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
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
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
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
To salt meat, portends that debts and mortgages will harass you.
For a young woman to eat salt, she will be deserted by her lover for a more beautiful and attractive girl, thus causing her deep chagrin. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If common salt becomes spoiled in a dream, it means that a plague, injustice, or a drought will befall the people of that locality. Salt in a dream also signifies hard work, or an illness. Table salt in a dream also means asceticism, renunciation and detachment from the material world. It also means blessings, honesty and comfort. Eating bread with salt in a dream means contentment with little from this world.
A salt shaker in a dream represents a good and a dutiful woman. Discovering salt in a dream means adversities and a severe illness. Salt in a dream also represents balance, usability of things and acceptability of everything. This includes knowledge, religion, wife, money, child and lawful earnings. Salt in a dream also means appeasement of one’s fear, peacefulness, developingpatience and forbearance. Salt in a dream also represents a medicine, a remedy, drugs, love, tenderness, unity, compassion, earning suspicious money, or a conspiracy. Receiving a fish preserved in salt in a dream means good news. Olives treated with salt in a dream means recanting one’s promise.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If you associate an individual with the salt in your dreams you may be giving that person the attributes that were just mentioned.... The Bedside Dream Dictionary
If you see yourself salting meat in your dream, you’ll soon find yourself falling behind in debts you owe, and being harassed because of them.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
2- As a symbol of permanence and incorruptibility salt is important in dreams. As in the old days salt was paid as salary; so nowadays to be given salt is to be given one’s correct worth. There are many customs associated with salt. Il is thrown over the shoulder, supposedly in the face of the Devil. In Scotland, along with coal and bread, it is the firsl thing to pass over the threshold to greet the New Year.
3- As a distillation of everything we know, salt represents wisdom.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Worthiness (e.g., “a man worth his salt”). This saying actually dates back to ancient Rome where soldiers were paid in salt because it was so valuable.
Zest, or spicing things up.
Longevity and endurance. Salt is a natural preservative.
Cleansing. In the Middle Ages, priests commonlv consecrated altars with salt, and salt can be used as an effective cleanser because of its gritty nature.
Painful reminders (e.g., “throwing salt in an open wound”).
Being true to self and others, in word and deed (e.g., people who are the “salt of the earth”)
Tossing salt over your shoulder in a dream is a protective gesture, so look to see on what or whom the salt lands.
Arabic: Promises made and kept. In ancient times, travelers in Arabia would take an oath of salt upon entering a home, as a way of saying they wouldn’t harm anyone therein, or overstay their welcome.... The Language of Dreams
Dreaming of salt will denote that things around you will get a little fouled up and slightly askew, to put it mildly. You will find quarrels in the family and with friends break out at the drop of a hat with little or no provocation. Should you be salting meat in your dream then will you find that debts you owe begin to fall behind and you get continually harassed over them.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If it appears in dreams, it could indicate that your ambitions are stagnated and immobile. Generally, it would be convenient to abandon passivity and try to nourish your dreams. The dream reflects that you live too conservatively. On the other hand, salt in dreams could also have other meanings, such as the spiritual essence of life: preservation and indestructibility, what remains after the decomposition of the body. It may also refer to sadness or to the subconscious, as it is in tears and seawater. Lastly, if you are offering or receiving this product, it is a sign of friendship.
Salt has been used throughout history as a symbol of spiritual illumination. When it is mixed with water and the crystals are dissolved, the salty taste remains. The same occurs with the soul: the individual can die or disappear, but the essence remains intact.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
As one of the three primary elements of matter in alchemy representing—in contrast to mercury and sulfur—the principle of fixity and solidity, salt symbolizes someone who is steadfast and dependable, “the salt of the earth.”... Dream Symbols in The Dream Encyclopedia
If salt and pepper figure in a dream this signifies duality and a balance of positive and negative elements. A salt shaker relates to an opportunity you may have recently had to improve a situation or a relationship.... The Element Encyclopedia
To be standing in water suggests that an old emotional wound may be holding you back from possible joy. It also cautions acceptance of the past, especially of things that cannot be changed.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Depth Psychology: Salt is a symbol of the stuff that life is made off, as well as your energies and vitality. Have you turned into “a pillar of salt”? Is everything stagnating because you are looking only to the past? Salt is also a symbol of hospitality—the “salt of the earth.” How important are your friends?... Dreamers 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