A follower of my work wrote in telling me she witnessed three black cats sitting at her doorstep three days in a row. She asked what the symbolic meaning of black cats (specifically, these three) could be, to which I respond:
Dear Cat Whisperer:
Unanimously, the symbolic meaning of cats is that of protection and guardianship.
Stoic, silent and mysterious, cats fit the bill of for being expert guardians of homes and people. They are also master secret keepers, and are a symbol of esoteric (hidden) knowledge.
As a Celtic animal symbol, the cat was honorably regarded as the guardian of the Otherworld, and served as a gatekeeper to the other realm of existence.
Black cats double in their mystery, and protection powers.
The number three is highly promising – it is a number that deals with creativity, new ideas, new partnerships, and new business ventures.
The fact that you have seen three black cats on your stoop is a very auspicious sign. It may mean you will be forming a new business relationship, or that you are coming into a position in which you will become more stable.
The appearance of these cats is also very promising because it tells me that you and your family are protected against energy that may thwart you from launching new ideas. You all are guarded against trivial, bothersome set-backs.