Illumination – To dream of illumination, or the lights coming on, is an indication of understanding, competence, and inspiration. This is a beneficial symbol that tells you that you are currently seeing your circumstances clearly. On the other hand, if you dream that you are trying to illuminate a room by turning on the lights, lighting a candle, etc. and that your efforts are futile to provide illumination, this indicates a feeling of powerlessness and a lack of understanding. If you dream of an illuminated manuscript, this symbolizes the importance of gaining knowledge and understanding, and the satisfaction that can come from such study. This symbol may simply represent that you find great beauty in attaining new knowledge.