Lightning Dream Meaning and Interpretations


lightning dreamsLightning Dream Symbol – Lightning is a symbol of raw energy and power, which can be both generative and destructive. If you dream of lightning strikes in a storm, this indicates a powerful energy letting loose in your life. Like any storm, this can be frightening, and may involve the destruction of things you hold very dear.

Alternatively, If you are a struck by lightning in your dream it may signal that you are going to gain intuition or inspiration in your waking life. Perhaps there is a problem you have been trying to solve that you will find a solution to in the near future. Lighting may also signal unexpected changes that are going to benefit you.

Lightning may also signal the release of built up tension. Perhaps you have been bottling up your emotions for a while now and you are longing to release some of those emotions so they do not suffocate you.

The appearance of lightning in a dream may also be a sign that love will strike you unexpectedly. If you are single then perhaps you will find someone who will rekindle that burning fire inside of you. If you are currently in a relationship, perhaps this is a sign that you need to reignite that romantic flame inside of you.

Remember, though, that destruction is necessary to make room for the growth of new things, and this dream symbol of lightning is a symbol of powerful and generative change. Old things will pass away and you will grieve for them, but new things will come to take their place.If you can bear to be present in the storm, rather than hiding from it, you will be in greater danger of being hurt but will come out of it with greater wisdom as well.

Additional Meanings

Dreaming of lightning is a positive sign of spending happy times with those you love. This may only last temporarily. But small things can add up to improve your life overall. It can also mean there is devastation coming to some part of your life. This could signify a natural disaster in your area or in an area where loved ones may be affected.

lightning-dreamsWhen lightning lights up a particular object in your dream, it can indicate that you or someone close to you will discover something new that will benefit mankind. If the lightning highlights an individual, this can mean they are being singled out for gossip behind their back. Some people will take delight in trying to ruin your reputation by telling lies to all who will listen.

Flashes of lightning in a dark, stormy sky brings a warning there is not a solution to what worries you. You may just have to ride it out and deal with the consequences. You may need to be wary of others motives, in particular in regards to money. Be wary of the truths they tell.

Lightning that highlights your own body can represent your feelings of disappointment and despair. You could get some unexpected bad news, which is the opposite to what you expected. Dreaming of lightning directly above you is a sign your finances will improve very soon. You will not have to make much effort and it will be enough to set yourself up for the future.

A lightning strike suggests the impossible will soon become possible. You may find yourself in a completely different situation than you ever expected even only recently. Maybe you recently met someone and fell in love. Or, your dream job came up and you had to move overseas in a matter of weeks.

If you are close to where lightning strikes but remain unhurt, this is a sign that a great love will soon enter your life. This is a sign of “love at first sight”. Dreaming of lightning striking your partner can mean there are sexual issues between you. These could be caused by a lack of trust or respect, arguments, or one of you may be physically injured. It takes two for these issues to arise, so you need to be aware of this and play your part in helping to resolve them.

Seeing lightning damage something is a sign that you are distracted by something and not thinking clearly. You may be so busy thinking of your lover that you cannot think straight. You forget your everyday responsibilities as your day’s float by in a daydream. If lightning strikes you in a dream, it is a warning that others will involve you in their dramas. Be careful of what you say in these situations for you risk being offensive.

Thunder and lightning together signifies you may need to reassess your priorities. It may be that your dreams have grown into something new. You may need to make changes to reflect how you now feel. Fear of lightning represents feelings of dread when dealing with certain situations or people. Being blinded by lightning is a sign new opportunities will present themselves to you. These will be highly beneficial to you financially and socially. There may be some risks. You need to weigh these up before you move forward.

Seeing someone struck by lightning and killed can mean a difficult situation will develop between you and someone close to you. It can also signify that someone close to you blames you for the trouble in their life. Lightning striking your house, causing much damage, is a sign tragedy will strike members of that household. This could have long-term negative effects.

Lightning coming from a cloud signifies future prosperity. Things will soon become easier and financially your burden will lessen. It is a time where there is not much you need to worry about. It can also mean that something from your past comes back to haunt you. This is the time you need to face justice for past misdeeds.

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. I had a dream of an old friend and I were walking down the street.. all of a sudden he held my hand.. then I saw the back of his leather jack with a lightning I watched us walk down the street..

  2. I dreamt of very powerful lightning it was coming from the north west this lightning destroyed and flattened a volcano.

  3. I dreamt of a large intimidating figure striking myself and several unidentified people with red fiery lightning. I then saw a warrior helmet that split in half, revealing half of my face/half helmet

  4. Teri Claiborne on

    I had a dream that my family and I were in a huge house (that apparently we owned) with big windows around the house. I could see out the windows that there was a storm coming in. But, this storm was different, it was like it was alive. The clouds were dark and dense, huge with gray and purple coloring.. it was moving and coming in quick to our house, like it was coming for us. I started to panic and gathered my Kids to move them into the basement where I thought we’d be safe. I started to notice lightning flashes through the windows, so I went back upstairs to see.. the storm was surrounding our house, lightning was striking various spots outside the house and some were able to strike within our house.. and then I noticed that the clouds, the gray purple clouds, the ones that seemed alive was looking for something… like moving from window to window, and the lightning was a distraction..
    I got my kids back upstairs so I could see how it would react. That’s when I noticed my youngest had caught it’s attention. It was looking for him, and it wanted him.. I stood my ground and tried my best to hide my youngest behind me, but I was so scared. Then this HUGE thunder sound came out of it. It shook the house so hard that the roof caved in, and then I woke up.. what could this mean?

  5. I had a dream where lightning struck my husband and I remember hearing and feeling vibrations as I woke up. I remember seeing balloons? My birthday is August 30. It scared and freaked me out. What could this dream mean?

  6. Samdisha Kochhar on

    I had a dream, where I was hanging out with my family and relatives outside my house in rainy weather, and suddenly there was some lightning which no one noticed, except me & lightning hit my right shoulder injured, but there was no pain or fear. My scar was like a bullet shot. I was quite scared first & then I told my mom & other family members, but they didn’t believed that it was lightning. And then my doctor relative check my shoulder & confirm it to my dad that “Yes, it is sky lightning”.
    After this I woke up. Can u please explain this ?

  7. I had a dream where i was stood somewhere on land (probably a cliff side or a grassy area) and in the distance, it was dark and cloudy, suddenly, lighting started to strike the ocean, and at times it lit up the beach/ cliff edge in the distance. However, in the dream i wasnt affraid, in fact i felt safe and thought that it was beautiful. (The way i have written it makes it sound lile a story )

  8. I had a dream and there were dark clouds everywhere and it was very stormy (as if it was about to rain). Soon lightning started strucking, but then it strucked on the dark clouds and the sky started clearing up. I was standing by the roadside with some old friends by then. I suddenly saw a cloud tossing in the sky above. I knew it was going to fall and surprisingly, I wanted to catch it. I separated myself from my friends and I caught the cloud. It surprised me that I was able to catch it so I kept holding it and looking at it vividly. A friend saw me holding it and asked, “what is that?”, and then I replied, “its a CLOUD”. It felt like a cushion, a very cold soft cushion. It started melting in my hands and then I woke up.
    Please can anyone interpret this dream for me, if you can? Thank you.

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