Dreams About Death: What Does It Mean?

Dreams about death are terrifying! Such dreams linger on like dark clouds in our minds even after waking up. But do these dreams signify anything deep?

Some of you may believe that a dream of death portends some bad luck or event in near future but is it really the case? Let’s delve in to the mystery of such dreams!

What is that one common thing that happens to most of us while we are asleep? We get dreams!

Dreaming is a very common phenomenon but the types of dreams people get are extremely varied. More often than not, people get dreams either closely or remotely related to the events that are actually happening in their real lives. Though, many a times, dreams could be about things completely unrelated to their real lives.  

Dreams are a set of images, thoughts, emotions, and memories that take place involuntarily in our unconscious mind. One does not have any control over his/her dreams. Dreams just occur in our minds as uninvited guests. Dreams are a secret world of your own where you can, at times, accomplish everything you want to in reality and sometimes lose it all!

Isn’t it horrifying to see someone die in your dreams?

Such kinds of dreams seem to be so real, that they literally shake you up from your sleep! It is not compulsory, that such dreams of dying have a negative outcome always. They can have a positive impact on your life too.

Dreams About Death: What Does It Mean?
Dreams About Death: What Does It Mean?

Various Interpretations Related To Witnessing Death In Dreams

Dreaming about death can be petrifying and painful at the same time. It is not less than a nightmare to witness and can send a chill down your spine.

Such dreams carry vital messages at times that have to be deciphered by you. Here are some of the inferences based on different situations witnessed in dreams about death.

You see yourself dying in your dream; a new beginning

When you see yourself dying in your dream, you feel suffocated, terrified, and threatened. It’s not your fault to feel such emotions. The thought of death brings up such emotions with itself, that you cannot help but experience them.

Whenever such type of a dream is experienced by you, where you see yourself dying it usually signifies eradication of a negative thought, strong fear, or a bad habit that you want to quit.

This is experienced in the form of dying in your dreams. It could also mean a fresh start where you may be changing your career, your relationship, or migrating to a new city. By leaving the old you behind.

Dreams like these are no cause for alarm as it is often considered as a positive symbol. They usually signify that a big change in your life is waiting for you ahead.

Dreaming about parents death

Dreaming about your parents’ death might be a call of awakening that you need to deal with the upcoming challenges in life.

Whenever such a dream strikes you it often means that you need to pull up your socks and get ready to face the hard times. It is an indication of the tough times and struggles you will have to go through.

It’s about pondering over your life choices and trying to figure out the approaches you should undertake to lead life. Others believe that dreaming of parents’ death usually means regret, mistrust in love, nostalgia, and broken relationships.

It also means that you are coping up with your personal and professional life challenges and the after-effect lingers on in your subconscious mind.

Dreams about your parents’ death indicate, that your mind is laden with doubts and issues and you are trying to navigate out a way through these tough times.

If you dream about your parents dying and speaking to you, it could signify that your fear of losing them is engulfing you and you are not ready for that phase.

This is time to reconnect with your parents and give them time, support and love they deserve.

Dreaming about the death of a child

A child is a blessing of God. It seals the sacred bond between a couple. Dreaming of a child’s death is one of the worst dreams one could ever come across.

A child is a symbol of innocence. Whenever you witness a child dying in your dreams, it means you are stepping into a world of sin and deceit. It shows that somewhere that child within you is dying. That now you have to take up responsibilities on your shoulder and walk towards adulthood.

It could also suggest that you might have adopted some self-destructive habits, which are destroying your morals without you being consciously aware of them.

These dreams could be a signal of warning that if you do not stop such habits it will put you into big trouble which could be irreversible and you might lose your image in front of your close ones.

Dreaming about the death of a sibling

Generally, siblings share a close bond with each other. A sibling could be identified as a caring, loving, and friendly person. But this is not always true; some siblings do not share a bond of closeness. Usually in this case it’s alright to get such dreams about siblings.

Getting such dreams suggests that you lead a busy life and do not have quality time to spend with them. Such dreams might help you to rebuild your bond with them and remember the good times you’ve had together.

Also, you might have this dream because you are worried about any real-life circumstances that currently could be a danger to him (a fatal disease).

Dreams about the death of a stranger

A stranger’s death might not disturb you as much as your family member’s. Though, you would be curious to know what it means to see a stranger dying in your dreams.

If you witness a stranger dead in your dreams, it would suggest that you are more concerned about others in your life, you care for their well- being this would mean you have grown as a person. For you, others’ needs matter to you than your own. You are a stronger person and will be successful because of it.

Also, in the other way around, you may fear strangers. The thought that they might hurt or kill you would always be there. You might not be comfortable making new friends.  Therefore, it’s a sense of insecurity you are facing.

Dreams about the death of a celebrity

Many times, you may adore a celebrity or even identify yourself with him or her. So, when you see a celebrity dying in your dreams it’s probably not about the celebrity. The meaning lies in which characteristic of yours represents that of the celebrity. That particular characteristic of yours is fading away.

Also, it could mean that the old you is vanishing away from you. We could take this in a positive manner that you are growing as an adult and certain changes have to take place at some stage.

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Spotting a death caused by murder in dreams

If you dream about a death caused by a murder, it signifies that a certain change in your life is taking place and the thought about it is haunting you every day. You are continuously trying your best to resist that change but it is getting out of your control.

Also, it could mean the decision you made is now irreversible. You feel repentant about it but because of certain limitations, you have no option but to withstand it.

Observing a death caused by an accident

Dreaming about a death caused by an accident indicates, that a big responsibility is coming on your shoulders for which you are not prepared. 

God is trying to signal you to be more cautious and careful with the words you say, as you never know at what point what may occur. One moment the person is alive, and the other dead.

The authority given to you can either take you to heights or make you fall down. It depends upon how you handle such a duty of which you are not aware and planned for.

It is not compulsory that the duty assigned to you would be related to your professional life it could be personal too. Therefore, do not make a fuss about things and let them happen slowly and steadily at their own pace.

 A peaceful death

A peaceful death comes ‘naturally’ after a long and well-spent life. Such a death preferably takes place at home, which is the paradigm of peacefulness surrounded by children and grandchildren.

If one gets a dream where the death of an individual is quite peaceful, it is a positive indication that suggests, everything happening in and around your life is taking place at its own pace taking you along itself.

It signifies a relaxing state of your life where you are experiencing a slow transition around you.

Witnessing sudden death in dreams

You might see a healthy individual suddenly dying in your dreams due to a heart attack or some other calamity.

Such kind of death in dreams is symbolic of a phase or a relationship dying instantly. Where you are trying your best to stop it but it is not. You feel as if you are way behind time.

These kinds of dreams also make you feel as if the world is snatching everything from you. 

There is nothing to feel tensed about it, maybe the fading away of certain things in your life brings some positive outcomes with these changes.

Spotting a suicidal death in the dream

A suicidal dream is one of the most positive dreams a person in recovery from addictive behavior can have. You might get such dreams because of the realization that something that you are doing is wrong for you or for others. So, these dreams occur as a way of discouraging such behavior shown by you.

Also, such dreams indicate, you need to resist some decisions to be taken by you in the future. Such dreams are a sign of warning so that your decisions don’t lead to a problem for you.

Dreams about death of a pet

Pet lovers have a deep connection with their pets. They consider a pet as a part of their family. No wonder, a dream of the death of a pet can be very shocking for a pet parent.

A pet generally signifies your childhood and comfort. Therefore dying of a pet reveals that you are turning up to be quite mature and you need to be careful of your relationships with everyone.

Dreams about death of a friend

Dreaming about death of a friend, might relate to what that friend represents in your life. Such kind of a dream could signify concern for that person if you are very attached to him.

It could also mean that your friendship is undergoing change, the change could be positive or negative or that you’d prefer to be free of this person.

Dreaming about the deceased person

It’s normal to feel upset if you have recently lost a friend, family member or a loved one. For some time they may also enter into your dreams. There may also be times that you may blame yourself for their death.

Such a dream could mean that you need to listen to your close ones, follow their instructions. They will never want something bad for you to happen.

Such kind of a dream is a kind of warning dream to keep healthy, loving and pure relation with your loved ones.

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What are the connotations associated with dreams about death?

In a nutshell, dreams about death are horrifying but some of them have some positive aspects hidden if you try to dig deeper.

For instance, dreams about the death of an enemy can mean that you are soon going to face some changes which may be for the betterment although they may seem to torment at first.

Don’t freak out on getting such dreams. Remain calm and focus on the positives.

Some of the Bible verses about dreams

Jeremiah 23:32

Indeed, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,” declares the LORD. “They tell them and lead my people astray with their reckless lies, yet I did not send or appoint them. They do not benefit these people in the least,” declares the LORD.

Joel 2:28

And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Joel 2:28

Acts 2:17

And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.

Deuteronomy 13:1-3

If a prophet, or one who foretells by dreams, appears among you and announces to you a sign or wonder, and if the sign or wonder spoken of takes place, and the prophet says, “Let us follow other gods” (gods you have not known) “and let us worship them,” you must not listen to the words of that prophet or dreamer. The LORD your God is testing you to find out whether you love him with all your heart and with all your soul.

Did you also dream about death recently? Do share your experience with our readers.

Naomi Hills
Naomi Hills

God has given me the gift to read the signs, interpret the dreams, decode the angel numbers since birth. Through rigorous practice and application, my gifts have been fine-tuned. Now, I use my gifts solely to help those distressed souls who have lost all hopes, those who have been left alone to fend for themselves, those whom the system doesn’t care anymore, those whom the mainstream science has ignored.

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