The meaning of grave in dream | Dream Interpretation
(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.
Feelings or concepts of death, feelings about someone who is dead; realisation a part of yourself is dead, buried or killed. See cemetery; tomb.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Some friend or relative will die. Recovery from illness doubtful.
(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)
A grave in a dream suggests you need to give a matter more careful thought before making a decision.
News from afar.
If the Grave space is open, the news will not be good.
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.
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.
See Funeral and Death.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
(see Bones, Cemetery, Death, Tomb)