Fire is one of the archetypal elements of the universe and symbolizes the purification of the spirit through understanding. To analyze our dreams with fire, we must observe the shape of the flames. A devouring fire is the opposite of the flame brightening which symbolizes exalted passion. A small but well lit fire, without smoke, represents the desire and tenderness, our need for human warmth. A fire burning can hardly talk of betrayals or problems, omens that concern both the body and the spirit. Feeling threatened in the dream by the flames, speaks of an intuitive fear to see us overcome by a company that holds any disloyalty or failure. Some authors believe that dreams in which we are stoking a fire can have a relation with sexual desires or desires for revenge.