Magical Uses: Place Mugwort in the shoes to gain strength during long walks or runs. For this purpose pick mugwort before sunrise saying: Tollam te artemesia, ne lassus sim in via. A pillow stuffed with mugwort will produce prophetic dreams. Mugwort is burned with Sandalwood or Wormwood during scrying rituals. When carrying mugwort you cannot be harmed by poison, wild beasts or sunstroke, according to ancient tradition. Mugwort is also carried to increase lust and fertility, to prevent backache and to cure disease and madness. Placed next to the bed, it aids in achieving astral projection.