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.

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    Qiqi

    March 9, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    I dream about the death of my mother. It was so real. I am scared and I wake up with tears. After I realized all is just a dream, I feel relieved but on the same time also feel worried also. I remembered I dream about the death of my mother and brother long time ago. However, it has been long time I didn’t dream something scary like this. I am glad they are still here in real life.

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      March 10, 2019 at 5:16 pm

      Your dream may be a reflection of various concerns and fears that you may have in your life. You will find benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. Ensure that you nourish your relationships by spending additional time with them in person. This will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Qiqi!

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    Felicia

    March 8, 2019 at 6:37 am

    I had a dream last night that one of my best friends called me to tell me that she won’t make it because her plane is crashing. I thought it was a joke but I saw on the news that her plane crashed and she died. I spent the dream in intense grief with my other friend. We were looking through stuff she left for us and memory boxes and I kept trying to prove that the death was fake but it kept being confirmed. It was so intense that I woke up crying.

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      March 9, 2019 at 8:33 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your knowledge of accidents and death. It is clear that you feel a strong emotional connection with both of your friends. The memory boxes likely represented your social and emotional history. Ensure that this dream guides you to nourish these relationships by spending additional time with them in person. Have a great day, Felicia!

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    Jabez

    March 7, 2019 at 1:22 pm

    I had a really weird dream last night. And traumatic. I have a couple of really close friends who happen to be identical twins, and I dreamed that one of them was deathly ill. The next day, I went to church and everyone was mourning. I ran outside and cried, but when I came back in, I saw one of the twins – and it was the one who had been ill. He was fully recovered. I put my hands on his face in disbelief.
    The other twin had died. The one who I felt closer to, died, even though he was never sick.
    I raced outside and wailed indefinitely.
    The end.

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      March 7, 2019 at 2:39 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your social and emotional relationships. It is possible that the shows and movies that you watch could have influenced this dream. You will find great benefit in abstaining from consuming violent and dramatic media. Nourish your relationship with your friends by spending additional time with them in person. Have a great day, Jabez!

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    C

    March 6, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    I had a dream where me and my mum both died I’m really sacred

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      March 7, 2019 at 1:08 pm

      Your dream is not a reflection of the future or of fate. You are aware that everyone dies, and it is possible that the media that you consume has manifested in this dream. You will find great benefit in allowing the negative aspects of this dream to fade. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion with your parents, as this will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, C!

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    mica

    March 3, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    I dream of my boyfriend is dead, I saw his coffin but not his face . i know it is him in my dream because of the pictures that someone gave me in my dream aLso . I’m worried and aLso afraid that it might happen in reaL Life

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      March 4, 2019 at 8:39 am

      Death is often a sign of a transformation in our dreams, so I would not worry too much. He may have an upcoming project, promotion or school program that is about to transform his life. It could reflect the way your relationship is transforming both of you. Whatever the case, it is highly unlikely that the metaphorical death indicates a real death, so I would not worry about it. Good luck, Mica!

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    tracy valincourt

    March 1, 2019 at 8:20 am

    I dreamed that my daughter was murdered…My daughter hasn’t spoken to me in many many years.. and I have a grandson ive never met whom is 7 now..its haunting me…

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      March 2, 2019 at 8:23 pm

      Death is often a reflection of the knowledge of a change in a relationship. You are aware that you have a grandchild, and you are aware that your relationship may be strained that you are unable to see your grandchild. Take this time to make a decision about your future. If you believe that it is appropriate to reach out to your daughter to visit your grandchild, then do so. Have a great day, Tracy!

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    Clare

    February 22, 2019 at 1:23 am

    I dreamt of the death of the father of a friend whom I have not been in touch for years.

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      February 22, 2019 at 9:13 pm

      Death is often a reflection of changes in your life. This dream could be a manifestation of your knowledge that your relationships have changed. Ensure that this dream to influence you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. Have a great day, Clare!

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    Xyz

    February 18, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Hi
    I have dreamt of one of my colleagues husband has died and I and my other friend were hiding from her . Later she came to know as dead body arrived she slapped me n my friend for hiding it .later she told u should have told me whether he is alive or dead . Later I found her happy without her husband. The other day before I dreamt something same like this but I don’t remember the dream.

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      February 19, 2019 at 11:09 am

      Dreams about death are often reflection of change or uncertainty. Your coworker in your dream reacted the way that you may react in a similar situation. This dream is not a reflection of the future or of fate. Allow this dream to influence you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life, as this will bring you many benefits in the future. If you feel the need to emotionally support your coworker or anyone else, then do so. Have a great day, Xyz!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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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      web admin

      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!

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    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!

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    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!

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      Juanita

      March 7, 2019 at 8:24 pm

      Hi, I dreamt a friend’s mother, who I don’t know very well, died in my arms. She was gazing out the window before she died talking to me and then I heard a gunshot and she stopped talking and I rushed to catch her when I saw something was wrong and her head was kind of bleeding. And I was holding her and it was like she saw something outside in the sky and I open the curtain with my one hand so she can gaze up in the sky one last time and then I felt her spirit leave her body. Some kind of a release. And her eyes went still and she got heavy. It felt real.

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        web admin

        March 9, 2019 at 8:13 pm

        Your dream is a reflection of your knowledge of recent shootings and other violent events. It is also possible that your relationship with your friend’s mother is important to you. The spirit aspect of this dream may be a manifestation of your spiritual beliefs. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Juanita!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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!

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    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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      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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