Graveyard Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Graveyard Dream Symbol – Graveyards are a symbol of death and rebirth. If you dream about visiting a cemetery it represents that you are coming to grips with the fact that you will one day die and be reborn. If you were visiting a family member it means that you are finally accepting that person to be gone. If you see a grave that is empty or has your name on it, it means that you may be in grave danger.

Dreaming of being among the tombstones of a graveyard reflects that you do not fear death. This is a sign your life will soon improve. It is impossible to see what happens to you when you leave this world physically. Wandering through a graveyard you may meet the ghosts of people who have passed over. This is a clear sign you need to deeply explore your emotions and thoughts, and why they leave y

Gravestones in the snow in black and white

ou feeling so unhappy. What makes you sad? Is there someone who makes you feel this way?

Although life is really great you cannot work out why sometimes you still feel down. Dreaming of a graveyard is a message that someone is trying to get a message to you from the other side. Meeting ghost of someone you cared about in a graveyard you are seeking answers about what happens to your soul when you die. This is not something you spend too much time worrying about as you have no control over what happens to you after you die. It can also simply be a dream to bring messages from the spirits of people who have passed over.

Graveyard Dream Meanings

Looking after a particular grave can mean you are still mourning a loss. This is a reminder you have to accept the bad with the good that life offers. It is okay to grieve, but you also have to get on with your life. Putting flowers on a grave is a sign there is much joy and happiness shared with your friends and family. Visiting a graveyard with someone symbolizes true friendship. Leaving flowers at a grave shows the sensitive side of your complex character. A graveyard in the country can man that something or someone you thought gone forever suddenly returns to your life.

Going past a graveyard reflects your busy life and making progress towards your dreams. Seeing many graveyards can mean you may have a moral dilemma in your waking life. This is a reminder to stand tall in your truth with integrity. A messy, unkempt graveyard can warn you are being too pessimistic. If you are not careful you will end up old and alone.

Note* If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave a comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. I dreamt that I bought a house with a cemetery in the back yard. People who I have not seen for a long time came to see me.

  2. My father passed away 2 yrs ago, I have dreamed twice that I am floating 4 foot off the ground directly above his grave. What does this mean?

  3. I dreamed that I jumped into a portal and it lead me to this sand storm graveyard. The sand was light light yellow. The skeletons of many others where sort of visible the head,knee and I think feet was visible to see because of the sand over them and same with the rest. Two woman with Weird hats (thr were 3 but i didn’t see her face) and clothing and one told me that I had to clean up meanIng for me to die tomorrow before I get sinked in the sand with the others. They too were going to die and I knew because the other one was trying to boss the other around saying something like “ I don’t want to do that right now” meaning that she wanted to just spend the rest of her time to herself before her death. I then started to write my will. Crazy thing about this is that it didn’t feel like a dream at all it felt real more then my past dreams before I know people always say thr dreams Feel real but this was something different I wasn’t even aware I was dreaming really thought it was real. I think I felt out of my body when I dream this . I think I dreamed of hell…… this one tops it
    1) hell 2) friend commits suicide
    even my friend told me she had a weird dream of me floating
    If anyone has dream of this as well or something similar to it just reply to this. I barely understand it

  4. i dreamed that i was with my family, we were in the car going to a graveyard. i remember the weather in the dream was very sunny, and there was not a cloud in the sky. i think it took place in late spring/summer. when we arrived at the graveyard, there was a paved road you drive on through the graveyard. my family and i were still in the car, driving along the road in the graveyard. after a while we got out and stopped at one grave. i think we were there to visit whoever’s grave it was. i have no idea who’s it was, although i think it might’ve been my great-grandmother’s or grandfather’s. i have no memory of who the grave belonged to. i also remember that we put flowers on the grave, and the flowers were pink.

  5. My dream started out me standing in the middle of a big broadway production and surrounded by people i have never met. We were all getting ready for this play, then the room gets surrounded by Police officials arresting everyone but me. I try to chase after them by foot but lose them. I soon realized that they were being taken to a precinct near by. I tried looking for a car to get to them faster but was not able to find one; I did however find a motorized scooter and a child next to it who was eager to help. Before i could get on the scooter the kid stated that he would only help me if I could help him find his dad in return. I said ok, and we were on our way to the bail out my unknown cast-mates. The kid was giving me directions on where to go and we ended up going in a dusty graveled road that lead to a very old and unkept cemetery. On the same road we passed by a red car which appeared to have 4 men inside. They seemed to be doing car tricks and honking the horn of the car as much they could. We ended up falling over from the scooter due to the noise and all the dust that was getting in our way due to the red car doing doughnuts around or near us (i cant remember). The kid started coughing and seemed like he was dying, i was holding him in my arms while we were both on the ground of the cemetery. The strangest part was that despite the car being loud due to the motor and honking, i kept hear people around me as if they were talking kind of like a crowd. The crowd noise kept getting louder and louder, and the louder it got the more i kept screaming for help, but i wasnt screaming for them to help me i was screaming for help so that they can save the little boy.

  6. I often dreamd about visiting my grandpa’s grave in our village. I had the same dream again, but this time when I entered the cemetery there were was only one big grave (his grave is inside the area). On the right side there were about 50 people, benches, tables and every was talking to each other happily.

  7. In my dream I see a graveyard it’s a unknown graveyard and there’s a grave which is also unknown there’s something written on it I don’t remember what exactly is written on it but it was something ‘GPD’And then suddenly a ghost appears and then I’m in a bedroom on the wall there’s written ‘ I trusted you’ and then I don’t remember much but I guess im waiting for the ghost to come in the room . I guess the ghost wants revenge or something from me.

  8. I had a dream of a gravestone who i thought my my friends who got killed back in 09. My friend Eli was in the dream with me. I woke up with a heavy and sad feeling. A week later a friend past a way which was the other day. My friend Eli was the first person to tell me what happened. Now om starting to think it was a premonition of my friends death. If anyone can give me some insight in this it woukd be very appreciated.

  9. What does it mean when a cemetery is on fire? Flames consuming all headstones and leaping high into the air. To me I thought it could have something to do with spirits trying to warn us of a cataclysmic world event – and has biblical overtones of souls burning in hell.
    Your thoughts please

    • oh – and a further point I forgot was that the dream catcher was laying on the floor the next morning.

  10. I had a dream . That I was looking for my tombstone with my name on it in the graveyard. Something told me i wasn’t alive anymore.

  11. Last night I had a dream that I was back in high school again (I graduated in 2017) with people I’ve never met before. We had a field trip to go see gravestones decorated in symbols of the dead who were buried there. It was set up kind of like science fair. The teachers were rude and demanding towards all of us once we got there. Once we starting looking at the graves we all started to steal items without a second thought. Once it was time to go back to school we all left scattering to try to hide what we stole but wore it obviously. (We traveled by boat) on the way back home we began to be engulfed by the water and we had apparent superpowers arise keeping us alive. Then I saw spirits surround those who stole from them and the spirits messed with the powers we gained to start killing us off one by one. I watched 2 people die before I woke up.

    What does this mean?

    • In my dream i was inside a graveyard and there was one guy who was mantaining the tombostones and telling me they plant a tree of life in the middle of every grave but one grave they planted the tree but it ddnt grow but instead the tombstone was overlapping in the graveyard road,i tried to see if i could pass through then i couldn’t and used the other road then he explained to me one girl who was at the gravesight and was talking to the friend who was buried close to the overlapping grave and she was also to visit the overlapping grave since they had a connection.As i walked past the graves i came across one where there was a bedlike on top of the grave and a bsby was sleeping on top and they where two adults standing beside and three pillows going upwards and I passed through and woke up

  12. Diana Slaney on

    My niece keeps dreaming about talking to her late father at his grave side and in the dream she can feel the grass and he keeps telling her how proud he is of her and her siblings and his granchildren .. What could this dream mean

  13. I dreamt my husband and I was laying on a flat grave stone with a blanket laughing and very relaxed. Then I remember seeing the grave stone of my late grandfather. Does this have any meaning?

  14. I dream about walking in a grave yard first I was driving and all of a sudden I ended up in a grave yard what’s the meaning of that..

  15. I always see a large open area full of terraced walls and full of graves…spread over several several acres and my own dear friends and family and me as well are unwillingly going in through gates as if for some unpermitted exploration and then wen i am inside i am always at peace…although i keep feeling i shudnt be in the place…. wen i wake up i feel a lil confused by this dream… i always see dreams about the same place or person more than once and i know from my past experiences that it does mean something for the future.

  16. My friend told me his dream were he went alone to a grave yard with roses and the names of 4 of our friends including mine on the tombstones and as he walked by he dropped a rose on each grave he said he was older and he was alone

  17. David B Starkweather on

    I dreamt that I was standing next to the grave of an ex girlfriend. I saw the date 11/29/ ???? in this dream I was talking and paid for perpetual care of her grave because it looked like no one took care of it. woke up crying

  18. Hannah machief on

    I had a dream that I was in a graveyard later on my late sister met me there later on I was given some money to paid some lepral (meaning some works) and the money I was supposed to pay them was over n I was given some extra for mysief, so my late sister was there, so when I was abt to run I could on till lift the graveyard b4 I started running.

  19. Last night i saw that i went to use some puplic restrooms . While i was in i experienced no gravity for about 10 seconds. I was not scared. Then i went back to tell my friends but no one had noticed .

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