While I am not the biggest fan of curses and I am not planning on doing one anytime soon, I would still like to know what you're supposed to do after a curse in terms of cleansing.
Should you cleanse yourself? Should you perform a protection ritual? Should you never think of the curse again or should you absolutely think of the curse?
All answers are appreciated, Blessed Be.
well curses are like any other spell, it's just the emotion you're charging. while many see curses as evil, they can be a god thing for some people [releasing anger and past pain] so i would think about what exactly the curse is for. that said, curses are believed to lower your vibrational energy, so you might feel low [bad mood, achie, tired] but not suffer any negative karmic retribution as many who follow the Threefold Law might warn.
as for what to do after casting, whatever feels right to you, a cleansing and protection is a good habit to get into not because you cast a curse, but because energy builds up in your home. depending on how much you do it can vary how often you need to cleanse/protect, some do it monthly, others every 6 months, personally i play it by ear, sometimes i go 4 months, others 6, it depends on the energy in the room.
so, if you regularly cleanse, protect, and wear a protection charm, the occasional curse shouldn't be a problem. you might consider reading the book Have You Been Hexed by Alexandra Chauran, it was a good read, spoke about ways to identify, cast and protect.