Simple Passing Ceremony for a Pet


  • Purple candle
  • Holy water
  • Cookie
  • A favorite pet toy
  • Stalks of fresh mint
  • String or rubber band

Band the stalks of the mint together with string or a rubber band. Lightly crush the mint, once, in your hand. Dip the mint leaves in the holy water and sprinkle over the altar, then sprinkle around the area in a clockwise direction. Return to the altar.

Sprinkle the candle (avoiding the wick). Hold the candle in your hands and close your eyes. Think of your pet being happy in an environment that he or she loved. In your mind, surround your pet with favorite toys and food. Know that your pet is safe in the arms of the Goddess and God.

Focus loving energy into the candle. Take a deep breath, relax, and open your eyes. Place the candle back on the altar and light it, saying:
“I love you and I release you to the happy, loving place where your spirit belongs.”

Allow the candle to burn completely. Bury the mint, candle end, food, and toy on your property, or place on the grave.