A purse is one of the most common dream symbols that people encounter while sleeping. However, dream interpretation differs from person to person, and it’s important to remember that every dream you have and its meaning is personal to you.
In this article, we’re going to see what is the biblical meaning of a purse in a dream, starting with commentary on several verses from the scripture, and ending with possible dream meanings.
What Does The Bible Say About Purses?
Before we explain the meanings of the most popular dreams about purses, we should see what the Bible has to say about purses, wallets, and bags. Understanding the scripture is detrimental to correctly assessing the meaning of dreams, including those about purses.
“Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and greet no one on the road.” – Luke 10:4
This is told to the 72 disciples that Jesus sends out to spread the Gospel. The disciples don’t need even the bare basics like sandals, because the Lord will take care of them. This verse advises against being too focused on material possessions because real wealth is a strong relationship with God.
This is in accordance with other biblical teachings of a similar vein that emphasize the importance of living a simple life. Living a lavish life puts a person at risk to become controlled by greed and lust, leading to sin and vanity.
“Throw in your lot among us; we will all have one purse” – Proverbs 1:14
When the Bible speaks of having something “one” or joining into “one” this usually means that everyone is working together towards a common goal. Purse is one of the most private things a person owns, so having “one” with many people is the ultimate sign of togetherness.
“One purse” means unity, generosity, and kindness that everyone is sharing among each other by having a single purse. Regardless of the specifics, it’s important to remember that success is more likely when working together with others.
“Those who lavish gold from the purse, and weigh out silver in the scales— they hire a goldsmith, who makes it into a god; then they fall down and worship!” – Isaiah 46:6
This verse regards fake idols of the Babylonian people, including Bel and Nebo, and concerns greed, and the vanity of material possessions. When someone falls down and worships this goldsmith-made god, they may be worshipping material possessions rather than the Lord.
Material abundance is a good thing, but it should never be someone’s aim, and it should always be shared with those in need. Don’t forget that:
“Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.” – Matthew 19:24
Meanings of Dreams About Purses
A purse can symbolize many different things in a dream, such as material possessions, your personal identity, and even sexual temptation. Just like most dreams, dreams about purses can be interpreted in a variety of ways, so it’s important to consider all the details of the dream in relation to your personal circumstances before making any conclusions.
1. Dreaming About Losing a Purse
At the most basic level, a purse represents your financial situation. That’s why a dream about losing your purse can be interpreted as a sign that you are experiencing some level of anxiety or fear about your financial security. You may be worried about losing your job, failing to meet your financial obligations, or not having enough cash for things you want to buy.
Many people directly connect their self-worth to their financial success. If you’re one of those people, a purse in a dream can represent your self-esteem. If that’s the case, dreaming about losing a purse may indicate that you feel like you are losing control over your life and are slowly sinking into depression.
Another possible meaning of dreaming about losing a purse may be a warning from your subconscious mind to be more aware of your spending, encouraging you to be wiser with your money and possessions.
If you are not currently experiencing any financial difficulties, the dream may be urging you to save for the future, because you can never be too prepared for the worst. If you are already struggling financially, the dream may be a sign that you need to cut back on your spending.
Dreaming about losing a purse might also try to warn you about new financial opportunities that have arisen in your life. If you had such a dream after someone has presented you with some great “get rich quick” scheme or anything like that, be cautious.
2. Dreaming About Finding a Purse
When you dream about finding a purse, it can symbolize that you’re about to improve your financial situation. Having such a dream after being presented with a new financial opportunity can be a good sign that you should buy into it.
Similarly, you might be presented with a new opportunity to pick up a new hobby, join a new group of people, travel to a new country, or something else that doesn’t necessarily relate to finances.
Dreaming about finding a purse could also indicate that you don’t feel so sure about your financial security, and should work towards improving it. In a similar vein, such a dream could represent something else that you feel to be lacking in your life, including emotional security, or not being sure about the direction your life is heading towards.
Alternatively, purses can also represent sexuality, temptation, and lust. Having a dream about finding a purse could be interpreted as you being tempted by someone or even something, so be cautious about making rash decisions.
3. Dreaming About Your Purse Getting Stolen
Having a dream where someone steals your purse usually signals that you’re being taken advantage of. Think thoroughly about your personal relationships and think twice about who is your true friend, and who’s there just for their own personal sake. It could even mean that someone is taking credit for your effort without you realizing it.
If you have a dream about a stolen wallet, it might be a sign that you need to take some steps to protect yourself both physically and emotionally, because someone is about to “strike” (in a metaphorical sense).
4. Dreaming About a Full Purse
If you have a dream about carrying a full or overflowing purse, it can be interpreted as a sign of abundance, financial security, or good news coming your way. It can also simply mean that you’re feeling financially secure at the moment.
Alternatively, such a dream could be a metaphor for something else in your life that is full or abundant. For example, maybe there’s a lot of love in your life, or recently you’ve been feeling incredibly creative.
However, there’s also a possibility that dreaming about a full purse represents you carrying too much of something bad. For example, unresolved emotional baggage that is interfering with your life. If that’s the case, a dream might be telling you that it’s time to let go of some things that are still tied to you.
5. Dreaming About Buying a Purse
When you dream of buying a purse, it could symbolize a desire to acquire new material possessions. You may be feeling ambitious and want to improve your financial situation or achieve something big.
Additionally, the purse could represent your sexuality and romantic life. Maybe you’re too obsessed with finding a partner, instead of allowing for it to happen naturally. Or maybe you’re “window shopping” for a significant other, instead of being more serious.
Purse Color Meaning in Dreams
Colors carry a strong symbolic meaning, which can help you decipher the meaning of your dream. Just like in real life, colors are indicators of the nuisance and depth of something present. For a real-life example, consider that most green things in nature are bitter or even poisonous (think of plant parts), while bright colors like red indicate sweetness (fruits).
It works the same way symbolically, so if you remember the color of a purse that you’ve dreamt of, it could be a valuable detail influencing the meaning of your dream.
1. Dreaming About a Black Purse
The color black is usually a bad omen and symbolizes negativity, so if you have a dream about a black purse, it usually indicates that you might have unresolved emotions like sadness, grief, or anger.
Alternatively, the dream may be warning you to be careful with your money as you may be facing financial loss or even illness in the near future.
2. Dreaming About a Red Purse
As we’ve established, purses can be sexual symbols, and it’s especially likely if the purse you had a dream about was red. The color red is a color of lust, passion, and desire.
Dreaming about a red purse might represent that you aren’t satisfied with your romantic or sexual life. It could also be a warning about new people in your life.
3. Dreaming About a Yellow Purse
To dream about a yellow purse generally symbolizes joy, happiness, and glee If you dream about carrying a yellow purse, it could represent that you’re in control of your own happiness.
If you dream about someone stealing your yellow purse, it could be a warning for you that someone is about to attempt to steal your happiness.
Dream meaning of purses varies from person to person, and from personal circumstance to personal circumstance. However, most often it represents one’s financial situation or sense of identity, but it can also be connected to a person’s sexuality as a whole.