As animals we see every day, either in photos and videos or in person, cats are unavoidable whether you like them or not, and as such, they appear in our dreams from time to time.
You’ve surely had a situation where you woke up in the middle of the night and thought, ”I just had a dream of a cat biting me!”. If something like this happened to you, you must also have contemplated the meaning of that dream.
Rarity or not, this is quite a popular dream in traditional folklore and one whose interpretation definitely needs to be explored and brought to light.
Cat’s Behavior in the Dream
Cats are animals that like to play a lot but are also known as deadly and expert hunters.
So before delving into possible explanations of the dream of a cat biting you, we must first say that the interpretation of the dream significantly depends on the cat’s demeanor in the dream itself.
If the cat is aggressive, attacking, and biting you, dream analysis has negative meanings. On the other hand, if the cat shows signs of joy and happiness while biting you, the dream is regarded as positive.
Aggressive Cat Biting You
Dreaming of a cat attacking you can actually be a scary experience, especially if it’s a wildcat like a lion, tiger or a cheetah and not your small domesticated cat. Either way, this dream usually does not foretell good things.
1. Internal Aggression
To dream of a cat sinking its teeth into you is most commonly deciphered as some kind of internal aggression and turmoil since the cat you see in your dream actually represents you. The emotions you have are unstable, and even you do not know what exactly is deep inside you.
You could also be repressing feelings such as anger or sadness, which are boiling inside, but you don’t allow them to surface and be noticed by others. Instead, you should allow yourself to feel emotion, even if it’s a “bad” one since that is the only cure to getting rid of it.
2. Conflict With Someone is Ahead
If you dreamt of an encounter with an aggressive cat that bit you and maybe even left some claw wounds, this is an omen of some unpleasant conflict that awaits you in the future.
It is especially true if the dream is set in an environment that you are familiar with since cats in this situation symbolize our friends and acquaintances who only appear to have your best interests at heart.
You will probably get into a disagreement with someone, and a fight with a very close person is also possible. Most likely, you will be hurt by what a dear person says and does, so this dream should be a kind of preparation for a bad situation that is coming.
You will be very disappointed in the period ahead of you, and it will take a long time to be on good terms with that person again.
But you should remember that cats are our friends in real life. So dreaming of a cat bite can also be a symbol that maybe the offender’s intentions were not so bad as that person was trying to protect themselves, and looking from their point of view, they didn’t do anything wrong.
Even though you know that harming others, and in this example, that other is you, conflicts with every ethical principle, in a way, you still can tolerate it because we are all only human. It’s not the nicest human behavior, but it’s still human.
3. Danger is Near
This kind of dream sometimes symbolizes even worse things which is why if you dream about a chippy and confrontational cat biting you, you should look around your environment and be careful because someone is determined to harm you.
You are probably aware that this person exists and has these bad intentions, which is why they appeared in your dream in the form of an aggressive cat.
You should trust your intuition in this situation because even though our dreams are rarely a 100% mirroring of events and thoughts from our daily lives, a cat that bites you can be interpreted as a bad sign and a symbol of some real impending danger.
4. Negative Emotions All Round
Another possible interpretation of this dream is that there are a lot of negative emotions and energy around you.
Work, friends, family members, and events in the world are just some of the stuff over which we do not have complete control that surrounds and affect us mentally and physically.
Some of these things can have quite a harmful effect on us, especially if we aren’t aware of their consequences or if we just let them build up over time.
The first step in solving this problem is to understand that you will never be in complete control of things such as people’s decisions or events both in your immediate environment and in the world, and you need to accept that some of the negative energy will always be present.
But what is more important is to know that you still have control over your life and that you can choose your job, friends, and the news you watch, which probably negatively affects your psyche.
So if you have a dream like this, and especially if this dream keeps repeating itself, look around you and see what you can change to lead a happier life.
Playful and Happy Cat Biting You in a Dream
Whether you’re a dog or a cat lover or any animal lover at all for that matter, you certainly know how playful and merry cats are when they are not sleeping. For this reason, happy cat visitors in our dreams often symbolize playfulness, sexuality, flexibility, curiosity, and independence.
Playfulness is a positive connotation that is probably brought up most often when people dream about cats biting them. This dream means that your inner self is sending you a message and trying to express itself through the image of the cat. That message is similar to the cat’s behavior in the dream as it symbolizes your desire to play around, explore and try new experiences.
Since cats spend up to two-thirds of the day sleeping, we often think of them as lazy animals, but there’s much to be learned from their wake behavior.
Whether its environment is limited and uneventful or spacious and rich, a cat will always manage to find new occupations, games, adventures, or things to do in general.
Because of this, the people who dream of cats attacking and biting them should take a page out of the cat’s (play)book. Don’t let your environment numb you – engage in play, have fun and enjoy new things.
A dream in which a cat is biting you in such a way that it looks like it wants to play with you could also symbolize your sexual desire for adventures.
Those adventures don’t have to be short-term or with new partners because you could have an established but colorless sex life, regardless of whether you are single or in a relationship.
Many of our dreams serve us the purpose of drawing attention to what we want and what we long for.
So if you dream something like this, your subconscious mind wants to tell you that it’s time to awaken the numbed-down passions that are deep inside you and look for new excitements, either with the person who is currently in your love life or with someone new.
Cats are known as animals with an independent spirit and often need a lot of time to bond with their owners. Earning the cat’s trust is a big thing because where there is no trust, there is no connection and relationship.
For this reason, dreaming of a cat that wants to play by biting represents a positive dream that speaks primarily of trust.
According to a lot of interpretations, this dream indicates that you are surrounded by people who are loyal and faithful to you or who make you happy. Maybe you feel lucky because you have sincere friends on whom you can always rely.
It is also possible that you feel safe and have no reason to worry, and you know that you are currently going through a very favorable period of your life when everything is going your way.
In summary, the cat’s way of behaving gives us pointers on how to interpret the dream of the cat sinking its teeth into us.
Its angry behavior is a sign of troubled times in which danger lurks, conflict is nearing, or negativity prevails, whether it be internal or external negativity.
Contrastly, playful biting means that you need to deal with your sexuality, adventurousness or that you’re simply happy because you feel that you have quality and trustful relationships with the people around you.
And like always, all questions and comments regarding the topic are more than welcome.