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Dream Symbol: Cat/Kitten

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Dream meaning: Cat/Kitten

Kitten cat Instinctual energy that is been tamed and is relatively close to consciousness; feminine power or energy; the feminine archetype; the immature or coy feminine (kitten); female genitals. Other characteristics or aspects of yourself or another that cats may symbolize include: devouring or playful:snugly or independent; graceful; lazy or pouncing; stalking; patient; snide. Traditionally cats are the familiars of witches (the shadow), but in ancient times they were often associated with goddesses or divine powers.


In Egypt the feline-headed goddesses Bastet, goddess of pleasure, and Sekhmen, a terrible-mother goddess represented various feminine attributes. A cat elevated to its most powerful expression of energy is, of course, a lion or tiger.


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40 Personal Dreams and Interpretations so far ↓

  • pashale // Feb 24, 2016 at 11:21 am

    In my dream, my 10 year old daughter and I are outside having a picnic . Very happy and beautiful day. Then I look around and notice holes in the ground around us and calmly tell my daughter that holes like these usually house snakes and we should move our picnic blanket. As we gather up our staff a huge yellow snake with it’s mouth wide open jumps out of one of the holes and bites me in the face! I wake up terrified and sure this dream is a warning but not sure of what?

  • tipper // Feb 9, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Have had a few dreams as of late about cats without tails. Last night two kittens but one was cut in half at the waist although did not seem to affect it. Still had kitten-tude and both ends were jumping and playing.

  • Alan // Aug 27, 2013 at 2:55 am

    This is a two part dream. It’s weird but a little frightening. I had a dream of a family a grey striped kittens(about the same color of one I have owned before). There was the mother cat who was larger and about 5 kittens. All of the kittens were seemed nice except one. The second part of the dream actually started with my brother who fell from the faith whom I believe is trying to come back to Christ. We were at the apartment from my high school days. It was night time when I left from my brother in the room to a dark living room where I then felt little animals jumping upon me. I didnt turn on a light but I thought about wanting to see what was jumping on me and then light appearred but not so that it lit up the whole room but wherever I walked. Then it was revealed the family of kittens with the mother who was simply hungry. They were upon a table top. One of them was really mean and seemed evil as though it had a vendetta against me. It jumped to attack me and I shoved it away. I started to pull out a big bag of dry food where that same kitten attacked my hand and was latching it claws in my right hand. I yanked my hand a few times and it was latched. I had to pry the kitten off with my other hand where then it tried to bite me. I threw the kitten down off my hands down to the carpeted floor. I rushed to feed the other kittens and cat and went to my brother who was in the bedroom occupied with something(maybe reading a magazine but I dont remember) I told him have to get rid of one off your kittens. My thoughts prior were to kill it beacuse of how viscous the attacks were. I explained to my brother that it was attacking me and that I have to let this cat free outside. He then said okay and I left him. After this point Im a little unclear of what happened first or last. So I went back out into the living room which had even more light and this kitten which seemed a little bigger has tipped the evil kitten radar scale because now it was a greyish white and had pale red eyes and it was standing in the way looking to attack me. I was ready to kill this evil thing without hesistation but it never happened. I dont remember if it disappeared or I have awakened from the dream. I do remember at some point of the dream either after the cat vanished or when I was talking to my brother, I gained my brothers attention when I spoke about a cat, I thought I used to own in my dream which I told him it grown to be big but slender with a beautiful black and white coat. When I woke up I was, before I started a frantic search for the meaning of this dream, the cat I mentioned to my brother was partly a cat that I have owned and the name of the cat I told him was the name of an ex-girlfriend’s cat. Weird but a little frightening.

  • shasha // May 17, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    i was dreaming of this very big snake crawing towards me then majically turned into a cat

  • Rebeca // Apr 26, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I dreamt i was holding a kitten in my cupped hands. The kitten was very helpless and very calm and very sleepy and i felt protective and maternal towards it. At some point, the kitten and I are in a house belonging to someone i know somehow (i’m not ever fully aware of who the house belongs to) and this person has a litter of kittens. the kittens are doing all that they can to attack my kitten (who is still sleepy looking and helpless or is not trying to defend itself, but rather just remains in my cupped hands NOT fighting the attacking kittens-at this point it reminds me of a newborn). I feel a sense of desperation as i cannot keep the kittens from jumping up and clawing at my kitten (tearing at its ear at one point). I woke feeling the need to figure this dream out. Thanks for any thoughts on it. 🙂

  • Aif T // Nov 1, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I was lucid dreaming, and near the end of my dream (which felt like a nightmare) I was lying on the couch in my family room and looking down. Two kittens, both orange and white, were near the steps. I think one was a girl while the other was a boy. The male kitten started to walk toward me, but I decided to shoo/block it away with my hand. It meowed. But then the male kitten immediately began to walk forward again (like when you can’t stop something from bleeding) and I blocked the kitten again. He meowed a second time. The meowing sounded like a pre-recorded sound sample which was scary to me. The male kitten wasn’t angry or hostile sounding, but it sounded whiny and in agony, like it were saying “NO!”

  • Sandra // Dec 18, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I have dreamed twice now that I was on the second floor of my mother’s house (she is no longer alive) in the unfinished room where I used to sleep. In the eaves of the house there are thousands of cats and kittens. In my first dream there were many cats and kittens. One of the kittens was yellow and had deformed legs and one pink leg. In the second dream the cats and kittens could only be seen at night because they were nocturnal.

  • Bree // Oct 8, 2011 at 7:43 am

    I had a dream my cat was taken up by someone, I go to where they live and it was all black, no walls or floors and the only thing you can see are aisles of green and purple cages filled with cats. They weren’t moving. Then I got to choose how my cat looked in its cage. I never saw the person and it was a black cat that was mine in the dream (but I also have a black cat irl.)

  • Terrence // Sep 2, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I had a very strange dream about cats. In the dream there were many, very small, cats running about and hiding. For some reason, I was supposed to step on every cat. When I did manage to step on one, the cat wasn’t hurt but somehow disappeared.

    It sounds almost like a stress dream, but in the dream the activity of stepping on all these cats was not stressful in any way.

    I have nothing against cats, by the way 😉

  • Alexander // Aug 13, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I was walking on my way home minding my own business when I saw two kittens on the street in front of a bar. I didn’t know their breed and when I woke up I looked for it on the internet, they were egyptian mau kittens, dark grey with black spots and white bellies. I walked towards them and they started meowing and purring, helplessly. I then noticed their beautiful blue eyes, and another one of them came up, he had deep green eyes, so I took them all in my arms and headed straight home…

  • Cara // Jul 3, 2011 at 10:00 am

    There were two rooms. One had my kids and the other was me and my husband. We heard noises in the closet and we opened the door and there was a milk crate with 12 kittens in them. In the other room were 12 also. We tried to move them all to one room so we are scrambling to catch them all and put them in one room. But they keep climbing under doors and and the mom cat shows up and gets out through a tiny hole and we have to put dirty towels under the door to keep them in. We catch all but one that climbed in the door frame and we could not reach it.

  • Kate // Jun 28, 2011 at 12:10 am

    My partner dreamt we were cuddled up on the sofa when a beautiful cat came and sat with us we both stroked it then I started pulling it’s limbs off and he kept asking what I was doing. Would love to know what this means.

  • Leann // May 6, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    The past couple of weeks I’ve been having similar dreams: All dealing with a litter of kittens. I’m not sure how the dream started, or what I was doing at the moment, but at some point a litter of kittens appeared. Most of them are indistinguishable (simply browns and blacks) but there is always one lone orange kitten. In all my dreams I lose the kittens and I am trying to find them. Something always seems to distract me, but the image of the orange kitten keeps pulling me back to the search. I own two cats ( one orange and one black and white) but the kittens bare no resemblance to them.

  • Barbara // Apr 20, 2011 at 7:39 am

    I dreamed that I saw my cat Pedro only he was smaller and a baby kitten. I immediately thought “oh man I thought Pedro was a male cat” but then I saw Pedro next to the Kitty and it was so impressive to see the smaller version of Pedro. Pedro is only abut 14 weeks old himself but he is growing up so fast. The other aspect of the dream is that I then saw a third bigger robust female cat, darker coat of hair. My main concern during the dream was that I knew I couldn’t handle three cats, I felt anguish and I started crying, I was fearful of what would happen next and I kept repeating but how how did Pedro birth this kitten…. Any thoughts on this would be greatly appreciated

  • Laura // Apr 7, 2011 at 2:41 am

    When ever I dream about me holding a baby they always turn into kittens but I still look after it like it was a human baby. This happens every dream I have about babies.

  • LOR // Feb 13, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    My dream has happened twice, 2 nights in a row. The setting was in the country, along a quiet road. Down the road a tractor was coming, and was getting closer to me. I had to stop the tractor, because he was going to hit a mama cat and her 5 kittens. When the tractor stopped, the momma cat was underneath it but still alive. I picked one kitten (black & brown) and took it home.

    The next night, it was the same scene and My boyfriend was in it with me. I was freaking out saying “This is the exact place I dreamed!”, and told him, “I bet there’s a tractor coming our way.” And sure enough there was. Again, the tractor stopped near us with the momma cat underneath. A dog came and attacked me, but got scared away. Then a small white Persian kitten jumped into my arms, and I was now in the back seat of a truck with this kitten. The kitten was wearing a pink collar.

  • Sarah // Feb 3, 2011 at 12:52 am

    I had just escaped from a factory from this other dream. I regularly have an orange cat in my dreams that stalks me and is cartoony and scares me to no end for some reason. So it’s stalking me and when I turn to confront it it looks over at a red carpet that goes down a hill to a bed. The cat has been in 4 or 5 of my dreams. Every time a dream starts to turn for the worse, I almost pray that the cat won’t be in that dream.

  • manas // Dec 26, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    i had dream of a white coloured cat attacking me. I had just about managed to save myself, before i woke up. Personally I don’t like cats.

  • Mon // Dec 22, 2010 at 4:19 am

    I forgot about my dream, but i know it is about kittens! Little kittens of various types. I remember my mood in the dream toward the kittens is pretty okay.

  • Colleen J // Oct 18, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I had this dream with a kitten sliding under the closed door. He finally came thru, went out the door and knocked on the door. I got up and opened the door. He came in by side while three kittens were sitting there for a minute talking like kittens do and I had to move and they went in. The weirdest thing was they were cleaning the place of all negative things. The man that was in the house hurriedly got dressed and vanished into thin air.

  • jen // Sep 12, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    I dreamt of two kittens. Kind of feeling they were my two kids. They rushed outside to play in a strange garden and two large cats (with heads like Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland) devoured them ,horribly graphic (head ripped off etc). Then I meet my mother on the street who I haven’t been talking to for two weeks, she looks terrible and I tell her that I’m really sorry about her loss… I am definitely not a cat lover.

  • babi // Aug 25, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I have often dreamt about cats sinking their teeth into my forearm. I havent attacked them or agitated them but i just can’t get them off.I’m shaking my arm around but they hang on for grim death!!I’m not a cat lover but I wouldt do anything to hurt them.They are all colours but especially ginger.

  • Cait // Jul 2, 2010 at 6:54 am

    I had a dream there was a litter of three kittens, and the mother of the kittens dragged one away and crushed its head in her mouth. It was very graphic. I’ve been having recurring dreams about kittens, but they were usually me trying to help kittens.

  • SS // Jun 3, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I was in my house then I went to the back yard and down from the deck i saw about 200 gray kittens. It creeped me out and I ran back inside the house. But still saw them from the window. I am allergic to cats and I hate them. I have no idea what it means.

  • laura // May 13, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    I hit the floor and a bunch of cats come all over me and start licking me, to wake me up. So when I wake up I’m in this big white fancy house where there where a lot of trees and flowers. It had a big yard and I was inside alone no one else was there. I was in the kitchen looking out the window and see this black cat having trouble climbing up the stairs. I help it up saying, “aw you’re getting old you can’t climb up anymore.” Then it meowed at me and just looked at me. Then I fed it with a lot of other cats. They were black, red sapphire, orange, yellow, and a gray one. (It’s strange because I never had dreamed of cats and I don’t really like them much.)

  • Stephanie // Feb 3, 2010 at 5:17 am

    I’m laying on my bed, awake in the dark and what I believe to be my cat who passed way was young again. I had my hand (palm up_ raised and she stood on them. I was playing with her hand as she was playing with mine and happy as I was. I was singing to her and she was happy like a child. I woke-up crying ( realizing she was gone) in the dream though, her head was white and her body black.

  • Jessica // Jan 28, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    My dream was of kittens and snakes. They were all playing together in my bedroom, real life as it is now. And I was simply on the bed, watching. I remember being concerned for the kittens, but as soon as I felt concern, one of the kitten bite of the head of one of the snakes. And I woke up.

    I love both kittens and snakes, and have no fear of either…in my dreams or in waking. I’ve dreamt of both, yet never together, and I believe the key point here seems to be that my thought of “fear” in the dream, of what if the one gets hurt by the other, is the examination point for me. I believe there is a conflict I am creating, but I can not figure it out….yet. And I clearly am not yet aware of it in waking.

  • Emily // Jan 28, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I frequently dream that i’m running from danger, and have a cat with me (usually i’m carrying it). Most dream websites say cats symbolise bad luck unless you chase them off, but I’m more interested in the psychological aspect.

    Or, this could be a manifestation of my not-so-subconscious desire to get a pet cat of my own once I can move into a pet-friendly place.

  • diesel // Jan 9, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    i wake up from my sleep hearing a kitten meow and feeling the need to look for it to shelter it in my house.
    i am separated from my wife and my children are with her. is it a feeling that helpless kittens need a home

  • Leonor // Nov 5, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Last night I had this dream where I was with my brother and we were in our house and he let 3 cats into our house, the first one was white and tranquil, the second one was tranquil also and I told him not to let the third one in, but my brother said, let him in and the third cat was a gray with black strips all over his body, he was the darkest of the three and he was aggressive. He jumped on me from the back and grabbed me tith and I tried to get rid of him, but he continued grabbing me, like he wanted to stay with me, he didn’t harm me, but it bothered me because he didn’t let go of me by force, when I was trying to let go. On the other hand I feel today like that cat love me in a very strange way.

  • sergio // Oct 16, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    I had dream I was in the living room of my apartment and onthe couch there was a big yellow tiger just sitting on the corner. i
    It looked powerful but tame at the same time. There was cub walking around very friendly. I was siting on the opposite side of the couch. Then a grey cat with tiger stripes appeared on my lap, I pet him a couple of times but, with concern. I didn’t feel secure – there was something about him .

  • Melissa // Oct 15, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I have had this dream a few times lately, it is about lots of stray little Kittens that i find (in my backyard i assume, not sure) they are scared and hiding, but I keep finding them in little hiding holes, everywhere I look I keep finding a couple more. I feel sick and upset that they have been neglected as they are so little and can’t fend for themselves, I feel like I have to take care of them. I have no idea what this is!!!

  • JD // Apr 30, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    I had a dream I had turned into a lion of some significance, and after some very complex situations had stopped Nazis from killing Jews (or halting the holocaust all together). I wasn’t alone. There were other animals too, like a king cheetah, monkey, tiger, wolves, an eagle – a lot.

  • alma // Apr 1, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    My dream stars out with me and my 1 year old daughter. We’re trying to go to to leep on the floor (in an old home) with the door open. On the other side of the room was my mother, when all of a sudden a bobcat appeared in the doorway. It looked me in the eyes and ran towards me, but it didn’t attack me. It hugged me. The cat was huge and big but very friendly and protective towards me. I felt the cat protecting me from bad, or something that was trying to harm me.

  • ALLY // Mar 14, 2009 at 11:08 am

    I had a dream where i was about to step out of my door and two white cats were hissing and they attacked, scratched and bite my hands in two places and the next thing i know that I went to my loved ones’ house and they took care of my wounds by some antiseptics and band aids. I want to know what it means.

  • anamika // Dec 2, 2008 at 9:10 am

    Well, I was a small kid & I dreamt that a cat jumped on me & no matter what I did I could not get it off me. This experience was not good at all. And I still don’t know what it means.

  • Jonquie // Nov 10, 2008 at 9:58 am

    I had a dream that cats were coming under the door seal in my home and everytime they came in I would throw the cats out and they would land on their feet. This continued on for hours…I don’t know what this meant. I tried to kill the cats, but I don’t know why? I like cats but I tried to poison them and everything.

  • Terri // Oct 24, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    I have many dreams about cats and kittens. I usually have these dreams while my life is in the midst of turmoil, sadness, fear, anxiety, and anger. My last dream was the night before a medical biopsy that was scheduled for the next afternoon. I was scared and was dreading the appointment, and I’m upset with my husband.
    I dreamt that my orange tabby cat was playfully running down our hall towards me, he paused at the sofa length table. He spied something he wanted up on the table, and he stretched his body until his front paws reached the tabletop. That’s when a large rattlesnake slithered up behind him out of nowhere and sank his fangs into his back! I could hear the rattles and watched in horror as the snake’s mouth writhed trying to get a better bite. I screamed and ran to my cat and grabbed the snake behind his head and pulled him off and then smashed his head down onto the marble floor. I held it there as I was looking around for something to cut his head off with. Again, out of nowhere, a faceless person came up behind me with a square shovel and severed the head from the body behind where I was holding it. My heart was racing, and I gasped as I opened my eyes.

  • Joe // Aug 11, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    I had a dream where I was watching a concert and in the background on stage, there was a tiger looking out at me from the shadows. It had glowing eyes and everyone was afraid of it but me. It was so strange…

    It had the same colour eyes as me.

  • Kate // Aug 9, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    I had a cage with a pet animal in, and at one point a cage within a cage, and then the pet was a cat and it kept getting out and I kept putting it back in and either closing the door or pushing it up against something else to block the opening. There was also a lion cub which I was scared of at first, but then its owner came along and it was safe. The cub was very friendly and was laying down a lot. There was also a cat prowling around the cage and the animal inside was something else. I have no interest in cats or lions.

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