What Does it Mean When You Dream About Money?

Money is a recurring element in the dreams of some people. However, does it have something to do with real life situations? What meanings are attributed to dreams about money from the experts in the dream world? Find out here.
What Does it Mean When You Dream About Money?

Last update: 23 January, 2022

Have you ever dreamt about money? If so, you might be interested to know that these kinds of dreams are linked to abundance, success, and prosperity. They’re also associated with personal energy and economic concerns. In fact, some authors claim a dream about money is a way of your unconscious manifesting your own personal energy.

You can dream about money in many ways. You can dream that you have it, that you lose it, that you find it, that you save it, that you long for it… However, what do they all mean? What do the books on the subject claim about these dreams? We’re going to tell you.

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded by a sleep.”

-William Shakespeare-

man asleep in bed

What does it mean when you dream about money?

For those who’ve studied the world of dreams, dreaming of money can have different meanings. In a generic way, they symbolize the ability to achieve success and prosperity. Thus, dreaming of money represents security, self-esteem, success, or values.

On the other hand, there are also meanings related to love. In this way, money symbolizes sexuality and power. However, dreaming that you have money isn’t the same as dreaming that you long for it, lose it, or even eat it. What do these dreams symbolize?

Ten types of dreams about money

Let’s take a look at some of the most frequent dreams about money and their meanings.

Dreaming that you lose money

This dream symbolizes a time of vulnerability in your real life or consciousness. It could signify a moment of unhappiness or helplessness. This dream is also related to the unconscious fear of losing something extremely valuable to you. However, it also signifies good luck in business.

Dreaming that you have a lot of money

This actually symbolizes an imminent loss of money. Indeed, to dream that you’ve accumulated money means that you’re going to lose it in reality.

Dreaming that you lend money to someone

These dreams suggest that there are some uncomfortable and embarrassing situations on the horizon. They’re also linked to a difficult time in your life that you’re currently going through. More specifically, dreaming that you give money to those most in need symbolizes an act of gratitude toward life that strengthens your spirit.

Dreaming that you receive gold

This is a good omen. It means that you’ll have abundant wealth, that everything will go well for you, and that you’ll be able to indulge your whims.

Dreaming that you’re counting money

This is related to a deficit and to certain liquidity problems. However, some authors relate this dream to the possibility of good profits that are yet to come.

Dreaming that you steal money

In the world of dreams, this means the imminent arrival of danger. In effect, it’s a kind of warning sign. On the other hand, dreaming that your partner steals money from you means that you place too much importance on and sacrifice too much for your relationship.

Dreaming that you save money

This is a good omen. It indicates wealth and comfort in abundance. On the other hand, dreaming that you spend money (or even waste it) is interpreted as: ‘ruin is yet to come’.

man saving money

Dreaming that you swallow money

This is a slightly strange dream. It means that you’ll become mercenary. Other authors claim it signifies the arrival of a serious illness.  However, remember that dream interpretations should always be viewed with caution.

Dreaming that you’re looking at money

This dream is related to prosperity and wealth. Although dreaming of money getting out of hand is interpreted as a loss of energy in the presence of other people.

Dreaming that you find a pile of coins

This means that you’ll lose something related to work. On the other hand, dreaming that you find money is a really good omen.

Dreaming of banknotes

If you dream of wads of bills that come to you, it’s because you feel that you’re financially in a good position. If, on the other hand, the sight of banknotes makes you feel anxious, it means that you think you’re in financial trouble.

Generic meanings of dreams about money

Both in real life and in the dream world, money represents all kinds of material wealth. In a generic way, money in the dream world is interpreted as a type of personal energy, which allows you to obtain elements that you need, but also to satisfy your whims.

Personal energy: A message from the unconscious?

In a way, these dreams can be interpreted as a way for your unconscious to manifest your personal energy. This energy is precisely what allows you to carry out all your actions. Therefore, what happens with money in your dreams can be extremely significant.

Economic concerns

These types of dreams have also been related to economic concerns in conscious life. In fact, these worries, in reality, tend to act as a trigger for the formation of such dreams. In the world of dreams, there’s a certain consensus of opinion that dreaming about money is associated with personal energy and creativity. They’re also related to your intimate desires.

For many specialists who study the dream world, these types of dreams can have rather specific meanings. However, they manifest themselves in different ways in each individual.

Your real-life situation influences your dream world. Behind your dreams are hidden pieces of your everyday life, memories, unresolved hurt, fears, or unconscious desires. Indeed,  it’s a mysterious and fascinating world!

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.