Today, we are going to tackle dreams about ‘death’! In much the same way that people dread getting the Death card in the Tarot, people fear dreaming about death. Often in cases, people interpret things literally, as in it means they are going to die. In fact, that’s not the case in Tarot or in dreams…
Talking about death dreams doesn’t seem the most uplifting of topics, but in reality, most of us will have one of these dreams at some point. So, it is useful to interpret different meanings behind the dream scenarios, so you can understand the likely cause, rather than thinking the worse.
The first myth to debunk is that dreaming about dying, won’t make it so. Anymore, than you becoming a lottery winner – if you dreamt that situation.
Dream Scenario 1 – Your own death
Dreaming about your own death, usually signifies you are going through a period of change in your life. It is normally a major event, such as getting married, having a baby, getting divorced, having an operation, moving house, moving job or even moving location/country.
Your subconscious mind is dealing with what the change will mean to you. Maybe you are experiencing a sort of death or grief over a relationship or situation coming to an end. The positive to take from this is that dreaming of your own death really signifies a new beginning in your actual life.
Dreams Scenario 2 – Someone close to you dying
To some extent who you dream about and the life stage you or they are in, determines the meaning.
So, if you dream about an ex dying, it is likely that you have finally put the relationship behind you. The death signifies the end of the relationship permanently, you have come to terms with that and are ready to move on.
Dreaming of your parents dying can be very distressing if you and they are still fairly young – it is likely that you are ready to spread your wings. Death signifies that the ties that bind you can be loosened a little. So, that you may find your place in the world.
However, if you and they are older, then it may well be you facing up to the fact the tides have turned. It’s now your turn to step up and look after them. The relationship as you knew it is ending and you now hold the responsibility.
Dream Scenario 3 – Dreaming of someone who passed a while ago
It is actually quite common to dream about someone who has already passed away. If the person died some time ago, it will very often be about someone who you were very close to, and used to offer you council. You may find yourselves at a crossroads in life and are seeking answers on which direction to take.
If the person has passed away more recently, it is quite simply that you are trying to come to terms with the death and that you miss them – all perfectly natural and understandable.
Learn more about the meaning of dreams:
If you are interested in learning more about the meaning of dreams, you can find a collection of articles below explaining different dream scenarios:
- dreaming about falling/sinking
- dreaming about dying/murder
- dreaming about flying
- dreaming about being chased
- dreaming about nudity
- dreaming about teeth
- dreaming about babies
- dreaming about car troubles/faulty machinery
- dreaming about feeling lost/trapped
- dreaming about animals
- dreaming about planes, trains & boats