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What does a purse or wallet mean in a dream
What does a purse or wallet mean in a dream
In waking life, your purse or wallet carries your means of identification, your license, your money, your credit cards and other valuable and important possessions. In dreams, your purse or wallet may represent any or all of the following:
  • • Your Identity, or who you believe yourself to be.

  • • A license or permission to do something.

  • • Your finances, cash flow, liquidity, your financial worth or metaphorically, your personal worth.

  • • Your credibility, believability or trust-worthiness.

  • • Your possessions, everything you see as valuable or important to you, or your personal values and beliefs.

  • • A purse may also represent the womb or vagina.

  • Losing your purse or wallet may symbolize:
    • A loss of self-identity. You may be going through a life changing event (i.e., getting fired, married or divorced, etc.) that is taking away a sense of your self-identity.

  • • Feeling restricted or unable to do something.

  • • A financial loss or someone or something is making you feel worthless or you may be afraid that others are seeing you as worthless.

  • • A loss in your credibility or trustworthiness. You may have a guilty conscience and/or fear others do not believe or trust you anymore.

  • • The fear of a loss of possessions or something that you value.

  • • Something valuable or of personal value that was actually lost during the day.

  • • You may be feeling threatened or insecure in waking life.

  • • Losing your purse may also represent losing your virginity or fertility.

  • Having your purse or wallet stolen may symbolize:
    • Someone is taking advantage of you.

  • • A fear of being a victim of identity theft.

  • • A warning to be more careful with everything that the purse or wallet may represent.

  • Buying or finding a new purse or wallet may suggest:
    • You are undergoing changes. You may be reevaluating your beliefs, values etc., which is creating a new self-identity as a new you is emerging.

  • • You discovered a new gift or strength within you.

  • • You are feeling more financially secure.
Figures of Speech to Consider
These are some related common idioms that may or may not make sense in the context of your dream. You may think of others which can help you determine what your dream means to you.
  • • A heavy purse makes a light heart. (Having a lot of money can make you feel more secure and happy.)
  • • A light purse makes a heavy heart. (If you don’t have a lot of money, you worry and are unhappy.)
  • • One who controls/holds the purse strings. (The person that is in charge of the finances and budget in household or business.)
  • • He that hath a full purse never wanted a friend. (Rich people have lots of friends.)
  • • Little and often fills the purse. (A little bit of money you get frequently can be all you need.)
  • • Purse your lips. (Pucker up for a kiss.)
  • • You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear. (You can’t make something of quality out of cheap materials.)
Questions to ask yourself to help you interpret what your dream means to you
  • • Am I in danger of losing my own identity – do I know who I really am as an individual?
  • • Am I concerned about my finances?
  • • Who is holding my purse strings and am I allowing them to control me?
  • • Do I feel I need to ask permission to do something?
  • • What do I hold most dear to me?
  • • Am I afraid of losing it?

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