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

Skull Dream Meaning: From 21 Different Sources


A skull may be a symbol of mortality. Perhaps you need to reflect a little on death, not morbidly, but in order to find a more fruitful perspective on life.

A Dictionary of Dream Symbols | Eric Ackroyd

Symbolic of death, Prov. 8:36

Christian Dream Symbols | Tyler Wolfe

1. Thoughts and plans;

2. The Cross;

3. Death or warning of death;

4. Warning of poison;

5. Curse/d;

6. Piracy Judg. 9:52-53:2 Kings 9:34-35;

Dream Dictionary The Biblical Model | Vincent Wienand

Total desolation; spiritual death

Dream Dictionary Unlimited | Margaret Hamilton

See skeleton

Dream Meanings of Versatile | Versatile - Anonymous

To dream of a skull indicates that you may be facing a perilous situation, an immoral issue, or unfortunate demise of someone you know. It can also symbolize emotional mysteries. Perhaps you are concealing something from others.

Dream Symbols and Analysis | DreamForth

Danger and death are symbolized by the skull and crossbones, which is often found on labels that warn of poisonous contents.

The skull and crossbones was also adopted by pirate ships and the Hell’s Angels. Each Halloween the skull— with or without the crossbones—is still used to warn of danger and death.

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

Symbol: The skull is a symbol of the impermanence of life, and also of the uppermost part of the human body.

Vision: Seeing a skull: a reminder to be honest and to look at reality with a sober mind.

If you can do that, you are going to succeed. Digging somewhere and finding a skull: you will receive a monetary gift.

Depth Psychology: See Head, Skeleton.

Dreamers Dictionary | Garuda

Ingrained thoughts; stubbornness.

Expansions Dream Dictionary | Stewart A. Swerdlow

You will make a big discovery that could greatly benefit you.

Gypsy Dream Dictionary | Raymond Buckland

A reminder of Death and the meaning of life. This symbol often points to a feeling of spiritual emptiness. On the other hand, it also addresses the shape, structure, and essence of spirituality and, in that sense, of life itself.

(See the skull of Yorick in Hamlet.)

Little Giant Encyclopedia | Klaus Vollmar

To dream of a skull predicts that you will accidentally uncover a secret that you would rather not know. Be extremely careful how you use or react to it, as your handling of the situation could affect your future. Also see “Skeleton.”

My Dream Interpretation | myjellybean

An engagement is in the near future for you.

Mystic Dream Book | Internet Archive - Anonymous

1. Great danger.

2. One should work harder in developing one’s mind.

3. In seeking a solution to a problem, seek the help of others.

New American Dream Dictionary | Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

If you dream of leering skulls avoid family arguments lest they end in serious quarrels.

Psycho Dream Interpretation | Ella Freeman Sharpe

Dreams of a skull signify mindlessness and that you are venting out your fear of losing your mind by opening up to another person’s point of view. You might also be opening to your ability to read other people’s minds. See Skeleton and Pirate.

Strangest Dream Explanations | Dream Explanations - Anonymous

To dream of skulls grinning at you, is a sign of domestic quarrels and jars. Business will feel a shrinkage if you handle them.

To see a friend’s skull, denotes that you will receive injury from a friend because of your being preferred to him.

To see your own skull, denotes that you will be the servant of remorse.

Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation | Gustavus Hindman Miller

Carl Jung decided to become a psychologist after dreaming that he found a skull in the basement of his house. The skull represented his desire to discover and explain the secrets of the mind.

Dreaming of a skull also refers to mortality and to your spiritual contemplation about the beginning and the end of life. It can also express things that are coming to an end or whatever you are just unable not reach.

For gypsy people, skulls are the wisdom of their ancestors. Drinking from one of those means sharing this old knowledge. In Ireland it symbolizes the truth because it is said that if an individual takes false oath with a skull, she will die soon.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams | Martha Clarke

Some stupid but well-meaning person is liable to make trouble for you if you dream of finding a real skull of a man or woman.

Skulls manufactured for Hallowe’en or other decorative purposes denotes a gay party in the near future.

The Complete Dream Book | Gillian Holloway

A dream denoting penance (Gypsy). Symbolism obviously Christian. Spider to spin its web before your face augurs a fortune (Raphael). The spider is the symbol of shrewdness, perseverance and foresight (Pavitt). Schemer holds that to dream of seeing the upper part of a room covered with spiders is a symptom of headache.

The Fabric of Dream | Katherine Taylor Craig

lucky numbers: 01-02-10-39-48-53

ancestor, of an: wil do good business if you ignore family trade.

animal, of: domestic troubles wil prove psychotical y embarrassing.

being in a museum: wil receive money for further expeditions.

crossbones, and: a warning that danger is pursuing you.

dead person’s, a: after the shock, al ow yourself to discover a hidden secret.

holding, in hands: revelation of an enemy’s wel -kept secrets.

handling a: are too absorbed in the written word to communicate with others.

of a: repentance for your imperfections.

relative’s: your fickle loyalties have injured your reputation.

Zolar’s Book of Dreams Numbers and Lucky Days |

Skull Dream | Dream Interpretation

The keywords of this dream: Skull

5 dream symbols found for this dream.

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

The Element Encyclopedia

Skeleton / Skull

A skeleton in dreams alerts us to our attitude to the macabre. We are aware that the physical must ‘die’ or change, but that there is still a framework left. The skull in dreams can sometimes represent major changes such as death and all the adjustments necessary. Also consult the entry for death and the information on the head in the body entry as well as the information on tramp in archetypes and spirits in spiritual imagery in the introduction. ... skeleton / skull dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Skeleton / Skull

Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically, we sometimes need to be aware of our feelings about death. The obvious image of the skeleton appearing in our dreams forces us to be aware of this. It can also suggest feelings or talents that we have forgotten and that, therefore, seem to have died. To be conscious of our own skull in dreams is to appreciate the intellectual structure that we have given our lives. To perceive a skull where there should be a head suggests that we are not using our intellectual abilities as well we might. When a skull is talking to us, a part of us that we have rejected or denied is beginning to ‘come back to life’. To be talking to a skull is recognizing the need to communicate with those who are lost to us in any way; if we believe in life after death, we may feel that spirit is talking through the skull. ... skeleton / skull dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Skeleton / Skull

Material aspects: A skeleton in a dream suggests the ‘bare bones’ of something, perhaps an idea or concept. A skeleton in a cupboard represents a past action or shame, both in dreams and waking life, we wish to hide. A dancing skeleton is an awareness of the life we have lived or are living. To dig up a skeleton is to resurrect something – perhaps a talent – we have buried or hidden away. The skull and crossbones in dreams could represent either a somewhat romantic appreciation of a pirate or freedom-lover, or perhaps is a symbol of danger. Since the skull is a representation of the head it can also symbolize intellectual ability, or rather lack of it. ... skeleton / skull dream meaning

Dream Meanings of Versatile

Skull And Crossbones

A symbol of poison, a skull and cross- bones may come to reflect the poisoned ideals or negative influences that present a clear danger in your life. It may also indicate that you have been poisoned by the influence of another. ... skull and crossbones dream meaning

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