Earth, water, air, and fire are four elements of life which have different and sometimes opposing interpretations if they occur in dreams. All most all people, at least for one time, have the dream of fire during their lifetime so it is necessary to pay special attention to such dreams in order to find the exact interpretation.
One of the most common dreams among all dream themes is dreaming about the fire. To see a fire in a dream can have a wide range of meanings such as desire, passion, destruction, transformation, purification, enlightenment, and also anger based on various factors and conditions. In this post, we have prepared all possible dream interpretations of fire in different cultures and religions.
Dream Interpretation of Fire in Islam
The fire of the world
In Islam, the dream of a fire in a particular town, suburb or house which is situated on arid land which gives off violent, blazing flames destroying anything in its path, and it also gives off frightening sounds is a bad omen indicating repression and oppression will become the order of the day in that place where the fire had been seen. If the place is not arid in the dream, it denotes epidemic, pleurisy or smallpox will break out there or many deaths will occur. If the fire has no sound and flames in the dream and it destroys some things and leaves other things unharmed, the dream interpretation is that accidents and deaths occurring in that place.
Extinguishing a fire
The Islamic dream meaning of extinguishing a fire is putting off or quelling a riot, deterring a war or abolishing innovation. If you see yourself in a dream smothering an already dead fire, it implies that you are trying to rekindle an old war or to provoke evil between people.
To dream of eating fire which has no flames heralds that the dreamer will usurp what is due to orphan. But if such a fire does have flames in the dream, it means that he will be questioned regarding what is due to orphans. Moreover, people will speak ill of him causing him much agony and mental disturbance in waking life.
Branding with fire
Such dreams signify that the dreamer will hear people cursing and ridiculing him. The greater the branding the greater will be the curse and ridicule.
Basking before a fire
If someone sees himself or another basking before a fire in a dream it indicates he will follow and thus magnify a certain matter to such an extent that he will profit from it. Consequently, his poverty will come to an end. For, cold represents poverty while heat represents wealth.
Scorching by fire
Scorching by fire in a dream means that people will backbite about the dreamer in real life.
Fire ascending the skies
To see a fire ascending from a particular place towards the skies in a dream is an ominous sign suggesting that the people of that place have openly declared war with Allah almighty by shamelessly indulging in vice. Moreover, they have leveled allegations and criticism against Allah Taala. Such people should immediately resort to sincere repentance.
The light is given off by fire
To burn a fire in the dream and see people being guided by the light of such a fire means that the person who had enkindled the fire will, through knowledge and wisdom, become a guiding light for the people in real life.
Dream Interpretation of Fire in Zhou-gong’s Dream Dictionary
Witnessing a mountain fire
Witnessing a mountain fire in a dream is an ill omen indicating that a dispute or accident may occur.
A married person dream of a mountain fire
The dream interpretation is that family quarrels may happen.
A big mountain fire
To see a big mountain fire in a dream implies that the dreamer has big ambitions.
Dream Interpretation of Fire in Dream Dictionary for Dummies
Check the “fire element” in your body, often connected to the heart and liver. You need to purify and burn off toxins, get more oxygen. The dream of fire means that you are ready for a transition that might require the total release of the old. If you put out fires in the dream, it indicates that you’ll overcome obstacles and succeed, though getting there may seem endless. A bonfire implies there is a larger goal you hadn’t considered.
Emotionally speaking setting fires, seeing an inferno, being burned, or being caught in a fire in a dream denote that you’re angry, full of suppressed anger that threatens to go out of control, and you’re afraid of the destructive consequences. It also means that you feel passionate, impulsive, desirous, or zealous. Breathing fire in a dream suggests a vicious verbal attack. The dream interpretation of a fire in a fireplace is contentment, safety, and romance.
In this sense, the dream of fire means that the dreamer is involved in a process of purification, illumination, spiritual transformation, and waking to his positive powers.
Not get burned by the fire
If the dreamer does not get burned by the fire in the dream, it is a good omen indicating continued prosperity to seamen and voyagers, as well as to those on land.
A home burning in the fire
To see your home burning in a dream means a loving companion, obedient children, and careful servants.
A store burning in the fire
For a business man to dream that his store is burning in the fire indicates that he is looking on, foretells a great rush in business and profitable results.
Fighting the fire
Fighting the fire and does not get burned in a dream implies that the dreamer will be much worked and worried as to the conduct of his business. To see the ruins of his store after a fire represents ill luck. He will be almost ready to give up the effort of gathering a handsome fortune and a brilliant business record as useless, but some unforeseen good fortune will bear him up again in real life.
Kindling a fire
The dream interpretation of kindling a fire is that you may expect many pleasant surprises or you will have distant friends to visit.
A large conflagration
The dream of a large conflagration denotes to sailors a profitable and safe voyage. To men of literary affairs, advancement, and honors; to business people, unlimited success.
Fire burning in a chimney
To see a fire burning in a chimney in a dream means much good is approaching you in waking life.
The symbolic meaning of fire
Fire The Chinese, in their solar rituals, use a tablet of red jade, which they call Chang; it symbolizes the Element of fire. In Egyptian hieroglyphics, fire is also related to the solar-symbolism of the flame and associated in particular with the concepts of life and health. It is also related to the concept of superiority and control, showing that the symbol had by this time developed into an expression of spiritual energy. The fire is, like water, a symbol of transformation and regeneration.
Spiritually, a bonfire in a dream represents the power of the sun and encourages the power of good. It also indicates solar festivals, where the life-giving power of the sun is acknowledged and renewal is celebrated. When we are conscious of feeding a bonfire in the dream, the passionate side of our emotional selves needs to be allowed freedom of expression in real life. Old, outdated concepts and beliefs can be let go in order to create something new.
To be lighting or tending a bonfire in a dream denotes a need for cleansing some aspect of our lives.
The heat of a fire
Being aware of the heat of a fire in a dream means to be aware of someone else’s strong feelings.
Baptism by fire
To dream of baptism by fire heralds a new awareness and awakening of spiritual power and transformation created sometimes through extremes of emotion.
The psychological meaning of fire
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 denotes the need to use our sexual power to good effect.
Being burnt alive by fire
To dream of being burnt alive by fire may signify our fears of a new relationship or phase of life. We may also be conscious that we could suffer for our beliefs.
There some opposing interpretations for the dream of fire, it can suggest passion and desire in its more positive sense and frustration, anger, resentment, and destructiveness in its more negative. It will depend on whether the fire is controlled or otherwise on the exact interpretation.
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