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Cat Cats

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Black cat

Catching mouseCattery ClawsCat’s Tail

Fear of

Group of cats

Having Kittens





Because a cat is often an easy source of physical contact and affection it can depict the need to be cared for and warm affection, even sexual love accompanied with intense warm feelings.

But cats live by their own wits and do not need an owner to walk of care for them, just food and comfort. So a cat can represent a form of street wisdom learned through stress.

You may have felt a lot of affection from a cat, and so associate it with sensual, or even sexual pleasure. It can also represent your need to care for someone or be cared for, to have close physical contact.

Example: ‘I went to the fridge to get out some mincemeat to feed the cat. It came in. As it fed I had a strong urge to touch it, such strong feelings of love were pouring out of me. The animal looked up at my face as I wanted to kiss it. The lips had pink lipstick on. I kissed it, it’s paw came up around my arm, I could see the black claws. We were rolling around on the floor, it felt very sexual.’ Monica.

A male cat can represent male sex drive.

For some women cats are a substitute baby, it is therefore used in many dreams to represent a woman’s urge or need to care for someone, or directly her need to reproduce, or be involved in sex. Therefore it is often used to signify a woman’s creativity, which is a very real part of a woman’s makeup. It is obviously linked with sexuality as that is a woman’s creative process, but it doesn’t have to be sexual as it can flow in any direction she chooses. The cat can therefore also link with refined female sexuality or ruttiness unless the cat is markedly a tom. See A Woman’s Creative Power

The term ‘catty’ refers to a spiteful woman, showing one’s ‘claws’, jealousy, anger or vindictiveness in a relationship. In this aspect it might refer to ones mother; independence; stealth; fertility. So if the cat in your dream is angry it might depict yourself if female, or feelings about a female friend.

Because cats are independent and often alone, they may represent the secret part of yourself, or independence. See: Kitten; Animal;

In a man’s dream it may refer to a woman or to the female, intuitive side of his nature. The cat can be your intuition and feelings, perhaps warning you, through its sensitivity to moods, or unseen dangers. In some dreams it indicates cattiness – showing one’s ‘claws’, jealousy, anger or vindictiveness in a relationship. It might refer to your mother, independence, stealth, or fertility.

In some dreams the cat definitely represents the fear of bad news or general fears, especially if it is a black cat.

If you have bred cats it may well represent your own, perhaps unconscious, desires to have a baby.

Jungians see the cat as representing a deep psychological secret, a hidden side of ones nature, the shadowy less obvious or outwardly displayed side of your nature. This is most likely because cats go about their business without any attempt to explain themselves or to accommodate us poor humans. Also they are creatures of the night very often, and live a dark life. Prior to the custom of neutering a cat and, in the US, removing its claws, this dark life was often very noisy and obviously sexual and aggressive. Left to itself the cat is a master predator

The cat is thought to have first been domesticated in Egypt about 2000 BC, and all modern cats are said to be descendents of them. They are desert creatures and so do not pant in the heat as dogs do, and are also easy with freezing desert nights. They do not like rain though. The Egyptian name for cat was ‘miu’ or he or she who mews. Although the cat never became a fully acknowledged god figure as the jackal and hippo did, it was perhaps the most popular. She was known as Bastet or Bast, and a household goddess, the protector of women, children and domestic cats. She was also known as the goddess of sunrise, music, dance, pleasure, as well as family, fertility and birth.

But there was a negative side known as Sekhmet the goddess of war and pestilence, though later tamed by Ra to become the protector of humans.

EXAMPLE: My husband died over a year ago, and I live alone, no pets. Yet I dreamt I opened my front door and there was a cat waiting to be let in. It was my cat, and I knew I hadn’t fed it for ages or looked after it. I felt awful that I had neglected it for so long. The strange thing was that the next day as I walked around the supermarket, I kept wanting to go to the cat-food section to buy food. – Winnie P. – Exeter

In losing her husband Winnie has lost her source of given and receiving affection.

EXAMPLE: I was with a young boy and went to his house. I believe his mother was there and a cat. The vivid part was that the cat spoke to me. It spoke in a rather female voice, very clearly. As it spoke I felt great amazement. I had lots of thoughts about how it had learned language – that it could speak because of human language – what did language do to its psyche – and so on. I didn’t reach any conclusions. I noticed as it spoke that it had tiny lips, but they were perfectly formed like a woman’s. They had lipstick on – or at least were red and attractive. Ben.

Ben’s dream has a mixture of sexual attraction, femininity and the ability to express in it.

EXAMPLE: I am sitting in the hotel staff room eating lunch at a large dining table. One by one I am joined by perhaps a dozen women. The atmosphere is pleasant, easy and light hearted. I enjoy the feeling of being the only male among a dozen attractive women. Then I notice a strange thing. One by one all the girls around me turn into cats, but carry on laughing and talking as if nothing is happening. I find this interesting and not alarming. I am aware each girl turns into the sort of cat that is right for her – a vivacious redhead becomes a purring orange tabby; an aloof, slightly superior lady becomes a Siamese; the only ex-girlfriend of mine present becomes a black witches familiar.

I remember turning to my left and asking: “Tell me Rebecca, how did you do this?” The Rebecca cat giggles with a human voice and says: “He doesn’t have a clue, does he?” As I look at the Rebecca cat I realise she still has her human eyes. This I realise is true of all the cats, they have human eyes in feline faces. As I realise this one says: “I think he’s beginning to understand now” and laughs. Paul C. Teletext.

This graphic dream so well illustrates how our human personality exists within our animal drives and urges.

Example: I was with a young boy and went to his house. I believe his mother was there and a cat. The vivid part was that the cat spoke to me. It spoke in a rather female voice, very clearly. As it spoke I felt great amazement. I had lots of thoughts about how it had learned language – that it could speak because of human language – what did language do to it – and so on. I didn’t reach any conclusions. I noticed as it spoke that it had tiny lips, but they were perfectly formed like a woman’s. They had lipstick on – or at least were red and attractive. Ben.

Ben’s dream has a mixture of sexual attraction, femininity and the ability to express in it.

The next example illustrates how we might not be caring for the natural and instinctive side of us.

Example: ‘I am given an animal to look after, usually somebody’s pet while they are away on holiday. I then completely forget the animal, go away and when I return the animal is either dead or very dried up or has been got at by another animal and is in the throws of dying. When I wake from the dream I feel most dreadful and it is only when I am fully awake and realise it is not true do I feel better.’ Lynda E

Example: Recently a neighbor brought a newborn kitten to my home hoping we would care for it. My daughter, Sydney, cleaned the blood off and put her In a box.  Meanwhile, I left work at five armed with doll bottles and powdered milk.  One evening after feeding her, I was wondering if she would live beyond her current three days old. Before I was fully asleep that night, I saw a picture of her at about seven weeks old, running and playing. She stopped, looked at me and said, “Of course I’m going to live!” Her name is Betsy and she has developed into a big, beautiful kitty that we all adore. Martha Folin

Alley cat:: Sexuality; promiscuity; down on luck.

Black cat: Depends what dreamer associates with it – so may be good luck or bad luck and evil – i.e. events working for or against one; anxiety. The belief of a black cat being evil is a throwback to times when people persecuted women accused of being witches. Their cats were also seen to be evil. Of course if you believe that cats are bad luck, then it may symbolise that for you.

Black cats are invisible in darkness and can apparently appear mysteriously. So they often represent something that arises from the unknown or unconscious. It can therefore indicate a woman’s creativity, which is a very real part of a woman’s makeup. It is obviously linked with sexuality as that is a woman’s creative process – and the black cat therefore suggest her creative potential is emerging from an area she did not known about previously. See Woman’s Creative Power

Bobcats: Bobcats, like other wild animals that are adaptable and can live on the outskirts of human territory, are very ‘street wise’ or capable of surviving despite heavy human hunting.

So in your dream it can depict your survival instinct, and your ability to fight back with real cat zeal. It represents intelligence and patience. Like most cats it is not a pack animal and so is solitary in its habits – and also brings up it ‘kittens’ alone. See cats.

Cat’s claws: Spitefulness; desire to hurt; hidden aggression; clinging, or ‘getting ones claws in someone’.

Cat having kittens: Desire for or feelings about babies or ones own babyhood; fertility.

Cat Cattery: If it is a cattery for breeding it could refer to your feelings about having a baby – or if you breed cats then look at Easy Dream Interpretation. In general it suggest you are having a rest from, or not taking responsibility for your female qualities.

Cat catching mouse: A problem solving activity in you; cat and mouse situation in work or relationship.

Cat’s tail: The tail is a very expressive part of a cat; a very visible and active part, so represent the expression of your instinctive feelings.

Fear of cat: Fear of the female in oneself; fear of females; difficulty in meeting feelings and intuition; sense of danger. See: Animal phobias at the end of the animal section.

Group of cats: Group of women; relating to the different moods or feelings.

If allergic to cats: If you are allergic and dream of a cat it would signify a negative and threatening reaction to a situation or relationship.

Kitten: Feelings about vulnerability or babyhood; feelings about caring for someone or something vulnerable; parental urges, perhaps protectiveness.

Speaking cat: Ability to express feminine feelings, intuition or sexuality; a realisation of feelings of physical hunger or emotional or sexual attraction. See last example below.

White cat: Can represent your feminine intuition and a link with the natural beauty in you.

Wild cat: Stealth, ferocity, intelligence, cunning, ability to survive. Like most cats it is not a pack animal, so suggests living and bringing up children alone.

See: First example under the general information at the end of the separate animal definitions.

Idioms: Copy cat; bell the cat; cat and mouse; cat’s whiskers; cat out of the bag; cat and dog life; cat on hot bricks; something the cat brought in; a cat’s paw; cat among the pigeons; while the cat’s away.

Useful questions are:

What is happening or what am I realising in my relationship with the dream cat(s), and how does that relate to my life?

If I take out the word ‘cat’ from my dream description, and replace it with what I feel about this cat, what would I write?

If there are elements of caring or love in this dream, am I looking after that side of my life?

If this is about a kitten, what are my feelings or desires about my childhood, or about a baby?

See Easy Dream Interpretation; Talking As; Processing Dreams



-Patty 2015-07-06 11:16:11

Good morning,

Can you help? I dreamed my 2 cats were in my car and water was accidentally spilled by my daughter on them. I opened the car door to make sure they were ok and they ran out of the car and we were trying to get them back in the car but they ran away. It was my boyfriend, my daughter, and me.


-Krisna 2015-09-10 3:39:08

I dreamed that i was at my aunt house and their were two black cats in the living room,the cats were looking at each other and for somereason i feel like they were talking to each other. Still in the dream i walk up the stairs and I’m in my own house, my stepmom room to be specific. I had an allergic reaction from bein around the cats, my face is swollen and my eyes are red (like pink eye). I woke up what can this mean,and im not allergic to cats in real life,and im ok with them


-che 2015-11-03 22:35:49

I dreamt a wild cat(cat was ash colour and had many shades of ash on it) trying to bully my cat.I chased it away by throwing sticks and coconut shells at it.it ran away,but I heard it saying “that’s the only reason for getting back to her”.I saw it running to my kitchen like a bullet from a shortcut.Then I ran there too to hit it with a coconut shell.But it jumped over my breast and I thought it would hit me with its sharp claws.But it kissed my chin and I was awake with a frightened feeling.Can you please explain that dream?Me and my boyfriend had a small argument.is that the reason I saw that type of a dream?


-Tina 2016-02-01 15:48:22

I have a recurring dream that I am running from a cat in a house who is vehemently trying to attack me. I run from the cat and it chases me I try to close the doors behimdbmebas I run through them but the cats is running behind me then it bites my arm or wrist and I throw it far away to the other side of the room and I lock it in the room.


-Res2016 2016-02-05 12:04:22

I am having a recurring dream about a friendly orange cat that appears everywhere I go.


-Katrina 2016-02-11 7:34:15

Hi I’m pregnant I don’t own a cat and don’t regularly think about cats. Ever since I hit about 30 weeks preg I have vivid dreams of 100s of cars invading my house. I find them everywhere, some of them are not alive. What could this mean???


    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2016-02-12 16:35:41

    Dear Katrina – What do you feel in these dreams? How do you deal with the cats, do you try to get rid of them? Do you want to take care of them?
    Could it be that you perceive the last weeks of your pregnancy as more challenging; does it feel like “herding cats”?
    The dead cats might reflect parts of you that are not expressed at this moment.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/acting-on-your-dream/#BeingPerson
    “The perinatal period (pregnancy, birth and postnatal) in a psychological understanding is a ’normative crisis’ in the female life cycle. Similarly to puberty and midlife crisis, it is also a transitional phase when crisis forms an inherent, natural part of personal development.
    Please continue reading at http://dreamhawk.com/pregnancy-childbirth/childbirth-as-initiation-2/
    Anna :-)


-Paulet 2016-02-12 7:26:27

Hi, i have dreamed about a hurt pigeon that my big brother rescue and brought to me into my house, I was too busy and get mad, the pigeon has a big and hurt leg. The thing is that in the middle of the dream after the pigeon attack me in my back close to my neck I realize this has a cat head, and has a cord around his neck that hurt him too. could you help me with the meaning of this dream? i dont like pigeons, but i love cats, in fact I’m working in a personal project with them.
Thanks in advance


-tina 2016-02-22 17:58:22

why did i dream of a large tabby cat running up our robellini tree in our front yard crying and other animals and huge birds were attacking it. i then went outside and found it lying on the ground dead and torn apart with holes all over the ground and tiny dead mice/rats


-Robyn Hill 2016-02-24 0:58:20

why i dream about alots of cat in the boxes packing and leave to another place alots cat around me


-Dorothy Rose 2016-02-29 13:38:16

I dreamt a cat turned into a baby and then was abandoned with baby in stroller in hospital when originally walking as cat on leash.


-Victoria 2016-03-12 15:03:34

Hi I had a dream that my cat was on the balcony about to jump, just as she looks she will do everyday…. And in my dream she actually jumped, ran down the street and didn’t come back….. What could this mean?


-Delmi 2016-04-10 11:35:55

Hi, I had a dream of an aggressive beige to white cat attacking me by flying into my Dad’s old truck, in front of the house I grew up in,while my Dad was driving. I then threw the cat out and rolled up the windows and it was no longer able to get in. My Dad passed on Feb. 28th, can you tell me what this means please? Prior to these, my husband and I had an argument about him leaving and not letting me know what where, and why…thank you.


-Harrison 2016-04-19 4:26:46

This was just a portion of my dream, I just got down my stairs at my home, and this orange cat came up to me at the bottom, and I decided to pet it. It got strange at this point because the cat went limp and fell of the last stair onto the ground. It quickly got back up and attacked me, and then very fast ran away and I followed it… What could this mean. I have been doing a little research about it but haven’t found anything yet?


-fannie 2016-05-27 16:41:35

I dreamed I was walking up the street I entered into a yard I am fimilar with as I enter two ladies were standing out they tried to tell me about the cat but I wasn’t paying them any attention I walked in to the house there was no door only a see through curtain when I step into the doorway of the home a big gray bobcat was standing there as if a guard the cat was stopping people from entering it had a very vicious look on its face it made a noise almost as if a growl I got scared I to walk over but it came after me I ran it chased me up this fimilar street as it almost caught me to attack me I turned around and killed it I felt relieved as I start to walk off it came back alive I remember something about chicken bones in the dream that’s not clear to me though after it was alive it became friendly I think it talked to me. I began being nice to it and said something but I can’t remember exactly what,however do remember telling the cat nicely it could go ahead and go back to the home which it came from and it walked nicely on


-Doreen 2016-06-07 2:32:13

I dreamt of a black cat resting and sleeping peacefully on my back.(what is the meaning of this dream?)


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