Entente » Dream About Dead Grandmother (Spiritual Meanings & Interpretation)

Dream About Dead Grandmother (Spiritual Meanings & Interpretation)


Whether you knew your paternal and maternal grandmothers or not, you may have dreams about them. You may even dream about grandmothers you don’t know interacting with their loved ones.

One thing is for certain: a dead grandmother dream is one that’s associated with many meanings, and for a long time individuals have viewed this dream as an indication that their deceased loved one is trying to communicate beyond the grave.

But what message is the dreamer really supposed to take away from this kind of dream? That’s exactly what we focus on in this article. If you want to know more about what dead grandmother dreams are and why they happen, this article is for you. There’s a lot to cover, so let’s begin!

Dream About Dead Grandmother (Spiritual Meanings & Interpretation)
Image: Entente

Dead Grandmother Dreams Say Something About Your Current Emotions

Seeing your dead grandmother in a dream could mean you’re feeling a variety of things. While both granddaughters and grandsons can see their dead grandmothers in a dream, females tend to extract more emotional meaning from such dreams.

But generally speaking, if you see your dead grandmother in a dream, this could be a sign that you’re feeling:

1. Confusion

Feelings of confusion could bring on a dream of one of your dead grandmothers. Grandmothers are known for having guiding, steady hands, and these may be what you need when you’re facing turbulence at work or in your home life. This need for support and comfort spawns the dream.

Also, if you have this dream midst struggling, it could be a sign that positive and significant changes are coming soon. And seeing your deceased grandmother in a dream right before a wedding could dissipate the confusion you feel regarding the transition from unmarried girl to married girl.

2. Maternal Instinct

Seeing your dead grandma may also indicate it’s time to get in touch with your maternal side. If the interaction with the old woman is positive, take this as a good sign and share the warmth you now feel with friends and acquaintances in real life.

Moreover, if you see your grandmother while you’re pregnant, this could be a favorable sign that you’re going to have a smooth pregnancy, one free of complications and illness.

3. Grounded

Dead Grandmother Dreams Say Something About Your Current Emotions
Image: Entente

Having an interaction with your dead grandmother while you’re asleep could also be a sign that you need to be more grounded on a day-to-day basis. If the dream seems somewhat negative, the dream meaning here may be that you must stay alert moving forward.

Take such a dream as a warning. In this instance, your deceased grandmother could be serving as your guardian angel.

4. Nervous

If you’re nervous about what’s to come and you’re questioning your own longevity, your worries may be eliminated by dreaming of your deceased grandmother.

The dream of a deceased grandmother is one that’s been discussed for millennia, and whether you believe in an afterlife or not you may come away from such a dream feeling that granny is at rest.

Such a dream could put you in a good mood, and it’s likely you’ll wake up feeling completely refreshed and without the anxiety, you had before after such a dream.

5. Guilt

If your grandmother was a sick grandmother, or if she died while you were on bad terms, this could be why you feel guilt and regret. Use this dream as a time to reduce tension and let tears flow (if you can).

Often individuals have dreams of dead people when they have an unresolved business, so if you’re dreaming of your dead grandmother, it may be that there was a lot left unsaid before she died. This could be why your subconscious has decided to present this dream.

Is Your Grandmother Alone in the Dream?

Is Your Grandmother Alone in the Dream
Image: Entente

Was your grandmother alone in the dream when you interacted with her? The answer to this question will help you decipher the dream meaning. Moreover, if you’re dreaming of dead grandparents—and not just of your dead paternal or maternal grandmother—the dream meaning here is starkly different; this will be discussed in another post.

Dreaming of your dead grandmother with one of your dead relatives, or with a deceased person you don’t know, also changes the meaning of the dream. In short, you should interpret seeing your grandmother by herself as a sign that you must pay attention to her qualities and wisdom.

Paternal vs. Maternal

Whether you see your paternal or maternal grandmother in a dream is of great importance. Seeing your paternal grandmother could indicate that you’re seeking guidance and lacking the confidence needed to overcome a jam.

On the other hand, seeing your maternal grandmother could be a sign that you need to get in touch with your creative side. An interaction with a deceased maternal grandmother in a dream could also indicate that you are lacking the support of good friends.

You may see both grandmothers together, and this example of late grandmother dreaming should be taken as a sign that you have unresolved familial issues, most likely with a dead mother (or mother-in-law).

Your Grandmother Is Trying to Speak to You but Can’t

If your grandmother is trying to say something in your dream but can’t, either because she’s mute or because she can’t communicate with her hands, this dream of a dead grandmother should be viewed as an unfavorable sign.

You could experience this kind of dream if you and your grandmother were on bad terms when she passed. Such a dream could also be a sign that you need to be watchful of your surroundings and less trusting.

The look in her eyes will also be significant; her eyes could serve as a bad omen, telling you that danger is around the corner and you need to be prepared for it.

What Does It Mean if Your Dead Grandmother Wants to Hug You?

What Does It Mean if Your Dead Grandmother Wants to Hug You
Image: Entente

A dream where your dead grandmother wants to hug and kiss you is a very specific kind of dream. You can take this dream as a signal that it’s time to reconnect with distant family members. Having this dream may also indicate that you need to take some time for self-care.

You may also be going through a lot in life, and this dream is what your subconscious creates to make you feel better. Many consider a grandmother’s love to be unconditional and incomparable, so if you have one of these dreams midst a trying time in life, take this as a very encouraging sign.

What Does It Mean if Your Grandmother Is Leading You in a Dream?

If your grandmother is guiding you in a dream, and there isn’t much dialogue, pay attention to your surroundings and the things you witness. Most elderly individuals are wise, so if your dead grandmother or other deceased relatives are leading you in a dream, this could be a sign someone is trying to communicate from the afterlife.

Especially if you are navigating a tough period in your life and you don’t know which road (of multiple) to take, having a dream like this could be very beneficial. You may come out of it feeling resolute and possessing much-needed clarity.

Just remember that it’s critically important to pay attention to all the little details, as these collectively create the message you may need to see.

Is Your Grandmother at Peace?

If your grandmother is at peace and in a coffin in a dream, this may be a sign that you need to stop worrying and focus on things in life that (up until this point) you’ve been ignoring. Seeing her at peace may also indicate that it’s time to mend fences and pursue positivity whenever you can.

On the other hand, if she’s not at peace, such can be a sign that you’re going to experience turbulence in the near term. It could also be a sign that you’re conflicted and unwilling to resolve an important issue on your own, perhaps because you lack the capacity to do so.

Where Are You Meeting Your Grandmother in the Dream?

Where the dream of the deceased grandmother takes place is also significant. Does it take place in the home you associate her with? Are you out in a place you’ve never visited before? Are you in what you interpret to be heaven or hell? In short, the location says a lot about the meaning of the dream.

For example, if your deceased grandmother’s dream is a positive one, you could be at her home with other close relatives. You may also smell her signature dish. Such a dream could provide reassurance and help you get rid of the anxieties you’ve been holding onto.


Whether you’re a young man or a young woman, you may dream of a deceased grandmother. And when this happens, don’t ignore the dream—pay attention to it and understand that your deceased grandmother may be trying to send you a message from beyond the grave.

Dream About Dead Grandmother (Spiritual Meanings & Interpretation)
Image: Entente

Leave a Comment