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Bobcat Meaning and Symbolism

What Does a Bobcat Symbolize

The bobcat is a symbol of intellect, patience, playfulness, awareness, cunningness, and strategy.

Having a Bobcat as your Spirit/Totem Animal

People who have this large cat as their ‘spirit animal’ are intelligent and patient. However, they cherish solitude, keeping faith only on their own skills.

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Their intellect helps them come up with exclusive ideas and unbeatable strategies, which in turn help them in adapting themselves to almost all situations and groups of people around them.

They are good at conversing with people, possessing the gift of the gab. Still, they never share personal and sensitive information with others.

By virtue of their patience, they can wait for a good opportunity since they know it is waiting for them. ‘Bobcat’ people are not the jumping-to-judgment type. However, waiting for that perfect someone for too long might keep them alone for a long period of time.

People born under the bobcat totem can be dangerous for business or social relations. Quite like the playful bobcat, they pretend to be playing with someone, thus confusing them, and then attack their unsuspecting ‘prey’ with open claws.

Bobcat Symbolism Spirit Animal Dream

What does it mean when you Dream about Bobcats

Dreaming of a bobcat, in general, is not a good omen and signifies problems in life. It might be indicative of some forthcoming bad news, or a terrifying experience you might go through.

Group of quarreling bobcats Suggests the possibility of being betrayed by someone close
Dead bobcat Indicates at coming success, or new business opportunities
White bobcat blocking your way Warns you against some coming danger
Black bobcat Warns you about someone in your life, who is waiting for the right opportunity to strike at you

Spiritual Meaning of Bobcats in Different Cultures and Religions

Bobcats have appeared in Native American mythologies, with old traditions evolving around them. For example, the Pawnee tribe considered this animal to have medicinal and magical powers. They would even wrap their babies with the fur of the bobcat to give them blessings.

In Modern Culture

Even today, bobcats are a popular choice for tattoos and other body art, standing for survival, courage, and cleverness.

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