What Do Dreams about Fire Mean?


Fire DreamPsychological Meaning:

Fire destroys but it also cleanses and purifies. It can illuminate but also cause pain. Its energy is a potent symbol of eternal life or eternal damnation. Fire is a powerful yet ambivalent dream symbol.

In dreams, it can signal a new beginning, spiritual illumination, sexual passion or disruptive emotions such as the flames of passion or envy. For example, to dream of a house burning down or a forest fire warns that you are consumed by passions. Consider whether your emotions are getting out of control and whether you need to calm the flames. Are you being a hothead? Or perhaps you have a ‘fiery’ temper? Be careful or your ‘burning’ passion may spark a ‘flaming’ argument!

Fire can also be a symbol of security. To dream of a cosy fire in the hearth shows that you are comfortable with your circumstances and at ease with your life. Freud said that fire is a symbol of the libido (the passions) and to dream of poking a fire represented arousing the sexual passion.

Mystical Meaning:

The psychologist Carl Jung said that fire represents the process of psychological transformation. Just as the alchemists used fire to transform base metals into gold, so the symbol fire is the trigger for the inner transformation. It purges the decay of the past yet is also the giver of light and spiritual truth. It is the eternal flame in the temple of the soul. It is from the fire that the phoenix of hope rises.



I have had a terrible dream that I think somehow relates to my 5 month relationship with my new boyfriend. There is an almighty bang and I see mushroom cloud rising in the sky. There is fire everywhere that cases me as I run. Then the dream changes and bright green grass shoots sprout throughout the burnt soil and charred trees begin to bloom again.

Mary B

Fire is a symbol of transformation. Like the phoenix that rises from the ashes your relationship, the dream foretells, will be taking a turn for the better. It will bloom again.

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  • Barbara May 7, 2019, 2:13 pm

    I dreamed that a small gas furnace caused a narrow wall in the basement to catch on fire. I was urging someone to call 911 everyone else was calm and unconcerned about the fire. then a water line inside the wall trickled clear water that put the fire out. the wall was blackened afterward.

  • Paula Aug 6, 2018, 11:53 am

    I dream regularly for many years I see a plane full of people falling from the sky….I want to stop it I can control where it lands not on others ….but I CANT help the people on board as the plane always blows up.its very upsetting….and last night the fireball almost reached me from the plane it’s an upsetting recurring dream

  • Jack Mojapelo May 7, 2018, 6:53 am

    I dreamed of seeing a flames on top of the clouds, it was me & my brother I showed the flames to my brother and started shouting at my mom to come see it but the time she got out the flames were gone it was jst a normal clouds, I’m worried what it could mean please help.

  • Jessica Dec 16, 2016, 11:37 am

    My son had a dream that him his dad and I were in a car and I was driving. The car crashed and they made it out safely. The car caught on fire and I didn’t make it. What does that mean?

  • Jessica Dec 16, 2016, 11:31 am

    My son had a dream a while back that him me and his dad were in the car. I think he said I was driving. And we crashed and him and his dad got out safely but the car caught on fire and I didn’t make it. What could this mean?

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