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8 Spiritual Meanings When A Stray Cat Comes To Your House

8 Spiritual Meanings When A Stray Cat Comes To Your House

Apart from people who are allergic to cats, there are very few people who do not like these cute creatures. Their adorable eyes, soft fur, wonderful purrs, and meows make even the most person go: “Awww”, and that’s why they are, along with dogs, the most popular type of pets in the world.

This popularity is the reason behind the increased interest in everything cat related. One of those things is what it means when a stray cat comes to your house. After all, stray cats don’t go door to door on a daily basis like traveling salespersons. Instead, most of them are accustomed to outdoor life and stay outside their whole lives.

And indeed, why would a stray male or female cat enter someone’s home? Is everything okay with it? Does it sense something we human beings can’t? Could this event be a good or bad omen?

Keep reading to find answers to these and a couple of other questions that will clarify the meaning of this surprise visit!

8 Spiritual Meanings When A Stray Cat Comes To Your House


What Does It Mean When A Stray Cat Comes To Your House?

1. Cat May Be Hungry

Before we start discussing the possible meanings and symbolism of the arrival of a stray cat in your house, we need to talk about those meanings which are more straightforward. The first of these is hunger.

Stray cats are excellent hunters and scavengers, enabling them to survive in the wild. Also, a ton of people cannot bear the thought of a couple of kitties falling asleep on an empty stomach, which prompts them to leave cat food on some kind of feeding station regularly.

However, cats aren’t adored in all parts of the world, and in certain urban and suburban neighborhoods, they can struggle to catch or find food and may end up hungry.

So, when a stray cat comes to your house, consider the possibility that it’s maybe just looking for something to eat.

2. Could The Cat Be Looking For A Home?

Feral cats, like other types of cats, and other animals for that matter, fight over territory, which will give them a better chance of survival.

Fighting is especially prevalent among those street cats that haven’t been subjected to TNR programs (TNR or Trap-Neuter-Return is a type of program with the help of which less desirable cat behaviors such as fighting, spraying, and roaming can be neutralized).

Some of those cats are less adapted to this physicality and brutality, which is why if a cat comes to your house, you should take into account the possibility that it is looking for a new, less dangerous, and stressful permanent home.

Since we live in times where people are actively devoting more and more attention and money to animals and their rights, there are more funds for animal shelters and rescue groups than ever before.

So, look up the contact details of your local shelter and call them to see if they have room for another one of these cuties.

3, Luck Is On Your Side

Luck Is On Your Side


It is very well known that the Egyptians held cats in very high regard because they believed these animals bring good luck. This symbolism has persisted in many places, so the arrival of a street cat in someone’s home is sometimes seen as a sign of good times ahead.

If something like this happens to you, you can expect to achieve all your goals, no matter how difficult or unattainable they may seem. You will invest the same amount of energy in getting there as before, but your effort will bring much better results this time.

It’s not only you. You have the good luck that the stray cat brought on your side. Don’t forget this because it’s important to become aware of luck’s role in life.

4. Negative Energy Haunts Your House

According to beliefs in some cultures, the cat not only protects the house from impure forces, not allowing them to enter its sacred territory but also frees the home from those forces if they were there before.

A street cat visiting your house may be a sign that your home is haunted by evil spirits and negative energy that the cat sensed and which attracted it.

The source of those impure forces can be some of the people who live or used to live in the house, the home itself, or even just the house’s location.

5. Cat Is Your Spirit Animal

Since cats are very spiritual and intuitive beings, they won’t “knock on” someone’s door out of the blue. Instead, they tend to choose those whose energy matches their own, which is something we humans like to do as well.

When a stray cat comes to your doorstep, that’s not a coincidence, and it might have chosen you because it is your spirit animal. If a cat is your spirit animal, you’re a person who loves to go on adventures because of your curious nature. Still, you are also a cautious person who will not just wander off into unknown territories.

But, apart from your cautiousness, your wisdom does not allow you to do this, and this same characteristic enables you to succeed at work or school.

However, you always want to achieve that success in your own way, which is the way of independence and complete freedom. The people around you cannot easily accept this, and it’s not uncommon for you to encounter difficulties when forced to work in groups.

6. Unpleasant Surprise Is Near

Unpleasant Surprise Is Near


You must have heard of those cases where a cat felt the earthquake a couple of seconds before it hit. Call it instinct, intuitiveness, or sixth sense, but they can anticipate accidents and misfortune.

Because of this, a stray cat coming to someone’s home can mean a person in that house will experience an unpleasant surprise.

Maybe a person who has always been kind and warm will show their true colors and start attacking and harassing one of the house residents for no apparent reason.

Another possibility is that the division of inheritance will lead to problems in a usually peaceful and happy family because, all of a sudden, everyone will insist on resolving the situation in their favor.

7. You’ll Raise Your Energy Levels To A Whole New Level

Cats are animals that like to sleep for a long time, but when they are awake, they are anything but lazy and drowsy, so it is no wonder that cats are also a symbol of high energy.

Their playfulness, speed, and agility are some of the main characteristics that have led people to consider them such a symbol since ancient times. So, the arrival of a stray cat in your house is sometimes a good omen as it can mean that you will become much more energetic in the coming period.

Suddenly, you will have the energy to do all those little things that have been bothering you for months and for which you could never find the time and space. You will start to engage in a hobby you have neglected for years.

But this newfound energy doesn’t have to apply only to material things. The energy inside you may manifest itself in the form of a more positive attitude towards life or better relationships with people.

8. Your Unlucky Strike Might Be Coming

Since black color has always been associated with the potential dangers of night and darkness, black cats have come to represent a lot of negative symbols such as bad luck, witchcraft, or death. That’s why you should be extra careful if a black cat comes to your house.

I’m sure you know how it is when nothing goes your way, you start to get frustrated, and then you only make an already bad situation worse. Or when misfortunes start hitting you one after the other: a health problem, car breakdown, late salary, death of a close person, etc.

Bad luck is sometimes simply impossible to get rid of, no matter what you try to do. Don’t be surprised if it starts following you after the black cat’s visits.


Like them or not, stray cats are all around us, and from time to time, they wander into our homes.

If you’ve read the whole article, you now know that the most obvious answer is that the cat is hungry or looking for a new home.  But when it comes to the symbolic and spiritual meanings of this encounter in your house, it can mean that your home is haunted by evil energy or the arrival of an unpleasant surprise.

By visiting, the cat might also be trying to tell you it’s your spirit animal or that times of fortune might be in store for you. Or that it will “transfer” to you its crazy energy.

However, that energy might be quite depressing if you get visited by a stray black cat.

That’s it for this article, but if you have something to share or ask regarding this topic, there’s a lot of place for that in the comment section!




Sunday 1st of October 2023

Hello, what does it mean when different colored cats come to your house? I have white, black, grey/white, brown/white colored cats that comes on my property everyday and live in my garage or under my vehicles and bushes.


Tuesday 29th of August 2023

A stray cat just gave birth to 6 kittens in MY DAD'S ROOM. I have no idea how it got in. What does this symbolize

Teri Yount

Sunday 20th of August 2023

My son passed away 2 years ago ,when I went to visit my sister the daughters cat attached itself to my sons shirt I bought with me to make into a pillow , her cat had never met my son . Well this week his anniversary of his death is near and there has been a cat hanging around my house .


Wednesday 29th of March 2023

I am highly allergic to cats and I’ve been living in this house for 3 years & these Ferrell cats never came upstairs to my door & now all of a sudden all not just one come to my door I watch them on my camera it scares me please help me with some insight! If someone tried to put witchcraft on me would that attract them to me???

Cathyn D Haley

Wednesday 1st of March 2023

I woke up this morning, and I look at my camera on my phone, there was a cat looking into my window, I don't know if it was the blue light on it or what, but it scared me for a minute. I am really puzzled, it was at 1:57 am