Sue has been an online writer for over eight years. She is a mother, social worker, writer, and dream interpreter. Many aspects of a dream contribute to the overall meaning of the dream.
The colorsobjects, situations, symbols, and the dreamer's associated feelings all influence the dream's meaning. Dreams mean many things to different people. Despite our differences, we often have similar dreams. But, even if two people had the same dream, it might mean something completely different to each of them. Still, as human beings, we do sometimes share history, experience, attitudes, and emotions.
So, whenever you were born or wherever you live, dreaming of dead people is a common experience. Although only the dreamer can know what their dreams mean, this article discusses the shared perceptions of the symbolism of dreaming of dead people.
In general, the dead people in our dreams are parts of our psyche attempting to communicate with us. This is likely a part of our subconscious from which we dissociate. This is a wise, quiet part of us that often appears not to even exist.
What Does It Mean to Dream of Dead People You Once Knew?
Aspects of the dead live on within us. Dreaming of a deceased loved one can be healthy but can also be negative and it is important to differentiate which it is for you. These types of dreams can be part of our growth or they can stunt our growth and keep us "stuck" on something.
We can grow from either type of dream positive or negative. If this dream is keeping you stuck, you may need to resolve your feelings in your waking life and within the dream as well. Dreaming of someone who has passed away may be a way for you to resolve your feelings about this loss. Oftentimes, people pass away before we are able to make amends or resolve an issue we had with them. Dreaming may help you to express unspoken feelings, put something right, or tie up loose ends.
For example, the dream may help you forgive the person or yourself and as a consequence get peace and healing for yourself. If you are not attempting to resolve feelings associated with this person's death in your dream, you are likely to be dreaming of the person because they represent a quality that is important to you right now.
Think about who you have dreamed about and begin to describe them. Is this person the opposite of you? Is this person very much like you? Did this person possess traits you had always wanted to emulate? Did this person have qualities that turned you off or you feared you possessed?
This dream is likely more about your answers to these questions rather than the person who has passed away. Since death dreams tend to represent ending something or starting something new, it is possible the quality represented by the person is something you no longer want or need.
A friend once dreamed of one of her ex-coworkers who was no longer alive. She could not understand why she had started to dream of this woman so vividly, since they had never been very close and she had not passed away recently.
Once the friend described the ex-coworker as someone who was always obsessed with weight loss and appeared to have a possible eating disorder, she was able to associate the dream with her own lifestyle and diet. She admitted she was beginning to obsess too much with her weight. She was worried she was spending too much time fixated on this and felt it was becoming unhealthy.Dreaming of people who in real life have died and were dear to us reveals dissatisfaction with our present life.
If the dead acts accusing and vindictive it is a guilt complex linked with this person. If we dream of a loved one who has died and this person dies during that dream it indicates that from that moment our soul is with our beloved…. In this dream the action happens here and now, if not so this is another dream, for example, if we see relatives and characters from our childhood we refer to children. To see a relative in dreams announces surprises or news.
To see that deceased relatives are alive, announces some good or bad event, depending on whether the relative has a calm or agitated expression…. A dead one means bad omen, destruction, loss or ruin. To talk with the dead means impossibility or powerlessness to solve certain conflicts. To watch the death of a person who is already dead is sign of an excessive passion. A dead person inside a coffin represents problems that are hard to overcome.
To bury the dead foretells fatal events and adversities…. Dreaming that a relative, who is still alive, dies, it is an announcement for future setbacks and sorrows. This type of dream is common in people who have suffered failures in real life, for example the frustration of their illusions, hopes, passions business, etc. Those feelings of defeat are the ones that take the shape of a corpse, indicating that the hopes and dreams are dead.
In these cases, what you should do is to find a solution to your problems instead than assuming that a family member will die. Dreaming of the dead body of a known person indicates that the dreamer is blaming the other person for his own problems, and that he has a hidden desire for revenge.
Dreaming of corpses is also the result of negative influences in everyday life, such as abundant news of wars, crimes, assaults or reading things about terror or revenge, it can also be the result of receiving threats.
Dreaming of a corpse covered in flowers announces sadness. If the flowers are red or dark, it means that problems are approaching your life. If a woman, especially a young woman, dreams of being accompanied by a carefully, shaved, dressed and styled corpse, it suggests that she feels tempted to fall into moral corruption, or in having an affair. These dreams usually reveal that the dreamer really wants peace, tranquility, and being away from the problems that affect him.
This is because he feels surrounded by hostility and envy, even though in reality this is can be very close relative. For anyone the dreams of kissing a corpse indicates that the dreamer is about to say goodbye to something that he loves very much.When you see someone from your past in the dream, it can be thrilling at first.
After a loved one dies, you may fear never seeing them again. First, you start to forget the way their voice sounded or the way they looked when they laughed. Before long, it feels like you are forgetting everything about them. When you finally dream about your loved one, it can be a bit of a relief. Even if it was not a particularly positive dream, it still feels good to be close to your loved one again.
While it may be a relief at times, seeing a dead person alive in your dream can also be quite terrifying. You may be afraid that they have come back to earth to haunt you for a mistake or argument you had together. You may be worried that they have unfinished business or that something is wrong. If you are worried about seeing a dead person alive in your dream, read on to find out why this happens.
Losing someone is never easy. If you are lucky, you know that they are ill in advance. This gives your loved one time to make amends and say good-bye to everyone. In some cases, the family members do not have enough time to say good-bye. A brutal attack or car crash can take a loved one away before you get to make amends.
When this happens, moving on becomes even harder. You know that you never apologized for an argument or an unkind word, so you feel haunted by the past. When this type of situation happens, it can lead you to dream about your loved one.
The 10 Most Common Signs From Deceased Loved Ones
You see them alive in the dream because you want another chance to talk to them. This is your opportunity to make amends.To dream of an aunt represents a substitute form of intuition. Your gut instincts about the future or to make long term choices that is influenced in some manner. Negatively, an aunt is a sign that you feel unlucky or that your gut instincts feel off. Unwanted outcomes or coincidences.
Positively, an aunt may reflect a heightened sense of luck or that your gut instincts are unusually accurate.
If I See a Dead Relative Alive in My Dream Again and Again, What Did It Mean?
Alternatively, an aunt represents a quality in yourself based on your most honest feelings about them. Ask yourself what memories or feelings stand out the most about them and see how that quality may apply to your own life. To dream of a dead aunt may reflect feelings about alternative outcomes in your life reversing. Alternative methods of approaching problems no longer being necessary. Feeling that your lucky streak has gotten better after first being oddly unlucky.
Ridiculous periods of time of no progress or stagnation ending. Consider the qualities about the aunt that stand out the most and try to see how those qualities may have disappeared from a situation in your life. Example: A man dreamed of seeing his aunt. In waking life he felt like nothing he did worked or he could never be lucky at all. His most powerful memory of his aunt was of her telling him he couldn't have candy.
In his dream she reflected a intuitive choices that never let him feel good. Example 2: A woman felt that her Aunt was possessed and shot her in the chest. In waking life she was having difficult avoiding an ex-boyfriend whom she tried to be friends with before finding out he had a new pregnant girlfriend.
The possessed Aunt in this case may have reflected her feelings about starting to talk to her ex-boyfriend not resulting in what she wanted because she found out he got another girl pregnant and she couldn't avoid him. Dream Themes Menu.
Aunts To dream of an aunt represents a substitute form of intuition.My Uncle Used To Love Me But She Died (Blake Berglund x Colter Wall x The Dead South)
Body Parts. Please try searching one term at a time. If that fails, feel free to contact us with any requests or suggestions for dream symbols you want added to the dictionary.To see your uncle in your dream represents some aspect of your family heritage and trait. It also symbolizes new ideas and emerging awareness.
Consider the idiom "say uncle " to mean surrender or admit defeat. To dream that you dead uncle calls to tell you that he is digging graves indicates that your subconscious is telling you about some hidden truth or family secret that needs to be uncovered.
To dream of an uncle represents a substitute form of conscience.
Your ability to choose between right and wrong or make an important decision that is influenced in some manner. An uncle is a sign that you aren't making the right choices for the right reasons. Positively, an uncle may reflect important decisions that are driven by positive intentions or a heightened need to do what's right.
Negatively, an uncle may reflect poor decision making or negative influences over your choices. It may also reflect excessiveness in your choices. Alternatively, an uncle represents a quality in yourself based on your most honest feelings about them. Ask yourself what memories or feelings stand out the most about them and see how that quality may apply to your own life.
Example: A young man dreamed of seeing his Uncle being evil and laughing at him. His most honest feeling about this Uncle was that he ate too much. In waking life he was regretting a decision he made and went too far with. If you see your uncle in a dream, you will have news of a sad character soon. Dreaming you see your uncle prostrated in mind, and repeatedly have this dream, you will have trouble with your relations which will result in estrangement, at least for a time.
To see your uncle dead, denotes that you have formidable enemies. To have a misunderstanding with your uncledenotes that your family relations will be unpleasant, and illness will be continually present.
Running away from something in a dream means turning to God Almighty and seeking refuge in Him for safety and protection. If one sees himself running away to escape from an enemy he fears in a dream, it means that he will be safe. If a man of knowledge or a scholar sees himself running away from an enemy in fear in a dream, it means that he will be asked to sit as a judge, or to govern.
If one sees himself running away but has no fear in the dream, it means his death. Expulsion in a dream means imprisonment. If one is exiled from his homeland in a dream, it means that he may enter a jail. If one is expelled from paradise in a dream, it means that he may experience poverty.
If one evicts a man of knowledge or screams at him, or bewilders him in a dream, it means that he will face an extraordinary misfortune and confront a threatening and a cruel enemy. If a religious and a pious looking person is evicted or driven away from a place in a dream, it means that he is failing to fulfill his religious vow, or it could mean that he is avoiding to remain in the company of true pious people, ascetics, people of knowledge and noble ones.
Expulsion in a dream also could denote misbehavior or ill conduct on the part of the evictor. If one sees himself building a prison in a dream, it means that he will meet a righteous man or an Imam who will guide him on the straight path. An Imam in a dream also represents the spiritual leader of all Muslims.
If one sees himself turning and running away in the face of a battle in a dream, it means that he may contract a venereal disease, or suffer from syphilis. Taking flight in a dream also may mean reverting to what is proper. If one sees himself taking refuge in a group of people, enticing them to fight in a dream, it means that he is adventuring with his head by walking the path of evil, or by backbiting others.
To dream that you escape from jail or some place of confinement signifies your need to escape from a restrictive situation or attitude. Alternatively, it suggests that you are refusing to face your problems. You are avoiding the situation, instead of confronting them.
To dream that you escape from injury from an animal, or from any situation, signifies your good health and prosperity. You will experience a favorable turn of events.To see your uncle in your dream represents some aspect of your family heritage and trait.
It also symbolizes new ideas and emerging awareness. Consider the idiom "say uncle " to mean surrender or admit defeat. To dream that you dead uncle calls to tell you that he is digging graves indicates that your subconscious is telling you about some hidden truth or family secret that needs to be uncovered.
Dreaming of Messages From the Dead
To dream of an uncle represents a substitute form of conscience. Your ability to choose between right and wrong or make an important decision that is influenced in some manner. An uncle is a sign that you aren't making the right choices for the right reasons.
Positively, an uncle may reflect important decisions that are driven by positive intentions or a heightened need to do what's right. Negatively, an uncle may reflect poor decision making or negative influences over your choices. It may also reflect excessiveness in your choices. Alternatively, an uncle represents a quality in yourself based on your most honest feelings about them.
Ask yourself what memories or feelings stand out the most about them and see how that quality may apply to your own life. Example: A young man dreamed of seeing his Uncle being evil and laughing at him.
His most honest feeling about this Uncle was that he ate too much.
In waking life he was regretting a decision he made and went too far with. If you see your uncle in a dream, you will have news of a sad character soon. Dreaming you see your uncle prostrated in mind, and repeatedly have this dream, you will have trouble with your relations which will result in estrangement, at least for a time. To see your uncle dead, denotes that you have formidable enemies.
To have a misunderstanding with your uncledenotes that your family relations will be unpleasant, and illness will be continually present. To see or talk to the dead in your dream forewarns that you are being influenced by negative people and are hanging around the wrong crowd.
This dream may also be a way for you to resolve your feelings with those who have passed on. Alternatively, the dream symbolizes material loss. If you dream of a person who has died a long time ago, then it suggests that a current situation or relationship in your life resembles the quality of that deceased person.
The dream may depict how you need to let this situation or relationship die and end it. If you dream of someone who has recently passed away, then it means that their death is still freshly in your mind. You are still trying to grasp the notion that he or she is really gone. Dreams can also be a way for you to keep loved ones who have past away alive and still be in some aspect of your life.Seeing a dead relative alive in your dream can leave you feeling disturbed.
You are not sure why you keep seeing a dead relative alive in your dreams again and again. Are they trying to tell you something? Are they unhappy with the way they left the world? To dissect this dream, read on. While dream interpreters have ascribed deeper meanings to dreams for thousands of years, scientists believe that dreams are just caused by random firings of neurons in your mind. Some psychologists also think that dreams represent the state of your subconscious mind.
If this interpretation is true, then your dream may just be showing you how you feel. Perhaps there is something you wished you said for your loved one, or maybe you need to seek closure after they passed away. In many cases, this dream may just be caused by missing the relative. Your mind has not accepted your loss yet, so you keep dreaming about them over and over again.
Among dream interpreters, this type of dream has other, hidden meanings. To figure out what your dream means, you have to dissect exactly what happened. What did your relative say? Did they seem happy or were they unwilling to accept their fate? Where were you in your dream? In most dreams about dead relatives, the person seems to be still alive. Few people see their relative in the grave or as a ghost. Often, the relative is just cooking, eating or talking like they normally did in life.
While it is easy to think that the relative is trying to communicate something deeper with you, this is not always the case. Sometimes, they appear in your dreams because you wish that you could have one more chance to talk to them and tell them how you feel. Since you keep having these dreams again and again, you are actually luckier than most people.
The next time you have this dream, ask your relative why they keep appearing. See if there is something that they wanted to tell you or a regret that they needed to express. Alternatively, you may also want to figure out your own emotional state. You keep seeing your dead relative alive in your dreams again and again. This might be happening because there is something deeper that you wanted to tell them. Was anything left unsaid? Were you able to tell them how you feel before they died? If there is something that you wanted to tell them, you can plan it out and tell them in your next dream.
In other cultures, a departed family member is thought to appear if they need help in the afterlife. Perhaps there is some unfinished business that they have to express before they can move on.