Cat, Power Animal, Symbol of Wholeness, Independence, Curiosity, Many
Lives, Cleverness, Love, Mystery, Magic
By Ina Woolcott
In Egypt cats were treated like royalty and were always given special
privileges. The Egyptian Goddess Bastet takes the form of a cat. Due to
their x-ray vision, acute hearing and high intelligence they were used
throughout history as guardians and protectors. In ancient Egypt, cats
guarded the temple gates and were used to fend off evil. In Scandinavia the
cat was used to represent fertility. The cat is associated with the Norse
Goddess of Fertility Freya, and the Hindu Goddess of Childbirth, Shasthi. It
is also a symbol of childbirth in India. Witches, in days long gone, were
believed to have the ability to shape shift into cats. It was also believed
that cats were their familiars.
Cats are extremely independent and combine a high degree of sensuality with
a deeply psychic and spiritual nature. It is impossible to own a cat. They
may allow you to take care of them and give them love, but only on their
terms. Cats come and go as and when they wish to.
Cat's medicine includes independence, unpredictability, healing, curiosity,
many lives, magic, mystery, cleverness, the ability to fight when cornered,
seeing the unseen, Allows us to dream its dreams and protection. Love is
represented by the cat.
Cats have more rods in the retinas of their eyes which enable them to see
very well in the dark. Darkness is often associated with mankind's fears.
Since the cat is at home in the dark, it is a highly valuable ally into the
world of the supernatural and the unknown. If cat is your power animal, you
may have found an excellent assistant in moving through your fears.
If cat appears in your life the blending of magic and mystery is close by.
Like the cat, you too are independent and a free thinker. At night you
probably feel energized. You will stay with a person or situation until you
are bored - and then you're off again looking for something more
interesting. Cat encourages agility in both body and mind. You will be
presented with new ideas and places. The cat gives you clearer perception.
You have good organisational skills. The cat teaches us that the physical
and spiritual worlds are not separate, but one, and is a good assistant for
meditation. A resourceful, strong and fearless spirit guide lending you
courage and confidence. Examine the colours, character and behaviour of the
cat that has entered your life. Everything about it will be mirrored in your
The energy field of a cat rotates is a counter-clockwise direction, which is
the opposite of a human energy field. Thus, cats have the ability to absorb
and neutralise energy that affects humans in a negative way. This is part of
the cats healing medicine. If something is affecting you in a negative way,
place a cat on your lap or find a cat to pet. Your energy field will be
realigned immediately and inner balance will be restored.
Cat is a trustworthy teacher, guiding you into the world of self discovery