What Cats Mean In Our Dreams

Cats are one of the most iconic dream symbols that connect the dreamer towards their creativity, feminine, unconscious emotions, sexuality and independence.

Depending on your own understanding of these hidden traits the cat is known to attack the dreamer until they become aware of them. Cats are enigmatic symbols that contain both good and bad characteristics that often remains unconscious to the dreamer.

They have the ability to bring us towards spiritual enlightenment, creativity, balance, independence and intuition; as well as shadow side, neurotic behaviors, or a feminine threat. Cats are commonly known to appear in our dreams when you are being provoked by a catty individual.

Furthermore the meaning may alter depending if you are a male or female, or cat or dog lover. According to Carl Jung cats represent the Anima or his inner feminine, symbolizing how well a man relates to women in his life, as well as his intuition. A women however might dream of a cat as a reflection of her unconscious behaviors.

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Cats are known to bring wisdom to the dreamer encouraging them to explore the unknown side to their mysterious personality. Whether if it a symbol that represents your spirit or to become less timid this powerful omen contains a lot of value.

Why Cats Attack In Our Dreams

Dreaming of a cat attack is a warning of either self sabotaging behaviors, ignoring instincts, or relates to an unprovoked feminine altercation. These so called attacks are often verbal, passive aggressive or emotionally directed attacks. Usually in your dream you will be provided with enough clues to help guide you to the threat.

A man who dreams of a cat attacking connects to a distortion belonging to his unconscious feminine side or anima. Within his own psyche, the anima functions as his soul, influencing his ideas, attitudes and emotions. A poor relationship with his inner feminine will result in the cat attacking.

  • unconscious neurotic behaviors
  • Dominance
  • Impulsiveness
  • Agreeableness
  • Timid Behaviors

Dreaming Of Injured Cat

Sick or injured cats implies that their might be an imbalance between the intellect, the feminine and the intuition. This might suggest that the dreamer may is experiencing difficulty remaining grounded in their authentic self, or perhaps an imbalance between the masculine and feminine energy – yin and yang. A symbol that might want you to examine your relationship with the mother.

Because cats are known to be extremely intuitive a sick cat might suggest you are neglecting or rejecting these innate qualities. This is a symbol that may require the dreamer to tap into this energy field to become more aware of their surroundings.

Black Cat Dream Meaning

A black cat represents fears in using in your intuition and trusting your senses. Sometimes people associate black cats with evil, destruction, and bad luck (see shadow)  Alternatively, they appear to be symbols of ignoring your feminine power within.

Kitten Dreams

Kittens are positive dreams hinting at new life and innocence – reflects love, joy and happiness these are great omens for positive things to come. On the flip side their constant need for nurturing brings your attention to immaturity or underdevelopment. Alternatively, noticing a litter of kittens might suggest a new stage in your life for future growth.

Killing A Cat Dream

As disturbing as these dreams might come across it brings your attention to overcoming weakness and killing off negative traits in your life. How did you kill it and why? What was your location? How did you feel when you did it? Sometimes killing is a sign of removing negative aspects that have know become conscious to the dreamer.

A dying cat brings your attention to parts of yourself that might be neglected, or have died off. Possibly linking to the divine feminine, creativity and intuition that might be disconnected. A symbol to bring investigate these areas and bring back life to the cat.

Common Cat Dreams

An angry cat in our dream represents fears or ignoring the feminine attributes. Possibly neglected or unconscious parts of the dreamer that needs attention. Noticing a cat in danger or distress in your dreams it will be hinting at the neglected side of the feminine. Rescuing the cat would be considered a good symbol.

If the cat enters your HOUSE in your dream it connects the dreamer to the mind and the unconscious feminine. Depending on the floor and how it approached you it can have a both negative or positive meaning. The cat has emerged for a specific reason that wants the dreamer to explore intuition, feminine conflict or sexuality.

To dream of both cats and dogs represents the YIN & YANG or feminine and masculine traits. This is the yin and yang, masculine and feminine energy; opposites that have come together. How was the relationship between the cats and dogs? The behaviour will determine if there is underlying conflict. The term ‘raining cats and dogs’ is said to describe particularly heavy rain, that might be connected to your emotional state of mind.

Cat Colors & Meaning:

  • White & Black – The opposites; Yin and Yang
  • Black –  Bad luck, negative feminine or shadow
  • White: Pure, spirit and higher consciousness
  • Ginger – Anger or passion
  • Blue / Grey – Intelligence, stability, unity, and conservatism
  • Brown – Mother earth, grounding
  • Cinnamon – Wealth
  • Orange – Ambition, vitality, getting rid of bad habits
  • Yellow – Stability, practicality, repression, frustration

Spiritual Meaning Of Cats

Ancient Egypt

Bastet is the Egyptian goddess worshiped as early as the Second Dynasty (2890 BCE).  She played a very significant role from protecting the home from bad eye, evil spirits and sickness, especially diseases connected with women and children. Bastet was the daughter of the sun god Ra and is affiliated with the concept of the Eye of Ra (the all-seeing eye) and the Distant Goddess linking to transformation.


The ancient Persian religion that may have originated as early as 4,000 years ago had their own theory on cats.  The cat Gurbag claims to have been created by the Evil Spirit, and in the Pahlavi texts it is classed in the much despised “wolf species”.


The Cat Sìth is a fairy creature from Celtic mythology, said to resemble a large black cat with a white spot on its chest. Legend has it that the spectral cat haunts the Scottish Highlands was not a fairy, but a witch that could transform into a cat nine times.

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13 days ago

In my dream i was in my dads front yard when i saw my Labrador dog from my waking life sitting in the bushes i told him to get up and go inside because it was cold and he did when i got closer to the bushes i saw two black puppies probably 2 months old with a little brown on their forehead and an old cat, the cat was white with white and brown patches, both the dogs and cat were curled up on the ground shivering and both had collars with addresses, so i picked up a puppy… Read more »

5 months ago


5 months ago

I had a dream that a black cat wanted to feed me, so it caught two mice, one for me and once for itself, and forced the dead mouse into my left hand, which was covered in tattoos that I don’t have in real life. I felt disgusted about the mouse. The black cat MAY have had some white markings but it is hard for me to remember now. I have never had a cat or felt any connection to them. The tattoos were not anything I recognized, a geometric pattern and maybe some flowers. Any insight?

5 months ago

I had a dream of a cat hissing at me because it had a litter of kittens , when I looked their was two small puppies among the litter , they where slightly bigger than the kittens .
What does this mean?

6 months ago

I had a dream that my pet cat darted outside and began rolling in the grass. I moved closer because I thought it was odd behavior. She was rolling on a dead squirrel. I told her to stop and picked her up and felt the wet decomposing flesh on her fur. I then noticed more dead squirrels, seven exactly. I told my wife and she thought nothing of it or didn’t seem surprised. I let go of my cat and and she ran back and rolled on the dead squirrel again. What in the world does this mean?!?

6 months ago

What does it mean when I dreamt of my cat eating a whole snake?

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6 months ago

I’m not sure what kind of snake it was but my Siamese cat was eating it and I was afraid for my cat cuz I wasn’t sure if my cat was poisoned or not, and it was at my home inside my home.

6 months ago

Hello, my dream mostly consisted of me back in a classroom setting, one of my closest friends since we were 12 was there, but the end of the dream before I woke, I pulled into my parking space at my current apartments, but when when I got out of the car I was at the apartments I moved from and a cat that I use to feed ran up the sidewalk to greet me like it always did when I came home…I was actually happy to see the cat and he had a piece of food in it’s mouth from… Read more »

8 months ago

The last part of a long dream was an image of my cat eating the tongue of a very large rat. It was intense, graphic and I awoke not knowing what to do with it. It was disturbing. Dream images before this included my being in line to receive some award, and I was following people. Realized I wasn’t wearing earrings and wanted to look ok, so went back and god my Buddha earrings. Back in line, and then couldn’t find my way to podium. Was at some door which was closed, and so was trying to get back. Then… Read more »

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9 months ago

I dreamt I was at my moms and she had all these pets and I noticed outside in the woods there were 5 grey wolves and I was scared bc I didn’t want them to attack and o had to try to get the animals inside safely, but 2 cats started running towards the chicken coop across from the woods but they made it safely because I noticed in the tree of the woods was a cougar the wolves were stalking and they cornered and attached it. I didn’t watch but went Inside to tell my mom.

Amanda Smith
Amanda Smith
2 years ago

I had a dream where I was in my room in my childhood house and the mood was feeling ‘haunted’ so to speak. I noticed that there where 2 cats in my closet and there was someone there or a voice telling me something. The two white cats jumped out of the closet, one was big and one was small. The man told me me to get an image photocopied and crumple it. Then put it down in the hole where they where hiding out. They left the house scampered away. The other dream I had was the other night.… Read more »