(2) It may symbolize a fever, and the dream may actually have been caused by a feverish bodily condition.
(3) If the fire is destroying or threatening to destroy a house, the house will almost certainly represent yourself (or, in the case of (2) above, your body). The dream will usually mean there is some (repressed) emotion that is liable to burst out destructively if it is not given your conscious attention. The same would apply if the fire was a conflagration - for example, a forest fire - threatening you.
(4) Fire - which can change liquids and even some minerals into air - may symbolize purification and transformation. (The Hindu custom of burning the dead is a symbolic purging.) If, therefore, what is being burned in the dream can be seen as a symbol of yourself, the message will be about getting rid of whatever has been blocking the way to a fiiller realization of your true self.
What we think we are is usually all those habitual responses that have been conditioned by past events and experiences. What we really are is eternal - that is, not conditioned by the past. So, to find our true self we have to ‘bum5 the past. Fire, like floods, is a fertilizer, making new things possible by destroying the old.
(5) In some contexts fire may be equivalent to light and may symbolize spirituality, truth, (self-)knowledge. (This is the opposite of hell-fire, which has been described as burning without giving any light. For the fires of purgatory see (4) above.)... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
Example: T was in a small terraced house with a friend I had known years earlier. It was her house, there were two or three children in it. Suddenly it caught fire, I wanted to stay and put the fire out but she did not. She dragged me outside and down the street. We saw the house burn down. I had this dream the day I got home from hospital, after undergoing a hysterectomy’ (Mrs G). Here the fire depicts the consuming feelings of loss regarding Mrs G’s childbearing function. Also the loss of an area or era of life. Underground flames: unconscious emotions or desires which one may need to face for real growth. Fire in the sky: great changes in viewpoint; meeting the next step in maturity.
Example: ‘I found quite a large old fireplace. I asked my husband if he would like a fire. I thought it would be cosy if we both enjoyed the fire together. Woke up with a warm feeling towards my husband; he reached out to me’ (Dinah Y). Here fire is not only homemaking and human warmth, but also sexuality. Fireplace: homeliness; the womb. Idioms: baptism of fire; between two fires; fire up; go through fire and water; play with fire; under fire; the old illness/love flared up. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
If a house or building has a quality of some other type of construction, such as a library feeling like a factory, or a house a church, both aspects should be accepted as important. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
A fire in your house may relate to some anger that is destroying the peace at home. Fire may also signify destructive behavior on your part or that of another family member.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Lighting a fire in the fireplace may signify preparation for romance.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
The transforming quality of fire may represent a need for regeneration of your spirit.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
• If the first floor is in an office building, you may be at the beginning of your career or beginning a new career.
• The second floor of an office building may matenalize to help express your desire to become a partner rather than jut an employee.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
A house on fire is symbolic of judgment, Ezek. 16:41... Christian Dream Symbols
The combustion of fire destroys everything in its path. However, remember that fire reduces what it burns to carbon, the building block of all life. So while the destruction of fire is absolute, like all change, it is making way for something else to be created.
A small fire or spark may indicate that winds of change are approaching, whereas something raging out of control could be pointing to change and transformation that feels overwhelming and scary. Consider what is burning in the dream, and that will shed light on what a dream that features fire is reflecting. What is burning is likely the most important focus of your investigation.
If it is something you are familiar with, it may indicate that a major transformation is occurring in your life in the arena represented by that thing.
A house on fire connects to a transformation in your personal identity.
A building that is more public relates more to your social identity. An object that you possess could be explored and the meaning you associate with it combined with the idea of radical change in that area.
A fire in nature might point to a loss of resources, nurturing, or creativity.
If someone dies in a fire, that person’s character aspect will inform you of what part of yourself is being sacrificed in order for a new sense of self to emerge.
The size of the fire and your emotional response to it will illuminate issues of overwhelm and loss of control.
A large fire that is out of control could indicate broad-based changes that may be resulting in the total dissolution of the old landscape of your life.
A contained fire could indicate that the change may be manageable and possibly even intentional.
A campfire in the outdoors could represent your ability to create powerful change out of limited resources.
A fireplace or wood-burning stove relates to harnessing change for your benefit or pleasure. While fire is dangerous and violent, it has the power to purify and create the possibility of renewal and new growth. When it appears in a dream, be aware that great change is afoot and that the future is likely to bring new life and new possibility.
(See Flame.)... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The fire engine is the part of your consciousness that needs to be called upon when things are changing too fast for your own comfort and you wish to slow things down to a more manageable pace.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The fire escape is an image that implies knowing how to get out of a hot situation should it prove too dangerous or frightening.
The challenge with this in a dream is to identify whether your fears are warranted or if you should turn around, go back, and face the changes that are inevitable.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The sudden glow of a firefly’s tail is evidence that it is there, flying around undetected, but suddenly makes itself known, just like an idea that briefly appears in your consciousness and just as quickly fades away. Your dream may be asking you to pay closer attention to the random thoughts of inspiration that pass through your consciousness lest they pass you by.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
A fireplace is a humanmade construction designed to take the amazing power offered by a fire and contain it in such a way to provide any number of services. Fire represents change and transformation on an enormous scale.
However, when it is enclosed in a safe and durable structure, that force of change becomes both highly effective and focusable.
The usable power of fire lies in a very small window of the continuum on which it exists. Too little and it does little more than look pretty. Just a little too much and the danger is life- threatening and enormously destructive.
A fireplace is the organizing principle around which great power can be harnessed to accomplish a very specific goal.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
The dreamer needs to prepare herself for an increased level of stress and activity.
If the dreamer is burned, trouble lies ahead. Look to other symbols in the dream as to how to prepare for it and resolve it.
If the dreamer avoids being burned, a sticky situation will be quickly resolved.
A roaring bonfire or a welcome blaze in a fireplace signifies good news, security, a period of hope after a stint of difficulties. Astrological parallel: Aries, Mars... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
If someone throws a firecracker at you, this is a sign of trouble, probably because of someone else. But if the firecracker turns out to be a dud, that person will not succeed.
Sparklers and Roman candles are portents of an increased social life and good times ahead.... Dream Explanations of Astro Center
To dream of church buildings can imply we are formulating a new set of values or morals. It may also mean we are abandoning old, outdated beliefs.... Dream Meanings and Dream Interpretation
The environment we put ourselves in reflects our state of mind or the emotions we have about a particular situation. We all have the ability within us to construct successful lives and equally an ability to self-destruct.
A dream that highlights construction or demolition gives us access to those qualities and abilities within ourselves.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
A fire bucket, as with any hollow vessel, can represent the feminine principle.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To dream of being burnt alive may express our fears of a new relationship or phase of life. We may also be conscious that we could suffer for our beliefs. As a symbol, the fire bucket indicates that we may have a situation around us that is out of control.
The interpretation will depend on whether the bucket is full or empty for it is often only by a display of ‘dampening’ emotion that there can be any progress.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
To be more conscious of the flame of the fire would be to be aware of the energy and strength that is available to us.
A fire basket draws our attention to the fact that these energies can be contained; whereas a fire bucket, particularly if it is filled with sand, suggests such energies should be smothered.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
The catherine wheel signifies the martyrdom of st catherine of sienna, so in dreams could represent oppression of the feminine, while the rocket suggests aiming for the unknown.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
If you are in the lower levels of the building, the dream reflects your base desires, sexual wants and needs.
To see a ruined or damaged building implies that you need to tackle a problem or issue in a different method. Your current system is proving to be unsuccessful. You must make major alterations. Perhaps your ego has been damaged.
To dream that you or someone falls off a building implies that you are beginning to understand the various aspects of your personality. It may also represent your anxieties regarding your ability to finish a project or reach an objective.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
Vision + Depth Psychology: Building something—no matter how big or tall— using a lot of materials, is a good sign, because your plans will be successful. However, if you are adding on to an existing house that is in bad shape or falling down (the roof is caving in): a warning that plans or decisions you have made recently are going to hurt you or result in losses. In a woman’s dreams, the house is always a symbol of her body.
The roof stands for the head; doors and windows for the sexual organs; the ground floor and first floor for internal organs; the feet for the basement). Seeing a basement, for instance, might indicate poor circulation in the feet.... Dreamers Dictionary
(Sometimes the dream also signals a sinus infection in the making). Seeing smoke coming from a chimney: your affairs are taking a turn for the better. Standing in front of a (brightly burning) fire: success.
Depth Psychology: Fire and water always symbolize emotional energy’. Fire is cleansing. Seeing bright flames means new ideas.... Dreamers Dictionary
A heavily smoking fire may mean bad luck. Putting out a fire: dashed hopes. Lighting a fire: meeting a new friend or having a romantic relationship. Dancing around the fire: a party with friends. Seeing a fire in a stove: happy news—a child might be on the way. Putting out a fire in a stove: a warning of impending illness. See Blaze.
Depth Psychology: Fire is a very important symbol. Be careful if you see a house on fire (the house always stands for the dreamer), it can mean an impending illness.
A brightly burning fire is a symbol of inner cleansing.
A fire indicates hot passion, ideals, and desires. Fire can purify or destroy indiscriminately. Are you consumed by passion? Did you feel “burned out” after the dream?... Dreamers Dictionary
Depth Psychology: Fireworks mean you love attention and being the cen- terof attraction. See Fire.
The tire engine represents that part of your personality (self-control) that deals properly with all urges and passion.... Dreamers Dictionary
A fire burning in the fireplace: expect carefree times in your family and in intimate relationships.
If smoke is coming from the fireplace: worries and problems in your house or family. See Oven, Soot.
Depth Psychology: A fireplace stands for female sex organs. In a man’s dream, it represents sexual feelings that need to be controlled (like the fire in the fireplace!). In a woman’s dream, it is either a symbol of her search for human contact, affection, and warmth, or a sign that she doesn’t feel safe.... Dreamers Dictionary
If the buildings are beautiful with lots of green lawn around them then are you destined for a life of plenty. Should the buildings be dilapidated and in ruins then this will show that you will have business or love problems with the likelihood of loss very high.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
If you dream of the fagots giving off a thick smoke then will your enemies get the better of you. Anothers actions will bring harm to you if you dream of walking on them, but if they do not burn you the harm will be negligible.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
To see a house burning down in a dream is the warning that a close relative needs help from you desperately.
If the fire burns you, you will have bad luck, if not, then you will have good luck.
A small fire in the fireplace shows contentment in the dreamer, but if you stir it with a poker you will soon have a romantic adventure.
If you manage to put out a destructive fire then you will overcome the obstacles in your path of life.... Encyclopedia of Dreams
A blazing fire means that things are getting out of hand.
If you set a fire, you are planning to do something that could have a tremendous impact on your life.
To put out a fire means that you will win over people who have been opposing you.
If you are sitting by a campfire, you will find comfort and happiness.... Gypsy Dream Dictionary
The greater the branding the great will be the curse and ridicule.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A strong edifice means strength and firmness. It also means support, help and a long life. Raising a new edifice in a dream represents either personal or collective material benefits in this world. Ifone sees himselfbuilding an edifice in a dream, it means having intercourse with his spouse. Ifone builds a church, it defines him as Christian.
If he builds a mosque, it defines him as Muslim.
If a man of knowledge sees himselfbuilding a mosque as an offering to please God Almighty in a dream, it means that he will compile a study from which others will benefit or that people will seek his advice in religious matters or interpretations.
If a king, or a ruler sees himselfbuilding a mosque as an offering for God’s pleasure in a dream, it means that he will rule his subjects with justice, command what is lawful and forbid what is unlawful.
If he builds a school, it shows him to be a man of knowledge.
If he builds a hospice in a dream, it means that he is an ascetic.
If a sick person sees himself building a house in a dream, it means that he will recover from his illness and enjoy good health. Seeing buildings in a dream explains one’s determination, it also means one’s wants for himselfwhen he rejoices at finding something suitable for status. Ifone sees his house bigger than it is in reality in a dream, it means expansion in one’s material resources.
If it grows beyond the normal norms in a dream, it means anxiety, or a delegation that hastens to enter that house without permission, announcing a calamity, or it could mean that a wedding will take place in that house. Buildinga house in a dream also means extendingone’s connections, strengthening one’s relationship with his kin, friends, or if the person in question is a general in the army, or a leader, then it means building a strong army. Building a house in a dream also means regaining power, rejoicing or success in one’s business, all of which are relative to the thickness of its walls. On the other hand, demolishing one’s house in a dream means disagreement, disintegration or separation of one’s family, relatives, friends, associates or dissolution of one’s army.
If one sees himself working for some people to renovate an old building in a dream, it means correcting the norms of conduct in that community or reviving old traditions.
For example if one sees himselfreconstructing the house of Pharaoh in a dream, it means that he is reviving or reestablishing Pharaoh’s system of government, or adopting its principals. Erecting a foundation for a building, then completing its structure in a dream means seeking knowledge, wisdom or leadership. Building a house in a different county, town or locality in a dream means a marriage with a woman from that neighborhood. Building an edifice from ceramic in a dream means decorating oneself.
If the building is from clay in the dream, it means lawful earnings.
If one engraves pictures or forms thereon in the dream, it means acquiringknowledge, learning a new craft, a leading position in the government which involves partying, alcohol and mingling with what is unlawful. Building an edifice from plaster or backed bricks encrusted with pictures or forms in a dream means engaging in an unlawful or a deceitful act. Building a house in a dream and strengthening its walls, means to complete the father’s traditions, and to continue working in his trade.
(Also see Builder)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the lamp extinguishes and no cause for its extinction is known nor is there any hint of any person’s death, the observer of the dream will soon encounter difficulties and unpleasant conditions. Also his own condition will change.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one sees himself in a dream smothering an already dead fire, it means that he is trying to rekindle an old war or to provoke evil between people.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
A product that is touched by fire in the process of its manufacturing or cooking in a dream means arguments and disputes. In a dream, fire also signifies glad tidings, a warning, war, chastisement, power, imprisonment, losses, sins, or blessings. Ifone sees a blazing fire with sparks shooting in every direction and burning in the forest and raging with tumultuous noise and uproar in a dream, it means insubordination, civic disorder or an adversity through which many people will die.
If one sees fire burning inside his own heart in a dream, it means love or depression caused by separation from one’s beloved. Seeing two burning bushes trying to consume one another in a dream represents two armies fighting one another.
If the two burning bushes remain intact and yield no loss in the dream, then they represent trials and adversities in the place where they are seen. Whichever of the two fires is closer to a water source in the dream means that such an army is more liable to a voluntary retreat or submission.
If the water flows and extinguishes that fire in the dream, it also means that the water will be debilitated and consequently consumed.
The more black smoke a fire produces in one’s dream, the greater is the danger and consequent sufferings.
If one kindles a fire in the night for people to see their way through in a dream, it means that he will acquire a knowledge and with it, he will help people through their life, admonish and guide them.
If one sees himself kindling a fire on the road during the daylight in a dream, it means that he will embark on the road of innovation and misleading others.
If one sees a fire during a daylight time in a dream, it means war and adversities.lfit is seen during the night hours, then it means peace and guidance.
If one sees himself worshiping the fire in a dream, it means that he loves wars, or follows Satanic allurements. Warming oneselfup from a nearby fire during a cold day in a dream means becoming rich. Eating fire in a dream means swindling orphans’ property or earning suspicious and unlawful money. Ifone is condemned to die in the fire in a dream, it means imprisonment.
If one enters hell-fire then comes out of it in a dream, it means that he will ultimately enter paradise. Ifone sells hell and buys paradise in a dream, it means that he will sell a business involving the use of fire such as a bathhouse, a bakery or a forgery and invest his money in a farm or vice-versa. This also may represent his deeds in the world and his reward in the hereafter. Entering hell-fire to pay for one’s sins in a dream means financial losses or committing abominable actions that warrant such sufferings.
If one sees hell-fire with his own eyes in a dream, it means that he should be weary about his legal standing or that he should be careful regarding the ruler or governor of that town. Entering hell-fire and tasting its punishment in a dream also means sufferingfrom adversities. Seeing a group of people standing around a fire in a dream means blessings. Discovering a burning bush in a wilderness and finding solace in taking refuge near it in a dream means dispelling one’s fears and reaching safety.
If one is touched by a fire, and if it does him no harm or burn him in the dream, it means that someone will fulfill a promise he made to him.
If a fire burns inside a granary in a dream, it means hiking prices. Whatever product a fire burns in a dream means high demand for it and rising prices. Ifone sees a stove burning with no food in the pot in the dream, it means that the head of the household is engaged in some futile activities and he could suffer because of them.
If one sees a governor kindling a fire, and if it keeps smothering, then if it dies off in the dream, it means that he will be dismissed from his office and that his fire will be extinguished. Seeing a burning torch with no smoke hanging in front of one’s door in a dream means attending the pilgrimage season during that year, or remodeling one’s house, or it could mean getting married. Burning one’s fingers in a dream represents an unjust person, or it could mean changing the contents of a book or committing perjury. Seeing fire lit in the palm of one’s hand in a dream means cutting ends in one’s trade to save money or voluntary violation of the code of a trade. Seeing fire inside lone’s mouth in a dream means distress. Willingly entering hell-fire in a dream irepresents one’s love and attachment to the world and its pleasures.
A raging ifire in one’s house or town in a dream means war and destruction.
If it is a ‘roaring and a blazing fire in the dream, then it means pIa es and mass loU destruction.
If it has no noise in the dream, then it means the spread of a new disease.
If one sees a fire falling from the skies in a dream, it means greater calamities.
If it causes no harm in the dream, then it means a verbal abuse with no lasting consequences.
If one sees a fire rising into the skies in a dream, it means that the people of that locality are challenging God Almighty’s decrees with arrogance and indulgingthemselves in abominable sins and insubordination. Kindling a fire to bring warmth to a group of people in a dream means starting a community project that will benefit several people including oneself. Kindling a fire to broil some meat in a dream means starting a conversation to backbite and slander someone. Eating from such broiled meat in the dream means earnings, distress and feeling heavy hearted.
If a fire burns one’s garment or causes burns to his skin in a dream, it means a calamity that will befall him or a member of one’s family who is represented by that particular limb.
To bring live coal into one’s house in a dream means stealingmoney or acquiring unlawful profits.
If one is struck by the heat of a blaze and feels its glare over his face in a dream, it means becoming subject to people’s slander,jealousy and backbiting.
To stand by the light of a fire in a dream means becoming close to someone in authority.
If a fire comes out of one’s house in a dream, it means a political appointment, a business, strength, or knowledge of one’s trade.
If one sees a radiant light brightening the skies from the East to the West in a dream, it means fame, recognition and knowledge, or a discovery one will become famous because of it. Ifone’s wife is pregnant, and ifhe sees a fire coming out of his head to brighten the entire house in a dream, it means that his wife will beget a son who will grow to be a renowned man of knowledge and piety.
A fire lighting one’s house in a dream also means that one’s wife will get pregnant. Kindling a fire on top of a mountain in a dream means seeking nearness to God Almighty by making offerings, giving charities and increasing one’s devotion. Consequently all of one’s needs will surely be satisfied.
If one who sees this dream is on a journey, it represents his safe return to his home. Sitting inside a fire and suffering no harm in a dream means working for, or associating with the ruler of the city or country. It also means becoming the ruler’s confidant or intimate friend. Fire in the desert in a dream means war. Setting people on fire in a dream means creating division and enmity between them.
To stand in the fire, feeling cool and comfortable in a dream represents one’s truthfulness, sincerity, faith and certitude, and it means victory over his enemies.
A dying fire in a dream means suppressing a commotion, or containing a troublesome matter that could endanger one’s community or life.
If a fire that is lighting one’s house is extinguished in a dream, it means the death of the father, the husband or a child.
An extinguished fire in a dream also signifies the death of the governor, or a great scholar, or a renowned shaikh in that city. Fire in a dream also means a robbery. Fire with no smoke in a dream represents spirits or jinns, for they are created from a smokeless fire. It also represents drought, locusts or a calamity.
If a fire is extinguished by rain in a dream, it means poverty or loss of one’sjob.
If one sees a fire talking to him from inside an earthenware jar or from inside a pitcher or any container in a dream, it means that an evil spirit has possessed one’s son or daughter.
A destructive fire in a dream represents an unjust ruler.
If people can benefit from such a fire, it means that he is ajust and a righteous ruler or governor. Fire in the wintertime in a dream means fruits. Eating fire in a dream means eating from a golden or a silver plate, or drinking from a golden or a silver cup. It also means poverty and need.
(Also see Body’; Firewood; Hell-fire)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If such a fire does not destroy anything it means the people of that place will verbally quareel among themselves without causing physical harm. Smoke in such a fire reduces the severity of such a quareel.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the place is not arid, it means epidemic, pleurisy or smallpox will break out there or many deaths will occur.
If the fire has no sound and flames in it and it destroys some things and leaves other things unharmed, it symbolizes accidents and deaths occurring in that place.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If no flames, are seen in the fire, it suggests he will acquire unlawful (Haraam) wealth.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If the stove or the fireplace is made from yellow copper or brass in the dream, then such a woman may have come from a house of a worldly and rich people.
A wooden fireplace in a dream represents hypocrisy in such a family.
If the fireplace is made of plaster in the dream, it means that such a family has associated itself with Pharaonic traditions or worship. Ifthe fireplace is made ofargillite or form sundried bricks in the dream, it means that someone in that family is a godly and a pious person.
A fireplace in a dream also represents a state, a government, joblessness or fleeing from one’s enemy.
If the fireplace or the stove is lit with no food to cook or water to boil over it in the dream, it means that the head of the household, the butler or the house keeper will become angry and infuriated by someone’s slander or backbiting. Ifthe cooking pot in the dream is interpreted to represent the wife, then the fireplace would represent her husband who faces the adversities and hardships of life. On the other hand, if the fireplace in the dream is interpreted to represent the wife, then the cooking pot would be her husband who is always sitting on fire.
If the fireplace or the stove is not lit in the dream, then it represents distress, worries and trouble, but if it is on, then it means fulfilling one’s needs and earning one’s livelihood through hard work.
A fireplace in a dream also represents one’s wife, his tools and instruments, his vehicle, or it could represent a place of gathering, one’s rank, a chair, light, a woman in childbed, a father, a mother, a pregnant woman, one’s shop or a helper.
A fireplace in a dream also could represent the month of January or the cold season.
If a bachelor sees a fireplace in a dream, it means that he will get married, and if he is married, it means that his wife will become pregnant.
If he is a sinner, it means that he will repent for his sins, for a fireplace is the abode of fire and fire in a dream represents fear, horror and guidance.
A fireplace in a dream also represents one’s stomach and the firewood in a dream represents alate heavy meal that will cause indigestion or confused dreams.
(Also see Brazier; Firewood)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If a religious person sees timber in his dream, it means that he will commits a major sin such as theft, murder, or adultery, he will then be caught and put tojustice.
If anyone kindles a fire in a dream, it means that he will report someone to the authorities. Carrying firewood in a dream means exchanging harsh words, slander, rebuke or calumniation. Seeing timber in one’s house also means profits, fulfilling needs, inheritance or endowments. Ifthe timber needs cutting in the dream, it means earnings that involve great efforts, or earnings that bring about evil.
If the timber is already cut for the fireplace in the dream, it represents a person who is favored by someone in authority, or it could mean business success. Firewood in a dream also means adversities or stinginess. Wrapped firewood in a bundle means mixed profits.
If an unemployed person sees himselfcarrying a bundle of firewood in a dream, it means that he will work for a generous person. Gathering firewood in a dream means bringing medicine for a sick person. Attributing the firewood to its mother tree or distinguishing its fruit in the dream means money of a doubtful source. Offering timber to burn in a religious ceremony in a dream means nearness to one’s Lord, or it could mean offering a gift to one’s teacher, bringing a culpable before a judge, or bringing a sick person to the doctor. In this case, if the timber burns before putting it in the fire, it means that the gift was accepted, or that a guilty person will receive a just verdict. Eating timber in a dream means earning unlawful money.
A tree stump or a log in a dream means a chronic illness or paralysis.
A prepared log for the fire in a dream means profits for those who use it to earn their livelihood.
(Also see Fire; Log) 162... Islamic Dream Interpretation
(This will be discussed in great detail in this book).
If such a fire constitutes tongues of falme rising upwards it means harm will come to him from the king or uler. And if no flames are seen it symbolizes pleurisy.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
If one comes out of it unharmed in the dream, then it represents worldly adversities.
If one sees the fire of hell coming near him in a dream, it means difficulties, debts, losses, fines and adversities from which one will not be able to escape.
If one sees himself entering hell-fire and holding his sword unsheathed in a dream, it means that he speaks evil of others and commits abominable actions against his own soul.
The same interpretation applies if one enters it smiling in his dream. Finding oneselfprisoner in hell not knowing when was he incarcerated in the dream means constraint, poverty, deprivation, failure to pray, fast or to remember his Lord. Walking across burning coal in a dream means exceeding one’s bound regarding people’s rights. Eating food from hell means becoming a tyrant and a blood thirsty person. Ifone sees himself inside hell-fire, where his eyes turn dark-blue and his face charcoal black in the dream, it means that he befriends God’s enemy and consents to their deception and chicanery. Consequently, he will surely be humiliated and despised by people, and in the hereafter, he will suffer the consequences of his sins. Seeing hell in a dream means that one should avoid incurring the wrath of a ruler. Entering hell in a dream also means notoriety, or becoming known as an evil person. It also means heedlessness and pursuing one’s indulgence in abominable actions. Whatever knowledge such a person acquires will bear evil consequences. Hell in a dream also represents loss of one’s prestige, status and it means poverty after wealth, despair after comfort, unlawful earnings, insolence, and ifit leads to an illness, it willend in a shockingdeath as a punishment.
If it leads to employment, it will be ajob serving a tyrant.lfit leads to acquiring knowledge, it means inventing vain religious practices.
If it leads to bearing a son, he will be the child of adultery. In general hell in a dream means excessive sexual desires, a slaughter house, a public bath, an oven, inventing a new religion, innovation, absence oftruth, indulgence in what is forbidden, stinginess, denying the Day of Judgment, a blazing fire for the devils, joining with a group of evildoers in committing atrocities, denying the sovereignty of God Almighty and ascribing human characteristics to Him. Seeing Malik, the guardian angel of hell-fire in a dream means receiving guidance after heedlessness.
If one sees Malik coming toward him in the dream, it means his salvation and the restoration of his faith. However, if one sees Malik turning his back to him or going away from him in the dream, it means that he will commit an act that will deliver him to the blazing fire of hell.
The angels in charge of punishing the sinners in hell in a dream represent the authority, soldiers, or tax collectors.
If one enters hell-fire then comes out of it in his dream, it means that, God willing, his life will culminate in paradise. Ifhe sees his limbs reprimanding him in the dream, it means that one’s own body is telling him something, or admonishing and trying to awaken his conscious to the realities of the hereafter and the Day of Reckoninh.
(Also see Bathhouse; Fire; Malik; Mental hospital)... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The same implies to firewood, small or big, dry or green.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
The condition of the building is important, as is the atmosphere in and around the building, and where it is located.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
The process of building usually points to independence—rebuilding oneself during hard times.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
According to Freud, a female sexual symbol.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
Folklore: Be careful.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To see a building in ruins forewarns of problems in love or at school. It could also mean your self-confidence has suffered a blow.
To dream that you or someone jumps or falls off a building, suggests that you are learning about and acknowledging aspects of your inner self. This dream may also symbolize your fear of not being able to complete or succeed in a task.... My Dream Interpretation
To burn your hand in fire symbolizes strength of mind and good friendships.
To burn your feet by walking on fire or coals, means you can accomplish anything you try. However, if you are all burned up in the fire, you will be tricked by supposed friends.
If you dream of seeing people burning, you are experiencing some intense emotions. There is some situation or issue that you can no longer avoid - you must confront your feelings and take action. Also see “fire”... My Dream Interpretation
If you dream of being caught in a fire, a transition will be difficult.
If you dream of being warmed by a fire and the feeling in your dream is positive, it is a symbol of illumination, transformation and enlightenment. You are waking up to the positive powers within you.
To dream of that you are being burned by fire, indicates that your temper is getting out of control. Some issue or situation is burning you up inside.
To dream that a house is on fire, signifies passion and loving companions.
To dream that you put out a fire, signifies that you will overcome your obstacles in your life through much work and effort.
To dream of raining fire means you are fearful of change.
If you dream of someone breathing fire at you, this indicates an attack on your character and the need to defend yourself. You are feeling stressed, vulnerable and mistreated.
If you dreamed of building a fire in a fireplace or at a campsite, you can expect an exciting romantic adventure.
The same is true is you dreamed of stirring a fire with a poker.
If you dreamed of setting fire to a house, building, or anything of value, you must learn to control your temper or be prepared for serious consequences.
To see a bonfire in your dream, suggests that you need to find a new path and set forth toward a different goal. Also see “Fire Drill”, “Fire Hydrant”, “Fire Extinguisher”, “Fireman”, “Fireman’s Pole”, “Fireplace” and “Fireworks”... My Dream Interpretation
If you are riding the fire engine, you have been behaving obnoxiously.... My Dream Interpretation
A flowing hydrant is a forecast of fading worries.
A burst hydrant suggests you should express your pent up anger and feelings before they explode.
A dream of a fireman fastening a hose onto a hydrant indicates a lucky escape from potential danger.... My Dream Interpretation
To dream of lighting or stirring a fireplace yourself suggests a burning a desire or your need to get to the heart of a matter.... My Dream Interpretation
If you succeed in escaping or putting out the fire, your dream is predicting ultimate success over the obstacles you face.... My Dream Interpretation
If the Fire is small and does no mischief, then expect news of some sort, though not of great importance.
If the Fire burns you, then expect a serious mischance in your affairs. ... Mystic Dream Book
A prosperous year is in front of you.... Mystic Dream Book
2. Strengths and weaknesses of an individual. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Symbol of achievement, success.
3. A need to assess attitudes—possibly toward relationships, likely toward situations. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Worries and fears (house or other structure burning).
3. Release, cleansing, a form of catharsis— often emotional, frequently sexual. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Cleansing and puriﬁcation.
3. Libido, forbidden passions.
4. Symbol of home and domesticity.
6. Ultimate form of destruction.
7. Bad-tempered. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Good fortune comes after scary times.
3. May be guilty of unpleasant behavior (especially if riding the truck). ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Repressed hostility or fear toward an individual.
3. Issues regarding personal safety.
4. Goals and ambitions (target practice). ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Danger in the ofﬁng.
3. Expression of a need for rescue, often emotional. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. New and exciting ideas are emerging from the unconscious.
3. Messages are moving from one level of consciousness to another. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Domestic troubles (if ﬁre is not present or dying).
3. Disappointment, apathy (not present or dying).
4. Love and happiness. ... New American Dream Dictionary
2. Important plans need to be reassessed for potential problems or ﬂaws.
3. Creativity; artistic expression displayed for all to see. ... New American Dream Dictionary
To see your home burn indicates a very happy home life.
To see your business building burn, prosperity.
To see a large fire in your dream, general good luck.
To look at the ruins and aftermath of a fire forebodes many vexing situations that may cause the dreamer to start a new enterprise.
A fire dream is also a symbol of sexual impulses.... Psycho Dream Interpretation
If you are in the lower levels, then this represents your exploration of the foundational, primal, sexual and instinctual aspects of yourself.
If you are on the top of the building, then you are connected to your higher awareness, solutions, and spiritual realizations.
If you are half way up, then you are either feeling stuck in the middle or you are finding a balance between higher consciousness and mundane reality. Because the building represents your body or your life, the condition of the building is very telling.
If it is in ruins, then this shows you have a lot of work to do to get your life up to code.
If it is under construction, then you are in the midst of an inner renovation and transformation.
If the building is in pristine shape, then so is your body and your life.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A change is coming, a rite of passage in which you are stepping into the fire of initiation, burning away all that is impure, so all that remains is solid, real, golden, immortalized.
If the fire is contained in a hearth, then it represents keeping the home fires burning, warmth, security, and domestic tranquility. See Goddess Hestia.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The fireman archetype is also your inner hero, the warrior part of you that is willing to go through the fire to do what it has to do for love, life, and passion.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A house is transformed into a home when there is fire burning in the hearth. See Goddess Hestia.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A ring of fire in sacred ceremony creates a safe space that deflects and dissolves any unwelcome energy.... Strangest Dream Explanations
1- To be lighting or tending a bonfire in a dream indicates a need for cleansing some aspect of our lives. Such a fire can also represent passions that are not con fined by rigidity and custom.
2- When we are conscious of feeding a bonfire, the passionate side of our emotional selves needs to be allowed freedom of expression. Old, outdated concepts and beliefs can be let go in order to create something new.
3- Spiritually, a bonfire reflects the power of the sun and encourages the power of good. It also represents Solar festivals.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
The features of the building mirror the features of the dreamer’s personality. Buildings in dreams can become composite, and therefore confusing. In understanding the dream, we should interpret the main appearance of the building first, as its main function, and the secondary appearance as qualities to be recognised. Various buildings have distinct meanings:
Boarding house or Hotel - also see individual entry in
To dream of a boarding house or hotel indicates that we may not feci secure within our living conditions.
Castle, Fortress, Citadel
The symbolism of the castlc or fortress is that of the defended spacc and therefore can be taken to represent the feminine or the Great Mother.
In dreams, the courtyard is a place of safety and often the shape will be relevant (see Shapes).
Church, temple etc. also see Church Buildings in C and Church in Religious Imagery As an environment for us to consider our system of belief, any religious building will suggest a place of sanctuary and refuge. Although we may not consciously adhere to any particular religion, most of us have principles by which we live, which will surface in dreams in recognisable images.
If we are aware that the house is not empty - that there is something in it (e.g. furnishings) it shows some aspect of the dreamer. Someone else in the house suggests that the dreamer may be feeling threatened by an aspect of his own personality.
If there are different activities going on it indicates there is a conflict between two parts of our personality, possibly the creative and the intellectual.
The front of the house portrays the front we show to the outside world.
Going into/out of the house
We may- have to decide whether we need at that time to be more introverted or more extroverted.
An impressive, awe-inspiring house In a dream like this we are conscious of the Self or the Soul.
Moving to a larger house
There is need for a change in our lives, perhaps to achieve a more open way of life, or even for more space. Being outside the house The more public side of ourselves is being depicted.
A small house, or the house where the dreamer was born
The dreamer is seeking security, or perhaps the safety of babyhood, without responsibility.
If the smallness of the house is constricting
We are being trapped by our responsibilities, and may need to escape.
Work on the house; cementing, repairing, etc.
Relationships may need to be worked on or repaired, or perhaps we need to look at health matters. We may need to take note of the damage or decay that has occurred in our lives.
Igloo - also see individual entry Because of its shape, the igloo stands for completeness and sanctuary.
It is warm on the inside and cold on the outside and therefore signifies the difference between the internal and the external.
Pyramid The pyramid is considered to be a focus for power, so for one to appear in a dream is to be concentrating on the power within.
Temple - see Church Buildings in C and Church in Religious Imagery
Tower (obelisk, steeple, lighthouse, etc.)
Any image of a tower is representing the personality, and the Soul within. While there are obvious connotations that conncct it with masculinity, it is more corrcct to perceive it as the Self within a wider context. When thought of in this way attention can then be paid to other attributes of the tower, such as where windows, doors and staircases are placed. This leads to a greater understanding of the Spiritual Self.
The warehouse being primarily a storage place has the symbolism of being a repository either for spiritual energy or for spiritual rubbish.
Components of buildings Balcony (or ledge, sill, etc.)
We all have need for support within our lives and a balcony indicates both support and protec- tiveness. It can also represent the Mother in her protective aspect. Construction or demolition of a building. We all have the abil- itv within us to construct successful lives and equally an ability to self- dcstruct.
A dream that highlights construction or demolition gives us access to those qualities and abilities within ourselves. Doors also see individual entry Doors refer to the openings of the body and therefore, by default, one’s scxualitv.
The front door and back door signifies the vagina and the anus respectively. Breaking down the door can be taken to indicate an inhibition over sex and an unwillingness to face the issues. It can also represent rape or abuse.
Opening and closing the door
While often taken to stand for intercourse. this can show the dreamer’s attitude to sex.
Refusing to open the door
Although the dreamer may not technically be a virgin, for this to occur represents an innocent approach to their scxualitv.
A door between the outer and inner rooms shows there mav be a conflict between the conscious and the unconscious. Barring the door This highlights the dreamer’s need for self- protection.
If an animal or person forces his way in and destroys the lock
Our own protective mechanisms have let us clown. Escaping by another door indicates the dreamer needs to find a new solution to the one he thought of to solve a problem.
Someone knocking on the door signifies that the dreamer’s attention is being drawn to an external situation.
Any passage can stand for the passages within the body; for instance the vagina or the anus. Equally; on a psychological level, it signifies how we allow our personal space to be penetrated. Passages also represent the transitions between the various stages of our lives.
Lift A lift usually indicates how we deal with information.
For instance, a lift going down would suggest going down into the subconscious, while a lift going up would be moving towards the spiritual.
It is believed that in the sleep state we leave our bodies. Thus, descending in a lift and getting stuck represents the entrapment of the spiritual by the physical body.
Rooms in a dream can describe various parts of our personalities or levels of understanding, but often signify either the womb or the mother figure. Thus the kitchen would be the home- making part of us whereas a sitting room would be the more relaxed, comfortable side.
A small room with only one door or a basement with water in it is a direct representation of the womb, and may indicate a return to the womb-like state.
A series of rooms
This refers to the various aspects of femininity and often to the whole soul. Anything in an upstairs room An upstairs room usually signifies mental or spiritual attributes, so any object will represent an idea or concept.
The basement or cellar This meaning can be ambivalent, since a cellar can represent the parts of ourselves that we have chosen to suppress. It can also represent family beliefs and habits, particularly if the basement is that of the parents. Leaving one room and going into another If this is a deliberate action in the dream, then it represents a change of state and of leaving something behind. Empty rooms Something, such as comfort or support, is lacking in our lives. Stairs Stairs are often an indication of the steps we must take in order to achieve a goal. Climbing the stairs is indicative of the effort that we must make in order to have access to the more mystical, spiritual side of our being. It can more simply be the exertion we practise in our everyday life. Going downstairs Conversely, in order to have access to the hidden unconscious side of ourselves, we need to ‘go down’ into the unconscious.
A golden staircase
This is such a basic image, with so many interpretations, that particular attention needs to be paid both to other aspects of the dream, and also the dreamers spiritual state at that specific time. Largely it represents a ‘death’, but not necessarily a physical death.
It is more the realisation that we no longer need to be trapped within the physical, but can move towards a more fulfilling life.
It is a way out of the mundane.
Walls A wall signifies a block to progress a difficulty we have or will come up against. Often the nature of the wall will give some clue as to what the block is.
For instance, a wall which looks old will signify an old problem, whereas a glass wall would indicate some difficulties with perception. Walls closing in could describe the remembered feelings of birth, but is more likely to represent a feeling of being trapped by the lifestyle we have.
A brick wall, rampart or dividing wall all signify the difference between two states of reality often the inner psychological state and the exterior everyday world.
Windows Windows will describe the means by which we appreciate the world we live in, the way we perceive reality. Dreaming that we arc looking outwards through a window can suggest that we have a more extrovert view of ourselves and will tend to look at external circumstances. Looking inwards through a window indicates we are looking inwards at our own personality, and perhaps at our own motivation. Opening a window The interpretation depends on whether we are opening the window from the inside or the outside.
If the former, we are dealing with our inner feelings which we may need to escape; the latter shows our attitude to outside opinion.
Breaking through a window (or glass door)
This can suggest the first sexual experience.
Stained glass windows
Because of the connection with churches, stained glass can be accepted as religious belief (also see Colour).... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
1- A church represents our feelings about organised religion. In dreams it can be a placc of sanctuary, particularly in the sense that we can have a shared belief with other people. This may be as much to do with a shared moral code as with a code of personal behaviour.
2- A church building may or may not be considered to be beautiful, but its image links with our appreciation of beautiful objects which mark and enhance our sense of worship. We link with the forces of life within us which enable us to live life more fully.
3- A church becomes a ‘world centre’ since it marks all that is holy and essential in our lives.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To be more conscious of the flame of the fire would be to be aware of the energy and strength which is created. Being aware of the heat of a fire is to be aware of someone else’s strong feelings.
2- Psychologically, fire often appears in dreams as a symbol of cleansing and purification. We can use the life-giving and generative power to change our lives.
Sometimes fire indicates the need to use our sexual power to good effect.
To dream of being burnt alive may express our fears of a new relationship or phase of life.
We mav also be conscious of the fact that we could suffer for our beliefs.
3- Baptism by fire signifies a new awareness of spiritual power and transformation.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
It is only by a display of ‘dampening’ emotion that there can be any progress. Someone may have gone over the top and need help.
2- As with any hollow vessel, the fire bucket can represent the feminine principle. It will be important within the context of the dream whether the bucket is full or empty.
3- Passionate emotion.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
2- Fireworks can have the same significance as an explosion.
A release of energy or emotion can have quite a spectacular effect on us, or on people around us.
3- There is an excess of spiritual emotion which needs to be channelled properly in order to prevent it shooting off in all directions.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of seeing your home burning, denotes a loving companion, obedient children, and careful servants.
For a business man to dream that his store is burning, and he is looking on, foretells a great rush in business and profitable results.
To dream that he is fighting fire and does not get burned, denotes that he will be much worked and worried as to the conduct of his business.
To see the ruins of his store after a fire, forebodes ill luck. He will be almost ready to give up the effort of amassing a handsome fortune and a brilliant business record as useless, but some unforeseen good fortune will bear him up again.
If you dream of kindling a fire, you may expect many pleasant surprises. You will have distant friends to visit.
To see a large conflagration, denotes to sailors a profitable and safe voyage.
To men of literary affairs, advancement and honors; to business people, unlimited success. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
To see one broken down, foretells accident or serious loss For a young woman to ride on one, denotes she will engage in some unladylike and obnoxious affair. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For a young woman to see a fireman crippled, or meet with an accident otherwise, implies grave danger is threatening a close friend. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
For a young woman, this dream signifies entertainments and pleasant visiting to distant places. ... Ten Thousand Dream Interpretation
If in the dream you are dedicated to building a house it means that you are rebuilding your life, so you have new projects. Buildings and houses present in dreams are symbols of the Self. The higher floors are your conscious. The lower levels, your unconscious mind.
If going down to the basement produces an unpleasant feeling or frightens you it means that there are aspects that make you frustrated. A good solution is to develop activities and new knowledge. The building’s condition also expresses how you value yourself emotionally.
If it is in ruins it indicates suffering because of your image. You need to do things that make you feel better. On the other hand, it could also refer to your physical condition. The different parts of the building, finally, can represent life’s time periods. Modern rooms are your present and conscious side. The oldest, your unconscious past. (See CONSTRUCTION)
Small buildings presage bad luck; large ones, advantageous changes in the future.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If the façade does not match the interior of the house, the dream indicates a mismatch between what you are and what you project.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
To dream of a fire is evidence that your current situation is reaching a dangerous limit. The image of a house or forest burning indicates that you should destroy memories, prejudices, and all that is a hindrance to your progress and renewal.
If the flames threaten you, you will have to face a problem or project; but if they burn you, you are wasting or using your energy and effort in vain. To enter the flames without burning manifests resolve and the ability to overcome obstacles, such as a burning desire to reach a goal. (See FIRE)
FIRE - analysis of the dream
Laura dreamed: “I was on my bed surrounded by flames. The fire was all over my bedroom devastating everything, burning all of my belongings... but I was not able to move, I was paralyzed by fear. Suddenly, I noticed that the fire was not hurting me, the flames caressed my skin without burning me. That made me smile and I thought: ‘My skin is like an asbestos suit. I am fireproof.’ I left my bedroom by walking through the flames, whistling, convinced of being endowed with a magical power against fire.”
Dreaming of fire may indicate that your reserves of both energy and enthusiasm are in crisis. You might be facing a situation that puts you to the test in real life.
If the dream’s fire is well received, it is encouraging you to be more optimistic about your difficulties. When Laura had this dream she was going through a difficult domestic situation: her daughter had just been born, she had to take care of her mother who had a broken femur, and she was about to get seriously depressed. Fire was encouraging her to be more optimistic and energetic. The uncontrollable fire was telling Laura to act with precaution and a more relaxed attitude.
A dream in which you end up being safe and sound after an encounter with fire, like the phoenix, indicates growth in the face of difficulties. The unconscious was trying to calm Laura by reminding her of her courage and ability to overcome life’s setbacks. She managed to get her mother—who was in wheelchair—to help with the baby’s care. This new responsibility made Laura’s mother feel useful, despite her injury, forgetting her incipient depression.
Dreaming of fire indicates that your enthusiasm and energy reserves are in crisis. Maybe in real life you are facing a situation that puts you to the test; if the fire warms you and is well received, maybe it is encouraging you to be more optimistic about your problems. The presence of fire in dreams may well be an incentive to continue along the path taken.
If you are lighting a fire it may be an indication that you must begin a project. To move in flames without burning denotes strength and ability to overcome obstacles, a burning desire to reach the goal. Finally, if you dream that a forest or a house burns down your situation is reaching a dangerous limit. (See FIREPLACE, BURNS, RED, and BLOWING) Jung said that fire represents the process of psychological change. Alchemists used fire to transform the simple metal into gold, so it is a symbol of inner transformation. This element can purge corruption from the past, provide light, and reveal spiritual truth.
It is the eternal flame in the temple of the soul.
In dreams, fire reflects your feelings of love and hate, the forces of creation and destruction. Thus, a small well lit fire indicates desire for a lasting love or friendship. In addition, it predicts success, health, and happiness. A fire that produces too much smoke, however, announces betrayals and conflicts.
If the flames are threatening you, it represents fear of facing a problem or project; if it swelters you are wasting or misusing your energy and efforts.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
When a woman dreams of a wounded firefighter, chances are that her partner will have a misfortune.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If the dream is pleasant, it indicates that the dreamer feels safe, although the conditions may be adverse.
If the dream causes stress, it could be a cry for help from the unconscious.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
If it is wet and cannot be lit on fire, you should be careful: your emotions could interfere with your goals to the point of ruining them.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
A happy family life is portended to those who dream that their homes are burning.
Building a fire out of doors, or in a stove or furnace is a sign of coming prosperity.... The Complete Dream Book
To whom it often signifieth love with pleasure and effect. But to see another hold a firebrand, is ill to those that would be secret.... The Complete Dream Book
The building(s) represent your life achievement; therefore if the structures were imposing, well kept, beautiful, and/or impressive, you can expect eventual luxury; if they were rqodest but pleasant in appearance, you can expect comfort but not wealth; and if they were old and/or dilapidated, you’d better start saving for the rainy days ahead.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A fire is an omen of impending trouble if it burned you; good news if it didn’t.
To observe a house or building that is on fire forecasts an urgent appeal for help from a close friend or relative.
You can expect an exciting romantic adventure if you built a fire or stirred one with a poker.
To dream of putting out a fire or escaping from one predicts ultimate success over all obstacles.
A small cheerful fire in a fireplace indicates contentment.
A dream of setting fire to a house, building, or anything of value is telling you to control your temper or be prepared for serious consequences.
A roaring big fire (contained in a grate) signifies new hope after a time of discouragement... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To dream of driving a fire engine predicts a lucky escape from an embarrassing predicament.
A dream of using protective fireproof clothing is a forerunner of family quarrels.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
A large building is a tremendous energy source; suggests you have great opportunities, tremendous potential and a big destiny to fulfill.... The Dream Books Symbols
In these dreams he believed the house represented his personality, and the new things he discovered in the house related to new developments in his work.
Many dream researchers subscribe to Jung’s theory and believe that buildings in dreams represent aspects of the self, or constructions we make in our lives. The upstairs represents the conscious mind, and the lower floors and cellars the unconscious, or hidden, mind. Different parts of the building might represent different times in your life, and the attitudes and beliefs you have built from experience. The features of your dream building can also mirror features of your personality; by so doing, they reflect your character, hopes and dreams, and how you feel about yourself.
If you dream of a house or a building, ask yourself what aspect of you the building represents. Does it represent how you see yourself? Is it a symbol of your body, mind or spirit? If the house is crumbling or decaying, are you in need of some kind of psychological, spiritual or physical cleaning and renewal? If the building is burning, does this show your desire to get rid of something that is holding you back? If the building is in ruins, do you feel worthless and manipulated by others? If the building is tall, does this suggest ambitions yet to be fulfilled? Is the house symbolic of your feelings in childhood or other past experiences? What are the conditions like in the house? Ask yourself what personal associations the buildings in your dreams have and what they represent to you.
The environment and your feeling reaction to the building in your dream will all contribute important clues as to its meaning, but it is also important to bear in mind the purpose for which the building is used in waking life. For example, castles and fortresses suggest protection and royalty, whereas factories suggest work and routine. Although high-rise buildings are believed to be phallic symbols, as a type they all have different functions: skyscrapers are homes and workplaces, lighthouses offer hope to sailors at sea, and towers isolate, elevate and imprison.
Churches and religious buildings offer us hope and quiet reflection, libraries and museums supply us with information and stimulate our minds. Courts provide social justice, whilst public buildings symbolize work, tax, bureaucratic or legal matters that need to be sorted. Hospitals are centers of healing and castles are historical icons. Houses, bungalows, flats, mansions and palaces offer different types of accommodation for different types of needs. Prisons are places for criminals to learn the consequences of their actions, and hotels provide a welcome break from home.
If any of these buildings appear in your dream, this chapter will help you interpret the meaning; but for domestic buildings, homes and shops you may want to refer to HOME and MONEY AND SHOPPING. For places associated with entertainment, such as cinemas and theatres, you may want to refer to ARTS AND CRAFTS and LEISURE, and for places of work and learning consult SCHOOL AND WORK.... The Element Encyclopedia
Mansions and palaces in dreams have a similar interpretation as houses, but with the emphasis on those possibilities within us that have yet to be developed and explored. There is a sense of something special or wonderful happening within yourself, as palaces are places of enchantment and treasure in fairy tales. However, palaces may also represent a warning against adopting a pretentious façade and living beyond your means.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the lift is going down, we may be going down into our unconscious for self-understanding, whereas a lift going up could represent moving towards greater self-understanding. Halls or passageways in a dream can, for Freudians, represent passages within the body, such as the vagina or penis. On a psychological level, they can suggest how we let others invade our personal space. On a spiritual level, passages can represent the different stages of our life. A hall is the center of a building and to dream of entering a hall may therefore represent the beginnings of a journey towards self-awareness.
According to dream lore, to dream of a long hallway suggests a period of worry ahead.
Walls in dreams indicate potential blocks to your progress, or difficulties you may be up against in waking life. They suggest obstacles that are stopping you from getting what you want. This may be something from real life or something within yourself. Perhaps you are being like a brick by refusing to show your feelings, or have come up against a brick wall with a particular problem or issue.
If the wall looks old, this suggests the problem is old.
If the wall is made of glass, this suggests problems with perception.
If the wall is closing in, the dreamer may feel trapped by their current lifestyle. A brick wall, rampart or dividing wall all suggest the difference between everyday life and the inner psychological state. According to dream lore, if you find a gateway through a wall, this is a sign of good fortune. See also entries for doors, rooms, stairs, staircase and windows in HOME.... The Element Encyclopedia
If the building is run down or dilapidated, this may suggest a personality or body in need of attention, but if the building is well cared for and clean, it suggests confidence and good self-esteem. A building under attack may suggest that someone or something is trying to break in.
If a building is under construction or being demolished, this refers to your own ability to construct and destroy your life.
If the building is familiar, the reference may be to the actual building itself; for example, if you dream of a structural fault, you might want to get the design checked out.
If the building you are exploring in your dream is a public building such as a factory, law court, prison and department store, the building often represents the function suggested by its nature, such as work, education and healing. Bear in mind, though, that if these images appear in your dreams, they will also have personal connections and feelings associated with those buildings. For example, if a factory feels like a museum, both associations should be considered. Finally, consider carefully how you react to the building in your dream. Were you intimidated by it or did you feel comfortable? If the former, your dream may be warning that you are over-reaching yourself in waking life. The latter is more reassuring.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are walking past a church or religious building in your dream, this suggests that you are not making contact with the best part of yourself. Is your waking life so crammed with obligations that you don’t have time to explore your inner world for some much-needed reflection, meditation and contemplation? If you entered a temple in your dream and immediately felt enveloped in a sense of calm, was your unconscious suggesting that you would enjoy better health if you treated your body as a temple, putting your physical, emotional and spiritual welfare first? Dreams about religious buildings may also be an expression of anger against dogma; again it depends on the feelings evoked by the building in your dream. Did you feel relieved or tense? If a vault features in your dream, it may represent your highest spiritual ideals, as vaults often appear in churches or temples with painted stars in imitation of the vault of the heavens. A vault may also recall a crypt or burial chamber, and as such, it may conjure up thoughts of death. See also RELIGION.... The Element Encyclopedia
Disaster dreams in which you see people engulfed in a burning building should make you consider both your reaction and your personal connection with the disaster—if any.
If you are merely a spectator in the dream, too scared to move or offer your help, you should ask yourself whether you are equally fearful of life, or whether you are less forceful than you need to be.
If any of your friends, colleagues or family members are trapped in the building and you know you should help them, your dream may be telling you to take a more active part in their lives.
If you dreamed that you were in the burning building or that the building was falling down around you, consider whether your life is also collapsing around you. To dream of being burned alive may express your fears of a new relationship or phase of life. Finally if you are fire-fighting in your dream, this is a positive sign as it shows you are putting up a fight in real life.... The Element Encyclopedia
In dreams, fire is a potent symbol of the passion of strong emotion and burning love, as well as of new beginnings. It has many different and conflicting meanings, and interpretation is sometimes difficult. Standing in, or being in, flames can therefore suggest the burning out of old attitudes or experiences to make way for the new; but such a dream could also represent your fears of a new phase in life, your own personal suffering for your beliefs, or that you are consumed by destructive emotions, such as passion or envy. Sometimes interpretation is easier; for example, if a house is burning down or there is a forest fire, this suggests you are consumed by passion. The exact interpretation will depend on whether the fire is being controlled or not.
If fire figures in your dream, consider whether your emotions have got out of control. Are you being a hot head? Is your passion burning?
A controlled dream fire can also symbolize security. The fireplace or hearth is the heart of the home and the center of warmth, and to dream of it may show that you feel comfortable with yourself. Freud said that fire was a symbol of the libido and passion, and to dream of poking a fire represented sexual arousal. Jung, on the other hand, said that fire suggested intuition and psychological transformation. Just as the alchemists used fire to transform base metal into gold, so fire is a symbol for personal growth. It destroys the past but lights the way for the future. It is the eternal flame in the temple of the soul and from the fire the phoenix of hope arises. Baptism by fire signifies a new awareness of spiritual power and transformation. Sometimes fire can be a warning of illness. It is also associated with the astrological signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
If a fire is put out by water, this suggests physical energy being restrained by the cooler processes of thought.... The Element Encyclopedia
To dream of a fireman represents selfcontrol and your ability to deal with your energies, burning desires or emotional emergencies in the waking world. To dream that you caused a fire may be a warning from your unconscious that you are playing with fire and may be in danger of getting your fingers burned if you go ahead with a certain project or get involved with a certain person.
If you find yourself on fire, your passions may be consuming you and you may feel hopeless and trapped in waking life. If, however, you managed to put a fire out, this shows that you are asserting control over the fire raging within you.
If someone else started a fire, your unconscious may have been telling you to watch that person carefully in waking life or to carry out some simple safety checks.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you succeed in controlling the blaze, this suggests you are in control of your waking life. Also pay attention to what was being burned in your dream and what the fire was feeding on, as the other symbols in the dream may help with your interpretation. For example, if you were burning your clothes, is it time to brighten up your image?
A fire burning in a domestic hearth is likely to point to your private life, whilst a bonfire or beacon has more public significance as a symbol of communication. Lighting a stove to cook a meal for family and friends suggests concern for your loved ones, and lighting a candle for a meal or curling up in front of a log cabin’s roaring fire may suggest sexual heat.... The Element Encyclopedia
If you are conscious of the flame of the fire, this suggests an awareness of your own strength and energy.
If you are aware of the heat of the fire, you are aware of someone else’s strong feelings.... The Element Encyclopedia
The condition of the building can reveal the condition of your health, a relationship, or a situation.
What does the building hold? If it is just an empty shell, consider if you’re living superficially, without gaining any real spiritual substance.
Of what is the building constructed? Just like the story of “The Three Little Pigs,” you want your hopes to be based on good foundational material if they’re ever going to materialize in reality.
Are the doors and windows of this building open and accessible? If so, this shows a very open-minded person who may be too exposed. Similarly, a building that appears locked up tight indicates narrow views and large obstacles to intimacy.
What type of building is it? Certain structures carry fairly direct meanings.
For example, hotels, motels, and mobile homes represent temporary conditions, change, movement, and transition, sometimes literally in our living space.... The Language of Dreams
A predominantly masculine symbol associated with the sun and intense passion. Native Americans additionally believe the condition of the fire appearing in the dream reflects your emotional nature. Is it burning out of control—or neatly tended?
Goodness over evil. Fire illuminates the darkness and chases away frightening shadows. Upon what areas of your life does this light shine?
Drastic transformation. This is the flight of the phoenix who must die in a nest of flame to be renewed.
Emotional devastation or a burning obsession. Look to see what exactly you perceive as burning.
Awareness and vision. Besides shedding light, fire was used as a divinatory tool in cultures ranging from ancient Greece to Tibet. Known as pyromancy, seers would stare at a flame source, watching for symbolic images to appear in answer to questions posed.
Elemental forces that must be tempered and controlled or they will destroy instead of empower.
Dramatics (being full of “flash and fanfare”).
Squelching: Ignoring or turning your back on the masculine nature, or resentment toward men. Alternatively, having a source of personal energy taken away.
Walking through a fire: Your reactions in the dream to this experience indicate how you are coping with a particularly heated situation.
Sitting amidst a fire: Being on the proverbial “hot seat.” Alternatively, a type of death dream in which the fire relates to the ancient pyres upon which bodies were burned to release the spirit.
Campfires: Simple pleasures, reveling in nature, remembering stories and experiences from youth (see Fables, Storytellers).
What’s burning here can be vitally important to your dream’s meaning.
For example, seeing a building on fire might indicate that you’re burning up your body’s resources / energy.
An attic fire can reveal someone whose mind is totally consumed by one topic.
Dreaming of burning clothes symbolizes the desire to do away with societally designed images for a more honest self-representation.
Dreaming of a fire whose coals have grown cold is a very negative image. It represents trouble, despair, and possibly the loss of love among those people close to you due to a misunderstanding. Try to find a way to put a fresh warm ember into this situation.... The Language of Dreams
A small spark that leads to illumination and awareness.
Potentially a spiritual guide or elemental visitation (see Angel, Fairy).... The Language of Dreams
• If you are dreaming of being in a building from your past, it is possible that hurts or what happened back there is being stirred up once again in your life.
If you dream of the house you grew up in, it could indicate that you are either facing conflicts from the past or perhaps putting things from the past to rest.
• Look up the subject of Healing Dreams in the Way of Dreams and Visions for more on this.
• Office Buildings • An office building is where you work and speaks of your life in the workplace and world.
• It is also a good picture of business and wealth. In the Old Testament such business was conducted at the city gate.
• Positive: We have often seen a ribbon cutting ceremony in front a new building.
• This is a picture of a new ministry or division of the ministry that the Lord has established in the spirit.
If you are in intercession and see something like this, then the Lord is calling you to birth the new vision in the spirit.
To release it through decree.
Negative: If you see a building being demolished, you need to decide of this is a good or a bad thing. At times a prophet will be called of the Lord to speak destruction on a work that is not of Him.
• If you are a prophet you might see a building being built or torn down in the spirit.
It is for you to speak that forth in the spirit.
• Jeremiah 1:10 See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant..... The Way of Dreams and Visions
If the buildings are beautiful with lots of green lawn around them then are you destined for a life of plenty. Should the buildings be dilapidated and in ruins then this will show that you will have business or love problems with the likelihood of loss very high.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation
To see a house burning down in a dream is the warning that a close relative needs help from you desperately.
If the fire burns you, you will have bad luck, if not, then you will have good luck.
A small fire in the fireplace shows contentment in the dreamer, but if you stir it with a poker you will soon have a romantic adventure.
If you manage to put out a destructive fire then you will overcome the obstacles in your path of life.... Tryskelion Dream Interpretation