Dream meaning » digging

To dream of digging, denotes that you will never be in want, but life will be an uphill affair.

To dig a hole and find any glittering substance, denotes a favorable turn in fortune; but to dig and open up a vast area of hollow mist, you will be harrassed with real misfortunes and be filled with gloomy forebodings.

Water filling the hole that you dig, denotes that in spite of your most strenuous efforts things will not bend to your will.

Physical Physical
Dirt represents fertility; you are planting the seeds of a new phase of growth. You need to clean out your body or house or simply be more grounded.
Emotional Emotional
You want to bury, hide, or deny something. You feel unclean or guilty that you’ve been acting in an unwholesome or devious way.
Spiritual Spiritual
You are trying to understand yourself better, looking for root causes, hidden secrets, buried treasure, and basic motives. You are reaching down into the subconscious to unearth answers, information, or talent.
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The Dream Encyclopedia
The Dream Encyclopedia

Digging in a dream may indicate a struggle to unearth one’s reputation or integrity, a search for something lost or buried, or an effort to bury some unpleasant aspect of the past. Any downward movement can also symbolize digging into the unconscious in an effort to understand oneself. 

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

The significance of this dream varies according to the circumstances of the dreamer. For a person in business or in a job, it signifies that hard, or harder, work will be necessary to attain what he wants. For a professional person, it indicates that a further course of study or acquisition of higher qualifications would be beneficial to his or her aims.
If you don’t fit either of the foregoing categories, then the key to the meaning of the dream lies in the effort involved in the action: if the soil was soft and/or the digging easy, you are in for a happy period of easy living; if the digging was hard and slow going, you can expect to have to struggle for a while yet.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox
Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox

You are expressing a need or desire to get to the bottom of something. Anything that is under the surface of the ground relates to hidden consciousness – available to be known, but not until some exploration is undertaken. Such an image in a dream may indicate that there is something to be gained from looking below the surface.

Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson
Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson

To dream of digging suggests you are working hard to discover something. If you dig and discover treasure, you almost have the answer to your question.

The Complete Dream Book » Gillian Holloway
The Complete Dream Book » Gillian Holloway

If hard work that brings success is lucky, then a dream of digging is worth while.

A person who has this dream may be assured that his or her efforts will lead slowly but surely to a desired goal.

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