Dreaming of Money
Money as a Symbol
Money also represents strength, prestige, happiness, self-worth, achievement, or self-confidence in dreams. Money can represent material gain and be a very tangible representation, or it can represent more abstract concepts such as divine wealth, love, life pursuits, and wisdom. Money’s meaning in dreams can be difficult to understand and it can have varying interpretations for different individuals (i.e. financial resources and matters of the heart). Money represents not only material wealth, but also a person’s total energy and well-being in terms of their fitness, psyche, heart, intelligence, and spirit. Although somebody may be “wealthy” in one place, they may be “poor” and vulnerable in another.
Receiving Money in a Dream
Receiving money in a dream is often interpreted as a very good sign for the dreamer. Obviously, this is a dream of acquiring something, but what the dreamer could gain depends on the meaning of the dream. It may be everything from real riches or money to divine force, passion, and encouragement. Money dreams usually leave the dreamer feeling happy and fulfilled with their life and present choices. These dreams convey a sense of overall prosperity, strength, and life richness. While many hope dreams of receiving money can be seen as a foretelling of the future, these dreams are more likely to represent the dreamer’s desires or anticipation of receiving money.
Losing Money in a Dream
Losing money in a dream can be stressful for the dreamer. The dreamer experiences thoughts of depletion and disappointment as a result of these visions. Money may have a literal interpretation in these visions, but it’s more likely that it represents the dreamer’s lack of energy or a general feeling of deprivation and emptiness. These visions are characteristic of someone who has recently “ran out of steam.” This form of dream may be a sign that the dreamer wants to take a break, relax, and refresh his or her battery.
Money loss indicates a lack of equilibrium in one’s life. Give-and-take energy is the foundation of all partnerships, whether they be corporate, intimate, or casual. The dynamic of sharing without receiving will infuse a dream’s symbols and manifest as a financial loss when partnerships are unbalanced. In a dream, losing money always causes anxiety for the future, but this dream is most certainly representing a present fear rather than foreshadowing a future occurrence. As a dreamer, you are acutely aware of your own life—have you noticed that you have made yourself vulnerable to financial loss? Have you been sloppy about your possessions? Maybe now is the time to focus on safeguarding what you have.
Stealing Money in a Dream
Stealing money in a dream has a variety of connotations, owing to the wide range of beliefs held by dreamers. Do you think cheating is always a bad idea? Are you a law-abiding citizen or do you regularly clash with authorities? The answers to these questions will help you figure out whether your dream represents doing what you think you need to do against rules, laws, or authority, or if it reflects a feeling of doing something wrong, remorse, or shame. The act of stealing money may have a positive connotation. It could indicate that you are taking and receiving what you want, but in an unorthodox manner. This could refer to material possessions, a ruthless business attitude, or interpersonal relationships.
Stealing may also have a negative connotation. The dreamer may feel greedy or selfish or realize that their acts have been self-serving and inconsiderate to others. It’s crucial to understand the dream’s meaning. Is the dreamer making a profit to the detriment of anyone else? This may be a reflection of what is going on in real life in terms of a relationship, a career, and so on. Stealing money in dreams can reflect the dreamer’s belief that he or she would be unable to obtain what they require or want by traditional means. This dream may be a sign of a lack of choices and a survivalist mindset.
Saving Money in a Dream
Saving money in a dream (as with all dream symbols) may have both negative and positive connotations. Saving money usually means to the dreamer that they are healthy, responsible, have more than they need, have a lot of capital, and/or have a lot of happiness. Saving money, on the other hand, can lead to hoarding. Trouble is the extreme variant of every positive attribute. Hoarding money or excessive saving prevents the dreamer from appreciating their possessions or sharing them with others. If hoarding is mentioned in the dream, the dreamer will need to let go, start sharing, let others in, and “spend” what they have in order to acquire what they genuinely require.
We must invest money in order to receive what we need in daily life—food, clothes, shelter, and so on. If we do not put our money to good use, it loses its value. Similarly, if we do not use our personal “wealth” in matters of the heart, we will find that we do not have what we require. This dream may be a sign of an unhealthy sense of taking without sharing, as well as feelings of vulnerability that prevent the dreamer from trusting others and forming healthy and balanced relationships.
Spending Money in a Dream
While what the dreamer is buying strongly affects the overall sense of the dream, spending money in a dream is also a positive symbol. When a dreamer spends money, it usually means that he or she is achieving goals and seizing opportunities. It’s one thing to buy necessities, but what if the dreamer buys unnecessary items? If the dreamer feels as if they are wasting resources, this could indicate that they are wasting their energy on something. It might be necessary for them to reorganize their lives at this time. The act of spending money is also crucial to the dream’s understanding. Shopping and feeling as if you have enough money to buy whatever you want versus shopping and feeling as if you don’t have enough money to buy or can’t find what you need can indicate insecurity, depletion, and/or failure. The dreamer’s objectives likely need to be reconsidered. What small step toward the target should the dreamer take now if the goal is currently unattainable? We always set our goals too high and too far apart without considering the smaller steps required to achieve them.
Watching Others Exchange Money in a Dream
It’s a very passive dream to watch others exchange currency. This dream could indicate that the dreamer is feeling envious or jealous. The dreamer may often feel left out, forgotten, or unappreciated by those around him or her. On a more optimistic note, this dream may indicate the dreamer’s current level of learning. Perhaps the dreamer is observing how others share money, love, and other things in order to figure out how to apply what they’ve experienced to their own lives.
Borrowing Money in a Dream
Borrowing money in a dream normally indicates that the dreamer has gone overboard, either literally or metaphorically. The dreamer may need to reflect on how they spread themselves so thin and how to reclaim their sense of self. When this scenario is dreamed, the dreamer feels compelled to recharge and re-evaluate. Borrowing money in a dream can indicate that the dreamer needs to learn a lesson–while the dreamer is able to achieve their objectives, there is a practical need to maintain current resources and avoid overspending. Attempting to make big and fast progress does not lead to overall results.
To the dreamer of this dream, the idiom “slow and steady wins the race” applies.