Spiritually the lamp can suggest the idea of a personal guiding ?light in darkness?. The hermit in the Tarot demonstrates this in his protectiveness of the light and his need to be able to move forward despite the darkness around him. The lamp can also signify the light of the Divine and immortality. The lamp in dreams often signifies guidance and wisdom. If it is an old-fashioned lantern, it can also represent previously held beliefs, which may need to be updated. In dreams a lamp or a light can represent life. To be moving towards a lamp suggests a clarity of perception, which may be slightly old-fashioned. The lamp in its most practical aspect in dreams signifies the intellect and perception. You might like to consult the entries for Candle and Light.