Magic & Mistletoe
Mistletoe is for romance, searching and fertility. Is one of the most sacred Druid herbs. It can help you to perceive the other world, overcoming difficulties, health and searching.
Carry or wear for aid in conception; protection against lightning, fires, and misfortune; burn mistletoe to banish evil; placed at the head of the bed, it gives restful sleep and beautiful dreams.
Mistletoe was sacred to the Druids, and branches of mistletoe were hung from the ceilings to ward off evil spirits in ancient Europe. The British Celts decorated their house with holly, mistletoe, and ivy to celebrate the winter solstice. The European mistletoe, Viscum album, figured prominently in Greek mythology, and is believed to be The Golden Bough of Aeneas, ancestor of the Romans. The Norse god Baldr was killed with mistletoe. He was restored to life, and mistletoe was then given into the keeping of the goddess of Love, and it was ordained that everyone who passed under it should receive a kiss, to show that the branch had become an emblem of love, and not of hate.
Now for the kissing part.
Although many sources say that kissing under the mistletoe is a purely English custom, there’s another, more charming explanation for its origin that extends back into Norse mythology. It’s the story of a loving, if overprotective, mother.
The Norse god Balder was the best loved of all the gods. His mother was Frigga, goddess of love and beauty. She loved her son so much that she wanted to make sure no harm would come to him. So she went through the world, securing promises from everything that sprang from the four elements fire, water, air, and earth that they would not harm her beloved Balder.
Loki, a sly, evil spirit, found the loophole. The loophole was mistletoe. He made an arrow from its wood. To make the prank even nastier, he took the arrow to Hoder, Balder’s brother, who was blind. Guiding Holder’s hand, Loki directed the arrow at Balder’s heart, and he fell dead.
Frigga’s tears became the mistletoe’s white berries. In the version of the story with a happy ending, Balder is restored to life, and Frigga is so grateful that she reverses the reputation of the offending plant making it a symbol of love and promising to bestow a kiss upon anyone who passes under it.
Use in Spells: Protection, Love, Hunting, Fertility, Healthy, Exorcism, Fidelity, Immortality and as an Aphrodisiac.
Deities: Apollo, Freya, Frigga, Venus, Odin, Baldor
Planet: Sun, Jupiter
Tarot Correspondence: Tower, Knights, Sixes
Mistletoe Love Spell
Mistletoe is excellent to use for a love, and this is the perfect time of year to perform this spell. In a dish, combine mistletoe leaves with its berries, some pine needles, and pink glitter. Cast your magic circle and call in the four elements. Place the dish to your altar.
You will need.
One spoonful of salt grains
One sprig of dried mistletoe
One smooth rounded stone of unusual colour.
Grind a spoon of salt in a mortar with a pestle
Grind the mistletoe in the mortar
Rub the stone in the mixture
Kiss the stone.
Recite this verse:
Mistletoe, herb of love
Bring me the perfect romance
With this kiss, I thee impart
Power most dear to my heart
For I wish, to find true love
So mote it be.
You now own a lucky love charm, sit for a few minutes every day sending your intentions out to the universe until the next full or new moon, by simply rubbing the stone.
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