(see Baking, Cauldron, Fire, Foods by type, Forge)
Focus on, or the condition of, home and familv. Traditionally the hearth was the heart of a bouse in Europe, where all important family activities took place. How does the hearth appear? An evenly burning hearth with good coals indicates consistent love and tending. One that is artificial or bricked up reveals pretense or blocked emotions, respectively.
An alternative type of womb emblem, in which the masculine element (fire) burns.
Fertility, kinship, and love. Old folk spells regularly recommended ashes from the hearth fire as a component for these purposes.
Depending on its configuration, this may be an alternative altar dream, in which the food becomes a kind of sacrifice. In the Orient, especially, there are gods and goddesses who preside over, and are honored in, the kitchen.... The Language of Dreams
Dreams of a hearth represent comfort, security, nurturing, -love, inner peace, and the warmth that makes a house a home and keeps the home fires burning. Your spirit is present in your body and body of affairs. See Goddess Hestia.... Strangest Dream Explanations
The hearth is considered to be the centre, or heart, of the home. Hestia, goddess of the hearth and the sacred fire, was a virgin goddess so spiritually her domain signifies the anima, that part of ourselves which guards the feminine spirit.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: We may be, or need to be, linking with our passionate wilder nature – the seat of our passions. This is not in a confrontational way, however, but gently, as a hearth needs to be tended properly in order for the fire to burn brightly but safely.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: To dream of a hearth or fireplace is to recognize the need for security and nurturing. This may be of two different types. One is knowing that the home, our place of existence, is secure.
The other is recognizing the security of the inner self, the interior feminine which gives warmth and stability.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Gives gender - specific: The hearth in a woman’s dream will suggest her own domesticity and gentleness, whereas in a man’s dream it will be more to do with the feminine in his life and his motivation to provide security.... Dream Meanings of Versatile