dark phase, it is referred to as the Dark Moon in Old World Witchcraft. Modern astronomers and astrologers call this darkness the New Moon because the cycle of the Moon is about to restart.
Old World Witches are not the only ones who follow this Dark Moon terminology. Several ancient cultures (such as Islam) define this period as the end of the month and the very first crescent of the Moon (Witch's New Moon) as the beginning of the month.
The Witch's Dark Moon is a night of stillness, contemplation, and banishment. The only types of rituals that should be done on the Dark Moon are banishment work or curses/hexes. The Dark Moon is also ideal for all kinds of divination and working with the departed.
The Moon is energetically at its lowest point and is more conducive to the mentioned rituals.
Witch's New Moon (first crescent)
The New Moon of the Old World Witch is called the Witch's New Moon. It is when the very first crescent or sliver of the Moon is visible. This is typically 2-3 nights after the Dark Moon.
With some variations, the Witch's New Moon rises in the daytime before noon and becomes visible in the day sky. It will be most visible at sunset and usually sets well before midnight. The Witch's New Moon is the same percentage all over the world - both in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. However, the tips of the Witch's New Moon point depend on the time, date, and location on Earth.
The Witch's New Moon is the ideal time to begin rituals that draw a life experience, physical possession, or situation to you. This can be for love, money, health, or personal development.
Rituals are best performed for 3-12 consecutive days. This is what leads to powerful, lasting, and most importantly, measurable results. Starting rituals three nights after the Dark Moon will give you exactly 12 days of rituals leading up to the Full Moon.
The Witch's New Moon is also the ideal time to begin a new venture, get married, apply for a job, or embark on a journey.
The same energetic attributes apply throughout the Waxing Moon, all the way up to the Full Moon.
The Full Moon is not only the most magickally potent and powerful time of the month, but it is also the most physically stimulating. As the Moon affects the ocean tides, so too does it affect our bodies. If you pay close attention to your body, you may have noticed that you may feel extra swollen or puffy on the mornings leading up to the full Moon and a couple of days thereafter. These are the days of maxi dresses, undereye concealer, and perhaps an inclination to wear fewer rings on your fingers.
Rituals are best performed for 3-12 consecutive days. This is what leads to powerful, lasting, and most importantly, measurable results. If you have been performing rituals leading up to the Full Moon, consider the night of the Full Moon the climax of your ritual.
The Full Moon signifies the cultivation of goals, the peak of a cycle, and emotional fulfillment. The Full Moon is best used to draw something into your life, such as love, financial prosperity, or self-development.
If, however, you are choosing not to perform any magick on the night of the Full Moon, simply sitting under the moon rays and energetically absorbing the magnetism will reawaken and revitalize your spirit.
Whether you're having a difficult time leaving an unsuitable relationship or are trying to eliminate negative self-talk, the Waning Moon is perfectly capable and willing to help phase out what is no longer needed or wanted.
In addition to removing negative influences from your life, this is also an appropriate time to cast revenge spells (curses).
The Waning Moon reminds us of things yet to be done and that time is slipping away. Anxiety is usually heightened during this time; therefore, self-care is critical.
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