Dream About Death & Its Meaning – 10 Interpretations You Should Know

Dreams about death are incredibly unpleasant and scary, especially if you were dreaming of the death of someone very close to your heart or your pet. Death is a subject that everyone tries to avoid. However, what about dreams of death? Do they mean actual death, or does this dream only speak to us through symbols? What does it mean when you dream that someone dies?

Dreams about death often deal with some ending, transformation, or fear, and it may not be just the fear of death as such. If you are afraid of death or often think about something related to death, your dreams are a reflection of your thoughts. Our thoughts often translate into dreams, and if you think about something way too often, you may dream of it very often, if not every night.

However, dreams also speak to us through symbols, therefore, death does not necessarily mean actual death, but the ending of one phase, fear, wrong decisions, significant life changes, or some problems, especially if this is a recurring dream. Dreams of death can also only mean that we are missing something or someone or that the end of something old is approaching, and at the same time, the beginning of something new is just around the corner.

What does a dream about death mean? Read below.

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Dream about your partner dying

Summary: You’re afraid of your own failure in a relationship.

If you were dreaming of the death of your partner – girlfriend or boyfriend, it means that you are doing too much for them. However, the reason you’re doing this stems from fear or anxiety rather than from free will.

Perhaps you’re afraid that if you didn’t do so much for them, they wouldn’t be with you, or they’d even stop loving you. You are afraid of your own failure, which may result in a breakup. Stop acting out of fear and let your relationship run its course. What is meant to happen will happen.

The dream of a loved one dying is often the result of your fear of separation or that they no longer love you as they did at the beginning of a relationship. If this is a recurring dream, it’s time to talk to your partner and talk openly about what needs to be changed.

Dream about a child dying

Summary: You miss your childhood and the feelings associated with it. A successful solution to the problem.

The dream of a dying child does not, in any way, speak of the death of the child. Instead, it is your youthful and energetic inner child that is dying or already died. You are probably so busy that you have no time for fun, adventure, and all that gives you a feeling of freedom. You should start focusing again on what you love and what makes you happy. It’s time to awaken your inner child.

In a positive sense, this can mean that you will successfully solve incoming problems. Instead, the death of a child in this sense is the beginning of a problem that you managed to solve or end before it took on a dimension.

Dream about the death of a family member

Summary: Wrong decisions.

A dying family member or a loved one in a dream generally symbolizes the inability to make the right decisions. You may face a big change in your life, and you need to make the right decision to get the best possible outcome. 

In a positive sense, this dream usually means that the negative aspects that you inherited from your parents (such as greed, enviousness, bad eating habits..) no longer identify you. It may be the greed you inherited from your father or the bad habits your mother has taught you may finally end, or you decide that you no longer want these properties you have from your parents.

Last but not least, it can also mean that if your parent or a loved one has already died, you are missing them, and dreams are one way to remember them or communicate with them.

Dream about your own death

Summary: Your “old self” is dying. Transformation. Life change. Long life.

Seeing your own death is quite a common dream and marks a new beginning; the “death” of your old self; self-development. Some part of your personality dies. You may have this dream when you are sick; it means you’re starting to heal. If you have this dream when you have a lot of stress, it means that stress will end soon and you will feel better, or that the heavy load you’ve been carrying for a long time will soon fall off your shoulders.

Have you ever heard that dreams have the opposite meaning? This dream can be a good example. Some cultures believe that if you die in your dream, it foreshadows a long life.

Psychologically, this dream can also mean that you are very concerned about your health. Maybe you have a bad habit or are deliberately doing something that has a devastating effect on your health. These thoughts and feelings are then projected into your dreams.

Dream about an ex dying

Summary: Letting go of your ex-partner.

You are finally moving on from your ex. Death in your dream symbolizes the end, a thick black line behind your former relationship. If you are no longer in a relationship with your former partner but have often thought about them or been addicted to them, this dream means that you are finally letting go and opening your heart to love again. Read more in our article “dreams about ex.”

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Dream about someone who has recently passed away

Summary: You have not yet accepted the fact that the person is dead.

Dream of someone who has recently passed away means that you still feel as if the person was alive, or you still have very vivid memories of them. This dream may also mean that you have not yet come to terms with the death of your loved one or cannot accept that they are no longer alive. This dream is not unusual because it’s a part of the grieving process. From a psychic point of view, this dream can mean that a person who has recently died communicates with you through dreams.

Dream about dead birds

Summary: Lost faith in your dreams. Something has taken away your dreams or life goals.

This dream is not very favorable, especially if you see dead birds falling from the sky. Birds, as a symbol, represent freedom and our dreams or goals. If you see dead birds falling from the sky, it means that something has happened in your life that has taken away your dreams and/or something that has taken away your personal freedom.

This dream can also mean your fear of losing personal freedom, or someone in your life is humiliating you, and you are losing faith in your dreams.

If you see dead birds lying on the ground, it means a situation where you are not sure what you want in life or what your dreams are. You may feel that everything you do is useless, and therefore dreaming or believing in a better future is useless.

Dream about dead fish

Summary: Fear or stress of something that is already resolved.

A dead fish in a dream symbolizes a problem that has become a thing of the past, so it has already been solved. This is usually a problem that has been resolved without your intervention. Maybe you still think that you have some problems or that someone is holding a grudge against you and you are unnecessarily stressed while everything is fine.

Dream about hugging a dead person

Summary: Mourning. You can’t accept the fact that the person is no longer alive. Communication with a specific dead person.

This dream usually means that you are still mourning the death of a loved one, or you often think about them and remember the moments that bring tears to your eyes. It’s hard for you to forget, even though it’s been a long time since your loved one died.

It can also mean that this person wants to tell you something or that they want to warn you about something. For example, if it’s your father who taught you how to manage your money better, it’s time to focus on your finances and think about whether the investment you’re planning is a good choice.

Some old dream books often speak of this dream as a very ominous symbol, which often appears in the dream of very sick people as it symbolizes that death came for them. However, modern dream books do not consider this dream that sinister and it usually means that the person you hugged in the dream is either trying to tell you something, or you miss them and can’t accept the fact that they are no longer alive.

Dream about the death of your friend/best friend

Summary: Strong bond with your friend. They miss you.

When I dreamed of my friend’s death some time ago, I was shocked and didn’t know what to think about the dream. If you had the same dream, don’t worry. There’s no need to panic. Dreams of your friend’s death symbolize the strong bond and connection with them and that they miss you or often think of you.

If it’s a friend who lives far away or you haven’t seen in a long time, take your time and call them or text them. waking life

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