To dream of a stove represents your focus on progress, momentum, or getting something done. Slow, careful, or long term preparations. Preparing something important or special in your life.
Cooking on a stove represents projects, plans, or ideas that are underway. Getting ready for a certain type of experience. Something you are expecting something to happen soon.
Example: A woman had recurring dreams of putting something on a stove and moving it around from the front to back burner. In waking life she was constantly delaying making a career for herself. He kept putting ambitions "off on the back burner."
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