Mistletoe magical properties – Mistletoe has been a symbol of love, peace, and kindness for centuries in European tradition, and for good reason. Mistletoe customs have been practiced for thousands of years. Mistletoe was commonly employed in pagan rites several centuries before Christ. Mistletoe was a part of the ancient Druids’ rituals to welcome the colder months in Britain. As a result of the mistletoe’s high status in Druidic belief, a brief ceasefire would be declared if two combatants met beneath a tree on which mistletoe was growing.
It has been said that carrying a sprig of mistletoe around your neck serves as a form of protection against harm and can help you conceive or boost your virility in males.
The Sun and Jupiter are the planet aligned with mistletoe, and the element is Air. It is thought to be dominated by masculine energy, while it also displays some feminine characteristics.
During the winter months, it is traditional to hang mistletoe in the home with a crimson ribbon for protection against illness and damage, then it should be burned on Imbolc.
Keep in mind that mistletoe is poisonous if consumed, so please be careful. Do not ingest. Mistletoe can be harmful in varying degrees, so it’s best to keep it away from kids and dogs just in case. Some businesses have started using plastic imitations of real berries due to safety concerns.