The Cat shows up for courage to act, and in essence shows up at a time when action needs to be taken. Those who have the cat as their spirit animal might want to start developing a strong balance between independence and togetherness.
What does dreaming about The Cat mean?
Dreams of a cat can bring quirky, mischievous symbolism into your dreams. Cats also represent independence and powerful feminine energy as well as grace and playfulness.
Feline: The cat family can represent a female, you or a person close, or a situation that might traditionally be thought of as a female responsibility. It can sometimes suggest chasing a love that is not returned.
Warning: Sometime The Cat comes as a warning though rarely as a prediction. It seeks rather to make us look at things we are ignoring or repressing and bring them into the open and deal with them.
Spiritual: The Cat is a card about spirituality, faith or religion. It is usually a good omen and brings inspiration and acknowledgement of blossoming gifts.
Family: The Cat can be a card about family and friends. It can signify a person or a situation that needs attention, sometimes long overdue. Time to talk?
The Cat is connected to faith or spiritual enlightenment. It can suggest someone looking at many aspects of life after death and seeking answers. It asks us to look at life as a whole before choosing a path.
Upright Meanings: past influences, nostalgia, goodwill, simplicity, family, good memories, gifts, childishness, sharing, homesickness, childhood issues, reunions, protection, creativity, playfulness, yearning, children, charity, childhood memories, immaturity, happiness, innocence, acquaintance, support, kindness, youthfulness
The Cat card can represent nostalgia, childhood memories and focusing on the past. When this card appears in a spread you may be being influenced by past events, reminiscing about the past or thinking about someone from your past. The Cat is also the minor card of children, young people and youthfulness and can represent having children or taking care of or working with them. It can signify simplicity, playfulness, innocence, goodwill and sharing. It can also represent protection and family. If you have been going through a tough time, The Cat may be telling to take the support available to you from family and close friends. When The Cat appears in a spread it can also indicate that you are being childish or immature. If combined with certain supporting cards it can, in some cases, indicate childhood abuse. It can also signify homesickness for those that live abroad.
Reversed Meanings: leaving home, growing up, letting go of the past, maturity, disappointment, friendship, childhood abuse, boredom, rose-tinted view of the past, stagnation, resolving childhood issues, lack of creativity, independence, focusing on the future, being stuck in the past, past, stolen innocence
The Reversed Cat is often a card about looking back on how things ‘used’ to be. This is sometimes connected with children or childhood. The reversal suggests that you are rightly beginning to pay more attention to the future, rather than the past.