Dreams about lightning and fire are usually a narrative or a premonition about something big that is to happen in your life.
Since lightning and fire are both powerful things that demand attention, this is the usual parallelism that you can draw from within your waking life.
You will be able to see that there are important events or changes that could happen, in a lot of different aspects. What could dreams about lightning and fire symbolize? Let’s look at the various options.
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- What does lightning and fire represent in a dream?
- Common Situations in Which You Dream About Lightning and Fire
What does lightning and fire represent in a dream?
Lightning and fire in a dream could mean different things. These are some of the possibilities.
Symbolic of an important event happening
Lightning and fire in your dream could mean that something big, something that could really attract your attention, is about to happen.
This is something that could take you by surprise, and you would be so aghast that it has actually happened. For example, you could meet a person and he could be a potential romantic partner whom you will fall deeply in love with.
Or, there could be a major change at work such as a promotion or an assignment to a different location – possibly a place that you have always dreamed of working.
Or, this could be a change in the family situation such as getting pregnant. It could also apply in your friendships – you could suddenly meet a person and develop a really strong bond even as you are both already adults.
Symbolic of a big change
Sometimes, dreams about lightning and fire could mean that a big change is about to happen, or a big transformation. This could be similar to the initial symbolism that was mentioned.
This could mean that something can also transform within you – such as a shedding of an old habit or attitude that you have been wanting to let go for the longest time.
It could also mean a change in your external environment, that you probably weren’t expecting. Big news could arrive in many different forms for you, and that is what this dream could mean.
Symbolic of a warning of something you should avoid
Seeing lightning and fire in your dream could mean that there is something that you are about to go into in your waking life – such as a major decision, or a major move, and this could be a warning to rethink what you have decided to do.
It may be that it is not helpful for you to push through with your initial choice, and you should reassess what is really the best thing to do in your situation.
Symbolic of Inspiration
Sometimes, because these are also such a wondrous sight to behold, dreams about lightning and fire could mean that inspiration is about to strike in your waking life.
It could be something work-related, or something process or relationship related, or something that is artistic that wants to come alive in you, that has always been waiting for expression.
This dream may mean that the inspiration you have been waiting for will come soon. This is good because it puts you in a position to readily accept the blessing that is to come your way.
Symbolic of Conflict
Lightning and fire could also be very dramatic sights. Because of this, it could mean that something dramatic could ensue between a family member, a friend, or a colleague.
The best thing to do, should this happen, is to pursue a calm and understanding energy, so that if the conflict does arise, you can face it with more compassion and gentleness than if you didn’t know it was going to happen.
Common Situations in Which You Dream About Lightning and Fire
Dreaming of Lightning Striking in General
If you get to dream of lightning striking, it could mean that something unexpected is about to happen in your life.
This could mean something in your own life, such as a situation happening in your romantic partnership, your family, your circle of friends, or your work.
It could also mean that something unusual is to happen to something outside of your personal situations, such as to a person close to you, or a circumstance you encounter regularly.
Dreaming of Lightning Striking You Specifically
If you suddenly dream of lightning striking yourself specifically, then this could symbolize an omen that is applicable to your life. This could mean a lot of things.
One, it could signify that you will suddenly have a lightbulb moment – probably a solution to a problem that has always been at the back of your head, but never quite got an answer for. Now, the answer is coming very soon.
It could also mean that luck will strike you soon. Be observant as to what this might be – often, if we are always aware and accepting of blessings that could come our way, they come in more abundantly.
Other times, lightning striking you specifically could mean that other people could unnecessarily embroil you in their conflicts. Be more wary of this, and try not to get involved in situations that you don’t have to be part of, if you could avoid it.
Dreaming of a Fire in One Specific Area
This kind of dream about a fire could symbolize your internal feelings, and how you have control over them.
It is good that you are acknowledging that there are emotions that could be bothering you, and things that you feel are troubling your peace.
But the fact that the fire is not spreading in your dream, means that you are doing a good job of acknowledging them but not letting them get out of hand.
You are letting yourself feel what you need to feel, and you are also letting go of what you need to let go.
Dreaming of Lightning Striking and Causing Fire
When you dream of lightning striking and causing fire, it may signify that you have very high emotions as of the moment, and you could burst at any time.
Take this as a sign to be more constructive about what you are feeling – face whatever it is that is bothering you, and deal with it head on.
Let your anxiety be as real as it can be, and search inside of yourself to find out what you can do in the situation that you are in, in order to help yourself. This is so that you do not have to experience any unexpected outburst, especially with other people.
Often, this bottling up of unknown emotions may mean that there is a wound that hasn’t been mended, that could have been caused by a past experience.
Now may be a good time to really find out what that is all about, and find a way to heal yourself about it, so that it doesn’t cause any further injury to your life and the people in it.
Dream of Putting Out a Fire
If you dreamt of putting out a fire, this means that you are facing challenges in your life which you will be able to overcome – you just have to work at it diligently.
If there is a struggle in your waking life, choose to focus on what you can control and do about it, and keep working at that.
You will find that so much can get done by just working with the resources that are available to you. This will also help you “control the spread of the fire” so that it doesn’t have to blow out to other aspects in your life.
Dream of being illuminated by lightning
If you dreamt of lightning striking and your whole body being illuminated by it, this could mean that bad news is about to come into your life.
This could also mean that a change is about to happen, and you are about to see a different perspective from a belief that you used to hold so dearly in your heart.
Dream of Lightning Emerging from Behind a Cloud
Dreaming of lightning emerging from behind a cloud is a very good sign – it could mean that a certain problem if yours is about to be resolved soon.
This is also a good omen about your financial situation – this could mean that the burdens you may be carrying regarding your financial life are soon to be gone, and more abundance is coming your way.
It could also mean that good news is coming from an aspect of your life that you didn’t expect – and could bring you much prosperity, in ways you hadn’t imagined before.
Relish in this dream because it means that you can breathe more easily knowing that your worries are being taken away from you.
Just make sure that you are still working diligently towards your goals and dreams – your rewards are coming very soon.
These are just some of the situations you can find yourself dreaming about lightning and fire, seeing them together or separately in your dream.
Make sure you do your best to maintain peace within yourself, no matter what these dreams could possibly symbolize. Staying grounded is the best way you can combat any threats to your solidity in your waking life.
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