Cat Spirit Animal 2017-11-16T08:09:39+00:00

Cat Spirit Animal

Cat Spirit Animal

By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info Editor

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.

Dreaming About Cats

Dreams are our subconscious minds communicating to us using the language of symbols. While some traditions think that a dream of a cat is a bad omen, this meaning is loosing favor in our more modern times. Dreams of cats have more often come to symbolize your feminine essence and sensuality. Dreams about cats may also be a message to tap into your inner mischievous and mysterious nature. A black cat in your dreams may be telling you to pay attention to your intuition. As far back as the ancient Egyptians and possibly farther, cats have been believed to be able to travel between dimensions. Is there a message from another dimension here for you?

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276 Comments

  1. Chimera-Empire December 5, 2017 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Hey guys I’m Salem, and I was wondering if I was a cat or some other animal. First off, I usually feel like a meek creature, shy and silent in nature, but wish to release my power and show that I am strong. I am also a very curious creature, intent of discovering everything I can, which contributes to my adventurous side. I wish to be a nomad, though I am tied to home at the time being. If I could, I would take my bags, and go straight for the mountains, even in the cold weather. When I am home with my friends (which are few, but close) I gain a sense of protectiveness over them, and I care deeply about them. I would say this makes me a guardian of some kind. When I am home alone, I gain a spirit to draw and express creativeness, and once in awhile study something, a topic such as history or astronomy. I am deeply intrigued in the sky and storms, including stars, yet I am also curious with plants and their properties of healing and mental alteration. Would you say I relate to a cat, or some other animal of a kind?

    • Chimera-Empire December 5, 2017 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      Also, I deeply believe in helping others and hold high morals. Though I am greatly pessimistic, constantly fighting to be optimistic. I am stuck in a middle to be honest, pessimistic yet optimistic.

  2. Nidhi December 1, 2017 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Cats have been coming in my way a lot lately. Earlier I used to dislike cats and be scared of them. Now, I no longer dislike them, although I’m a little scared but feel and desire to play with them but still don’t have the guts to do so as I worrt they’ll attack me. I’ve been trying to gain some clarity on the twin flame situation. There is a person in my life person whom I get to see regularly and there might be some potential too but I don’t want him to be my twin flame and the person who I thought was my twin flame of whom I have no clue who he is, where he is, I so desperately want him! I don’t know what to do with this guy (whom I get to see often) as I have some judgements, conditions associated with him which I have tried to release a bit. I don’t know what the cat symbolism is for and what to do?? Help.

  3. Paula Roberts September 29, 2017 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    l can hear a cat purring on my bed each night it scared me ..it sits on the end of my bed I can feel it move around getting comfty on my bed …I have seen it floating in the air next to my bed it stares at me and crys ..I saw it last night I looked at it ..and could see it was the spirit of one of my cats that died a while ago …..

  4. Anonym August 22, 2017 at 10:23 am - Reply

    Hello. I once had a fighting with bad guys with my relative but there was a wild tabby cat who was scratching and biting my fist.
    Of course i used the gun in the dream but what is the role of this cat and by my researchs on this site about the cats is they are independent or love being independent. I mean that is good and so but it is right now not my priority.

    Does anyone have answers?

    • Anonym August 22, 2017 at 10:24 am - Reply

      Sorry I once had a DREAM including bad guys and my relative was my partner

      • Billie Kiser September 12, 2017 at 11:49 pm - Reply

        I feel the cat was stopping you to protect you from possible problems and helping you in its own way.

      • ed. September 15, 2017 at 3:12 pm - Reply

        Sounds almost like you killed the cat. If so the you were symbolicly killing your independence or breaking the chains of a previous notion of independence. As for the relative as a lover that to me says you are being forced to take care of some or you made a great personal sacrifice for a loved one.

  5. nnb June 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    hhhhhhhh

  6. Mmabatho Philadelphia June 19, 2017 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    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.

    • Nickolas Heart August 20, 2017 at 4:02 am - Reply

      By I too reside in Philadelphia decode the dream yourself do you think the cat is a good thing? How does the cat name you feel? What is the cat protecting you from? HiGh Vibes hope you’re doing Great 😁🙏🏼💗🙌🏼☝🏼💯☯️♻️🌈🛡⛓

    • Tabeejet August 20, 2017 at 5:52 pm - Reply

      To dream of a cat init a good omen. Cats in dreams only represent treachery women in particular. A vicious woman that preys on you. This cat pretends it’s protective yet intent is nothing more than deciet. Be mindful of close friends pretending the like you yet seek your ultimate fate. Pray and stay to yourself. Mind your Mind for the Jewels Of your soul your are in danger from A jealous evil woman.

    • Billie Kiser September 12, 2017 at 11:51 pm - Reply

      It’s probably your spirit animal

    • Ann December 2, 2017 at 12:04 pm - Reply

      It could mean that you have a future including a change of feelings toward cats 🐈. Hope you figure it out!

  7. Erin May 26, 2017 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    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 June 2, 2017 at 10:15 pm - Reply

      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 July 10, 2017 at 1:47 am - Reply

        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

        • Mother Cat August 17, 2017 at 1:36 am - Reply

          If there is a cat that acts that way and you begin to view their appearence as a bad luck, its not. If a cat does something again and again, it means you have to act. Its a warning or a reminder for you to act. Cats know more than we know our surroundings, cats are observers and travelers. Cats may seem scary or creepy but that is how it needs to work, if you don’t see it that way, it means you care more than appearence. Both cats and dogs working together is a good thing. It means balance since cats know whats hiding behind the darkness and the dogs watch what’s under the light. If a cat is somewhere and is creating an alarm or something that scares you, its best to find a way to maybe do something that could stop this act. (Just like you said holy water) Think of cats as the weeper for your family and not a bad omen. If you do lose something, remind yourself that this how life works and you have to move on, encourage yourself to live a life filled with adventures so, the moment you do die, say thanks to the kitty cat that they remind you to anticipate death and helped you to live a better life than before.

          But its a thought, please don’t go yelling weird things on me. 🙂

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