If you dream about ashes, it can have an assortment of interpretations. We are going to take a look at some of them here.
Ashes Dream Symbol & Meaning
If you have a dream about ashes, you have to look at the context they appear in as they can mean different things. You may see the ashes of a loved one or your house burned down and neither is particularly positive. On the other hand, ashes from a campfire can be more positive. Yes, there are ashes left, but you probably would have enjoyed a lovely evening sitting around a campfire with friends and family, enjoying food. To see your house burned down isn’t necessarily a bad omen, but it can mean that you have lost something important, be it friends, family, or possessions. It is also useful to look up the different meanings of a house in your dreams. Your house is your refuge so to lose it would be devastating.
Dreams are rarely precognitive so you don’t have to worry that you are going to lose a loved one or that your house is going to burn down. Most dreams are a release of your emotions and feelings and often relate to the events of the day.
Ashes and Feeling Disappointment
One reason why you might dream about ashes is that you are disappointed by something in your waking life. Perhaps there have been changes or transformations. It could be that at work, people have been promoted over you and now they are telling you what to do. Perhaps your partner has left you. You may feel as if you are fighting a force out of your control and that you didn’t want this change.
Feeling a Loss of Control or Power
Seeing ash can symbolize a loss of power. If you see a burned down house, and only ashes remain, it can indicate that the fire has been uncontrollable. Perhaps you can’t control something in your waking life. Maybe your friends are ignoring you and leaving you out of their activities. If so, you may feel that the situation is not reversible no matter how hard you try to build bridges.
On the other hand, it could indicate that you have had to do something you didn’t want to do but were unable to get out of the situation.
Perhaps your life had been going along just fine, but something happened to change it and now you are miserable. Did you think that you had a good relationship with your partner, only to find out that he or she wasn’t on the same page as you?
Grieving a Loss
You could dream of ashes if you have just had a loved one cremated and all you are left with is an urn of ashes. However, the loss doesn’t have to be of a family member or a friend. It could be the loss of a pet or of possessions. You may feel like there is nothing to look forward to now, but time is a great healer and you have to remember that. Remember that you still have good memories.
Being Stuck in the Past
Ashes in dreams can symbolize past events. Perhaps you are thinking back to when you were a child and life was simple. Maybe you are wishing that you hadn’t left your last job as you aren’t being treated well in your new position. You are focusing too much on the past and you need to stop and enjoy the present, as well as prepare for the future. It is time to let go and look forward
instead of backward. Once you can do this, you will be much happier and peaceful. Cleaning Up Ashes
If you see yourself cleaning up ashes in a dream as, for example, from a fireplace, it can indicate that there are parts of your life that you are not happy about. You could feel like you are trapped in a situation you can’t get out of. It could quite simply be that you have agreed to go to a party that you really don’t want to go to and now you can’t think of a way to get out of it. Cleaning in general often means that you want to change and improve a situation, but you don’t know how to do it.
Dreaming of an Ashtray
If you have lost a family member or friend that smoked, you might dream about an ashtray, reminding you of him or her. It could also be a warning to you that you shouldn’t smoke. On the other hand, an ashtray could indicate that it’s time to come clean about something in your waking life. Perhaps you broke something in your house and blamed someone else. Other interpretations are that it’s time to give up a bad habit, not necessarily smoking or that there is something in your life that you don’t like.
Related Dream Symbols to Ashes
In order to interpret your dreams properly, you need to look at the other symbols in your dreams. They will have bearing on the meaning of the dreams. It’s a good idea to keep a dream journal by the side of your bed so that you can write down everything about your dreams. It is best to do this as soon as you wake up as dreams fade as the day goes by. When you come to study your dream journal, you can pick out all the symbols and discover their meanings from a dream dictionary. In this way, you will get the full picture
Ashes are naturally closely related to fire. To dream that you are putting out a fire with water can mean that you are trying to calm down a situation. If you see firemen at the scene, it can indicate that you need help to sort out a situation that has got out of control.
Dreaming of fire not only means loss of control but also indicates that you are angry about something. Another interpretation of fire is jealousy. Perhaps you know that someone is jealous of you and you aren’t sure if they are going to jeopardize your position. Perhaps it is you who is the jealous one. In this case, it is advisable to address the situation before it gets out of control. Perhaps you might dream about trees burning down and being left with just ashes. This can mean that you want to hide away and sort through your problems in peace and quiet.