You Wouldn't Believe What Dreams About Fire Mean

What Do Dreams about Fire Mean?
Fire is considered a symbol of purification, transformation, and rejuvenation, while on the flip side, it is known to stand for destruction and death. And if you have been dreaming about fire lately, you would want to know its correct interpretation in the right context. PsycholoGenie helps you figure out what dreams about fire mean.
PsycholoGenie Staff
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2018
What's Your Kinda Dream?
Many people report seeing a burning house in their dreams. Apart from the burning house, many people say that they dream about a campfire often, which symbolizes companionship and sharing.
We usually don't remember our dreams completely. However, if it is an unusual dream such as a burning house, we are bound to remember it, if not understand it at least. But, wouldn't it be amazing if we could find out what is its interpretation?

A noted Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud had once said, "Dreams are often most profound when they seem the most crazy." Though the form or the purpose of the fire in our dreams seem inexplicable, there is some meaning attached to it. To dream of seeing fire can represent anything from destruction to enlightenment depending upon the context of the dream. Let us take a few examples of such dreams and know their meaning.
Burning
◆ If you see something that's burning in a dream, it can hold several interpretations. These interpretations depend upon how the fire is set and how it affects you in the dream. The most common dream one might see is their house burning. Usually the house represents "you." Therefore, a burning house indicates an impending personal transformation.
◆ If you see a person burning, it indicates that you have strong feelings or emotions towards that person. These emotions can be either positive or negative depending on the way you felt while dreaming.
◆ If you see yourself burning in your dream, it indicates a great upheaval of emotions in your mind. This dream can be taken as a warning as well as the fact that you are "playing with fire", i.e., doing something dangerous.

◆ Seeing or feeling something burning in your dream can indicate passionate or sexual feelings as well.
Flames
To see flames in your dream generally holds a good meaning. It symbolizes purification. Flames from burning candles and lanterns represent inspiration, illumination, enlightenment, etc.
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Setting a Fire
If you see yourself setting up a fire in your dream, it means you want a change to take place in your life.
Fire Extinguisher
An opposite of "setting a fire" dream, if you see a fire extinguisher in your dream, it means you wish to prevent impending changes. It can also mean that you want to subdue certain emotions and desires.
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Bonfire
Seeing a bonfire in your dreams beckons you to take up a new path or a different goal.
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Campfire
A dream about a campfire suggests that you should share your life more with your friends. It symbolizes companionship.
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Fireplace
A cozy and comfortable fireplace in your dream suggests that you are in a good place in your life, and you are content with it. However, the unlit fireplace is indicative of disinterest, melancholy, and low energy.
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Fire Eater
Seeing a fire eater in your dream can be interpreted in two ways. A fire eater is a performing artist who puts a flaming object in his mouth and extinguishes it. It looks as if he has consumed the fire. In a dream, it suggests that you have kept your anger and aggression under control. However, it might also suggest that you are being consumed by your anger.
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Fire Drill/Alarm
A fire drill or a fire alarm in the dream indicates that there is something which requires your immediate attention.
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Firefighter
A firefighter in the dream symbolizes hope or a true hero. It represents that you will need to cool off heated situations before they get any worse like a real firefighter.
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Fire Escape
If you get to see a fire escape in your dream, it indicates that you have to get out of a bad situation. It works pretty much like an actual fire escape by taking you away from any harm.
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Firecrackers
Seeing a firecracker burst in the dream represents outbursts of your anger regarding something.
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Fireworks
Seeing beautiful fireworks in the night sky represents your enthusiasm. It also represent creativity and talent that you wish to show to others.
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Fireflies
Seeing fireflies in your dream is indicative of bright ideas or thoughts that you might have stocked up in your subconscious mind.
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Wildfire
A wildfire symbolizes your anger and aggression that is getting out of control. It might cause a destruction.
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With these interpretations, we can take help of religions to decipher what is means to witness a fire in your dreams. The Biblical meaning of dreams about fire have both positive and negative tones to it. It can represent God, purging, Holy Spirit, cleansing, as well as negative aspects of the fire such as death and destruction. The Islamic meaning of dreams about fire are different from the Biblical interpretations, and also varies with the context in which the fire appears. For example, in Islam, a burning house is thought to be the representative of hell.

Sigmund Freud believed that a dream is where one fulfills his wishes. If not a wish, seeing a fire in a different form surely acts as a window to our thoughts, feelings, desires, etc. In essence, dreams about fire eventually act as warnings that help us act for our own good!