Male sex organ. Lighting a candle, a birth; prayer.
If lit amid darkness: finding understanding or courage amid doubts, fears, depression. Candle burning out: awareness of death. Occasionally measure of how much time we have left in life. Idioms: burn the candle at both ends; not fit to hold a candle.
Candles in dreams bnng illumination to what is hidden in the darkness or deep within the subconscious. Candles may represent spiritual fulfillment, illumination, and enlightenment or bring to light the obstacles as well as the potential in life. Candles may be present to ask you to pray or to give a blessing.
A person’s life, Matt. 12:20
The passing of time; enlightenment if lit; melted or fallen indicates little time left; see “melting”
Dreaming of a burning candle at night holds promise of a beacon in the darkness.
If you’re feeling a little down when you dream this, it’s a sign that there is hope, and things will soon get better.
A new, unlit candle indicates untapped potential, while a candle on the verge of guttering out heralds the end of a project, usually intellectual in nature. Candlesticks carried by individuals imply an increase in your social life.
Candles in dreams imply we are seeking understanding or clarification about some topic or concept. Candles can also mean the individual is reflecting on the past. When present on a birthday cake, candles are indicative of a transition phase.
Lighting a candle is symbolic of asking for something that one may need.
The symbolism of candles has recently taken on a whole added significance as people re-explore religion and belief more thoroughly. They have always signified illumination, wisdom, strength, beauty and now signal the end of darkness or ignorance. Lit, they suggest the enduring flame of life and the use of power. Unlit, they signify potential held in reserve.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Psychologically candles can represent knowledge or wisdom that has not yet fully crystallized. Used as tools, they mark our control of personal magic and dreams will often give information as to their best use. Lighting a candle to bridget to welcome her in was transposed in the christian church to the celebration of candlemas on 2 february when new candles were placed in churches signifying the end of winter.
Material aspects: In pagan times, the candle or taper represented the ritualistic dispersing of darkness and a way of worshipping power.
To dream of candles indicates that we are trying to clarify something that we do not understand. Candles on a birthday cake can therefore indicate that we are marking a transition from the old to the new. Lighting a candle represents using courage and fortitude or asking for something which we need.
Gives gender - specific: It has been suggested that the candle epitomizes masculine power (candle) and feminine passion (flame), the one being useless without the other. In a woman’s dream, therefore, extinguishing a candle might suggest control of a perceived power, whereas in a man’s dream it will suggest control of external factors. You might like to consult the entries for fire, light and wax as well as the information on phallus in sex / sexual images.
Symbol: The candle is a symbol of light—representing a connection between spirit and matter.
Vision: A brighdy burning candle is a promise: in future things will turn out the way you have hoped. It could also mean an invitation to a party.
The flame of the candle flickering or giving off smoke: the state of your health is not stable.
A candle burning quietly and steadily is a sign of peace, prayer, contemplation, and a challenge to look within. Watching the flame of a candle go out: you may suddenly be informed of the illness or death of a person close to you, or it could mean that a dose friendship is coming to an end.
Depth Psychology: The candle is a phallic symbol. Is there a flame of passion burning within you for another person? The candle also gives us light and warmth and expresses your desire for greater understanding, enlightenment, or wisdom. See Light.
An unlit candle is a symbol of opportunity A lit candle symbolizes revelation; that which was hidden will be revealed to you.
To dream of a candelabra or chandelier is a sign of taking on new responsibility.
A symbol of life, particularly a burning candle. May also point to specific festivities. See Light.
Already, in antiquity, the candle was a male sexual symbol. Also, according to Freud, a phallic symbol.
A broken candle symbolizes impotence.
This is a good omen, provided the Candle burns brightly. But if it is extinguished, you may expect trouble.
1. If blowing out, the end of an emotional relationship.
Dreams of candles symbolize power, energy, heat and the amplification of energy. It also signifies good luck and clarity of intent.
If a candle is extinguished in your dream, then you are surrendering your attachment to a goal or romance.
If a candle is burning from both ends, you are overextending yourself and need to find balance, otherwise you will burn yourself out. See Light.
1- In Pagan times, the candle or taper represented the dispersing of darkness and a way of worshipping power.
To dream of candles indicates that we arc trying to clarify something that we do not understand. Candles on a birthday cake can therefore indicate that we are marking a transition from the old to the new. Lighting a candle represents using courage and fortitude or asking for something which we need.
2- Since candles are now regarded as old-fashioned, psychologically they can represent knowledge or wisdom that has not fully crystallised. They can also represent our control of personal magic.
3- Illumination, wisdom, strength, beauty.
Spirituality, insight and clarity.Safety and ego. Candles symbolize light and where there is light, there is hope.
A lit candle suggests that you are unconsciously seeking comfort and some sort of spiritual enlightenment.
An unlit candle suggests that you may be feeling rejection and disappointment or can’t see anything positive or “light” in a situation or in yourself.
If in your dream you watch the candle burn down to nothing, it suggests that you may have fears of getting older and dying.
For men it may connote a fear about waning sexual abilities
To see one being lighted forecasts a birth, to exhibit a lighted candle augurs contentment and prosperity; to make candles, joy and satisfaction; to see a candle burning brilliantly denotes prosperity to men, health to invalids, marriage to celibates; a dimly burning candle shows sickness, sadness and delay (Artemidorus). The symbolism is that of the sacred flame, the vital spark, with the sacredness invariably attendant upon the fiery element.
(LAMP) (see Fire, Light, Torch)
Illumination, understanding, or enlightenment.
The quest to understand spiritual matters.
The soul. As the Bible says, “let your light so shine among men.”
A candle being lit represents a new beginning, whereas an extinguished candle symbolizes the passing of the old.
Fear of an early death or growing old (e.g., having your candle “snuffed out”).
A winding sheet or blue flame on the candle, according to folklore, speaks of ghostly company. This might be a departed loved one, an angel, or even your Higher Self trying to communicate (see Ghost).
Energy levels. Are you burning the candle at both ends?
Hope and protection. In the Middle Ages candles were not only a source of light, but were placed near beds to safeguard the sleeper from wandering spirits.
Ideas or ideals. Suddenly experiencing comprehension (having the proverbial “light bulb” go on).
An alternative phallic symbol. Pagan folk dances often included candle jumping for fertility.
A clear burning flame on a candle indicates the presence of devoted friends, or constancy’ in yourself.