Cats extremely likely to be considered a negative symbol in a dream and make an excellent illustration of how easily preconceived ideas can impact the understanding of a dream symbol. While it is certainly true due to the pop culture identification of cats (particularly black ones) as the companion animal for witches, they can frequently represent the concept of witchcraft or bad luck, they can also be associated with more positive meanings. The independent nature of cats allows them to be seen as symbols of independent thinking and their tendency to playfulness can indicate a meaning more closely associated with a fun loving, but independent spirit.
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