ANSWER - I often look at some of the answers I publish and think how reasonable and non confrontational the advice I give out is. This question however will be a major exception. I thoroughly detest people who harm innocent animals and I think this one calls for something a good deal nastier than the usual witchy diplomacy WPF likes to employ.
Basically it is up to you how vengeful you want to be. If someone killed one of my pets I have to be honest I would want to cause a lot of suffering. I don’t hex often but somebody murdering one of my cats would very definitely prompt it.
Hex work can be as elaborate as your imagination permits. The secret of successful negative magic is to actualise the malice in your intent. This is where a lot of hexes fall a bit flat, they just don’t have enough nastiness behind them. Hexing only really works when a witch has a very genuine desire for her working to manifest a decidedly unpleasant outcome.
So looking at some of the things you can do – I’ll suggest a few basic hexing ideas and you can go down the route that you feel most appeals to you.
As with any successful spell, having a clear direction for the channelled energy is a must. This can be achieved with the use of a poppet, a taglock, a drawing/photo of a person or even their name on a piece of paper. It is the link between your intention and the representation that is key to the working.
Assuming it will be easy to get a photo of the neighbour (Facebook so useful here…) you can utilise it in several different ways. The first would be burning. Now I don’t mean burning in the sense that your target will be burned in real life – that kind of literal interpretation of hex work is best left to television. Burning can be used to “rack up the heat” on someone and intensify feelings of panic and stress. A very simple hex would be to burn a photo in a fire proof vessel, add some chilli oil, mustard and peppercorns from your kitchen cabinet and project the intensity of the heat toward your neighbour.
A working with a taglock would work in much the same way – as a directed target for your spell. A quick rifle through your neighbour’s bins should yield anything you need for this – hair, toenail clippings, sanitary products, half eaten apple cores – see what you can find. Again you are projecting your malice toward the person associated with the taglock. I’ve seen successful hexes where taglocks have been sealed and buried (to weaken), exploded (to blow out of the way), submerged in water (to drown out the person’s voice), bound with cord (to prevent action) eaten (to absorb their power and put them under your control), flushed down the toilet (to instigate feelings of worthlessness) and urinated on (to mark them as owned).
I remember reading from one particularly proficient hexing witch who fills footprints with saltpetre and explodes them when hexing people. Genius… but with inevitable health and safety implications lol, adapt ideas like that at your own discretion.
The key with any of these suggestions is to establish a clear link in your mind between the action, the target and the intended outcome and understand why you have chosen to do the specific working. Again this is where a lot of spells fall down, people read spells in books but have no idea of the symbolism or significance of elements of the spell. That’s why I also suggest writing your own spells, it follows that you will understand them better and this will help you keep the focus.
My own preference for hexing usually involves poppet work. I tend to grow a lot of rue so I like to stick a poppet in a bag of rue and give it a good shake up. Rue has a very itchy effect and usually makes my target feel uncomfortable – more often than not with some actual physical itchy symptoms too which can be most enjoyable to watch when truly deserved by the object of the spell.
Now most of these ideas are, strictly speaking, more practical spells than hexes. The true principle of the hex is really just to cause harm. This can be as straightforward as whispering your intention into a candle and visualising pain and suffering on the target. Dipping a poppet in salt water can also be put to good use here to induce tears and unhappiness.
If you are feeling really vicious you can extend the hex to the members of the household – a taglock from the property (a bit of crumbled brick perhaps) would be a good way to direct your negative energies toward all the inhabitants. Equally you can intensify the suffering with the use of mirror shielding which will increase the suffering by rebounding any hate or anger projected toward you back onto the sender.