Light Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Light Dream Symbol – Light is a dream symbol of understanding and knowledge. Turning on the light in a room is indicative of understanding the reality around you and being able to interact with it effectively and with full understanding. On the other hand, if you try to turn on the light and the light does not come on, or if it comes on but is too dim to see much, this is an indication of a lack of understanding.

At some point, your ability to gain knowledge about a matter is being frustrated, and your subconscious mind is aware that you are not able to gain this knowledge. Any people and places involved with this dream symbol are also highly significant.

For instance, if this dream occurs in your childhood home, this points the finger at your parents being the ones to “keep you in the dark,” while if it happens in a workplace, it is likely that a boss or a coworker is keeping information from you.

Additional Light Dream Meanings

When you see the light in your dreams it is about clarity, understanding, and greater insight. Seeing light streaming through the clouds can mean you have a new understanding of a difficult situation. You have greater clarity and may now see the truth. Seeing bright light is a sign you have a greater level of understanding.

Soft shadows represent the more primal aspects of your character rising to the surface. This may be a time to let them out, to face them. Not being able to turn on a light reflects your lack of insight in a situation. You may need to change your perception. Seeing a weird light or if a light diminishes, you will have an unpleasant surprise that something you thought would have success actually fails. Dim light symbolizes that there is only partial success.

Light is a positive sign if it represents the lifting of the shadows. It brings positive energy into counteract the negative energy in your life. It signifies new understanding, clarity, and truth. Dreaming of a beacon warns to proceed with care to avoid trouble. Seeing a far-off light is a shining light of hope that you can achieve success in the future.

Dreaming of light brings clarity to the shadows of your life. You are about to understand the real truth. The light of a fire can mean you are being guided by the light to new knowledge and greater wisdom.

Note* If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. So last night I had a pretty strange dream. I can’t quite remember all of it but I can still visually see myself in a dark room. I flip the switch at the far end and the light is bright but doesn’t quite fill up enough of the room; I walk to the other side and try to flip the second one but it doesn’t work. I don’t think I was able to leave the room until I flipped the second switched, I needed the light to leave through the door.

  2. When I was young, around 4/6, I remember extremely vividly dreaming about these incredibly breathtaking lights in the sky. They were all different colors and patterns etc. They were amazing. I still wonder whaat they meant, and I had the dreams nearly every night.

  3. I had a dream that I was holding this bright incandescent white light above a bride who is the girlfriend of my hisnand’s boss
    As she was walking I held the light

    • When I was young, around 4/6, I remember extremely vividly dreaming about these incredibly breathtaking lights in the sky. They were all different colors and patterns etc. They were amazing. I still wonder whaat they meant, and I had the dreams nearly every night.

  4. Laura Lynne Watson on

    I had a dream about 3 years ago that I was abducted by aliens & I was in a spaceship. I was locked in a chrome room without any corners(everything was smoothed together). The whole room was a light green & bright yellow color, the green being the highlights & all the shadows were a bright yellow. I remember clawing at the “door” trying to get out but it was sealed as if there wasn’t a way out. I remember hyperventilating & grabbing my phone. I texted someone about my sistuation & before I could put my phone away they texted me back to “stay where you are, I am coming” & i immediately felt relief. I think the dream was induced by the many ufos I had been seeing at the time, tho I still never could understand how the shadows were brighter than the highlights. I don’t see any post on here related to shadows so any insight would be appreciated (:

  5. In my dream, I was on a journey to see my uncle with two of my cousins. We reached somewhere and our motorbike front tyre deflated. We looked for the local council of the area and went to his home to fix it. As we were fixing it, my wife appears from nowhere and asks that we move around. We reached a muddy dam where some people were swimming. As we stood there, two men started quarreling, possibly over my wife and out of anger, one of them comes and drags my wife into the water. He pulled her under water and intending to drown her. I immediately jumped into the water and grabbed her, and I pulled her out while stepping on the man. I then completely pulled her out of the water and went back to the man. I dragged the man under water and wanted to drown him. When I realized that he was too weak, I left him and we went away with my wife.

  6. Adesanya Mary Opeyemi on

    In my dream,I saw NEPA came around to my house and then cut of the light all because of #500 balance out of a huge amount of money

  7. I very frequently dream about turning on lights but when they turn on theyre so dim that they may as well still be off

    • OH my god I just dreamt that! I’m in my house (in the dream), there are some people (that i know) and I feel the need to turn on as many lights as I can because I feel that something bad is coming ( like evil) and when I try to turn them on most of them have a dim light…

  8. Dylan Paim on

    What about 7 lights going into the sky. The dream was 7 years ago with me and 1 possibly 2 friends or enemies sitting on a tailgate behind a chain link fenced area in the country chatting. An Egyptian cat appears we go to hunt it then 1 by one 7 lights shoot into the sky then the cat disappears and im all alone in this fenced in area. Then the cats eyes appear in the distance looking at me through the fence and I believe the lights come back down to earth. It may be possible the lights dropped first then went into sky.

  9. Angelika Amador on

    In my dream, I was sitting in a room with a few people. Then a boy came up to me and was smiling. We prayed with a group of people, then there was a bright white light in the sky. Then i almost made it inside then I failed. I was sad afterwards, but the boy made it. Then I liked flashed to the future, and saw the boy again, but older, and he was my future husband. I saw 2 boys, 2 girls in my dream, they were my kids apparently. I was in a living room with my husband, mom, moms mom, and three random women.( I dont have any kids or a boyfriend/husband) Interpret?

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