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Dreaming about money is probably fairly common for most people. After all money is an integral part of life. Money is something we hope to get, fear to lose, and think about often. Thoughts of money typically enter our minds several times a day. We pay for things when we are out, we pay our bills, we balance our check books, and figure out our budgets. Sometimes--perhaps much of the time--money consumes us.
With all of this thinking about money during waking hours it seems like a natural thing to dream about money when we are sleeping. But how does actual money appear in dreams? I'm sure this is different for each dreamer. I'll explain my dream money experiences and you can tell us how yours compares.
Money dreams can deal with a number of issues. Here are a few:
- Finding money
- Losing money
- Arguing about money
- Looking for unspecific caches of money
- Seeing money in the hands of others
- Budgeting or making plans about money
- Fearing the loss or theft of money
- Thinking about money hopes and fantasies.
There are probably other money related dreams that you have had or heard about others having. Anything money related that we experience or hear about in waking life is something that we might be likely to dream about.
One thing that I have noticed in my own dreams is that when money makes an actual appearance in a dream, that money does not look like money I would normally see in waking life. Often the money appears as old coins and currency, gold coins or something of the nature that might have come from a treasure chest, unknown foreign money, something of an unidentifiable nature that is considered to be money in the dream, or bags or wads of cash that is not of any specific currency type.
In my most recent money dream... my wife has given me her purse which is full of money that she has made selling merchandise at some place where we are. I'm sitting at a table with a male friend of my daughter sitting to my right. My daughter is seated across the table from me. She hands me about eight quarters (older quarters) and asks me to give her change for them in quarters. I take the quarters she has given me and begin to count out different quarters and become confused as to what she is asking me to do.
Meanwhile the young man seated next to me takes my wife's purse and says he is going to count out the money. As he begins I become exasperated with him since I am responsible for the money and don't want him to be messing with it. Then he announces that there are gold bars in the purse and pulls out about eight very shiny small gold bars that are probably a few ounces each. I distrust the young man and yet I am amazed that these gold bars are in my wife's purse. We all have feelings of wealth.
This was unlike any other money dreams I have had. My most common money dreams have involved money being hidden in some place and when I awaken I usually wonder about that money and at times have even looked to see if I could find it.
What kinds of money dreams have you had? Can you remember actually seeing any money in your dreams and if so what did it look like? How would you interpret dreams about money?