Guardianship, detachment, sensuality, mystery, magic, independence, protection, teaching, confidence, gentleness, caution, alertness, spirit detection. In Egypt, cats were associated with the goddess Bast or Bastet. They were given special privileges and were treated like royalty. In Scandinavia the cat stood for fertility, and in India it is a symbol of childbirth. In ancient times it was believed that witches took the form of their cats at night. Cats are fiercely independent. If Cat is your Power Animal, then you have magic and mystery in your life. You are independent and a free thinker. You probably feel energized at night. You will stay with a person or situation until it bores you, and then you're gone. You have a great talent for organizing things.