I remember Nigel when we settled in our place on Jane Maree Road, Nigel was the first to visit us, he was a cat from next door.

He was a black cat with a beautiful coat, he was a young boy.

He soon became our friend.

Some say black cats are all bad luck?

I don’t buy it, black cats are more than an old age superstition.

In the Us black cats are recognized as being bad luck, however in europe especially the uk they are known for good luck.

So if one crosses your path it’s definitely good luck.

Let’s look at what it means when you come across a black cat.

A Black Cat At The Door

Looking this up I have found that Scottish folklore says that it’s a sign of good fortune to find a black cat at your door in the morning.

 You might be rewarded especially when it comes to money.

This one goes back in history, In dock towns where the men would be at sea.

 Wives would get a black cat to guarantee their safe return.

 If the black cat turned up at the door it would mean they would return safely.

These cats were taken care of, because they serve as a talisman for the safe return of the sailors.

This was very important for the people at the time, sea professions being so dangerous to life and limb.

What To Do About A Black Cat At The Door

Of course, unless you have a family member at sea, you might not think that this means much at all to you.

But you could be wrong, as many people to this day describe uncanny experiences with a black cat at the door.

Turning the cat away is almost universally seen as a terrible move.

When a black cat walks away from you, it takes all good luck with it.

Inviting a black cat into your home can have the opposite effect, bringing you good fortune in money and love and being a healing presence in the home.

It was custom in much of Europe to provide a black cat for those who were deathly ill to help the healing process.

It may even have worked, although doctors today say this is more likely to do with the calming presence of the animal rather than any other means.

Regardless of what you believe, one thing is universal when it comes to the meaning of a black cat at your door:

Whatever you do, treat the cat well.

After all, who wants to tempt a bad omen?

Healing Power of a Black Cat

There is also evidence that a black cat purr has a healing benefit. The purr of a cat, its vibrations is known to promote healing to areas that are ailing in your body.

Ryortho.com writes that cats have significant healing benefits, and this aligns with the historical practices of using cats in medical recovery, which highlight their importance in aiding the physical healing process.

There are psychological benefits too, the Greater Good and Goodnet adds that engaging with cats, or even watching cats videos online has resulted in reduced negative emotions and increased positivity. 

Which means cats add to healing the mind with reduced stress.

Owning a cat also adds to the likeability and trust from other people, and I concur that notion.

If you are the owner of a black cat, know that you have something special in your life – cherish them.


Edited by: Kash

Kash is a talented 3D artist who has worked at Apple and Splash Damage, and many other projects within the Games Industry. He also loves to blog about spirituality. He is the co-founder of Spiritual Nexus, where he combines his business and spiritual Interest to inspire others. 


Reviewed by expert: Grace Gabriella Puskas

Grace Gabriella Puskas is a spiritual author of a variety of MBS books, a passionate poet and visionary, and a qualified Reiki Master Teacher, Dream therapist, Herbalist, and Holistic & Shamanic Healer. She is a self-taught Astrologer of 15+ years and enjoys caring for others, healing the earth, and co-creating with the mystical powers of the Universe. She can be found Here.