What does a dream about grave symbolize?

Grave Dream Meaning: From 27 Different Sources


(see also Burial, Dead / Death, Tomb)

(1) A grave may represent death.

(2) A grave is a hole in which you rejoin the earth from which you came, and where the decaying body acts as a fertilizer for new life. Therefore, look within yourself to discover w hat has died in you, or w’hat should die; and w hat newr personal growth is - or ought to be - taking place.

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd


Feelings or concepts of death, feelings about someone who is dead; realisation a part of yourself is dead, buried or killed. See cemetery; tomb.

A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences | Tony Crisp


This symbolizes a consideration of the past; a sense of identity that no longer serves you that has been put to rest.

The presence of a grave implies that the death has already occurred.

The person in the grave, if you know him or her, will give you clues to the consideration of what aspects of self are under consideration. Perhaps you are mourning something or someone from your past.

A secondary symbolic meaning has evolved that has emerged through the media.

A graveyard is also home to all of the dark elements associated with death: ghouls, goblins, vampires, and other creatures of the night. This setting in a dream may symbolize the fear of death and be an indication that you are in the realm of shadow material.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams | Dr. Mıchael Lennox


See “dead”

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton


Spiritually, we may fear not just physical death but also its consequences, particularly if we have no particular belief in the after-life.

Dreaming of a grave is an indication that we must have regard for our feelings about, or our concept of, death.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Psychological / emotional perspective: A grave may signify the loss of emotion or of feeling. Part of our personality may, quite literally, have been killed off, or is dead and buried to the outside world.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Material aspects: Such a dream may also be attempting to deal with our feelings about someone who has died. Falling into a grave is an old symbol for initiation. Digging a grave suggests that we need closure over an aspect of everyday life; it may mean that we can go no further with a particular task. Pushing someone into a grave signifies some very negative feelings, which need to be consciously dealt with and not buried.

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous


Graves often represent the end of the line, the end or “death” of something, rather than literal death. They also suggest grave issues that require depth of thought and contemplation before making a decision. Because of their underworld connotations, graves can indicate the realm of the unconscious. (See also Burial, Coffin, Crypt, Dead / Death, Hearse).

Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia | James R. Lewis and Evelyn Dorothy Oliver


Vision: If you are being buried: don’t worry, the dream is dealing with your spiritual growth, not telling you your life is in danger.

The dream might also indicate changes, and sometimes may be a message of an impending death.

If you are digging a grave: what you are doing right now could destroy a lifelong friendship.

If you are standing in front of an open grave: you need to let go of something or admit your part in a certain matter—it could finally free you from guilt and worry.

Depth Psychology: A grave indicates your desire to solve a problem, but you are still uncertain and quite helpless. You want to let go of a past issue and you are looking for a way. See Cemetery, Death.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda


Some friend or relative will die. Recovery from illness doubtful.

Indian Interpretation of Dreams | Indian - Anonymous


(Burial; Tomb; Sepulcher) A grave in a dream represents a prison and a prison in a dream represents a grave. Ifone sees himself living in a grave in a dream, it means that he will be incarcerated in a prison. Building a grave in a dream means building a house.

If one enters a grave but does not witness a funeral in his dream, it means that he will buy a house. Digging a grave in a dream means getting married, though through tricking the woman to get her consent. Standing over a grave in a dream means committing a sin. Ifone sees himself digging a grave and upon completing his work, ifhe discovers that what he has dug is standing on the surface of the earth and has no walls in the dream, such ground represents the abode of the hereafter.

If he then enters it in his dream, it signifies that his life term in this world has come to its conclusion.

If he does not enter it in the dream, then there are no consequences to his dream. Seeing a known grave in a dream is a proof of what is true and a sign of what will unfailingly come.

An unknown grave in a dream represents a hypocrite. Building a tomb on the roof of one’s house means longevity. Visiting the graveyard in a dream means visiting people in prison. Raining over the graves in a dream means blessings from God Almighty upon the people of the graves. Graves in a dream also represent distant travels, bewilderment, a wife, or they could mean a prison. Filling a grave with dirt in a dream means longevity and living a healthy life. Seeing oneself buried alive in a dream means a calamity, tightening of one’s means or imprisonment. Seeing oneself buried alive and wearing one’s shroud in a dream also could mean marriage.

To unearth someone’s grave in a dream means seeking to pursue his trade.

If it is the grave of a scholar, then it means wanting to acquire his knowledge.

If it is the grave of a rich person in the dream, then it means becoming rich or receiving an inheritance.

If one sees the deceased person alive in his grave in a dream, it means that such money will constitute unlawful earnings, while in the first instance, the knowledge or wisdom one is seeking will be true, except if the person in the grave is dead in the dream.

A stone tomb or a sarcophagus in a dream means profits, a war prisoner, a booty or exposing one’s personal secrets.

(Also see Burial; Cemetery; Exhume; Sarcophagus; Shrine; Tower)

Islamic Dream Interpretation | Ibn Seerin


A grave in a dream suggests you need to give a matter more careful thought before making a decision.

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean


News from afar.

If the Grave space is open, the news will not be good.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous


1. Visit to a grave may be a sign that the visitor needs to ex­amine issues, perhaps unconscious, that were purportedly put to rest.

2. Ready for a new start.

3. Digging a grave may signify trying to unearth something that is bothering one.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin


A new grave is an unfortunate omen in a dream.

If you dig a gravel you are trying to avoid punishment for a wrong that you have already committed.

To see a person buried in the grave with the head exposed indicates that there is a disagreement between you and a person represented by that head.

If you find yourself in a grave you are due for a new channel of happiness.

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe


See Funeral and Death.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous


also see Death

1- Dreaming of a grave is an indication that we must have regard for our feelings about, or our concept of, death. Such a dream may also be attempting to deal with our feelings about someone who has died.

2- Part of our personality may, quite literally, have been killed ofT, or is dead and buried to the outside world.

3- Spiritually, we may fear not just physical death but also its consequences.

Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary | Pamela Ball


To dream that you see a newly made grave, you will have to suffer for the wrongdoings of others.

If you visit a newly made grave, dangers of a serious nature is hanging over you. Grave is an unfortunate dream. Ill luck in business transactions will follow, also sickness is threatened.

To dream of walking on graves, predicts an early death or an unfortunate marriage.

If you look into an empty grave, it denotes disappointment and loss of friends.

If you see a person in a grave with the earth covering him, except the head, some distressing situation will take hold of that person and loss of property is indicated to the dreamer.

To see your own grave, foretells that enemies are warily seeking to engulf you in disaster, and if you fail to be watchful they will succeed.

To dream of digging a grave, denotes some uneasiness over some undertaking, as enemies will seek to thwart you, but if you finish the grave you will overcome opposition.

If the sun is shining, good will come out of seeming embarrassments.

If you return for a corpse, to bury it, and it has disappeared, trouble will come to you from obscure quarters.

For a woman to dream that night overtakes her in a graveyard, and she can find no place to sleep but in an open grave, foreshows she will have much sorrow and disappointment through death or false friends. She may lose in love, and many things seek to work her harm.

To see a graveyard barren, except on top of the graves, signifies much sorrow and despondency for a time, but greater benefits and pleasure await you if you properly shoulder your burden.

To see your own corpse in a grave, foreshadows hopeless and despairing oppression.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller


If a man dreams that he is put into a grave and buried, it presageth he will die in a mean condition; yet some believe (grounded on experience) that to dream that one is dead and buried signtfieth he thai hath such a dream shall recover an estate according to the quantity of earth that is laid upon htm.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


This is a dream that foreshadows disappointment in love.

It is a presage of the early ending of a love aSair and should be regarded as a warning against criticism or any action which may cause jealousy.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


This dream is always a prediction of misfortune. It signifies loss, whether from death or other causes, and at best it is a warning to avoid even the appearance of evil.

A dream of digging a grave is a prediction that a close friend will leave you.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway


No matter what the circumstances, this is not a happy dream omen.

A new grave banked with flowers is a forecast of a broken promise; a neglected grave signifies heartache; an open grave predicts sad news from a distance; to fall into a grave is a sign of lost friendship; to dig a grave or to be aware of your own grave is a warning that you are being thwarted by secret enmity.

See also Epitaph, Funeral, etc.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams | Stearn Robinson - Tom Corbett


An ending, such as of a phase.

A sense of loss or grief.

Fear of the unknown.

Denying or “burying” something, such as a secret or your feelings (or a desire to do so).

See also: Cemetery; Burying; Coffin; Dead Body; Dead Acquaintance; Death of You; Safe or Vault; Funeral

The Curious Dreamer’s Dream Dictionary | Nancy Wagaman


The limiting depths one digs for oneself. Inability to take action. Creative thought mobilizes energy and helps one dig out again. Self has to propel self back into aliveness; no one else can do it for us. See Death, Coffin.

The Dream Books Symbols | Betty Bethards


To see one being dug, the sign of the funeral of a friend or relative; if you dream you are in it yourself, your recovery is doubtful (Gypsy). The first part of this interpretation might readily be construed as a wish dream, the second part as denoting incipient malady.

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig


(see Bones, Cemetery, Death, Tomb)

The Language of Dreams | Patrica Telesco


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decorating a: wil have very little joy from another’s broken vow.

destroying a: a wedding wil take place soon, leading to an unfortunate marriage.

digging a: big obstacles you create to cause others harm wil destroy you.

newly prepared: wil suffer through the sins of others and succeed using their success.

of own: enemies are trying to bring disaster to you; shoulder it and toss the dregs back.

of your father: unpleasant tidings about your inheritance; the oppression has lifted.

space being open: wil receive news of hopeless despair from afar.

enemies’: are submerging you in distress with no hope of extrication.

standing before an: confess your complicity before you are accused.

visiting relatives’: sorrow from promises not kept at a big matrimonial dinner.

walking on a: are weighted with the debt of worldly experience.

another person, your: death or an unfortunate marriage is very near at hand.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

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


To dream of gravel, denotes unfruitful schemes and enterprises.

If you see gravel mixed with dirt, it foretells you will unfortunately speculate and lose good property. ... gravel dream meaning


1. Fear of the unknown.

2. Visiting issues put to rest.

3. Observing discarded portions of one’s personality.

4. An at­tempt to deal with a loss. ... graveyard dream meaning


Signal to change the characteristics in oneself that are reflected in the character of the deceased person. ... gravestone dream meaning

Digging A Grave

In a dream, digging a grave means getting married. Digging a grave and talking with the deceased person about one’s needs in a dream means solving one’s problem.

A grave digger in a dream also represents a pander, a procurer, or he could be someone who loves the world, or a treasure hunter.

(Also see Grave)... digging a grave dream meaning

Entering The Grave

If a person sees himself being admitted or lowered in the grave it means he will be imprisoned. Or if a person sees himself being imprisoned in a place which is unknown to him and the people of such a place are also unknown to him, it means he will enter the grave.... entering the grave dream meaning

Alive In The Grave

If a person sees himself as alive in the grave he will either be imprisoned or he will find himself in some straitened circumstances.... alive in the grave dream meaning

Dig Up A Grave

(See Digging a grave; Exhume; Grave)... dig up a grave dream meaning

Digging One’s Own Grave

Seeing oneself digging one’s own grave means one will build for oneself a house in that town or place.... digging one’s own grave dream meaning

Digging The Grave Of A Dead Person

If a person sees himself digging the grave of a dead person who is known to him it means he will follow in his footsteps in worldly as well as religious matters.

If he is unknown to him, he will pursue a matter wherein he will not succeed.... digging the grave of a dead person dream meaning

Grave Digger

In a dream, a grave digger represents a person toiling in difficulties. One cannot be at peace with him until he dies. Ifone sees a grave digger asking about him in a dream, it means calamities for the person in question, and peace for those who will help bury him.

(Also see Body snatcher)... grave digger dream meaning

Grave Digger And Excavator

To see a grave digger or excavator in the dream means death for the one who sees it provided any of the following happens; he pushes the grave digger away from his place; his animal tramples the grave digger, the grave digger falls on the ground; he himself is in the state of sakraat. But if any of the following happens then he will either lose his job or die; he rolls up his bedding; his turban or topi falls off from his head; his hand gets cut off from his body; his tongue is cut off; he becomes blind.

And Allah knows best.... grave digger and excavator dream meaning

Grave / Tomb

Fear of life, resignation and giving up. This symbol may refer to ancestors or to burial. What have you been burying? Or what is it that you should bury? Or should you unearth something? Also see Death.... grave / tomb dream meaning

Grave / Gravestones

See Cemetery.... grave / gravestones dream meaning

Graveyard/ Grave

1. Curse of the law;

2. Spiritually dead;

3. Death;

4. Demonic influence;

5. Resurrection life of God, the dead in Christ shall be raised first; Matt. 23:27; Luke 11:24.... graveyard/ grave dream meaning

Grave / Graveyard

Graves are generally depressing and represent some form of death. On a very physical level this dream does not appear to be a very happy omen. However, the dream could also have deeper and more spiritual meaning. It could represent things which require deep thinking and are not “on the surface.” Graves could also symbolize the unconscious.

If someone close to you has recently died, it may be normal for you to have dreams about graveyards and death. However, if this dream is coming up and there has been no death in the family, consider your feelings in daily life.

If you are feeling depressed or helpless in any way, “look inside” and make attempts to increase your self awareness and your spiritual identity. ... grave / graveyard dream meaning

Church / Graveyard

A church or religious building in your dreams represents your feelings about religion; if you are not religious, it marks all that is sacred to you in your life. To see the outside of a church in your dream signifies sacredness and spiritual nourishment. It is representative of your value system and the things you hold sacred. To see the inside of a church indicates that you may experience some minor setbacks. However, whatever seems like a nuisance might eventually turn out to be a blessing in disguise.

Dreaming of a grave or graveyard is an indication that you must resolve or deal with your feelings concerning the inevitability of death. It may be that you are trying to deal with feelings concerning someone who has died. Alternatively, part of your personality may have been killed off or is buried—or cut off—from the outside world. To dream that you are in a graveyard signifies sadness, unresolved grief or ambivalent feelings about death. It can also represent those parts of yourself that you have killed off or have stopped using. From a spiritual perspective, a graveyard is not only a place of death but also a place of spiritual regeneration and rebirth. To see a mausoleum in your dream signifies possible health issues or anxiety about your health.... church / graveyard dream meaning

Tombstone / Grave

If the name of someone you know appears on a dream tombstone, ask yourself which characteristics you associate with that person and whether or not you should eradicate or change (kill) these characteristics in yourself.

If your attitude was sad in the dream, perhaps you need to reconsider your attitude towards that person and what they represent to you. For example, ask yourself if you need to be more polite, kind or unselfish if these are the qualities you associate with the person.

If the vision was of your own grave, this suggests problems you need to dig your way out of; if a grave is neglected, this is a reminder from your subconscious not to take your health or the good things in your life for granted.

If the tombstone was of someone you knew or loved who has died, you may also simply be experiencing a sense of nostalgia for those happy days when you could pay them a real-life visit. If, however, the person is not dead, this could be a warning that your relationship is in danger of dying unless you concentrate on keeping it alive in real life.

If a vault appears in your dream, this suggests a more tentative approach to change; in older cemeteries it is possible to peer into family vaults to see the coffins, so perhaps you are aware of the need for change but are not yet able to make a clean break with the past.

If you had to visit a mortuary in your dream, is this a sign that you do not want to let go of the past? Do lingering feelings of guilt or regret remain? Or has the past caught up with you? If you dream of your own coat of arms and can see it on a tomb or monument, this reflects a desire to rise above a perceived station and to be accepted by those you incorrectly assume to be your superiors. A common nightmare is to dream of being buried alive. This may be a symbol of guilt or it may suggest a need to move away from a bad influence that is threatening to overwhelm you. See also NIGHTMARES... tombstone / grave dream meaning


Universal Landscape: Generational connection to the past; thoughts of death.

Dreaming Lens: Were you in a graveyard? Were you moving past a graveyard? What was the reason for being where you were? Was there a specific person connected to the grave? Were you being buried?

Personal Focus: The human race has a very powerful and profound relationship with our dead. While the bond is ultimately mysterious, there is no getting around the fact that we must stay connected to those who have passed in order to make meaning of the present. A graveyard’s primary purpose is to provide space for the living to make this connection. In this regard, a graveyard in a dream may be calling you to consider how some element of your current life, or your personality traits, may be the result of generations of family that preceded you.

A secondary symbolic meaning has evolved and emerged through the media. A graveyard is also home to all of the dark elements associated with death: ghouls, goblins, vampires, and other creatures of the night (see Vampires). This setting in a dream may be an indication that you are in the realm of Shadow material; it may also represent the fear of death. (See also Death, Coffin).... graves dream meaning