Fire surrounds nearly all spheres of our lives; church candles, smelting, forging, cooking, cremations, etc. The presence of fire gives the sense of “burning” and often signifies that things in your life may soon go out with no trace. Such dreams usually call your attention to being more aware of the future. But since fire takes many forms, you are the ultimate interpreter of the dream, depending on your current situation(s). Why, then, do some of us have dreams about fire? Knowing the fire dream meaning will help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and maybe, your life.
Dreams About Fire & Their General Meanings
Here are some generalised meanings that can be associated with all types of dreams about fire:
When a substance is burned, it loses its original form and may remain unrecognisable. Fire is a destruction agent and may symbol a forth-coming transformation and change. That means dreaming that you or your possession is on fire, you’re likely to experience something significant that will change your life.
For example, if you dream that your house is burning down, this can suggest that you’re soon going to experience a change in your place of comfort. And if you dream that you’re on fire, there is a possibility that you’re going to experience new phases in your life; it might be positive or negative depending on your current situation.
Fire dreams are sometimes associated with you being in a state of pain. In fact, dreaming that you feel pain from being burned by fire may indicate that your current life is painful and threatening. You might be undergoing unresolved issues that are causing subconscious pain.
This may also indicate that you are being consumed by frustration, anger, or other intense negative emotions about something. Flames can be a release and show that you’re probably releasing bitter emotions or holding too much that needs to be released.
And so, if you dream of this, you’ll need to analyse your life thoroughly. Are you experiencing a painful emotional break-up? Do you have difficulties at work? On such occasions, the dreams are meant to help you realise that there is bitterness in your system. You’ll need to find the root cause of the pain and heal.
Fire is also a symbol of strength and power. It indicates that there is an area in your life that you cannot overcome on your own. If that is the case, the fire may suggest that a more potent force or power is backing you up in accomplishing your aspirations or goals.
You might be having a strong family of friends who act as your pillar and support system. This group of people are probably your source of strength and will always endeavour to keep you safe from whatever the adversities of life. The presence of fire should give you confidence in your current course. If this defines you, be sure to check your inner circle and value their company in your life.
One of the direct energy symbols is fire because it is the source of light and heat. Fire keeps us warm and is a handy formation for many other countless purposes.
It means fire in dreams could also represent passion and energy within you. These are the two main characteristics of a successful person; energy and passion. It is what drives you to go the extra miles and overcome hurdles. If you’re an ambitious person, the fire in your dream could be a reflection of your energy and passion.
While this may sound positive, the dream might indicate that you need to keep your passion for certain things. And so, it is also a warning dream.
Comfort and Illumination
Often, dreaming that you are in the presence of controlled fire is a symbol of light, comfort, and warmth. This is because controlled fire is often “friendly”, and we always rely on it for heat and light. It is like kindling a fire in your home; you’ll only do so to bring in light in your space or chase the winter’s cold. Such fire dreams mean that you’re in a comfort zone and indicate a sense of safety.
On the same note, searching for a hearth fire in your dream signals your desire for illumination or comfort. It might be a clear indication that before making your next move, you’ll need the wisdom to know which way to go.
Types of Dreams about Fire and Their Meanings
To get the exact meaning of your fire dreams, you’d want to pay more attention to the actions in the dream and the objects and people present. In particular, how did you feel in the dream: comfort, fear, safety, or anger? And what was the end result before waking up? Did you call for help? Did the house burn down to ashes? Was there any fire brigade services to save your possessions?
Let’s find out different types of dreams and their meanings:
What does it mean when you dream of a fire brigade?
The presence of a fire brigade may mean that you’re likely to ask for help from a person who is more knowledgeable of the solution to your current situation.
However, if you’re the one putting out the fire with an extinguisher, it represents your desire to suppress some discomforting emotions in life. Whether the feelings are negative or positive will depend on how you were feeling in the dream.
It could also indicate that you want to eliminate some aspects of your personality or life. For instance, if you’re struggling with pain and bitterness and dream that you’re putting off fire using a brigade, it explains your earnest desire to denounce that character.
What does it mean when you dream that you are setting yourself on fire?
Dreaming that you are setting yourself on fire indicates that you are experiencing extreme emotional turmoil and feel like you are burning up. It is a clear sign that you have too many worries in your life, and you’ll need to be cautious lest things get out of hand.
If this is yet to manifest, it may indicate that whatever you are about to do might pose regrettable challenges that will lead to your suffering. All you need to do is evaluate yourself and find out how to overcome such difficulties.
What does it mean when you dream that you are being rescued from a fire?
Dreaming of being rescued from a fire indicates that there is a solution to the hurdles you are encountering. If only you can ask for help or advice from the necessary people, the storms will calm down, and you’ll be rescued from that heart-aching situation.
People who often hesitate to ask for help or are introverted and prefer not sharing are more likely to experience such dreams. It is an awakening call to be aggressive in reaching and crying out for help. After all, asking for help is never a sign of weakness!
What does it mean when you dream that you are burning together with someone?
Dreaming that you are burning together with someone points out the strong mutual relationship in your midst. It demonstrates your intense and passionate feelings toward that person. Whether the feelings are negative or positive will depend on what you felt in the dream, and if the person was in pain or comfortable in the fire.
If negative, the dream may indicate that you are harsh and hurtful towards someone in your life. The dream conveys stronger anger and resentment. Therefore, you will need to check and confirm if you have any conflicts or scandals with the subject in the dream.
What does it mean when you dream that your house is burning down?
A house is one of the most common objects that appears in many fire dreams. It is a place of refuge, comfort and warmth. A house may also represent your family or inner circle. Dreaming that your house is on fire indicates that massive changes are coming in your nearest vicinity and may reflect tumultuous personal emotions.
A raging and uncontrolled fire in the house signals more significant changes that are soon to happen in your home. Again, the ultimate interpretation is dependent on the emotions in the dream.
Finally, if you dream that your house is in ruins after a fire, it indicates sadness or loss. You may be worried about losing a close friend or family member or something important to you; money, job, business, etc.
What does it mean when you dream of candle flames?
The presence of a candle flame in your dream could mean that you’re honouring someone or something. This dream reflects your emotions and explains your sincere gratitude for the experiences you shared, and lessons learnt from that person or substance.
The candle is also a sign of release. The dream would be more precise if you can remember the candle’s colour and the flame’s intensity.
What Is The Spiritual Meaning of A Fire Dream?
Fire is associated with many different spiritual meanings. First and foremost, the spiritual understanding of a fire dream is a warning of impending danger ahead of you. It calls on your attention to reconsider your ways and be cautious of your actions lest trouble finds you.
Spiritually, fire dreams could also reflect your fears of eternal damnation. It usually comes if you have a powerful sense of guilt. After committing a severe offence that is against your religious beliefs. The dream could be calling you to restoration and repentance of your sinful ways.
What Is The Biblical Meaning of A Fire Dream?
Ironically, the bible also uses fire as a symbol of the Holy Spirit. In such cases, fire creates a sense of divine protection and help in your situation. This is because the intention of the Holy Spirit in our lives is to empower and strengthen us during challenging times of life.
The bible refers to God as a “consuming fire.” That means a fire dream is a confirmation of spiritual intervention that will better your life. By “consuming,” the bible refers to a state of purifying and purging. Fire cleanses and burns every chaff that is unnecessary for your life. As gold passes through the fire, the dream fire may also indicate refining in your life to help you live a holy life. You will be able to get rid of painful memories and bad habits and in reality.
Fire Dream Interpretation
Many people ignore their fire dreams, but if you could only pay closer attention to this, you’re likely to get an in-depth understanding of what is going on in your life. It is high time you asked yourself some serious questions like:
- Are you struggling with anger, bitterness, guilt, and resentment?
- Are you looking for a sign of hope in your life?
- Do you always think about an outcome that you are so passionate about?
- Do you feel like something terrible is about to happen in your family?
- Do you often desire clarity of thoughts that will help in making wiser decisions concerning your life?
- Do you have the drive of undertaking a new venture, but you’re unsure if that’s the best way to go?
- Are you feeling comforted in your life?
- Are you worried about being disappointed by a close friend or family member?
- Do you expect any loss from your achievements?
- Have you experienced trauma from a fire or witnessed a severe fire in your life?
Fire Dream Associations
To get the most understanding of your dream, it’d help if you remembered the fire’s colour and intensity. Here is a summary of the positive and negative associations of fire dreams:
- Hidden understanding in life
- Change and transformation
- A symbol of creativity and motivation
- A symbol of purification and inner cleansing and purification
- Overcoming difficult situations
- Wisdom and enlightenment
- Loss and destruction
- Anger and stagnation
- Something mysterious is going to happen
- Dangerous obsession on the darker side of passion
- Fear of eternal damnation