"Often prophecies are only clear after they've come true."
Leafpool in Bramblestar's Storm page 269

Prophecies and Omens are dreams and signs given by StarClan to leaders, medicine cats, and sometimes to other Clan members as well, to foretell the future and warn them about incoming events.[1]


In the Super Editions

Moth Flight's Vision

We Will Split The Sky

Prophecy: "We will split the sky. And later, stars will rise."[2]
Sign: Message from StarClan to Moth Flight
Interpreter: Moth Flight
Meaning: StarClan sends a bolt of lightning across the sky during a Gathering to show that Moth Flight is telling the truth about medicine cats.[3] The stars that rose were the leaders receiving their nine lives, with Wind Runner being the first.[4]

Tallstar's Revenge

There Will Be A Warrior Whose Loyalty To WindClan Will Waver

Prophecy: "There will be a warrior whose loyalty to WindClan will waver. A cat who will have to seek far beyond the confines of your territory to discover where his heart truly lies."[5]
Sign: Message from Mothflight[5]
Interpreter: Heatherstar[5]
Meaning: Tallstar leaves WindClan when he is a young warrior to find Sparrow and get his revenge. He also leaves to discover where he truly belongs.[source?]
Reference: Tallstar's Revenge

Yellowfang's Secret

A Terrible Force Is Coming

Prophecy: "A poison will spring from the heart of ShadowClan, and spread to the other Clans. A storm of blood and fire will sweep the forest."[6]                                   
Sign: Message from Molepelt[6]
Interpreter: Featherpaw
Meaning: Yellowfang, the future ShadowClan medicine cat, becomes mates with Raggedstar[7] and gives birth to Brokenstar,[8] who nearly destroys the Clans, and trains kits below six moons.[9]
Reference: Yellowfang's Secret

Bluestar's Prophecy

Like Fire, You Will Blaze Through the Forest

Prophecy: "Like fire, you will blaze through the forest . . . but beware— even the most powerful of flames can be destroyed by water."[10]
Sign: Burning branch[11]
Interpreter: Goosefeather
Meaning: Bluestar would become leader and bring peace to ThunderClan.[12] Her power is shown greatly, just like fire blazing throughout a forest, like the prophecy foretells it. However, she dies on her last life by drowning in the gorge.[13] It was also a warning that her relationship with Oakheart (beware) would have ruined her chances of becoming leader, and taking Rusty/Firepaw (the most powerful of flames) into ThunderClan, and only avoided this fate by giving up her kits.[14]*[15]
Reference: Bluestar's Prophecy

A Thistle has Thorns

Prophecy: "A thistle has thorns as sharp as claws, don't let Whitekit get hurt by them."[16]
Sign: Message from Goosefeather to Bluefur[17]
Interpreter: Goosefeather and Bluefur[17]
Meaning: Bluefur should keep Whitekit away from Thistleclaw, as he is dangerous, and will provide a battle-hungry influence for the little kit. As Bluefur succeeds, Whitestorm becomes a loyal, wise, ThunderClan warrior.[18]
Reference: Bluestar's Prophecy

That Kit Should Have Never Survived

Prophecy: "I'm sorry, StarClan. That cat should have not survived. This was never meant to happen."[19]
Sign: Message from Goosefeather to StarClan[20]
Interpreter: Goosefeather and Bluefur[20]
Meaning: Tigerkit should have died along with his siblings. He was never meant to survive, as he would do terrible things to the forest later on. This is proved to be true, as Tigerstar brought war to the forest with BloodClan, becoming too ambitious, and almost wiping out the Clans altogether.[19]
Reference: Bluestar's Prophecy

Firestar's Quest

Kin of Your Kin

Prophecy: "There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws."[21]
Sign: Message from Skywatcher[21]
Interpreter: Firestar[22]
Meaning: This prophecy tells of the arrival of three cats more powerful than any before them, and that they are related to Firestar. They are later revealed to be Jayfeather and Lionblaze, Firestar's grandsons, and Dovewing, Firestar's great-grand-niece.[23] However, this prophecy happens before the birth of the three, so it takes a while for Firestar to figure out who the three are.[24]
References: Firestar's Quest

SkyClan's Destiny

Deeper Roots

Prophecy: "Greenleaf will come, but it will bring even greater storms than these. SkyClan will need deeper roots if it is to survive."[25]
Sign: Message from StarClan[26]
Interpreter: Leafstar
Meaning: That SkyClan needs to have more "connections" and needs to thrive if it is to survive the test of the time.[27]
References: SkyClan's Destiny

Bramblestar's Storm

When Water Meets Blood

Prophecy: "When water meets blood, blood will rise."[28]            
Sign: Message from Cloudstar [28]
Interpreter: Bramblestar [29]
Meaning: Bramblestar and Tawnypelt share the blood bond of siblings. They rose above the rules of the warrior code by interfering with rival Clans, and when danger from the flood, kittypets, and badgers threatened both their Clans, their bond gave them the strength to overcome those obstacles.
Reference: Bramblestar's Storm

Blood Does Not Have To Mean Death

Prophecy: "Blood does not have to mean death. It can bring more strength than you can imagine." [30]
Sign: Message from Yellowfang [30]
Interpreter: Bramblestar
Meaning: The bonds of blood between Bramblestar and Tawnypelt brought them the strength to fight the badgers that ShadowClan was having trouble against, together.
Reference: Bramblestar's Storm

Hawkwing's Journey

The Fire Has Burned Out

Prophecy: "The fire has burned out, but to dispel the darkness you must find the spark that remains." [31]
Sign: Message from Skystar [31]
Interpreter: Echosong
Meaning: Firestar has died (burned out) in the fight against the Dark Forest, but SkyClan needs to find his kin (the spark) in order to stop Darktail (the darkness), who seeks to destroy the Clans.[source?]
Reference: Hawkwing's Journey

The Blood Trail

Prophecy: "Follow the Blood Trail"[32]
Sign: Message from StarClan[32]
Interpreter: Echosong[32]
Meaning: SkyClan must follow the setting sun in order to find the Lake Territories. The "blood" was the reddish color of the sky during twilight.[32]
Reference: Hawkwing's Journey

Tigerheart's Shadow

Strangers Will Come

Prophecy: "Strangers will come to your home. They will need your help, just as we need it."[33]
Sign: Message from Raggedstar[33]
Interpreter: Spiresight[33]
Meaning: Dovewing and Tigerheart will come to the den of The Guardian Cats[34], and Spire has been chosen by StarClan to guide them through the journey to return to the Clans after their kits were born.[35]
Reference: Tigerheart's Shadow

The Extra Claw

Prophecy: "I've had a vision. We need to find a cat with an extra claw. It's the only way to fend off the coming storm."[36]
Sign: Message from StarClan[36]
Interpreter: Willowshine[36]
Meaning: Same as "The Extra Claw" from Darkest Night.
Reference: Tigerheart's Shadow

See Into The Shadows

Prophecy: "This one will see into the shadows."[37]
Sign: Dream[37]
Interpreter: Spiresight and Tigerheart[38]
Meaning: After Spiresight's death, StarClan chooses Shadowkit, who has a strong connection to them, to guide the rest of the group to the Clan territories by showing him the right path in a dream.[39]
Reference: Tigerheart's Shadow

Take Care Of Blaze

Prophecy: "Take care of Blaze. I will not live beside the widewater. But Blaze will."[40]
Sign: Dream[40]
Interpreter: Spiresight and Tigerheart[40]
Meaning: Although both Spire and Blaze joined Tigerheart's group in their journey back home[35], Spire died during the journey while saving Pouncekit[41], while Blaze managed to reach the lake with the rest of the group and joined ShadowClan.[42]
Reference: Tigerheart's Shadow

Shadows Are Fading

Prophecy: "The shadows are fading. He can't keep them together."[43]
Sign: Message from StarClan[43]
Interpreter: Spiresight and Tigerheart[43]
Meaning: Rowanstar is unable to hold ShadowClan together after Tigerheart's departure, going so far to declare the Clan officially dissolved[44], making the remaining cats (including himself) join SkyClan[44], giving up their territory to them[44] and renouncing his leader name[45], all against the advice of StarClan and the Medicine cats[45]. Tigerheart needs to come back and assume the leadership to restore ShadowClan, or else the Clan will disappear forever.[46]
Reference: Tigerheart's Shadow

In The Prophecies Begin arc

Into the Wild

Fire Alone Can Save Our Clan

Prophecy: "Fire alone can save our Clan."[47]
Sign: Shooting star[47]
Interpreter: Spottedleaf
Meaning: A cat with a flame-colored pelt (Firepaw) will save ThunderClan (from the treachery of Tigerclaw) in The Darkest Hour and The Last Hope. Bluestar first thought it meant real fire, which destroyed the Clan's camp.[48]
Reference: Into the Wild

Fire and Ice

Beware A Warrior You Cannot Trust

Prophecy: "A battle is coming, Fireheart. Beware a warrior you cannot trust."[49]
Sign: Message from Spottedleaf[50]
Interpreter: Fireheart
Meaning: This was a warning for Fireheart to beware of Tigerclaw, but Fireheart thought it was Graystripe since they were having an argument at the time. He later finds out it's Tigerclaw when the deputy allows Leopardfur to fight Fireheart in the battle against RiverClan in defense of WindClan and doesn't attempt to help him.[49]
Reference: Fire and Ice

Forest of Secrets

StarClan is Calling

Prophecy: "StarClan is calling you... do not be afraid."[51]
Sign: Dream[51]
Interpreter: Fireheart[51]
Meaning: Bluestar was going to choose Fireheart as deputy.[52] At first, Fireheart misinterprets it, thinking he is going to die.[53]
Reference: Forest of Secrets

Rising Storm

Beware an Enemy Who Seems to Sleep

Prophecy: "Beware an enemy who seems to sleep."[54]
Sign: Dream[54]
Interpreter: Fireheart[54]
Meaning: A warning for Fireheart that even though Tigerclaw has been exiled, he is still a major threat.[55] Fireheart thinks that it refers to the sickness that the ShadowClan cats had and Darkstripe.[56]
Reference: Rising Storm

The Darkest Hour

Lion and Tiger

Prophecy: "Four will become two, Lion and Tiger will meet in battle, and blood will rule the forest."[57]
Sign: Firestar's leadership ceremony with a hill of bones oozing blood and Firestar seeing his reflection turn into a lion[58]
Interpreter: Firestar[59]
Meaning: Tigerstar united RiverClan and ShadowClan to become TigerClan,[60] and Firestar followed suit with WindClan and ThunderClan to become LionClan.[61] The four Clans become two, and LionClan and TigerClan meet in battle.[62] BloodClan is the final enemy. Scourge kills Tigerstar, but in the end blood does not rule the forest; TigerClan and LionClan unite to drive out BloodClan.[63]
Reference: The Darkest Hour

In the New Prophecy arc


Darkness, Air, Water, and Sky

Prophecy: "Darkness, Air, Water and Sky will come together and shake the forest to its roots. Nothing will be as it is now, nor as it has been before."[64]
Sign: Dream[65]
Interpreters: Brambleclaw, Feathertail, Crowpaw, Tawnypelt[66]
Meaning: A cat of each Clan will travel to find a new home, shaking the Clans with their warning.[67]
Reference: Midnight


The Silver Cat

Prophecy: A silver cat will come, and rid the Tribe of Rushing Water of the dangerous mountain cat Sharptooth.[68]
Signs: Signs of nature; pattern of the moonlight, shadows cast by the stones, sound of raindrops[69], a flash of silver fur in the pool [70]
Interpreter: Stoneteller[68]
Meaning: Feathertail, one of the journeying cats, drives a stalactite into Sharptooth’s body,[71] sacrificing herself in the process.[72] But at first, the Tribe of Rushing Water believed it was Stormfur.[73]
Reference: Moonrise


Blood Will Spill Blood

Prophecy: "Before there is peace, blood will spill blood, and the lake will run red."[74]
Sign: Dreams of a lake stained with blood[75]
Interpreter: Leafpool[76]
Meaning: The blood-related half-brothers, Hawkfrost and Brambleclaw, will meet in battle and spill blood;[77] Hawkfrost is killed and his blood turns the lake's water red.[78]
Reference: Starlight

In the Power of Three arc

The Sight

Kin of Your Kin

Prophecy: "There will be three, kin of your kin, who hold the power of the stars in their paws."[79]
Sign: Dream[80]
Interpreter: Jaypaw[80]
Meaning: Same as the "Kin of Your Kin" prophecy in Firestar's Quest
Reference: Outcast

In the Omen of the Stars arc

The Fourth Apprentice

Sharp-Eyed Jay and the Roaring Lion

Prophecy: "After the sharp-eyed jay and the roaring lion, peace will come on dove's gentle wing."[81]
Sign: Dream[81]
Interpreter: Dovepaw[81]
Meaning: Referencing the three cat's abilities, that being Jayfeather's 'sharp eyes' and Lionblaze's 'roar', his ability in battle, Dovewing (then Dovepaw) will be the one to help return them to peace.[source?]
Reference: The Fourth Apprentice

Storm Clouds on a Dark Breeze

Prophecy: "Beware, Jay's Wing. Storm clouds are gathering on a dark breeze."[82]
Sign: A whisper from an ancient cat[82]
Interpreter: Jayfeather[82]
Meaning: That Breezepelt is going to cause trouble and attack Jayfeather with help from a Dark Forest cat, later revealed to be Brokenstar.[83]
Reference: The Fourth Apprentice

Night Whispers

The Defeated Fox

Prophecy: "Yesterday, four patrols could not drive the fox from their territory. Today, Lionblaze sent it fleeing for its life."[84]
Sign: Lionblaze defeats a fox when four patrols could not[84]
Interpreter: Yellowfang[84]
Meaning: ThunderClan must stand alone in the battle against the Dark Forest to emerge victorious.[84]
Reference: Night Whispers

Sign of the Moon

Three Must Become Four

Prophecy: "The end of the stars draws near. Three must become four to battle the darkness that lasts forever."[85]
Sign: Dream[86]
Interpreter: Jayfeather[86]
Meaning: The Three must find the fourth to finally defeat the Dark Forest.
Reference: Sign of the Moon

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

The Apprentice's Quest

Clear The Sky

Prophecy: "Embrace what you find in the shadows, for only they can clear the sky."[87]
Sign: Message from Firestar[87]
Interpreter: All the Medicine cats[87]
Meaning: The Clans must find SkyClan, the fifth lost clan (what you find in the shadows), and bring them back to the Lake Territories in order to stop Darktail and allow them to reclaim their rightful place among the clans around the lake (clear the sky), restoring the original five clans (embrace).[88] Alderheart initially thinks that it refers to Violetkit and Twigkit, because they were found among the shadows of a tunnel where Sandstorm's spirit leads them [89], though it was revealed later that Twigpaw is the one fated to bring SkyClan to the lake.[90][91]
Reference: The Apprentice's Quest

Thunder and Shadow

The Fire Has Burned Out

Prophecy: "What remains when the fire has burned out?"[92]
Sign: Message from Unnamed gray StarClan tom[92]
Interpreter: Echosong[92]
Meaning: Same as the "The Fire Has Burned Out" prophecy in Hawkwing's Journey[source?]
Reference: Thunder and Shadow

Shattered Sky

Remember The Names

Prophecy: "The Clans must remember their names"[93]
Sign: Message from Firestar[93]
Interpreter: All the Medicine cats[93]
Meaning: All five Clans must use their signature skills, related to their Clan names, in a combined strategy to defeat Darktail and his rogues once and for all and recover ShadowClan territory: climb and hunt in trees (SkyClan), brute strengh and attack power (ThunderClan), speed (WindClan), hiding in shadows and sneaking through undergrowth (ShadowClan) and swimming (RiverClan).[94]
Reference: Shattered Sky

Darkest Night

The Dark Sky

Prophecy: "The dark sky must not herald a storm."[95]
Sign: Message from Echosong[95]
Interpreter: All the Medicine cats[95]
Meaning: Rowanstar's plans to dissolve ShadowClan and make the remaning cats join SkyClan, giving up their territory, must be stopped and ShadowClan needs to be restored, because there has to be always five Clans.[44] Also, most of the ShadowClan cats found themselves unable to accept the situation or assimilate into SkyClan[96] and their opinions clashed constantly with those of Leafstar and the rest of SkyClan cats[97], causing friction between both groups and giving the impression that they were de facto two clans sharing one camp, instead of only one clan[98]. After Tigerheart was resurrected and made the new leader of ShadowClan by StarClan, the newly restored clan returned to their old camp and territories, leaving SkyClan and avoiding more inner conflicts with them[99], thus ending the "dark sky" and restoring the number of clans to five once more.
Reference: Darkest Night

The Storm and The Extra Claw

Prophecy: "To fend off a storm, you will need an extra claw."[100]
Sign: Dream of a sky covered by storm clouds, which suddenly disappeared after the silhouette of a cat with six toes on a hind paw crossed running through the scene. [100]
Interpreter: Willowshine[100]
Meaning: The Clans needed the help of Tree, a loner who had six toes on one of his hind paws and the power to summon the spirits of deceased cats[45] in order to stop the "coming storm", the inminent disolution of ShadowClan and his merge with SkyClan, that threatens to disturb the lake's balance, because the Clans must be five to continue existing.[45]
Reference: Darkest Night

River of Fire

Approaching Shadows

Prophecy: "The shadows are approaching and must not be dispelled"[101]
Sign: Message from Needletail, Dawnpelt, Beenose and Lioneye.[102]
Interpreter: Alderheart, Jayfeather, Leafpool, Puddleshine, Frecklewish, Fidgetpaw and Kestrelflight[103].
Meaning: The missing ShadowClan cats (Tigerheart, Sleekwhisker, Yarrowleaf, Slatefur, Rippletail, Sparrowtail and Berryheart), are returning to the Clans (or their whereabouts are going to be found), and musn't be rejected, but allowed to came back, because they are neccesary in order to restore ShadowClan.
Reference: River of Fire

The Clans and The Forest

Prophecy: "The sky has cleared at last, but the Clans must come together to make the forest grow"[104]
Sign: Message from Cinderpelt[104]
Interpreter: Alderheart[104]
Meaning: Unknown.
Reference: River of Fire

In the Novellas

Goosefeather's Curse

Blood Will Spill Blood

Prophecy: "The lake will run red with the blood of brothers!"[105]
Sign: Whispers from StarClan cats[105]
Interpreter: Goosepaw[105]
Meaning: The blood-related half-brothers, Hawkfrost and Brambleclaw, will meet in battle and spill blood;[77] Hawkfrost is killed and his blood turns the lake's water red.[78]
Reference: Starlight

Leopard and Tiger

Prophecy: "Leopard and Tiger will feast on your bones!"[105]
Sign: Whispers from StarClan cats[105]
Interpreter: Goosepaw[105]
Meaning: Leopardstar and Tigerstar would join forces and create TigerClan,[106] to battle the other remaining Clans with BloodClan.[107]
Reference: The Darkest Hour

The Great Battle

Prophecy: "Rivers of blood, washing away everything the Clans have known..."[105]
Sign: Whispers from StarClan cats[105]
Interpreter: Goosepaw[105]
Meaning: The Great Battle would come, and attempt to destroy all the Clans.[108]
Reference: The Fourth Apprentice

Listen to Midnight

Prophecy: "You will find friends in unexpected places. Listen to what midnight tells you."[105]
Sign: Whispers from StarClan cats[105]
Interpreter: Goosepaw[105]
Meaning: Six cats from the Clans would journey to the sun-drown-place,[109] and meet Midnight, a badger that can speak to cats,[110] and will become a friend.
Reference: Midnight

Darkness, Air, Water, and Sky

Prophecy: "Darkness, air, water and sky will come together!"[111]
Sign: Whispers from StarClan cats[111]
Interpreter: Goosefeather[111]
Meaning: A cat of each Clan will travel to find a new home.[67]
Reference: Midnight

Destroyed by Water

Prophecy: "Water will destroy her!"[111]
Sign: Whispers from StarClan cats[111]
Interpreter: Goosefeather[111]
Meaning: Bluestar will die on her last life by drowning in the gorge.[13]It was also a warning that her relationship with Oakheart could potentially ruin her chances of becoming leader, and taking Rusty/Firepaw into ThunderClan.[112]*[113]
Reference: Bluestar's Prophecy

Fire Will Save The Clan

Prophecy: "Only fire will save the Clan!"[111]
Sign: Whispers from StarClan cats[111]
Interpreter: Goosefeather[111]
Meaning: A cat with a flame-colored pelt (Firepaw) will save ThunderClan (from the treachery of Tigerclaw) in The Darkest Hour and The Last Hope.
Reference: Into the Wild

In the Warriors App

SkyClan's Hunting Grounds

Prophecy: Unknown
Sign: Dream[114]
Interpreter: SkyClan Medicine Cat[114]
Meaning: SkyClan will lose its hunting grounds and will be forced to leave the forest.[114]
Reference: Warriors App


In the Super Editions

Tallstar's Revenge

Tuft of Fur

Omen: A tuft of black-and-white fur being blown away by wind over the moor and vanishing.[source?]
Interpreter: Barkface[source?]
Meaning: StarClan agrees that Talltail's destiny is outside the Clans.[source?]
Reference: Tallstar's Revenge

Crookedstar's Promise

Crooked-Jawed Squirrel

Omen: A squirrel with a crooked jaw, caught by Crookedjaw[115]
Interpreter: Hailstar[115]
Meaning: Crookedjaw would become the new deputy of RiverClan.[115] Later in the book, Mapleshade reveals she was the one who created the omen.[116]
Reference: Crookedstar's Promise

Bluestar's Prophecy

Flattened Fur

Omen: A bit of flattened fur on a piece of prey.[117]
Interpreter: Goosefeather[117]
Meaning: Thought to be a sign that WindClan is going to attack them, because it looked like the forest was flattened by wind.[117]
Reference: Bluestar's Prophecy

Catmint in Fur

Omen: A piece of catmint found in the fur of the prey.[118]
Interpreter: Goosefeather[118]
Meaning: Thought to be a sign that to defeat WindClan, they must attack their medicine supply.[118]
Reference: Bluestar's Prophecy

Clouds Moving Across the Sky

Omen: Clouds in the sky[119]
Interpreter: Goosefeather[119]
Meaning: Bluekit and Snowkit's apprentice ceremony will come early.[119]
Reference: Bluestar's Prophecy

Gleaming Blood

Omen: Thistleclaw's spiky pelt gleaming and drenched with blood. It oozes from his fur, drips from his whiskers, and stains the snow. No other cat can see it except for Bluefur and Goosefeather.[120]
Interpreter: Goosefeather and Bluefur[120]
Meaning: It is the vision of ThunderClan's path if Thistleclaw is to lead them.[120]
Reference: Bluestar's Prophecy

SkyClan's Destiny

Flood in the Gorge

Omen: Water drowning the cats in the gorge[121]
Sign: Dream
Interpreter: Leafstar[26]
Meaning: Another reference that means greater storms are coming for SkyClan.[27]
Reference: SkyClan's Destiny

Bramblestar's Storm

Injury from a Branch

Omen: Jayfeather gets scratched from a branch that wasn't previously there[122]
Interpreter: Bramblestar [123]
Meaning: A stick will cause trouble for the Clan. The stick is revealed to be the Stick of the Fallen, which Seedpaw dies trying to retrieve. [123]
Reference: Bramblestar's Storm

Hawkwing's Journey

The She-cat And The Leaf

Omen: A vision of a young she-cat who looked like Hawkwing. At her paws was a maple leaf, and she nodded down to its five points.[90]
Sign: Dream[90]
Interpreter: Echosong[90]
Meaning: The she-cat is Twigpaw, Hawkwing's daughter, who will help reunite SkyClan with the other four Clans.[91] The five-pointed maple leaf symbolizes the five Clans together once again, and also the flying leaf that Hawkwing followed in order to find the Blood Trail.[32]
Reference: Hawkwing's Journey

Tigerheart's Shadow

Shadows in the Nursery

Omen: Shadows emerge from inside the empty ThunderClan nursery, growing and spreading until the whole nursery is consumed by them.[124]
Interpreter: Dovewing[125]
Meaning: Tigerheart's and Dovewing's kits musn't be born in ThunderClan.[125]
Reference: Tigerheart's Shadow

Twolegs Den

Omen: A vision of a huge Twolegplace with nests that reach into the sky, and a twoleg den with a roof there with sharp points that stick up into the sky like gorse spines.[125]
Interpreter: Dovewing[125]
Meaning: The place in the vision is the den of The Guardian Cats[126], where Dovewing is supposed to go in order to give birth to her kits, so Tigerheart could find them later.[127]
Reference: Tigerheart's Shadow

Sun and Shadows

Omen: A bright sun shines over the ShadowClan camp, creating strong, long and dark shadows. Suddenly, the sun dimmed and faded, and the shadows disappear completely.[128]
Interpreter: Puddleshine and Tigerheart[128]
Meaning: ShadowClan needs a strong leadership in order to recover after Darktail's actions, or else the clan risks disappearing forever.[129]
Reference: Tigerheart's Shadow

Tigerheart's Shadow

Omen: A bright sun shines over the ShadowClan camp, creating strong, long and dark shadows. Tigerheart stands at the edge of the clearing, and the shadow he casts is long and black, far darker that any other in the camp, while at the same time, at the other side of the camp, Rowanstar's figure dissolves into milky light.[130]
Interpreter: Tigerheart[130]
Meaning: Tigerstar is the strong leader that ShadowClan needs in order to recover, not Rowanstar.[131] Continuation of Puddleshine's "Sun and Shadows" vision.[130]
Reference: Tigerheart's Shadow

Blocking The Sun

Omen: A vision of Tigerheart standing alone in front of the sun, blocking his light and casting a shadow so strong that blocks even the warmth of the sunshine.[132]
Interpreter: Puddleshine and Tigerheart[132]
Meaning: Same as "Tigerheart's Shadow."[133] Tigerheart wrongly assumed that his father Rowanstar is the sun, and the vision means that he need to leave ShadowClan because he is undermining Rowanstar's leadership.[133]
Reference: Tigerheart's Shadow

A Tree Falls

Omen: A vision of a tree falling, cutting through a shadow, revealing light inside of it.[134]
Interpreter: Tigerheart and Spiresight[134]
Meaning: Unknown, but Tigerheart suspects that the vision could be a warning that something happened to his father, Rowanstar, because he was named after a rowan tree.[135]
Reference: Tigerheart's Shadow

Orange Sun

Omen: A vision of an "orange sun" that the group is supposed to find before continuing their journey.[136]
Interpreter: Spiresight[137]
Meaning: The orange sun is part of a painting made on a wall of the Twoleg den where Berryheart, Sparrowtail, Rippletail, and Cloverfoot are living after escaping from Darktail. The group needs to take these cats back with them to ShadowClan, in order to help rebuild the Clan.[138]
Reference: Tigerheart's Shadow

In The Prophecies Begin arc

Into the Wild

Torn Collar

Omen: Rusty's collar is torn off in a fight with Longtail[139]
Interpreter: Bluestar[140]
Meaning: Rusty left his kittypet life behind, and StarClan has accepted him and he will be welcome to join the Clan as Firepaw.[140]
Reference: Into the Wild

Fire and Ice

An Unnecessary Death

Omen: Red clouds[141]
Interpreter: Barkface[142]
Meaning: The day will bring an unnecessary death.[142] Later, when Fireheart and Graystripe were returning to their home in ThunderClan, they were attacked by a RiverClan patrol, and in the confusion of the fight, Whiteclaw, a RiverClan warrior, fell to his death over the gorge when he attacked Graystripe.[143]
Reference: Fire and Ice

StarClan's Anger

Omen: Clouds covering the full moon during a Gathering[144]
Meaning: Gatherings are a time of peace, and if there is any violence, StarClan sends clouds to cover the moon signifying their displeasure. This occurs at several Gatherings after the cats start fighting or saying rude things about each other.[144]
Reference: Fire and Ice, and several other books thereafter

Forest of Secrets

Fresh-Kill Turning into Crowfood

Omen: A magpie in the fresh-kill pile that was intended for Bluestar turns out to be crowfood[145]
Interpreter: Cinderpelt[146]
Meaning: Bluestar's leadership of ThunderClan will slowly rot away from the inside.[145]
Reference: Forest of Secrets

Rising Storm

Beam of Light From Star

Omen: A single star sending a frail beam of light, and Nightstar then drawing in a long, steady breath[147]
Interpreter: Runningnose[148]
Meaning: StarClan is with ShadowClan after all. A great new dawn awaits ShadowClan. In that star, StarClan had shown him their glorious future.[149]
Reference: Rising Storm

Owl's Wing Blocking Light

Omen: A wide, gray owl's wing sweeping across the ray of starlight and an owl swooping down. The owl leaves, along with the star and the sky is pitch black.[150]
Interpreter: Runningnose[148]
Meaning: A dreadful warning that ShadowClan would pay the highest price possible for their new dawn.[149]
Reference: Rising Storm

In the New Prophecy' arc


Fire and Tiger

Omen: A vision of a giant tiger leaping from flames[151]
Interpreter: Cinderpelt[152]
Meaning: Brambleclaw (Tigerstar's son) and Squirrelpaw (Firestar's daughter) would find a new home for the Clans, and unite them for the journey.[153] Cinderpelt first misinterprets it, thinking it meant that the two cats presented a danger to the Clan, or to each other.[154]
Reference: Midnight

Moth's Wing

Omen: A moth's wing found outside of the medicine cat's den[155]
Interpreter: Mudfur[155]
Meaning: Mothwing, the former rogue, was fit to become a medicine cat apprentice.[155] It was later revealed that Hawkfrost left the moth's wing outside of Mudfur's den so he could use Mothwing's medicine cat status to help him gain power. This made Mothwing stop believing in StarClan, but she was still a good medicine cat.[156]
Reference: Midnight


Death and Danger

Omen: Sharp claws and teeth are glimpsed along with a voice whispering that death and danger are coming.[157]
Interpreters: Littlecloud, Cinderpelt, and Barkface[158]
Meaning: Badgers were going to attack the Clans, starting with ThunderClan, and many cats were going to die.[159]
Reference: Twilight


Three Stars

Omen: A vision seen by Leafpool of three stars shining brighter than the others in the sky[160]
Interpreters: Bluestar, Spottedleaf, and Lionheart[161]
Meaning: The three stars represented three cats Leafpool had yet to meet (most likely her coming kits) who would shape her destiny when she did meet them.[161]
Reference: Sunset

Starry Pawprints

Omen: A vision of two sets of pawprints merging into a single path[161]
Interpreter: Leafpool[161]
Meaning: Brambleclaw and Squirrelflight's destiny can not be ceased by any cat.[162]
Reference: Sunset

Brambles with Claws

Omen: A vision of the ThunderClan camp surrounded by high walls of bramble, with claws instead of thorns[163]
Interpreter: Leafpool[164]
Meaning: The brambles surrounding the ThunderClan camp represent Brambleclaw, and that he would keep his Clan safe, meaning he was the rightful deputy for ThunderClan.[165]
Reference: Sunset

Two Stones

Omen: Two pebbles that looked different from the other pebbles were carried away by the stream[166]
Interpreter: Mothwing[166]
Meaning: Two things in RiverClan don't fit, and they need to be "swept away" like the dream Mothwing had.[166]This omen is false, as it was later revealed that Hawkfrost forced Mothwing to make up that dream so RiverClan could get rid of Stormfur and Brook, because he is afraid that Stormfur will be chosen as deputy instead of him, sweeping away the power Hawkfrost hopes to gain in his Clan.[167]
Reference: Sunset

Moth's Wing

Omen: A moth's wing getting torn off[168]
Interpreter: Leafpool[168]
Meaning: The omen reveals to Leafpool that Hawkfrost had torn off a moth's wing and put it outside the medicine cat's den so that his sister, Mothwing, could be the new medicine cat.[169]
Reference: Sunset

In the Power of Three arc



Omen: A total solar eclipse takes place[170]
Meaning: It was thought by many cats to be an omen that they were doing something wrong or that they didn't belong by the lake.[171] Sol predicted that it would happen but StarClan gave no warning of it,[172] which makes many of the Clan cats afraid and uncertain of the future.[173] However, it turns out to just be a solar eclipse with no meaning whatsoever - unfortunately, falling on the day that Sol had predicted.
Reference: Eclipse

In the Omen of the Stars arc

Night Whispers

Engulfed in Water

Omen: Flametail dreaming about drowning into freezing black water not being able to breathe.[174]
Interpreter: Flametail[175]
Meaning: Flametail's death would relate to drowning in the lake.[176]
Reference: Night Whispers

The Last Hope

The Burning Reed

Omen: A reed found by Mothwing burning continuously for days despite steady rainfall.[177]
Interpreter: Jayfeather[178]
Meaning: Jayfeather must find the fourth cat, which is revealed to be Firestar.[179] At first, Jayfeather thought it was an omen to find Flametail, who he believed to be the fourth cat.[178]
Reference: The Last Hope

In the A Vision of Shadows arc

River of Fire

The Burning Camp

Omen: A vision of lightning striking an unknown camp and causing a fire that consumes it. Yellowfang's face suddenly appears among the flames and shouts to Twigpaw: "You don't belong here!".
Interpreter: Twigpaw[180]
Meaning: Lightning will strike the RiverClan camp, causing a dangerous fire that will burn down the camp and force RiverClan to flee into the other clans territories seeking help and refuge, thus ending their isolation and reuniting them with the other clans [181][182]; Twigpaw initially fears that it could be the ThunderClan camp, because she couldn't identificate the burning camp as a result of the fire damage[183]. Yellowfang was merely trying to scare Twigpaw in order to wake her up, because she sneaked into the Moonpool and intruded into StarClan territory without permission[184], although the apprentice missinterpreted the warning at first and believed that Yellowfang was telling her that she didn't belong in ThunderClan[180].
Reference: River of Fire

Shadowkit's family

Omen: A vision of Shadowkit living in the ShadowClan nursery along his littermates and Dovewing, and playing mossball with their father, Tigerheart.[185]
Interpreter: Violetshine, Dovewing and Berryheart[185]
Meaning: It's the vision of Shadowkit's family future after Tigerheart was resurrected as ShadowClan new leader and all of them came to live with him at the ShadowClan camp.{{r|ts|
Reference: River of Fire

In the Field Guides

Code of the Clans

The Owl

Omen: An owl swoops down into ShadowClan's camp, and takes a mouse instead of Driftkit.
Interpreter: Lilystar
Meaning: Prey is only to be eaten, not be played with. Give thanks to StarClan for it.
Reference: Code of the Clans

Fallen Branch

Omen: A branch falls on top of the Clans during a Gathering, coming close to crushing ThunderClan and ShadowClan.
Interpreter: Whitestar
Meaning: You may not hunt or trespass on another Clan's territory.
Reference: Code of the Clans

Battle Blood

Omen: A vision of blood drenched on Mossheart, making it hard for her to breathe
Interpreter: Mossheart
Meaning: An honorable warrior does not need to kill to win.
Reference: Code of the Clans

In the Novellas

Mistystar's Omen

The Moth

Omen: A moth emerging from its cocoon and taking flight.
Interpreter: Mistystar
Meaning: Mothwing should be trusted to be medicine cat despite her disbelief of StarClan.
Reference: Mistystar's Omen

Tigerclaw's Fury

The Striped Claw

Omen: A cat claw found at the feet of the Clanrock, on which the moonlight cast shadows that resemble stripes.
Interpreter: Runningnose
Meaning: Tigerclaw should be the next leader of ShadowClan.
The omen is false, created by Jaggedtooth using one of his own claws in order to manipulate Runningnose to chose Tigerclaw as ShadowClan's new leader.
Reference: Tigerclaw's Fury

Mapleshade's Vengeance

Three Pieces of Water Reed

Omen: "A tiny stream appeared in Ravenwing's den, in a place where no stream has run before. It carried with it three pieces of water reeds."
Interpreter: Ravenwing
Meaning: Oakstar and Ravenwing think that Mapleshade's kits don't belong in ThunderClan and that they will only cause the Clan nothing but danger.
Reference: Mapleshade's Vengeance

Goosefeather's Curse

The Great Hunger

Omen: A horrific vision of the ThunderClan camp during leaf-bare, frozen and covered with snow, with the clan cats starving and hideously thin, at least one of them already dead, and the fresh-kill pile completely empty. Several StarClan cats stand at the edge of the clearing, eyes filled with sorrow and grief at seeing the living cats starve.
Interpreter: Goosefeather
Meaning: A starvation epidemic, the Great Hunger, is going to hit ThunderClan during leaf-bare despite their best attempts to prevent it, and several cats will die as a result.
Reference: Goosefeather's Curse

References and citations

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