illness dream meaning

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

An illness always indicates an empty soul. If you dream that you are suffering from heart problems, you have issues in your love life here I will provide an overview of illness featured in your dream.

In dreams, we can face complex challenges and to encounter a chronic illness or severe disability can be a rather worrying dream. Although there has been an explosion on the meaning of illness in ancient books most things point to this being a dream of negativity. Do I believe this? The answer is not really. I hope to give you a more in-depth meaning below. A dream about illness is not a positive symbol in ancient dream lore. Now, the illness that you have (or others have) is important. As I have said the meaning will depend on how the sickness is presented to you. Are you the one sick or is it someone else who is sick? I am Flo and have been studying dreams for 20 years. This meaning (below) is a combination of original dream lore and some more modern meanings of encountering illness in a dream. Illness can present itself in many ways in a dream. In my research, it indicates there may be an intense period of time. The bottom line is that there will be challenges coming forward. So scroll down to find your dream.

What does it mean to dream of illness in general?

In general, a dream about an illness should make you conscious of your surrounding environment. In dreams we sometimes see ourselves shaping to adjusting to an illness. Various illness can occur in a dream: cancer, heart or coronary disease, strokes, respiratory infections, flu, sickness, infections, accidents, alzheimers, tutors, diabetes and the list goes on. Basically, the type of illness is important especially if this results in death. In any dream seeing someone you know encountering an illness indicates a fresh start but can also be frustration with that person in waking life. Something or someone might try to hurt you (unintentionaly) means you need to be extra careful and make sure that, you don’t take everything “literally.”After such a dream, you are likely to have problems but you can overcome anything, especially in careers and business. Don’t try and invest money is the advice from ancient dream lore.

What does it mean to dream of someone having an illness?

A dream where someone else is encountering an illness is an indicator that, you are concerned about someone close to you. The person could be encountering a serious problem which may not necessarily concern one's health. It could be due to moving towards the wrong approach. To see your mother or father ill in a dream can suggest that you may want to help others, especially in a “caring” aspect.

What does it mean to dream about being in pain because of an illness?

A dream of seeing yourself being in pain because of an illness denotes that, you are carrying certain burdens in your life. Do you feel that life is too much for you? It is time to talk to a loved you think you can trust and who will offer sound advice. If the illness caused wounds on your body, it means that you will need to be careful with those who are around you.

What does it mean to dream of having an exotic illness?

There are a number of diseases that could occur in your dream. Bird flu, sleeping sickness, crimean-conga hemorrhagic fever or chugs disease. Any type of “tropical” or unusual illness can indicate that you may experience some unconscious beliefs, hopes, and changes. Sometimes It is easy to think that you just snap your fingers and everything will become wonderful. Now, a strange illness during the dream can illustrate that your perception will be challenged. Training of your brain to think differently about situations is important. If you are abroad (in the dream) and you contracted tropical illness such as malaria can suggest that your motivation may be suffering. Motivation can often change thoughts and actions for the future. In ancient dream lore - malaria can indicate facing a challenge but that you have the strength to react and overcome anything. Seeing yourself suffering from an exotic illness in your dream is an indicator that, you should expect anxieties and sadness in the near future. The good news that it is for a temporal period and you will soon overcome them. Do all it takes to improve your situation in life.

What does it mean to dream about surviving an illness?

When you dream that you have survived an illness, it is a sign that you are going to be very successful in your future endeavors so congratulations. In dream lore, this can indicate that you will become successful, and thus, this is a period to enjoy life. Often, overcoming an illness in a dream can imply that you are going to profit from many corners in life, and thus, your money issues may disintigrate.

What does it mean to dream about an incurable illness?

A dream where you see yourself having an incurable illness (such as cancer or a tumor) is a sign that, you may encounter an unresolved problem in life which has been bothering you for a long time. After this dream try to pull yourself together and stay calm. Your own sensibility and stability will see you through.

What does it mean to dream of having an illness?

When you have a dream and you see yourself suffering from a certain illness, it denotes that, you have concerns about life. Maybe you could see the illness or you could just see yourself in hospital in the dream? It is likely that there are things which are not going well as you wish. Often these type dreams occur when we are feeling distracted. In dreams, our thoughts revolve from moment to moment and as we only have a short period of time whereby we are dreaming - such a dream can mean that it is an indication that you are facing challenges in waking life. Often I believe that dreaming of illness indicates that you should try to encourage practice new techniques for improving your own inner motivation. For example create a compelling goal and begin to explore some goal setting in the future. Being ill in the dream could also reflect the fact that you are feeling stressed that you must stay relaxed while striving towards your future goals. Although this is not a serious time in your life, the fact that something is taking much of your time could be a concern here. And that is the reason why you should do all it takes to ensure that you get a solution to it. My thoughts are that you need to take advice from someone who is close to you if you think that you are lacking the motivation to progress.

What does it mean to dream about dying from an illness?

A dream where you die from an illness doesn’t sound good at all, and it might leave you stressed, worried and scared. You don’t need to be worried after encountering such a dream because, it might just be that, you want to start a new chapter in your life and you are saying “bye bye” to the old self. You need to make a change in your life to become happy. After the dream, you will need to evaluate your goals, go back to those great times and start filling your life with positive and happy things. You will need to avoid anyone who seems to bring negative energy to you and start enjoying your life to the fullest. The dream is a warning that you need to take life seriously.

What does it mean to dream about a fatal illness?

Dreaming that you have a fatal illness is a sign that, your soul has been challenged due to some inner torments. I know this can sound rather drastic. You need to learn to overcome some “negative” mindsets and habits. The advice from my research and ancient dream lore - is to try and energise yourself and inspire action. Changing may also mean abandoning some comfort zones, but following practice in goal setting motivation. This dream encourages to pull your experiences together and try and learn from them. To dream of seeing yourself ill in a bed during the dream can imply there is something you did which you are not proud of, and thus, the ghosts of your past could be haunting you.

What does it mean to dream about someone dying from an illness?

This is never a great dream to have and as you are reading this, the whole dream obviously bothered you. When you dream that someone is dying from an illness, this can mean that you are afraid of a certain situation in life. In older dream books, the dream is a warning that a member of your family is going to be challenged, you should take it easy and try to be positive. A solution is somewhere -- as there is no problem without a solution.

If you dream that your eyes hurt, it indicates that in reality, you should look at a certain situation with a new perspective. Stomach or bowel pain in one's dream indicates that you should first digest a situation - before trying to clarify it. If you dream of your own illness, your subconscious may be reminding you to take care of your emotional and physical well-being. You've likely been burning the candle at both ends and you need to take some time for yourself. If you dream that a loved one is ill, you may fear that you may lose that person. Consider the support that they provide you and try to further develop those qualities in yourself.

What is the ancient dream lore and interpretation of having an illness?

To dream of illness, denotes that you will go through unfortunate circumstances, and you can get through them if you try hard enough! I have explored many types of dreams here, and the details around the dream are important. Seeing an illness in your dream warns you to beware of a temptation. An illness means in ancient dream lore can indicate inconvenience, annoyance, a warning about your health, care, attention, danger, delays, and obstacles.

To dream anything about a contagious disease is a sign that you have to be careful about who are your real friends. If you collapse because of an illness in a dream, it means your thinking too deeply about something. If you have a head illness, this foretells wealth, and if you have a stomach illness, this indicates happiness. Watching your diet after an illness in your dream suggests resignation and anxiety for no reason. The illness of a friend in your dream is the omen of temporary troubles. If you see your relatives having an illness, it means the danger is getting further away from you. Healing after an illness tells you to be careful not to become sick. If in your dream you suffer from an illness, this refers to a scam in business, and that you should attend to the choice of your loved one. Having an illness in your dream suggests success and respect in your business. An illness could also suggest worries and misfortune, but you should not lose your courage because you will reach success. Dreaming of visiting people that have an illness indicates that one of your wishes will come true. Seeing ill people means frustration and grief.

An illness in your dream can refer to your inner contradictions and turmoil, hard feelings, difficulties, rage and bad memories. If you dream of an illness, it usually means that you cannot get in touch with your strengths in order to overcome your difficulties. Usually, this dream tells you the best way you should handle your difficulties, so it is important to pay attention to details and the hidden message. Dreaming about an illness sometimes points to your need for protection and fear of death. But in most cases, this dream indicates your lack of assurance and guilt. A heart illness refers to issues with your feelings. A stomach illness means you should analyze before you take an important decision. In your dream you could have any of the following:

  • You have an illness = Bad luck
  • You have a contagious illness = Major problems in love
  • You collapse because of an illness = take care of yourself.
  • You have a head illness = new beginnings.
  • You have a stomach illness = think about how you act around others.
  • Your relatives have an illness = think about your future actions.
  • You recover after an illness = new beginnings.
  • You suffer because of an illness = people will turn to you for advice.

​​​​​​Positive changes are afoot if

  • You recover from the illness.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of illness

Sickish. Worried. Furious. Tired. Lazy. Confused. Upset. Overwhelmed. Offended. Insecure. Upset. Angry. Scared. Terrified. Surprised. Anxious. Strange. Insecure.

By Florance Saul
Oct 12, 2012