Cemetery (graveyard) dream meanings




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General Meanings:

Buried past and painful feelings Each of us have a grave for loved one in the cemetery. However we all have cemetery inside ourselves, many graves of lost hopes, desires, farewell. This can indicate buried thing or thoughts in your life. The meaning of the dreams of the cemetery is clear: we talk about the place of the dead.

Trying to solve the problems with the help of the death people Who goes to a grave through the cemetery, he seeks to visit a world which for him still contains secret life. When the dreamer goes through the cemetery, this shows that in the waking life the dreamer has conflicts, worries and can not find the answers why this happens. He tries to find answers in the cemetery. The meaning of the cemetery dreams is not unambiguous. Some people have to visit a certain grave because they have a problem which hangs together with the dead person and it is not solved yet. In this case, the dream may be a form of trying to contact with someone you know who is dead and left unfinished works.

Buried habits and new begging To dream that you are in a cemetery signifies the end of a bad and wrong habit or behavior. Now you are ready to rebirth. You respect your past because you have got inestimable experiences, and now you live for the future, for creating new things, habits.

Psychological Meanings:

Buried past and things that are not used anymore In the dream a cemetery can present the dreamer’s connection with the death and the personality characteristic features of whom he “has destroyed” or doesn’t use it any longer.

Attitude and feelings connected with death On the other hand, this may symbolize thoughts and feelings which the dreamer has with the death, or usual attitudes and traditions associated with death.

Seeking for help and advice In the dream the graveyard appears at the time when the dreamer has conflicts and disputes in real life conflicts. Then we search for an advice with those which we visit there in the cemetery – from the deceased parents (or a parent) who promises you comfort, which denotes the overcoming of problems and worries. In the grave you try to find the way out of the situation which is dark and evil-threatening for you.

Cemetery sometimes can signify a fatality, if there are evidences and indications in real life. Other traditional meanings arise from the following circumstances:

  • Standing, sitting or walking in the cemetery promise that you can expect a peaceful, quite and happy age.
  • Seeing a cemetery points perhaps to the separation (not by death) with a very close people.
  • Observing or watching when someone is carried to the grave in the cemetery, shows that you have to give up with expectations and attitudes in previous situation, so only then you can move forward.

Spiritual Meanings:

On the spiritual level a cemetery (churchyard, graveyard) is the place of the dead persons and the spiritual renewal.

Traditional Meanings:

European (Judeo-Christian)

  • Anxiety if seeing cemetery – This dream denotes that you will have some worries and problems particularly if you have to make very important decisions, but you will overcome everything;
  • Recovery if seeing – Also this dream announces recovery after an illness;
  • Worries if seeing military cemetery – This announces that you will have political turmoil, this can be interpreted as your family turmoil. You will have some changes in the family or even business;
  • Bury past if entering – In the dream you are entering into the cemetery, this signifies that you will remember your past events, which you want to bury, because they do not fit you any more;
  • Good sign if you find a beautiful cemetery – You have found a beautiful cemetery, this is a very good sign. You will get a good news that the person who was really sick will recover;
  • Bury your past if staying for a while – When you are and stay for awhile in the cemetery in your dream, this shows that you are stayed too long in your past. You have to bury everything what bothers and makes you feel unhappy and keep moving towards;
  • The end of relations if bringing flowers – You are bringing flowers in the cemetery, this announces death in the relations, this is not your soul mate, so do not be so sad about that;
  • Healthy family if mother is bringing flowers – In the dream you see that your mother is bringing flowers to a cemetery, this shows that durably good health of the members of the family;
  • Happiness and grief if a young widow visits cemetery – This shows that soon she will exchange her mourning clothes into bridal. But if she is sad and depressed, signifies that you will have grief and concerns in your life;
  • Disease if seeing open grave in the cemetery  – This may be a warning about death or serious illness, you have to take are of your health and have some rest;
  • Loss of love if the bride going to wedding place through the cemetery – Very bad omen, that she can lose her husband in a journey accident. You want to avoid such an accident, then you must visit cemetery and bring flowers on the unknown grave in your waking life;
  • Finding peace if old person seeing cemetery – The old person is dreaming cemetery or graveyard, this shows that soon you will leave this life and at last you will find the peace;

Hindu (Hinduism)

  • Fail if visiting – In the dream you are visiting cemetery or graveyard, announces that your plans will fail, because you didn’t put all your efforts to finish this;
  • Long life if seeing – You are seeing cemetery in your dream, signifies about quite and ling age.

Arabian (Islamic)

  • Loss if you are in it – In the dream you are in the cemetery, shows that you will lose a close relative or friend because of disease or death.

Contexts’ Meanings:

Seeing and walking in a cemetery, graveyard or churchyard in the dream –  this symbol shows that you have buried or have to bury your past, sad feelings or pain. This also can show that you are seeking for help from your death family member, which were very important to you and always helped you. Now you are in confusion and you need the advice.

Walking, going trough the cemetery (graveyard, churchyard) with the wedding dress – This dream is a bad omen that you can lose our partner and the one you love. Not only by death but also your relation is in danger. You have to work harder if you want to keep your relations and have a merry family.

Being, staying or sitting in the cemetery (graveyard, churchyard) – The dream is very good omen. This shows that you are ready for new life. You have buried all your past, bad habit or behavior, painful feeling. You are saying goodbye for the past. Now you are clean to create “new you”.

Cemetery (graveyard, churchyard) with lots of flowers – The flower signifies fresh and pure life. You are in the new stage of life. You are pure and ready to bloom with new opportunities and possibilities. The life gave you new beginning.

Dreaming cemetery (graveyard, churchyard) with crosses – The symbol cross in the cemetery is like crossroad. You have worries and problems in your life. You need an advice. If the crosses are white and bright, this is a good omen, that you find the way out from the worries. But if the crosses are dark and damaged, this shows that you need help from the others, because you will not overcome everything with your own efforts, you need the support from the others.

The cemetery is wet or in the water or can not find the way out – This means that you are overfull of hardship and you can not find the exit. You do not know how to manage with all this. You are too tired. You have to relax and try to stop for awhile, if you want to solve everything. Do not be afraid to fail, because only then you can see all the mistakes that you have done and this will help you to correct them and free yourself from hardship.

* Please, see meaning of grave, burial, funeral.

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  1. Thank you for your insights. Very helpful! I’ve been struggling with lately with several badl EMT calls & deaths. I recently dreamt that I was laying face down in a beautiful green cemetery, looked up and saw a big grey headstone with the word “YOU” on it. I stared at it a long time, then turned to my right and there was a small pen with a little cow in it and another pen with a horse it in. In the grass, there were cigarette butts all over. My grandpa used to smoke and throw his butts down and he used to have horses & a few cows. He’s been dead 14 yrs now. But, why the headstone with YOU on it, you think?

  2. I dream t I was in a beautiful cemetery with a couple of small childen. The tombstones were very large and ornate. We were admiring and reading them, and it seems looking for some in particular. Then the stones started crumbling and falling apart. We were then in an enclosed area the the tombstones were sinking in the ground and trying to pull us under with them. It was very scary and evil and a door opened to the outside. I awoke as I was trying to get myself and the children out the door and I felt I was in a scary movie but I didn’t know how it was going to end. Please help me interpret this. I can’t stop thinking about this dream and I feel anxious when I remember it.

  3. i had a dream that i was in the grave yard and it was wet dark and i was try to find my father grave but as i walking i started seeing people in hosiptal bed but they were dead and there family members was lying next to them there were graves that was half way open and i was walking just to find my dads grave but i could not find it i was also crying in my dream because i couldn’t fine it.

  4. Last night I had a dream that I was in an unknown place. I drove to this cemetery out of nowhere. I was with my friend Laying down on the grass. We then got up, got in the car and we ran over 2 gravestones that were in the middle of the road. Can someone please help me understand what this means!!