What does it mean to see an bone in a dream?

Bone Dream Meaning: From 6 Different Sources


Bones can obviously represent death, either literal or metaphorical. They can also symbolize a state of reduction or deprivation (as in being “stripped to the bare bones” and being left with a “skeleton crew”). Less ominously, bones may simply refer to the structure of something.

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1. Mortality (human bones, especially a skull).

2. Secrets (as in “skeletons in the closet”).

3. The simplest, most basic form, sometimes of a situation.

4. Difficulty in business (broken bones or meat bones).

5. Possible illness.

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Dreams of a bone symbolize your core, your soul essence, and/or the foundational principles of your life. Bones are also symbolic of strength, courage, and determination.

If you dream of a broken bone, then this is about the structure of your belief system being fractured or broken. As in all breakdown/breakthrough dreams, something breaks in order for something better to be rebuilt. See Skeleton and Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams.

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Meat bones signify business reverses; human bones indicate a coming inheritance; fish bones sug- gest a medical checkup.

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Support of self.

Ability to stand and persevere.

Personal integrity.

Strength of character (as in being a “solid person”).

Something that is felt or experienced deeply (as in “I’ve got a feeling in my bones”).

See also the particular area of the body.

See also: Spine; Broken Bone; Body Part

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Foundation, belief systems, strength or support. Essential for proper functioning of all other parts.

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12 dream interpretations related to the symbols you see in your dreams.


To see your bones protruding from the flesh, denotes that treachery is working to ensnare you.

To see a pile of bones, famine and contaminating influences surround you.... bones dream meaning

Broken Bones

You are dreaming of a loss to the foundational integrity of some aspect of your life. Bones as foundational elements indicate that the essence of the stressor that is being expressed has to do with how something is structured or being supported.

If you dream of a bone being broken, it tells you that some area of your life is on shaky ground.

The solidity or strength beneath that which is creative or expressive is what is compromised.

If your dream included the injury itself, add the means by which your bones were broken to your interpretation, including if there was another person responsible.

The more creative you are with your rumination of these symbolic meanings, the more successful your interpretation will be.

(See Bones, Body Parts.)... broken bones dream meaning


To dream of cross-bones, foretells you will be troubled by the evil influence of others, and prosperity will assume other than promising aspects.

To see cross-bones as a monogram on an invitation to a funeral, which was sent out by a secret order, denotes that unnecessary fears will be entertained for some person, and events will transpire seemingly harsh, but of good import to the dreamer. ... cross-bones dream meaning

Animal Bones

(See Bones)... animal bones dream meaning

Bone Breaker

(See Angel of death; Eagle; Izriiil; Robbery; Osprey)... bone breaker dream meaning

Bone Marrow

(See Body’; Marrow)... bone marrow dream meaning


(See Orthopedist)... bonesetter dream meaning

The Flesh, Skin And Bones Of A Crocodile

These symbolises wealth belonging to a person’s enemy. Acquiring any of these means he will acquire assets from his enemy.... the flesh, skin and bones of a crocodile dream meaning

Bones Ob Skeleton

To dream of ordinary meat Bones is a sign of poverty; but if you see a human skeleton, it is a sign of property coming to you under a will.... bones ob skeleton dream meaning

Bone / Pelvis / Skeleton / Skull / Spine

In dreams, a human bone represents strength, the structure and support within yourself, and the need to be aware of your basic instincts.

If you are burying a bone, perhaps you are hiding something about yourself or saving something for the future.

If you are digging up bones, you are remembering something from the past. Broken bones may reveal your insecurities, depending on which limb is broken. For example, a thick plaster cast around a broken leg in a dream can suggest reluctance to face up to problems that are hindering your progress.

Dreams that feature the spine, back or backbone are all symbols of your moral power and your strength and ability to stand up for yourself; but if you dream about the pelvis, it refers to your sexual functioning as a whole, including your reproductive success. The pelvis also links in with the way you merge with someone else in a relationship, or if you can allow that merging to happen. Some dreams show the pelvis connected with snakes or lizards; this is a symbol of powerful instinctual drives and urges that can flow up your spine and expand your consciousness.

If you saw a skeleton in your dream, especially if it was in a cupboard, are you concerned that certain things in your life you are trying to hide may come out into the open? The symbol could also refer to feelings or talents you have cut off or killed in real life.

If you see a complete skeleton, you may need to reconsider the full structure of your life. The skull and crossbones are a symbol of danger but since the skull is a representation of the head, it can also symbolize intellectual ability. To be conscious of your skull is to appreciate your intellectual skills. To see a skull where there should be a head represents a part of the person that has died. To dream that you are talking to a skull is to recognize the need to be talking to people with whom you may have lost contact. When a skull is talking to you, a part of you that has been rejected or denied is coming back to life. As symbols of death, if you were frightened by skeletons, skulls and bones in your dream, this could point to your fear of dying or of a loved one’s demise.... bone / pelvis / skeleton / skull / spine dream meaning

Broken Bone

A broken limb or other body part can represent a perceived or real problem or challenge in whatever area of your life that body part represents.

For example, if a leg represents your ability to make progress in life, then a broken leg might represent something you feel is impeding your progress somehow.

If a toe represents trying something new (as in “dipping your toe into the water”), then a broken toe might represent getting your feelings hurt when you tried something new in real life.

See also: Broken Object; Breaking; Leg; Body Part... broken bone dream meaning

Cheek Bone

1. Making the enemies of God eat their words. Ps. 3:7.... cheek bone dream meaning