One of the subjects I often get messages about is hexes and curses. Where someone believes they have had a hex placed on them or that their life/family has been cursed. To be honest I think the likelihood of it happening is fairly slim. In my experience it is more often the case that the person has just had a run of bad luck or that they are creating the negative energy themselves. However, either way, you can work some magic to assist in clearing out the gunk…
To Break a Hex:
If you feel that you have been hexed, this should break the link and return it to them:
You will need:
A sprig of rosemary
A piece of paper
A red pen
A piece of red cloth
Paprika or chilli pepper
Keep the rosemary on your person whilst you work this hex. Write the name of the person who has hexed you on a piece of paper, if you don’t know who did it just write “enemy mine”. With the red pen, draw a doll shape around the name and cut it out. Lay the paper doll face down on the red cloth and sprinkle it with paprika or chilli pepper. Tie the cotton around the middle of the doll then wrap it in the red cloth, hold it in your hands and say:
Enemy of mine your power is gone
The hex is broken, the spell undone
Enemy mine go away
So shall it be from this day
This spell will last until your apology sets you free by me
This is my will, so mote it be
Perform this chant for seven nights in a row, then unwrap the doll, tear it into 9 pieces and burn it. Scatter the ashes somewhere away from your home and dispose of the red cloth.
To unbind a binding spell:
Some binding spells can cause physical effects. You might feel that you have invisible strands of hair or thin strings wrapped around you. You won’t be able see them but you will feel them and nothing you do can make that sensation stop. Here is a way to dispel a binding.
You will need:
A small piece of your own hair
3 candles – one red, one white and one green
Cauldron or fire proof bowl
Loose incense blend for releasing
Light the three candles. In your cauldron light the charcoal and add the incense blend. Take the sterile pin and prick your right index finger, squeezing three drops of blood on top of the incense. Next drop in your piece of hair and say a chant:
My blood drops times three
This binding shall no longer be
The hair that burns is part of me
Allow me now to be bind free
Let the incense burn out and scatter the ashes outside.
To remove a curse
The occurrences of people being cursed are rarer than you might think. Contrary to what Hollywood would have you believe…However if you think it has happened to you then this spell might help.
You will need:
A bottle or jar
Wrap the string around the bottle/jar neck and tie a knot saying:
Any curses placed on me
I now bury in the earth deeply
The string I knot, once and twice
To turn the luck and make it nice
Now bury the bottle in your garden or if you don’t have one bury it in a bucket or pot of soil. Leave it buried for as long as you think it needs but I would suggest three, six or nine days as those numbers often work well.
Unearth the bottle, hold it in your hands and say:
The curse was buried deep
The hold over me can take a leap
Now smash the bottle and dispose of the broken glass.
All these spells and more can be found in my book:
Kitchen Witchcraft: Spells & Charms by Rachel Patterson
Originally posted on Beneath the Moon, Patheos Pagan - 12.8.19