I have been fascinated by dreams for a long time, and even years ago a serious attempt was made to do dream analysis. I have read countless books on dream interpretation and dream symbols. Each morning, I would record what I could remember of my dreams, a difficult feat considering that most dreams quickly evaporate upon waking. (A tape recorder saves valuable time and is less burdensome than grabbing a pen and paper and turning on the light to write.)
What I finally realized is that I could spend my entire life studying these night visions, and still not understand what they were trying to tell me. Do I believe that my dreams are an attempt to transfer valuable information from my subconscious to my conscious mind? Yes. Would understanding the messages help me in my life as a vigilante? Yes again ... but decoding the messages is the hard part.
The biggest problem with dream analysis is that it is so subjective. Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all interpretation. Dream symbols can mean different things to men and women; symbols can also mean different things depending on how you personally feel about them in your waking life. Added to the difficulty is the fact that dream symbols can have multiple supposed meanings. Whose interpretation is it correct? It is impossible to tell. However, I am going to offer here some interpretations about cats in dreams, mainly for your entertainment.
The symbolism of the cat in dreams
Some say that cats in dreams are a symbol of your intuition, and that the health of the cat indicates whether you are paying attention or ignoring your intuition. A dream about a sick cat, then, could mean that you need to listen more to your intuition and depend less on your intellect.
Other interpretations claim that cats in dreams symbolize femininity, softness, an independent spirit, creativity, power, misfortune, vulnerability, bad luck, deception and falsehood (do you see what I mean about multiple assumed meanings?).
An aggressive cat could suggest difficulty with the feminine aspect of yourself. Being afraid of the dream cat implies that there is some fear associated with your femininity. A dream cat can be a symbol for someone in your life who is "malicious" or malicious. Being scratched by a cat in a dream suggests that you feel threatened.
Dreaming that you cannot find your cat is a metaphor for your independent spirit, and that you feel that someone or something is preventing you from being free. Saving the life of a dream cat suggests that you are reclaiming its independence and power.
To see a playful cat playing in your dream suggests the need to be more carefree and playful in your own life. Cats in your dream can reflect your need to feel loved, or your fear that you are not sincere with others so that they love you. A house full of cats in a dream represents excessive illusions or things that you think are false.
Dreams about a wild cat can indicate that a neighbor could be dangerous or that you will have some kind of dispute with him. Dreaming of fighting with a cat could be a warning that you are going to be robbed or cheated in some way, while snuggling with a cat in a dream suggests that your enemies may be 'tamed'. A cat that bites you in a dream symbolizes the loss of something, typically related to those closest to you.
Although adult cats are often associated with independence and self-reliance, kittens are seen as helpless beings. Dreaming of kittens, then, could indicate that you feel vulnerable, scared or that you need help.
When women dream of cats, felines are thought to be a symbol of how she sees herself. This includes not only her physical body but also her intuition, independence, creativity, and her relationships with men.
Men dream of cats
When a man dreams of cats, felines are said to symbolize his attitude towards women, or how he thinks women perceive him. A purring cat means that the man thinks that women find him attractive and is comfortable with women. A hissing cat suggests that he feels rejected by women or that there are problems in his relationship.
Have you had intriguing dreams about cats lately? Now that you know a little about the symbolism of cats in dreams, you can begin to analyze the wisdom that these wise felines might be trying to impart.