Dream meaning » disease

To dream that you are diseased, denotes a slight attack of illness, or of unpleasant dealings with a relative.

For a young woman to dream that she is incurably diseased, denotes that she will be likely to lead a life of single blessedness.

Alzheimer’s disease

To dream that you or someone has Alzheimer’s Disease refers to your fear of letting go of the past. You are holding on to old memories for fear of forgetting about them.
Alternatively, the dream may be an anxiety dream where you are overly worried about forgetting an important date, appointment or event.

If someone in your waking life is suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease, then the dream may represent the stress and/or sadness of dealing with the disease.

Venereal Disease

To dream that you have a venereal disease indicates some sort of contamination, either physical or emotional. You may feel vulnerable or victimized in a waking relationship.

Alternatively, the dream signifies a fear of sex or an imbalance in sexual energy.

Physical Physical
Dreaming of illness isn’t necessarily literal or precognitive. You may be holding tension and stress in your body, or your energy may be blocked. You need to change a self-defeating lifestyle choice.
Emotional Emotional
Getting a disease can reflect a fear of the outside world, or distrust of your own body and self. If you contract a disease from another person, you feel that person’s influence in your life is detrimental. If the disease has a stigma, as with sexually transmitted diseases, you have anxiety about your morality.
Spiritual Spiritual
You are looking at your lack of faith, and where you don’t feel the divine, loving presence in yourself and in life.
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The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

Dreaming of a disease indicates that, despite not being aware of it, you suffer emotional or health problems. In this case, the episode not only freely expresses your emotional reaction to this situation but also contains important messages that may contribute to your healing.

Keep in mind, however, that each condition generates its own recurring dreams.
For example, people who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness often dream of clocks and other time references, which means that they have a keen sense of the time left in their lifespan. In contrast, for those with cancer is not surprising to dream of scenes in which cars suddenly lose control and crash. These images usually represent the fast growth of cancer cells. Likewise, cancer patient often dream of issues related to contamination or poisoning. However, it is noted that dreaming of a disease is common, and the protagonist does not have to suffer any condition. In these cases, the oneiric perceptions may simply reflect a need for affection.

If you have this kind of dream, the African belief recommends you visit the healer. In general, superstitious people consider the meaning of this dream opposite. Therefore, it portends a long period of good health.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

To dream of disease in general is a dream of contrary and signifies happy times ahead. If the dream involved the illness of someone known to you, it predicts good luck for that person. There is however an exception to the rule of contrary in this case, which is that if your dream specifically concerned a venereal disease, it is a warning that someone is trying to impugn your character. Beware of overconfidence.

Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson
Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson

Dreams of diseases don’t mean you’ve got one, but they do ask you to pay attention to your physical or emotional health. Because we hear about so many diseases these days, people often dream they’ve been diagnosed with cancer, AIDs, bird flu, or other diseases in the news, and this can signal a generalized anxiety about health and safety, but specific disease dreams can also mean more.

Dreaming you have cancer suggests something has infiltrated your life that makes you uncomfortable or that you consider bad for you. Is it a person, a job, a friend who is leading you down a path that doesn’t benefit you?
Dreams of heart disease or heart attacks symbolize being hurt in love. A recent break-up of a relationship can trigger heart disease dreams, but so can long-term disappointment or lack of love. If your heart isn’t filled with love, you might dream you’ve got heart disease.
Dreams about AIDs can signal anxiety about sexual behavior, sexual identity, or reputation. Are you worried about what people think of you?
Dreams about sexually transmitted diseases suggest you worry about your sexual behavior and safety. Have you been engaging in risky behavior? It’s making you nervous, so listen to your body and do what makes you comfortable and keeps you healthy.
To dream about bird flu, swine flu, or other diseases in the news, including plagues and pandemics, symbolizes your anxiety about the state of the world. Do you fear the human race has run its course? These dreams sometimes turn into end-of-the-world dreams, which symbolize your insecurity at a very basic level. You don’t feel safe right now, perhaps because your life is changing.
To dream someone close to you has a disease suggests you have worry and anxiety for someone else. You feel responsible for someone, but you also feel like you can’t control what happens to that person, and this causes you to worry.
Dreams about someone close to you with a disease can also symbolize something wrong with your health.

The Complete Dream Book » Gillian Holloway
The Complete Dream Book » Gillian Holloway

Contagious or loathsome diseases in a dream presage unhappincss that can be avoided by the use of good judgment.

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