In popular culture many spooky Halloween tales, scary novels and horror movies are set in a cemeteries. Yet they hold fixtures of our landscapes, they dwell usually in the middle of our major cities and towns. They providing insight in out our past, and reveals history about how our forebears lived – and died. So why are you dreaming of a graveyard or cemetery?
A cemetery or graveyard is a place where the remains of dead people are buried or otherwise interred. Cemeteries are very symbolic dreams that have nothing to do with you dying, in fact its metaphoric in nature relates to things in your life that is buried, or long forgotten.
Essentially the graveyard either represents you are going back to the past to dig something up, or the beginning of an inner transformation.
Graveyard Dream Meaning
Often times the symbol of the ‘cemetery’ relates to past feelings, previous relationships, ideas or traditions that we equate to being dead or buried. If you are wanting to have you cemetery dream interpreted you can post it in our active dream forum.
Graveyard dreams can be somewhat enigmatic as it reflects what is personally going on with you at the moment. The symbol that are contained in your dream help decipher if the dream relates to personal transformation; or possible past trauma that is revisited. The location, mood and who you are with are clues when it comes to putting the pieces of the dream together.
Our past shapes us to who we are today, we tend to ‘forget’ these uncomfortable experiences and bury them below us for protection. Once this mold has been created the feeling become stored in the unconscious part of our minds. Could there be a need to reflect on what was settled in the past? Did something trigger a past experiences that made you relive it?
- Unpleasant Experiences
- Childhood memories
- Fears of death
- A need to rest (grounding)
- Repressed Emotions
- Hiding something
- Anger or depression
Cemetery Dreams: Death & Rebirth
Many people dream of there own death usually freaks them out. After death there is a rebirth – a personal transformation, as the old you is now dead. When certain symbols emerge in our dreams they suggest one thing but mean another.
A cemetery might be the place informing you about death of your old ways, habits or thoughts are no longer part of who you are.
Death serves us a purpose in our dreams showing us that change is heading our way. You have come to terms and accepted this change, as its only a matter of time before the process begins. Coming back to life from death – the symbol of personal rebirth.
- Spiritual growth
- Physical or mental transformation
- Negative thought patterns
- Ego death
- Shadow integration
Are You Afraid Of Dying?
Sometimes we overlook the inevitable in life. Unfortunately we cannot live on forever and that thought of death might be live and well in the back of your mind. Some have dreams of coffins and graveyards expressing how they feel unconsciously. These dreams might be hinting at fears to truly live as opposed to actually dying.
Common Grave Dreams
- Visiting a grave
- Open casket in graveyard
- Walking through a cemetery
- Dreaming of your own grave stone
- Visiting dead relative at a grave
- Name on tombstone
Common Graveyard Dream Interpretations
Cemeteries are places ghosts and spirits reside. If you notice ghosts this brings your focus inward to the things that haunt us in our lives. Ghosts act as a metaphor hinting at what has been haunting you for so long.
Noticing your name on a tombstone is actually a positive dream symbol that lets you know a transformation has occurred. You seem to be well aware of this new being.
If you notice zombies coming up from the grave suggests to things that where laid to rest are resurfacing.
If you dream of being buried alive might be related to claustrophobic situations in your life that are stopping you from progressing.