Basically, there are eight different levels of this symbol:
1. An indication that a necessary end has come to a certain phase.
It is a transition to something new.
2. The desire to shed something (attitudes, behavior, situation, etc.).
3. A suggestion to come to terms with death and the fear of death, meaning a search for fulfillment and productivity.
4. A limit has been reached and there is an inability to know how to go beyond that limit.
5. A suggestion to take better care of one’s health.
6. Something is dying inside.
7. A close connection with somebody deceased.
8. A desire for peace, solitude, and harmony (“the death of fear”).
According to Jung, dreaming about death means letting go of something that has died; it is a symbol of transformation and a new beginning.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Example: ‘Some two weeks before my dear wife died of cancer of the oesophagus, at about three a.m. in the morning, she shot up in bed screaming “No. No! No!” On questioning her she said her mother, who had died in November 1981, was trying to kill her’ (Gerry B). In this unusual dream the wife feels the approach of death, depicted by her mother. As dreams suggest, death is as much a new area of experience as adolescence was, it would have helped the dreamer if she had taken time to develop a more positive relationship with her mother as described in dream processing. See death. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
For example, if you dream of killing a male, then you are attempting to kill off your masculine energy; if you are killing a female, then you are attempting to kill your female energy, etc. Also, this dream may denote your desire to eliminate a destructive habit. See Shadow, Integration Dreams and Venting Dreams.... Strangest Dream Explanations
It is such a final act that in dreams it can often represent our perception of the need for an act of violence. In particular this may be against ourselves or a part of our personality that is no longer acceptable.
The impulse may not be correct, though some adjustment needs to be made.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To kill an animal is usually symbolic.
The dreamer wishes to be nil of a difficult situation that appears to be like an animal. See Animals.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you are killing a parent, you are getting rid of some of your outmoded parental behavior or the old way of relating to a parent.
If killing a child, you are destroying the child part of yourself or perhaps certain childish behaviors. Note whether killing male or female, old or young, and so on. Whether the aspects of self are useless and no longer needed or valuable and being denied, depends upon the dream context.
If you are being killed and bleeding, you are losing energy or the life force. Your own thoughts, actions or others in your life are taking your energy. See Blood.... The Dream Books Symbols
There will be disputes and you will have to make sacrifices.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
As we grow and change, it often feels like we are “killing off ’ old parts of our life. Alternatively, killing in a dream may mean that one has murdered the incentive or enthusiasm for life. (See also Murder).... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If you are a hired killer in your dream, this means you will be involved in some dishonorable adventure which will damage your reputation.
To dream that you are killed or being chased by a killer, foretells that enemies are working against you.
If you dream that a killer spares your life, you are hopeful that an enemy or rival will stop working against you in real life. Be careful about relying on hopes, however!... My Dream Interpretation
The killer whale is a dangerous animal which in a dream represents a part of your psyche which has great power but which must be followed carefully.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If the dream presents you with the distinction of a killer whale, you are examining fears that live deep below the surface, but are still available to be visited and explored.
(See Whale.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
2. Fear and/or excitement.
3. Feeling of helplessness. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you kill one in defense, or kill a ferocious beast, it denotes victory and a rise in position. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Desire to eliminate or minimize certain aspects of personality, in the dreamer or others.
3. Indication of need to control one’s anger. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If one kills himself, or commits suicide in fear of the consequences of his sins in a dream, it means that he is offering true repentance from his sins, though committing suicide is a major sin that will lead its author to eternal sufferings in hell-fire. Killing a human being in a dream means committing an evil and an atrocious sin. On the other hand, committing an outrageous sin, or a conspicuously objectionable act in a dream may mean killing someone.
If one is killed in a dream, it means longevity and that he will acquire a great wealth from the one who kills him in the dream.
If one kills someone without slaughtering him in a dream, it means that the victim will benefit greatly from his assailant. Slaughtering in a dream means injustice. Killing someone in a dream also means relief from depression, grief, affliction and sorrow. Killing oneself in a dream also means recognition of the value of lost benefits.
If one is murdered in a dream and did not know who killed him, it indicates his failure to fulfill his religious duties.
If one recognizes his murderer in the dream, then it means triumph over one’s enemy. Ifone sees a victim swimming in a pool of blood that is pouring from his jugular veins in the dream, it means that the victim will suffer greatly from the defamation and slander of his assailant. Ifone intentionally commits suicide in a dream, it means that he is a subversive rebel and a disobedient servant of God almighty. Confessing to a murder in a dream means gaining the upper hand. Killing in a dream also could mean that one is missing his prayers, or neglecting them. Killing one’s own son in a dream means receiving money.
If one dies as a martyr in a dream, it also means profits, fulfillment of a promise, business success, or perhaps that he maybe assassinated, or drown, or die under a collapsed structure.
If the victim in the dream is a witness in court, it means that his testimony will be accepted, or perhaps it could mean that he will enjoy abundance ofblessings in his life.
(Also see Fight)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you are a witness to a killing, you may be reflecting on changes going on around you that you don’t particularly like.
To kill a defenseless person; failure in an endeavor.
To kill in defense; Success and advancement.
For more details see also: Blood, Attack, Anger, Shooting... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you are a witness to a killing, you may be reflecting on changes going on around you that you don’t particularly like.
If you fight with, and overcome by killing of a wild beast you will see an immediate rise in your fortunes of life.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
If the dreamer accidentally kills someone, caution in dealing with upcoming situations is called for.
Dreaming of actually being killed is a warning: Something in your life is “killing” your joie de vivre, and the situation should be rectified right away.
Rarely, a death. But for the most part, dreaming of killing is NOT a harbinger of death - and, of course, the dreamer’s death is never shown. Astrological parallels: Pluto, Scorpio Tarot parallel: Death... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
(1) Murder in a dream may express your hatred or envy towards the person. There is often enmity or rivalry between siblings, or (unconscious) hostility towards a parent or partner. (For Oedipus complex)
(2) Killing a person or animal may symbolize repression / suppression of some aspect of yourself - for example, some instinct or desire. Repressed contents of the unconscious need to be integrated into your conscious life. Alternatively it may represent putting an end to negative self-programming arising out of, for example, irrational guilt-feelings and associated fears. The dream is probably recommending that you should do this. See also Sacrifice.
(3) If the victim is dearly of the opposite sex, he or she or it may symbolize your partner - in which case see (1) above - or your anima / animus. Are you depriving the contrasexual qualities of your personality, not allowing them an equal role in your life? (On anima / animus, see Brothcr / Sistcr, sections (4)~(6))... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Killing a parent points to unresolved childhood conflicts, perhaps deep-seated resentments that have not been expressed.
If the parent was of the opposite sex, Freudians might consider it as evidence of the Oedipus complex. A dream of poison—either poisoning someone or being poisoned yourself—may refer to some underhand action we are taking or which is being taken against us. Look for clues in the dream. Who or what is being poisoned? Is someone you know in waking life poisoning your attitude unbeknownst to you? What is the color of the poison? Are you poisoning yourself in some way?... The Element Encyclopedia
It is trying to eradicate the very raw power of basic behaviour. Taming or harnessing the animal shows the efforts made to control our instincts and, if possible, make them productive and useful.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
2. Jealousy of another.
3. Jealousy of one aspect of the personality over another. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are dreaming about your mother, you may be addressing some real-life issues or concerns about your mother in your dream, or your dream may be based on a valuable memory.
If you dream of being a mother (and you don’t have children in real life), this foretells a surprising turn of events concerning a cause you believed to be lost.
The general image of “mother” in a dream may symbolize a variety of feelings and ideas: caring, nurturing, love, acceptance, hard work, sacrifice, etc.
The mother in your dream could also represent that force, or current, inside of you that nudges you on and inspires you.
It is your intuition and the knowledge that lives deep within your soul.... My Dream Interpretation
2. Repressed anger at parents or parental ﬁgures.
3. Desire for a quiet life. ... New American Dream Dictionary
If you are the killer in your dream, this means you will be involved in some dishonorable adventure which will damage your reputation.
If you were killed or pursued by the serial killer, this symbolizes enemies who are working against you.
If you dream that the killer spares your life, you are hopeful that an enemy or rival will stop working against you in real life. Be careful about relying on hopes, however!... My Dream Interpretation
The element of murder means this transformation is happening because of some measure of choice.
The serial killer that lives inside your psyche is a beneficial archetype that, though it lives in the shadow, is ultimately a part of your long-range growth and expansion. Such an image might be very frightening in a dream, but it must be examined through the lens of the universal principles it is expressing.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
To see a broken one, foreshadows illness.
If the mercury seems to be falling, your affairs will assume a distressing shape.
If it is rising, you will be able to throw off bad conditions in your business. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
2. Possible illness.
3. An increase in emotional intensity, often regarding situations. ... New American Dream Dictionary
Folklore: Much excitement is in store for you.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
A clinical thermometer would portray our emotional warmth, whereas an external thermometer would suggest our intellectual abilities.
2- Psychologically we sometimes need an external evaluation as to where we are coming from.
A thermometer would be a reassurance device.
3- Just as a thermometer measures temperature, the way we handle situations around us will give indications of our spiritual health and ability.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
If the mercury in the thermometer was rising, you will be able to ward off bad luck and succeed in your endeavours.
To see it falling suggetss that you will go through a tough period at school or work.... My Dream Interpretation
If extremely high, you are in hot water or being hot headed.
If used as an energy gauge, reflects motivational level and degree of clarity.
If low, no insight or motivation.
If high, perception and direction.... The Dream Books Symbols
It is also possible that the presence of a thermometer in dreams reflects a concern with determining specific facts, or perhaps it alludes that you are trying to “take the temperature” of some new project or idea that you have in mind. On the other hand, you should not forget that the thermometer contains mercury, so it may be interesting to investigate the role of this god in Roman mythology or the influence of the planet in astrology.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams