The meaning of Burial in dream | Dream interpretation
Witnessing a burial (even your own) signifies that the end of a phase is at hand.
It is now time to take a new direction.
(see Bones, Cemetery, Death, Din, Holy Ground, Tomb)
Some type of cover-up, or a hidden matter. Look closely at what’s being buried here for more interpretive value.
Putting something totally to rest and leaving the past behind where it belongs. Again, what’s being buried will provide more clues.
Seeing someone walk on a new grave reflects feeling ill at ease with your own or someone else’s actions to the point of anxiety.
Digging your own grave represents being your own worst enemy in the current situation. Try another approach.
If you believe in reincarnation, this might symbolize the chance for a totally fresh start.
Death of old emotions and attitudes no longer needed for your highest growth. Death of fear and insecurity. Also, hiding from life, burying aliveness, emotions and sensitivity. See Death.
Another dream of contrary.
You will no doubt have news of a marriage, be invited to a wedding, or hear of a birth.
However, if your dream was one of being buried alive, it is telling you to avoid doing anything which you know or suspect to be even marginally unethical.
See also Funeral, Cemetery, and Death.
Although dreaming of your own funeral is really unpleasant, the meaning that lies behind this image is positive. It indicates that you must move away from the past and look to the future. In contrast, dreaming of someone else’s burial announces that, probably, a radical change is about to happen in your life. Something has come to an end and you have to forget about it; or in other words you need to bury it. When it comes to the funeral of a loved one, it shows that you should not cling to your possessions. Dreaming that you are buried alive warns you against a mistake you are about to make; your opponents will use it to harm you.
If you are saved from this situation your efforts will correct the mishap over time. (See CEMETERY and DEATH)
BURIAL - analysis of the dream
Joseph dreamed: “I was sitting in front of a black coffin, surrounded by strangers who were weeping and mourning the death of... I did not know who it was. I felt no sorrow, no pain, but the fact of not knowing who we were burying made me anxious, and still I did not dare to ask. Suddenly, I noticed that the coffin was open and I just had to get up from my chair to see noticed that the coffin was open and I just had to get up from my chair to see inside. My surprise was great when I saw myself dressed as a clown with a stupid grin on my face.”
Dreams about death announce changes or the end of a phase. Before this dream Joseph was a joker... too much! His friends and coworkers were always berating his heavy and tasteless jokes; however, he did not seem willing to change. Joseph took a few days to understand the message of his dream; a few months before, a friend of his had had a really hard time because of his jokes. The dream was announcing to Joseph a change of attitude, it was warning that: “If you do not want to lose all your friends and end up surrounded by strangers—like in the dream—you better bury your joker side.” After this, he knew he had to give way to a more staid Joseph and, of course, it was not fair that others will have a hard time because of his inappropriate attitude.
Dreaming about funerals or burying a dead person does not necessarily symbolize physical death for you or anyone else. It could instead symbolize an ending of a different kind. You may be burying relationships, conditions or even emotions that you no longer need and which are no longer conducive to your personal growth. On the other hand, this dream may symbolize the burying of sensitivities and emotions that are too difficult to cope with. It may reflect a numbness or a feeling which is the opposite of vivacity, such as depression and emptiness. Either way, burying a living person suggests some emotional turmoil. Please consider all of the details in this dream to find the appropriate message. Old dream interpretation books say that dreaming about burials is a dream of the contrary. Instead of sadness the dreamer will experience happiness and go to celebrations, such as weddings. See also: Coffin, Death
To attend the burial of a relative, if the sun is shining on the procession, is a sign of the good health of relations, and perhaps the happy marriage of some one of them is about to occur. But if rain and dismal weather prevails, sickness and bad news of the absent will soon come, and depressions in business circles will be felt A burial where there are sad rites performed, or sorrowing faces, is indicative of adverse surroundings or their speedy approach. See Funeral.
1- To have a dream about being buried indicates a fear of being overcome, possibly by responsibility; or of repressing parts of our personality in ways which are harmful.
2- To be attending a burial in our dreams shows the need to come to terms with loss.
3- The obvious spiritual symbols of death, loss and pain are relevant here. This is not necessarily a negative meaning, the dreamer should look at the resurrection and the positive elements that it can bring.
Dreams of a burial symbolize that you are putting to rest habits and behaviors that no longer support you. You are coming to completion, and letting something or someone go. Dreams of being buried alive are venting dreams about the fact that you have not been fully living. This dream is a wake up call to live today as if it were your last. See Funeral and Death.
To dream that you are attending a burial, if the sun shines brightly, is a sign that you will hear of a marriage.
If the weather is dismal, adverse news will come to you. Death dreams indicate that the dreamer is dissatisfied subconsciously with someone very close or very dear even though this fact may not be a realization.
To dream of one’s own burial, or being buried alive, signifies utter frustration.
1. End to a difﬁcult problem or situation, often bad habits.
3. Overbearing, possessive mother.
A dream of contrary, for it denotes a Wedding, though this may not be your own. See also FUNERAL.
Dreaming of a burial means you have gotten rid of your bad habits or freed yourself from a negative situation.
It is a good dream that means you are finally letting go of something.
To dream of yourself or someone else being buried alive, you are experiencing some emotional turmoil.
If you dream of being buried in the earth (not in a coffin), you need to be more practical about approaching your goals. You can accomplish things, but you must learn to be more level headed.
See Funeral, Corpse.
Ifone sees himself being buried after his death in a dream, it means that he will undertake a longjourney during which he will be short of money. Ifone sees himself being buried alive and if he recognizes the one burying him in the dream, it means that the latter will assault him, oppress him, imprison him or cause him injustice. Ifhe dies in his grave after his burial in the dream, it means that he may die from such sufferings. Should he survive such adversities in the dream, it means that he will escape from such fear, prison or injustice. Ifhe sees the other person driving him to the edge of his grave in a dream, it means that he will lead him to his death, though his name will be praised after his death.
If the other person places him inside a coffin in a dream, it means that he will move to a new home.
If the other person fills the grave with dirt on top of him in the dream, it means that he will be piled with money equal to the amount he is being buried under in the dream.
It is said that to be buried alive in a dream means losing one’s spirituality or religious commitment, unless one comes out of it alive.
If one walks out of his grave covered with dirt, then shakes off the dust in the dream, it means that his state is hopeless or that his repentance has little chance to hold.
To be buried alive in a dream means imprisonment or despise by others, or a severe punishment which makes one’s chastisement an exemplary lesson to others, If a gnostic or a wise man is seen buried alive inside his own house, or if he is brought out of it alive in a dream, it means that one will inherit him in knowledge, wisdom and status.
The same interpretation is given if one sees a prophet or a holy man walking out of his grave alive.
To be buried after death, after sunrise, at noon or at the sunset hour in a dream means that one is being warned about doing what is good and abstaining from what is evil.
To be buried alive in a dream is wrong and means betrayal. It could also mean marriage, prosperity or peace and tranquility after suffering and hardships. Ifone sees a deceased person burying him alive in a dream, it means that one’s due debts are not payed, or that one will be imprisoned to satisfy his debts, or that his collateral was not accepted.
To bury a dead person twice means that one is covering his faults.
If one sees a deceased person burying another deceased person in a dream, it means unity, clearing of the hearts, love and friendship between relatives, or perhaps it could mean imprisonment, marriage, a sickness, a trust, or guaranteeing a loan. Seeing oneself being buried after death in a dream means that one needs to repent before death. Should he still walk alive from his burial in the dream, it means that he may repent again. God knows best.
(Also see Cemetery; Grave)
The end of an episode in your life. Time for a new beginning. Start looking about you and consider the path you want to take. See also Funeral.
Vision: Watching something being buried: unconsciously you mistrust God and the world. Dreaming about being buried: too much is “piling up” on you; get “out from under”—one step at a time—and start over again. See Earth.
Depth Psychology: Are you hiding from the outside world? The dream usually is a sign that you don’t want to admit bad habits to yourself. Sometimes the dream means that vou want to bun’ negative experiences, but that is not a solution! Dig everything up again and deal with it. See Cave, Grave, Tomb.
A dream about attending someone’s burial service may symbolize bidding farewell to old conditions and relationships in the dreamer’s life. (See also Coffin, Crypt, Dead / Death, Grave, Hearse).
To dream about a burial means that you have banished bad attitudes or behaviors and escaped from some negative condition.
If you dream that you are burying someone alive, it is a sign of mental anguish.
The obvious spiritual symbols of death, loss and pain are relevant here. Equally, burial has the connotation of transmutation – an object buried may or may not be changed. In magical practice, it is the habit to bury or return to the earth anything which has negativity attached to it.
Psychological / emotional perspective: To be attending a burial in our dreams shows the need to come to terms with loss.
To be burying something suggests that we are hiding an emotion or feeling even from ourselves.
Material aspects: To have a dream about being buried indicates a fear of being overcome, possibly by responsibility or by someone else’s ill-feeling.
Letting go of the past as we knew it, and opening the way to a meeting with what we gained from it; repressing experience which may be painful or we do not wish to meet. Buried alive: memories of binh and its fears.
(see also Dead / Death)
(1) Who is being buried? If it is someone close to you - for example, your partner - then some unconscious, buried resentment towards that person may be expressing itself. Don’t be alarmed by the discovery that your emotions towards the person are ambivalent: emotions often oscillate between opposite poles. Just ask yourself what it is you resent.
If it is something actually in the person, have it out with him or her. But is it something you have projected on to that person - some resentment against life in general, that has perhaps been with you since childhood? (For projection)
(2) Is it a (recurrent) dream of the actual burial of a real-life person - mother or father, perhaps? If so, you probably need to clear your emotional system of any troublesome feelings attached to that person - guilt, hatred, or whatever.
It is all right for the dead to live on inside you; but don’t let them disturb your peace.
If you love the person, there is no problem.
If you hate the person, learn to forgive: he or she probably did the best he or she could.
If the feeling is guilt, forgive yourself. Why expect the impossible?
(3) Is it you who are being buried in the dream? This may be a symbolic expression of a fear of being overwhelmed by unconscious forces.
If so, the first step should be to get (better) acquainted with any repressed emotions that are threatening - or seem to be threatening - to take control of you. This done, the next step would be to establish control over them. But this does not mean simply burying them again.
You may wish to trace the emotions back to their origins, to the experience that first gave rise to them. It may be that an objective appraisal will rob the emotions of their menacing power. Should you feel unable to cope with the emotions, consult a psychotherapist or an understanding friend.
(4) If it is you who are being buried it may be that the tomb is a w omb. That is to say, the burial may symbolize a mother-attachment that is preventing you from achieving a proper independence and fulfilling your individual ‘destiny’.
(5) The burial may represent a need for a radical reconstruction - a death and resurrection - of the self. All creation involves destruction: in order to shape the clay into the desired form, the potter must first destroy its existing form. The same applies to personal reconstruction: the old self must die - sometimes painfully - if the new’ self is to be born.
(6) Even if it is someone or something else that is being buried, that person or thing may symbolize some part of yourself that you have rejected and buried in your unconscious (for repression and suppression)