Dreaming of Cats
Dreaming of Cats represents independence and powerful feminine energy as well as grace and elegance. But there’s so much more to this dream symbol that interpreting Cat dreams might seem like trying to unravel a ball of tangled yarn. With some Cat-like patience, you can easily analyze your dreams and still have time for a long cat nap!
Dreams about Cats are among the most common dreams humans have. So, what does it mean when you dream about Cats. Whether about Black Cats, Tiger, Lions, or house Cats, felines can bring quirky, mischievous symbolism into your nighttime visions.
In Cat dreams, if a Cat walks through your home and especially a doorway (the place where two spaces connect) you should look for relationships between people that resemble the Cat’s finicky nature.
Cats moving around deliCate objects in your dream symbolize situations that are that are precariously balanced. The Cat’s notorious balance might be a fair heads-up and help you land on your feet. In Cat dreams where the winding feline is under foot, you’ll be tripping up on something soon.
House Cats remind us of – well – our homes! Domestic and sharing our spaces, sleeping Cats in dreams are familiar and calming and bring that element to dream interpretation to let you know that things are settled and worth enjoying. Cats curled up or languidly enjoying a sunbeam in a Cat dream carry sensual symbolism to remind you of the simple pleasures of the senses. Take a deep appreciative sniff of that next coffee or listen, eyes closed, to the play of sound in a good song.
Playful Cats: batting with a gleam in the eye might be whimsical, or playful, but they are not completely predictable; thus, you might be “herding Cats” in your dreams and in life.
Are you chasing your tail? Active and pouncing Cats are a clue to ask if you are working too hard. In dreams where Cats are intensely staring or stalking symbolize the great focus to hunt down and achieve your aim.
Cats symbolize good luck and protection for sailors around the world. In Cat dreams, however, water symbolizes the one thing Cats hate most of all. Cats and water don’t mix, so your dream symbols are bringing a conflict at the heart of things to your attention.
In Thailand, Siamese Cats are kept as protectors for the temples and in Cat dreams the Siamese Cat commonly symbolizes spirituality and protection.
In dream symbolism, Cats can represent the Cat-headed goddess Bast who is the Egyptian goddess of joy, family, dance, protection, music, love and above all else – Cats! In Cat dreams where family members gather (especially with music), Cats symbolize Bast and give these celebrations their approval.
Cats sitting upright with a regal attitude bring the dignified, deeply spiritual, and even aloof feeling to a dream. In Cat dreams like these, the Cats symbolize the fiercely independent, deeply spiritual (and often solitary) path. Sometimes you need to sit up, take notice, and trust your instincts to stay away from a person or situation.
Dreams about Cats hissing or laying their deliCATe ears flat signals distress and symbolizes a warning about the choices you make, unsettled attitude about the situation, or a feeling of being trapped.
Black Cat Dreams
Cats see more than we do about our environment and even see into the ultraviolet spectrum. This might be why Cats in Japanese and Celtic cultures, especially black Cats, symbolize the occult, powerful magick, and discernment of the unknown and mysterious. In Cat dreams, it is time to decide – do you strike back with those razor-sharp claws or do a magical disappearing act?
In Japanese and Celtic cultures, Cats symbolize bad luck and someone deviously crafty. Cat symbolism relates to evil intentions or malicious spirits in Islamic worlds (bad djinns) and in China.
But dreams about Cats aren’t always bad. Nine lives and a habit of landing on their feet symbolize the need for flexibility in the situation and a vote of confidence that you’ll make it through.
Dreams About Cats:
Dreams about Lions appear to bring you messages of protection supported by the level, considered gaze of the king of the jungle (work, city or otherwise). The Lion symbolizes strength and courage (thanks to the not-so-cowardly Lion) if a Lion stands or walks in your dream.
Lions are the only large Cat to live in family groups, called a pride, and in dream analysis a Lion suggests that the pride is an element of the situation. Groups of Lions symbolize the connection you have to your community and strength in leadership or potential leadership. This leadership can be spiritual, business or in your personal life.
In psychology, the Lion symbolizes the subconscious since he prowls at night and watches over everything. He is in your Lion dream to remind you to let your inner voice be heard when necessary. Roar!
Modern dreams about Lions might remind you of the roaring Lion used to symbolize MGM Studios and the strength, success, power, and majesty of the company. Perhaps you are being called to go into the entertainment business. Conversely, maybe it’s a warning NOT to go into the entertainment business. Or, it could be warning about a certain movie or person who is like a character in a movie.
If you see the mane of a Lion, dream interpretation brings in elements of light from the Sun and reflections of the Sun in the Moon. The sunlight symbolizes warmth and spreads out to protect you, which is what Lions do. Do you need to step out into the sun and enjoy your full power? Time to stop hiding.
In Egypt, the symbolism of Lion dreams and golden light was an indiCation of wealth or riches. Look for this wealth in cash and in the wealth of the family.
Having both males and females in your Lion dreams symbolizes deep loyalty and connection, especially between family members and personal relationships. You might even see the Lion on a banner or shield, in which case the Lion symbolizes royalty or nobility, but the Lion bows to no one. Remember that.
Not all courageous acts involve swords and shields. Some acts of bravery happen quietly in everyday life much like the Lion stalking unheard at night. Look for the noble, quietly self-possessed strength in yourself and others if the Lion appears to you in a Lion dream. Is someone in the dream quietly helping you?
Dreams About Cats:
Dreams about Tigers symbolize powerful energy, determination, and sensuality. Tigers prowl in the Dreamtime with a constant gaze and deliberate steps. Walking or sitting, Tigers symbolize this energetic potential for you and the immediate situation, but don’t jump without looking. The Tiger considers every angle before that first pivotal move.
Crouched and preparing to attack, Tigers symbolize an unwavering persistence and commitment to see the hunt all the way through. What are you pursuing in your dreams and in the real world? Follow the Tiger’s gaze in your dream and make sure that what is in sight is really where you need to put your energy.
In Chinese symbolism, Tigers hold a place of honor and respect. You are reminded to pause and consider your highest goals, the highest good in your action.
Tigers crossing your path or attacking symbolize the need to face challenges to your way through in the dream. Tigers observing or lounging suggest the time is not right to act.
Following a Tiger down a deep forest trail or where you have “the Tiger by the tail” in your dream symbolizes that you are at the whim of the situation or the person the Tiger represents.
In India, Thailand and Japan, Tiger dreams symbolize a touch by elements of the spiritual or sensual. There is more symbolized in Tiger dreams than just raw power – there is energy for going deeper, farther, faster than you have before.
Tiger dreams are a new awakening to your own power, your own spirit, but the Tiger can also symbolize the energy of anger taking over. Where will this passion take you?
In Asia, Tigers symbolize the influence and mightiness of kings. In Tiger dreams with Asian elements, consider the parts of the situation you have the right to rule.
In China, symbolism of the Tiger can be used to ward off evil spirits. Take this Tiger’s stripes as a sign of safety in your Tiger dreams.
White Tigers in China are one of four spiritual creatures. White Tigers guard the West and symbolize Autumn like elements in Tiger dreams.
Chinese: power, strength, destruction, violence; used in charms against evil spirits; white Tiger is one of four spiritual creatures guarding West.
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