Cats are believed to be able to predict the weather–if a cat spends the entire day looking out a window, it could mean rain is on the way. In Colonial America, if your cat spent the day with her back to the fire, then it indicated a cold snap was coming in.
Sailors often used the behaviour of ships’ cats to foretell weather events–sneezes meant a thunderstorm was imminent, and a cat who groomed its fur against the grain was predicting hail or snow.
Some people believe that cats can predict death too. In Ireland, there’s a tale that a black cat crossing your path in the moonlight means you’ll fall victim to an epidemic or plague. Parts of Eastern Europe tell a folktale of a cat yowling in the night to warn of coming doom.
Cats are often curious about human’s metaphysical activities such as tarot card reading as well as other spiritual practices like praying and meditation or spiritual activities such as dancing and yoga. Cats can often be seen in the middle of worship space or fast asleep on a yoga mat.