Funeral dream meanings


Return to Earth.


What am I ready to put aside?

General Meanings:

Burying unpleasant things To dream of your own funeral, this is an indication of fear to be overwhelmed under too much responsibility. This also can symbolize the end of an situation and action, which were not so pleasant for you. Your unconscious shows that you may want to bury your bad habits, feeling, desires which are painful for you. Funeral shows changes in your life, the relation between past and future. When something ends – starts something new.

Psychological Meanings:

Terminated connection Do not panic, your dream doesn’t mean the death! This may be the inner feeling that “someone died” – you do not want to have anything more with him / her, you want to break off completely any contacts.

Changes in your life Sometimes you have “mentally bury” the problems in order to start something new and free your minds. Who dreams of own burial, has concluded an essential phase of his life – perhaps the dream announces a divorce, a move, career changes, or abroad – but certainly not your death.

Spiritual Meanings:

Here the spiritual symbols of death, loss and pain are significant. You do not necessarily have a negative meaning. The dreamer should deal with the rebirth and the positive elements that can be included in this symbolism.

Traditional Meanings:

European (Judeo-Christian)

  • Happiness if a family member participates in funeral in the sunshine – This dream announces healthy relationships and happy marriage in the family.
  • Illness and worries if funeral in rainy day – It is happening in the rainy day, then this symbol will bring you diseases and bad news from business;
  • Bad news if funeral happens with sad and sorrowful faces – The dream signifies about arising disgusting circumstances.

Contexts’ Meanings:

Dreaming that you attend in your own funeral – Means that you are ending something, you free yourself from this. Your unconscious shows that you are trying to recognize and acknowledge painful feelings, wrong habits, bad experiences or confronting situation and this appears in the dream as a funeral. You try to bury them and this cause your new start or new phase of your life. Also this can be a warning that you are doing something wrong and your sixth sense warns you about that. You have to stop now.

Seeing funeral of someone else (stranger, unknown person or even well known) in your dream – This symbol signifies that you are trying to bury and old hurting relations, you want to shut “the past door”. This also mean that your inner world is in confusion, you may free and bury such feelings as anxiety, frustration, hostility deeply under the ground. These feelings can be addressed to a person that you know and have some kind of relation with him/her, if funeral is of a person you know. To attend in unknown funeral signifies, that in the future you may get something new, but firstly you have to get rid of the old one (for example: old relation, career, habits etc.)

Dreaming of funeral of still living persons (father, mother, sister, brother, well known person, relative, husband, wife etc.) – This dream is a sign that you have to separate or step aside from that person, from his pressure or influence. You have to start living independently and do not be afraid to express your opinion or thoughts. This symbol encourages you to make the first move to your independence, because unconscious shows that you are ready for this. For parents’ this dream shows that you have to release your children, they are grown enough to live their own life.

Dreaming of a funeral of already dead persons ( parents, grandparents etc.) – This dream displays that you still miss them, and you did not free them from your mind and thoughts. You missed their care, love and understanding and support.

* Please, see meaning of burial

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