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Dreams about Money – Meaning and Symbolism

Money is one of the most prevalent and commonly seen symbols in dreams. Money can represent different things, depending on the context of the dream. For example, if you find money in your dream, it may signify that you are about to receive some good news or an inheritance from a deceased relative. On the other hand, losing money in your dream could mean that someone close to you will soon betray you or leave you. When interpreting dreams, it’s important to remember the details, as these will influence the interpretation.

Dreams about money meaning

Dreaming about Picking Up Money

If you see yourself picking up money from the ground, it indicates that you will soon receive some good news. A large sum of money may mean that you’re about to be extremely lucky or that someone close to you needs financial help. This dream could also be a reminder to stay true to who you are regardless of how much money you make.

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Dreaming about Finding and Losing Money

As mentioned above, if you find money in a dream, it could mean that you’re about to inherit large sums of money from a deceased relative. If you found money and then lost it in your dream, it could mean bad luck for those around you.

If someone unknown took the money away from you, it may be a sign that you’re feeling threatened by others. You may be comparing yourself to other people and seeing yourself as inferior to them. As a result, you may be feeling resentful towards these people.

Dreaming about Receiving a Large Sum of Money

Dreaming about receiving a large sum of money can be exciting. On the positive side, this dream could mean that you’ve decided to see things from a new, positive perspective. However, it could also indicate cunningness of the people around you. It may be time to identify your real friends and cut ties with those who mean you harm.

In addition, dreaming about being given large amounts of cash also indicates feeling satisfied with your love life. If you could identify the person who gave you the riches, it may mean that the dream has nothing to do with you and that you won’t actually be receiving any money. Instead, it could be a sign that the person will extend their generosity to others.

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Dreaming of Lending Someone Money

If you lent someone money in your dream and they didn’t pay it back, it indicates that a secret is about to be revealed.  It could also be a sign that there’s someone in your life who needs your help and time.

Perhaps you’ve been anxious about a friend who is going through a difficult period in their life. They may be making some wrong decisions which they need help with. Giving them money could represent paying them extra attention and care.

Dreaming of Finding Money

Finding money in your dreams could indicate that something from the past has been unearthed or that you will discover something important about your future. Finding money could also symbolize realizing your true potential which you may not have been aware of before.

If you find gold coins, it indicates that good luck is coming your way, while finding silver coins could mean that your earnings are modest. If you have a lot of money in your waking life, dreaming of finding silver coins could mean that you will soon lose a considerable amount of money.

Dreaming about Winning Money

Dreams about winning money

Dreaming about winning money can be thrilling, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will gain a lot of money in your waking life.

However, it most often has a positive interpretation. While winning money in a dream implies that you’re about to benefit financially from a new idea or project, it can also mean progress, good luck, and growth.

This dream can also signify that you’ve overcome many obstacles in your life which has made you more confident about yourself than ever before.

Dreaming about Borrowing Money

Borrowing money in a dream is often a sign that you may be lacking something in your life. It could be an emotional connection, or it may even be physical items such as food and clothing. This dream could be telling you that you need to take care of yourself before moving forward with any goals or dreams you have for the future.

Dreaming about Stealing Money

Stealing money in a dream can indicate that you feel someone has not treated you with respect or dignity. If this is the case, it might be time to stand up for yourself. If someone else is doing the stealing, it could be a sign that someone at your workplace may be spreading lies about you, trying to get ahead of you and spoil your reputation. They may be trying to ‘steal’ your place.

Dreaming about Finding Stolen Money

Dreaming about finding stolen money could mean that you’re having trouble making an important decision. This kind of dream doesn’t usually have a positive interpretation. It could also indicate that you may be losing sight of your goals and are not as ambitious as you were in the past. Perhaps circumstances have changed who you are and damaged your self-esteem and confidence.

Dreaming about Spending a Lot of Money

You’re likely thinking about how the future will pan out and what it will hold for you financially – which can be a little scary if you don’t know exactly where everything stands.

This dream could also signify that you’ll soon be able to spend time freely with someone or doing something that makes you happy.

This freedom would allow you to make all the necessary choices in your life without having to worry about what others would think of you. It could also mean that you’re already enjoying your waking life on your own terms, with no restrictions.  

Dreaming about Giving Money Away to Others

Giving money away in your dream can indicate a desire to be more generous with yourself and what you have. It could also suggest that someone in your life needs help. It could be someone who you know closely or someone you will soon meet for the first time.

There’s also a possibility that someone who has already asked for your help in the past needs your help again. You may want to ask yourself if this person has been deserving of all the help they’ve received from you or whether they are taking you for granted.

Dreaming of Being Harassed by Bill Collectors

This type of recurring nightmare can stem from real-life financial stressors like debt, overdue bills, and other money problems. Seeing an anxiety dream of this kind is common when we constantly worry about problems in our waking life.

If you’ve been seeing this dream all too often, your subconscious mind could be telling you to take action and work on sorting out the financial issues in your life. As unpleasant as it may be, taking the necessary steps to solve the problems could save you a great deal of trouble down the line. 

Dreaming about Counting Money

Counting money in dream

Dreaming of counting money can be a sign that you feel inferior to others or unappreciated. You might feel like the world is against you and things are not going your way. Perhaps you feel that everyone else around you has what they need while you continue to struggle to make your dreams a reality.

If you dream of counting some money that you found, it indicates that you’re a creative person and you should use your creativity for the benefit of yourself and the people around you.

Dreaming about Winning a Lottery

If you dream of winning the jackpot or a lottery, it may be a sign that you have already or will soon discover something about your personality that you weren’t previously aware of. If you’ve noticed that you possess negative personality traits, you may want to work on changing them.

Winning a lottery in a dream is also a sign of sustainability, good luck, growth, and progress. It could also indicate that you’re about to inherit a large sum of money or a property. If you have your own business, it may signify that you will soon see great profit and your business will prosper.  

Dreaming of Saving Money 

Saving money

This dream could represent financial security in your waking life. It may indicate that you’re good at saving money or that you have an abundance of money and are living a wealthy, happy life.

If you have trouble saving money in the dream, it could mean that there’s something that has been giving you a hard time and that you need to get rid of. It could be something related or your work or a financial obligation that has been bothering you.

Dreaming of worrying about saving a large sum of money indicates that making money has so far been the priority in your life. It may also represent selfishness and that you prefer not to share anything with others.

Dreaming of Watching Others Exchange Money

Dreaming about witnessing other people exchanging money, can indicate feelings of disorientation concerning your financial situation. You may be in need of some guidance regarding your finances, but you may also have trouble trusting others with your money.

Dreams about Money in the Bible

As mentioned in the Bible, money dreams symbolize a sense of security and wealth in life. There are various interpretations of dreams about money in the bible. For example dreaming that others want your money may indicate a desire for recognition by those around you. If you dream of being robbed or scammed, it could mean that people close to you will take advantage of your generosity. Finding lost coins hints at the discovery of hidden talents within you as well as an external reward from God himself.

In Brief

In a nutshell, the consensus amongst dream analysts is that your money dreams are trying to tell you something but what this is depends on the specifics of your dream. They can indicate financial security or insecurity depending on whether they’re positive or negative, respectively. For instance, if you have been dreaming about finding large sums of money, then this may indicate feelings of safety and comfort in terms of finances for now.

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Apsara Palit
Apsara Palit

After completing her post-grad in Values, Ethics and Indian Culture, Apsara is sharing her knowledge of symbolism, mythology, history and culture through her blogs. Apsara lives in India and believes in getting a first-hand understanding of culture through travelling.