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What Does It Mean When You Dream About Cats

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    The symbol of a cat in a dream

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    Many dream dictionaries are referring to cats as representing power, creativity, emotion, and independence. On the other hand, cats may also signify misfortune, bad luck, or deception of some kind - either you suspect someone might be deceiving you, or you might be deceiving yourself about something. 

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    The type of cat has significance too in the dream's interpretation:

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    If a white cat appears in your dream, then you might be facing "difficult times." If it's a black cat, on the other hand, you might have an unresolved fear or anxiety about something. A cat with a missing tail? You might feel like you have no independence or autonomy. And if you met a kitten in your dream, It represents innocence, purity, and an openness to the future.

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    What the cat in your dream is doing might also affect its symbolism:

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    If the cat is missing, your unconscious might be telling you to embrace your independence, no matter what anyone else thinks. If it's biting you, you might know deep down that you take too much from others and give too little in return. If it's scratching you, you might feel threatened by something in your life. But if it's playing, then you might be seeing an interpretation of your own playful side — and maybe a hint that you could stand to let that playful side out more often.

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    So, at the end of the day, your best bet for interpreting your dream about cats is to think about what your own thoughts, feelings, and experiences with cats have been. Figuring that out might help you figure out what you dream about them.

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