Unexpected changes; discharge of tension, perhaps destructively, expression of wider awareness; intuition; conscience. Killed by lightning: life changes occurring. Lightning struck tree: death in some form.
Sometimes information leading to a realisation builds up over time, but in a flash is put together forming a new, perhaps life-changing, insight which may be depicted by lightning. See aura.
Lightning may represent God’s power piercing the earth. It may signify an awakening to God’s power. In Christian symbolism, lightning may signify God s wrath coming down from the heavens. It may also represent the power of the light spearing the earth, manifesting spirit into matter.
Symbolic of supernatural power, Ezek. 1:14
A warning of a sudden, unexpected problem that is approaching
A very positive omen implying a major stroke of good luck coming your way in the near future. Even if the lightning was accompanied by rain and thunder, it is still a positive omen, but positive events will be preceded by a period of anxiety.
Spiritually, lightning denotes some form of spiritual enlightenment, literally something which had not ‘struck us’ before. In dreams, a lightning flash can also represent the holy spirit or the travelling of energy through the various planes of existence into manifestation.
Psychological / emotional perspective: When we dream of lightning we are marking a discharge of tension in some way. There may be a situation in our everyday lives that actually needs to be ‘blasted’ – apparently negatively – in order for something to happen which will change the circumstances.
If we take all the known facts into account, our intuition will make us aware of the correct action.
Material aspects: Lightning in a dream denotes unexpected changes, which are taking place or are about to take place. This may be the sudden realization of a personal truth, or of a more universal awareness. Often such a revelation has the effect of knocking down the structures we have built in as safeguards in our lives. Alternatively, we may have to make changes in the way we think while leaving our everyday structure and relationships in place. Lightning can also indicate strong passion – such as love – which may strike suddenly but be devastating in its effect. You might also like to consult the entries for thunder / thunderbolts and weather.
To dream of lightning denotes increased awareness, perception, and cleansing. Alternatively, lightning may reflect an unexpected turn of events. It reflects the many uncontrollable interacting forces present in your waking life.
To dream that you are struck by lightning symbolizes changes in your life that are more permanent. Your dream is a life-changing journey – a transformation.
Symbol: Lightning is a symbol of the powerful and swift fires of the heavens.
Vision: Dreaming about lightning always points to unpleasant things to come, maybe on the job. Getting hit by lightning means an impending illness or annoying issues; it can also be a timely warning, allowing you to prevent the above. Seeing a quick bolt of lightning, followed by Thunder might indicate sudden, unusual events on the job, or good fortune. Feeling the pain of being struck by lightning: bad news or unexpected hardships will uhit you like lightning.” Seeing a lightning storm means good fortune and new chances. See Weather. Lightning striking your House: expect financial losses, sometimes health problems. See Fire.
Depth Psychology: Lightning symbolizes a sudden discharge of inner tension. It also can be a sign of “lightning-quick insights” (sudden recognition of certain connections, or the solution to a problem). Sometimes it might also be a sudden fear of punishment or the revenge of another person.
If you see strong lightning in your dream you will find yourself the recipient of a fantastic moneymaking idea that really works. and if you see lightning flash from the sky and strike an object you will have a stroke of good luck. Weak lightning flashes denote general good fortune to the dreamer.
Trouble brought about by a woman you have been close to (though not a relative).
To see lightning strike a tree or a building means you will be involved in a court case brought by this woman. See also Rain and Thunder and Lightning.
it is [interpreted as] a treasurer of the king / sovereign & enemy, admonition & mercy, straight path.
If lightning is only illuminating the sky—a sudden idea. On November 16, 1619, Descartes had a dream and, among other things, saw lightning, which showed him that he now had found his own method of understanding.
Lightning as a natural occurrence indicates a repressed effect, denial that wants to be expressed or lived out through sudden aggressive action; an uncontrolled release of great energies. Fighting (“lighting into somebody”).
According to Artemidorus, the 2nd century dream interpreter, a good omen.
According to Freud, a phallic symbol. Jung also stated that everything that strikes something has to be interpreted as a phallic symbol.
Lightning in a dream means you will find out something surprising about someone close to you, that could cause you to see them in a whole new way.
This also is a favourable dream, though you will have to face worries, as indicated by the dark clouds from which Nature’s unexpected Light is poured. Persevere and you are certain of success.
1. Sudden inspiration, revelation.
2. Feelings of sudden disaster.
3. Sudden change in the ofﬁng, usually in a situation.
Lightning is a symbol of love; also a desire of the dreamer to thrust that love upon someone.
Dreams of lightning or of a lightning bolt symbolize masculine virility, a sudden realization, a great idea, or change, as well as a reminder that you are connected with the divine.
1- Lightning in a dream denotes unexpected changes, which arc taking place or are about to take place. These may come about through some type of realisation or revelation. Often such a revelation has the effect of knocking down the structures we have built in as safeguards in our lives. Altcrnativelv. we may have to make changes in the way we think while leaving our everyday structure and relationships in placc. Lightning can also indicate strong passion such as love which may strike suddenly but be devastating in its effect.
2- When we dream of lightning we are marking a discharge of tension in some way. There may be a situation in our everyday lives which actually has to be blasted in order for something to happen which will change the circumstances. This may seem like a destructive act 011 our part, but is nevertheless necessary If we take all the known facts into account, our intuition will make us aware of the correct action.
3- Spiritually, lightning denotes some form of spiritual enlighten- merit. This may be the sudden realisation of a personal truth, or of a more universal awareness. Literally something which had not ‘struck us’ before. In dreams a lightning flash can also represent the Holy Spirit.
Lightning in your dreams, foreshadows happiness and prosperity of short duration.
If the lightning strikes some object near you, and you feel the shock, you will be damaged by the good fortune of a friend, or you may be worried by gossipers and scandalmongers.
To see livid lightning parting black clouds, sorrow and difficulties will follow close on to fortune.
If it strikes you, unexpected sorrows will overwhelm you in business or love.
To see the lightning above your head, heralds the advent of joy and gain.
To see lightning in the south, fortune will hide herself from you for awhile.
If in the southwest, luck will come your way. In the west, your prospects will be brighter than formally. In the north, obstacles will have to be removed before your prospects will brighten up.
If in the east, you will easily win favors and fortune. Lightning from dark and ominous-looking clouds, is always a forerunner of threats, of loss and of disappointments. Business men should stay close to business, and women near their husbands or mothers; children and the sick should be looked after closely.
Lightning represents energy and a fantastic, altering force. It is generally a positive dream symbol which represents the dreamers “awakened” state of consciousness. At times, a sudden shift in awareness, or unpredictable news, may shock us and leave us feeling anxious. However, enlightenment of any kind has long term positive implications. When interpreting this dream, make attempts to connect it to important and highly charged events from your daily life which have suddenly occurred or come into your awareness. See also: Storm
It is bad tuck to dream that you are struck by lightning for it is a forerunner of sorrow tn love, family, or business affairs.
Whether sheet or chain lightning, this dream foretells a sudden and pronounced improvement in your affairs.
(see Clouds, Disasters, Fire, Rain, Storms)
A phallic symbol. In ancient legends, lightning fertilized the womb of the abyss to begin creation.
Destruction and ruin.
The Tarot cards depict a tower being torn asunder by lightning.
The interpretation of the Tower card is devastation.
Hie flash and energy of inspiration.
Divine or righteous wrath. In African traditions, a person who survives being struck by lightning is banished because it’s considered a sign of serious divine judgment. Many European cultures depicted the gods’ anger similarly with lightning.