Spiritually, a bonfire reflects the power of the sun and encourages the power of good. It also represents solar festivals, where the life-giving power of the sun is acknowledged and renewal is celebrated. When we are conscious of feeding a bonfire, the passionate side of our emotional selves needs to be allowed freedom of expression. Old, outdated concepts and beliefs can be let go in order to create something new. To be lighting or tending a bonfire in a dream indicates a need for cleansing some aspect of our lives. In past times, old bedding and litter was burnt with some ceremony to mark the beginning of a fresh cycle of existence. Such a fire can also represent passions that are not confined by rigidity and custom. Also consult the entries for Fire and Smoke/Smoking.