How to Keep Yourself Protected Before, During, and After Cursing ~ Pt. 1 of 4
As many of you probably know, I am a very curse-friendly witch. If someone is out to harm me, or is willing to harm the people in my circles, I can and will curse them.
I will not curse people for no reason of course, and neither will I curse the people that have done small, insignificant things. As such, my curses are strong, and usually pretty fierce. I have learned a thing or two about protecting oneself when casting curses, and I thought sharing a few of these things may be helpful to you all :)
This is the first post out of four in which I will be giving advice and personal insight on methods of staying safe before. during, and after cursing. I hope they help you and keep you well!
Before You Curse
Set up a nice protection system ahead of time.
Even if you’re not someone who uses curses, it’s a good idea to have barriers and enchantments set up just in case. You never know when you might need them. It’s important to feel and be safe, especially when you’re doing something a bit risky.
As some of you may have realized, there can be backlashes when you curse. This can be caused by a number of things:
- the witch you are trying to curse has reflective protection
- you made a mistake when casting
- someone decided to curse you with whatever curse you placed upon them
- You have some unresolved negative energy acting somewhere in your life, and it is triggered by the curse
In all of these scenarios, protecting yourself from harm is a great plan. If the curse does happen to backlash or something goes wrong, it will be diffused and your hide will be saved. I have been hit hard with a reflected curse more than a few times, and all of them happened when I was lazy and decided not to set up protective barriers.
So being protected is nice and all, but it may seem like something that is complex and hard to understand. I’ll break down a method that is pretty simple and easy to follow.
I like to start off my shielding spells with a list of what areas of my life could use some protection.
Things like the self, your home, your career, your relationships, etc. are all pieces of your own little world that definitely need to be guarded. Figure out what you want to place little bubbles around, and write it all down. Keeping the list for reference is something I personally recommend, since I tend to forget, and it could be useful later. Looking at my lists always makes me feel secure.
After you’ve done this, research what type of protection you want to use. Reflective, neutralizing, or offensive are three different types.
Reflective protection just means that whatever curse or energy is directed towards you will be reflected back at the sender. It is usually a bit varied on intensity; the more effort you put into the shielding, the more imminent the reflection will be. But if the sender has a good system set up, they may not be affected at all.
I find that this type of protection is best used if the person you are going to curse will figure out that you are cursing them. I don’t recommend using it for pre-curse protection unless you specify that it must originate from an outside source. It takes a lot of energy, but is worth it for the witch-on-witch curses.
Neutralizing protection neutralizes the backlash/curse directed towards you. Whatever runs into the barrier is made into neutron-esque energy, not really positive nor negative. It works like a shield, and is nice for cursing backlash worriers. I like to use black tourmaline as small neutralizing charms, so that may be a way you can protect yourself. It is my personal favorite pre-curse protection method.
Offensive protection works on the offense; any curses that are trying to reach you are automatically countered with a stronger, more brutal curse. I like to add a reflective protection within offensive protection, since it does twice the damage. But again, be careful and specify where the offense will be directed to.
Now that you’ve got all that information sorted out, you can choose some spells to use! You might even like to blend and mesh a few of them together to create a super protective shielding system, closing all the holes and back doors. Don’t leave room for someone to get to you if you can help it.
Once you find something you believe will work, or have written it out, get to work gathering supplies.
Clean up your house, cleanse anything you feel is holding stagnant energy, and get prepared. I like to take a day of rest in between this stage and the actually protection rituals, but I have done it one after the other in the past, and it does make me feel more focused. (You’ll use a lot of energy, but as long as you feel like everything is good, you should be alright) Burn some sage, scatter salt, and ground yourself. Take a deep breath, and continue.
Finally you can do the rituals!
Spend time and work hard on them. Do the things that make you feel safe, and put all of your protective energy out there to work for you, and get yourself ready to curse. Feel confident in your own abilities as you do this. You are a strong witch.
Here are two protection spell masterposts to give you inspiration:
Take a break. Let yourself cool down so you can curse using as much energy as you want. Do some self-care rituals and surround yourself with invigorating things.I enjoy drinking a lot of gem elixir/moon water during the week leading up to the day I curse (careful with the crystals you use! some are toxic, or dissolve in water). Adding energy to your food is another good idea.
Check your system for breaks or possible weak spots. Reinforce these places with more spells until you feel comfortable. Now you can begin planning your curse and feel safe doing it :)
Hopefully this was helpful and indepth! :D I am writing the other three parts now, and hope to have them out very soon ^_^