In our dreams, we are closer to our real self than in waking life and they can reveal a lot about our subconscious. Dreams Relating to death or dying, unless they are the result of spiritual causes, are misleading and very confusing to interpret especially for novice dream interpreters.
Psychologists and dream interpreters have different attitudes toward death dreams. A lot of factors play important role in interpreting such dreams, for example, the person who has died in our dream, the reason for dying or the place where the person dies in. In this post, we have prepared all possible interpretations of death dreams based on various factors and symbols.
Dream Interpretation of Dying in Islam:
Dying from drowning:
if You have the dream of dying from drowning while swimming, it means that you may die from such adversities.
Dying in the grave:
If someone dies in the grave after burial in the dream, it indicates that the person may die from such sufferings.
Dies in a Masjid:
If you have the dream of dying in a Masjid, you will die as a true penitent.
Dying as a martyr:
Dying as a martyr in a dream is sometimes a good omen meaning profits, fulfillment of a promise, business success, or it can have other interpretations which are assassinating, or drowning or dying under a collapsed structure.
Dying of crucifixion:
In your dream, if you die of your crucifixion, it implies that you will lose your faith or fail to apply the divine laws in your life. on the other hand, If you are crucified and do not die from it, it signifies that you will rule with justice.
Dying of fear:
Dying of fear in a dream means that you do not pay people their rights and particularly if you are afraid of a human being or from your own evildoing in real life.
Dream Interpretation of Dying in Zhou-gong’s Dream Dictionary:
Your own death:
Chinses dream interpreters believe that dreaming about your own death is a good sign indicating the gradual increase of fortune and personal property would happen in waking life, alternatively, this dream suggests that the dreamer will start a new stage of life.
Death of a friend:
Such dreams denote that you will have good luck for wealth and being rich.
Death of a relative/family member:
Dream about the death of a relative/family member denotes that the person in the dream would stay healthy and young.
Death of a stranger:
Dream about the death of a stranger implies that the dreamer will be able to make a career/business turnaround.
Death of the lover:
If you see that your lover dies in your dream, it means that life is settling down.
Death of the enemy:
Dream of the enemy’s death is a good omen symbolizing that the dreamer will get some reliable and loyal friends.
Death of a king:
Death of a king in a dream signifies that you will receive a title or a medal in your real life.
Death of a beloved pet:
Dreaming of the death of a beloved pet indicates that a good friend or colleague may pass away.
Dream Interpretation of Dying in Dream Dictionary for Dummies:
Death in a dream is not necessarily a literal indication, and it is wrong to say that if you die in your dream, your body will also die. Such dreams mean that you’re focusing on the end of a chapter in your life or a part of your identity and trying to get ready for rebirth, renewal, and growth. Dying slowly or seeing a corpse in dreams means a devitalized condition or lifeless routine.
Dreaming about death emotionally means that you are experiencing anxiety about endings. If you see the death of another person in your dream, it indicates that you’re letting go of the quality or emotion that person represents, or you are feeling the possible loss of that aspect and have the desire of activating it more in yourself.
Talking to a dead person is an indication of resolving incomplete communications, and it helps activate the qualities the person represents to you. It means that you are active in the higher, more telepathic realms of your awareness, receiving guidance and direction from your own soul. Seeing yourself after death reassures you that you are immortal.
Death of a loved one:
Dreaming about the death of a loved one is an indication of losing your job or partner, or it means that the world is about to experience a shocking event like September 11, Pearl Harbor, or Kennedy’s assassination. Another meaning is that you are shown an omen to watch for that is a clue to success in a new endeavor.
To be shot and die:
Dreaming that you are shot and die, implies that you are to meet unexpected abuse from the ill feelings of your friends in real life, but if you escape death by waking, you will be fully reconciled with them later on.
Death of others:
Dreaming about the death of others is an indication of general ill luck to you and to your friends.
Death of a friend or relative:
Dreaming about the death of a relative or friend is a warning against immoral or other improper thought and action of the dreamer in real life. On the opposite side, the death of an enemy means that the dreamer may overcome his evil ways and thus give himself or friends cause for joy.
Other dream interpreters and psychologists think that dreaming of dying denotes that you are threatened with evil from a source that has contributed to your former advancement and enjoyment.
Death of your ex:
Dreaming of the death of your ex tells you that the relationship is dead and that you are moving on.
Death of living parents:
To dream about the death of your living parents means that you are undergoing a significant change in your waking life. It indicates that your relationship with your parents has entered into a new phase.
The symbolic interpretation of death:
The symbolic meaning of death in a dream is the end of an epoch, especially when it takes the form of sacrifice or the desire for self-destruction in the face of unendurable tension or difficulty.
Psychologists and dream interpreters suggest a wide range of meanings for death dreams:
Death means new beginnings:
Inner changes, transformation, self-discovery and positive development that is happening within you or your life, experiencing a transitional phase and becoming more enlightened or spiritual, making a new start and leaving the past behind such as getting married or divorce, being promoted to a new position or moving to a new country can be manifested in the dreams of your own death.
Death means a part of you has died:
Metaphorically dying does not always mean physical death, sometimes it can be interpreted as an end or a termination to your old ways, bad habits, destructive behavior or some other aspect of yourself in the waking life. In such dreams, death is often represented by someone else, not the dreamer. So if you dream that someone is dead, it denotes that you want to repress that aspect of yourself that is represented by the dying person. Whatever that person represents has no part in your own life anymore.
Death means a wake-up call:
Sometimes dreaming about death is the mind’s way of trying to attract your attention to something very important in your waking life where you need to take action. When you wake up try to consider how you felt in your dream and think about a situation in your waking life where you felt the same way.
Death means escape:
A number of dream interpreters think that death dreams may mean that the dreamer is desperately trying to escape from the demands of daily life, such as some major stress or obligation, responsibility or a painful relationship.
Death means coping with death:
All people have some questions about death for example: When will it happen? How will it happen? Will it hurt? so it is completely natural to be anxious about death or hard to think about it consciously. As a result, you push it into your subconscious where it may play out in your dream. It means that sometimes dreaming of death may be your subconscious way of dealing with the idea of death and your own mortality
Death means self-sacrifices:
In some cases, dreaming about death symbolizes your sacrifices. It means that you feel that you are always putting your needs of others first.
Death means resentment:
More directly, a dream about someone’s death may mean that you are harboring some deep resentment and bitterness toward this person.
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- Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted (Gustavus Hindman Miller)
- The A To Z Of Dream Interpretations, What Dreams Reveal About Our Lives, Loves And Deepest Fears (Pamela J.Ball)
- A Dictionary Of Symbols (J.E.Cirlot)