What does it mean when you dream about money? It depends precisely on what you did with that money. What happened to the money in your dreams? Did you count, lose, find, hold, lend, withdraw or steal money in your dream? Each of these money dreams have a very different meaning.
Seeing Money in a Dream
What is your subconscious trying to tell you while you sleep? According to dream experts seeing money in a dream is relatively unusual. What impact do these money dreams have on our thoughts and minds?
Dream Interpretation – Money Dreams
How can we interpret these money dreams and what can we learn from them? There are so many different interpretations of money dreams.
Let’s explore the specific dream visions in detail, but before proceeding you must think carefully about your dream. Where did you see money in your dream and how did it make you feel?
Dream About Money: What Does It Mean When You Dream About Money?
I love to wake up with the distinct memory of a dream swirling around in my mind. As a teenager I kept a small dream journal beside my bed. Now I jot them down on my iPhone. My dream journals reflect my thoughts, anxieties, successes and worries throughout the years. While my dreams have changed one thing is certain; more than anything else I dream about money. What do all of those money dreams mean?
Here is what I can remember from my latest money dream.
My son is running along the sandy beach a few feet ahead of me. As the waves crash along the shore they fill his tiny footprints with salty water. He quickens his pace and moves farther into the distance. Soon I can only see the outline of his body. When I look back towards the beach I spot something shimmering just below the water. I dig down and find a glimmering gold coin poking out from the sand. When I glance back in my son’s direction I see every footprint is glistening with gold. I call out to my son to come see what I found. We sift through the sand and find so many coins that we can’t possibly carry them all.
That’s when I woke up. For a moment I could still feel the weight of those coins in my arms. Then I turned off the alarm and started my day.
Dream of Money
What does it mean when you dream about money? As a teenager I researched dream interpretation and scoured the library for the meaning behind those money dreams. I desperately wanted to find out what it means when you dream about money.
I recently stumbled upon those long forgotten notes. Here is what I found.
Money Dream Meaning
Money is often a symbol of power and self-worth. If you find abundant wealth in your dreams you probably feel confident and successful in real life. You may also feel that your life provides ample opportunities and possibilities.
If you lack money in a dream you may lack self-confidence, power, energy, excitement or certainty.
Finding Money in a Dream
What does it mean when you find money in a dream? Did you recently dream about finding money?
When you dream about finding money it typically means you are feeling positive, happy or hopeful. Things are going well for you.
If you find money in a dream you might feel successful in real life. Perhaps you are rocking your love life, recently received a promotion at work or were simply given kudos by someone you admire. These can show up as a suitcase full of cash or a vault full of gold in your dreams.
Oddly enough money in dreams rarely represents tangible wealth. It typically means you find value in yourself. You believe in your potential and are confident you can achieve your dreams. This could mean finding a life partner, getting promoted or simply feeling positive and hopeful about your future.
Each of us is searching for something in life? What are you searching for? When you wake up from finding money think hard about your life. Have you found something you’ve been searching for or do you need to go on another quest to find the thing you are missing?
Dream of Finding Coins
If you dream about finding coins you might be on the path to happiness and success. It’s a sign that things are going well for you. That you are optimistic about your path in life and that you feel confident that your current choices will lead you to happiness.
Dream of Finding Paper Money
Unlike coins, which are rigid and solid, paper money can be easily destroyed. If you’ve ever run a dollar bill through the washing machine or dryer you know what I mean.
When you dream about money notes or paper money make certain you pay careful attention to the state of the money you find. Wrinkled money and clean crisp bills have very different meanings.
When you wake from a dream about picking up paper money you must ask yourself how the money looked. If the dollars were wrinkled, crumpled or old it may mean that you need to look at life in a new way. It can also mean that you are bored with your current circumstances and looking to try something new.
If the dollars are in clean, crisp condition they may symbolize wealth and success. In this case finding paper money in your dream may be similar to finding coins and wealth in real life. It may mean that you are feeling proud and confident in your current path.
Where You Find Money Matters
In dreams the location of your new found wealth matters.
If you find a trail of money in your dream it might be a sign that you should stay the course. That you are on the proper path. On the other hand if money is scattered you should consider exploring your opportunities and weighing your options. It might be time to make a big life change like moving to another location or switching careers.
Sometimes we have to work hard to reach the money we find in our dreams. Perhaps you find a bag of money in a tree or have to search for buried treasure with an old fashioned treasure map. Do you feel bothered by an obstacle in real life? Is someone or something preventing you from reaching your desired goal? When you remove those obstacles you might achieve your dreams.
Buried treasure can also mean working hard to solve a problem. Have you recently solved a problem that has been bothering you for a long time? This dream could represent the result of your efforts or the fact that you will find a solution soon.
If you find money on the ground you it could be a signal that you are on the right path. That you should continue to walk in the exact direction you are traveling and continue to follow the instincts that led you there. It may also be a sign that you are prepared for life’s adventures and obstacles.
If you find money in the water it may be a sign that you are at peace and relaxed. If you find money in the air you may need to act creatively to attain your goals.
Losing Money in a Dream
What does it mean when you dream about losing money? These dreams often differ by gender; men might dream of losing a wallet while women dream of losing a purse. Sometimes you just dream of losing a big pile of cash or watching your dollar bills blow into the wind.
Did you dream about losing money? If finding money means that things are going well it’s pretty safe to assume that losing money in a dream symbolizes the opposite.
Are you fearful of a future decision or do you think you’ve already made the wrong one? These can all manifest as losing money in a dream.
You might lose money in a dream if you’ve recently broken up with someone or experienced the recent death of a loved one. Losing money in a dream typically involves a negative emotional state such as feeling anxious, depressed or empty. It can also mean you are uncertain about your future.
Sometimes dreaming about losing money symbolizes losing power or energy. It can represent a failed relationship that you didn’t want to end or a layoff or career setback that you weren’t expecting.
It can also mean your life is feeling slightly out of control. We all need money to buy food and provide shelter. These dreams can represent a feeling of hopelessness that you can’t provide for yourself or those you love.
What if you dream about losing your wallet then finding it? That can be a sign of hope. With hard work and determination you can turn your situation around. Maybe a relationship can be rekindled or a goal can still be attained.
Holding Money in a Dream
Were you holding money in a dream? What does it mean if you dream about holding money?
What Does It Mean When You Dream of Holding Money In Your Hand?
You can hold money in a sack, a briefcase, or your wallet, but what does it mean when you specifically dream of holding money in your hand?
If you dream about holding money in your hand it may be a sign that you are at a crossroads. You have the means to make a decision, but you aren’t sure which way to turn or which way to go.
When you hold your money in your hand it means you want to spend it. But what do you want to spend that money on?
This dream might make you question a big decision in your life. Maybe you are considering making a move in your career or relationships. You have the power to make that decision, (as symbolized by the money in your hand), but you aren’t certain what to do.
This dream may be a reflection of your future goals and the indecision involved in pursuing a new path.
Dream About Stealing Money or Finding Stolen Money in a Dream
What does it mean if you dream about stealing money? What does it mean if you find stolen money in a dream? If you dream about stealing money it might mean you are feeling very worried and stressed in real life. Perhaps you are taking big risks or interacting with people who are not good influences on your soul.
Finding stolen money can mean you are making the wrong decisions or that you need to break bad habits.
These dreams can occur when you are fighting with people or in a disagreement that threatens your long term relationships. Stealing money might represent feeling bold in your dreams. It can be a sign that you need to act brave or act with more conviction.
When you wake think carefully about who you were stealing from. Does this person makes you feel powerless in real life?
Did you feel satisfied after stealing that money? Did you feel justified in taking it in the first place?
Pay attention to the emotions surrounding your decision to steal money in your dream. Did you feel frightened that you would get caught? Did you fear repercussions?
Remember that emotions impact the meaning of our dreams. Focus on the emotion around stealing that money. The symbolism of these dreams changes based on your feeling toward the act of stealing.
Dream About Giving Money or Lending Someone Money
What does it mean if you lend someone money in a dream? If you dream about giving someone money you are most likely worried about this person in real life. You may feel the need to help this person find their path, get back on their feet, or to stop someone from hurting themselves or those they love.
If you are happy to give money away then it’s obvious you want to support this friend or family member. But, what if you are nervous about giving money away? Are you feeling stretched, burdened or anxious about your friend’s situation? Are you unsure whether you can help them?
Can the recipient benefit from the money you provided or will this person burn through your funds and come back looking for more? Your feelings can radically alter the meaning of this dream.
Dream About Someone Giving You Money (Receiving Money in a Dream)
What does it mean when you dream about someone giving you money? If you receive money in a dream it means you are open to receiving gifts from the universe.
Try to remember who gave you money in your dream. Was it a parent, teacher, or friend. If a wise, older person gave you money you may be seeking wisdom.
Why would someone give you money in a dream? Receiving money in a dream may be a sign that you need help from someone you know. Are you struggling to make a decision? Are you stuck in your career?
Think about the problems in your life. Where do you need guidance and how can someone help you think your problems? Seek mentors and weigh their advice. Search for money mentors who can guide you.
Dreaming about someone giving you money may mean that you are looking for someone to provide you with assistance. Someone who can provide help.
Dream About Counting Money
What does it mean when you dream about counting money? Counting money in a dream may be a sign that you are attempting to measure your self worth.
If you feel successful and confident you may count a large mound of paper money or coins. If you feel jealous or uncertain you might count a smaller pile. In this case, you may finish counting and realize you are missing money. You may also realize you don’t have as much as you thought you did.
Counting money may be a sign that you need to strengthen your physical or mental skills in real life. It can be a signal that you should return to school or take training to succeed.
Counting money in a dream may be a sign that you need to assess your abilities. It may be time to ask yourself how you can improve your life.
Meaning of Counting Money In Your Dream
Counting dreams often manifest when we want to forge a new path in life. You may count money when you are uncertain. Do you have enough of what it takes to reach your dreams?
Are you feeling stuck or in need of a change? Do you believe you need to reinvent yourself or try something new?
Are you are feeling less creative, less intelligent or less powerful lately. These can all manifest as money counting dreams. You count your money and consider your past and future success.
What is the meaning of counting money in your dream? Counting money in a dream can also symbolize an unfair situation in real life. Were you turned down for a promotion or looked over for an important project at work?
Do you feel like you didn’t get what you deserved? You may be counting money because you feel shortchanged. You are counting money to see if you received your equal share.
I’ve experienced numerous money counting dreams since I was a child. Is counting money in a dream a sign of future success? Did I become financially independent because I counted money in my dreams? Did counting money in my dreams lead me to count money in real life?
ATM Machine Dream Meaning: Dream of Withdrawing Money From the Bank
What does it mean if you withdrawal money from an ATM machine in your dream? This dream depends a lot on the emotions and feelings associated with it. Did you dream about walking up to an ATM machine and withdrawing money from the bank of your own accord or do you have a gun to your back when you withdraw it?
In the first situation you have a lot of power and control over your life. You have the means to follow through on your goals and to make the majority of your wishes come true. In the second scenario you feel powerless and fearful.
When you withdraw money from the ATM machine in your dream do you have enough to cover your needs? If so, you may be feeling very secure in your life and in your decisions. If you can’t withdrawal as much as you desire then you may be struggling with deep insecurities.
Dream About Buying Something
What does it mean if you buy something in a dream? If you dream about buying new clothes it can mean you are searching for a new identity. Maybe you are feeling insecure among a new group of friends or feel like you aren’t qualified to perform work as well as your coworkers.
When you step up to pay the bill is your credit card declined? This can be a sign that you lack confidence and feel hopeless about the situation. If you successfully swipe your credit card you may feel strong and capable. You may be able to improve your situation and succeed where you previously failed.
Shopping can also mean searching for opportunities. Are you searching for a new job or relationship? Are you considering a big move to a new state or considering a change in career? Buying something new can symbolize making the decision and feeling confident about your choice.
Dream About Being Rich
What does it mean if you are rich in a dream? If you dream about being rich you probably feel satisfied. You are most likely happy or believe that a new change in your life will bring about infinite happiness. It also means you have few material worries.
When you feel rich you feel powerful and enlightened. You have what you want in life and yearn for little else.
What Does It Mean When You Dream of a Lot of Money?
Dreaming about being rich and dreaming about a lot of money are very similar. Like dreaming about being rich you probably feel satisfied with your current situation. Perhaps you enjoy your job, love your position in life and feel like things are going well for you.
But before you jump to any conclusions ask yourself, “Where was the money you dreamed about?” Was it in your hands, on the ground or in the possession of a friend or family member? Dreams take on different meanings depending on who is holding the money.
If you are holding the money than you most likely feel rich in your dream. If you aren’t in possession of this pile of money how did you feel about it? Did you feel jealous, angry or frustrated?
Sometimes we dream of money we wish to attain. We watch others spend a lot of money and feel bad that we aren’t in the same situation. Like other money dreams this one has a lot to do with emotions.
Winning Money in a Dream
What does it mean when you dream about winning money? Sometimes we find money in our dreams and other times we win it.
I won money in a dream a few nights ago. What does it mean? If you dream of winning the lottery it probably means you are feeling lucky in real life. Just like finding money or feeling rich this is a symbol that things are going well in your life. You might feel on top of the world.
Dreaming about money doesn’t mean you are set to win money in real life. Winning money usually indicates that your life is running smoothly and that you are in a good emotional frame of mind.
Dreams about winning money are a good sign. They mean you feel confident and happy in your current life. Winning money in a dream can also mean that more good fortune will come your way.
Maybe you will land a new job, meet a new romantic partner or receive a promotion at work. It means that things are going so well that you expect more good things will happen in the near future.
Dreaming of an Old Job
A few weeks ago I had a dream where I was back at my old job. I left this job over eight years ago, so it didn’t make sense why I would be dreaming about a place where I used to work.
In the dream, my old boss is standing at his desk with a pile of money in his hand. He offers the money in exchange for ten years of service. In the dream I stare at that pile of money, but then I look out the window and see my children playing on a swing set a few stories below.
I reach out to take the money when a bird swoops in and settles down on the windowsill beside me. This causes me to look at my children again. Before I can make a decision my alarm rings and startled me from my slumber.
Did this dream symbolize my decision to leave corporate America after the birth of my children or was it a sign that I should return to work now that they are older? Was it a sign that I should call up my old boss and ask if he has any new openings?
Dreams can be interpreted many different ways and sometimes it’s fun to create your own interpretations. I could see this dream as a sign that it’s time to return to work or view it as a sign that I shouldn’t have left my job in the first place.
I can recognize the balance between work and family or take it as a sign to treasure my kids while I have the chance. While you can look to books and websites for dream interpretation sometimes it’s best to decide for yourself.
Finding Meaning In Your Money Dreams
When you wake take a second to reflect on your dreams and write down what you remember. See if the symbols of money and wealth have a greater meaning in your real life. The details listed above may be applicable to your dreams or they may mean something completely unrelated. The only way to know is to try to interpret them for yourself. What are your dreams trying to tell you?
Interpret My Dream
What does my money dream mean? I think it’s symbolic of my relatively stress free life. I’m at the beach, (a place I love), with one of my children. We have so much to be thankful for that we can’t lug all of our riches home. In the dream I’m not upset about leaving the coins behind. We gather as much as we can carry and happily leave the rest behind for someone else to find.