Cats dream meanings

Cat on Sony Vaio laptop greyscale


– The aspect of female, smoothness and softness; also independently and autonomously.


– How do I integrate the flexible and independent parts of my personality? What do I feel in relation to the combination of these two features?

General Meanings:

The cat is a very independent and lonely animal. However, cats and human beings can have a great friendship. The cat is a symbol of loneliness and individuality. The most vivid feature of the cat is the sensitivity which shows the sensitive side of the dreamer. Consider, that the cat in the dreams also represents sexual aspects of the dreamer, where hidden desires and wishes are expressed. The dream might have the meaning for the lack of tenderness and that the sexuality of the dreamer is still playful. It is known that the cat signifies the intuition, which might be hidden in your dreams and have a special message to the dreamer.

Psychological Meanings:

Psychoanalysis provides the following indication of the cat: the animal is related to female’s sexual organ or anything that is false and fake. The studies shows that depending on who is the dreamer man or women could have different explanations. Mostly for men the cat, especially the wild one is related to their sexual desires and the need to have sex to someone. However, if the women has dreamt about the cat, then such a dream signifies falseness, which is more common between women, because women intend to fantasize and lie more than men do. The dreams could have completely different meaning for those who are not connected to sexual factors or have nothing to do with falsification.


Spiritual Meanings:

In Egypt culture the cat is related to Bastet – the goddess of cats, which symbolizes happiness and celebration. According to history, those who dreamed of the cats were leading happy and fulfilled life as the cat is a symbol of divinity.

Traditional Meanings:

European (Judeo-Christian)

Generally the cat is not a good sign in dreams, especially for men as it represents disappointments in love and/or friends, also unfaithfulness with those around you.

  • Falsity from friends or failure in love if can not destroy the cat – for a dreamer to struggle fighting the cat and being unable to kill it, shows that the dreamer might fail at love affairs or will see the true faces of his friends;
  • Disputes with neighbors if the cat is wild – such dreams warns about the danger that lives next to you;
  • Will get robbed if fighting with the cat – for a dreamer to see himself fighting with the cat signifies that he will get robbed and/or cheated. However, if the dreamer won the fight, it means that he will avoid the frustration;
  • Will get the damage from those you love if the cat bites or scratches – to dream of the cat that scratched or bitten you, symbolizes the loss of something, which will be done by someone that is very close to you (family, friends);
  • Wealth and prestige if chased the cat away – for a dreamer to see himself chasing the cat away, denotes to wealthy and rich life, as any barriers he will face will be taken away;
  • Bad news if the cat has sneaky face – to dream of the cat, that looks angry, signifies bad news about your friends or family members;
  • Will avoid danger if cuddling the cat – to dream that you were cuddling the cat, shows that you will tame the enemies and will be able to avoid the risks and dangers;
  • Illness of children if see the kittens – to dream of small kittens, symbolizes the sickness of your kids, however, if the kittens seemed nice and cute, any serious harm will be escaped;
  • Tender love if the cat is white – to dream of the cat that is white, is a good sign, that the dreamer will find the love of his life, however the cat as a symbol shows that he should be careful with the one he will fall into;
  • Evil if the cat is black- to dream of the cat that is black, denotes to dangers and/or unlucky love;
  • Confusion if the cat is spotted – the colors of the cat, represents passionate and confused feelings the dreamer has. Consider the shades of the spots as it could give more of the clue about the dream;
  • Ingratitude from relatives if feeding the cat – to dream of seeing yourself feeding the cat, signifies condemnation from people that are close to you;
  • Infidelity if eating the cat – such dream warns you to be aware of unfaithfulness;
  • Will be betrayed by friends if see many cats – to dream of seeing more than one cat, symbolizes perfidy from some of your friends;
  • Someone is talking behind your back if hear the cat meowing – to dream of the cat that is making noises, denotes to unpleasant talks about you;
  • The danger will be rendered harmless if beating the cat – such a dream shows that you will deal with all of the negativity greatfull;
  • The enemies will disappear if killed the cat – to dream of killing the cat, signifies the end of bad days;
  • Lots of work if businessman dream of the cat – for the man, that is working a lot of with business stuff dreaming of the cat shows the effort he will have to put, if he wants to be the leader and/or the best amongst the others;
  • Look after yourself if you are pregnant and dream of cats – such dream symbolizes, that you should give more time for yourself and the baby you are carrying;

Hindu (Hinduism)

  • The cats in the dreams warns the dreamers to be aware of the bad people.
  • Could get robbed if dream of cat that scratched or bitten you – the dream foretells to protect everything that belongs to you and try to avoid the danger.

Arabian (Islamic)

Generally the cat is a thief in most of the dreams.

  • Will avoid thief if fighting or even killed the cat – such a dream shows that when the dreamer sees himself fighting with the cat, then he will be able to escape from someone who is aiming to cheat or even steal something of him, especially if the cat that the dreamer knows of;
  • Will find the stolen goods if dream of the cat meat – to see see a cat meat, which looks terrible and disgusting , shows that the goods will be returned;
  • Will catch the thief if found someone taking the skin of the cat – such dream signifies that the person that’s been stealing will be caught;
  • Illness if dog is fighting the cat – to dream of seeing a dog who is fighting with a cat, symbolizes sickness the dreamer will suffer;
  • Will be sick for a long time if cat bitted you – such dream warns that you should be aware of the diseases, otherwise you will be stuck in bed;
  • Fraud if hear the cat in a dream – if the dreamer thinks that he hears a cat meowing, such a dream warns about the fraud he will suffer;
  • Be aware of intelligent people if the cat is sleeping – to dream of the cat that sleeps, suggests to be careful of people who are smart and quite, as sleeping cat represents danger that is snoozing;
  • Extremely dangerous enemies if the cat is black – such dream shows of huge danger that awaits for you;
  • Will not be seduced by evil if the cat is white – the dreamer is going to be lucky as the color of the cat, which in this case is white, shows calm and ordinary life he is going to have;
  • Stay cautious if been scratched by a cat – to dream that you’ve been scratched by a cat, suggest to be aware of those people you are surrounded by;
  • Will fight hardly if cat attacks you – to dream of being in a fight with the cat or just simply defending yourself from it, signifies of upcoming battles you will have in the future;
  • You will get what you deserve if fed the cat – to dream that you were feeding the cat, shows that what goes around comes around, which means that you will get what you deserved;

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  1. I dreamt of a cat who has passed away a few years ago and not mine but I was fond of it and vice versa. It was a white cat. It was walking around the pink carpet in my bedroom and in the hall. I noticed it bleeding from its privates and red circle of blood on the carpet I guess when it sat down. I heard a chewing motion and then it was choking. I couldn’t get to it.

  2. Mine felt more like a nightmare. My house was filled with family and we were having so much fun. Then for some reason I opened the door and a vicious angry cat, tried to get in, I tried so hard to keep it out. It got in and tried to hide, I alerted my mom, we went searching for it. My little cousin found it, it scratched her, I finally caught it as it was getting ready to attack my little girl, it tried to bite me, Very aggressive cat, ( the cats eyes were so evil looking as it was looking directly in my eyes) it tried to scratch me, bite me, it was so strong, I wrestled with it, hitting its head against the wall, but then I awoke screaming, ” YOU’RE NEVER GOING TO HARM MY FAMILY!” Then I made a struggling growl noise. SMH, WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

  3. My Dream : I was with my relatives in their big house.. In the nearby lane, someone threw a pebble at my cousin*. Then a cloud of ashes covered him and I saw his dead body on the ground. Similarly 2 cousins were murdered and finally my youngest cousin, hit by a pebble. I saw the direction of pebble, there was a boy of 20 hiding behind the pillar of nearby house. I chased him to an unknown place and beat him then he confessed that he was throwing the pebbles at all my cousins. But he didn’t kill anyone. He was saving them and then he was going to tell me the NAME of the murderer and reason of the strange things. Then I realized something was coming. I felt a strange sensation in my body as something bad was going to happen. I saw a group of big sized black cats in that dark place, those were staring at me. I could not count. But there would be16—20 cats. I shivered to see their sizes, color, number and the surrounding place. I suddenly woke up.
    I realized that those strange cats were behind the murders of my cousin and also those were not only big size cat but may belong to the dark world.
    I don’t know the meaning of this dream.
    *identity is not known to me, but somehow he/she was my cousin in the dream.

  4. well in my dream the white can just darts away from me i dont chase it ,it just runs and it happened twice in the dream and then another stripy cat also darted away from me in the other direction when i approach and this dream came a day before the vampire dream

  5. Great information, but to conflate European symbolism with Judeo-Christian symbolism is erroneous. Traditional European symbolism has nothing to do with the latter and the distinction should be made. This is not to criticize the actual interpretation(s) given, but such a misrepresentation may mislead readers.

  6. Very interesting.i saw cats around me and see a white beautiful cat around me that grabs my attention in the living comes to me im like awww nice cat(cats are okay with me sincd they so many in my compound)anyways im like okay come here cutey nothing sexual there.this bitch of a cat starts biting and scratching me on my legs im im like okay screw you beat the hell out of each other my legs are bleeding i mean i didnt go berzerk on it just enough to stop.then i see my brother standing there.
    Here where its interesting.astral projection dark magic the choice between good and evil.beeing slave to demonic realm.this one dream shows me all the shit iv faced because i somehow rejected to embrace the darkside.all their masks have been shatteted.stop playing pretend and see how exactly things the real world start seeing the satanic agents people in your neighbourhood.every single one of even mr pretend holies,thid path of a warrior is lonely.ey play a very well crafted can tell who exactly you talking to tge demons.awww all of these mofos play the script awww look at him he not in the club aww no problem.the animals in real lufe are drawn to certain energy.certain animals do not like frogs hawks and crows.
    Pray hard the veils have broken from each of these demonic agents.same roles good cop bad cop ugly cop.lets send demons to scare him nope not working.aww he doesnt know shit about astral is where it gets good.strange divine punishments come upon them in real life.the hereafter is more lasting this is an illusion.break your mindcontrols!ever seen hive mind in a city.hahahahahahahaha that is supposed to make you go looney its actually entertainment how stupid they look while they think they have an advantage.
    Aidos be good!
    When you can beatem in the astral realm they trick you because you merciful.take mercy on yourselves and hammer them.discern the true info out there and filter the rest.

  7. I had a dream of me fighting a black and grey cat and a puppy appeared as well but it was really sweet! Me nor the cat won I woke up while I was choking the cat in my dream didnt get bit nor scratches! What does this mean? We been also thinking I could be pregnant due to monthly not being normal test keep saying negative but my body says different

  8. So I recently have been having these dreams that are tearing me apart inside. In the dreams I am my ex girlfriend’s cat and I’m able to watch and move around her apartment freely and I’m not really understanding why I’m the cat I mean I was there when she got her cat but me and her been broken up for almost 3 months now, whenever I am her cat I always see her with another man it’s always the same guy and he tries petting me the cat scratches him I don’t know if I’m controlling the cat when the cat scratches him,I’m also able to remember and see everything that happened in it and it’s starting to scare me a little I don’t know what to make of it and I can’t find anything that can help me about dreaming as though I am my ex’s cat. My ex is also told me the her cat doesn’t like anyone besides me and everytime I see someone else not me it tries to hiss and scratch at them is what she says. Is there any way that for some reason I am I don’t know I guess not necessarily controlling her cat but giving him thoughts about hating ever other guy she is with? And looking for help to stop these dreams?

  9. Last night I had an awful dream that I was cutting my cat’s body parts off while he was still alive and for whatever reason I started from the tail and worked my way up to his head instead of killing him first. The whole time I remember making comments as if I was on a cooking show, I commented on how meaty his back legs were as I pulled the meat off and I remember saying a few more things but I forget what. The whole time I was watching him cough up blood and organs but I didn’t do anything about it. he never fought me, it was like he was asleep. All he did was move his head around a bit. There was so much blood everywhere, I don’t know what I was doing and why I was doing it. I had already cut off everything up to his ribcage before he stopped moving, but he was still coughing up blood. I didn’t want to see his face in so much agony so I covered it with a bunch of tissues before I just went for it and cut his head off with kitchen scissors. At that point I woke up in shock and I couldn’t stop shaking and I felt sick to my stomach. I love this cat like my own son, what could this possibly mean??

    • I had a similar dream last night. Also I love cats, for some reason I dreamt I tried to eat my cat, which is something I would never do. Some how I got a hold of myself and stopped, it was then that I realized I ate half of my cat, but this cat was made of two cats. One survived, I didn’t realize cats weren’t supposed to have 6 legs like him at that point. Though I think this referenced to my black cat who disappeared two months ago, who I loved like a son aswell. Also the cat that survived was my new cat who is also a black cat (Cosmo)

      • I dreamed I ate part of a black cat while it was still living. I stopped myself part way through and it continued to walk around as if I hadn’t harmed it but I felt terrible about it.
        The first time I dreamed something like this was once before, when I dreamed someone else was eating a live black cat infront of me, which I tried to stop. And again the cat was walking around afterwards, missing parts, like it hadn’t been harmed

  10. What does it mean …
    I once dreamt a family of cats at my house.
    I mimicked voice of a dog to scare them away.
    In reply, Father of cats was barking like a dog.

    Few weeks back I dreamt mice were barking like dogs.

  11. I dreamt of myself holding a black kitten and beside me is our dog playing with our other cats. then my aunt(who is already dead) approached me and gave me 2 black cats. What could this possibly mean?

  12. I dreamed of three small cats. Two cats are both sleeping on my left & right foot, while the other one is walking towards my head, then I happen to wake up that time. What this dream means?

  13. Iv had a few dreams of protecting my cats during something dangerous.. 2 dreams Iv had with both of my cats.. (One is now passed) it’s like certain normal day to day life things are not working right 911 isn’t working and other things..
    I just had a dream that was stress ful because I sensed things were going wrong and it was unsettling when I woke up. Something was after me or something.. Saw my cat shanook at one point sitting with another one when I knew there was danger.. At the end I was in a house being all frantic because I was told my cat was safe and in the house some where looking and searching for him..finally found him . Then I tried to get on the phone and call for help but the phone lines were NOT working at all I could Not dial 911 what so ever.. As this happen in past dreams.. Then this woman (possibly my mother) screamed and said go she ran passed me and I grabbed my cat in my arms and realized what ever wouldn’t leave me alone.. Found me I ran to find a safe spot in the house.. But it saw me with holding on to my cat to make sure he was with me. It was some sort of monster/ slightly demonic thing standing like a human makeing noises.. I knew I had to do something so with question I let my cat go in hopes he finds a safe spot and runs… Then I end up looking at this thing knowing I have to kill it hurt it or something… Then I wake up

    Idk why I’m having dreams like this..
    Any input???

  14. I dreamed that I was living back in Brooklyn in my old apartment building with my husband. I was in bed and the phone rang while I was talking to a man that I have never before seen in waking life a black kitten crawled from underneath the sheets. I got up and went out to meet this man who was very handsome and built. I rode up the block in his car and as we were riding back I noticed my husband standing outside looking around. He noticed me. He was upset, so he walked in the building. I said goodbye to the man and followed. Once in the hallway the kitten appeared and ran into my apt Now I see the cat his fur was black with white roots. He was healthy. I grabbed him and began to fight with him as I was choking the cat he screamed I will not leave you. I am here to protect you. I asked from what and he said your sissy. I pulled him back from over the staircase where I was about to drop him and held him then I woke up

  15. I love cats and as such I love having cats around me all de time. I dreamt that I had an agreement with an elderly person to give me a cat. When I requested for the cat the elderly person said I’m a little late so she gave me an old dog with brown colour. I had this dream around the
    same time I was changing jobs. Can
    anyone help with an interpretation. Thanks

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    • I’m not sure what your dream means , but it made me giggle ( quite a few times )
      I love how randome dreams are . They keep us young and child like in our hearts ( because of their total randomeness !)

    • Your dream made me giggle, specially the part about being given an old dog. That’s as funny as f**k as we say in the UK. I too would’ve been p’d off to be given a dog when I was expecting a cat. I’m also very fond of cats. I like dogs to though. The dog thing appreciation is a new thing with me though. I used to be terrified of most dogs, unless I knew them and their owner personally. I was bitten by a large dog when I was a child so I grew to fear them.

  16. I dreamt of my dead dog and kitten with snake bodies. who wouldn’t hurt me.what does this mean?
    their were two kittens , one with snake body, slithering here and there, wouldn’t hurt me. I was not scared. In my dream my mom wanted to get them out of the house. I couldn’t finish the dream. My mom also dreamt of a snake which had entered the house, she dreamt of my dead dog too and my dead ancestors. this is weird but in her dream too. the snake wouldn’t hurt anyone and atlast she left the snake in the forest.

  17. i had a dream ,
    it was a white n beautiful kitten
    one eye was blue an other is golden
    ive never seen a sweet kitten like that
    BUT STILL………………………………………………………………………………..!

  18. I agree with the other poster. Of course some insecure little man-syndrome male would post something this pathetic and screaming for attention:

    “Oh, Ive never had anyone love me or have sex with me that I didnt think was using me”

    Talk about posting youre a virgin and making it explicitly obvious to everyone else.

  19. Regarding your paragraph pasted below regarding women: Women DONOT FANTASIZE OR LIE MORE THA MEN!!!!! What a bigoted shovanistic load of shit! Surely a man wrote this trash!!!

    Mostly for men the cat, especially the wild one is related to their sexual desires and the need to have sex to someone. However, if the women has dreamt about the cat, then such a dream signifies falseness, which is more common between women, because women intend to fantasize and lie more than men do.

    • Hmmm. I’d say the paragraph is rather accurate, in its description of men and women difference . Note the irrational rage and over-emotional tone of the first critical post.

      • It’s been proven that men think more irrationally in fits of anger and violence (in a study of the brain) while women tend to think rationally about the situation more. Sure, women can be angry and violent too sometimes, but it’s much more common among men (everyone knows that). The MAJORITY of crimes involving violence, rape, murder, etc. of sorts have all been committed by MEN. That just speaks for itself.

    • totally agree when i read that i was like… wait, what did that paragraph just say? lol i had to backtrack. yup, sure enough it said women lie more than men lol. i just thought it was kind of a weird and childlike remark and most definitely came from a dude. I thought someone sharing this insight would be insightful enough to know every individual is different no matter the gender.

      • It means women are more likely to create sexual fantasies about things they have no intention of doing in real life, whereas men fantasize about things they would do.

    • That was the first thing I thought…”must have been written by a man”…an ANGRY man who has been lied to by a woman he was close to and hates women forever…very sad for him that he doesn’t know that men lie just as much as women and it is the individual, not the gender that lies. Men and women alike all “fantasize” from time to time. The person who wrote this may be delusional and is in serious need of some therapy. Sounds like he has “Mommy Issues”.

    • Wow, the whole damn passage about cats and you pick out the part women lie more than men, she probably got cheated on and is still pissed about it…and I’m a girl. People are so sensitive.

      • I compleatly agree with you! Im also female. I dont understand why people get all bent out of shape over comments like that. Everyone does not have to agree with you or see rhe world your way. Who cares what people say. Just surround yourself with people that are in line with youre thinking and leave everyone else alone.
        The passage says women lie more. Which was a very common belief when it was written im sure. Why someone writing that probably over a decade ago, at least, would anger you is beyond me. Everyone getting mad when someone does not see the world the way they do now’a’days is oppressive to the people who dont agree with them. But, as always its the loud people who are heard.

    • Men lie more as in the statement only the man had lied that “women lie more ”

      I think men even fantasies more that women lies more ….come out of your fantasies men

    • Hi Indigo, you’re right it’s pure folly. Funnily enough I was gonna just let it go., even though the words hurt like hell, and deep down i knew it wasnt any truer to say that one gender lies more than the other. and also because I tend to be rather timid. But after reading some of the comments, I came to the conclusion that whomever wrote that dream meaning is confused and maybe, frustrated in some area/s of their life.

      Thank you for not bowing to peer pressure, and just going along with the crowd.

      I never in a million years would have written this without your intervention.