Decay dream meanings

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Dreaming of decay is usually a warning. Symbolically, any kind of decay has a double meaning.

On the one hand, it is not negative, because it implies the chance of a revival. On the other hand, it shows something that became unfit for consumption. Dreaming of rotten fruits for example suggests that the fruits were left to decay, and this refers to a situation, a feeling, or an emotional connection that has not been well ‘maintained’ and is at risk to ‘decay’.

Decay or putrefaction in dreams symbolizes obstacles. If you dream that something important to you has decayed, it means that you will encounter some unnerving worries. If in your dream the object comes back to its initial state and survives the decay, you will have good luck. Decay can be an omen of loss. It does not have to mean death, but if it refers to a person, it can mean that an important relationship to you may come to an end unexpectedly. This is not necessarily a negative experience, although you may not feel this way at the moment. This dream tells you to accept whatever comes your way, because this will benefit your future.

In your dream you may have

  • Seen rotten food
  • Seen some sort of decay around you.
  • Witnessed putrefaction.
  • Witnessed symbolic or spiritual decay.
  • Seen body parts that have rotten.
  • Seen various items in decay.
  • Encountered or been in a decayed relationship.
  • Seen radioactive decay or encountered carbon dating.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • The decay did not affect your meal.
  • The decay was not an issue in the dream.
  • The decay was a necessary part of the life process.

Detailed dream interpretation

To dream of any type of decay or rotten items, as well as body parts indicates that there is a natural association with how you live your life, how you were born, how you grew up and how you will die. This dream tells you that you need to allow situations to run their natural course. It highlights that there is a relationship or work project which has come to a natural end, and it is time to let go and move forward with your future.

If a woman dreams that her wedding room has decayed, this is the sign that her husband does not love her anymore. If a man dreams that something important in his life decays, it means that somebody will blame him for something. The modern explanation of this dream is that it foretells all kinds of sorrows.

If in your dream you are eating rotten food, you will have to solve some difficult problems. If you get sick in your dream, this means you will find ways to deal with the issues in a very skillful way. If you see the rotten food, but you do not touch it or eat it, it means that you are about to unconsciously avoid a big problem, or maybe an accident. Good spirits are protecting you from big troubles.

Decay in dreams has also a very strong spiritual meaning. It is a symbol of growth, decline and regeneration. When something decays in nature, it soon becomes the source of new births. This suggests new spiritual growth and inner knowledge. Since many people dream of decay, you should discover your own dream’s inner meaning as it pertains to spirituality in your personal life. Examine your inner world and try to discover what the dream means for you, and particularly the reasons for the decay in the dream.

To see something decaying in your dream is an omen of a situation or circumstance that has degraded. It can refer to the finality of a situation that will allow the birth of a new stage in your life. Decay is common in many people’s dreams. If you dream often of any kind of decay, it would be good to share your dreams with others that could have a similar experience.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of decay

Disgusted. Confused. Alone. Unhappy. Overwhelmed.

By Florance Saul
Oct 12, 2012