When interpreting this type of dream, it is also important to know the fire type. For example, a fire contained in a grate does not have the same meaning as a candle or a forest fire. That said, regardless of the type of fire, the size of it can easily reveal the magnitude of the good or bad luck that is about to enter your life.
Fire Dream General Meaning
Dreams of fire can vary based on the type and actions. In general:
Bonfire: indicates that you either need to set new goals for yourself, or find a different path towards achieving a current goal. In some cases, dreams of bonfires can also indicate that you need to change you how see and think about various aspects of your life.
Fire in a Grate: If the fire was contained and cheerful, you can expect positive experiences in your romantic life.
Building on Fire: Usually indicates internal anger, or other issues that need to be resolved.
Starting a Fire: If you were starting a camp fire, or some other type of fire for a beneficial reason, then you can look forward to good luck and happy events in your life. On the other hand, if you or someone else as starting a fire for some type of criminal reason, then bad luck and treachery may be in your near future.
Getting Burnt by a Fire: This type of dream can indicate you will need to control your emotions, or deal with excessive levels of anger in others around you.
Camp Fire: A camp fire usually refers to beneficial friendships or other relationships.
How Fire Dream Symbol May Fit in Your Life
When you dream of fire, it is important to realize that this particular symbol represents energy. As with electricity, electromagnetic waves, or other forms of energy, fire is powerful, and therefore can also be very dangerous. If the fire in your dream was used constructively and did not cause you, or others harm, then you can look forward to using your own energies wisely. That said, you should never simply assume that the power entering your life will simply guide itself into useful channels. As with fire in real life, you will need to remain vigilant in order to make sure that the pending opportunities are used for the highest good.
A Sample Fire Dream Interpretation
Consider a dream where you are camping with your spouse and children. After gathering wood and tinder, you start a merry camp fire. At that point, your spouse approaches the fire and begins making preparations for dinner. You take a few steps back, and then look in the distance to watch your children playing among the trees.
As the dream unfolds, you begin to notice that the fire needs more and more wood to maintain a steady temperature. Even though you are not frantic about gathering wood, you find yourself wishing that your children would stop playing and help you achieve your goal. Finally, you ask your spouse for help. Unfortunately, the assistance that you receive is still not enough to keep the fire going. Eventually, it burns out, leaving you feeling cold and miserable.
This particular dream is a clear indicator that you feel overwhelmed by the need to provide for others in the family. In this case, the wood may represent income, as well as the potential for adults to earn it. Since you find yourself wishing that your children would be of some help, you may need to start thinking about how you spend your money on them. This dream may also indicate that you are using money to take the place of affection and quality time with your family. Needless to say, this will cause you to "burn up" your resources without truly feeling happy about what you are doing. Even though the fire in this dream did not burn you, it is important to realize that it is still a disturbing omen based on activities and feelings surrounding the fire.