Feelings about vulnerability or babyhood. It could refer to feelings about caring for someone or something or someone vulnerable. Also parental urges, perhaps protectiveness, or signs or having a baby, maybe in the womb.
Kittens can also indicate a woman’s sexual feelings and emotions that are still developing, and may be felt as an urge to care and nurture.
Example: Jane dreamed that she had opened a drawer in a cupboard and there she had found a little kitten half crushed and nearly dead. She took it in her arms, and gave it milk and coaxed it back to life. Then she took it into the garden, where a cat sat looking at it. She was afraid of what the cat would do and told it not to hurt the kitten.
Jane realised at once that the dream was a showing what had actually been happening. Eileen, a you woman who constanly irritated Jane through her never ending small tolk, was the little kitten and she herself the sinister cat. Until late in life Eileen had been at the beck and call of her invalid mother and had never had a life of her own. Then her mother died, and the half-crushed little kitten struggled back into life again. But the cat was a danger. It disapproved of the little kitten’s first efforts to make new and independent contacts, its own contacts, with other people, and disliked its gushing ways, now that at last it could say what it really felt without fear of mama’s displeasure. Quoted from The Way Within by Wyat Rawson.
So Jane came, after feeling so much hatred for Eileen, to realise the situation emotionally and thus could really sympathise. She no longer felt irritated, or, if she did, could laugh at herself over it, so that the whole situation was changed. So the kitten represented what she had been doing to a childlike person.
Example: She dreamt she was in her brother Dan’s apartment, on the bed with a lion. It was purring and snuggling up to her like a kitten; she had complete control over it. Since her brother didn’t share her enthusiasm about dreams, she associated the Dan of her dream with Daniel in the Lion’s den and his ability to control the lions, a symbol of her emotions. She was greatly encouraged.
In this dream the kitten aspect of the dream with her young emotiosn that because of a love expressed for her animal self was now fully integrated. See Mammal Brain
Useful Questions and Hints:
Does the dream kitten have any feelings of your own vulvearbel femininity?
Has the kitten been neglected, and can you give it care and love?
Do you ever feel like sexual kitten?