The meaning of Lightning in dream | Dream interpretation
(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.
Forceful, powerful energy; awakening of kundalini or life force.
Luck like a boh from the blue will surely follow a dream of this electrical phenomenon of nature, unless it was accompanied by rain and thunder, in which case it is still an omen of good luck, but in this case it will be preceded by a period of anxiety.
Heat lightning forecasts exciting social events; a lightning rod featured in your dream indicates possible interference in your current plans due to hidden jealousy.
Be careful about where you place your confidence.
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.
Symbolizes creative and destructive strength of the divine. It indicates a potent flux of energy that could be beneficial if linked to water, or devastating if it strikes someone in its path. The image of lightning is associated with that of the storm, the violent force of rain and wind that parallely destroy, impregnate, and purify. It manifests a difficult and turbulent moment that overcomes the calm.
It is possible that you have been surprised by the circumstances. On the other hand, lightning can destroy, but it can also show its great brilliance and illumination. In this case, it could represent the ideas and inspiration that you have. Also, lightning suggests that that forces that control your life will be under your control.
Even in the most ancient mythological stories gods of thunder and lightning appeared.
It is believed that their origin is the divinities of the neolithic man. Like many other prominent symbols from archaic myths, lightning possesses sexual connotations. When lightning fills the sky, it represents Mother Earth being impregnated by the gods of the sky.
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
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.
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.
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.
Lightning is a symbol of love; also a desire of the dreamer to thrust that love upon someone.
1. Sudden inspiration, revelation.
2. Feelings of sudden disaster.
3. Sudden change in the ofﬁng, usually in a situation.
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.
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.
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.
it is [interpreted as] a treasurer of the king / sovereign & enemy, admonition & mercy, straight path.
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.
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.
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.
Lightning can symbolize sudden awareness (“like a bolt of lightning”) as well as purification and purging through the flash of light.
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.
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.
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.
A warning of a sudden, unexpected problem that is approaching
You are being inspired by sudden awareness or enlightenment born of divergent, confronting ideas. Consider how lightning is formed. Thick clouds contain both positive and negative charges.
The positive charges gather on the top of the clouds and the negative charges drop to the bottom. When they are thrust together by the right weather conditions, the reaction of opposites explodes in an electrical charge of great violence. Therefore, lightning represents the flashes of brilliant awareness that come when polar- opposite views come crashing together. These contradictory views should actually cancel each other out. However, what actually happens is that they reveal a brand-new viewpoint that would otherwise have not been knowable. How you experience the lightning in your dream is key to your interpretation.
If it is harmful or feels dangerous, then your dream is reflecting shadow material. This could be anything that might inspire the kind of fear that comes from gaining knowledge or information; as the saying goes, ignorance is bliss. Look to where you are being guided to choose a path that you are resisting even though you may know it is your highest choice.
If you are delighted by the beauty of the lightning, then your unconscious may be expressing gratitude for the sudden new awareness that is present or right over the horizon.
Symbolic of supernatural power, Ezek. 1:14
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.
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.
(1) Lightning may be a sexual symbol. Compare the mythological image of the sky-god impregnating the earth-goddess with a flash of lightning. On the other hand, lightning striking the earth may represent consciousness penetrating the unconscious - in which case your dream is probably urging you to explore the hidden parts of yourself.
(2) It may symbolize a ‘flash’ of insight or inspiration.
(3) It may symbolize punishment: ‘the wrath of the gods’.
If so, you may have a guilt-complex that needs sorting out. However, not all guilt-feelings are neurotic; your dream may be telling you you have done something wrong.
If lightning strikes you, or something that may symbolize you (e.g. a house), the dream message may be either that you need to demolish your current self-image in favour of one that corresponds more closely to your true self or that your current lifestyle or pattern of behaviour is threatening your true self.