To see bright coals of fire, denotes pleasure and many pleasant changes.
To dream you handle them yourself, denotes unmitigated joy.
To see dead coals implies trouble and disappointments.
A dream of trouble, loss, hunger (Raphael) ; secret love is the interpretation attached to this dream by Freud. “With coal no fire so hotly glows as secret love, which no one knows.”—Freud, Interpretation of Dreams, p. 316.