Bones in dreams represent the basic structure of core beliefs. They may symbolize the legacy of your ancestral roots. Bones represent death and decay and thus may point to a symbolic death or a dismembering of your personality. Bones may also be dug up in a dream in order to reveal feelings of grief around a significant loss or the death of a friend or relative.
Symbolic of spiritual death and hopelessness, Ezek. 37:11. A broken bone can symbolize a wound inflicted by God, Ps. 51:8
Bones are one of the integral parts of man, or indeed of most creatures. Spiritually, they represent structure and the basic building material of the physical realm. They often hold the key to our ideas of death and resurrection.
Psychological / emotional perspective: To dream of a full skeleton indicates that we need to reconsider the structure of our lives.
To be conscious of particular bones in the skeleton, particularly the joints, highlights the way we move or create.
Material aspects: Bones appearing in a dream usually indicate that we need to be aware of fundamental material. We need to ‘go back to basics’.
To dream of a dog eating a bone means we need to consider our natural instincts.
To dream of finding bones indicates that there is something essential we have not considered in a situation. You might like to consult the entries for limbs in body as well as the entry for skeleton / skull.
To dream about bones represents an unearthing of cryptic aspects of yourself and your heritage. It also indicates subsurface attributes that haven’t been realized.
To dream about broken bones means that you have found some flaw in your course of action. It could be a sign that you should to attend to some affair in your life.
Vision: Looking at one or more bones: hard times are ahead— you are going to be “working your fingers to the bone.” Chewing on a bone: you might lose your job; it also means real worries that there won’t be enough to eat because of a lack of money. Throwing a bone to a dog: you are worried about someone and are actively helping that person—but your reward will be ingratitude. See Skeleton.
Depth Psychology: The bone is a warning about becoming hard and emotionally “fossilized.” The dream also suggests being less rigid, not holding on so fiercely to old attitudes or social norms.
(Animal bones; Money) Seeing animal bones in a dream means a new garment, one’s capital, or a major event. Collected animal bones in a dream signify owning a shop, a house, or a real estate.
If a poor person sees bones in his dream, they denote his piety and fulfillment of his religious duties. Bones in a dream also represent one’s helpers, family, wife, children, vehicles and properties. Seeing one’s bones in a dream means exposing one’s secrets.
If one sees his bones turned ivory in a dream, it means that his wealth is gathered from unlawful money. Bones also could represent trees and their fruits, while their marrow represents one’s good character or knowledge. Bones in a dream also denote one’s fitness or sickness. (Also see Body’)
Referring to life experiences, the spiritual and emotional backbone of life, but also “ossification.”
Folklore: Usually implies poverty; when in the form of a skeleton, Death or wealth.
Finding a pile of bones in a dream means you are about to start a project from scratch.
For other meanings, see “Broken Limb” and “Skeleton.”
also see Limbs in Body
1- Bones appearing in a dream usually indicate that we need to be aware that which we consider to be basic material. We need to ‘go back to basics’.
To dream of a dog eating a bone means we need to consider our basic instincts.
To dream of finding bones indicates that there is something essential we have not considered in a situation.
2- To dream of a full skeleton indicates that we need to reconsider the structure of our lives.
3- Bones are one of the integral parts of man. They often hold the key in terms of death and resurrection.
To see your bones protruding from the flesh, denotes that treachery is working to ensnare you.
To see a pile of bones, famine and contaminating influences surround you.
A dream of seeing piles of bones is a presage of unhappiness through illness.
If you see a very thin person whose bones appear to stick out, be warned of impending disaster.
Human bones an omen of death in the family (Artemidorus) ; a Christian symbol of death, mortality
(see Animal by type, Burial, Carcass, Cemeteiy, Death)
Breaking something down into the most simple, forthright form (e.g., the “bare bones”).
A large pile of bones indicates contaminating circumstances that threaten to pollute your morals or ideals.
Skeletal remains often represent those things we hide from others, or even from ourselves (e.g., the “skeleton in the closet””).
Foundational attitudes that give form and structure to all other thoughts and actions.