Among all types of dream themes, dreaming about different places is one of the most common and can occur for all people of different ages with various personalities and emotions. One of the places which is so popular in life and also death is cemetery so it is crucial to know its dream interpretation.
It is completely possible to see various places in a dream that some of them make you happy and others can make you sad or frightened. You may feel unhappy if you dream about a graveyard but it does not necessarily mean that it is a bad dream or convey negative messages. In this post, we have prepared all possible dream interpretations of the cemetery in various cultures and religions.
Dream Interpretation of Cemetery in Islam
The Islamic dream interpretation of seeing a cemetery or a graveyard is appeasement and comfort for a terrified person, and dismay to a comfortable and relaxed person. A graveyard in a dream indicates the elements of fear, hope and return to guidance after heedlessness. The dream of a cemetery may also represent the hereafter because it is its vehicle or seclusion, devotion, abstinence, asceticism, and admonition. A cemetery in a dream also symbolizes reading the Quran, crying, reminiscence, piety, surrender to one’s destiny and discarding worldly gains or the scholars, ascetics, governors, leaders, camps and a brothel.
If a person sees himself visiting a cemetery for seclusion, self-awakening, and self-restraint, then if he reflects about words of truth, wisdom, and repentance in a dream, it implies that he will be asked to judge between two people and that he will rule with justice in real life. If the person does not contemplate thus in his dream, it denotes that he will forget about something important or dear to his heart.
Entering the graveyard calling to prayers
If one enters the graveyard calling for prayers in a dream, it heralds that he will admonish people, commands what is good and forbids what is evil.
Entering a graveyard and walking over the scattered bones of the dead people
Such dreams are bad omens indicating that the observer of the dream will die and be buried there.
Sleeping in a graveyard
The interpretation of sleeping in a graveyard in a dream is a sickness.
Visiting the graveyard
Visiting the graveyard in a dream is an indication of visiting people in prison.
Seeing a polytheistic cemetery
Seeing a polytheistic cemetery in a dream can be interpreted in three possible ways which are :(1) Worries, sorrow, fear, and unhappiness. (2) Shaky religious faith. (3) A reference to heretic places and solitary confinement.
A sick person dreaming of entering a cemetery
The dream interpretation of entering a cemetery for a sick person is that he will die from his ailment and end up there, especially if he had built a house in it in the dream.
Entering a cemetery with awe, crying and reading or reciting the Holy Book or praying in the direction of Mecca (Makkah)
This dream means that the dreamer will mix with benefactors, be well noted and versed in religion and will benefit from all that he sees or hears.
Entering a cemetery uncovered, laughing, urinating on the tombs, or walking with the dead
To dream of entering a cemetery uncovered, laughing, urinating on the tombs, or walking with the dead foretells that the dreamer will be involved with evil, debauched, and atheistic people and select one’s friends on this basis.
Dream Interpretation of Cemetery in Zhou-gong’s Dream Dictionary
In Chinese culture visiting a cemetery in a dream means that the dreamer will find true love and happiness.
Construction of a cemetery
Construction of a cemetery in a dream implies that the dreamer or a family member may become sick.
A patient dreams about the construction of a cemetery
If a patient dreams about the construction of a cemetery, it is an ominous sign suggesting that his/her illness may increase.
A married person dreams about a cemetery
For a married person to dream about a cemetery, forecasts that the dreamer will live a happy married life.
An elderly person dreams about visiting a cemetery
Visiting a cemetery in the dream of an elderly person means that the dreamer will retire happily and successfully.
Being in a beautiful and well-kept cemetery
The dream meaning of being in a beautiful and well-kept cemetery is that you will have unexpected news of the recovery of one whom you had mourned as dead, and you will have your title good to lands occupied by usurpers.
An old bramble grown and forgotten cemetery
Seeing an old bramble grown and forgotten cemetery in a dream means that you will live to see all your loved ones leave you, and you will be left to a stranger’s care.
Brides passing a cemetery
Brides dreaming of passing a cemetery on their way to the wedding ceremony indicates that they will be bereft of their husbands by fatal accidents occurring on journeys.
A mother carries fresh flowers to a cemetery
The meaning of such dreams is that she may expect the continued good health of her family.
A young widow visits a cemetery
If a young widow visits a cemetery in a dream, it means that she will soon throw aside her weeds for robes of matrimony. If she feels sad and depressed in her dream, she will have new cares and regrets.
Old people dream of a cemetery
Old people dreaming of a cemetery is a sign signifying that they will soon make other journeys where they will find perfect rest in waking life.
A number of dream interpreters and psychologists have proposed that the cemetery in dreams is a place set apart, where we can encounter our fears of death and dying.
The cemetery and its association with death can have a double meaning and interpretation. It can symbolize the parts of ourselves that we have ‘killed off ’ or stopped using. It can also herald our thoughts and feelings about death and the attitudes and traditions surrounding it.
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