This has worked for me in helping me move on when a family member or pet passes on. It also helps if you've had to give up an animal and you're still aching over it.
** Objects needed: Votive candle, picture of the departed individual or something from their funeral such as a rose or flower.
**The Spell: Light the candle and place it where it can burn safely. You'll be burning this candle daily until you feel better or when the candle burns out.
When you first light the candle, say something along the lines of 'To (name of person or pet) - thank you for a lifetime of memories. May this light shine to lead you home where you may find peace. ' Visualize that person or pet finding their way to the light and finding their way down the tunnel to the afterlife (or in the arms of a new family if it's a pet you've had to give up).
Let the candle burn as long as you can- about an hour at my home - and light it daily for about an hour until the candle is burned out. If you cannot find closure, re-light a new candle and do the spell over again. When the candle burns out, de-magic the candle by releasing its energies into the universe and throwing out the left overs.