Fire is a powerful symbol to appear in a dream and one which carries a potent meaning.
First, we need to look at exactly what fire means. It is a symbol of life, one of the four main elements of the Earth, and is an important resource for all on this planet. As with the other elements – air, water, and earth – the planet cannot survive without it.
In the Tarot, fire is represented by the Wands suit, which represents passion, daring, sex, and creativity. The Fire signs in the zodiac – Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius – are all associated with passion, energy, and life force.
So what does fire mean in a dream?
Dreaming About Being Burned
If the fire is causing pain in your dream then you want to look at the people involved in the dream as well. Your dream could be trying to tell you that one of them is about to “burn you”.
This dream can also mean that someone has intense, passionate feelings about you! Being burned is not always a negative dream.
Conversely, it can also mean that you may be able to burn someone – this may be unintentional, so pay close attention to your actions in the coming future.
You may also have passionate feelings for another. The burning element indicates they may be so intense that they feel out of your control in your waking life.
Have you had this dream more than once? Check out the meaning of recurring dreams.
Dreaming About Seeing Fire
Seeing fire in your dream could mean you are about to experience more passion in your life soon, or your creative dreams will begin to unfold. It could also mean that you need to inject some energy or life force of your own into your goals and aspirations.
The degree of strength of the fire is important. If the fire is like a wildfire, it indicates there is an emotion within you which is extremely passionate, but out of control. This could relate to jealousy, anger, or obsessiveness, especially in regard to a romantic relationship.
If the fire is controlled and small – such as a burning candle – it could mean that your passions are being controlled and this is a good thing. This could indicate that you are working towards your creative goals at a good pace.
Dreaming About A House Fire
This is quite a frightening dream but it points towards intense emotions that are out of control.
- If you dream you are trapped in a house fire, it indicates that large changes are coming and the emotions associated with it are consuming you. It is a warning from your subconscious to take action in the waking world.
- If you dream you are watching a house fire, it indicates you feel powerless to stop the emotions that begin to bubble up. Again, this is a warning from your subconscious to pay attention to these emotions and realize that the power is in your hands.
Fire can be destructive but it can also bring life. Dreams about the fire show us that while something may seem out of our control, we have the ability to control this fire and make it work for us instead.
Learn more about Dream Interpretation here.