Dream meaning of bag

A bag can symbolize what you figuratively carry with you: memories, responsibilities, burdens, guilt, ideas about yourself, personality and character traits. Think along the lines of things from the past you bring with you while going forward in life.

Packing bags can symbolize preparing for something, getting ready.

A torn bag can indicate worries or problems tearing at you. It can symbolize fear of no longer being able to carry a load, or it can warn about losing important aspects of your past.

To see a bag in your dream represents the responsibilities that you carry. If the bag is ripped or torn, then it indicates that you are carrying a lot of burden.

The symbol may be a metaphor for an “old bag” and refer to someone who is old.

To dream of a bag full of junk symbolizes that you are burdened with worries and problems; you have to find a way on unloading some of this burden.

An empty bag can symbolize a feeling of emptiness. It can symbolize expecting something but not getting it, such as a promotion or phone call, or empty promise. You put in the faith or effort, but don’t get the reward.

A bag can symbolize a scrotum, and a tear or other sort of damage to it can symbolize injury to that area of the body or what it represents.

Ziploc Bag

To see or use a Ziploc bag in your dream represents a reserve a energy that you are waiting to exert. Consider the significance of the bag contents.

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5 Definitions
  1. Bags can carry connotations of secrecy, particularly sexual secrets (bags can symbolize wombs).

    Placing something in a bag or similar receptacle may represent something unpleasant we wish to avoid, so a bag dream could indicate the repression of awareness.

    Bags can also hold gifts and nourishment (grocery bags), and represent our hopes, wishes and plans. The key to determining which of these meanings apply is the emotional tenor of the dream. 

  2. The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke April 3, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    The bag represents the secrets and the most intimate psychological qualities that you have in life. For example, if it is full of junk it will manifest that you carry concerns. In this case, the problems are created by yourself. Instead, if it is full of food and valuables it will mean that you are incubating new ideas and knowledge.

    Depending on what you do with the bag the dream’s meaning will vary. So, opening the bag and beginning to take out its content indicates the need to express your experiences or to reveal intimate secrets. But if you lose it, then it means that someone already knows about those secrets; and if someone steals it from you, then someone is trying to manipulate you. Similarly, the bag represents your responsibilities. Perhaps, you have taken on too many you had the chance to share them.

    Oneiric superstition says that paper bags in dreams portend bad luck in business. Fabric bags, however, the heavier they are the greater the success that will come to you.

  3. The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett April 8, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    The significance of this dream varies greatly according to its details. If the bag was of paper and/or was empty, it warns of financial embarrassment which could be avoided by a little extra prudence. A cloth bag forecasts business success, and a leather bag indicates unexpected but pleasant travel. Full or heavy bags are an especially auspicious omen for your dearest wishes.

  4. Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox April 12, 2022 at 4:48 pm

    The interpretation of the image of a bag is directly connected to what is held by it. At the heart of it, a bag represents your ability to carry some object or objects with you.

    If you know what is inside the bag in your dream, use that to form your interpretation; in this case, the bag represents your access to the function of those objects and their potential use to you.

    If you do not know what is inside the bag, consider that any bag can hold the mysterious and perfect thing you may need at just the right moment. The structure of the bag may offer information about how strong your ability is to have resources nearby.
    A paper bag will not last as long as one made of leather.

  5. The Complete Dream Book » Gillian Holloway July 17, 2022 at 8:22 am

    Opening a bag in a dream is a presage oi a surprising experience that may have a lasting effect on your career.

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