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Cat Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info Editor

Cat Spirit Animal

The cat totem wisdom tells us about timing in action and courage to explore the unknown. Those who have the cat as spirit animal may be encouraged to develop balance between independence and time of togetherness. Harmonious relationships between light and dark, action and observation are also attributes of cat spirit. Let’s follow this spirit animal and embark on a profound journey of self discovery.


Cat Symbolism

The cat carries many meanings revolving around the balance between seemingly opposites, such as inner and outer, action and rest, light and dark. It’s strongly symbolic of the connection with what usually hides in darkness or the unknown. The cat generally represents:

  • Patience, waiting for the right moment to act
  • Independence, yet enjoying social connections
  • Spirit of adventure, courage
  • Deep, relaxed connection with self
  • Healing from the inside out
  • Curiosity, exploration of the unknown or the unconscious

Let’s remember that the cat as we know it today mostly as a domestic animal was not a common animal for the American Indians. It was introduced by the European settlers and therefore is not part of the original totemic traditions. Nevertheless, cat symbolism has pervaded many ancient and modern cultures around the world. One of the most well-known is the worship of the cat in ancient Egypt. Nowadays, the cat is often part of our ordinary life and an inspiring animal totem for many of us.

“Cats, as you know, are quite impervious to threats.”

~ Connie Willis

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Cats and exploration of the unknown

Cats tend to be active at night and are able to see in the dark thanks to their highly adaptable eyes. Because they can be seen roaming around at night, they are associated in several cultures with the realm of the darkness. By extension, the cat has been considered as a symbol or representative of witchcraft and dark magic arts, especially if its color is black!

Another way to see the meaning of the cat as a spirit animal or totem is to pay attention to its ability to see in the dark and be at ease when most other animals and humans are not. If the cat shows up in your life as a spirit guide or you have this animal as totem, you may be inclined to start exploring areas in your life or aspects or yourself that you do not know well yet.


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Cat totem wisdom: Acting when the time is right

The cat spirit animal is a good helper for those who need to find the courage to tackle lingering problems or concerns. The cat is known for being a great hunter using not just force, but a refined sense of timing in the moment of the attack. It seems to follow its prey and be able to patiently wait and position itself until it catches it.

By affinity with this feline, those who have the cat as a spirit animal may be able to tackle issues with patience, confidence, and a good sense of timing in their actions. The wisdom of the cat totem lies in the ability to remain quiet, observe, and then act when the time is right, so you’re better positioned to reach your goal and preserve your energy even in moments of tension and action.


Cat Spirit Animal

Attributes of the cat spirit animal: Agility and flexibility

When we observe cats, we see that they are characterized by the flexibility and agility. No matter the circumstances, it will always manage to fall back on its feet. By affinity with the cat totem, you may be encouraged to develop your flexibility at many different levels, whether it is in your physical body, mind, emotions, or spirit.

The cat totem is a source of inspiration to renew your perspective and have the courage to act or integrate it into your life. If the cat spirit animal shows up in your life, it may be time to explore new ways to look at things.

The cat totem: A call for independence

The cat is emblematic of a lifestyle that combines times of fierce independence and moments that are more social and cuddly. Being inspired by the cat’s spirit, you may foster the balance between your personal need for freedom and time alone with the company of others and social activities.

You may be called to bring more balance between your social life, whether it’s in your family, work or school, and time alone. The cat spirit animal could also encourage you to find a way of exploring your inner truths, as well as mystical truths, without sacrificing the connections you have with the rest of your environment.

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263 Responses to Cat Spirit Animal

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  • Mmabatho Philadelphia
    Hi my name is mmabatho Philadelphia I have being having a dream about a black cat protecting me all the time and this black cat is very friendly and show me thing i did not see but i only see it in my dreams, I don't know why it helps me because I am not a fan of cat, but still it does help me, I hope it is not a trap of anything.I don't know if it is bad or good for me to see it in my dreams.
  • Erin
    One day I was dancing in the backyard because there were grey clouds hanging in the air, and I thought it would be fun to dance in the rain since I love both dancing and rain. Then I found a black cat was watching me, which startled me and was kinda creepy lol. I asked it what it was doing there and it answered me, then I told it to go home and it left. Also, weeks before my grandpa died there was a cat howling in our yard. The very night before he died, that same cat came scratching on the door. I grew up with dogs, so I prefer them over cats but I don'tind cats nonetheless. Could someone enlighten me on the run in with cats I've had please ?
    • Joel
      Cats are the watchers between realms. If a cat is trying to get your attention, there is always more happening than meets the eye. <3
      • bahati Mandago
        Hi Joe could you please teach me more about the cat, my brother passed on recently, few days or week before, from no where, the cat was crying like a baby, under my bedroom window, I related with bad spirit, I made some attempt to make sure it does not come again, but i think it came back three consecutive days, my sister advised me to pour holy water on the very same spot the cat was crying from, I did that , then I did not hear that cat, few days after my brother passed on. A week or two week after , I heard the same noise form the same spot, I was very much disturbed, this time it was only once , but when I met my sister, she said she almost died too, few week after my brother passed on. so we both concluded , the cat signifies death was looming in my family, came to bring the news, but my sister said something which made me feel sad, she called it bad lucky, I felt sad, because I always look at death as life circle , accomplishment. most of all , I know my brother died peacefully, i know he was sanctified , he was freed from ego and its torment long ago, how can it be bad lucky, please help me, and i think i got more concern because i grew up knowing cat is linked to bad spirit. also i need to learn more about cats, as I was reading different articles, i came across the followings,which made me more curious to learn, but i guess i could with your help. ''The cat totem is a source of inspiration to renew your perspective and have the courage to act or integrate it into your life. If the cat spirit animal shows up in your life, it may be time to explore new ways to look at things" The cat totem: A call for independence The cat is emblematic of a lifestyle that combines times of fierce independence and moments that are more social and cuddly. Being inspired by the cat’s spirit, you may foster the balance between your personal need for freedom and time alone with the company of others and social activities. You may be called to bring more balance between your social life, whether it’s in your family, work or school, and time alone. The cat spirit animal could also encourage you to find a way of exploring your inner truths, as well as mystical truths, without sacrificing the connections you have with the rest of your environment. what does this mean, what should i do? now reading abou cats i learned more, what also made more concern is

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