ANSWER - Trigger warning – arachnophobics may not want to read all of the hex suggestions.
I suspect if you asked some witches this one they would discuss karma as a natural consequence of his actions. I think there is some truth in this, not from the perspective of an all seeing all knowing set of balancing scales but from the principle that if you go through life screwing over everybody you meet, chances are that someone is eventually going to do it back to you. You could wait and let someone else give him his payback but I agree that is neither as satisfying nor as immediate as gunning for the miserable man yourself.
I’ll just say a few cautionary words about revenge first though before we get into specifics. Vengeance is a bit like hatred, once it gets inside you it can be as destructive to the person pursuing the outcome as it is the person on the receiving end. I’m not saying turning the cheek is always the answer, I’m a firm believer in personal responsibility and taking control over our own lives. However you will not emerge unscathed yourself if you pursue revenge. There will always be a part of you that knows whether rightly or wrongly that you caused misery to someone else. Make sure it really is what you want to do before doing it. I’d also ask anyone contemplating revenge to consider what they believe gives them the right to pass judgement on another person. Again, I’m not saying it can’t be justified – I believe that it can be but I also believe you need to be able to morally justify to yourself why you are doing it.
I’m often dubious about revenge as it is very hard to understand where another person is coming from sometimes. People can act from necessity, desperation, a genuine belief they are doing the right thing etc. Not every “bad” act is borne from hate or malice. Sometimes people do bad things for good reasons. When revenging yourself on someone you need to be certain you are in possession of all the facts and satisfied that they really did act from malice and not for more justifiable reasons.
Revenge spells to me are all about the bounce back. When I revenge myself on somebody I use their own energies and intent against them. I do this so I can be certain that my actions are appropriate and proportional to theirs and that I am not going too far by harming them far worse than they ever did/intended to do to me. Any working you do should (in my opinion) have the caveat that the outcome of the spell will not be greater than the original harm. To use a silly example it would hardly be appropriate vengeance if I caused someone to lose a hand because they stole my biro. I’d work specific wording into the spell stating that the outcome will not be greater than the original action.
The above is a personal view incidentally. I know quite a few witches who’ll get you back twenty fold for acting against them! People have different views as to what is morally acceptable but as always when answering on here, I go with my own personal judgement.
The most common spells associated with the “bounce back” factor are mirroring or reflection spells. The mirror is used as a way of deflecting the malicious intent and bouncing it back onto the sender. There are various ways you can do this but my own preference is for something visual. I’d take a photograph of the unfortunate perpetrator and place it in front of a mirror. I would then visualise the negativity and malice coming out from the person and directed into the mirror. I would then very simply visualise the malice being reflected out of the mirror and back onto the individual.
You could easily substitute another reflective surface for a mirror (tin foil always works well).
If you have access to the person’s house you could charm a mirror to reflect the person’s intention back at them. This can be surprisingly effective as every time they stare into the mirror thinking about their hate or desire to hurt someone else the intent will be cast back at them. A spell like this is very much determined by the personality of the person it is being cast on and as I said above, this makes it proportionate. If they look into the mirror and think good thoughts there will be no consequences, if they look into the mirror on a regular basis with hate in their hearts there are going to be some nasty surprises in store for them. (Charming the mirror is all about stating your own intent for the mirror to act as a reflection for not only the visual image but for the thoughts and emotions of the person. Don’t get too hung up on the spell wording, just hold the mirror in your hands and explain out loud the function you need it to perform. The power of the spell comes from your ability to articulate clearly in your own mind what effect you want to achieve.)
In your specific situation I’m getting the impression you want the satisfaction of seeing this bloke hung out to dry… I see no reason why a little hexing shouldn’t be employed here. The trick with hexing is to genuinely believe the person deserves the negativity you are throwing at them. If you dither or a part of you feels sorry for them you won’t pull it off. You don’t have to hate but you do have to want to hurt them for the spell to be effective. There are probably as many ways to hex as there are witches doing it but what I’ll do is document a few of my favourites and they might give you some ideas.
1. Hexing through dreams. If you know what a person is frightened of then it can be very effective to project an image of that into their sleep. You’ll hear of witches “sending the bugs” and this is essentially what they are doing – magically implanting the suggestion that a person’s bed is filled with crawling insects. Ideal if your target happens to be an arachnophobe! This can be achieved quite easily with the use of insects and a poppet, it can be achieved by summoning spider spirits or even by the simple psychology of the repeated phrase to spark their own subconscious mind.
2. Illness. Whenever I am ill I always take the opportunity to infuse the illness into a stone (simple visualisation of transferring from me to object) which I then seal in a jar. This stone can then be placed in the immediate environment of the person I wish to sicken.
3. Physical harm. Poppets are best for this – you can sting them, burn them, boil them, drown them... You won’t pull off death results (it’s possible but very rare) but a good blast of anger energy will harness you some nice physical symptoms. I particularly enjoy stuffing a poppet with itchy old Rue and knowing they will be uncomfortable and itchy. Elevating the temperature of a poppet can get good results too. Stick them in the freezer in Winter (also works for slowing someone down) to make them cold and miserable or stick them in the over in Summer to ensure they can’t get cool in the heat.
That’s my magical advice. On a practical note I’d get in touch with Citizen’s Advice if I were you and make sure you are getting every single penny off him that you are entitled to. Hit the mercenary little git where it hurts which in this case I suspect is his wallet!