A widow is a woman who has lost her husband because he died. The man whose wife has died is called a widower. The terms widow and widower are valid until the single bereaved spouses marry new partners again.
A married woman may dream of being a widow. This dream may not predict the death of her husband. Instead, the latent meaning maybe that she feels lonely during her day, and this theme of loneliness is carried forward into her night and dreams.
When a man or woman dreams of becoming a widower/ widow, this should not be taken literally to mean that they are going to lose their spouse. One latent meaning could be that the dreamer feels isolated from their spouse, because of various reasons. Factors like drifting apart, different interests, different circles of friends, different hobbies, may cause alienation and feeling of being “widowed”.
If you are a bachelor and hope to develop a relationship with a rich widow, your thoughts may have triggered this dream in your sleep. Similarly, if you are a spinster and have wished to start a relationship with a rich widower, your thoughts may trigger a dream about meeting a suitable widower.
If you are an unattached spinster or bachelor and have dreamed of a widow/ widower, then your brain maybe sending you a message. You may have nursed a liking for that person, but have not made a move. Your secret desire may have triggered this dream, to prompt you to act on your desire.
On the other side of the coin, a different dream interpretation can be made about the dream symbol of widow. If a woman or man has been working in a job, and is suddenly unemployed, this person may dream that they are widow/ widower. This is because the worker has been “married” to their job for so long that they feel bereaved when their job is removed from them. Long term devotion to a job is like being married to the job. The worker spends a large portion of their time at their job and work station.
Dreaming of Black Widow spider
This species of spider eats up her mate, which gives rise to her name, Black Widow (in mourning). Her heart is black and evil. This dream symbol denotes a threat. A stimulus in real life may have triggered this dream. Someone in your waking life may have bad intentions on you. A Black Widow spider usually weaves a web and its prey is caught in its complicated trap.
The dream imagery of a Black Widow can mean that a part of you is bad and is waiting to eat up the good part of you.
Dreaming of Widow
In other cases, the loss of a close companion like a friend or pet, can trigger the dream of being a widow.
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After you retire from your job, do you feel widowed from your long term workplace? Or you never miss it at all? Now that you’re separated from your workplace, do you have more free time to spend on yourself? Or do you feel like a lonely widow?
If your spouse retired, do you have more free time to spend together? Or you become busier because you have to cook more, and be at the beck and call of your other half?