What It Really Means When You Dream About Candles

Have you ever wondered what it really means when you dream about someone? This is no doubt one of the most considered questions when it comes to dreams, but it's far from being the only. For example, crying in your dreams can mean something important for your real life, and not being able to breathe in your dreams may mean you need to change something about your life. No one deserves to be suffocated by anyone or anything in their lives.

Even still, other dreams have more fire — literally. What do you think about when you think about candles? You may think of a spooky scene, or maybe you think about cozy, candlelit, de-stressing baths. In either case, dreaming about candles can mean a few things.

According to Homesick, the symbolism of candles outside of dreams has often centered around divinity throughout history. Ancient Greeks, for example, thought candles held gifts from the gods and used candles when sacrificing to the gods. Throughout history, they've been seen as signs of remembrance, too. Candles are used in festivals and ceremonies, nonetheless religious rituals. They're important tools for a lot of cultures around the world. But with so many real world meanings, what do they symbolize in dreams?

This is how candle dreams intersect with real world candle symoblisms

Outside of dreams, candles symbolize remembrance and divinity, but in dreams, they represent something slightly different. According to BestLife, candles symbolize creativity in dreams. Moments of creativity are often thought of as coming in sparks, so the lighting and burning of a candle in your dream world means you're experiencing one of these moments. It means you have something you need to get out of your mind and into something tangible, whether you're an artist, a baker, or any other type of creative.

"When we light a candle, we are committing an act of creation," dream expert Michael Lennox told BestLife. The lighting of a candle is a beginning; it's your alpha moment. In this way, they represent divinity in dreams just as they do in our real world rituals. 

Moreover, if you're going through something serious in life, dreaming of candles could mean that your battle is nearing its end, per the Dream Dictionary. The light of a candle represents the good that will overcome the evil you're facing. This, too, represents a beginning. There is always a new chapter of your life to pursue after facing something hard — another chance to not only live, but to make the most of your life. If you're dreaming of candles, think about rebirth. Whether it's a new breath of creativity or a new chapter in your life, hone in on the positive things in life and run with them.