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.