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Cat Dream Interpretation and Meaning

An appearance of a cat in a dream has a long and complex cultural history. In ancient Egypt, cats were considered royalty, but the Puritans linked them with the Devil and demons. The Egyptians had several goddesses with cat features, including Sekhet, the Moon goddess and wife of Ptah, the creative principle. She was associated with both the reunification and separation principles.

Cats symbolize the dreamer’s feelings as well. For example, a cat – especially a kitten – can represent vulnerability or a need for help. The dream cat may be telling you that independence is fine, but you should consider asking for help. It may also represent your feelings of emotional or sexual vulnerability.

Cats also represent independence, agility, luck, and stealth. Some cultures believe that a car in a dream always means bad luck, unless you chase it away before you wake up. Black cats have historically been linked with bad luck, but if you have a cat as a pet in your waking life, these negative cultural associations are not likely to apply to you. Some interpretations suggest that seeing a black cat in a dream always means impending danger, while a white cat represents your strong affection for a particular person.

A cat in a dream symbolizes your Self or an aspect of your Self. Cats are often considered to be mysterious and aloof, and as such, they may symbolize intuition in a dream. This dream indicates that you should rely more on your instincts and act on what you feel “in your gut.”

Cats also represent sexuality and women. When a woman dreams of a cat, it may symbolize her feelings of sexual power. For a man, the dream cat may symbolize his “feminine side,” which, in turn, may suggest either self-sabotage or a high level of awareness. If a man dreams of a being unable to get away from a cat, this has a negative connotation, but if he is feeding a cat in a dream, it indicates he has a positive relationship with his intuitive side. In terms of sexuality, a cat in a man’s dream can mean sexual fulfillment or that he believes himself to be attractive to women.

In the past, a dream cat was often considered to be a bad omen, predicting that the dreamer would be the target of black magic and dark powers. However, as people become more comfortable with mystical topics and disciplines, the dream cat’s associations with magic have more positive connotations. Cats in dreams linked to prosperity and power, love, loyalty, beauty, and the defense of important people in your life. The dream cat may indicate your pursuit of a strongly desired goal.

The activity associated with the cat you see in your dream is important to its meaning. If you kill a cat in your dream, you will receive deserved punishment. If you are scratched or bitten by a cat, someone you know has a negative effect on you. To be surrounded by cats in a dream indicates that you are in the company of false friends. If you see several cats in a dream, your romantic partner will be unfaithful to you. And if wild cats appear in a dream, it indicates a coming fight with the neighbors.

26 thoughts on “Cat Dream Interpretation and Meaning”

  1. Actually , I read many report about it but most of they are different ! For example in Asian books ( especially Islamic books ) and in European books . Anyway , THANKS FOR YOU … “ Omid , Iran“

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  2. A Black Cat in warning pose is a powerful symbol to Union activists – so for us there will be different meanings….far less bad luck, year round, if we ORGANIZE and prepare to assert ourselves for what we need in the workplace.

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  3. In my dream, a cat came to my house harmlessly, i tried to kill it with my matchet but my girlfriend’s sister pleaded with me not to do so. secondly, my spirit did not support that. so i didn’t kill it again. What could be the possible interpretation of this dream?

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  4. Hi,

    I am now 3 months pregnant. Yesterday night I have seen a bad dream. Generally I am very kind girl towards animals. I love cats & dogs. But in my dream I saw that two unknown persons were disturbing a
    cat family. I was passing from there then & suddenly
    a black & white cat jumped on me & tried to bite me..
    Being scared & in Self defense I have killed the
    cat…

    What is the meaning of this dream???

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  5. What does it mean if you are asleep and you feel a cat on you purring in your ear and u wake up but still in your dream but this cat is purring in your ear and when u wake up it’s not there but you are scared when u wake up..

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    • i had the same dream last night the cat was tabby looking grey and black i feel straight back asleep as i was very tired and it started hissing and went nuts and i woke up again

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  6. I often dream many strange things daily m even in the day tim e while sleeping…this is been happening oly for past few days..and my last dreams are about birds attacking me n cat scratchin me n I was bleeding still tried to defend against it…I need help please tel d interpretation ..

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  7. In my dream I was having a nice time with my high school best friends, talking about life, relationships, etc.. Then a white fluffy cat came to me, hugging me, begging to be pet by me so i did.. i felt love and comfort but the strange thing is, one of my friends referred the cat as one of my friends.. meaning my friend turned into cat! Shocked, I woke up.
    What could be its meaning? For me and for my friend who became a white fluffy cat?

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  8. In my dream I was having a nice time with my high school best friends, talking about life, relationships, etc.. Then a white fluffy cat came to me, hugging me, begging to be pet by me so i did.. i felt love and comfort but the strange thing is, one of my friends referred the cat as one of my friends.. meaning my friend turned into cat! Shocked, I woke up.

    What could be its meaning? For me and for my friend who became a white fluffy cat?

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  9. Hi..i was dreaming with my husband in peacefully but accompany with a small cat (sleeping beside us) and i was feeling very peacefully…just in very peaceful mind i never had this kind of peaceful before…..can you please let me know what this dream means.

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  10. What if it was an black kitten and had a Egyptian necklace and in that dream was sand and quartz in the dream and it wrot blood on the door …

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  11. What if it was an black kitten and had a Egyptian necklace and in that dream was sand and quartz in the dream and it wrot blood on the door … what does this mean

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  12. Hi, I just woke up from a very bad dream. 😭 I killed my pet cat in uncertain reason. In my dream, I was determined to kill muning using knife. But even though I already stab him in the body, he was still alive so I slit his throat. Then when I was about to bury him, digging his grave, he still mananged to stand so I forced him to be buried. But a sudden realization and guilt overcome me and I felt like crying. That wakes me up. . .crying. What does it exactly mean??

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  13. I had a dream that I’d try to kill a white cat but it wouldn’t die. Even when I was biting its head, trying to rip it head off. The dream scared me a bit because I love cats. Can someone tell me what it means.

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  14. I had a dream of a starving spotted brown cat with shinny fur with 2 young kittens approached me and they appear starving and excited. I fed them a can of wet food and finished in an instant. Then I decided to feed them dry food and the cat helped me open the bag from excitement. After the feeding she relaxed then lay flat on her back then opens up for a belly rub. The cat loves it and it appears tickled and happy. What does it mean?

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  15. I just had a strange dream. I was coming out of my bedroom and I saw what looked like my mom in the hallway. she asked me for sex and I complied. it felt great and I was really going at :(…. (gross). as I was kissing and feeling the body of this dream character I. noticed something off about it. it had many animal features. instead of two breasts for example it had the tits of a cat this was a type of trigger and I became more lucid and grossed out. I the. found myself in a house i have never seen or imagined. I’m really confused and grossed out right now. 😒😓
    I hope this is one of those dreams that seems bad but it’s actually good😔😔😔

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  16. What does it mean to dream of my neighbor calling me outside and telling me that in his dream he saw me surrounded by a lot of cats and I couldn’t move

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  17. I had a dream where in my house a closet at the end of the wall had caution tape all around it and was rattling suddenly MY cat jumps out and kills me. WHAT DOSE IT MEAN??
    (i’m like supper scared)

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