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12 Dreaming Of A Deceased Person Talking To You Meanings

Dreaming of a dead person talking to you can be unsettling, but they are more common than you might think. Dreams about loved ones who have passed away are often a way for your subconscious mind to process grief and worry.

You may dream about a dead person asking you for help or offering advice, and these dreams can be intensely emotional. However, it is essential to remember that dreams are not always literal.

If you dream about a dead person talking to you, it does not necessarily mean they are trying to send you a message from the beyond. Instead, try to consider what the dream might be symbolic of.

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What Does It Mean To Dream About A Dead Person Talking To You?

Death dreams usually arise when we are feeling anxious or overwhelmed in our waking life. The worry and emotion we are experiencing during the day can carry over into our dreams, causing us to dream about dead people.

Pay attention to the details of the dream and see if it provides any clues about what might be troubling you on a subconscious level.

1. You Haven’t Processed The Death Of A Loved One

One of the blatant meanings of a dead person talking to you in your dream, especially your loved one, is that you are still trying to process their death.

It doesn’t matter how long it has been since they died, it could have been years, but the sorrow and grief of their death are still very fresh in your heart. Your pain is valid, but this is a sign to accept the grieving process and try to start moving on.

2. You Are Hiding Your Strengths

If you only heard the deceased person’s voice but didn’t see the person you were talking to, then it means that you might be battling with low self-esteem, and because of that, you refuse to let all parts of you show.

You keep hiding your strengths and capabilities, leading only to negativity. If this is you in your waking life, you need to start working on your self-esteem.

3. A Loved One Is Coming To You For Advice

If in your dream you talk to a dead person but are unable to remember the details when you wake up, then it means that either a family member or a close friend will approach you shortly for advice.

4. Danger Is Approaching

If you dream of a dead person talking to you and trying to make you follow them, it could mean that danger in the form of sickness and death is approaching you in the near future.

But if you successfully resist this person’s call, it is a sign that although this danger is coming, you will successfully escape the circumstances.

In another way, dreaming of a dead person asking out to follow them is a sign that you have not gotten over their death, and you need to start accepting the fact that they are dead.

It can also mean that people are trying to mislead you in your waking life, and you need to think thoroughly before making any decision, no matter how easy that decision is to make.

If you dream of yourself talking and then taking something from a dead person, you should be careful as this is also a warning that illness and death might be approaching you or someone you know. Be careful and take care of your health.

5. A Warning Of Hardships

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Dreaming about a dead person talking to you could be that the person is trying to warn you that difficult situations are coming your way in the form of finance or relationships.

As much as possible, try to remember your conversation with the person as there could be an important message for you there. Remember that messages from the other world always carry a more profound meaning.

Who Was Talking To You?

Deciphering the dream’s meaning could also be remembering who was talking to you and what the person was saying. Here are some dead people that might speak to you in your dream and what the dreams mean.

1. Dream Of Your Dead Mother Talking To You

Dreaming of your dead mother talking to you can mean many things. It is often believed that the dead are usually stirred when there is a new life in their family. This can also be manifested through dreams, especially dreaming about your mother.

Dreaming about your mother can either mean that you are about to birth a child, or you have wanted to conceive but cannot.

If you dream about your dead mother asking for help, it is a sign that you should begin to trust in yourself and your inner strengths and capabilities.

This could also mean that you have an unresolved issue with her. Another dream that can mean you have unresolved issues with your mother is when she tells you in your dream that she is not dead.

If you see your deceased mother in a happy setting like a ray of light, it can also be a sign of happy endings, and tranquility.

2. Dream Of Your Dead Father Talking To You

This is a sign that you need a male figure in your life. You miss your father in your waking life and the role he played in your life. The male figure in your life is not necessarily a boyfriend or spouse but someone who can be a father figure to you.

3. Dream Of Your Dead Sibling Talking To You

One thing common amongst many siblings is that they love to nag each other, and although they might love each other, they tend to quarrel a lot.

If you dream of your dead sibling talking to you, it could signify rivalry. In your waking life, there is someone who you seem to have disagreements with. It could be an opposing business or a colleague.

Such dreams could also remind you that you and your siblings are not on a good page and should try to clear all differences.

Dreaming of your dead sibling asking for help is a sign that you had unresolved issues with them before they died, and you might feel guilty about it.

4. Dream Of Your Dead Grandparents Talking To You

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This type of dream has two meanings. It could be a sign that a big family event will take place very soon. While this is generally a good sign, it depends on how you view family gatherings and events.

The second meaning of dreaming about your dead grandfather or grandmother is that unexpected wealth is soon approaching you. It might not even be wealth or a gift, but good and positive news will surprise you.

5. Dream Of Your Dead Husband Talking To You

In most families, the husband is the breadwinner and sole provider, so if you dream of your dead Husband talking to you, it signifies financial troubles heading your way very soon. Be prepared and try to prevent this as much as you can.

This dream could also be a sign that you need to move on from your husband’s death and begin dating again. You are seeking approval from him to make sure it is ok.

6. Dream Of Talking To A Dead Person That Inspired You

If you were talking to a dead person you wanted to be like in your dream, then this is a good omen. It means that there are going to be significant changes in your life. You are evolving into a better person, someone who you wanted to be all along.

The transformation is great, and you are on the right path. Keep doing what you are doing, and continue improving yourself.

7. Dream Of Your Dead Relative Talking To You

Like many dreams, dreaming of your deceased relative signifies that you long for them and miss them. You are probably reliving the old memories you had with them.

However, if they are still alive and you dream of them dead, it is a sign that you need to rekindle your relationship with them as they are still alive.

Final Words

Dreaming of the dead talking to you holds different meanings, both good and bad. It all depends on what precisely the dreamer dreamt about and how the dreamer’s real life is. If you dream about something like this, you need to look into your dream and your waking life.

You may or may not remember the conversation you had with the dead, but if you do, try to decipher it because it plays an essential role in getting the meaning of your dream.

We hope this article has been helpful in giving you some insight into what these dreams could mean for you. Did you find it useful? Let us know in the comments below!

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Saturday 20th of January 2024

Dream about your deceased mother and aunt asking do you want to go out and party with them.


Monday 29th of May 2023

Thank you, I have had two dreams in the last 2 weeks with my deceased mother together with my living daughter. I can’t remember the first one other than they were together. But I just awakened to one with both my daughter and mother telling me a pet was trying to die, because he broke his leg, and they were fixing him up. My daughter found out in the last 6 months she has a chronic illness that causes her excruciating pain that requires a 2-4 day hospital stay. I have been going through living in my house with 50% power no air in Houston, TX for 2 weeks. My mother lived without air for years with lupus, chronic neuropathy of her legs, Bronchitis and died from mesothelioma and cardiac arrest. It is disconcerting that I dreamed of the 2 most important women in my life in the same dream 1 living and 1 deceased. How do I interpret that?


Saturday 31st of December 2022

I had a dream about deceased uncle, he came and sat down next to me and said " your next". Then that was it ..... That was the dream...... What does that mean???