To dream of a funeral represents an acknowledgment that something in your life has ended. The end of a situation or aspect of yourself that you know you’ll never see ever again. Letting go or a final goodbye. Experiencing the end of a bad habit. Alternatively, a funeral may reflect preoccupation with a loss.
If you are actually dying in real life a funeral dream may reflect your feelings or anxieties about your own death. Otherwise funeral dreams can also reflect your feelings of mourning for people who have died in waking life.
Positively, dreaming about a funeral may reflect acceptance of losing a negative aspect of your life. Feeling that you are better off without a bad habit or negative influence.
Negatively, dreaming about a funeral may reflect difficulties moving on or letting go of unhealthy situations in your life. Feeling bad that you have grow up or be a lot more mature than you want to be. Dependencies or addictions you feel forced to separate from without a choice.
Example: A woman dreamed of being at a funeral with pictures that came to life. In waking life her boyfriend had brought belongings of his deceased mother who died in a tragic car accident into their home. The funeral reflected her preoccupation with noticing these belongings and remembering the tragedy.
Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing animals that were buried at a funeral coming out of the ground to live again. In waking life he had fought hard against an addiction which he believed he had successfully overcome, but then months later the addiction returned. The funeral symbolism at the beginning of the dream most likely reflected his initial awareness of himself “saying goodbye” to his addiction as he tried to move on with his life.
Example 3: A man dreamed of attending . In waking life his friend was getting married and he felt that because of the marriage he was witnessing the moment that his friendship would end with the friend.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of attending a funeral. In waking life she was having a hard time quitting smoking.