What Does It Mean When You Dream About Someone Who Is Already Dead?

By on March 8, 2018

Dreams can have many different meanings to different people, each dream interpreted slightly differently from the way before, dictated by the setting, scenario, or events that happen during the course of it. Dreams are believed to be the mind’s way of communicating with you — telling you things or reminding you of certain places/people/situations that you might not have otherwise remembered.

What Does It Mean When You Dream About Someone Who Is Already Dead?

A very common dream to have is one where a dead friend, relative, or associate pops up. Dreaming of someone who is already dead could, of course, just be a sign that you were thinking of or missing that person. It is very common to dream of someone who has recently passed away, and although this might be of some comfort to you, it might strike the question:

What does it mean when you dream about someone who is already dead?

As well as being a very obvious sign that you miss the person who has died and commonly occurring in the time period immediately following the passing, dreaming of that person is also thought to be a message, of sorts, from beyond the grave. For many years there have been links and theories that the dream world and spirit world could be connected, and if this were to be true, dreaming could be a way for that spirit — the spirit of the dead person — to communicate with you. If it seems that you are being told a message, perhaps to go ahead with someone or even to be wary or cautious of a new adventure you are embarking on, it might just be time to sit back and listen.

Are you rushing into things? 

Are you making a poor choice? 

Have you thought about it logically and rationally? 

In Pagan times, it was traditionally believed that a deceased person communicating advice in a dream was to be listened to and obeyed immediately, any disobedience met by anger from the Gods and the encouragement of bad luck and omens.

Some dream experts believe that dreams of passed relatives in the run-up to a wedding could be interpreted as advice against the coupling.

Dreaming of deceased parents, especially when they are, once again, giving you a warning or advice is thought to be a subconscious sign that trouble is on the horizon and that you should make sure you’re planning for all eventualities, both bad as well as good.

Dreaming of the newly deceased could also be the way that your subconscious tells you that you’re not quite finished with the grieving process. Grief and mourning following the death of a loved one is a process, and it can often be a very lengthy one, particularly if the death was seemingly out-of-the-blue or a shock. In grief-ridden dreams, it is typical to have the same or similar dreams repeatedly, over the course of a few weeks or months. It is also quite common to experience a conflict of some sort, in the dream. This could be seen as a metaphor for how you’re not dealing with your own emotions during the difficult time of your life. Maybe you need to stop bottling your emotions up and actually deal with what you’re feeling. This is very much the case if you are spiralling downwards, feeling lonely, or don’t think you have anywhere to turn. There is always someone that can and will help, and you shouldn’t be afraid to speak out and say that you need comfort or affection.

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Finally, there is another dream interpretation that you should bear in mind when looking into the meanings of dreaming about deceased loved ones; it could be a sign that all is at peace, particularly if the dream itself was a pleasant, comforting, or soothing one. Many people worry about what happens to the ‘being’ or ‘soul’ of a person when that person passes on, and a comforting or soothing dalliance in the dream is meant to be a sign that everything is okay and as it should be.

There are often so many different dream interpretations for just one dream-topic alone, which can make it tough to understand what the dream is actually meant to mean or depict. Only you can appreciate the importance of that dream to you, and we hope that you also manage to find comfort following the passing of a loved one.


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    July 17, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    Hy i hv a dream of my neighbour who was carry ing brown brown bread and drink,i dnt know the meaning of ths dream

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      July 18, 2019 at 3:22 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your social relationship with your late neighbor. It is possible that his behaviors in your dream are manifestations of his behaviors during his life. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will bring you many benefits in the future. Have a great day, Fieh!

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    July 17, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    I’ve dreamed about my grandpa who had his bday July 16 and he is deceased already. I was talking to him that july 16th in my dreams and sayigh he is all good but in my dream i am not aware that he is dead

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      July 17, 2019 at 7:25 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with your late grandfather. His birthday may have reminded you of him. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion. This will help you honor the memory of your grandfather. Have a great day, Sheila!

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    July 16, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    A person whom I’ve seen around before but never knew personally died in an motorcycle accident. It’s been about 4 months since he passed and lastnight I had a dream about him and l trying to date one another but it never really happened. In the dream the chemistry was there and it felt real but the relationship never happened. What does this mean?

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      July 16, 2019 at 7:25 pm

      Your dream is a reflection of your knowledge of his death. The chemistry in your dream may be an indication that he was a manifestation of your social and emotional desires. It is possible that this person has qualities that you find attractive. Ensure that you share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will honor the memory of this person. Have a great day, Confused!

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        July 17, 2019 at 9:04 pm

        I had a dream that I was surrounded by loved ones of mine that passed away and they had me feel my side, when I felt my side it felt like a baseball sizes lump was in there and it felt scarily realistic. After I felt it I woke up and couldn’t go back to sleep. What is this dream supposed to mean?

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          July 18, 2019 at 3:16 pm

          Your dream is a reflection of your emotional relationship with these loved ones from your past. The lump could be a manifestation of your concerns and worries regarding your health. Ensure that this dream guides you in a positive manner. Maintain a healthy lifestyle, and share your kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. This will support your health, and it will honor the memories of your loved ones. Have a great day, Lowell!

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    Hope church

    July 16, 2019 at 1:40 pm

    Hi my name is Hope and I hade recently heard about the passing of the actor Cameron Boyce and I was crying last night as I saw him on tv and when I went to sleep I dreamed about dating him which I understand he is my celebrity crush but I have a bf and I don’t want to be a bad gf just because of this dream what does this dream mean and what should I do?

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    July 16, 2019 at 5:51 am

    Hi morning I’d a dream of running down someone who’s dead in the dream I was saying to two other people that they should hold her don’t let her get away

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      July 16, 2019 at 3:12 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your social relationship with this person who has passed. Your attempt to control them may be a sign that you are interested in normalcy. Ensure that this dream guides you to share your kindness and compassion at all times. This will ensure that you honor the memory of this person. Have a great day, Fabian!

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    July 14, 2019 at 6:38 am


    My friend’s husband just passed away on July 3rd after a horrible accident. His viewing is tomorrow. And I dreamt about the viewing last night.

    Dream: I went to the viewing to let my friend know that we took care of the funeral and coffin expenses as I got an oak coffin made for him. My friend refused the offer even though the coffin was almost finished. I respected her decision, then she let me know that I can view her husband upstairs; she warned me that he may look a little different because of a ‘concussion’. I saw many people there. I looked at his coffin and where he is at and he looked different. Like it’s almost a different person, that he may not be the one in the coffin.

    What does this mean? His viewing is tomorrow and I’m not sure if I am going yet.

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      July 14, 2019 at 10:55 pm

      This dream is a reflection of your social and emotional relationship with your friend’s late husband. The change in his appearance may be an indication of your knowledge of death. When you see him in your waking life, you may feel that he looks different. You should go to the viewing to support your friend. Nourish your relationship with her by spending additional time with her in person. Have a great day, Concerned!

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        July 15, 2019 at 10:30 pm

        Thank you so much!

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          July 16, 2019 at 9:37 am

          No problem–let me know if you need anything else. Thanks for commenting!

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