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    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.


    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.


    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. Jazmine

      June 23, 2018 at 11:14 am

      I had a dream that me and my best friend were in school and it was the last day of school when out of nowhere she starts to cry and I told her “what’s wrong” she told me that her aunt had died and that her parents will be an hour late and I told her I could drop her off and my dream ended with us still at school.

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 23, 2018 at 10:30 pm

        This dream is a reflection of your social relationship with your best friend. It is possible that you are aware that she may be going through a difficult time. It is possible that someone else in your life caused this dream to manifest. Ensure that your kindness and compassion fills your actions, as this will bring many benefits to the world around you. Have a great day, Jazmine!

    2. Jess

      June 18, 2018 at 7:26 am

      I had a dream that a man I love was standing on a balcony, and I was watching him on another balcony with some friends. He was really happy, and I watched him for a moment while he was laughing and smiling. I think his girlfriend was either with him or in the room behind the balcony. I remember thinking things like even though I couldn’t be with him, I was happy he was happy.
      Then he started spinning around in a goofy way. Suddenly, the railing was gone and he spun off the ledge. People started gasping in shock.
      I remember feeling panic and thinking stuff like “This cannot be happening. No. NO” And then he fell on the pavement, his head and body all bloody. I felt a lot more panic and was jolted awake. I was breathing faster than normal and had to calm down and remind myself it wasn’t real.
      I should also mention he’s deathly afraid of heights… though I’m not sure if that has anything to do with the dream, I thought I’d include it.
      I’m not sure how to explain this next part without it sounding weird, so I’m just gonna say it. He’s not famous exactly, but he does YouTube and had a tour this month. I went to see him with my friend, and even though we paid for the meet and greet package, they said no one was allowed to meet him, we just got to do a Q&A with him. It wasn’t his fault, it was the people in charge of setting up the tickets, but I still felt betrayed and upset. I don’t know if this affects the meaning of my dream or not, so I’m including it just in case.

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 18, 2018 at 11:21 pm

        This dream may be a reflection of your concerns and feelings regarding your emotional connection with this person. You appreciate this person and your experiencing in your waking life influenced this dream. 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, Jess!

    3. Sarah Johnston

      June 13, 2018 at 2:09 pm

      I had to wake my boyfriend up as he was crying in his sleep he said we were on a train with his little girl and someone wanted to crash the train which the guy involved did but got away but then he said it switched to the guy involved stabbing my partners little girl and killing her my partner was deeply upset, he knows it was just a dream but he said it felt so real I knew it must have been bad for him to be physically crying in his sleep and that’s why I woke him up to comfort him, anybidea what this could have meant?
      Thank you in advance

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 14, 2018 at 12:30 am

        This dream is a reflection of various influences on your partner’s dream. He may consume violent and dramatic media, and that may have caused this dream to manifest. This dream is not a reflection of the future or of fate. He will find benefit in allowing this dream to guide him to share his kindness and compassion with the world. Have a great day, Sarah!

    4. Riley

      June 13, 2018 at 5:04 am

      I had a dream I was driving on two lane road and it started to rain really hard, then I notice the car in front of my car was drifting off the road towards the left, it missed oncoming traffic but it crash into a tree off the road and I
      Saw the driver go through the front windshield slamming into a tree as well. Dying instantly I assumed. I didn’t know the driver in front of me, I dailed 911 I told what happened and as i was turning my vehicle around to go back I woke up! Is there any meaning to this dream I had?

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 14, 2018 at 12:15 am

        This dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. You may have experienced bad drivers in your life. The media that you consume may have influenced this dream as well. Your dream is a positive dream, as it expresses your kindness and compassion. Continue to share your positive energy with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Riley!

    5. Jacklyn

      June 12, 2018 at 6:11 pm

      I dreamt that my partner, whom i love a lot died. It startef off with us talking about hardships and that no matter what will happen in our life we will still be together no matter what. The next day i find out through social media that they died. I was in denial in my dream, and I wouldn’t accept what occurred and woke up with my heart feeling heavy.

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 13, 2018 at 11:55 pm

        This dream may be a reflection of various concerns and influences in your life. This dream is not a reflection of the future. Stress may have caused this dream to manifest. A change may have happened in your relationship. Allow this dream to guide you to focus on your relationship. Spend additional time with your partner in person. Have a great day, Jacklyn!

    6. Ahjsiah McKnight

      June 11, 2018 at 8:50 am

      I had a dream about my god mom dying & it was on the news . I was lost & had gotten kiddnapped . Also in my dream while I was driving the cell phone was showing me & what I was doing at the moment which was driving & it was also saying he wants your soul play scary stuff then it showed me wrecking my car then once I looked up I wrecked my car . Can You Tell Me What That Means ??

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 11, 2018 at 9:24 pm

        This dream is a reflection of various concerns and influences that you may have in your life. Your memories may be causing your dreams to manifest in this manner. Your relationship with your god mother may have appeared in this dream as well. Perhaps attempt to spend additional time with her in person if you are able to do so. Have a great day, Ahjsiah!

    7. Sammy D

      June 9, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      I dreamt that I am watching a man I do not know put himself on fire in front of my eyes. I am so horrified at the scene, I am screaming and yelling as he is gradually burning into ashes. What do you think this could be about? This is one of the strangest dreams I have ever seen and I need to know what this could mean.

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 9, 2018 at 10:53 pm

        This dream could be a reflection of the various influences that you have in your life. Self immolation is a historical way to protest violence. You are aware of the violent events in recent history. Perhaps this dream has manifested to help guide you in a positive direction. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Sammy!

    8. Ara

      June 7, 2018 at 9:21 pm

      My friend (I’ll give him a nickname “Jasper”) Jasper told me that he dreamed last night about the grandfather of our classmate was dying and laying down holding the picture of our classmate. What does it mean? Thank you for responding.

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 8, 2018 at 10:16 pm

        This dream is a reflection of your various social influences and concerns. You may be aware of an emotional struggle that a friend is going through. Your friend’s behaviors in your dream may be a sign or reflection of his actions in his life. Allow this dream to guide you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Ara!

    9. Sam

      June 7, 2018 at 3:24 pm

      I had a really vivid dream about a lady (who I didn’t know) was on the operating table in a parking lot… she was opened up and the surgeon said she had just given birth. I asked if I could stay and observe what was going on as I study medicine. Something was wrong with her heart and I left the room to check my notes from uni and came back and she was dead on the table. She looked horrible. I asked the surgeon if she died and she said she is okay now…. the dream was so vivid and real it’s lingering with me now I’m awake….

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 8, 2018 at 10:05 pm

        This dream is a reflection of various influences in your life. If you are studying medicine, then this dream may have manifest due to your courses and education. Ensure that this dream guides you in a positive direction. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. The emotions you feel in your waking life is a sign of how powerful this dream was. Have a great day, Sam!

    10. brianna

      June 6, 2018 at 10:30 pm

      i had a dream about just going to the restroom to use the restroom because my stomach hurt so bad and when i sat down on toilet i started bleeding heavily and a baby just slipped right out i was so scared i didn’t know i was pregnant in the dream and i remember cutting the cord on my own and my parents were very disapointed that i was prego and didnt tell them but i had time to spend with the baby and so idk but i just remembering the baby dying in my sleep before i woke up and i was so terrified i cried my eyes out like any mother would then i woke up but by the way i have never had children before what does this mean , it felt so real.

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 6, 2018 at 10:51 pm

        This dream is a reflection of various influences, thoughts, and fears that you may have. You may be interested in having children. You may have fears regarding your health, your child’s health, the family influences, and other aspects of your life. This dream should influence you in a positive direction. Share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Brianna!

    11. Jack

      June 6, 2018 at 2:50 pm

      There is a girl who lives in the same block as my cousin. I have spoken to her a few times. She is about 15, very modest, polite, and pretty. I had a dream last night that my cousin told me she died. In my dream, the image of her was of her but with certain exaggerated features. For example, her red hair was thicker, wavier, and more fiery. The dream felt like reality, and so it was quite traumatic for me. I do not really understand why, as I do not even know her a lot. I remember in the dream breaking down into tears, being filled with rage, and I felt like killing my cousin first of all, and anyone else unfortunate enough to come across my path.

      After I woke up, it took me a few second to realise it was all just a dream.

      I do not understand why I would have such a dream, or why I would have such emotions.

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 6, 2018 at 10:36 pm

        This dream is a reflection of various influences that you have in your life. It is clear that you are interested in developing a relationship at this time. The girl that you dreamed about may be someone that you are interested in developing a relationship with. Abstain from consuming violent and dramatic media. If you want to develop a relationship with her, then attempt to spend additional time with her in person. Have a great day, Jack!

    12. Lily

      June 4, 2018 at 10:40 pm

      I dream of my love one died and woke up.

      • web admin

        web admin

        June 4, 2018 at 11:10 pm

        This dream is a reflection of your emotional connection with your loved one. The death and rebirth is a sign of a change in this relationship. Something in your life may have caused this dream to manifest. Continue to share your kindness and compassion with your loved one. Have a great day, Lily!

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