fire dream

If you recently had a dream about fire in your dream, this could mean a number of different things.

Fire is one of the most powerful elements that we have available to us, so this is a very strong message from your subconscious — but it’s up to you to figure out what it means for you. 

The beautiful thing about the subconscious mind is that it connects the dots between your emotions, memories that have been stored, and symbols that you pick up on throughout your waking life.

While the conscious mind is sleeping, the boundaries of your logic fall and allow your subconscious mind to take over. 

This is where your imagination runs wild and shows you much more than your waking life ever could.

If you’ve recently had a dream about a fire, this post is for you to explore the different symbolism and messages that may have been trying to come through for you. 

Various Fire Dream Meanings 

As mentioned above, there are many different ways that you can look into a dream about fire.

Here are some of the most common fire meanings that have resonated for other people. 


Usually, if you’re dreaming about fire it may show up in a destructive way.

Rather than focusing on the “negative” aspect of destruction, there’s another way to perceive your dream. 

When something burns down to the ground — say a home — there is nothing left.

Many people focus on the fact that there is “nothing” left, but in reality there is a new foundation available to build something completely new. 

Fire has a very clarifying, clearing energy to it. It’s another way that nature naturally cleanses.

Sometimes, clearing and healing isn’t always as flowy as it sounds.

In fact, many times, the clarity comes from destruction and catalyzes the biggest transformations in our lives.

If you recently dreamed of fire in your dream, your subconscious could be giving you a warning that something needs to be cleared out of the way to make room for the new things coming into your life. 

Passionate Feelings 

Fire represents the feeling of passion and inspiration. In astrology, the fire element literally means to be “in spirit” or to be inspired.

This is the element associated with action, aggression, conflict, and catalyzation of any situation. 

If you have a dream that includes a burning flame, the illumination of a room from fire, or anything else fire related, your dreams could be highlighting the feeling that fire brings forth.

Pay attention to how you feel about the fire in your dream and what context it shows up within your dream. 


One of the other characteristics of fire is the fact that it shines so brightly no matter what — no matter how dark the surroundings are.

This is symbolic of the amount of courage that it takes to really show up as your authentic self in any situation. 

If you have recently had a dream that had fire in it, especially if the fire was connected to you somehow, this could be a hint from your subconscious that it’s time to step into the spotlight.

You may be the light in the shadows for others by simply stepping out, speaking your truth, and staying on your divinely guided path without wavering. 

Most Common Dreams About Fire 

As mentioned in the example above, if a house is on fire, it could take on a completely different meaning than some of the other more common fire dreams.

Here are some of the most commonly found dreams about fire and their interpretations. 

Dreaming That You’re On Fire 

Have you ever had a dream that you are the object on fire? This is a very important symbol to pay attention to!

Of course in your waking life, you wouldn’t be able to sit and observe yourself on fire, but in the dream realm the boundaries of reality do not exist. 

Although this is a scary vision to have, this dream could be telling you that you’re going through a “phoenix” moment of sorts.

Or the bird that burns down to ashes and rises much more powerful than ever before.

This type of dream could be symbolic of the fact that you’re going through an intense transformation that is clearing a lot of your old habits, friends, and addictions.

You may be coming out of it a completely new and more powerful person. 

Dreaming of a Large Wildfire 

If you had a dream that you witnessed a forest fire, this could indicate that you feel out of control of your life.

You could be witnessing from an outside perspective that everything is being cleared out for you and it may be frightening to see everything that you thought was yours be burned down, but just as with a wildfire the only thing that can put it out is water, which is representative of healing.

Sometimes, a wildfire is too large to tame and it can just try to be controlled rather than fully put out.

If you dream of a wildfire and you’re stuck in the middle of it, you could be afraid that no one can help you in this situation.

The vision of being caught in a wildfire can be scary and show you emotions that are linked to the physical feeling of suffocation from too much smoke or too much heat.

These physical sensations could be warning you to take time in your waking life to calm down and center yourself with your breath.

Remember, as long as you have breath, you have options! 

What Does It Mean to Witness a Flame in a Dream? 

There are times where you may witness a flame in your dream that’s not directly affecting you.

These types of dreams are much more calming than one one of you witnessing an uncontrollable wildfire.

Here are some other dream interpretations that could include a flame to help you understand the messages your dreams are trying to send you. 

If you had a dream of a small candle flame, this could be representing the light you have within.

If it’s a growing flame, you may be receiving a message from your subconscious that it’s time to shine your unique light with others! This is an exciting, encouraging message from your dreams! 

If you witness a campfire rather than a small candle flame, this is still a small controlled fire. It’s still wild with passion but it’s contained enough for others to witness it’s beauty.

Camp fires are typically lit in social settings, so this could be an indicator that you’re wishing for others to join you on your endeavours.

You may want to consider expanding your social circle or just spending time with people you care about. 

Finally, if you dreamt about making a meal with fire, this could be a sign that you’re about to create something amazing.

Cooking is very creative, especially when you use the natural elements to do so.

Your dream about fire could be showing you that you have some manifesting abilities that you need to tap into in order to bring this grand idea to life. 

Can You Experience Pain in a Dream?

It’s not too common to actually experience physical pain in a dream.

It’s especially uncommon for you to experience the same painful feelings from a dream after you wake up. 

When dreaming of fire, you may be frightened, anxious, fearful, or scared that you may feel pain which causes these heightened emotions, but there are far and few stories of people recounting that they experience the physical pain in real life.

Again, your subconscious is trying to show you through signs, symbols, pictures, memories, and emotions what may be going on on a spiritual, emotional level. 

How to Best Interpret Your Dreams 

Even though there are many people who can help you interpret your dreams professionally, the best person to dive into the depths of your subconscious is you.

It’s highly recommended that you keep a notepad or designated dream journal near your bedside to recount as many details of your dream as possible. 

The minute you wake up is the best time to do this.

At that first moment, the memories of your dream will still be fresh in your mind.

As you begin to recall details of your dream and write them out, this may bring up other context clues that could help you interpret the secret message of your dreams. 

Have you had any odd dreams lately about fire? Any dream experiences that we did not mention?

We would love to hear about your late night dreaming experiences and see where the astral realms are taking you at night.

You never know who else may have experienced a similar phenomenon that could help! 

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