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 Cat reversed can signify letting go of the past and being ready to move on to the future. It can be an indicator of growing up, becoming more mature or leaving home. It can also indicate letting go of childhood issues or childishness. The Cat reversed can indicate childhood abuse or stolen innocence. This minor card reversed in a reading can also indicate overcoming such abuse so look to the supporting cards for clarification. If you have been going through counselling or therapy, The Cat reversed can be a good omen, signaling that you have worked through the issues of the past and are ready for a fresh start. Alternately, The Cat reversed can indicate that you are stuck in the past or looking at past events through rose tinted glasses, if that’s the case you need to bring your focus back to the present moment and appreciate what you have today.