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Dreaming about Deceased Loved Ones – 15 Types & Their Interpretations

Dreaming about Deceased Loved Ones – 15 Types & Their Interpretations

Updated on Jan 23, 2023 | Published on Nov 02, 2022

Reviewed by Dr. Nereida Gonzalez-Berrios, MD , Certified Psychiatrist

Dreaming about Deceased Loved Ones – 15 Types & their Interpretations

So, you’ve been dreaming about deceased loved ones and feel they want to convey a message to you.

Well, this think-piece is here to unfold them for you and help you decode your dream interpretations.

So, let’s get started!

Dreaming about Deceased Loved Ones – General Interpretations

Dreaming about deceased loved ones says you are not over their loss yet. Further, it may be suggestive of the fact that you’re adapting to all the good qualities of an influential person or your need for stability.

After seeing your deceased loved one in your dream, the excruciating pain of losing them might resurface.  Some people even say that the dead are dissatisfied and want to take someone with them… but that’s not always true!

So, don’t take the dream literally, dear friend. This dream might not be any direct reference to your loved one. They appear in your dreams to send you some special messages.

C’mon, let’s walk down a few usual indications here…

1. You are grieving

The most common reason you see the deceased loved one in your dream is that you are still grieving. You haven’t mourned enough after their loss, and you still sense their absence.

All these emotions appear in the dream form, and you see the deceased person in your dream.

2. You must finish your incomplete tasks

If you have some incomplete or pending tasks in your real life, the dream indicates you want to complete them ASAP.

It may be a pending meeting or a project you must finish, but you avoid it.

If you keep postponing the matter, it will lead you to major losses and greater troubles.

3. You are struggling with a relationship

If you recently had a breakup or are struggling with a relationship, that’s why you got this dream. It’s because you cannot bear the pain and ‘it hurts like death.’

4. You require the deceased’s advice

If you used to go to the deceased person for advice for every single thing, no wonder they appear in your dream.

They’ll appear more in these visions when you are in a tough situation and don’t know how to make a decision.

Try to understand what they would advise you if they were around. Understand the problem from their perspective and then solve your problems.

5. You need stability in your life

The dream about deceased loved ones asks you to balance your personal and professional lives.

You are so occupied with your work that you hardly have time for your near ones.

The dream is a reminder that you must spend time laughing and having fun with your close ones. You never know when you can lose someone special to you.

6. You must prepare yourself for challenging times

If you see your parents as the deceased loved ones in your dreams, it means challenging times are ahead of you.

However, do not worry too much about them. Although your parents aren’t there to support you physically, their spirits still watch you.

7. You are on the incorrect path

The dream asks you to analyze your decision again. You probably need to change your path.

8. It’s a visitation dream

Dreams about a deceased loved one can just be a visitation dream because you miss the deceased one badly.

9. You adapt the qualities of your role model

You are a flexible person. So, the dream says you easily adapt the qualities of the person you get inspired by.

You try to become like them and also succeed in doing so to some extent.

10. It shows your frustration with yourself

Dreams about a deceased one say you are frustrated with yourself. You probably made a huge mistake or are unhappy about the circumstances that resulted from your decisions.

Dreams about a Deceased Loved One – 15 Types & Their Interpretations

In your dream, focus on your deceased loved one’s actions. Each of these actions has a different meaning in our dream books. Moreover, depending on who you see in the dream and your actions also matter.

So, let’s gather everything you remember from your dream and begin!

1. Dream about deceased loved ones being alive

Dreaming about deceased loved ones being alive denotes positive transitions in your real life.

You can expect some good news in the near future, which will bring a lifelong transformation.

Alternatively, the dream says you cling to your past and it’s time to move on.

2. Dream about deceased loved one calling you

Well, this dream has a totally negative meaning. It says the deceased loved one calls you near them, i.e. the dream indicates your death.

But it is not true in all cases. It can also mean that the deceased loved one wants to give you a message, so try to hear what they say.

3. Dream about deceased loved one talking to you

Thinking about your deceased loved one talking to you means they didn’t tell you something important before leaving.

Now, they want to share that with you. It might be a piece of advice or some instructions important for the near future.

4. Dream about arguing with deceased loved one

Whenever you make a mistake in your real life, your chances of having this dream increase.

The dream says that your deceased loved one is upset with you about the mistake and asks you to reverse it before it’s too late.

5. Dream about your deceased loved one dying

Seeing your deceased loved one dying in your dream means you are not over the grief yet. You still remember the situations that occurred then.

Alternatively, it is a symbol of new birth among your loved ones. You can expect the birth of someone or the beginning of an important life chapter.

6. Dream about having fun with your deceased loved one

If you get this dream, it only means you have a lot of fond and cherished memories with your deceased loved one.

You remember them vividly, and it still brings a smile to your face. You miss their presence around you and always think about them.

7. Dream about your deceased loved one being angry with you

Dreaming about your deceased loved one being angry with you indicates you are feeling guilty about your mistakes. It also says you violated your ethics and beliefs.

You feel as if you are deceiving your close ones and don’t want to hurt them.

8. Dream about a deceased loved one crying

This dream states you refuse to accept the truth. You need the motivation to move forward in life. You want to feel accepted.

9. Dream about calling a deceased loved one

Dreaming about calling a deceased loved one symbolizes peace. You express yourself because you want independence.

You don’t want to rely on others for petty things. Or, you know your goals and want to pursue them instead of working towards others’ goals.

10. Dream about hugging a deceased loved one

This dream says you aren’t willing to accept some aspects of yourself. You must acknowledge the facts and forgive yourself and others. This way, you will be able to improve yourself.

Further, it also says you are a helpful being.

11. Dream about a deceased loved one every night

The dream asks you to develop your inner strength.

Alternatively, you have feelings for a friend and are unsure about them. You must gather the courage to express what you feel.

12. Dream about deceased loved one giving you money

The dream signifies new beginnings. You have set your long-term goals and are ready to move towards them confidently.

13. Dream about deceased loved one’s funeral

The dream says you aren’t a monotonous individual. You like trying new things in your life. Finally, you’ll reveal a hidden aspect of yourself to the world.

Moreover, it says you can easily preserve things valuable to you.

14. Dream about touching your deceased loved one

Dreaming about touching your deceased loved one means you will reach and touch your goals with your hard work and determination.

15. Dream about deceased loved ones when pregnant

The dream says you are a patient individual. However, your beliefs and needs are different from others. Hence, you face an inner conflict.

Questions to ask yourself to interpret your deceased loved ones dreams correctly

Any of your deceased loved ones can appear in your dream… each person might act differently and you may or may not interact with them. Based on so many factors, your dream interpretations change.

So, without noticing these valuable details, you can’t find the actual meaning. So, let’s try to find the important parts here…

1. Who was the deceased loved one in the dream?

2. What was the deceased loved one doing?

3. What were you doing with the deceased loved one?

4. Have you recently lost someone close to you?

5. How did you feel in the dream?

A word from ThePleasantDream

Dreaming about deceased loved ones can be a visitation dream if you’re attached to a person.

However, sometimes, these deceased ones also try to indicate some important information to you through these dreams.

Whether you find a positive or negative message to your dream, stay strong and work hard to deter bad possibilities and protect good predictions. 

If you get dreams about people from your past then check its meaning here.