Mugwort is best known for its ability to stimulate powerful and sometimes prophetic dreams. Smudge your sacred space with this herb before beginning any form of divination or fortune telling. Smudge your bedroom if you wish to encourage vivid dreaming. Incense made from this herb is often used in spells and other magical workings
The name "mugwort" can actually refer to several species of aromatic plants in the genus Artemisia, which is named for the Greek goddess Artemis.
How do I light my Mugwort Smudge Bundle? Grasp the Mugwort Smudge Bundle at one end, and hold it with the other end pointed slightly downward. Hold a lighter, match, or even a lit candle, to the tip of the bundle. Once it catches, let it burn for a few seconds before you press the tip against a fire-proof surface (a bowl or shell works well) just long enough to extinguish the flames. Leave the smoldering embers, though. This is what will release the fragrant smoke, and let the herb do its job.
Now what? Fix your intention firmly in your mind before you begin. Gently waft the smoke from the smoldering mugwort over and around you and/or your tools, as you focus on driving away the bad vibes. Or if you are smudging your home, go from room to room, along the walls and into every corner, again, focussing on your purpose as you proceed. Be sure to open all doors and window give any malevolent spirits a route to depart.
Now how do I extinguish my herbal bundle? Mugwort does not burn particularly vigorously. Once you stop moving around, and place the bundle on a fire-proof surface, it will go out on its own after a few minutes. You do not need to wet your bundle to make it go out.