To see ashes in your dream signify disappointments, regrets, bitter changes and disruptions. Ashes also represent a failed relationship or a failed business endeavor. You feel that the good times are over and nothing of value is left in your life. Alternatively, ashes indicates that you are dwelling too much on the past. You need to learn to let go.
In particular, to see or clean ashes in a fireplace or stove indicates that you are unsatisfied with aspects of your life. You may be in a rut and feel trapped by your daily routine.