Pinterest Pixel
View Other Topics

What Does it Mean to Dream About Death?

Apr 18, 2024

To dream about someone dying can mean many things and will depend on the context of the dream.
Common dream meaning about death include the need for you to let something go in your waking life, for example: For example, when you are going through some sort of transition in your life, such as retirement, leaving a job, a relationship ending, or when you have to change a behavior and you don’t really want to.

What does it mean to dream about the death of a member of your family?

The meaning of dreams where a family member dies depends on the relationship you have with the person.
It can mean there are unresolved issues with that person, or it might mean you would like a closer relationship with the person.
To dream about a family members death can also suggest you are fearful of rejection by them or even abandonment.

What does it mean to dream about someone being alive when they are dead?

To dream about someone being alive after they have died can be unsettling, but these types of dreams are quite common.

Common dream meanings range from feeling a great comfort at seeing them again – to the upset and horror of reliving their death again when you wake up.
This type of dream, whether it be about a person or pet, can help the dreamer to process their grief, especially of the death is still quite raw, some therapists believe this type of dream is part of the grieving process.

Meaning of dreams where a deceased loved one is mad at you.

This type of dream may feel negative at the time but should not be perceived this way, because the dream is telling you about your own anger. This type of dream happens when you feel there is unfinished business between you and the deceased person. It might be you are angry at yourself for some reason, maybe you have things you wanted to say, especially if the death was sudden.
To dream about a deceased loved one trying to hurt you.
This type of dream is quite common and tends to happen when you mimic the habits the deceased person had. This dream is self-sabotaging in many ways, especially if the habits and behaviors you are mimicking were negative such as substance abuse, overspending or taking a negative attitude to life.

What does it mean to dream that your partner is dying?

Common dream meanings where a partner dies or is dying will depend on the relationship you share with that person.

This dream could imply that there is going to be a change in your relationship and is asking that you prepare yourself for this change – good or bad.
If you are married and you dream your spouse is dying
This type of dream usually denotes a change in your marriage, it is asking you to let go of something, some aspect of the marriage that is affecting your emotions. It says change is coming and wants you to be ready for this change.

To dream about an animal dying

This type of dream can be very upsetting and normally happens if you have concerns for your pet in your waking life. For example, maybe your pet is sick, getting old, or has suffered an injury of some description. It is a form of anticipatory grief, and your fears about losing your pet.

What does it mean to dream about dying from disease?

This type of dream tends to happen when you are worried in your waking life about a health problem, for example of you are a heavy drinker you may dream about dying of liver failure or cirrhosis. If you are overweight you may dream about dying of heart failure. If you are a smoker you may dream of dying from cancer and so on.
This type of dream is a subconscious wake up call to lead a healthier lifestyle.

What is the meaning of dreams where you commit murder?

Common dream meanings for trying to kill someone are:
  • Actively trying to overcome something.
  • Attempting to solve an ongoing issue or problem.
  • Trying to rid yourself of a toxic relationship or habit/behavior.
  • A desire for control or power
  • Feeling helpless in a relationship or situation
  • Stress and anxiety.
  • Your subconscious processing aggressive feelings

When you dream about killing someone it is important to consider what that person means to you. For example, that person may represent a part of you that you dislike, or they may represent a situation that stresses you out.

What does it mean to dream about someone else killing someone?
To understand this type of dream you must look at the relationship between the two people in your dream. It can be a wake-up call for you to end a relationship that stresses you out or a signal for you to take more ‘you’ time to rest and relax.

It might also be a representation of your need to express yourself, and to stop holding back and repressing your emotions.

To dream about attending a funeral

When you dream about attending a funeral it is normally your subconscious’s way of telling you to say goodbye or let something go in your waking life, for example, this dream may be asking you to end a relationship, or to find a new job because the one you have is causing you a lot of grief. It can also be signaling the end of a life phase which you are mourning.
Consider also who’s funeral you are attending in your dream, because the dream might be telling you it is time to make amends, and to let go of any bad feelings or issues there are between the two of you.

What does it mean to dream about a corpse?

This type of dream has various meanings, it could represent your own fears surrounding mortality and getting older or your fears about losing someone close.
It can also represent the ending of something important to you, like the breakdown of a marriage or relationship.
This dream typically denotes your struggles with letting go in your waking life and can mean that the ending you are struggling with is final, there is no going back, and it is time for you to let this go now and move forward.

To learn more about death in your dreams please consult with one of our online psychics at

Want to know more about the meaning of dreams and some of the more common dream meanings visit our website and blog posts at

Share this article with friends!

#Common dream meanings #Meaning of dreams #To dream about #What does it mean to dream