In Norse mythology, mistletoe was the only weapon that could be used to kill the god Baldur the Beautiful, orchestrated by the mischievous god Loki. In Greek myth, it allowed the hero Aeneas to visit his father in the abode of the dead. In Druidry, it is used in ceremonies and, in the past, for medicine. The tradition of kissing under the mistletoe is linked with mistletoe being a symbol of fertility.
Long-standing and romantic as the tradition may be, those who find themselves under this iconic symbol of love might not know that it’s actually a hemiparasite that grows on the branches of other trees, tapping into their nutrients to survive.
In England, young girls took mistletoe and put it under their pillows at night, they would then supposedly dream about a particular boy or man they wanted to marry someday. In the 18th century, it became associated with Christmas from the tradition of hanging mistletoe in one’s home to bring good luck and peace to those within the house, it was also hung around the New Year and the previous year’s mistletoe would be taken down. The new plant would then provide this luck throughout the year.
Can be used as a dressing perfume oil on yourself or you can anoint candles, petition papers, spell papers, charms, fetishes or anything else you wish.