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What Does a Cat Symbolize in a Dream?
Cats and dogs--they are two of the most common symbols to appear in dreams.
What do cats mean in a dream?
The meaning of a cat in a dream usually comes down to the dreamer's feelings about the cat not as a symbol, but as animal. Some people are drawn to cats while others are repulsed. Therefore, as with most symbolic representations, the cat can be seen in either a positive or negative light depending on the circumstances.
The cat is most commonly linked to the representation of traits commonly linked to the feminine—vulnerability and intuition, for example—in both male and female dreamers. How a feline manifests in a dream can suggest how the dreamer experiences many things, both consciously and unconsciously.
Themes That Felines Might Represent in Dreams
- The Self, the Shadow, and the Anima of Jungian psychology
- Independence and confidence
- Dynamics with the opposite sex
While reading, you should allow your own ideas about cats to help you interpret the meaning of your dreams. Use this guide as a starting point and not as the final word.
Jungian Psychology in Dreams: The Self, the Shadow, and the Anima
When interpreting cats as dream symbols, it is important to rely on your own association with these animals because different people feel differently about them. In fact, few animals provoke more disparate emotions.
For example, the cat worshipped by the ancient Egyptians is the same one reviled by the Puritans as demonic heralds.
In addition to being symbolic of everyday concepts, like vulnerability, these common household pets can also represent some of the deeper concepts in Jungian psychology.
Concepts in Jungian Psychology That You Should Know
- The Self
According to Carl Jung, the Self is that which is comprised of all elements of a person's psyche, including the ego, the personal subconscious, and the collective subconscious.
In a healthy maturation process, a person establishes their own unique sense of Self, building upon the experiences and relationships they encounter throughout their lives. Animals are often used as expressions of the Self in dreams. They reveal parts of ourselves that may be hidden, such as visceral emotional responses or impulses that are unconscious, even if we are unaware of their presence in our waking life.
As symbols of independence, femininity, and intuition, a cat in a dream can have many meanings as to how you view your inner Self.
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The "Shadow" in Jungian psychology is the dark opposite of the Self and is made up of the parts of ourselves that we hide away, ignore, and pretend don't exist, usually on an unconscious level. The Shadow is often comprised of desires and urges that we have learned (either from society or our families or ourselves) are unacceptable or negative.
As symbols of our unconscious Shadow self in dreams, cats can be "shadow gold." This means that they can stand in for the parts of the self that you secretly prize and treasure, though you may feel guilty for liking these parts of yourself. Or, a cat may symbolize those elements of yourself that you hide and revile—it really depends on your opinion of cats in the real world.
The Anima, according to Jung, is the part of the male psyche that represents one's feminine nature. In opposition to the Anima is the Animus, which represents masculine nature in the female psyche. In dreams, cats represent the Anima, and can symbolize how well a man relates to women or his own intuition.
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Symbolic Representations of Your Intuition
Intuition is often understood as a mysterious and aloof feeling that comes and goes as it pleases, which sounds very much like the animal being analyzed here.
Cats in dreams are sometimes symbols of the intuition—that "gut" feeling of inner knowing. You can ascertain whether the intuition is being heeded or ignored in your waking life by checking the appearance and health of the animal that appears in your dream.
Healthy cats could indicate a healthy intuitive nature in the dreamer. This means that you should continue to listen to your inner compass and make decisions from your wise mind.
Sick or diseased cats could mean that there exists an imbalance between the intellect and the intuition.
This means the dreamer may be struggling to remain grounded in their authentic self, or are unaware of what their authentic self even is. Operating from such a space is risky because you may be basing life decisions on what you intellectually believe everyone else thinks you should do, instead of what you intuitively know is best for you as a unique individual.
If you experience a sick feline in one of your dreams, you would do well to start valuing intuition a little more because, just like a cat, intuition will come around the more it is valued.
Kittens as Dream Symbols
What If I Dream About Kittens?
Cats are often prized for, and associated with, independence and self-sustainability. However, the image of a helpless kitten in a tree is also one that is firmly ingrained in the collective unconscious and can therefore manifest in our dreams as a representation of something amiss in our subconscious self.
What If I Dream About Newborn Kittens?
If you dream about kittens, especially newborn kittens, or about loudly mewing and unseen cats, it may be an indication that you feel vulnerable and unable to get help. If you experience this type of dream, you should look to your waking life and ascertain whether or not you are being heard. You can also take the time to identify if part of the problem is an inability for you to ask for assistance. Many times, those who are most independent are also those who are completely unaccustomed to asking for help.
Dreaming of a Litter of Kittens
What's even better than one kitten? Many! At least in waking life. If you dream of a litter of kittens, it could mean that you are feeling absolutely swamped and you need to invite more fun, enjoyment, and relaxation into your life. Perhaps you should...adopt a kitten!
Kittens Often Symbolize Vulnerability
Dreams of kittens might also mean that you have embarked on a new project or phase of life that is in a vulnerable state and needs nurturing. It is important to nurture yourself as much as you nurture others.
What Does a White Cat in a Dream Mean?
Once again, the meaning of a white cat materializing in your dream depends on your relationship with felines. However, often a white cat symbolizes hard or difficult times ahead. That said, if you love white cats, maybe it means something wonderful is about to happen!
What Is the Symbolic Meaning of a Black Cat in a Dream?
As most people know, a black cat is often superstitiously linked to bad luck or bad things to come. Due to this affiliation, black cats instill fear in some people. If a dreamer stumbles across a black cat in a dream (which may carry this negative association) it could mean that they is afraid of listening to their inner intuition or connecting to and owning their feminine power.
On the flip side, if the dreamer has a positive association with black cats, then its manifestation in the dream could have a less negatively charged symbolic meaning.
What Does a Grey Cat Represent?
Grey is a neutral, calming color—therefore, it is unsurprising that seeing a grey cat in a dream is less symbolically volatile than seeing a black or white cat. Essentially, a grey cat in a dream means the dreamer should try to take stock of what is happening in the dream and try to ascertain whether or not there is a message arising from their subconscious that they should be tuned into. If so, the presence of the grey cat means that the dreamer should definitely follow the guidance found within the dream—after all, it may be your intuition speaking to you!
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What Does It Mean if I Dream About a Dead Cat?
Because a cat symbolizes your intuition and feminine power, dreaming of a dead cat can mean that you are disconnected from this part of yourself. The health of the feline in your dream is directly correlated to the health of your connection to the divine feminine. Additionally, a dead or dying cat can represent a lack of autonomy in your life; this is unsurprising as failing to listen to your intuition often leads a person to rely on others for direction and guidance in life. As a result, one may feel dependent on others and frustrated as a result.
What Does It Mean if a Cat Jumps on Me in a Dream?
Since cats often symbolize our feminine nature, a hostile cat in a dream can represent to the dreamer that they are uncomfortable or struggling with that aspect of themselves. Perhaps the dreamer feels overly vulnerable or not vulnerable enough; or perhaps they feel incapable of connecting to their own intuition, sexuality, creativity, or independence. If the cat scratches you in the dream, it could mean that you actually feel afraid of, or intimidated by, your own femininity in some way.
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What Does It Mean if I Dream About Multiple Cats?
If multiple cats show up in your dream at once, it could mean that you are confused about some aspect of your life. The various felines in your dream represent some form of chaos in your life that can lead to feelings of overwhelm and anxiety. If you are indeed feeling stressed and pulled in too many directions in your life, this dream could be your subconscious trying to help you pace yourself so that you don't get pulled too far off center.
What Do Cats Symbolize in Women's Dreams?
The cat in women's dreams usually represents how the woman views herself. This personal perception includes not only how the woman thinks of herself physically, but also how she relates to her intuition and creativity. It also demonstrates how she sees herself in relation to men. Dreaming of healthy cats, for example, could indicate that a woman has a high level of self-confidence. This is different from arrogance. Self-confidence indicates a sense of comfort with one's self, meaning you feel completely comfortable in your own skin. Healthy cats could also indicate that a woman is comfortable with her personal power—she trusts her intuition and the decisions she makes based on that intuition.
On the flip side, dreaming of a sick or unhealthy feline could mean that a woman struggles with self-esteem and is ungrounded in regards to her sense of self-worth and validation. A woman who sees a sick cat in her dreams may subconsciously know that she is stifling her intuition in some aspect of her life, and that this is in some way leading her astray from the path that will allow her to fulfill her highest purpose.
A cat showing up in a woman's dream can also represent her connection to her inner sense of power. Power is not the same thing as control—controlling people like to direct everything and everyone around them precisely because they feel like they have no power.
Power comes from trusting yourself and being confident that you can get results and effect change. As a woman, stepping into and manifesting one's own power may sound both challenging and terrifying in today's world. However, a cat showing up in a dream bodes well and could very well mean you're getting closer to recognizing and honoring your inner power. Just as the cat exudes confidence and prowess, so can you.
What Do Cats Represent in Men's Dreams?
Cats appearing in men's dreams often relate to either the feminine side of his psyche (the Anima), or they reveal how the man thinks the opposite sex perceives him. It can also bring to light what his attitude toward the opposite sex is, whether it is an attitude grounded in consciousness or unconsciousness.
What Does It Mean If a Cat Is Purring or Climbing on a Man?
This could mean that the man thinks the opposite sex finds him attractive. It may also be a representation that he feels comfortable in his relationships with women.
What Does It Mean If a Cat Is Hissing or Scratching?
This could mean that he feels rejected by women or that his current relationships with women are strained. He might also feel that the women in his life are hard to please, not to be trusted, overbearing, or just downright mean, in which case the dream may mean it is time to reassess his relationships.
Does a Litter Box Represent Anything?
Dreaming of a cat's litter box can indeed carry some of its own symbolism. Because the cat can represent various aspects of our subconsciousness (i.e. the shadow self), dreaming of the space where they eliminate waste could show a dreamer that they are experiencing shame about some aspect of their life, be it an external situation or circumstance, or a subliminal thought or feeling. Alternatively, the litter box could also represent a dreamer's underlying feeling that they are putting up with too much in life and are getting burnt out.
The Meaning of a Cat in a Dream Depends on the Dreamer
Cats in dreams are as complex as they are in real life—these animals can symbolize everything from a strong connection to your intuition to your subconscious perception of the opposite sex. Anytime a symbol comes with a rich mythological history, it is a sure sign that it likely has great meaning in dreams and is potentially an important source of valuable information.
Ultimately, the information that felines bring to the dream world can assist a dreamer in various aspects of in their waking life. As such, dream cats (just like their real-life counterparts), demand and deserve attention when they show up in your nocturnal visions.
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© 2011 Róisín Aisling Ireland
Tina on September 12, 2020:
I dreamt my cat walked up the wall and over the ceiling in my house
Christina on April 18, 2020:
I dreamt of a cat with four heads, each one it’s own color and markings
Richard M Ahrens from Port Angeles on March 28, 2020:
thank you for my dream I was the cat
Angela Riddell on February 01, 2020:
I had the weirdest dream about my cat I forgot to leave my front door closed the cat got out I chased after him couldn't find him I came home he came back on his own changed into a human to talk to me because I left him alone all night not to do it again but when he changed back he had these wiered markings on his body so he ran away again I followed got lost on my way home I found him again still with the marking on his body I asked him to show me the way home he started to but a man in a car stop and jabbed him with a needle to kill him I was so upset he still managed to show me the way home before he died but I also before hand hit the man in the car umpteen times I also found another kitten to take home ginger one black pupil and one yellow pupil and the weirdest thing was his toung was black
Joy on January 28, 2020:
I frequently have dreams where I notice that my indoor cat is looking at the open door and about to walk outside but I always catch it in time. Recently, I had a dream where the backdoor was open. I went to close it and when I look down the stairs, there was my cat laying on the ground (like a sphinx) looking straight up at me. What is that about?
Latanya Ruffin on January 25, 2020:
I had a dream of a few cats in my dream,they were healthy and one had me around the bottom of my leg tight,what does that mean?
Connie on January 06, 2020:
I have had 2 dreams about cats I love cats and the first dream I had a stray cat named Honey and she was beautiful and loving and I just was so happy with her and suddenly she had A seizure and died I was heartbroken
The second one: I was driving to Los Angeles and while looking for the court house I got a ticket I then parked my car and started walking to the courthouse to pay my fine a very nice lady was my escort and very sympathetic about my walker we eventually arrived and she left I took a couple of steps and a man came out the door and was being very mean to his cat I said stop give me the cat and he did the cat snuggles up in my arms and then I suddenly realize I have no idea where I parked my car and woke up very upset
Arie on December 29, 2019:
I had a dream last night about two cats one was white with big eyes and the other one was dark brown they were both in my room under my covers I in the dream woke up and put them on the floor but they wanted to be on my lap but I didn’t want them on me so they stayed on the floor and the white cat stared into my eyes I felt like if the cat wanted to tell me something... I want to know if that suppose to mean something it’s a weird dream because I don’t own any cats ..
Diana on November 30, 2019:
Hi i had a horrible dream that i was pulling her apart in two she was atill alive bit just her back legs and some fur were apart. When i woke up i was drooling from my mouth. What does this meen please help.
Appz on November 11, 2019:
Hii. In my dream I was running..and suddenly I sat on the road tiredly..then I saw a cute little cat asking for food..I was surprised..because it just sounded like my old schoolmate..also it had 3 human fingers each in its hand...fair ,long nailed fingers with nail polish..then i gave it some liver fry of chicken ..i don't like to have.. but the car refused to take it.. Then my aunt came near me and warned me don't u remember what I told u about the incident that happened in my neighbouhood last week..come and leave it ..I nodded but Im sure I don't heard it in reality..
Next day I was made funny before classmates when I quickly opened the glass door and sat on chair with writing pad ..the board to write was a bit twirling..cause it's damaged..I sat on it ..when I tried to sit..all burst out to laughter..even I heard some saying she studied in my college..
So oo..does it have any relation with the cat dream..
os on September 13, 2019:
I had a dream about the cat I had as a pet 8 years ago. There's no reason to suddenly see it because it didn't came to mind while in a time. The cat that i had is black in color with little amount white fur in his chest. It was alive in the dream and it was with 2 or 3 cats and there we some kittens too. I was crying so hard when i wake up and this dream is running in my mind for the whole day. What will this mean?
Carlos on September 04, 2019:
I dreamed about findings two snakes one poisonous and one not then a black or brown dog appeared along with a white cat the cat was bitten by the poisonous one and the dog bitten by the other
Jes on September 01, 2019:
I dreamed about shooting my own cat with a sniper but I wasn't trying to hurt it. I think someone ordered me to do it as well. Idk. As if it was a normal thing to do. When I went closer I saw 3 shots in the cat and it was breathing heavily and I realized it was hurt. I felt awful and told my cat that I was sorry. When I woke up I felt really awful as well.
Anuska Bhattarai on June 20, 2019:
Hi! Today at 6 am I saw a dream where I saw a cat with three eyes. The cat had two blue eyes but like it belonged to an alien. However, one of the eyes looked like it belong to the cat itself. At the same time as I saw the cat, I saw that my current boyfriend was breaking with me. There was a part of the dream where I saw that it was because he was with someone else but this is not the case in real life. My boyfriend likes me and is happy with me (I confirmed). However, this dream has got me feeling restless. Could you help me interpret it?
Bannerabb on May 24, 2019:
I dreamed that I was visiting my mother and she got me a cat. The cat was white with a black patch on her eye and a peculiarly triangular face. I love cats in real life so was really excited to see her. But then my eyes fell on an open suitcase(it was purple in color) at a distance and I realised that there were two kittens(they were the cat's) playing around inside a blanket. Both the blanket and the kittens were black. In the dream though, I didn't get to see the kittens properly, but I knew they were kittens. As I stepped forward to see them the cat came in between and started hissing and clawing at me. I wasn't afraid though because I thought that she was just being protective of her babies. So I stepped back behind my mother to kind of protect myself if the cat tried to scratch me and then I gingerly edged forward. The cat realised this and she screamed at me(which freaked me out), then ran away. I was relieved she was gone which meant I could see the kittens, but was afraid she might jump out at me from anywhere. I was in the process of removing the blanket from over the kittens when I woke up.
I want to know what this means.
Ivette on May 24, 2019:
I dreamed that I was in my room with a friend of mine that’s going through a situation my puppy was in my room as well however my window is open I see my puppy (Rottweiler) stands by the window I turned my back briefly and she was pulled down I hurried reached for her she was hanging from my hand then I noticed a grey and white cat pulling her down in plain air I managed to pull her up however when I brought her up she turned out to be another light grey and white cat but in my dream she was mine when I pulled her in three more cats appeared orange,white and black cat , an all white plus the white and grey and my cat in the dream my puppy was hiding in my bed , the I tried to get them of my cat one hissed at me then were trying to have sex with her the one cat got to her then they all calmed down I woke up like
Irene on April 29, 2019:
I dream of a lot of golden cats chasing an following me.what does it mean fully???
Somebody on April 22, 2019:
I dreamt that we had an animal sanctuary and there waz a calico kitten in a cage it wAs so beautiful
Evan on April 21, 2019:
Yeah, "prophetic in some way" is exactly what i believe it could be. But i have no idea what it could be about. Or what is it trying to warn/tell me abuot. I guess if its ok with you can you write me a few rows about what do you think the meaning of it could be about. Or some basic pointers on newborn sick/dead kittens in dreams. (My female cat gave birth to 3 kittens days ago and it was a complicated birth and i had to help with it. As a 23 y/o ive never done anything of this kind and i had to cut the placenta cord on my own needless to im not a vet in the past she has usually done everything on her own but this time she left the kittens so i took matter in my own hands and after a few YT videos i cut the cord myself and washed the kittens bc they were in a horrible state. She returned after that and started nursing them but sadle one of them died the rest are so far so good.) Do you think the dream was about what was gonna happen with my cat giving birth or it was a warning dream about something else and what could that possibly be about?
shan on April 21, 2019:
i had a dream about a cat who was being sucked in and drowning in a huge dirty pit or well in the ground and i could no nothing to save it.
Gail on April 19, 2019:
My daughter is 17, has autism and dreamed of a ginger 'kitty' that had its stomach cut by a man.
I'd love to know what you may think this could mean please.
Armstrong sherry on April 18, 2019:
Dear Ms. Ireland -- I have a recurring dream over the years, but more prevalent in recent months, of suddenly realizing that I haven't fed my cat! In a fluster, and feeling terrible about this neglect, I begin to organize food for the cat. Questioning myself quite logically in the dream, I check cupboards to see if there's any tins, or will I have to dash out to buy food. My dreams are always very realistic, logical, and usually in color. In this series of dreams, guilt is the predominating factor -- that I've neglected my beloved companion. I am 71-years-old, have a terminal (but relatively unsymptomatic at this time) disease. I've manifested into actuality my dearest wish -- to live the remainder of my earthly time in the city I consider the home seat of my soul. To do this, I've had to force certain things, some of which would seem morally "bad" according to social norms. I've had a hard -- and wonderful -- life, and regret nothing. I face the future with a sense of relieved joy, as I leave this troubled world and pass into the next level of my soul's journey. But I still can't shake in my waking life the sense of sorrow and guilt over this dream of even for one moment bringing discomfort and fear into my beloved pet's life. Can you help me to understand, and put this dream to rest?
jOYCE on April 06, 2019:
I have quite a bit of stress in the last two weeks, from this I have not always trusted intuition. I had a dream last night of two different cats with kittens, I was looking at all the colors of the kittens, I saw one that was marbled blue and white, I loved that one and was looking for more of the same. I was also concerned about feeding the cats and their survival. PS I love cats.
Seth on April 06, 2019:
In a dream i was at this weird soccor fortress and i fell of the wall on to the outside hill and someone ontop said i that its a semi circle and that i must just go around to jump back up. However until i turned the corner i was fine i saw a huge black kitten or cute black cat . I backed away and ran back into the fortress. Nows when it gets hazy but i think i remeber the same cat or kitten coming back to me and brushing up against me and purring.
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on April 05, 2019:
Hi Evan, thanks for writing. I always answer questions with questions, so please bear with me. What is the primary concern that you have regarding this dream? It sounds like the main concern is that you believe the dream might be prophetic in some way. Is that correct? If so, what do you think might be the prophecy?
Evan on April 02, 2019:
Hello! Minutes ago i had this dream it was about hundrets of new born kittetens (or a few weeks old) that were in parents barn on our villa. Odd thing is that they were either sick, very week or sadly dead. And i didnt know about them. Me and my friends have discovered them accidentally. And we were shocked, we have started to search for a way to have them get clean, help them and find them a home eventually. In reality we have 4 cats (3 adults, 1 preteen if i may say so he isnt a baby). Im really curious to what that could mean. Ive read the part about indiviuality and there is something that comes to my mind. Ever since im a bit older, 23 now, dreams usually warn me about somehting and it comes true in a good 90% of the cases. Thank you in advance and i hope you can write me a few words back so i can understand the dream better.
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on March 16, 2019:
Hi RAI, thanks for writing. Can you tell me what it is about this dream that prompted you to write?
RAI on March 16, 2019:
First of all i am a pregnant lady .I dreamed of a white and black kitten who is sick and sitting on a road . When i touched the kitten with he or she run away . But the kitten was comfortable with me when i touched him or her
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on March 12, 2019:
Christian, I hear you! I've only been able to maintain lucidity for extremely short periods of time and oddly enough, the lucid dreams I've experienced always come from nightmares. I can usually wake myself up from nightmares but on extremely rare occasions, I've been able to stop just before becoming completely conscious. I've read that there are exercises to maintain lucidity, but I've never investigated them.
Christian1993 on March 12, 2019:
The problem with me and lucid dreams is that every time I realize I am dreaming, I wake up almost immediately, it's kinda like the only control I have is that I can wake myself up.
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on March 11, 2019:
Hi Robbin, thanks for writing. Can you tell me what part of the dream concerns you the most? You write that this is not the first time you've had such a dream. Is it just a familiar scenario or is it a persistent, recurrent dream? Lastly, can you tell me what it was about this particular dream that caused you to write? Thank you so much!
Robbin on March 10, 2019:
Hi Aisling, so last night i saw a cat that almost pounced on me and started running around in a circle as fast as she can, it was a black cat, although i love cats but that was a bit terrifying i always wanted to adopt one..
It's not the first time that I'm having this dreams, every now and then i dream something like this i wake up and i cannot tell what things i have seen in my dreams..
Can you just help me figure out what my dreams are suggesting me i know they mean something??
Also that's a great article above.
Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on March 09, 2019:
I think I've consciously controlled a dream one time that I remember. Perhaps more because I remember knowing that I was asleep and dreaming. This happens more frequently when I'm trying to wake up and can't. I have awakened and thought to myself, I want more of that. Then I went back to sleep and continued the dream. Several times.
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on March 09, 2019:
Hi Kshipra, thanks for writing. Could you tell me what it is about the dream that most concerns you? It sounds like on the one hand, the dream is quite positive because you are able to take care of the cats in a place where you otherwise couldn't, but then it seems to take a turn. You notice the cats have color on them, but you don't actually recall them scratching you, is that correct?
Kshipra Bhandari on March 09, 2019:
Hey Aisling! I don't have cats, but I have always wanted to adopt one. I couldn't because my mom is allergic and now I live in a hostel which doesn't allow pets. This info is important because, in my dream, I had two mature and healthy cats, and I was in my house, which is kind of impossible, seeing my mother's condition. To top that, I dreamt of playing with them and taking care of them with MY MOM. And we even helped them sleep, I took care of one and my mom helped the other one. Later in the dream, I couldn't remember which cat breed I had and I tried to concentrate. And then I remembered that I had a Scottish Fold cat. Now I don't know why Scottish Fold particularly because I don't have a preference, but my best guess would be that I love Taylor Swift and her cats, Meredith and Olivia are the same breeds. lol. The dream wasn't too bizarre until I saw that my white cat had gotten a little colour on her and I didn't know how. Then I look down and see that I'm covered in pink colour! Again, I don't know how... but probably because of the Holi Festival is near? I don't know. So, I put down my cat on the sofa and go to the washroom. When I was cleaning up, I saw that I couldn't get the colour off some parts. I looked closer in the mirror and I saw that on my hand, near my wrists, pink and red kind of mix to form a darker colour and it looks like I have been scratched. Not small little scratches, they're a little deeper and more concentrated in one circle. So I get weirded out at first, thinking about how that happened and terrified later, coming to the conclusion that it was my cats. But the worst part is that during the whole dream, not once were my cats angry with me. Plus I remember they didn't have very long nails. I'm just really confused Aisling. I don't think too much about dreams, but this one had cats in it. I love them, but now I think that maybe I'm also a little afraid of them...
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on March 08, 2019:
Have you ever had lucid dreams? Dreams wherein you actively control the content of the dream? I've only had a few, may 3 or 4 that I can recall. They are pretty wild. You are asleep, completely asleep, but aware that you are asleep and dreaming.
Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on March 08, 2019:
This article was particularly attractive to me since I dearly love cats, especially black ones. I rarely dream about cats, but when I do, it is usually about my own cats showing up somewhere I am that they are not supposed to be. I kept telling my subconscious mind that I do not like that. Finally, I dreamed that my beautiful black Persian/Siamese followed me somewhere, and I knew he was about to get into a busy street. I ran to rescue him but by the time I got there, he had been hit by a car and was lying dead in the middle of the street. I woke up screaming. Except that I never scream out loud in dreams.
Later I intentionally held a meditation in which I told my subconscious mind that my cats were unequivocally off limits in my dreams. I told subconscious to find another way to send me a message. Apparently that got results because I no longer dream of them showing up where they shouldn't be. That proved to me that we do have some conscious control over our dreams.
Cupcakes on March 08, 2019:
Hey so I can't fully remember my dream . But I'll tell you what I can remember . So at some point my significant other and I had many birds two of each but a roster was somehow mistaken as another bird and it started to chase and attack me . It has 2 hidden fans inside it's break . When it bit me I actually felt it a numbing pain in my arm . Something happened with the birds like a failure and we had to move on . Him, me, my family . The streets were like from Aladdin but with like a circus is flare . We came along a couple cats one paired up with someone , it was kind and sweet . The other was a black not kitten but not fully grown either . It didn't like anyone one and would immediately bite or scratch . Except with me , it was still aggressive but it was unsure . It'd let me pet it but then try to grab me with it's claws . We continued on the journey and the black cat became mine . We came across a doctor in the streets and we were just getting check ups but part and future lives came across our eyes as he checked us out . I ran to look for my cat that was no longer with me. He ran up into my arms and cuddled with a little nip at my hand . I put him down and realized I hadn't named him yet, I almost went with Salem but felt it was too generic and named him Sylum . Like asylum. He loved it and his eyes glowed a yellow orange color like fire . And I woke up . Sorry I know it's long I get really vivid dreams . I'm obviously awake now but I'm sad that Sylum isn't around . I suddenly feel empty a dream cat isn't with me . It's weird .
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on March 06, 2019:
Hi Christian, thanks for writing. That's a lot of dream detail! You write that you have a number of odd dreams. If you recall all of your dreams in as much detail as you did with the one that you wrote below, it might be well worth your time to start keeping a dream journal because it sounds like your dreams have a lot to communicate. It's well worth giving them a listen!
Christian1993 on March 06, 2019:
Hello, first of all let me start by saying that I love cats, all sizes and races, I almost always had them growing up and one as an adult as well, same with dogs, if I would have to choose between getting a cat or a dog I would probably choose cat also because my apartment is too small for a dog.
I remember when I was a kid we found 3 kittens in a bag floating in the river, me and a bunch of friends, we decided to rescue them after contemplating a little bit, took them to one of our friends' grandpa and put them in his shed without him knowing about it since he hated cats. We fed them and played with them everyday during summer break until eventually they became too big and the grandpa found them so we had to give them away to the people in the neighbourhood, to whomever wanted to adopt them.
Anyway in my dream there was this big feline, I'm not sure exactly what kind it was, I think it was spoted, maybe a jaguar or leopard or something, even though it was smaller than a leopard, I was thinking that it might be a puma but I remember in the dream a friend said that if it was a puma I would've been dead, because this cat attacked me, for some reason I decided to stay and fight it, maybe because I knew I couldn't run away from it, or because I wasn't alone and decided to sacrifice myself. Anyway this cat was jumping at me, I was defending with my left hand so I got bitten, I felt a little bit of pain, I saw bite marks as well but no blood coming out. This cat was extremely fast and strong, if you know how strong and muscular a pitbull is, this cat was better, I remember it jumped at me at some point but missed me and it was so fast that I could barely track its movement and was thinking that it's not fighting me seriously for some reason, that was before it bit me, but even then the lack of blood made me feel the same thing, I can't for the life of me remember how it ended except for the part when that friend said that it wasn't a puma.
I have very odd dreams and should really start keeping a journal lol.
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on March 05, 2019:
Nope, not going in sane at all, Kevin. Just having normal bizarre dreams! Thank you for writing!
Kevin on March 04, 2019:
Aisling, thank you for your insight. I appreciate your kind words and positive thoughts. I believe you may be on to something! Anyway, thanks for clearing the air that I'm not going insane.
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on March 04, 2019:
Hi Larissa, thanks for writing! I always answer questions with questions, so please bear with me. What is it about this dream that prompted you to seek more information? Feelings and the impressions dreams leave with us are often very important to helping us understand their meaning. What was the feeling the dream left you with? What to you, was the most important part of the dream or the part that stood out the most?
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on March 04, 2019:
So this dream actually sounds positive to me, as odd as that may seem. Dreams are usually symbolic representations of what's going on in our minds and souls and what it sounds like is going on in your soul is that you are a kind person, who is able to look beyond the surface appearance of things and see through to the heart of issues. It looks like you have the ability to "put a human face" on things that would repel others. The fact that you are also more of a dog person but in your dream you are trying to care for cats, seeking help beyond what other might, also indicates to me that you have a kind, caring nature. But I'm likely not telling you anything that you don't already know about yourself! What you may not know, and what the dream might be saying, is that you wish that people around you would give you the same consideration and care that you give to others. There is a theory that all the elements in a dream are symbolic aspects of ourselves. If this is true, the kittens in the dream could symbolize feelings of helplessness over some issue you're confronting, something that you might need help with but not being able to find someone to take the time to actually help you sort out your problem. However, the dream still is positive to me because it sounds like at the end of the dream, you did, in fact find someone who could help, you just woke up before that happened--which might indicate that issues and solutions to your problems have actually been integrated into your consciousness. Please let me know if that helps any!
Larissa on March 04, 2019:
Hello Aisling! What an amazing article! Thank you for helping us all with this!
My dream was about a small and cute pink kitten with a mark of a red heart of it’s left side of the hip.
I supposed it was a female and it was talking to me. It was calm, and sweet. It came to me, and scratched me a little (but playing, not hostile) and then when I decided to show it to my mother, the kitten was gone. I couldn’t find it anymore.
It didn’t belong to me. But I loved it and I wanted one just like that :)
Can you help me to understand this dream?
Thank you much!
Kevin on February 28, 2019:
At first it was the initial shock of the disturbing birth and bizarre appearance that bothered me. But it was almost like that no longer bothered me as soon as I realized they needed help that I couldn't provide. I find it odd that I so easily accepted the bizarre aspects of it, while everyone around me looked at them like monsters. I quickly became angered when no one was able to help me with the situation. And finally, when I thought I was about to get to the right resource for help I woke up.
I was raised with cats in my household since I was young. In my adult life I've had 1 cat who I cherished that died of old age about a year ago. While I consider that I do love cats, I'm more of a dog person at this point in my life, and 1 pet is enough for me.
Thanks for your insight.
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on February 28, 2019:
Hi Kevin, thanks for writing. First off, let me assure you there's nothing wrong with you! Dreams speak a language, one that oftentimes uses bizarre images to get their point across. I've had dreams with imagery so disturbing, the only place I've ever shared it is in my personal, encrypted dream journal! Second, I always answer questions with questions, so please bear with me. What was it that was the most disturbing aspect of the dream, that they had human faces, that they were "born" in a bizarre manner, or that you were unable to get proper care for them? In waking life how do you feel about cats in general? Love 'em, leave 'em, or meh, they're OK?
Kevin on February 28, 2019:
I had a really weird dream, like really weird. A cat, which was presumably mine (I don't have one in my waking life), began "throwing up" tiny baby kittens with human faces. They were clearly in need of medical help and in my dream I did everything I could to save them, took them to vet, they told me I needed to take them to human hospital instead, and before I could get them medical attention I woke up. Has left me feeling rather uneasy all day. What's wrong with me?
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on February 25, 2019:
Hi Kat, thanks for writing. I always answer questions with questions, so please bear with me. Which part of the dream did you find most disturbing? Was it the the black cat, the imagery of you strangling your dog, or the part where you were screaming without sound?
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on February 25, 2019:
Hi Raz, thanks for writing. I always answer questions with questions, so please bear with me. How did you feel when you woke? Did you find the dream pleasant or disturbing?
Kat on February 25, 2019:
I just dreamt of a black cat at the end of my bed and that i was strangling my dog. I was screaming in my dream but no sound would come out.I woke up in a sweat and was petrified! What does this mean?
Raz on February 24, 2019:
hi, i had a dream of a big white cat, just sleeping by my legs, as if it was watching my safety. it felt so real because even when i woke up, i felt it was still sleeping by my legs and i was afraid to move my legs just so i dont hurt the cat but when i came in to realization, the cat wasnt there. whats the meaning of this?
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on February 24, 2019:
Hi Maktum, thanks for writing. I always answer questions with questions, so please bear with me. What are your waking life associations with cats? Do you like them? How about snakes? Do you like them, hate them, find them wise or think of them as symbols of evil? Please let me know and I'll give you some ideas as to what I believe your dream might mean.
Maktum on February 23, 2019:
I dream of a white kitten playing and i tried to be friend with him, like in reality that kitten come with me all of a sudden a snake come from us attacking us i run and the kitten left but the kitten fight back and defeated the snake. Can u help me interpret the dream this is my first time to dream a white cat.
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on February 22, 2019:
Hi Viv, thanks for writing! It's interesting to me because when I read what you've written, it looks like the cats aren't actually the primary symbol in the dream. It seems like the malfunctioning camera is the primary symbol--it is the symbol that drives both the action in the dream and is the reason you woke up. Also, the detail you have about the cats is more about the number symbolism and their colors. Does this sound right or am I wrong here?
Viv on February 22, 2019:
Thanks for this interesting article - but I have to confess, I'm as confused as before.
I dreamt of nine cats, all curled up, sleeping under the hydrangea in my back garden. eight were tabbies, one was withe and orange, I only saw their backs. I went into the house to get my camera - my actual dog, also in the dream, was behind me, just watching. In real, life she hates cats ... She didn't bark, the cats were just sleeping, not doing anything else. I couldn't get the camera to work and thus woke up.
Neither in the dream or waking up did I feel fear, anxiety or danger, just great wonder that I'd been given this sight, like a privilege.
I'm female - I haven't a clue what this dream means! Instinctively, given the number nine, I'd say it was a sign of great good luck, given that it was the night of my birthday.
So - now what?
Lola on February 21, 2019:
I have a question about a dream i had.
I dreamt of a white and black cat trying to catch a snake that i was protecting and trying to hiss the cat away from the snake and run away from the cat.
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on February 17, 2019:
You are welcome! Thank you for writing. I really appreciate hearing from readers. Yeah, moths, I wish I could just stay calm like you did in your dream when they come near me. But nope, I have no courage where moths are concerned! LOL!!!
Tina on February 17, 2019:
I love that outlook And perspective. I didn’t think of it like that.
I appreciate your time and response.
And good luck with the moths. You just made me realize how annoying they are lol
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on February 17, 2019:
OK. That's what I was thinking--that the cat in the dream was just reflective your your waking life aversion to cats. (No worries. I understand your feeling about cats. We all have quirks about things. My personal one is moths. Moths freak me out more than any snake, spider, or any other commonly feared creature on earth!) Oddly enough, to me, this dream translates as a positive one. In it, you're being confronted with something that you personally find terrifying, something that the other people in the dream are not remotely getting is scary to you and therefore are offering you no aid other than to coo at your situation-a situation that you find personally terrifying. But your response to this situation, one in which you are completely alone, not heard, not understood, and literally carrying all on your own, is to remain calm. You aren't lashing out at the cat, your actions aren't panicked, you aren't screaming. You're confronting fear in a calm, rational manner, which is no mean feat! It sounds like this dream is informing you that you may have more strength than you think you do and you do, in fact, have the ability to take on what life throws at you--no matter how scary it is to you and no matter how little assistance you are getting from people around you. Mark Twain has a quote about courage that I always paraphrase to "If you don't feel fear, you don't have courage." Courage isn't acting when one isn't afraid. Courage is acting when we are terrified but decide that whatever is on the other side of the fear is more important than the fear we feel to get to it. So, it sounds like to me, this is an extremely positive dream!
Tina on February 16, 2019:
Nothing frightening about the cat in the dream, it’s just my dislike of cats altogether. I don’t like them near me, on me and definitely not in my arms! LOL I don’t find them cute or furry like most people. I guess that’s what translated in the dream: “stay calm and it’ll leave you alone.”
(I don’t mean to sound harsh and bash cats but it’s just my feelings.)
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on February 16, 2019:
The thing that stands out to me in the dream is that the people around you seem to find that cat jumping into your arms cute, but you are trying "to stay calm." In the dream, what was it about that cat that frightened you? Was it just your waking life dislike of cats that troubled you or was there something particularly frightening about that particular cat? I have some ideas, positive ones, actually, but I'd like to hear your answers to those questions first.
Tina on February 15, 2019:
It definitely got me thinking.
The dream stood out and got my attention. But am I missing something?
What are your thoughts on the aspect of it jumping in my arms?
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on February 15, 2019:
Hi Tina, thanks for writing! So did you find that article helpful in interpreting your dream?
Tina on February 15, 2019:
I had a dream last night that I was at a supermarket with an aunt who used a walker. We saw a sign about using a cat as a bodyguard b/c that’s all they could afford. The sign mentioned the cat isn’t dangerous.
In waking life, I don’t have an aunt with a walker and I do not like cats, at all! They’re creepy and sneaky to me.
So in the dream, the black cat was sniffing people as they came in. When it sniffed me, it then jumped up for me to catch it. I kept walking away but it kept jumping and smiling. Everyone is ‘awwwing’ but I’m just focusing on staying calm. Eventually the cat started waling its arms and I can’t remember if the claws came out but I woke up when it eventually jumped in my arms.
I didn’t wake up afraid or anything, just confused b/c it was so random.
I’ve never dreamt of cats before so I didn’t know if it had meaning I should look into.
Tina on February 15, 2019:
I had a dream I was in a supermarket with an aunt who used a walker
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on February 13, 2019:
Hi Marisa, thanks for writing. I don't believe the dream is bad luck at all! Do you, in waking life, have a number of animals already?
Marisa on February 10, 2019:
I had an afternoon nap and woke up very anxious. i dreamed that my son came into my room holding a black kitten. i said i dont even want to see take it away we have enough animals. He kept saying look mom it;s cute. is this dream bad luck?
Angella stratton on February 08, 2019:
I had dream that i was walking in to the house the light was off and i notice a cat following me i was calling to cat it was dark and coming near to me to sit on my lap the dark went to light on thar cat are black and white mix wants me petting n putting their head to my face and their lip goes to my lips...it felt very love not afraid of the cat
Chip on February 02, 2019:
Hi last night I had a dream about a small cat giving birth. At first she gave birth to an normal litter of kittens they where 4 of them and you could tell this was her first time giving birth. Then in less than a week I see the same cat again trying to give birth under water and she looked really tired like she needed help, soI take her out of the water and find her somewhere comfortable for her to give birth. As I was doing this my mom came and she said it was time for us to go and I told her that I couldn’t leave yet because she was about to give birth and couldn’t leave her alone. My mom said that was impossible since she had just given birth a few days ago, but she waited with me to see if I was right. The cat then gave birth too 8 kittens but when the babies came out they looked like they where already a few months old and looked different than any other normal cats. Most of them where white with the exception of 2 or 3 being black and white. I was so happy to see those cats being born, especially the white ones because they looked so magestic, even though the mom was not my cat. When I started looking at the baby kittens I noticed that a white one had a horn in the middle of the head and I said to my mom ‘hey it looks just like a unicorn!’ Then I started to check all the other babies and saw that there was a tiny hole on the top of the head where it looked like a horn was coming out of it. You could see it the most on the white cats and then i started petting them and immediately the babies started to purr following me around with their eyes already open and i thought it was weird since that is not the usual behavior of new born kittens since they don’t cant open their eyes yet and let alone walk. Afterwards i looked for a big shoe box and a blanket to put the mom and the cats in there but realized that it was impossible for them to fit in there since the babies where a lot bigger than the mom. I looked at the tired mom and it looked like she gave me a smile and I was able to leave knowing that everything was going to be alright because I had done my best to help her and doing so I was able to see something amazing.
Aarti on February 02, 2019:
Hi, your blog seems informative, I am personally most scared of cats from animal family, last night I dreamt of emerging cats in each and every corner of my home, there were emerging maybe from walls. I remember being very scared seeing cats in the dream and saw my Father protecting me from cats from every room and terrace. Also in the end we found only one room where my Father could keep me sane away from cats. I also saw them emerging in my bed.
If you could please illustrate the dream, Thankyou looking forward to your reply.
Juliet on February 01, 2019:
I don’t remember feeling scared in the dream, but after i woke up i was super scared and definitely felt as if there was a presence in my room. i’ve never heard of those hallucinations.. and i personally love cats.
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on February 01, 2019:
Hi Juliet, thanks for writing. Did you feel fear in the dream? Or did you feel fearful after waking? I'm wondering if the feeling that something was in your room was due to the dream. Have you ever heard of hypnagogic/hypnapompic hallucinations? Lastly, how do you feel about cats?
Juliet on January 31, 2019:
Hello! i had a dream that i walked into a room, there were at least three cats, all identical, savannah cats with yellow eyes. they just stood there, spread out in no particular order, and watched me, no blinking or moving. other people were watching them, but i don’t know who, they all had their backs turned. i woke up suddenly and i was frightened, i felt like something was in my room... any idea what this means?
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on January 23, 2019:
You are more than welcome! Wishing you all the luck and happiness in the world!
Mahazak on January 23, 2019:
Thank you so much .
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on January 23, 2019:
Thanks, Mahazak. Dreams of giving birth to animals are weird, but fairly common--especially when a person is trying to get or already is pregnant. Sometimes people are concerned that these kinds of dreams are bad omens signifying that their child will be deformed, but nothing could be further from the truth. Dreams speak a symbolic language, not a literal language. Kittens, to me, seem like an incredibly apt symbol for babies and children--they are absolutely adorable and they are also helpless, just like a human baby is. I think also that the part of the dream where you are giving birth without pain symbolizes a hope that your conception will go smoothly, without problem. The kittens' color seems to reflect the purity and innocence of both the children you want to conceive as well as your own intent to conceive them. Does this sound right to you?
Mahazak on January 23, 2019:
Yes, I love cats and used to have at home some years before. I had this dream only once , and yes it just happened when I am trying to conceive . Thanks
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on January 22, 2019:
Hi Mahazak, thanks for writing. I always answer questions with questions, so please bear with me! Are you a cat person? Have you just started having the dream of giving birth to kittens since you've been trying to conceive? Is this dream a one off or is it recurrent?
Mahazak on January 22, 2019:
I had a dream that I gave birth to a white, fluffy, very calm and beautiful female kitten . And then gave birth to another white kitten same looking as the first one and I thought and wanted the second to be male but my sister told me it is a female too. I gave birth while standing with no pain and just got the kittens in my hand . In reality I am trying to get pregnant as I don’t have children yet. I don’t have cats at home but used to have in the past.
What would this mean?
Kira Tielking on January 20, 2019:
I had a dream where I was in an older house that was not mine and I had familiar people that I am close with around. Everything in the house was dark, I dont remember any decorations or much light and the walls amd ceilings were all made of very dark wood. The house was filled with snakes and I remember being terrified. I dont often dream of snakes but when I do I always wake up edge. In the dream there were also many cats. These cats were stuck/sitting in this portion of the house (a closed up secret storage space looking thing in the ceiling that had a large glass window so I could see them all inside. I remember multiple cats but two stood out the most. One was a mother cat, I think she was black and the other was a grey kitten. I had a strong feeling that I needed to get these cats out of this area because there was also very loud hissing noises coming from inside the walls. I had someone standing with me trying to help me, but I remember knowing I had to stick my arm through a small space that was not visible through the glass in order to do so. I cant recall if I was bitten by the snakes guarding this area but it was definitely was a fear on repeat in my mind while the length of my arm was in there. I was able to get the small kitten out, but during the effort the kitten wet itself and because of that, the black mother cat followed behind. I didn't feel like the kitten felt threatened by my, I actually spent the rest of the dream holding it to my chest for comfort, but idk why it would have wet itself. After the mother cat came out, all of the others followed her. I cant remember the rest of the dream but I do remember there were also red balloons and that felt significant.
Maddy on January 19, 2019:
I just had a dream last night with different cats. The first part of my dream had my orange tabby and i was sitting on my front porch of my old house petting him. The second part of the dream a black cat came to me and i started to pet him and thinking how familiar he was. The last part of my dream i had a kitten but within a week it grew into a large leapard! I remember hugging and petting him with feelings of nothing but love from him. As i was hugging him he was purring loudly and the vibration was so soothing! I then started to worry that my neighbors will call animal protection because of how large and dangerous he is.
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on January 18, 2019:
My personal belief is that dreams are symbolic, not prophetic. However, this does not mean that dreams cannot alert us to issues going on in our lives that may make the dream appear prophetic. The cat sitting on your chest, to me, might symbolize feelings of grief or sadness, and the dichotomy of seeing half black and half white things in the waking world might indicate feelings that people are "two-faced." You might also want to consider though that we sometimes (and I am the queen of this) tend to see people and situations as black and white, all or nothing, or win or lose when it's more helpful to think of everyone, ourselves included, are composite beings who all have bad sides and good sides. Is this helpful?
Heba on January 17, 2019:
Yes in every way
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on January 17, 2019:
HI Heba, thanks for writing. If I may ask, was the bad time that you had related to your bf in any way?
Heba on January 17, 2019:
I had dream a while back of a cat sitting on my chest. All I remember was that’s it was calm silent dream and the cat was looking one way and then reveals the other side of its face. When the cat looked at me it’s face was half black and half ginger. I had both a full ginger cat and still have a full black cat both of which I love deeply. At the time of the dream I could feel the pressure of the cat on my chest and woke up to my bf at the time who was indeed applying pressure on my chest as he watched me sleep.. Not long after the dream I had a very bad time and kept seeing this dichotomy of halfback black and white. Can you interpret?
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on January 17, 2019:
Hi NINA, thanks for writing. What did the cat have to say?
NINA on January 17, 2019:
Hola! I have a weird dream.. I saw a cat on the street and she was talking to me
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on January 17, 2019:
Hi Cari, thanks for writing. I always answer questions about dream meanings with questions, so please bear with me. One of the most important factors to consider when trying to interpret a dream is how it made you feel. You write that you are a super crazy animal lover but in the dream did all the cats reproducing fill you with excitement or leave you overwhelmed?
Cari on January 16, 2019:
I had a dream last night with numerous cats both young and old. They just kept reproducing. Even new kitty's nursing on baby cats slightly older. Everywhere just cats cats and more cats. I'm a super crazy animal lover and cat's are my favorite, but what this dreams meant eludes me. Please help evaluate this for me?
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on January 16, 2019:
Hi Holly, thanks for writing. I understand that you are no longer actively mourning your cat, but is it possible that you do still wonder what happened to him or wish that you could have definite closure? Dreams are sometimes wish fulfillments that allow us to feel that which we can't in waking life. When my dog died, I did not get to say goodbye to him, but I had dreams wherein he appeared to me, fully restored and I was able to pet him. Those dreams gave me a lot of peace! You mention that there was something weird about your cat's eye? Beyond the color being different (you mention the dream cat's eyes were a different blue than your waking life cat's) was there something else that caught your attention? It seems like the dream cat's eyes really stood out to you.
Holly on January 16, 2019:
I had a dream where I saw my old cat that ran away, (we assume he is dead because we live near some dangerous spots and he was sick at the time he ran away), also my two other cats who are still living and are still home. However, my brother kept talking about the dead cat who was standing on the couch. I was petting him and everything that was originally wrong with him was cured. There was something weird with his eyes and in my dream it kept catching my attention, his eyes were very big and very very blue. his eyes are blue, but not that dark. He ran away a long time ago, so i'm not really mourning him anymore. What could this mean?
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on January 14, 2019:
Sure, Nora, go right ahead!
Karen Tovbin on January 14, 2019:
I recently had a dream that there was a litter of kittens in the back of my car. They were very vocal, but tiny. In the same dream, I saw other types of cats, as well as rabbits all in my car. The other cats seemed calm\quiet or tired. What does all of that mean.
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on January 06, 2019:
Hi Jalesa. Thanks for writing! How did you feel about the dream after you woke? Were you anxious, did you feel better that you'd safely retrieved your kitty, were you annoyed? What was it about the dream that made you seek out a dream guide about cat dreams? In your post you say that the dream seemed rather random, but there was something about it that captured your attention and imagination. What was that thing? I can tell you what stands out to me, but first I'd like to hear about what stands out to you. :-)
Jalesa on January 05, 2019:
I had a dream about my cat I was driving around in a suv with a group of people and my own cat at night, and people kept opening the windows slightly and he kept trying to escape. (As most cats don’t like being in cars anyways) Eventually he did escape, so naturally I got even more worried, so I took over driving, and found him on the side of the road/ near some shrubbery, there were other people out, i swooped him up and got back into the car. I think I woke up after that or started another dream segment.
What do you think? I find this completely random! I’ve never dreamt about my kitty although I do love him dearly.
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on January 04, 2019:
Hi Amy. Thanks for writing! Are you a cat person? Do you have cats? How do you feel about cats in general? In the dream, why were you surprised that the cat stayed with you instead of going elsewhere?
Amy on January 04, 2019:
I dreamt a cat slept with me all night.
By ‘slept with me’, I dreamt in my dream the cat was with me and in my dream I slept. So the cat was not in my ‘physical bed’ at home but the one in my dream. I was surprised and felt at ease when I realized the cat felt comfortable and had stayed with me.
Thoughts? Much appreciated.
Róisín Aisling Ireland (author) from Seattle, WA on December 31, 2018:
Hi NoraNataliMelb. Thank you for writing. I love that you took the information in the article to heart and decided to write down your dream! I'm happy to have a look at what you send me and offer some insights. I look forward to reading what you send!
NoraNataliMelb on December 31, 2018:
Hi! I found your explanation most understandable and also you had description to some things that I couldn`t find elsewhere(but main meanings of that dream on other pages are similar as they should be I guess). But, as I just woke up and my dream was bit bizarre but with pleasant emotions(woke up with good mood) I decided to write my dream down because in my opinion seeing such a vivid dream is something that I believe might tell me something.
I think that it is bit too long and personal to write it down here so if possible I would like to send it privately.
Happy new year!
General Meanings of Dreaming about Cats
In a dream, a cat often feels gentle and a bit cunning. Dreaming of a cat could mean that you will get unexpected responses or find some surprising behaviors in one of your relationships in the next two days. It is best to keep your mind flexible to face them.
Dreaming about large numbers of cats could be a sign that there are lots of things calling for your attention in your waking life. Perhaps you feel distracted, and unable to focus on what's really important. Your dream may be an indication that it's time to step back from the fray.
Cats may also represent intimacy, Loewenberg tells Bustle — so if you're preoccupied with something in your love life, cat dreams may be in your future. Relatedly, if you're a person who menstruates, Loewenberg suggests that your cat dreams may be tied to getting your period and the emotions around that.
As for symbolism, cats are symbolic of rebirth and resurrection, per their nine lives. Because they are nocturnal, they are also associated with darkness. Darkness often goes with fear, the unconscious, and things that are hidden.
The Bible doesn't mention domestic cats. Other Felidae such as wildcats and lions are mentioned in various contexts, but not pet cats.
In the Bible, felines are symbolic of the best and worst traits of humankind. They encompass the full gamut — jealousy, anger, fierceness, power, strength, majesty, and protector, all of which we see in them, and ourselves, today.