Unless there is a current issue with your mother, then your mother in a dream will stand in for your ability to know what’s best, to nurture yourself and others. Your maternal instincts. If you are a mom, then your mother symbolizes your own role as mom. If your mom is dying or hurt or something is wrong with her in the dream, examine your own mothering skill. Are you not feeling that you are doing a good job as a mother? Are you having a hard time becoming a mother? Or, it may mean you are not taking good enough care of yourself and are not doing what is right for your life. If mother gives you advice, pay attention because it is coming from your own intuition.