To dream of ashes represents your awareness that some area of your life is gone. Noticing the remains or remnants of a something that has been lost. Disappointments, regrets, failures, changes and loss.
Feeling that the good times are over or that nothing of value is left in your life. Alternatively, ashes may be a sign that you need to learn to let go of the past. Feeling that some aspect of your life is dead, pointless, or dull. Feeling that the “good times” are over with.
Positively, ashes in a dream may reflect dwelling on the past or something in your life that is finished.
Negatively, ashes in a dream may reflect feelings about failed relationships or ruined business enterprises. Total destruction of some area of your life.
To dream seeing or cleaning the ashes of a fireplace or stove represents the realization that an enjoyable or prosperous moment is over. It’s time to move on or start over.
To dream of something turning to ashes represents feelings about a area of your life being completely destroyed, wasted, or carelessly neglected. Feelings about something being overused to the point of being useless. Feelings about something that could have been great if you or someone else was more careful. Feelings that all that is left of something is an empty memory.
Example: A woman dreamed of seeing homes on her street totally destroyed by fire and turned to ashes. In waking life she had lost all respect for her neighborhood and her ability to stay safe with her family if she continue to live there. The neighborhood had been victimized by a lot of violence, crime, and murders. She felt the excessive violence and crime of the people living in her neighborhood has totally destroyed her confidence in her to continue living there