Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Dreams about killing refer to an aspect of your personality that is rather easy to influence by external factors in your everyday life.

If you kill someone in your dream, this means that you are trying to escape from that influence probably exerted by another person on you. Spiritually, killing in a dream is a sign of offering.

In your dream you may have

  • Killed someone.
  • Been killed in the dream.
  • Beat someone to death.
  • Witness a killing.
  • Killed a helpless person.
  • Killed in self-defense.
  • Killed an animal.
  • Killed your parents.
  • Been killed.
  • Had a problem with others.

Positive changes are afoot if

  • You escaped killing in your dream.
  • Your dream had a happy end.
  • You learn to keep secrets.
  • Watch out for hurting others.
  • Examine your emotionality.

Detailed dream interpretation

Killing in dreams symbolizes your need for power. Another aspect of this dream refers to providing a solution to a problem by killing a part of it. Beating someone to death indicates that you own anger and rage may be the source of your own frustrations.

Killing dreams are most of the time not a positive sign, because the killing can represent mental conflicts. If you witness killing in your dream this could portend the death of a loved one. Killing a helpless person portends grief and failure ahead. Killing someone you know (in waking life) suggests that you might suffer because of your own negligence - which may bring you humiliation and worries. If the killing was done in self-defense, a better position, either social or at work, is possible.

If you are being killed in a the dream, this means you might be able to get over a big danger coming your way, while killing another person may bring you remorse and feelings of guilt.

If you dream about killing your parents means that you are going through a transformation in your real life, your relationship with your parents has reached a new stage. A dream about your mother’s death can mean the “death” of a maternal or feminine aspect. Maybe you should take more care of your own children or maybe you are feeling that you would like to receive more maternal care instead of being “killed” symbolically through hurting your ego.

The dream of killing an animal in most cases refers to a specific component of your being. It could be an instinctive impulse. This will indicate which part of you must die. For example a feeling of guilt or an inferiority complex must come to an end. In other cases such a dream can symbolize a suppressed aspect of your inner world that you need to be open about, bringing a balance for your personality. Mass killing is negative and indicates a challenge ahead. A meeting is likely to be abandoned if you dream of a serial killer. To see others killing each other suggests things may not go to plan. A return to old ways is on the cards if you see animals killed.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of killing...

Surprised. Discontent. Amazed. Worried. Disgusted. Upset. Scared. Insecure. Sad. Anxious. Teary. Alone. Abandoned. Afraid.

By Florance Saul
Oct 12, 2012