Mistletoe the most sacred herb of the Druids, a traditional Christmas symbol, it was revered by our Pagan ancestors. It was so sacred it had to be cut with a golden sickle. Holly and other ever greens were also respected as they provided shelter for the woodland spirits as the other plants lost their leaves. Misteltoe is a  magickal activator. In Faery spells, use a dash of Mistletoe taken on Summer Solstice to empower your workings with Faery magick. POISIONOUS!  and it ruled Winter Solstice.