Long answer: hexes and curses are sort of like energetic cold and flu bugs. They’re essentially vibrational patterns that affect one’s personal energy field in an undesirable and challenging way.
What’s the difference? Well, hexes are spells cast on others with malevolent intent. Curses are similar, but generally these are less formal in that they are set in motion when someone simply thinks or speaks an ill wish against another.
But just like you don’t catch the flu every time you’re around someone with the flu, spells and ill wishes don’t automatically turn into hexes or curses. This only happens if you’re susceptible because your energetic immune system happens to be low. (And you can easily keep it high with regular meditations like this one.)
But if you suspect that you have been hexed or cursed, should you be freaking out right now?
Nope! Don’t panic. Never panic. Take a deep breath. Then take another one, and remember that you are the power in your own life. You absolutely have the ability to shift your own energy for the better.
Next, keep calm and employ one or more of the following 12 awesome ways to break a hex or a curse.
The Lemon Cure
On the morning of a full moon, between sunrise and one hour after sunrise, cut a lemon in half and sprinkle the top of each half with sea salt. Sweep your aura with one half and then the other half (sort of like you’re using an energetic lint brush about 6-12 inches away from your skin) and then place both halves face up on your altar. The next morning, again between sunrise and an hour after sunrise, discard the halves in a yard waste, trash, or compost bin. Then repeat the entire process with a new lemon. Repeat for 12 days straight.
The Saltwater Cure
Draw a warm or hot bath. Add 1 cup epsom salt, 1 cup sea salt, and 1/4 cup baking soda and dissolve by stirring the water in a counterclockwise direction. Before you enter the water, hold your hands in prayer pose and say, “Great Goddess, thank you for filling this water with vibrations of healing, purification, and love.” Visualize the water as filled and surrounded with blindingly bright white light. Then get in and soak for at least 40 minutes. And stay hydrated as you soak: be sure to have plenty of drinking water on hand.
The Angel Cure
Archangel Michael, I call on you. Thank you for powerfully clearing and purifying me of any and all stuck or challenging energies. Archangel Haniel, I call on you. Thank you for attuning me to the frequencies of purity, harmony, and peace. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Blessed be. And so it is.
Keep the crystal with you for one full moon cycle, purifying it regularly in the light of the sun.
The Selenite and White Sage Cure
Using a selenite wand, sweep your energy field downward and outward, about 6-12 inches away from your skin. Then light the sage bundle so that it’s smoking like incense and thoroughly bathe your aura in the smoke by waving the sage around the around the outside of your body, again 6-12 inches away from your skin. (This is called “smudging” if you didn’t know.) Be very careful to catch any burning embers with a dish or a plate. Then safely extinguish the sage by sealing it in a jar.
The Rose Overdose Cure
Roses are said to have the most positive vibration of any living thing. As such, they are both highly purifying and highly energizing. For this cure, draw a warm bath. Add 1/4 cup rose water and the petals from 12 white roses. Soak for at least 40 minutes. After you dry off, put 4 drops of rose flower essence under your tongue. (Please note that flower essences are very different than essential oils, as they are safe to take internally. In case you’re not familiar with the difference, here is an example of a rose flower essence.) Put another 4 drops under your tongue just before bed. Every day for the next 28 days, take 2 drops of rose flower essence under the tongue every morning upon waking and every evening just before going to sleep.
Not Sure Which One(s) to Choose?
Cut 5 small, equally-sized squares of paper. Now you’re going to draw simple representations of each cure. (Don’t worry if you’re not an artist – as long as you can recognize it, it’s fine.) On one, draw a lemon. On another, draw a simple wave to represent water. On the next, draw angel wings. The final two will be a leaf (to represent sage) and a rose.
Put them in a hat. Say a prayer for guidance, asking the Divine to show you which cure will most effectively break the challenging energy pattern for you. Without looking, use one hand to mix them around, and draw one.
Then, flip a shiny penny to see if it will be helpful for you to do an additional cure. If it’s heads, the answer is yes. If it’s tails, no. Choose up to three this way. (More than three would be overkill.)
If you happen to choose any combination of the lemon, rose, and angel cures, do them in tandem: don’t wait a month and then start the next.
If you happen to choose both the saltwater and the rose, do the saltwater bath first. Then wait a full 24 hours before beginning the rose cure.
The selenite and white sage cure can be performed before (and on the same day as) any other cure.
Keep Calm and Stay Strong
To bolster your energetic immunity, make sure to eat healthy, drink lots of water, and get plenty of sleep. And, as I mentioned above, it’s also a good idea to keep your energy clear and shielded with a meditation like this one.
And remember: don’t panic! You’re going to be fine. You’ve got this.