Mugwort aids fertility and conception, promotes dreaming visions and safe passage while traversing altered states of consciousness, acts as an aphrodisiac, helps deepen intuition and assists in attaining relaxed and meditative states of mind and being. In Chinese Medicine, the popular and age-old 'moxa' technique of warming an area with a burning Mugwort herbal stick, soothes, promotes circulation, clears energy and supports a number of health goals.
On that note, Lady of the Lotus features Mugwort herb in Dream Temple Herbal Body Oil, Anointing Oil, Dream Time Tea and Mugwort Flower Essence in Lights out Lavender Aromatherapy Spray and Dream Time Flower Essence Remedy. Mugwort, in both essence and herb form, is a veritable truth sayer. It is wisdom cultivated, sustained and expressed in the world. Mugwort IS dreamy; it is also grounding and excellent for removing Rose colored glasses while paradoxically inviting a new way of seeing that is more expansive. SO much can be said about Mugwort. It really works. Lady of the Lotus blends with Mugwort really work, as well. Beautiful, calming and reaching the depths, these blends help you cultivate wisdom from within, with illumination and encouragement.
Later attributes dilute Rhiannon to 'witch status', with its negative connotations. In truth, Rhiannon as Goddess refers to an energy that represents many things, including: Horses, magic, birds, the darkness and also the light that helps us find our way during darkness or any new venture, and, yes, she is associated with the Moon.
Lua has Latin roots, as does the English Luna/Lunar, and bespeaks of brightening the darkness: Luna (n.) late 14c. "moon," also an alchemical name for "silver;" from Latin luna "moon, goddess of the moon," from *leuksna- (cf. Old Church Slavonic luna "moon," Old Prussian lauxnos "stars," Middle Irish luan "light, moon"), from the same source as lux, lumen "light," lucere "to shine"
Brightening the darkness, just enough to help one find the way and feel comfortable in the dark, in the depths or when traversing the unknown and mysterious. Crossroads, life changes and transformations all include a little of this mystery or darkness, by design. Creativity, change and indeed manifestation of any kind, inherently include, however subtle, some of this force of the night. Not so much that we never find our way through or out again. Not so much that we cannot see the shadows nor have any illumination. Cue the moon, our friend Lua. When you want to open up the sky to your world, there is usually much irony, as the new form means your life must change structure-a kind of mini-death, if you will. With this, even welcome change takes you through this place, and can bring you access to the timeless space of potential. Look for the gifts, for they are Lua, moonlight in action, helping you to find your way.
One of the intentions of Lady of the Lotus Botanicals, is to assist in the alchemy of entering the unknown, while and providing some light, or support, for doing so. In short, to act as both catalyst and guide into the unknown. Our botanicals aim to provide both a nudge and a flashlight, helping you move into your own new territory. Whether healing (because even healing, while a 'good thing' technically, comes with its changes in relationship to self and other, with a new worldview to boot), intentional transformation of consciousness or simply deep beauty care and longevity building, you enter a state of chrysalis, even if only for a moment. These liminal spaces are the zone of timelessness and eternity, wherein lies the secrets of all that you long for, dream of and imagine into being. Mugwort and Lua, the Moon, bring you power and illumination through surrender to your own creative forces. Not spooky or fearful, just the (fleeting) muse in the house!