Dreams can mean all sorts of things and can give us new insights into ourselves.

If you are dreaming about cats, there is any number of possible explanations as to the meaning.

We have listed a few possibilities that you are bound to find interesting.


Dreaming about kittens could mean a few different things. If there is a mother and kittens in your dream, it could mean that at least part of you is yearning to have children. It could also mean that you are worried about kids that you already have. Nothing is more powerful than a mother’s protective instincts.

The White Cat

Dreaming of a white cat could mean that there is something in your not-too-distant future that is going to be very challenging. This could be a new job on the horizon or having children. It doesn’t necessarily mean that something bad is going to happen.

Black Cat

In the U.S., black cats have become to be associated with witchcraft or bad luck for the superstitious. It might mean that you need to start paying closer attention to your own instincts, or else. You could think of this as a warning of sorts. 

If you don’t start following what you know to be true in your heart, you might go down a dark pathway.

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Getting Bitten

If you are bitten or attacked by a cat in a dream, it could mean that you are going to be betrayed by someone in your life. You most likely already know who that person is. Most of us are aware of the people in our lives who aren’t good for us, but we rarely do anything about it. 

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Is there anyone that you should cut ties with? Consider this carefully if you have such a dream.

A Talking Cat

Stumbling across a talking cat in your dream can be interesting to say the least. This might mean that you have someone in your life that you are competing with. It could be someone at work or even your romantic partner. 

Competition drives us to improve ourselves, but it can cause a lot of stress. Take a moment when you wake up to decide whether or not this competition is actually useful.

Many Cats at Once

When you dream of many cats at one time, it probably means that you are exhausted and need to calm down. Maybe it is time to take a vacation and get away from it all for a while. This is definitely a sign that you are overwhelmed by work, friends, or some other aspect of your life.

This is especially true if the cats are jumping all over you in the dream. It is a clear sign that you need to switch into a slower gear in your life. You only have so much time on this earth, so you might as well enjoy it.

Screaming Cat

If you find yourself standing in front of a screaming cat in your dream, it means something in your life demands attention. There is something in your life that you are choosing to ignore, and it going to eventually blow up in your face.

You can think of this dream as being sort of a warning that you should heed. Think about whether or not there is anything that you need to face. The sooner you take care of it directly, the less power it will have over you.

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A Purring Cat

Dreaming about a purring cat could mean that you have a crush on someone in your life, or they have a crush on you. There is a strange but sensual element to this type of dream that you simply don’t want to ignore.

Is there anyone in your life that you currently have feelings for? This is a sign that you need to bring your crush on someone to the conscious level. Often times we will deny that we have feelings about another person for one reason or another. 

The more you deny this to yourself, the more your subconscious tries to put it to the top. The fact is that repression isn’t healthy, especially when it comes to matters of the heart.

Cat Eyes

Seeing cat eyes in a dream can men a multitude of things, such as that you are handling something in your life with great skill. You may have doubts about what you are doing, but you need to trust yourself.

Glowing cat eyes in the darkness can also mean that you are going through difficult times but just need to hold on. This is a call to hope and a reminder that things are going to eventually get better. You can think of it as the light at the end of the tunnel.

Another possible explanation is that you are not seeing something clearly in your life. You need to open your eyes (metaphorically speaking) to see things as they really are. 

This could be a relationship with someone in your life or a new opportunity. Either way, there might be something that you need to start looking at in a different way.

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  • Dreaming about kittens can mean a lot of things, such as that you are having maternal or paternal stirrings. You might also be worried about the kids you already have.
  • White cats in dreams often mean that the person knows they have a difficult challenging to face in the future.
  • A black cat can indicate a warning that you need to prepare yourself for something by taking action now.
  • If you are bitten by a cat in a dream, you might want to re-evaluate the relationships with the people in your life. It might be a sign that you are going to be betrayed.
  • A talking cat could mean that there is someone in your life that you are competing with for something, such as a work colleague.
  • A purring cat can indicate that you have romantic feelings for someone in your life.
  • Dreaming of cat eyes could mean that there is something you need to see more clearly.
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Hi! I'm Anna and I´m a certified cynologist (KAU, ACW). Expert, blue cross volunteer, owner of Chinese crested kennel "Salvador Dali" and breedless friend called Fenya. "I can't imagine my life without dogs and I totally support the idea #AdoptDontShop".