dead dream meanings

What does dreams about being dead mean?

Dreaming of a dead person is a symbol of your happiness. It could mean difficult times ahead.

The horror of death, or of seeing anybody dead in your dream, refers to your way of approaching the future. A death in a dream usually represents regret, nostalgia, disappearance, broken relationships, and mistrust in love. Being dead yourself is a surprisingly good omen. 

A dream about a deceased person could be a sign of fear or concerns about your health, or about someone you care about. This can be a wish that that person was still part of your life. You might miss the advice or company of your father, for example if you dream of him dying. This could simply mean that you are missing that person whose memory is still fresh in your mind.

To dream that you are dead indicates feelings about yourself in connection with how you approach your life. Death is often referred to in terms of giving more attention to the physical life than the spiritual life. It means your spirituality has died and it is time to resurrect it.

In your dream you may have

  • Been dead
  • Seen a dead unknown person.
  • Seen someone dead that you know.
  • Seen a dead animal.
  • Encountered many dead people.
  • Had a dead relative.
  • Had dead parents or siblings.
  • Encountered a dead baby.
  • Seen someone dead in your house.
  • Seen only the head of a dead person.
  • Seen the dead being buried.
  • Spoken with the dead.
  • Dressed or made up a dead person.
  • Seen an old dead person.
  • Seen a dead priest.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • You were resting peacefully in your dream.
  • You were using dead flowers or plants for decoration.
  • You felt respect and appropriate grievance for the dead.

Detailed dream interpretation

This dream also indicates that you might encounter some significant changes in your life. A woman being closer to menopause usually dreams of her death. Death is normally connected to a difficult event. It can often be a symbol of birth. It can show a need for confrontation in order to approach life in a more spiritual way and accept that there will be new beginnings in the future.

Seeing more than one dead person, animal, or plant in your dream, foretells you will be cheated in some way by people. To stop this you need to find sincere friends. Seeing dead people means that you are influenced by negative ones in your waking life and you do not stay around those that have a positive influence on you. You could undergo material loss. It could also be a signal that you should end your worries about a particular dead person.

This dream also indicates a mind with innumerable apprehensions and suspicions. The dream can include negative business prospects and sorrowful tidings. To some degree this may also lead to a number of money problems in the future. A dead baby normally indicates something is likely to end in your life.

If you dream of a person that died long ago, it means that a current situation or a relationship reminds you of that person’s qualities. If you see your parents dead and you speak to them in the dream, such a dream reflects your fear of losing them or the fear of not coping with their loss. A dead brother or relative in the waking life but alive in your dream suggests that you miss him and that you are trying to resurrect the time you spent with him.

If you dream that your partner is dead, this is a sure sign that your partner in the waking life is not able to keep promises for the time being. If you are a woman, this dream denotes a loss of confidence due to other people putting you down. If you only see the head of a dead person, it is a warning that you have enemies around you. It is likely that you will experience an unsettled period of time in regard to your work life.

Seeing dead people in your dream warns you that you are in the wrong circle of people in your waking life. However, dead people can also suggest that you will receive good news from the living ones in your waking life. One dead person represents longevity. A dead person being buried represents parting with a relative. If in your dream you are speaking to a dead person, or you are taking a dead person out of your house, you will have some material gain. If in your dream you are dressing a dead person, this is a bad sign, and it could refer to death, envy or troubles in general.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of the dead

Afraid. Confused. Alone. Controlled. Wild. Betrayed. Sad. Disgusted. Longing.

By Florance Saul
Oct 12, 2012