Dreaming of Candles – Meaning and Symbolism

Candles are needed in every home, even now that we have lights and all sorts of technologies.

When the power goes off or if there is a certain damage then you need candles in your house or some kind of a battery to walk  around your house without wrecking everything on your way.

Candles are made in different shapes, sizes, colours and scents.

People who meditate and who are practising yoga are big fans of candles with different aromas, this is because candles make a certain environment calmer and different.

They have a calming effect on people so they are used in different areas, for example in spa centres.

You see people in movies,  or perhaps you have done it yourself, when they have a bath filled with water and petals and candles.

Without candles there is no charm, they bring something magical at that moment.

They lift your mood and relax your mind, body and soul.

Candles are also used in restaurants, especially and specifically for romantic partners.

Candles are considered as an act of romance and romantic gestures, of course you like it more when you are sitting with your lover in the dark with candles than somewhere where your every pimple is seen.

So candles are not unusual objects, mostly everyone has at least one candle in their home for emergencies or personal desires.

We see them occasionally, so it is not that strange if you dream about candles.

Candles are also used in different rituals for example talking with the dead or trying to summon a ghost.

Example for this is Bloody Mary or some other demons, ghosts where people are trying to summon them in front of the mirror in the dark but with candles.

This is not a proven method and it is not recommendable, you can only get a heart attack if one of the candles lights out.

As you can see, candles are sometimes scary and sometimes calming it all depends on the event and people.

So when we are talking about dreams about candles then it is pretty similar to the sentence above, sometimes dreaming about candles is calming and sometimes it may be scary or discomforting.

Candles can appear in different sizes, colours, shapes in your dreams and you may even dream about a certain aroma of the candles for example vanilla or rose aroma.

You can have dreams in which you are lighting up candles, perhaps you are buying candles, searching for candles, finding them, perhaps you are dreaming about an old candle or a new one.

There are different scenarios and they all have a unique meaning with a meaningful message from your subconscious.

Sometimes these dreams do not have a particular meaning , perhaps that day you were at the spa and you have been surrounded with candles, in that case it is completely normal for you to have a dream about them.

When you see something during the day, no matter how unimportant it may seem and you do not even have to remember seeing it but your mind marks that detail in your brain.

Candles are a symbol of truth, wisdom and improvement.

Sometimes dreaming about candles is a sign that you will be a better person and in a better place very soon.

Perhaps your efforts are paying off and you are likely to see the results of your hard work eventually.

Fire in your dream is a symbol of power and temperament, perhaps you could receive a warning sign from your subconscious if your flames are not in your control, in other words your actions and emotions.

The Most Common Dreams About Candles

Dreaming about lighting a candle- If you had a dream like this in which you are lighting a candle inside of your home or somewhere else, then this type of a dream could be a sign that you are tired of living in a lie.

This spark if fire is actually a spark if hope in your life, perhaps you are seeing the glance of the truth that you are seeking for.

Maybe this truth is going to be ugly, but you need to find it out because living in a lie can do so much damage to you and your mental state.

Sometimes this type of a dream is a sign of enlightenment and it is a sign that you are among the rare ones who seek out for the important matters and issues, not on nonsense .

Dreaming about failing while trying to light a candle- If you had a dream like this in which you are trying to light a candle but you are failing while trying, then this type of a dream could be a sign that you are still stuck in your past.

You are still going through everything in your past, all of your past mistakes and pain are haunting you.

This is dangerous because you are not living in the present, you are missing out on your life just because you are not ready to give up on your past.

So this dream is a clear sign for you to let it go, simply let everything go and come at peace with it.

Embrace your past and everything that happened but in a healthy way, acknowledge all that happened and find lessons to keep  so that you do better in the future.

This moment is all there is, if you don’t live your life to the fullest and if you are not present in it then you are wasting it.

And this life is not meant to be wasted just like that, you have to go through ups and downs and sometimes you are high but sometimes you will reach the ground.

When you reach the ground then all you can do is to collect yourself and continue living this life, if you are frozen in that moment then you will be there for a long time.

Dreaming about blowing out candles- If you had a dream like this in which you are dreaming about blowing out candles perhaps the ones on your birthday cake, then this type of a dream is a sign that you are achieving something but you are making sacrifices to do so.

Perhaps you are deciding on going to a certain college but you have to leave your hometown to proceed with that decision, so you are sacrificing closeness with your family and friends for your own goal.

There are different case scenarios in which you are making a decision which is followed with a lot of sacrifices but that is life.

If you truly want something, then do not let anything or anyone to stop you from getting it.

It can be hard and it may look like it is not possible at that point, but when you start with that change then you see that it is pretty easy.

Life is all about adjustment and decisions, so be careful while making them.

Dreaming about buying candles- If you had a dream like this in which you are in some kind of a store buying candles,  then this type of a dream could be a sign that you should nourish your mind.

Perhaps you are feeling like you are not growing or evolving as a person,  so this dream appears and it is telling you to find something or someone that could guide you .

That could be a certain mentor or someone close to you, this person is supposed to help you so that you feel like a better person.

When you work on yourself then the whole world simply makes sense.

The best investment in life is investing in yourself and your health, no one will do that for you if you don’t do it yourself.

Dreaming about being prevented to light a candle by someone- If you had a dream like this in which a certain person is preventing you from lighting a candle, then this type of a dream could be a sign that you are losing your path in life.

So there is a chance that someone from your surroundings is affecting you negatively,  maybe this person is manipulative and controlling.

But again this is all your fault, your character is weak and you do not even know who and what you are.

You are constantly putting yourself down so that others are comfortable, this does not work this way at all.

You have to know your worth and your path, this dream appears as a message from your subconscious so that you could sit down and think about your life the right way.

Talk with yourself, go somewhere peaceful and make some decisions.

Dreaming about birthday candles- Birthday candles are colourful and they are the main thing that goes with the birthday cake.

So if you had a dream in which you see birthday candles, then this type of a dream could be a sign of a brand new version of you.

This means that you are changing and improving in a lot of aspects of your life.

And this is a really good  thing and sign.

Perhaps you will have some innovative thoughts that are likely to lead you to major success.

This dream is also a sign that you are healthier, this refers to you if you had gotten rid of toxicity in your life.

You are living only for yourself, there is no need for gossip or drama in your life.

Continue with this mind-set and behaviour because this is the right way of living.

Dreaming about candle wax- If you had a dream like this in which you are dreaming about candle wax, then this type of a dream is somehow showing your fears about time.

Time flies fast, it is out of our control completely and it might be scary but perhaps this dream is telling you that you need to accept everything as it already is and not the way you want it to be.

You cannot stop time and you cannot rewind it, this life does not go that way.

All you can do is to embrace it and use every minute of your life to the fullest and everything is likely to be alright.

Dreaming about scented candle- If you had a dream like this in which you are dreaming about a scented candle, then this type of a dream is connected with your profession.

You can have dreams in which the candle aroma is vanilla or something like that which is calming and peaceful, if this is the case then it is a great sign for you.

It is a positive sign that means that your finances are likely to improve.

But sometimes the smell of a candle in your dream is stinky, then this means that you are likely to receive some bad news about your job.

Dreaming about a candle burning steadily- If you had a dream like this in which a candle is burning steadily, then this type of a dream is a sign that you are feeling safe right now in your life.

You are experiencing gratitude and peace in your life, this is a great sign and perhaps your subconscious is telling you that you should try some healthy things right now.

This could refer to reading some books, starting meditation or yoga, maybe going to the gym.

Nourish yourself even more right now and enjoy this period of your life.


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