Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Spells to find a lost cat

The other day a friend asked me if I knew a spell to help them find their lost cat. Her little neutered Tom had asked to go out two days before and not returned. She had phoned the vet and asked the neighbours and was very worried.

Having lost a cat of my own a few years earlier, I wanted to help. Obviously, the fear is that the cat has got run over, but not knowing is worse than learning the truth. I never found out what had happened to my moggie and for years afterwards my hopes would be raised every time I saw a cat looking a bit like mine, only to be dashed when I realised it was someone else's pet.

There are plenty of practical ways to search for a missing animal. My friend's little Tom had been microchipped, which all pet owners should do. If it then goes missing, your vet or the RSPCA can check a central register to see if an animal with that number has been found. You can phone the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999. It also has a lost and found register with details of missing pets and strays that have been brought in - even if your pet isn't microchipped.

Other organisations that can help include:
Animal Search UK: 0788 43 169 43 www.animalsearchuk.com/.
Cats Protection: 08702 099 099. http://www.cats.org.uk/
Missing Pets Bureau: 0870 1999 000.
Pet Search UK: 0121 743 4133.

The police and your local council often keep records of animals found. It is very likely that a missing animal hasn't strayed far, so ask the neighbours, the milkman and the postman if they have seen your cat. You can also put adverts in local shops and on free advert websites, such as Gumtree.

And, of course, there is nothing wrong with using a little magic to help the search. The Element Encyclopaedia of 5000 Spells: The Ultimate Reference Book for the Magical Arts has an entire chapter on spells to find things that have gone missing. It suggests heliotrope blossoms and bay laurel leaves, placed in a bag under your pillow can give you dreams that will help you locate what you have lost. Mallow leaves, placed in your shoe, are supposed to guide your feet in a search. Vervain leaves, worn on your clothing, are also supposed to help you find missing things or people.

Candle magic is particularly good for finding lost things.

A lost and found spell at http://spellsandmagic.com/spells.html says:
"What you need is a picture or an item that may represent what you have lost; 7 green candles and a gold or silver colored incense. At a noon hour, chant three times: 'Guiding spirits I ask your charity, lend me your focus and your clarity. Lead me to what I need to find restore that and my peace of mind. So shall it be!' Wait for the candles to burn out then the spell will start to work."
The now-defunct website Pagan Magic offered this spell to find lost objects (shared with permission):
"Tools​: Mirro​r, orang​e candl​e, black​ candl​e, a small​ magne​t.
Light​ the black​ candl​e (for solvi​ng myste​ries,​ and drawi​ng away the negat​ivene​ss of the loss)​ and the orang​e candl​e (for luck and preci​ous objec​ts)​. Visua​lize the lost objects in the mirro​r as alrea​dy being​ found​. Place​ the magne​t betwe​en the two candles and strok​e it towar​ds you as you recit​e this rhyme three times​:

By the waver​ing flame​ of this black​ light​,
Grant​ to me of my (​lost item)​ a sight​.
By the power​ of this orang​e flame​,
Give me luck to find the same.
In this mirro​r the (​lost item)​ I see
Make the magne​t draw them to me.

Leave​ the candl​es burni​ng with the magne​t betwe​en them until they burn down."
Links:
http://www.rspca.org.uk/
http://www.animalsearchuk.com/.
http://www.gumtree.com/
The Element Encyclopaedia of 5000 Spells: The Ultimate Reference Book for the Magical Arts
http://spellsandmagic.com/spells.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2007/11/candle-magic.html
http://www.badwitch.co.uk/2007/11/candle-craft.html

29 comments:

Lesley said...

Have you ever tried the spells to find your lost moggie? I still search for my Sam who run off in the heatwave of 2006. saw him a year later (well, my sis did) as a stray. He was always an outdoor cat. The last medium told me he is alive. Another identified the area I live very accurately. And said he was alive. Of course, even that was two years ago. Maybe more. I have a spell to try on the new moon.

badwitch said...

I know how you feel. I lost a cat about 10 years ago in a similar way. He was always an outdoor cat and a roamer, but one day he didn't come back. My post about Spells to Find a Lost Cat was because a friend's cat went missing - and he was found. He had got shut in a neighbour's garage when they went away on holiday. He was hungry, but fine apart from that.

Insulation Types said...

How did you find yours? I'm not into magic but for the sake of saving the cost of putting a chip into a pet then I might use the spell one. Glad to know the other option to find a pet.

badwitch said...

Insulation Types, please have your pet microchipped - magic can help find things but it is no substitute for a microchip, in my opinion. Spells just aren't quite that accurate or reliable, however much we would like them to be.

Anonymous said...

Hello im thinking of trying this spell as my cats been gone for 2wks now.Its quite upsetting not knowing if hes alive or injured or if hes been looked after .Hes such a sweet cat very loving he has a very distinguished walk which makes him more adorable.

Anonymous said...

HI im might just try this spell as my cats been gone for 2wks now.Hes so sweet and loving i want him home for christmas.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I lost my beloved cat around 4 years ago, she went out one day and never came back we waited for as long as we could, searched, knocked on doors and put up posters but unfortunately had to move house not long after she went missing. I've never forgotten about her and even gone back a few times to see if she ever came back. Do you think it's too late to try the spell?

badwitch said...

I do sympathise - I lost a cat in a similar way about 10 years ago. I kept wondering if I would see him around and looking out for him. I would say try the spell if it will help give you peace of mind, it can't do any harm to try.

Pokeygirl said...

Hi everyone,
I'm Patricia. I live in California and MY cat, my little Black Magic, (yes she IS a black cat, I fostered her two years ago this Halloween, and knowing that she is black, and 14 yrs old, she would never be adopted , I kept her). She quite literally IS Magic, and is a SPECIAL spirit.
I am also moving in 1month, and she ran out the front door of a neighbor's house when I accepted HER offer to cat sit her while I went through the process of packing (which I still am doing).
Of coursew, not knowing where she was , she became frightened, and when the door was open, she ran in fear into the mobile home park where I am currently residing. I have friends posting on Facebook, saying prayers, and of course, I AM about to print pics of her and begin to distribute to Vet Clinics that are VERY local, (as she IS in hiding in the park, however, one of my psychic friends had said she is DEFINITELY alive , and has been spotted SOME where inside the mobile home park). We also have a wonderful Animal Shelter here in Orange County CA, and I have been advised to show up THERE, with her photo, and look at THEIR cat collection;(they have a very generous life cycle, 90 days or more, before euthanization is used).
She's been missing as of 9:30 AM on Monday,August 31, 2015,.in the vicinity of Anaheim California, (inside The Casa Hermosa Mobile Home Park). I add these details as I believe they might help draw in her energy, and encourage her to come back to this particular motor coach. I have left out her three water dishes, in various out side areas, AND on my front porch. Her toys, bed, blankies. and a bowl of catnip beside a watering fountain for cats. Also, food on the back porch with her other water bowl is out there too.
I SEE and HEAR her out of the corner of my eye, (do to speak),.and sense her ghost image and presence ALL over my motor coach. I sense her calling me, and know SHE knows that this place holds food, water, and SOME shelter for her. She needs to find her way back to ME,
AND this motor coach , and stop fearing to reveal herself. I know she feels safer at night, and will more than likely come by at that time. I have four more weeks left before I must leave this place, and I STILL hold great hope I WILL see her again at this point.
Venus FINALLY moves OUT of her retrograde cycle, on September.6,. and I AM a double Taurus, (BOTH Sun, AND ascending/rising),.so, home, family, loved ones,(AND money flow !),. start coming back to normal.
HOWEVER, we also have the Mercury retrograde cycle in LIBRA coming up, on September 17, so, THAT is in my 5th house of Family relations, and family members, (for me, right NOW, That's Magic my little black kitty).. So I am HOPING and PRAYING, she comes out of her hiding place and TRUSTS me enough AGAIN to be her mom, and caretaker.
I love her so very much, and I know she had bonded with me as well. She just needs to calm down, (she was an in door/out door kitty before she came to be with me, AND lived in yet another mobile/manufactured home community, so the terrain is NOT that unfamiliar to her!).
So
I ask for ALL of my online family, to share their strength, prayers of attraction, and lost things/loved ones lost/FOUND to help bring little Black Magic back to me.
Thank YOU
And
Blessings Be!

Anonymous said...

I want to find my lost friend, he went missing this Summer. Although he ran away from his house two times before this incident but he always came back after 1-2 week. Nobody found his body and he is missing till today. Is there any way to find out he is dead or alive or where is he if possible.

Anonymous said...

I lost few of my cats when my neighbor complained to municipality and they were too small to be microchipped got taken away. With them was one of my cat who was more than a son to me and a baby at heart. Although he was 2 years old. I never microchipped Oscar because I seen a cat being microchipped once and I couldn't bear Oscar going through pain.
That was a big mistake I made. He was taken by municipality in Dubai 2 weeks ago. I heard they neutered him. And left him along with my other cats in a garbage dump in the desert. Where there are few farms and no one provides them food or water. I found out after much searching where they were kept by municipality only 2 weeks later. I have been looking in this isolated place for last 2 days and calling out his name asking around but no response.
If anyone has anyway of finding my cats including Oscar and Aussie. I will be extremely grateful. I am willing to try out even magic. All my neighbor who complained cares about his sofa being scratched by some stray cat and put the blame on my innocent cats. They are all pure souls. They never harmed any one. All they wanted was some food and loved to play with each other. I think if they were killed by Dubai municipality it is a very big crime. They were left near the garbage dump in khawaneej Dubai. If anyone ever goes there will understand what a horrible place that is after my cats lived at home jumeira
I hope God will punish the criminals who have done bad to my cats

Badwitch said...

I do not run a spellcasting service, but do try the suggestions on my blog. I hope you find your cats and wish you all the best. Lucya

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm thinking of using this as an aid to find my beautiful little boy, he's been missing a few days now but i can't stand him being away longer. I'm very worried about him. I've looked everywhere , and I honestly think I need him much more then he'll ever need him. It's heartbreaking!

Badwitch said...

Good luck! I hope your cat comes home soon.

Unknown said...

Don't even know if you guys are still running this site. But if you could help me find a spell for missing dogs instead??

Badwitch said...

I do still write my blog regularly, but I have never actually run a spellcasting service. If I had lost my dog, I would contact the local council, local vets and local pet rescue centres as well as putting up posters around the area. To boost that effort magically, I would light a brown candle and say a prayer to Artemis to guide the dog safely home.

Unknown said...

Two of my cats dissapeared a couple of weeks ago. They have both been at my house for more than 2 years so I know they wouldnt have just ran off. Also they vanished on the same night which i find pecular. There names were Cinder and Scooby, Cinder being a black female and Scooby a orange and white fluffy male. I really wish to find my familars again. I believe they were both reincaenations of the cats I had lost a couole years back, Hulio and Cherry. Cherry was much like Cinder except she was orange and Hulii was a easy going cat like Scooby but gray, hes was also fluffy. Cinder had babies. We kept 3 of them and just today my kitten that claimed me has gone missing. They were all sitting on our front porch this morning and now mine just vanished. Im getting very weary angry.I love my cats more than anyone or anything and I really wish they would stop vanishing. I dont think I could bare another loss...

Anonymous said...

When you fall in love with a cat, be it a roaming alley cat or a life long loyal companion, you've fallen in love with a gypsy. This year I've several disappear without a trace. One was chipped, but no one called. I looked everywhere. Then one night almost three months later, I noticed a cat following me. When I got up ony porch, I saw it was my Maddie, with a flea collar on that had obviously been there for a while since the hair underneath was shorter than the rest of his hair. So much for the chip.

Unknown said...

Can you please cast spell on who has my dog old English bulldog female to return to me i dont care about money or fortunes or love i just want my dog back if you can cast the spell to retun my dog to mei will call or conact you for next 3 months if you can cast spell on person that has my dog to return to me email me at your_girl3734@yahoo.com cause i for got my gmail account

Badwitch said...

Sorry to hear that you have lost your dog. I do not run a spellcasting service, but feel free to use any of the information on my blog.

Unknown said...

I lost or stolen my pet been missing since1215/2018 theperson that has my pet still havent contacted me or turned her in shes female old English bulldog can you cast a spell to make that person give me back my dog i miss her dearly and how much do you charge i have 50$ i just want my dog back please help me

Badwitch said...

I do hope you get your pet back. I do not run any kind of pet recovery service - sorry about that - I am a writer. Feel free to read my blog and use any of the information on it that you find useful.

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Badwitch said...

I've written a couple of books, published by Moon Books - Pagan Portals - Candle Magic and Pagan Portals - Poppets and Magical Dolls. I also edited the community book Every Day Magic, also published by Moon Books. I don't have time to do much guest posting on other sites at the moment, as I am busy working on my MA dissertation, but in the past I have written blog posts for the Moon Books blog.

Anonymous said...

Have any of these spells worked for anyone? My cat has been missing since last Friday night and I can't find him anywhere. I have been asking around and everyone says they haven't seen him. I just think my neighbors hurt him ;( they're very mean. I just wanna know what happened. I hate not knowing

Badwitch said...

It is awful not knowing what has happened. I really hope your cats come home. I'm really lucky that my current cats haven't gone missing yet. One of my previous cats went missing once, but a local kid told me they had spotted him on a roof. He had climbed up and got stuck there. We managed to rescue him.

Anonymous said...

Have you tried any of the spells for yourself? I just don't know what to do anymore and everyone is like "It's just a cat" and that's not how i feel at all. I just wanna know what happened to him and I still find myself hoping he's fine but deep down ik he's not because the longest he has ever been gone for is 2 days

Anonymous said...

I just wanna find him, even if it's just a body. The longest he has ever been gone is 2 days and it's been over a week. Did any of these spells work for you or anyone u know?

Badwitch said...

I actually wrote that post after a friend lost her cat. She said she did try out the suggestions. Her cat came back, which could have been helped by the spells.