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Dream Symbol: Grandparent, Grandma, Grandpa




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Dream meaning: Grandparent, Grandma, Grandpa

Dreaming of grandparents has meaning of heritage, ancient or outdated characteristics or behaviors. Your personal grandfather, or any elder person may symbolize the Wise Old Man archetype, your inner spirit. Interpretation of grandparents in dream points to the message that provides needed insight or wisdom. A grandmother or elder female may represent the Great Mother archetype, the aspect of your female personality. Grandparents often gave us a kind of unrestricted love we usually didn’t get from parents so the appearance of a grandparent may suggest that this is a present need. Or if you receive it in the dream, it may be a reassurance that you are okay.

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21 Personal Dreams and Interpretations so far ↓

  • Iturea // Apr 21, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    I had a dream about my grandmother and we were in the house and another image of her came walking in the house with arm extended out. She had something on her hand that looked like mud or something but she was trying to touch my grandmother’s face. It scared me and I woke up.

  • Christal // Mar 24, 2014 at 11:02 am

    My grandmother who I was very close to died 35 years ago. I just awoke from a dream crying. In my dream I was called over to a relatives house so she could notify me that my grandmother had really just died, she was being kept alive all this time. I was asked to sort through some of her stuff along with my youngest cousin to see if I wanted any of her personal effects. I was so upset finding out this and missing out on the time that I would have just spent sitting with her.

  • Andrea // Jun 10, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I dreamed that my family and I were in my grandmother’s living room. All of the sudden, my grandfather (deceased for 5 years now as result of alzheimer’s and parkinson’s disease) came in to the house like nothing had happened (he was never sick and he never passed). It was uncanny to me that his face was aged from my last memory of him. He sat on the floor and my four year old son started playing with him as he used to with us when we were little (keep in mind, he never met my son), he shook my husband’s hand, told him how happy he was that we had found each other, then turned to me. He held both my hands and told me how proud he was of me, then he hugged me tight. I woke up because the feel of his embrace was real. I physically felt my grandfather hug me. I don’t know what this means, but I do miss him very dearly. I hope this isn’t a bad sort of dream, because I desperately wanted to return to sleep to talk to him more. As I continued to have tears streaming down my face, my cries were amplified when I learned that it wouldn’t be that simple.

  • Ortiz // Mar 15, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I had a dream of my grandfather. He passed about about 4mos now. He come into in room where me and my sister were and as i turned to see who walked in the room it was my grandpa. I said to him grandpa and he given me a hug as well as my sister and told me that he was leaving now and if i wanted to see who was awaiting for him. As i walked him out he pointed up at the sky and said look. As I look it was a circle of people one spot was open for him and Jesus was with his arms out and the the Virgin Mary was floating back and forth. What is this dream trying to tell me?

  • Grandma's house // Mar 14, 2013 at 6:02 am

    I used to have a lot of dreams where very normal routine things were taking place, like getting ready for work, or eating a meal etc. Nothing special happening. I am always an adult, just going about my daily business. But the location would always be in my grandmother’s old apartment, almost like I lived there. She was never there, I never saw her. She passed away 26 years ago, when I was 12, it was sort of sudden. I didn’t get to see her for a few days before she died, so I never felt like there was closure there. I think this is why I never see her in my dreams. However I do always sense that she is still there somewhere, and alive. After I had my daughter 4 years ago, I noticed that those dreams sort of tapered off. I am wondering if it is because I have found that unrestricted love that I craved from my daughter, previously wanting it from my grandmother.

  • Thandy // Feb 16, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Dreamed of my grandma late twin sister and I could only see her she was happy and after that I shaved my hair.

  • Gomez // Feb 11, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I had a dream that my grandma, whom I don’t speak to anymore, brought over her husband (my grandpa.) Thing is that he died in a bar shootout when my father was just a baby. I have never dreamed about him ever before and had not thought about him ever, and if it makes a difference my father died 11 years ago. O really want to know what this means, if it means anything.

  • Jenna // Jan 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

    My grandmother has been ill with cancer for 4 months now, but I had a dream last night that the doctor called and said that she doesn’t have cancer, but yet does have a flesh eating bacterial disease. And 5 minutes after the doctor had called, my grandmother passed away with me sitting right next to her… What does this mean!?

  • lorena // Jan 2, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I had a dream about my grandpa and its odd because he passed away in I think 2002 and I dont think I ever dreamed about him before. All I remember was me seeing him and he was standing in the bathroom by the shower and my mom standing next to him. I said hi grandpa welcome back. My mother said dont say that. I think she was tryna make it seem like he was just on a vacation m came back home. But my grandpa knew he passed away n came back. He didnt look at me, face me or hug me. He was like looking at the floor. I was actually kind of scared. This dream has to mean something bc I dont recall ever dreaming of my grandpa and.plus like I said he passed away about 11 years ago

  • liz // Dec 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I had a dream of me not being able to find my son. I go running down an alley & found him with my grandfather telling him a story.
    Mind you, my grandfather passed away 19 yrs ago & my son is only 4..
    I wish I knew what this meant.. :/

  • Simon // Nov 19, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I had a dream of my late grandfather, and in the dream he told me that i will never be rich even after sorting my things in life out. He appeared angry too. If only i can understand what he is trying to tell me.

  • Sabrina // Oct 21, 2012 at 7:31 am

    Dreamed of my dead grandmother. She was dead in my dream and then woke up.
    I was freaking out saying I don’t know what to do. My cousin and dad helped her walk and have a seat. She was walking weird.
    And she never spoke to me in the dream. She has been dead for years. She has never been in a dream of mine ever!

  • Patricia // Sep 21, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Last night I was sick. My grandmother came to me in my dreams. She looked healthy and the same as I remeber her. She was being kind and loving. I awoke from my dream, remebering everything, as if it just happend in life. I am not sure why I have had this dream, but it was wonderful seeing her again.

  • Jennifer // May 31, 2012 at 7:22 am

    I just woke up this morning from a dream about my grandparents’ house. They have been deceased since 1995 and 1996. I was really close to them.

    My dream:
    My dad and I went to their house to picky up some things that were left behind or never sorted out among the siblings. In my dream, they had given the house to their house keeper, whom we all loved. They had a house keeper not because they were rich - because they weren’t- but because they were elderly and needed help.

    She lets us in, and kept the house just like my grandparents did. It was heart warming. She lead us into the dinning room and the items were stuffed in there. All of the sudden I start sobbing in my dream. Gracie, their house keeper, handed me the tiny bee pendant my grandmother promised to me when I was a child. I loved that pin when I was little.

    I have had dreams about my grandparents several times but they are usually in them. I haven’t had a dream of them in a while until now but they weren’t there at all, just Gracie. I saged my bedroom last night for the first time in a week before going to sleep. I wonder if that had anything to do with it?

  • Silvia // Apr 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    My daughter had a dream of her deceased grandmother (whom she never met). She spoke to her in Spanish and my daughter didn’t understand, her grandmother walked into the ocean and disappeared. I walked in and said “she did it again” (suicide) and my daughter was confused saying it was not suicide she died of cancer. Then woke up.

  • Ashley // Dec 17, 2011 at 9:26 am

    I have this dream every year right before Christmas. My uncle passed away last year. In my dream there are about 15 guys on motorcycles chasing me and they chase me from Bedford, IN to my hometown. Someone that I’m riding with drops me off at the post office. I run about two blocks to my grandparents’ house where they are still chasing me. I run in and call the police. One man finds his way inside the house. My grandmother screams and he shoots her and my grandfather in the head. Then the men hear the police coming and they all run. I don’t understand why I’m having this dream.

  • danielle // Jul 18, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    I had a dream last night of my deceased grand father who passed away in 1994 of bone cancer.. I had a dream he was sitting at my table by my bay window which is where I always sit at dinner. He was moving in with me so I could take care of him and we had a conversation like he was here today. He looked the same as he did b4 he got ill.

  • roberto // May 28, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I had a dream of my passed-away grandmother. In the dream she was at my house for a visit. She walked in with my aunt who still lives and gave me the biggest hug. She had an orange cat with her, just like I used to have and she was talking to my wife, but I couldn’t hear what it was about. Then she got up and went to the restroom. I was in my room with 2 black and white cats and then I woke up.

  • Angie // Apr 7, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    My grandmother passed away 1 yr ago due to pancreatic cancer. She lived less then 3 wks after becoming very ill and being diagnosed. We were very close and had a strong bond. My grandmother had 3 living children. My mother, aunt, and uncle. My father was killed by a hit and run driver. His murder has never been solved. I was 4 yrs old and no longer remember him. With my mother unable to cope with his death my grandparents took over care and legally adopted me.
    Prior to my grandmothers death I would have dreams of the world “ending”. I was trying to reach her and my surroundings looked so similar to the tsunami aftermath. My second recurrent dream prior to her death I could feel an approaching danger. I would carry her to safety with no difficulty. Always trying to get out of the house and up to the attic. I felt a need to get to the attic for higher ground for safety. Since her death she sometimes comes to me in my dreams. My grandfather as well, he passed away 11 yrs ago. The first time they came to me as young adults healthy with no aliments. I now see (in my dream) my grandparents always in their home happy and healthy. They are doing daily activities as if they were alive. I am the only person who has seen them in my dreams. I feel they come to me to let me know they’re okay and waiting for me.

  • Alexandra // Dec 7, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    I dreamed that my Great Grandmother came to help me with something from out of town and I wasn’t there. Mind you she has been dead for over 17 years, which was just before my daughter was born. The night I finally got there she passed away peacefully in my sisters old bed. My mother and grandmother was there as well. I was never close to my great grandmother but I never hated her either. She was a funny, but quirky woman. Loved taking care of children but mentally did weird stuff. Like serve me frosted flakes in the morning and then put like 3 or 4 spoons of sugar. It was 1 year when I was 9 when she took care of me and my sisters a lot.

  • Alishia // Nov 14, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Hello, my name is Alishia. I have a recurring dream of an elderly Native American woman. In my dream I know her, she is family to me. I know that my great great great grandmothers were Cherokee, on both my paternal grandfather, and paternal grandmother’s sides. I have never seen their photos, but for whatever reason I know her as family. She just has that feel to her.

    Anyway in the dream I am laying down and my “grandmother” is kneeling next to me. We are both inside a circle. The circle is made of friendship bracelets of many colors. It’s like a rainbow and is very beautiful and comforting to me. This dream has happened a couple of times during periods when I was very depressed or stressed out.

    In my dream my “grandmother” is chanting, and appears to be meditating. She takes my hand, and holds it in both of hers while she appears to be concentrating, and chanting. There is also fire, and smoke or incense in the dream. It is a very comforting experience. In fact I’d like to have it again.

    I have thanked her and called out to her. I don’t know what else to do. It just felt like the right thing to do. I wish I understood this better.

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