She hasn't yet, but I'll let you know when she does.
Here's the spell.
- (1) blue candle
- One of the cat's toys that you won't miss too much (in this case, it was a feather).
- Lay out the altar cloth, set up the ingredients, and open the circle.
- Light the sage and the candle.
- Holding the cat toy, explain to your deity, if she's alive and it's the best thing for her, you want your cat to come home healthy.
- Pass the cat toy through the sage smoke 3 times, repeating "With good will to all and harm to none, so mote it be, so shall it be done." with each pass.
- Put out the sage and bury it near the back door.
- Place the feather on the ground near the front door.
- Move the blue candle to a window so that it can be seen from the outside. Leave it burning.
- Open another window that the cat can get through (or prop open the cat-door- if you have one).
- I briefly considered including Bast (goddess of cats and protection) in this spell, but I decided not to. You never want to add such a large element as a god into a working if you're not familiar with him/her.
- Be careful about leaving the candle burning. My candle holder is glass and it cracked when it got too hot, sending two pieces flying. I'm still not sure if this is a bad sign for my cat. Only time will tell, I suppose.