Have you had dreams about someone giving you money lately? A healthy person can have multiple dreams at night but often, one cannot recall every dream he had. The dreams you remember in vivid detail the morning after tend to evoke a strong emotional response.
That being the case, many people have recurring dreams about money, as the topic of finances is highly impactful in their day-to-day lives. So, what do money dreams mean?
Read on and see which interpretation resonates the most with you.
What Does It Mean When You Dream About Someone Giving You Money?
1. Good Fortune Is on the Way
Oftentimes, money in dreams can mean the same as in the real world — power. Perhaps, you are inheriting money and properties from your grandparents or parents that will help you achieve financial independence. By then, you can focus on improving other aspects in life, such as your spirituality.
Receiving money may also mean you are earning wisdom and knowledge, especially if the giver is an old relative or your mentor. Likewise, receiving money from your spouse signifies a promise always to protect each other’s wealth.
2. Your Generosity Begets Generosity
Receiving a gift from someone can be embarrassing and it is even more awkward when someone hands you money. However, money dreams may also symbolize your generous and kind nature. You have always been eager to share your blessings with those in need. So if it is your turn to need a helping hand, there will be people who will offer acts of service from the kindness of their hearts.
3. You Seek Help from Others
Receiving money in a dream may mean that something is missing in your life, which is preventing you from achieving a sense of fulfillment and genuine happiness. You do not have to rely on your strength all the time. It is okay to ask for help in order to achieve your goals.
4. Someone Wants to Protect You at All Costs
Have you ever dreamed of receiving coins from someone, not paper bills?
In Japanese superstitions, to dream of someone with a knife means he is severing the relationship between you and him. But by giving a coin to your alleged attacker, the knife will become a purchase and will no longer become a symbol of misfortune. No relationship is severed.
Maybe you are becoming resentful towards someone and this person is giving you coins in the dream because he wants to save and protect the relationship. Be vigilant in the waking world. If you don’t know who this person is, it might be too late to salvage the relationship.
5. You Need to Be Cautious
Dreams about someone giving you money might seem a wonderful thing, but this kind of dream does not always have a positive interpretation. For one, its meaning can depend on who gave you the money.
If the person who gave you the money in your dream looks suspicious, it may indicate that someone you know is doing you favors and offering gifts because he has ulterior motives. It could also mean that someone wants to persuade you to engage in a business venture or certain activities that are illegal or damaging to others.
That said, you will want to pay attention to the people close to you. It might be time to think about who your true friends are. When someone offers you a project or proposal, examine it thoroughly.
This dream could also mean that your current relationship is not genuine. Perhaps there are red flags in the relationship that you have missed or ignored.
6. You Need to Be Grateful
Long ago, many people believed heavy metals were gifts from the gods. Spiritually, coins symbolize luck. The more you receive, the more luck may come your way.
Receiving coins may indicate that things are going well for you and that you should always count your blessings. You are always full of hope! You feel confident that your current choices are directing you to a better place. But when life gets good and busy, it is easy to get caught up in day-to-day life and forget to take a moment out and appreciate just how far you have come.
7. You Are Entrusted with Bigger Responsibilities
Have you ever felt pushed into taking care of your parents and siblings or became an adult before you were prepared to take on the role?
So when you dream of your parents giving you money, it might be because they entrust you with the heavy responsibilities of guiding family affairs in case things go wrong. The eldest child is often expected to assume the role of the parents when the unexpected happens. Even if you are not the eldest, your parents might tend to have more expectations placed on you because you appear to be the most reliable.
This can be scary, especially if you are young. You will need to practice asking for help and trusting others to get through this difficult situation. When you have successfully passed this stage, tell your story. Do not feel guilty for seeking professional help to overcome this invisible trauma.
8. A Mere Reflection of Your Subconscious
Sometimes, money dreams don’t mean anything. Scientifically speaking, dreams are reflections of how we retain and organize our memories. Dreams about money may simply mirror our thoughts in the waking world, especially when you are dealing with plenty of financial issues and stress.
When you fall deeply asleep, you may also be tapping into your subconscious and your brain is simply pulling random thoughts and imagery from forgotten childhood memories. Has anyone gifted you money before you when you were little?
Other Common Dreams About Money and Their Meanings
Dreams about money can take multiple forms, as money means different things to people. For many, it is a symbol of success, security, power, and influence. Additionally, what you and the persons involved in the dream did with that money can take on a whole new set of meanings.
Like art, there is no single interpretation of people’s dreams, but it helps to have a place to start. Hopefully, these interpretations can help provide you with a sense of clarity to help you understand your feelings about your finances.
With that in mind, let us explore some common dreams about money.
1. Dreams About Winning Money
Dreaming about money doesn’t mean you will win the lottery in real life. This dream, however, indicates that you are in a good place. You are financially secure and more good fortune will come your way.
You feel content and at peace. Maybe you have finally met your soulmate. Whatever the case, a dream about money most likely indicates that your path is aligned with your values and where you want to be.
2. Dreams About Finding Money
To dream about finding money reflects your success and optimism about your future. Perhaps you are happy with your relationship and work-life balance. Everything seems to fall perfectly into place, and although there will be occasions when things don’t go the way you want them, you don’t fret over those minor inconveniences.
Likewise, it could indicate your eagerness to try new adventures and find opportunities in unfamiliar places. You make the best of your circumstances.
3. Dreams About Holding Money
Holding money in your palm or carrying a bag of money means you have reached a crossroads in your life and you have to make a major decision. You actually have the power to change your circumstances for the better, but you remain undecided. Try speaking to others who have been in your shoes.
4. Dreams About Losing Money
We work hard to obtain money because not only does money sustain our needs, but it also gives us certitude. It is natural for humans to desire certainty as it promotes emotional and physical wellness and provides a sense of order. Who doesn’t want to be financially prepared when disaster strikes?
But when you feel you are losing access to the driver’s seat of life, you become anxious and fearful. These negative feelings can follow you to bed and take a huge toll on your sleep quality. If you have dreams about losing money, it might be because you worry too much about your financial security.
Take a break and attend to your mental health. You will be in a better frame of mind once you practice self-care and spend more time with your loved ones. By then, you can start making plans to address your problems.
5. Dreams About Stealing Money
To dream that you are stealing money may indicate feelings of helplessness and desperation. In the waking world, you may not need to steal from people to survive economic hardship but perhaps,
- you are yearning to be acknowledged
- you are envious of someone’s performance, or
- you are dissatisfied with your accomplishments.
You are desperate to achieve certain gains that you are willing to do in a way at the expense of someone. However, you also feel guilty for having felt this way and as such, your guilt has manifested in your dream.