Dream meaning of purse

To see or carry a purse in your dream represents secrets, desires and thoughts which are being closely held and guarded. It symbolizes your identity and sense of self. Consider also the condition of the purse for indications of your state of mind and feelings. Alternatively, a purse symbolizes the female genitalia and the womb.

To dream that you lost your purse denotes loss of power and control. You may have lost touch with your real identity. To dream that you lost your purse, but find the contents inside means that what is inside is what matters most and what is important. You need to look past the exterior and focus on the inside.
If you find a purse, then it represents a renewed sense of self.

To see an empty purse represents feelings of insecurity or vulnerability.

To dream that someone gives your a new purse implies that some fortune or good luck will come your way. Alternatively, a new purse is analogous to a new start. It is time to reinvent yourself and get a fresh outlook in life.

Dreaming that you are given a purse as a gift

If you have dreamed that you are given a wallet as a gift, it may be a bad sign. It indicates some difficulties in the near future. Financial problems or attending to some family needs. Maybe you should postpone some of the plans you have and you should start focusing on your work.

To dream of a woman’s purse

Those who dream of woman’s purse and are men, are going to be successful in financial life. This dream could be a sign of a business trip that will leave you with financial benefits. The larger the size of the wallet and the heavier it is, the greater the financial reward you will receive.

To dream of a woman's purse

The Hidden Meanings of Your Dreams:

Physical Physical
You are focusing on your personal identity, financial resources, and the things you consider necessary for survival in the world.
Emotional Emotional
Losing a purse or wallet means you aren’t paying attention to what’s valuable, or you are too attached to security, definitions, and habits.
Spiritual Spiritual
Losing your wallet means you need to let go of an aspect of your identity and refocus on who you really are underneath.
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The Dream Encyclopedia

Carrying a purse in a dream may signify the secret place of important possessions, which are being closely held. Losing the purse might suggest loss of power and control of possessions.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

The purse is a common symbol of female sexuality. It can refer to the genitals of a woman or the uterus.

According to Freud, just as purse opens and closes, the woman has the power to give to or refuse others sexually.
On the other hand, as the purse usually contains money, it also symbolizes the treasure of your authentic Self.

If you dream that you lose it, you may be suffering the loss of your true identity.

Dreaming of an empty purse indicates a lack of security.

If you dream that you open your wallet and find money inside, you will achieve happiness. The omen is intensified if it is gold. Similarly, it is good luck to find a purse. But if it is others who find it, it is an omen that soon you will receive bad news.

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

You are likely to be pleasantly surprised by a long overdue payment or repayment if you dreamed of finding a purse, but if you lost one, it signifies disillusionment with a friend or lover. 

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

This image relates to having access to tools for daily living. The key to this symbol is in what is carried inside of it. Whether it’s a pocketbook, briefcase, or shoulder bag, the personal carrying case has become a fixture of necessity in our fast-paced world.

Purses provide mobile access to important items that may be needed when you are out in the world, such as your wallet, driver’s license, credit cards, and all the things that represent your identity. Hence, there is a strong symbolic association with what might be referred to as tools for life on a day-to-day basis.

A pocketbook, handbag, or purse is generally carried by women and often contains grooming products. This connects it symbolically to the feminine principle.
The items found in a purse will likely be associated with self-care and nurturing.

If you have lost your purse and are searching for it, you may be experiencing a momentary obstacle in your life.

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

Your purse represents your personal life.

If you dream your purse is filled with money or treasures, you feel fulfilled and emotionally wealthy and/ or secure in your personal material resources.

If you dream of losing your purse, you feel like you’ve lost someone or something very important to your inner sense of yourself. This loss has compromised your well-being.

If you dream someone steals your purse, something has happened to make you feel unsafe or question who you really are. Your identity is threatened.

If you dream someone looks into your purse and sees embarrassing personal items, you feel exposed. Someone has let out personal information.

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