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What does the number eight and stray cats mean in a dream?

Eight is great
Eight is great
Dream 333: Looking for a Home

A young adult woman dreamed of the number 8,888,888 and two stray cats. What could this mean?

Interpretation

In my world, the number 8 is 2 times 4 equals 8. 4 is the number of stability as there at four legs to a table, four legs to a chair, four seasons in a year, four quarters in the year, etc. When a dream wants to emphasize something it gives you two or more of them (two can also mean a couple or duality amongst other meanings).

So having multiple 8’s would be a good omen of stability. Also, 8 is the infinity symbol turned 90 degrees so some see it as representing infinity and abundance.

Cats usually represent affection. They represent the way you feel towards a cat. They listen well, don’t talk back, and are furry and affectionate to their owner.

Cats tend to go with women more as they are independent and sensuous and intelligent. Being stray cats could mean something like your affections don’t have a home and are looking for one. So putting this all together, I believe the dream was saying that if she finds a home for her affections, she will have stability and abundance. The number 8,888,888 is worth millions literally.

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The Fur Flies

Emotional Cat Fight
Emotional Cat Fight

Dream 285: A woman dreamt said she saw a huge wave of water crashing into a building. Then she saw she two cats fighting. The fur was flying and the fight was vicious. At least one of the cats was black and white.

Interpretation
Water in dreams is virtually always emotion. Buildings in dreams can represent the dreamer because it is a framework out of which the dreamer operates. Family pets usually represent affections. Dogs often represent male affections or loyalty. Cats typically signal female affection or sensuality.

Each creature in the dream is seen as part of the dreamer’s mind at the first level of dream interpretation. Black and white colors typically stand for opposing feelings or good vs bad. The dream is saying that she has been hit by a wave of emotion that has led to a cat fight amongst her affections.

To know the details of what these affections were for, we would have to go to the second level or interpersonal level of dream interpretation where information from the dreamer is vital. Usually only the dreamer has enough information of the details to specify what content the symbolic conflict amongst her emotions or affections is about. I would speculate that it may have to do with her emotions toward some unspecified women because of the cats engaging in the classic “cat fight.”

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