Dream meaning of shopping

All of us shop, so a dream about shopping can simply be a reflection of our everyday lives. It can also mean that we are seeking something, or it might be an allusion to an idiom like “shop talk” or “like a bull in a china shop.”

Shopping at a Book Store

A book store can mean that you are looking for information in order to make a choice.

You may be looking for something that gives you confidence with knowledge.

Understanding what it means to dream about books can also give you some further insight into what your dream is about.

Shopping for a Home or Home Improvement Items

If you are shopping for a house or furniture, it can be helpful to understand this in a dream.

Learning about what a house means in dream interpretation can be useful.

You might also want to look at different parts of a house, such as furniture or other decorative items.

Grocery Shopping

To be shopping for groceries symbolizes that you are trying to provide for others.

Groceries could indicate a need for nourishment or making better decisions about your health and food.

If you are dreaming about apples, that certainly could have a different meaning than if you are shopping for alcohol in a dream, since one is considered to be healthy and the other one is not!

Clothes Shopping

To be clothes shopping in a dream symbolizes your image, or how you may be trying to change your appearance.

It may also symbolize that you are looking for a solution so that others view you as your true self or see your full potential.

Shopping for clothes could mean you are trying to decide on how to present yourself to others.

Shopping Bag

To see or carry a shopping bag in your dream represents the reward for your hard work and efforts. If you are carrying many shopping bags in your dream, then it refers to your materialistic attitude.

Shopping Cart

To see or use a shopping cart in your dream indicates that you are reaping the rewards and benefits of your hard work. Alternatively, to push a shopping cart in your dream suggests that you need to search out more options for some aspect of your life. Remember that you have choices and you do not need to settle. If the shopping cart is empty, then it suggests that you are coming up empty in some endeavor or plan.

Window Shopping

To dream that you are window shopping suggests that you are being excluded from life’s luxuries. You are feeling inadequate or unqualified. Alternatively, the dream indicates that you are looking for something that is lacking in your life. You feel unsatisfied or unfulfilled with the current direction of your life.

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

Shopping is the activity that supports getting your needs met. As a symbol, it relates to being willing to take the actions that will result in self-care, abundance, and sustaining yourself. This can be either in balance and healthy or out of balance and reflecting a level of avoidance and escapism. The nature of what you are shopping for and the sensations around this image in a dream will help clarify your interpretation.

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

If you dream of spending huge amounts of money on shopping and then feeling guilty about it, you are worried about your ability to control your urges, or you are aware that you have been too focused on material things.

If you dream of spending huge amounts of money on shopping and not feeling satisfied, your emotional needs aren’t getting met. If you dream of buying clothes and shoes, you are trying to change your image or reputation.

If you dream of spending large amounts of money on electronics or other technological gadgets, you feel more comfortable with things you can figure out than with people whose feelings are a mystery to you. Plus, you can’t buy friends.

If you dream of having a great time buying wonderful things you really want, you are having a wish-fulfillment dream.

If you dream of being made to go shopping with someone else, material possessions feel like a burden to you. You’d rather live a simpler life.

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