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What Does it Mean When You Dream About Someone Dying?

What Does it Mean When You Dream About Someone Dying
Have you ever had a dream about someone dying and then wondered why you had that dream? In this following PsycholoGenie article we will try and shed light on the possible reasons that this happens.
Rujuta Borkar
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2018
Dreams can be of different kinds. While some leave you wanting for more, there are others that you might as well relegate to being nightmares because of the way in which they stage themselves. Bad dreams could include anything from experiencing your own death (maybe very violent), or being followed, or maybe answering an exam that you're not prepared for, among others. Of these, dreaming about someone dying is one of the most disturbing dreams that will ever make it into your subconscious. They are extremely disturbing―even more so because they somehow have a sense of guilt associated with them―Because it's you who dreamed about the person dying, somehow the onus is yours.
A Premonition
A Premonition
Dreams about someone dying may be a premonition of their death
Many believe that dreaming about someone's death is a bad omen and that it usually means that the person whom you've dreamed of dying is going to die in real life. As is clear, this theory is not based on logic and should not be entertained. Our dreams are usually based on something that we have experienced recently, whether good or bad.
Dreaming happens when the conscious and subconscious do not remain separate entities and mingle into one. In a state of unconsciousness, therefore, the thoughts that dominate your life and your mind are often projected by way of dreams. But what has that got to do with dying? Dreaming about someone dying could be brought on due to an infusion of many thoughts. It could be due to trauma, negative thinking, or an effect of medication or an illness even. One cannot explain the way our mind works and this is just one of those times when your thoughts get manifested into dreaming about the death of someone.
A Lacking Quality
A Lacking Quality
The one who dies in your dream may have some quality you don't
Many are convinced of the fact that it is a way of admitting to yourself that the person whose death you dream of has certain qualities that you lack. The qualities that the person embodies are lacking in you and therefore you dream of his death. Think about this one and contemplate on whether it could really be true for you.
Of Pregnancy and More
Another theory that surrounds the conundrum of dreaming about someone's death, is a slightly uncharacteristic one. It is said that dreaming about someone's death is an indication of someone getting pregnant soon. How this comes to be is not really known, but there are many people who speak of actual experiences like these.
Discarding Qualities
Discarding Qualities
The person who dies in your dream may have qualities you no longer like
Apart from a lacking quality, your dream could also suggest that the qualities that a person embodies and because of which the importance he has in your life or what he signifies for you, are no longer important and meaningful to you. That it does not matter whether he possesses them or does not anymore because they aren't what you want.
For Vengeance and Betrayal
For Vengeance and Betrayal
You may dream about death if you are vindictive or have some deep issues
It is said that when you dream of someone dying, there are certain deep, unresolved issues and the degeneration of your relationship with that other. It could mean that there is a tumult in your mind about the person, the qualities that he possesses, and that your respect or feelings for that person are waning. Sometimes, a negative incidence like a fight or an argument or even a betrayal by the other person could lead to dreams of this nature making through.
Hiding Behind Death
Hiding Behind Death
Your dreams about someone dying may be an indication of decreasing negativity
It has also been suggested that a person who is dying in your dreams may represent all those sentiments and qualities that you want to repress in yourself. Therefore the other person's death is your mind's way of getting rid of those thoughts and feelings and purging yourself from the negativity.
Transitional Phase
Dreaming about one's parents dying is another common theme that is seen to make way. The most logical explanation of this one is that you are scared of losing them. Having constantly worried about that, the thoughts have somehow been represented into your subconscious and made their way through as dreams of this nature.
A very spiritual take on dreaming about your parents' death is that it signifies a transitional phase which shows that you are leaving behind your old set of beliefs and are moving into a more assured stage of life. A place where you are in charge.

'What does it mean when you dream about someone dying'. A theory that has more potential of causing pain, discomfort and leaving one disturbed. Yet, a study of some of these theories will have given you an idea of the 'what' and 'why' of this whole conundrum. Don't beat yourself over the dream though and definitely do not harbor any feelings of guilt. A dream is a dream. It is not a premonition and neither is it an omen. Yet, for a common many like you or me, it is always good to know what some of the theories that surround death dreams are.