To dream of a corpse is fatal to happiness, as this dream indicates sorrowful tidings of the absent, and gloomy business prospects.
The young will suffer many disappointments and pleasure will vanish.
To see a corpse placed in its casket, denotes immediate troubles to the dreamer.
To see a corpse in black, denotes the violent death of a friend or some desperate business entanglement.
To see a battle-field strewn with corpses, indicates war and general dissatisfaction between countries and political factions.
To see the corpse of an animal, denotes unhealthy situation, both as to business and health.
To see the corpse of any one of your immediate family, indicates death to that person, or to some member of the family, or a serious rupture of domestic relations, also unusual business depression.
For lovers it is a sure sign of failure to keep promises of a sacred nature.
To put money on the eyes of a corpse in your dreams, denotes that you will see unscrupulous enemies robbing you while you are powerless to resent injury.
If you only put it on one eye you will be able to recover lost property after an almost hopeless struggle.
For a young woman this dream denotes distress and loss by unfortunately giving her confidence to designing persons.
For a young woman to dream that the proprietor of the store in which she works is a corpse, and she sees while sitting up with him that his face is clean shaven, foretells that she will fall below the standard of perfection in which she was held by her lover.
If she sees the head of the corpse falling from the body, she is warned of secret enemies who, in harming her, will also detract from the interest of her employer. Seeing the corpse in the store, foretells that loss and unpleasantness will offset all concerned. There are those who are not conscientiously doing the right thing. There will be a gloomy outlook for peace and prosperous work. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
See Murder, Death, Dying. Disconnected personality or emotions. Warning signal: You are carrying something foreign—something that is dead—around with you.
If these dreams appear frequently and are accompanied by fear, it would be a good idea to consult a therapist. This is a frequent dream among women when they are oppressed. On the other hand, the dream symbol may also suggest putting an end to something, letting go of it.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Dreams of the corpse of someone you know represent the completion of a relationship you once had with them, and perhaps the end of a particular pattern of relating. Dreams of a corpse can also represent a loss of passion for being alive. You may be moving through a heartbreak that leaves you feeling dead inside, realizing that you can either give into depression or make a decision to live life more fully and courageously than ever before. See Death and Goddess Persephone.... Strangest Dream Explanations
To see a corpse in your dream, represents an aspect of yourself that has died or is being repressed. Or it may mean that you are unexpressive - you have shut down your emotions.... My Dream Interpretation
A part of the self that has died: feelings, attitudes, beliefs. May be positive or negative aspects. Usually suggests deadened feelings and responses; fear has closed you off from own aliveness. See Death.... The Dream Books Symbols
If a body is found in your dreams, it means that a situation is corrupting; there is something that smells bad and threatens to destabilize you. The corpse symbolizes the corrupt, those bad thoughts, hatred, and resentment that should be buried. That is why the dreams in which you become a corpse symbolize the desire of being done with a situation that concerns you.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
In dreams, corpses are not usually symbols of death. Rather, a corpse is a part of us or a part of our life that has died, for good or for bad. Alternatively, it can sometimes represent the feeling that our life is dead.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
To dream of a dead person or corpse usually represents some aspect of your life that has died. It can refer to the death of feelings in connection with someone, to the depression that follows big changes in your life or to the feeling that you are going nowhere. Alternatively, the dead person may be a part of yourself that you want to leave behind or it could be a warning that you are taking too much from life and not putting enough back.
If you dreamed of the death of a loved one who is seriously ill or advanced in years, your unconscious may have been preparing you for their future departure from your life. By exposing you in the dream to emotions that will overwhelm you, your shock may be lessened and thus easier to bear.
Dreams such as this one may also be urging you to tell loved ones how much they mean to you before it is too late. If, in your dream, you felt no emotion at all when a loved one died, the interpretation is likely to be different, as it represents something in your life that is coming to an end or that should end. An alternative explanation is that you fear the death of your relationship, particularly if your partner has withdrawn emotionally from you in the waking world. A dream in which you became a widow or widower or suffer bereavement can indicate feelings of loneliness in waking life.
If you are in a relationship, such a dream may suggest that there is a lack of understanding or a communication breakdown between you and your partner. For dreams of a dead person see GHOSTS.... The Element Encyclopedia
Dreams of diving, floating and swimming usually hint at your current emotional state or the need to tap into the resources of your unconscious mind.
If you are diving into water in your dream, this represents trying to find parts of yourself that have been repressed.
Dreams in which you are floating in warm water safely and calmly are amongst the most comforting and secure you can have. They may reflect a longing to be able to coast effortlessly through life, letting worries wash over you. But if you felt uneasy, such dreams may be mirroring your concern that you lack direction and power in waking life, and are just treading water as opportunities fly past you.
If you have a dream in which you are swimming calmly and happily through calm waters, this suggests a positive attitude to your waking life, as things are going well, or ‘swimmingly’, for you, and you feel in your element, be it at school, work or home. If, however, you dream that you are struggling against a current, it suggests inner conflict and the force of opinion against you in the waking world. In your dream, did you swim with the tide or continue with your struggle? If you found yourself out of your depth when you went swimming, this may mirror a sense of being out of your emotional depth. Drowning suggests that your emotions are overwhelming and engulfing you.
If a lifeboat appears, you believe your unconscious can throw you an emotional lifeline.
Where water is contained in a space, such as a bath or swimming pool, it signifies controlled emotion and restraint. A dream shower or bath in which you wash yourself may refer to a need to cleanse your emotions of negative influences, whilst a Jacuzzi may have sexual connotations. Being in a swimming pool may remind you of the importance of relaxation. A surreal underwater scene, in which you meet and interact with family and friends, may suggest that you have been too busy to take the time to connect emotionally with loved ones. It might be wise to slow down and devote more quality time to them in the real world.... The Element Encyclopedia
From a spiritual perspective floating in dreams is often a precursor to out of body experiences. In lucid dreaming we can learn to control flight, and to astral travel (deliberately change consciousness).... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Because we are not taking charge of our own direction, we are being indecisive and perhaps need to think more carefully about our actions and involvements with other people.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Floating in a dream was considered by freud to be connected with sexuality, but is probably much more to do with the inherent need for freedom. Generally we are opening to power beyond our conscious self, when we are carried along apparently without our consent. We are in a state of extreme relaxation and are simply allowing events to carry us along.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Floating in water can be symbolic of floating on top of your emotions and being in harmony with the unconscious. Floating through the air has the same symbolism as flying. Floating usually represents your current feelings of peacefulness and general freedom. On a more negative note, floating could also be symbolic of your aloofness, lack of connection or a need to become more grounded. In order to interpret any dream appropriately some self evaluation and honesty is required. Meaning of dreams is very personal and specific for each dreamer.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
Floating in water can be symbolic of floating on top of your emotions and in harmony with the unconscious. Floating through the air has the same symbolism as flying. Floating usually represents your current feelings of peacefulness and general freedom.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
1- Floating in a dream was considered by Freud to be connected with sexuality, but it is probable that it is much more to do with the inherent need for freedom. Generally we are opening lo power beyond our conscious self; when we arc carried along apparently beyond our own volition. We are in a state of extreme relaxation and arc simply allowing events to carry us along.
2- Because we are not taking charge of our own direction, we are being indecisive and perhaps need to think more carefully about our actions and involvements with other people.
3- Out of Body Experiences.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
A marvelous sym- bol of success, prosperity, and all that you desire if you had no trouble staying afloat, and even if there was some difficulty, it only delays the success slightly by reason of obstacles which you can easily over- come. To use a rubber or plastic float is a sign of reconciliation.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
(1) Floating may be a symbol of liberation; the letting go of burdens, problems, restrictions, or ambitions; just being.
(2) Water may be a symbol of the feminine in its positive aspect, in which case your floating will mean relying on / being supported by ‘woman’, which in turn may mean an actual woman or women (if you are a man); mother; or the feminine side of your own psyche. (The male psyche has a feminine dimension (anima), just as the female psyche has a masculine dimension (animus). See Brother / Sister, section (4)) The dream is probably recommending that you put more trust in (your own) femininity.
(3) The feminine represented by the water may be Mother Nature; and the floating will then signify identifying with or going along with Nature, or your true inner self, as distinct from being pushed about in the man-made world of economic and moral and emotional pressures.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
In order to float you have to relax and accept the water’s support. In psychological terms, this dream means you have accepted your feminine side and are being led by it. Floating implies acceptance; It is time to stop worrying about problems, concerns, and restrictions and to enjoy your true self.
This dream bodes well. But if you struggle to stay afloat success will be delayed.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Dreams in which one simply floats can indicate freedom, as reflected in the expression “free-floating.” Floating through the air can have the same meaning as flying. Large bodies of water are frequently symbols of the unconscious, so floating in calm waters indicates being at peace with the unconscious.
A curious aside—pregnant women often have floating dreams.... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia