If you just found yourself searching, “How to curse someone,” or “How to hex someone,” I sincerely hope you will read this first.
I mean, I totally get it. Someone did you wrong, and it is so, so, so infuriating and unfair.
It seems your options for doing something about it in the physical world are so painfully limited, you feel almost irresistibly compelled to direct your considerable personal power toward causing them harm.
Believe me, I’ve been there. And I’ve even done that. And I don’t recommend it.
I’ve been practicing magic for a long time, you guys. In my regrettable experience, karmic backlash is a real thing. And it’s just not worth it.
But, hey, cheer up: you have options! The five alternatives below will provide valuable magical recourse without endangering your own energy, sanity, and general wellbeing.
1. Reflect All Energy Back to Its Source
A traditional feng shui cure for dealing with challenging neighbors involves nothing but a mirror. The idea is that you hang the mirror so that the reflective side is facing the neighbor’s house, and then you simply set the (completely neutral) intention that it reflect all energy – good, bad, or in between – directly back to its source.
Usually the mirror is placed outside of the house, but apartment dwellers can place the reflective side against the wall, and hide it behind a picture or a sofa. If they’re downstairs neighbors, you can place it reflective-side down on the floor, perhaps under a piece of furniture. If they’re upstairs, you can figure out a way to attach it to the ceiling, reflective-side up.
This same practice can be adapted for the workplace, or you can even wear a mirrored pendant and set the intention that it reflect all energy back to a specific source.
The important thing is the intention. It doesn’t matter what size or shape the mirror is. It can be as big as an entire wall or as tiny as a mirrored tile.
2. Cast a Protection Spell
There are plenty of spells that work wonderfully for protecting your physical and energetic wellbeing. (Although of course it’s still important to take safety precautions in the physical world, such as locking your door and not getting in the car with strangers.) Here’s a simple and effective one:
An Archangel Michael candle
Dragonsblood incense and incense holder
A lighter or matches
Essential oil of frankincense
Sunflower oil (like for cooking)
A small bowl, shot glass, or saucer
Light the candle and incense. Say:
Archangel Michael, I call on you and invoke your protection. Please keep me completely safe in all ways, at all times. Please surround me in your fiery divine light through which no negativity may enter. Thank you!
Feel gratitude for Archangel Michael’s sure and steadfast protection as you place a tablespoon or so of sunflower oil in the small dish. Add one drop of frankincense essential oil and combine. Then lightly anoint your forehead, throat, heart, belly, and wrists with the oil.
Finish by picking up the incense and holder and safely wafting the smoke around your body (and home if applicable).
Place the incense back near the candle and allow it to burn all the way out. Extinguish and re-light the candle (as needed for fire safety purposes) until it’s burned all the way down.
3. Neutralize Someone’s Power Over You
In truth, no one has the power to cause you harm: legal, physical, financial, or otherwise. If it seems like they do, it’s only an illusion, just as everything is in this time-space reality. Even if they’re your landlord, your boss, or your mother-in-law, once you remember how powerful you actually are, the other person’s seeming power over will fall away. It’s like waking from a nightmare. And this spell can act as your alarm clock.
Sea salt or Himalayan pink salt
The other person’s business card, photo, or full name written on paper
A jar with a tightly-fitting lid
Fill the jar part way with sea salt. Hold the identifying paper in both hands and say,
[Name of person], you have no power over me.
What once seemed like power is now erased.
It’s erased yesterday, it’s erased today, it’s erased tomorrow.
It is null and void. It was never even there in the first place.
It now completely dissolves, dissipates, disappears, and returns to its native nothingness, now and forever, in all directions of time.
Place the card, photo, or name in the jar and completely surround it with sea salt by pouring it over the top and filling the remainder of the jar. Seal the lid. Feel your own power returning and remember how magical you actually are. (Keep the jar on a shelf or in a cupboard until you feel you no longer need the magical reminder.)
4. Bind Someone from Causing Harm
In some cases, a binding spell is just the thing. Namely, if someone is behaving like a bully (in any sense of the word), and you want to stop them from causing harm. Here’s a blog post I wrote featuring three ways to bind a bully without harming your karma in the least.
5. Activate Swift Justice
Perhaps the person in question is actually doing something illegal, or has done something illegal. Lucky for us, there are divine helpers who just love enforcing swift and appropriate justice. The Norse god Forseti is my personal favorite to call on for the purpose.
Here’s a spell from my book, Holistic Energy Magic, to be used when you’re in a legal situation and you’re entirely in the right:
Call on Forseti. When you feel his powerful presence, send him gratitude in the form of visualized light. With or without words, show him the situation. You might picture the whole thing as if you’re picturing the storyline and emotions of a movie. Be sure to feel your feelings and project them to him as well. Imagine that you are illuminating the dark spaces and shining light on the true situation. Then ask Forseti to intervene on your behalf and bring you the justice that you deserve by saying:
Forseti, the presiding one,
Please stay with me till this thing’s done
Bring justice from your golden hall
Swiftly and once and for all.
I honor you with love and light
And thank you for your wisdom bright!
Feel even more gratitude, and be sure to heartily thank Forseti once justice has been served.