We relate money to wealth, possessions and material goods, the possibility of traveling and making dreams come true … but what else does money symbolize? Let’s get to know its meaning and symbolism beyond waking life, to dive into the meaning of dreaming about money.
For the article, we will base ourselves on different dream interpretation books; as always, it is the choice of each one to believe in the messages which are transmitted to us – or not – by the unconscious when we close our eyes, sleep and dream …
Dreaming about money: what does it mean?
We know that in the content of dreams, the material world appears symbolically to represent certain things. In the case of money, what does it mean to dream about it?
In real life and also in the dream world, money represents all kinds of material wealth. The reality is that with money we can make many of our dreams come true. However, when it comes to his interpretation of dreams, it is not that easy to do.
Money, in the dream world, is interpreted as a kind of personal energy, which allows us to get the things we need, but also whims.
In general, dreaming about money is a way that the subconscious mind manifests our personal energy. This energy is what allows us to carry out our actions. So, what happens to the money in the dream is of great relevance and is very meaningful.
On the other hand, there are those who believe that the economic concerns that we have in conscious life or in “real life” can act as a trigger for the formation of those dream images, which involve dreaming about money.
Energy and creativity
Thus, in the dream world and according to different dream interpretation manuals, there is a consensus that dreaming of money is linked to the personal energy and creativity of those who own it.
There are, however, other authors who believe that dreaming of money symbolizes deeply desired things.
9 different dreams where money appears
Now yes, discover the different types of dreams we can have about money and the actions we take with it. As we will see, each of these possibilities hides a different meaning:
1. Accumulate money
To dream of the money we are accumulating means that misery is yet to come, and also imminent.
It is also linked to the threat of possible loss of it. Other authors consider that dreaming that one appropriates money (or that one has this desire) symbolizes the desire that one has for another person of the opposite sex.
2. Count the money
However, to dream of counting money signifies the possibility of good profits coming.
3. Find the money
Who has not dreamed of finding money? We can still dream of it “alive”, in the dream world that can happen too! This type of sleep is linked to an optimal omen, therefore its interpretation is very positive.
There are authors who believe that dreaming that we have found a treasure, or a lot of money, besides being afraid of being caught, is linked to illicit relationships.
On the other hand, to dream that we are buying something and giving back more money in return means that the things we have recently acquired are of greater value than we imagined, in the material, sentimental and / or the sense of the word. or moral.
4. Earn money
To dream of money that we earn, that is to say to dream that we have made a lot of money, has to do with the small inconveniences that we have in our daily life, although they are easy to solve.
5. Spend money
On the contrary, to dream that we spend money, or even waste it, in the dream world is interpreted as follows: ruin will come soon (the meaning is the same as dreaming that we accumulate money).
6. Losing money
It may also happen that we dream of losing money. In this case, the dream is interpreted as a harbinger of bad luck and possible danger to our lives. It also relates to the fear of losing something very precious to us in “real life”.
There are authors who go even further, and suggest that to dream of our partner stealing from us means that we are “greatly exaggerating” our love, sacrificing too much for the relationship.
7. Lend money
To dream of lending money is connected with a difficult time in our life which we are going through (or will come to), but which we will overcome quickly.
Specifically, to dream that we are giving money to those who need it most is connected with an act of gratitude towards life, which strengthens our spirit. This is interpreted in this way especially when the emotional framework in which we are immersed “in life” shows it.
8. Eat money
To dream that we are eating money – although it seems strange, it is possible – signifies the onset of serious illness (remember that dream interpretations should always be taken with caution, because the dream world is not a science, and less an exact science).
9. Watch the movement of money
It is common to dream that money passes from one hand to the other. To dream of money getting out of hand, for example, can be interpreted as the loss of energy happening to us in the presence of other people.
If on the contrary, in the dream we keep earning more and more money, it may mean that we clearly feel energy needs, so we become insatiable people in this regard.
Dreaming about debt
Regarding the dream of money, another dream appears which can also be related, and that it is the act of dreaming of possible debts.
So, to dream of having debts has to do with the fact that in conscious life we do not take into account some people who have helped us throughout our life. On the other hand, in life, debt can become a significant emotional burden, which means the same in sleep.
This burden can prevent us from communicating properly with others. like that, dreaming of debt is, in a way, warning us, at an unconscious level, that we must be vigilant in the face of these types of situations.
On the other hand, the material world can also generate dreamlike images, which means that the simple fact of forgetting the small debts that we have, generates a great inner turmoil, so that we remember the debts in the dream.
Other authors of the dream world consider that to dream of debt means that someone remembers the injustices suffered. If in the dream we seem to be paying a debt, it means that after a discussion with someone we will come to an agreement. On the other hand, to dream that we have a debt means that we are not afraid of our instability, and to see a debtor in a dream means that someone trusts us.
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