“Juju is not enough to protect you. Everything you have I will turn against you. I’ll turn sugar bitter for you. I’ll take your very shield and crack it on your head.”
Jinxes, Curses, Hexes, Crossings—these words are well known throughout our community and they invoke a certain level of curiosity in many practitioners; an irrational fear in other’s.
I walk my own path so for me there is no rede, threefold law, karma or any other form of retribution; I obviously believe in cause and effect, seeing how it’s Newton’s Third Law (every action has an opposite and equal reaction) and I believe it applies to everything, but I am not scared to act because of this Law.
I will defend what is mine with the tools that I have when I am attacked. This is where it gets tricky because what is deemed as an attack? What is worth letting go, and looking past and what is worth facing head on?
What is deemed as an attack will differ from person to person; it’s entirely subjective but I also believe there are some base lines.
Me? Regardless of Laws I will do what is required because I believe wholly that there is such a thing as justified hexing.
Much like justified rage, these justified hexes are our way to protect ourselves, defend what is Sacred and fight back against a system that wishes to bring us down and further oppress us.
Witches ARE feared; we always have been, and probably always will be (merit based or not).
We are misunderstood, and with misunderstanding comes fear, ignorance and herd mentalities.
There are three kinds of people in our community when it comes to the topic of Hexing or Cursing: those who hands down, under no circumstance will hex (they either believe in a threefold law of some sort, or they believe that the light is the only way); those who are hex happy (the people who will hex you for just looking at them wrong. They are neglected, bullied children who grew into Magickal adults with bleeding wounds and now use their Magick to get back at everyone they perceive to be a “mean kid”).
Then there are those of us who understand that one cannot cure unless they can curse—they cannot heal unless they can harm.
We must know both sides of the coin to understand the power of gold; that is Magick.
That is Alchemy.
I don’t believe hexes are dark/black and healing is white/light—I don’t even equate dark to black and light to white.
I believe Magick is a spectrum and we must walk along all shades of the spectrum to be a well-balanced practitioner.
There is this idea that if someone hexes they cannot live an attitude of gratitude, or they are somehow lowering their vibrations and therefore cannot manifest the life they want.
I couldn’t disagree more.
Sure, there are practitioners who, as mentioned above, are hex happy and absolutely that affects their vibrations, moods, and how they maneuver through and handle life; there are also practitioners who hex when it is necessary, we know the power of baneful Magick and only draw from it when all other resources have been tapped out.
Not only does hexing take a lot out of the practitioner—it is quite alarming to see your hexes come to be. Anyone who says differently has never seen the full potential of a hex and stood in its shadow.
I am sure we all recall the first time we cursed, saw it coming to fruition, and sat back in awe, and horror at the greatness of it all.
Witches are powerful, powerful creatures.
The words we speak equally create and destroy.
Just because Magick isn’t always instant people think it isn’t real, or potent.
Magick has its own rhythm and it follows its own drum; we simply step in, play instruments occasionally adding our tune, and eventually someone will hear our war song and suffer the fate of doing wrong by us.
While on this topic, lets address what is considered justified.
I am not in the business of telling other people what to do, how to practice, or fear mongering so I am just going to tell you what I believe.
I believe that if someone causes bodily harm to myself or my family, it’s justified.
I believe if someone is relentless with their evil eye and Magickal attempts to bring me down, it’s justified. I also believe blessing the person, silencing the person with a freeze spell, cloaking myself from them, and doing a cord cutting are necessary steps before I will full out hex someone.
There’s levels to this shit.
I don’t hex on a whim, I don’t like the idea of destroying someone’s life (but I am not above it if they come for me, either), and I know the power I wield.
I am cautious, careful, and calculating; I consult my Ancestors and Spirits before I do anything, and then I sit in long meditation and listen to my inner self because that is where the truth always dwells.
Never be afraid to protect what is yours.
Blessed Are the Witches.
I wound up being run over by a car that was a curse bounced off some stuff a roommate stole. I traced the curse to a local coven. They admitted the curse, the jewelry was found and returned. Three years later i was doing a reversal ritual. I was just in the beginnings of my innitiation. I cut loose, even prayed in tongues. That night the high pristess in the coven i was in was rushed into tje hospital, she was dehydrated and almost dead. I found out a dew dayz later the priest of the coven who cursed me died of a massive heart attack that night at work. Ive never touched ritual since. Its notike the priest was a nice guy. He was convincing all the young girls freash of the farms going to college sex magic was the.only way to raise power. He was just a perv in my opinion. And a lot of my ritual was to return all the harm that had been done to me by years of sexual abuse along with being hit by the car. The pristess of the coven said my ritual her getting sick amd his death were not connected. So i dropped out of her coven. Im just now coming back to anything magical.
So mote it be… As above, so below, as below, so above .
Oh my Goddess I need to read this, just like you i believe there is justify hexing and cursing, i don’t believe in Abuse of power but if the law won’t protect you and your family there are times when you must be your own judge, of course with not over doing it depending on the case that is, but I felt always judged by others including family and my wife to “leave it to god” or like my wife likes to question or mock at my beliefs and practice “if Hekate is so powerful let her bring you Justice” and my favorite words from all around me your so NEGATIVE! ah that really hits my nerve, because I feel they lack understanding of how this part of magick works and the fear they have of the western believe of Karma, that anyone doing this type of work is just evil, I fucking love your work and writings it brings me peace of mind and strength in an environment we everyone wants to have a title of being a supreme witch or medium but never put work or effort or even educate themselves on what is what but are quick to judge the rest even if its one of there own, thank you sooooo much for this article and reminding me were I stand keep up the great work!
Totally agree. Touch me, or mine, hurt or destroy I will obliterate you.
I totally agree 👍