Make all totems look the same regardless if they are hex or not!
Tru3Ta1ent suggests this, and I think it is a brilliant idea.
Remove the lit totem mechanic. Make all totems look the same, hex or not. This encourages players to remove any totem they see, in the hopes that it is one they want to get rid of. This helps extend the game slightly, and helps balance totem play in general. Players will still get points for cleansing a totem that has an active hex effect.