What Does it Mean When You Dream of Someone Dying?
Dreaming of someone dying can be scary, but you can put your worries to rest. Dreaming of someone dying isn’t always a bad sign. Instead, it invites us to take a closer look at ourselves, our beliefs and our relationships.
As you’ll see, death in dreams is often archetypical, or a symbol of something else. Sometimes, it can signal transformation or an invitation to let something go.
from our Angel Messenger Creative Team
If you dream of someone dying, here are 8 possible meanings …
1. Death represents the ending of something
One of the most common meanings for death in a dream is something finishing. This can relate to an aspect of yourself, your life situation, a relationship, et.
For example, death in dreams may bring to our attention that our ways, habits or destructive behaviors need to go. Or, maybe they already have. It may be an invitation to move out of an immature lifestyle and establish something more stable for yourself.
For example, dreaming of a child dying might mean we need to be less immature and more serious.
Dreaming of someone dying may also be related to a big life change, like a career move, changing your residence, or getting out of a strained or toxic relationship.
Death can also symbolize your desire to close a chapter in your life or terminate something that isn’t serving you anymore. When we leave certain phases of our life and embark on something new and unknown, we can feel scared or anxious. This may prompt dreaming of someone dying.
You might know exactly what you need to change in your life. But what if you’re not sure what has to die? Death in dreams is like a wakeup call. Think about how you felt at the moment of death in the dream.
Now, ask yourself: Where in real life do I feel the same way? This might be the area of your life that needs healing and transformation.
As you can see, dreaming of someone dying can signify the ending of one thing and the rebirth of something new. That brings us to the next meaning.
2. Dreaming of someone dying may mean new beginnings
In Tarot, death represents internal changes and self-discovery. For example, if someone dies in your dream, it may be the signal you need to focus on yourself, not your relationships, and certainly not the ones that are holding you back and preventing you from focusing on yourself.
If your dream contains the death of someone you love, it might indicate a new chapter in life. Remember, death is the end of something to make way for something new.
Death in dreams is a wakeup call. Do you need to forgive someone? Do you need to let something go? What has to shift?
3. Death represents freedom and escape
Do you feel stuck in your relationships, job, life situation or even in your mind? Dreaming of someone dying can signal your deep desire to escape and be free.
For example, if you dream of someone dying.
- Who are they?
- Do you harbor negative feelings toward them?
- Do you hate being around them, and want to get away from them ASAP?
Their death in your dream doesn’t represent your desire for them to die in real life.
Instead, it can represent your desire to be free of them. In some cases, this person could be controlling you in real life and their death represents a subconscious cry for freedom.
Death in dreams can also be a way of escaping from something difficult that’s going on. That can be an awful job, a toxic relationship, an illness, etc. If you’re the one dying in your dream, is it possible that you’re trying to escape from the demands of your life right now?
4. Dreaming of someone dying represents fear of loss
When we witness death in our dreams, it might refer to our own fear of losing something or someone.
For example, are you afraid of losing someone you’re close to?
Are you drifting apart and going your separate ways?
This can apply to both romantic relationships and platonic ones.
This doesn’t have to mean the end of your relationship. It might be a call to action: something in your relationship has to change. In your waking hours, think about what that might mean. If you dream of a child dying, this may represent that you’re worried about, or scared of losing your own personal goals, growth or even fertility.
Death in dreams may symbolize your desire to close a chapter in your life or terminate something that isn’t serving you anymore.
5. Death represents conflict within yourself
If you’re dreaming of someone dying and you feel unsettled, consider that your dreams are waking you up to your inner conflict. It’s often said that if you dream of someone dying, it may mean that you desire a quality or characteristic that that person has, but you don’t.
In real life, you feel incomplete and subconsciously, you believe their qualities can complete you.
Death in dreams may also indicate an attempt to resolve any anger, anxiety or guilt you direct toward yourself. Maybe you think you didn’t do enough. Maybe you have deep regrets. If that’s the case, can you forgive yourself and create reconciliation so you can feel peaceful?
We can also feel angry, anxious and guilty when we’re not living up to our fullest potential or fulfilling our dreams.
- Have you set aside your desires?
- Have you buried your interests?
- What can you do in your waking moments to dust them off?
That brings us to Number 6.
6. Dreaming of someone dying represents lack of self-care
If your dream contains death, is it reminding you that you’re continually in self-sacrifice mode and ignoring your self-care? Think about your day-to-day life, and you’ll quickly see whether you put yourself first or last.
For example, do you put others’ needs and desires before your own?
Are you the peacemaker, silencing yourself to appease those around you? If so, consider that the death in your dream is serving as a wake-up call to take better care of yourself. This is especially true if you’ve been ignoring your health.
7. Death represents betrayal
If you dream of someone dying, it can represent betrayal. You may or may not know the person who dies. This part isn’t important. What’s important is how you feel at their passing.
If you felt sad in the dream, you may also feel sad in real life about the betrayal. However, if the death made you feel happy or unbothered, it could signal that you want revenge in some shape or form.
This may frighten you, but remember, your dreams are a wakeup call. If you are harboring angry and spiteful feelings, what can you do to move through these feelings and resolve the situation?
8. Death challenges your beliefs about death itself
Many people are not comfortable with both the concept and the reality of death. Death in dreams may help to shift ideas about what some call “crossing over” – this ending and beginning.
Is death usually a topic you avoid?
Does it stir up emotions you’d rather not feel?
Consider all the possible dream interpretations for death, and consider that death might be something you can think about with a new perspective.
Much Love & Angel Blessings,
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