Dream meaning » lamp

To see lamps filled with oil, denotes the demonstration of business activity, from which you will receive gratifying results. Empty lamps, represent depression and despondency.

To see lighted lamps burning with a clear flame, indicates merited rise in fortune and domestic bliss.

If they give out a dull, misty radiance, you will have jealousy and envy, coupled with suspicion, to combat, in which you will be much pleased to find the right person to attack.

To drop a lighted lamp, your plans and hopes will abruptly turn into failure.

If it explodes, former friends will unite with enemies in damaging your interests. Broken lamps, indicate the death of relatives or friends.

To light a lamp, denotes that you will soon make a change in your affairs, which will lead to profit.

To carry a lamp, portends that you will be independent and self-sustaining, preferring your own convictions above others.

If the light fails, you will meet with unfortunate conclusions, and perhaps the death of friends or relatives.

If you are much affrighted, and throw a bewildering light from your window, enemies will ensnare you with professions of friendship and interest in your achievements.

To ignite your apparel from a lamp, you will sustain humiliation from sources from which you expected encouragement and sympathy, and your business will not be fraught with much good.

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A symbol of intelligence and the spirit. It appears in this sense in the Greek myth of Psyche, in the legend of Diogenes and in the hermit (the ninth enigma) of the Tarot pack. The lamps of the ancients were shaped according to their function—profane, religious or funereal—and to suit the nature of the god to whom they were dedicated. There were lamps with twelve wicks, symbolizing the Wheel of the Zodiac. And there were perpetually burning lamps such as that kept alight by the vestal virgins, or that of the temple of Venus noted by St. Augustine.

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The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

Symbol of knowledge and study. The appearance of a lamp in dreams indicates that you have a lot of inspiration and a wealth of good ideas. Depending on how much light the lamp gives off, it will show your degree of motivation to learn and grow personally. Thus, if the light is dim, it shows that your performance is minimum. You are not using your resources appropriately. You let yourself be dominated by the unwillingness and laziness.

In Tarot, the Hermit card is represented by a wise old man carrying a lamp. As in dreams, he warns that everyone should carry their own spiritual light.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

Whether the lamps were oil, gas, or electric, lighted ones signify success, and if you were carrying one, your success will be crowned by distinction and prestige. To light a lamp predicts an unexpected reward for a past kindness; to put out a lamp suggests a holiday or a well-earned rest. An unlit lamp indicates a disappointment; a dim or flickering lamp forecasts news of an illness; to hang a guide lamp outdoors or in a window augurs a stroke of good luck; to break a lamp portends difficulties through lack of trust; many bright or decorative lamps are a sign of coming festive occasions, and red lamps are exactly what you’d expect – a warning of danger due to uncontrolled passion or temper. A lamppost in your dream is an omen of family troubles.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox
Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox

Any light is a symbol of ideas and the ability to see things more clearly. A lamp is a small amount of this light designed to illuminate a small area in order to focus on something specific. Since it is portable, it represents your ability to focus the light of consciousness on various areas that need to be explored or highlighted. The state of a lamp in your dreams is revealing your current ability to see clearly in some area of your life.

Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson
Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson

Let’s shed some light on the subject. Lamps illuminate what you need to see. Dreaming of turning on a lamp symbolizes your quest for knowledge or understanding, while turning off or breaking a lamp means you’d really rather stay in the dark.

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