What you value; being valued by others, or the value you have of yourself; your potential, energy or personal resources; power to change things or do things; or having power, even over someone else; personal potency, therefore links with sexuality and self-giving; what we pay for our desires or actions – ‘I told my husband a few home truths last night, but he certainly made me pay for it’; opportunity because money buys time to explore or try the new.

Being rich: Feeling confident and capable; recognising your potential and skills. If someone else is rich it could mean you can gain a lot from an aspect of yourself you do not yet identify with, or is some sort of comparison. In some dreams the person who is rich throws their weight about, and so in this case is a comparison with your own sense of your worth or ability to influence.

Dud money: Not giving of oneself or feeling cheated.

Finding money: Realising something valuable; gaining power; release from stress or ‘down’ feelings – in that we feel excited and uplift on finding money.

Holding on to money: Feeling insecure, or being ‘tight’ emotionally or sexually; not using ones power to get what you want.

Losing money: Losing power or opportunity.

Not enough money: Sense of being inadequate or failing potency.

Stolen money: Feelings of guilt about gaining power; feeling you do not deserve what you get, or what you want that is of value; feeling cheated; loss of power if money stolen; feeling others are taking us for granted; giving oneself cheaply in sex or relationship. See: credit card.

Example: ‘A small Indian boy stole a fifty pence piece from me. I had an internal struggle about whether to take it back. The hesitation was that it was ‘manners’ to make out nothing had happened, not to blame someone for something ‘not nice.’ Because of these unspoken rules the boy could laugh at me. I decided to take the money back and accuse him of theft.’ Stephen Y.

Stephen is considering what his ‘values’ are, how he wants others to relate to him, and whether to state his needs instead of being ‘nice’.

 Example: One day on exploring a dream I realised that all my life I had worked for money, and in all those years I was no better off financially. In fact I was always in the red. With the realisation came the insight that I could get money work for me. I started by my wife and I saving as much as possible. I sawpwople in spuer markets piling botles of alcohol and other unnecessary expenses – one we couldn’t afford. So gradually we save a £1000 – enough to enter an investment fund. Gradually I learn how to make money work for me. I learned gradually to keep my expectations simply, and not invest in chancy things. Today I am earning enough to live on. I made money work for me.

Winning money: Many of us have the desire to have more ability to get what we want, and this can often produce a dream of winning a lot of money. Usually there is no fulfilment of this dream, but those dreamers who take it seriously can often produce results. The following examples show how you need to be sure of yourself, that you are a winner.

 Example: I remember from – my experiences as an eleven-year old that I won at games and contests when I had a clear sense I would win; you might say when I had an aura of –‘Winning’. My dreams offered me this perspective too.

On waking I stretched my new title to Catalytic Betting and Wining. Then I practised, made bets, won and lost, honing my re-emerging skills. My dreams voiced their approval: From that rebirth comes the decision not just to win, but to take responsibility for being a winner. Having won, there is no longer any challenge — except that my prize has also become my responsibility.

It seems that having the sense of being a winner is vital. The next examples are all from Shirley G. Because of space, only three of the dreams are quoted.

  1.  ‘I set out to dream the winner of a horse race each day for a week.
  2.  Was driving down a country road and suddenly saw a glimpse of Emmerdale Farm down a side road. Following day: chosen horse ‘Emmerdale Farm’ came in first.
  3.  Was working in a room when a man popped his head around the door and shouted excitedly ‘John, John, your uncle’s here’ and disappeared. I carried on working. Chosen horse: Uncle John. Came in first.
  4.  Was walking down a road, called into a house by a friend to have a chat. On the way out she opened the door and I saw a completely empty room except for a huge black fireplace. Door closed and I left the house. Chosen horse: Black Fire – which I insisted would only be placed – due to ‘fireplace’. Came in 2nd.’


Useful Questions and Hints:

Money is said to be the root of all evil – yet some people use it for wonderful good. What are your feelings?

Do I make my money work for me – or do I have to always work for money?

What does my dream indicate about money?

See Body ImagesOpening Yourself Secrets of Power Dreaming Techniques for Exploring your Dreams


-Virj 2015-03-09 9:11:05

I dream that i was in the hospital , the weird thing is i saw myself laying on the bed of ICU i think. And then i call the doctor , i tell her to assist myself because half of my body is getting wet for some water. But i still contenue watching myself there.. Then when the doctor take off my dextrose it change into a baby not me a healthy honsome baby and in my dream i treat him that he is my son but i wonder where that baby come from .. What was the meaning of these?

    -Anna 2015-03-09 14:19:04

    Virj – I see that your being in the hospital is related to receiving sweet help – in the form of the intravenous sugar solution – and with that help being able to release emotions.
    I am not sure why you are in the role of observer in your dream. So please read
    I understand from the way you describe your dream that the “dextrose solution” transforms into a baby.
    Often we mix up our outer world with our inner world. In our inner world we can give birth to a baby – which is a symbol of giving birth to a new part of ourself – in every way possible.
    I feel that you link the birth of this new part of yourself mainly with the help that you received.
    I wonder if your being an observer in this dream and your not giving birth vaginally, is in some way related to each other?
    I will ask Tony to comment on your dream too, for I do not have enough experience with exploring these kind of symbols.
    Anna 🙂

      -Virj 2015-03-10 17:45:14

      What I mean is I was there standing but i saw my body laying down on the bed of the hospital and when the doctor take off my dextrose my body transform into a so cute healthy little baby and while me Standing there I take the baby cuddling him hug him and kiss him because of his overload cuteness but still were in the hospital but fully recover..

        -Anna 2015-03-11 11:54:42

        Virj – Thank your for responding and for explaining that it was your body which transformed into a baby and not the bottle with dextrose. 🙂
        It does not change anything about the wonderful meaning of your dream and so it does not matter that I did not understand that part.
        Anna 🙂

          -Virj 2015-03-11 14:43:39

          Thank you so much ms. Anna 🙂

    -Tony Crisp 2015-03-10 8:18:02

    Virj – Many women dream of having a beautiful baby without any sign of a man in their life or in their body. It happens because of that wonderful power of your creation. It is you giving birth to a new and miraculous part of you. Nurse it and love it till it is strong enough to be a part of your outer life.

    Many women dream of having a beautiful baby without any sign of a man in their life or in their body. It happens because of that wonderful power of your creation. It is you giving birth to a new and miraculous part of you. Nurse it and love it till it is strong enough to be a part of your outer life. A dream baby is a real part of you that has appeared because you have allowed it into your life. You were born with a wonderful potential which has only been partly realised, so the baby is a way of giving birth to/realising more of your potential. You are becoming more than you were.


      -Virj 2015-03-10 17:50:26

      What I mean is I was there standing but i saw my body laying down on the bed of the hospital and when the doctor take off my dextrose my body transform into a so cute healthy little baby and while me Standing there I take the baby cuddling him hug him and kiss him because of his overload cuteness but still were in the hospital but fully recover..

-Iced 2015-03-03 10:38:52

I am a rich girl in my dreams what’s the meaning about that? And it repeat it how many times

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-Reovery 2014-11-16 7:00:14

Tony… I had a dream my daughter, and I were somewhere sitting down, I do not know where it was. All I remember is other people were there. This lady, walked up to us and gave us each an envelope with $4,000 in it for each of us. I thanked her for her generous gift. The envelopes were red like a Christmas gift .

    -Tony Crisp 2014-11-16 11:20:20

    Reovery – Here we have a positive dream, for it shows you that you are receiving something, maybe not money, but certainly a way to make changes in your life.

    I think you still see yourself as not deserving because you only got $4000, which is nice, but not what you are worth. But even so it enables you to go in a new direction, to chance things because money is a way of feeling more secure and able to explore in what you do.


-La'Toya 2014-10-30 17:27:19

I had a dream I was about to get on the train but my wallet fell on the tracks. I was telling the conductor but wither I woke up or entered into another dream. What does it mean?

-Bongiwe 2014-10-14 8:45:00

Hallow last nite i had a dream collecting lot of money what does that mean.

-Terry 2014-06-20 15:00:59

I dreamt I was talking to a cashier in a bank and suddenly I pick up a stack of cash ready to walk out. As I do so, she tells me that if I leave the bottom 3rd of the cash I won’t pick up the dye bomb and so I do that and walk out, then wake up.

I’ve dreamt this two nights in a row and wondered if you could help with its meanin.
Thank you

-Neicy 2014-06-09 11:40:24

Dear Tony
A few weeks ago i came home from work and i had $70 in my purse, I counted it out and put it right back then i hit the shower. After I came back out the shower everything was gone except for $20. I thought i was going crazy because i really didn’t want to believe any of my family member would do something like that. Anyways long story short, I had a dream last night that I was questioning my little 12 yr cousin about taking my money, of course she denied it a few times before I started telling her that God doesn’t like liars and all liars or sinners and i wouldn’t be mad if she just be honest. She started crying then she confessed in the dream.
What does this mean? This missing $70 is still a big mystery in my household. Does it mean that my little cousin took the money?

-Tamara 2014-05-16 16:29:59

Dear Tony,
some time ago you replied to a dream I shared on 2014-03-23 about the money and basically about the states of outer waking world and inner world of my dreams. I used your suggestions and insight in my contemplative and dream practice in exploring the possibilities or lack of the perception of them in both my waking life and my visionary life of dreams and soul purpose. I’d like to thank you from my heart for your help with it as today I’ve realized that weeks ago I enrolled in a goddess online studies (based in US), that really pave the way to my essence and soul, tuition for them being the now famous 50 dollars. My “American dream” manifested in a very beautiful form and the anxieties dissolved along the way! This is to say big thank you and much love! Tamara

-Ross 2014-05-02 11:45:44

Dear Tony.
I dreamed that me and my son visited amusement park. There we had to exchange coins for notes. The coins were in small bags that had to weigh the scales. I had only one bag, but I managed to secretly take another two from people before me. they had many bags and did not understand about it. Once exchanged coins I had in my pocket a large amount of brand new colorful notes.The place where we found ourselves after the exchange was incredibly beautiful, and I felt relaxed and confident, without any worries.

-DAVIES 2014-04-28 12:27:01


    -Tony Crisp 2014-04-29 5:15:31

    Davies – In dreams we use the image of other people to represent our own feelings. So the other persons dream has nothing to do with you but is about them. Ask them what they are feeling guilty about and want to run away because of what they have done. See


-Tamara 2014-03-23 8:34:20

Dear Tony, can you help me with this recurrent dream I keep having recently, almost twice a week? I keep finding myself in the USA, a sort of a tourist or friend visit, and almost without any money or some symbolical 50 USD which is of no real help. I lack money to buy food or air fare for myself. It’s embarrassing as I immediately go into thinking how I need to borrow money and get myself out of trouble, also asking myself why did I go in the first place? Thanks in advance, Tamara

    -Tony Crisp 2014-03-23 10:12:54

    My Dear Tamara – You are describing the sort of thinking that we use to deal with the outer waking world, and you are in the inner world of dreams – a very and totally different environment. See

    In this inner world – a new world that you are exploring – the USA – you do not need money, although sometimes we use it to indicate an association we have with money. So the symbolic 50 USD will last forever in this world.

    It sounds as if you are just becoming aware of your inner world and are puzzled by it. See

-Miss Kelly 2013-07-27 12:28:39

Just a response to Eve’s dream; here are my thoughts on your dream. Shoes are used for walking right, well you ex gave you money to buy the shoes and perhaps it a sign for you to get back on track. In terms of feeling like child on his lap. That is your inner child stuck to him. It is time to let go. Best of luck and hope that helps

-ednamiller 2013-07-11 20:37:36

Dear tony !
I need help to interpret my dream.
I dream i sow my father countimg a lot of money
And he told me keep it secret !

-Eve 2012-11-28 1:43:16

Dear Tony
please help me interpret this:
I dreamt of an ex that I am still very much traumatized by, meaning things ended badly but somehow still feel unfinished for both of us, but I never want to speak to him again.
I dreamt he came to visit me in my apartment (one i no longer own) and brought me some money. (enough to buy good shoes, for example.) I felt endeared and proud he did that. (In waking life he is not a very kind and generous person, and would not do that.) And later he was sitting on my sofa and i curled up in his lap like a child to a parent. Is this dream about him at all? Or is it about my family? What could it mean?

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