Cursing 101: How To Break A Curse

How to break a curse

Today, we’re diving into a topic that’s shrouded in mystery and intrigue: breaking curses. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or just starting on your witchy journey, curses are something we all may encounter at some point. So, grab your favorite brew (tea, coffee, or potion—it’s your choice), and let’s explore the art of curse-breaking together.

Understanding Curses: The Basics

Before we jump into the nitty-gritty of curse-breaking, it’s crucial to understand what curses are and how they work. Curses are negative intentions or energies directed at someone with the intent of causing harm, misfortune, or suffering. They are often fueled by strong emotions, jealousy, anger, or resentment.

Curses can manifest in various forms, such as:

Verbal Curses: Spoken words with harmful intent.

Written Curses: Hexes written down or inscribed on objects.

Psychic Curses: Negative energy projected through thoughts and emotions.

Magical Curses: Hexes cast using ritualistic tools and spells.

When you’re reading this article, you’re probably thinking about magical curses, but you might be surprised to know that even a simple verbal “curse” can have negative effects depending on how strong the sender’s energy is. But still: magical curses are typically the hardest to break because they have the most directed energy and intention behind them.

Breaking a curse involves dispelling or neutralizing these negative energies, essentially removing their hold over you or the target. Surprisingly, curses aren’t super hard to break. Nope: a curse-breaking ritual is just another spell.

Step 1: Confirm the Curse

First things first, it’s essential to confirm whether you’re actually cursed or if you suspect someone might have cast a hex on you. Signs of curses can include unexplained accidents, persistent bad luck, health issues, or feeling unusually drained.

To confirm, you can:

Seek divination: Consult tarot cards, pendulums, or a trusted psychic for insight.

Intuition and meditation: Trust your gut feelings and meditate on the situation. Sometimes you just know you’re cursed.

Symptoms: If multiple symptoms persist, it may be worth considering a curse, especially when there’s no clear mundane cause.

You want to gather as much information as you can at this stage. Find out what the curse is (if possible) and who cursed you. You’ll know you’re right because you’ll have a gut feeling, especially since the curse is attached to you.

Step 2: Protection

Before diving into curse-breaking, protect yourself. Remember, curses can be tricky and may rebound if you’re not adequately shielded. Use these techniques to shield yourself:

Wards and Protective Spells: Create protective barriers around your home, yourself, or your loved ones. This can be as simple as a circle of salt or a more complex spell. I talk more about in-depth protection spells on the Patreon. Magickal Protection by Damon Brand is also a great book.

Amulets and Talismans: Wear or carry protective items like crystals, pentacles, or other symbols of protection.

Visualization: Imagine yourself surrounded by a radiant, impenetrable light that shields you from negative energies.

Step 3: Cleansing

Once you’ve confirmed the curse and fortified your defenses so you know the curse won’t just reattach, it’s time to cleanse your energy and space. Cleansing can help remove the negative energy associated with the curse.

Smoke Cleansing: Use sage, palo santo, or other cleansing herbs to purify your space and aura.

Salt Baths: Take a ritual bath with Epsom or sea salt to cleanse your body and spirit.

Sound Cleansing: Ring bells, play singing bowls, or use sound frequencies to clear stagnant energy.

These methods are usually enough for simple curses, but if you’re dealing with a more complex curse, then you’ll need to perform a ritual. I still recommend starting with a cleansing before the ritual.

Step 4: Curse-Breaking Spells

Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for—curse-breaking spells! Here’s a simple yet effective spell:


  • White candle
  • Salt
  • Black tourmaline or obsidian
  • Protective herbs (rosemary, basil, or thyme)


  1. Light the white candle, symbolizing purity and protection.
  2. Sprinkle a circle of salt around the candle.
  3. Place the black tourmaline or obsidian near the candle to absorb negativity.
  4. As the candle burns, visualize the curse being broken, its energy dissipating into the candle’s flame.
  5. Recite an incantation like, “By fire’s light and salt’s embrace, this curse shall vanish from this place.” Tailor these words to your situation. You can also call upon any deities you work with the amplify the power of the ritual.
  6. Let the candle burn down safely, then dispose of it away from your home.

That’s my generic curse-breaking spell. However, you can also do a reflection spell, but you’ll need to know who cursed you.

For this spell, you’ll get a small mirrored box and print out a photo of the person who cursed you. You’ll put the photo into the box during a ritual and seal it with the intention that any magic they’ve cast rebounds upon them. This is a SUPER effective spell but again, you need to know for sure who cast the curse.

Step 5: Healing and Rebuilding

Breaking a curse is just the beginning. Now, focus on healing and rebuilding your life. Use positive affirmations, meditation, and self-care to restore your energy and well-being. Seek support from friends, family, or a therapist if needed.

Remember, curses are often born of negativity, so surround yourself with positivity, love, and light. Keep your spiritual practices strong, and always trust your intuition. And keep your protections strong with regular maintenance! 

Breaking a curse isn’t a one-size-fits-all process, and it may take time. Stay patient and persistent in your efforts, and you’ll come out of it stronger than ever.