- 1 Overview of the Cat Spirit Animal
- 2 Embrace Your Spirit Animal
- 3 Rhinestone Cat Pendant Necklace
- 4 Encounters with the Cat
- 5 Cat Symbolism: The Cat Spirit
- 6 What are the Traits of the Cat Totem?
- 7 Strengths & Weaknesses of the Cat
- 8 The Cat in Dreams: What it Means
- 9 Cultural and Spiritual Symbolism of the Cat
- 10 Historical Facts
- 11 Animal Quotes
- 12 Embrace Your Spirit Animal
- 13 Rhinestone Cat Pendant Necklace
- 14 Moon Kitten Collarbone Pendant
- 15 Rhinestone Cat Heart Cuff Ring
- 16 Share this Totem:
Overview of the Cat Spirit Animal
All of these traits belong to someone who has a cat as their spirit animal. If you have the cat totem you are probably happy keeping to yourself. You also like to keep others guessing about you and enjoy being the center of mystery, curiosity and secrets. That’s only because you enjoy these things in your life.
Encounters with the Cat
Are you hiding something, or is someone you know hiding something from you?
Cat symbolism often has insights that others around them don’t. This can be both a good thing and a bad thing, as cats can always be trusted to keep their secrets to themselves.
Are you taking necessary risks and opportunities in your life?
Cats carry the symbol of 9 lives, so they can afford to take some occasional big risks. You may be avoiding something in your life out of fear of failing, but if you take the leap you might just find that you land easily on your feet, just like the totem animal.
Is your life changing in a big way, and are you reacting negatively to the change?
This animal is a highly adaptable creature, and if you’ve found yourself in a place of drastic change in your life, cat totem spirit may be reminding you to go with the flow and open up to the change.
Cat Symbolism: The Cat Spirit
Nine Lives: Cats are said to have 9 lives, in part because of their magical spirit qualities and in part because of their agile animal form. This is a totem lesson and symbol in the importance of taking risks, but also to emphasize that risks cannot be taken irresponsibly without consequence.
Eyesight: A cat can see clearly in the dark because of their highly sensitive animal retinas. The symbol here is to look closely at what goes on around you, because there might be something “in the dark” that you are not currently seeing.
Sleeping Patterns: Cats enjoy their sleep, and humans should too. Don’t push yourself too hard, too fast. In order to work to our full potential, we must get the proper rest that we deserve. Take quiet time to yourself to recharge, but be careful not to overdo it.
What are the Traits of the Cat Totem?
- Self Assured
Because of its ties to magic and spiritual power the bearer of cat symbolism typically is someone who is in pursuit of enlightenment. Another facet of the cat totem is guardianship. Less nurturing you look after a selected few with a dutiful attitude. The people you choose will learn to see the best in you and will be privileged to know your softer side. However you will not hesitate to correct them or give them hard news. With all of this mystery and curiosity it’s no wonder you are known to have a sensual side. Your sensuality draws people to you but if they’re not careful they’ll leave with more than a scratch! Because of this you can be a very influential person.
Strengths & Weaknesses of the Cat
Self-Sufficient and Independent
Cat totem people know how to make things happen for themselves, and they rarely need to ask other animal spirit people for help.
Confident and Self-Assured
You won’t ever have to worry about a cat totem person asking “Do I look fat?” Cat spirit people are confident in their own skin and enjoy their own company.
Intelligent and Observant
Cat symbolism represents people who are highly intelligent, yet they usually sit back quietly more often than they voice their opinions loud and clear. This quiet time is spent observing the world around them, picking up on small signals like body language.
In Their Own World
Cat symbolism known for being so independent that they often get stuck in their own little world, and have trouble seeing through the eyes of another. Cat totem people need to be reminded to use their gifts to help others as well as themselves, and that sometimes working as a team can be more productive than working alone.
Cat spirit people have a wonderful confidence that surrounds them, but sometimes this confidence can go to their heads. They may quickly make assumptions or decisions without considering the feelings and opinions of others, and can be quite stubborn about changing their minds.
Manipulative and Cunning
Cat spirit people may occasionally use their heightened intelligence in order to get their way. Usually this totem animal is able to be so cunning that the person they are tricking will never even have the slightest suspicion that they have been manipulated.
The Cat in Dreams: What it Means
Seeing a cat symbol in dreams often represents femininity, in either yourself or someone close to you. If the cat is flirtatious and playful, this may provide insight to how you are currently behaving in the sexual realm. When the cat seems aggressive toward you, it may either symbolize that you are struggling with your feminine side, or that you are experiencing difficulties in a relationship with a female.
If you see a cat that is being secretive or that seems suspicious, there is probably someone in your life who is lying to you or tricking you.
Because of the negative connotations you may be familiar with regarding black cats and the symbol of bad luck, seeing a black cat in your dream may symbol bad luck in the near future. If the black cat does not seem to threatening or scary, it may be a symbol of increased psychic or unconscious activity in your mind.
Cultural and Spiritual Symbolism of the Cat
The cat symbolism has been important in cultures all across the world, but they were especially honored by the ancient Egyptians, who believed that this spirit animal was magical and god-like. Cats were said to have magical powers and the ability to predict the weather and natural disasters. Killing of a cat was punished by the death penalty.
Domestication of the cat started in Egypt and the Mediterranean for the purpose of having a hunting companion, and were especially helpful when hunting in the darkness.
Cats, especially the black cat, were given the negative quality of “bad luck” by the Puritans when they came over to America from Europe. The Puritans believed that a witch that was executed could return to life as a black cat after 7 years of waiting, and thus came the popular superstition that a black cat crossing your path is bad luck.