If a black cat crosses your path, greet the animal politely and stroke it three times if possible, while reciting this charm:
‘Black cat, cross my path,
Good fortune bring to home and hearth,
When I am away from home
Bring me luck wherever I roam’.
Then leave the cat and go on your way. If you abuse, insult or ignore the cat, no good luck will follow
Cats and Money
Cats can be harbingers of coming prosperity and good fortune. A cat of three colors is extremely lucky and will keep a house from harm, while a smutty-nosed cat will bring wealth to its companions. Stroking a cat’s tail nine times grants good luck at cards. And just sharing your home with cats will bring you many blessings.