What Does It Mean When You Dream About Someone Dying?

By on January 21, 2016

Death is unfortunately just another part of life. Like birth, it is a stage that happens in everyone’s life. In addition, everyone holds in common the trait of dreaming at night. Dreams are thought to show that your mind is healthy and interacting around you. When you get enough sleep at night, you will dream even if you do not remember the dreams. During some of these dreams, you may experience a loved one or someone else dying. Although this can be terrifying to experience during the dream, it is generally not a sign that someone is going to die. Instead, death is normally interpreted as one of the following dream meanings.

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What Does Mean When You Dream About Someone Dying?

Dreams related to death can be extremely intense and traumatic to experience. You may wake up feeling panicked or worried about your loved one who died in the dream. Although this can be stressful to experience, it is normally not a sign that you should panic. There are many possible reasons why you may dream about death at night.

You Feel Afraid

Fear and feelings of being afraid are extremely common themes for your dreams. You may feel afraid of losing someone, and that could be the reason why you are dreaming of death. Likewise, death-related dreams may be caused by terrible childhood memories or phobias of water, public speaking, heights or similar things. Your mind is imprinted by the fears that you have, and your subconscious brings up this sensation of fear during your dreams.

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Feelings of Guilt

After a terrible experience, you may feel guilty about your role or your lack of a role. Even if you were not involved in the situation, you may feel guilty about not being able to help. This is especially true after the death of a loved one. Even though there is no reason for you to feel guilty, it is common for these types of feelings to develop. When this happens, you may continue to have dreams about death.

You Feel Betrayed

One of the common reasons for seeing death in a dream is because you feel betrayed. You may dream that the person or people who betrayed you die for their betrayal. In this case, the dream is a sign that you want vengeance and remain upset by their actions.

Your Personality Is Incomplete

Sometimes, there are people who have too much control in your life. If a loved one is domineering and makes decisions for you, you may feel that they are dying as a way for your subconscious to escape from their control.

There Is a Psychological Disturbance

Your mind is not intended to be in a constant state of stress. When you experience a traumatic situation, you can experience psychological and emotional disturbances for a long time afterward. Long-term psychological disturbances can end up taking root within your subconscious mind. When you fall asleep at night, these negative feelings intermingle with your dreams to create thoughts of death or other traumatic situations.

Transformations

A dream of death can be an indication of transformations in your normal life. In a way, death is a type of rebirth, so it is often a sign of a figurative or literal rebirth in real life. Like the phoenix, your new habits, relationships and goals are rising out of the ashes of your past. As a result, you may experience dreams about death when you are suddenly experiencing major changes and transformations in your real life.

A Fear of Loss

Even if you do not have a traumatic event or negative feelings in your current life, that does not stop you from fearing loss. When you love someone, it is normal to fear losing them. This fear is replayed in your dreams by the person, loved one or family member actually dying. Don’t worry though—it is not a sign of the future or what is currently happening to them.

You Could Be Pregnant

Although there is no proof of this idea, a number of people have reported dreaming of death before or right after they get pregnant. This may be due to a more literal interpretation of death as a type of rebirth.

You Are Not Living Up to Your Potential

When you are not fulfilling your dreams and living up to your potential, you may feel guilty or unhappy. These feelings may result in you dreaming that you or someone else dies in the dream.

Negativity

At a very basic level, dreams of death could be a sign that you feel worthless, unhappy or exceptionally negative. These feelings cause your dreams to take a negative turn until you can become confident and happier in your normal life.

 

Instead of dreaming about someone dying, you may dream about someone who is already dead. One interpretation of this dream is that you feel like you are surrounded by people who do not really understand you. It could also mean that you are experiencing a material or personal loss that is effecting your outlook on the world.

Dead siblings in a dream is typically a sign that you miss spending time with your siblings. Meanwhile, dreaming of a dead parent or loved one talking to you is often a sign that you are trying to work through their death and come to terms with it. Dreams are often indications of what is going on in your mind, so they show that you are consciously or subconsciously concerned about a loved one who recently passed away.

If you see someone that is already dead, it is normally a sign that you miss that person. These dreams often occur around important anniversaries or during times when you are more likely to think about the person. Parents may also dream about a lost child because they want to keep them in their hearts. They may also dream about the child as an adult or graduating high school because they wish that they could see them grow up and have a happy life.

1,214 Comments

  1. Ynnah

    February 12, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    i dreamt last night that my auntie is dead. and after that i woke up crying and i was afraid because its seems so true.

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      February 14, 2019 at 6:53 pm

      This dream may be a reflection of influences and concerns that you may have in your life. Your social and emotional relationship with your aunt appeared in this dream as well. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade, and reach out to your aunt. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with her. Nourish this relationship by spending additional time with her in person. Have a great day, Ynnah!

  2. Elisa Shkurtaj

    February 8, 2019 at 8:09 am

    I saw my cousin dead in a dream.we actually dont know where is he or if he is alive or not. What does this means?

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      February 9, 2019 at 10:21 pm

      Your dream is not a reflection of the truth of his condition, though it is possible that you may be concerned that he has passed. Allow this dream to influence you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will help bring positive people and energy into your life. If you are able to reach out to your cousin, then speak with him about your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Elisa!

  3. Ashland B

    January 25, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    Fot a week now I’ve dreamt about death. I can only remember two or three nights though. One night I dreamt my now college roommate died, I was extreamly sad and was crying not stop. I’m close to my roommate but not that close to be so broken up over it in the dream. The next night I dreamt o was in the car with my friend and her mom. Her mom was looking at her phone and was speeding and we drove off the road almost dying. At some point I realized we’d hit a man and he was dead. I wasn’t crying but the dream felt odd, I felt confused or distant. The next night I dreamt I was abducted… What does any of this mean??? I barely ever dream.

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      January 26, 2019 at 1:00 am

      Your dreams are reflections of death and abductions. This seems to indicate that there are unknown and large changes that may be occurring in your life. There may be many influenced in your life that you are dealing with at this time. Reduce the responsibilities and worries that you can at this time. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion. This will reduce stress in your life and bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Ashland!

  4. Pavitra Singh

    January 24, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    Since last 2 days I m getting these death dreams. In the 1st one I saw my grandmother dying and right before the cremation she wakes up from death. In another dream I saw my friend dying in a car accident.

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      January 26, 2019 at 12:15 am

      Dreams about death are often reflections of our relationships with those in our dreams. It is likely that a change in the relationship has occurred. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will help bring positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, Pavitra!

  5. Shahudhaan

    January 14, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    I saw to peoples dying in my dream, and even feel like the I’m the next one going to die!

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      web admin

      January 14, 2019 at 6:57 pm

      This dream may be a reflection of various influences in your life. Death is often a manifestation of change. It is also possible that these dreams are influenced by the shows and movies that you watch. Abstain from consuming violent and dramatic media, as this will reduce the frequency of similar dreams in the future. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Shahudhaan!

  6. Tika

    January 14, 2019 at 9:55 am

    I had a dream my friend past away..What does that mean?

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      January 14, 2019 at 6:50 pm

      Dreams about death are often reflections of changes in a relationship. Ensure that this dream guides to to nourish this relationship. Spend additional time with your friend in person, as this will strengthen your relationship. There are many benefits in sharing your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Tika!

  7. Sarah

    January 10, 2019 at 6:30 am

    I’ve dreamt of my mom dying 2 nights in a row what does this mean she is still alive so it can’t be I miss her right? HELP!

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      web admin

      January 12, 2019 at 1:36 pm

      Your dreams are reflections of your relationship with your mother. This dream has nothing to do with whether or not your mother is alive. If she is alive, then she is alive. If she has passed, then she has passed. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will honor the memory of your mother. Have a great day, Sarah!

  8. Joy

    January 9, 2019 at 4:49 am

    I just woke up feeling really worried because I dreamt that my younger brother has died and it seemed so real…. what does this mean please

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      web admin

      January 9, 2019 at 1:50 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your fears and concerns. This dream is not a reflection of the future or a bad omen. Something in your life may have caused this dream to manifest. You will find great benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. Perhaps you should spend additional time with him at this time, as this will strengthen your relationship. Have a great day, Joy!

  9. Jackie Haines

    January 9, 2019 at 2:55 am

    I had a dream that a colleague of mine who has various illnesses died. I had lots of media messages saying how sorry they were to hear the news like on facebook. Then there was a gathering at my house to which he has never been but he turned up the next day he died.

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      web admin

      January 9, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      Your dream may be a reflection of various influences in your life. Your social relationship with your colleague may have appeared in this dream. Something in your life may have reminded you of illness and death. The presence of social media may be a manifestation of your social interactions. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Jackie!

  10. Lianne

    January 9, 2019 at 2:43 am

    I dreamt last night, about my dad who has already passed away 19 yrs ago, but that he was in hospital dying

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      web admin

      January 9, 2019 at 1:30 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late father. Something may have reminded you of him. It is possible that some show or movie that you watched involved a similar situation. Allow this dream to influence you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. This will honor the memory of your father. Have a great day, Lianne!

  11. Robin Williams

    January 8, 2019 at 9:52 am

    I dreamt that my family and I were at a funeral for an unknown person, all of a sudden the corpse started moving in the casket, eventually getting up and acting as if they were alive but their eyes were closed and they were falling all over me and other people. I ended up being the only person left with the corpse. I looked around and everyone else was gone.

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      web admin

      January 8, 2019 at 8:09 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your knowledge of death and social relationships. The media that you consume likely caused this experience within your dream. You will find great benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Share your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Robin!

  12. Lohan

    December 24, 2018 at 7:04 am

    I had a dream that someone unknown to me was murdered and i kept blaming my grandma for it.

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      web admin

      December 24, 2018 at 5:00 pm

      There may be various reasons for this dream. You are aware of recent shootings and other violent events. Your blame may be related to your grandmother’s behaviors in your waking life. It is possible that this blame may be related to violent and dramatic media that you consume. Allow the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Lohan!

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