However, for many people, winning money in a dream leads to more questions. The common question that gets asked is “what does it mean to win money in a dream?” I think what most want to know is,
- Will I win money or get rich in the near future?
- Should I take action to try and make my dream of winning money a reality?
- Does winning money in a dream have any deep significance in my life?
Before I address those questions in more detail I want to offer a word of caution; since every persons’ dream is individual and subjective, it’s impossible to know the exact meaning of all dreams about winning money. What I’m offering is my opinion based on personal experience and research on the subject of dream interpretation.
With that said, I believe there are 3 explanations for winning money in a dream.
1. Your dream of winning might be symbolic
According to the dream dictionary at DreamMoods.com
To see or win money in your dream indicates that success and prosperity is within your reach. Money represents confidence, self-worth, success, or values.
So it may mean that you’ve been doing much better in life. Maybe you’ve started to achieve goals you’ve set. Or have started developing a new positive relationship.
On the flip side, dreaming about winning money could indicate that you’re preoccupied with being comfortable. In our culture most believe that having more money means being more secure.
If you’re feeling a general sense of lack as opposed to abundance, your dream could be a coping mechanism for the financial stress you’re feeling. This is common when people are living paycheck-to-paycheck or facing other financial hardships.
Even if you are struggling financially, there’s still one other possible meaning of a dream about winning money.
2. The universe could helping you to win money
The most exciting possibility about dreams of winning money, is the chance that in some crazy way, the universe has sent you a sign. Perhaps you are destined to win a lot of money.
You’ll never know unless you take action to make your dream a reality. Here are my suggestions for making your dream of winning money a reality.
If you had a dream about winning the lottery, buy a lottery ticket. If you dreamed about winning thousands in cash and prizes on The Price is Right, apply for tickets to a taping.
Taking action towards your dream is the first step. And remember, you’re more likely to regret the things you don’t do, than the things you actually do.
Try to recreate the dream as accurately as possible
Most dreams are difficult if not impossible to recreate. However, you should try your best to remember important details and use them on your quest to win money.
Did you pick certain lottery numbers, were you at a certain casino, were you playing a specific game? Those details could be the universes way of guiding you on your journey. So pay careful attention to all the details you can.
Don’t go overboard
It’s one thing to buy a few lottery tickets because you dreamed you won the lottery. It’s another thing to bet your life savings on a football team you dreamed won the big game.
At the end of the day, trying to win money should be fun and exciting. But it shouldn’t get you in trouble financially.
3. Your dream was just a dream
Another possibility is that your dream of striking it rich was just that, a dream. Our brain is a wonderfully complicated thing. A lot of what we experience in dreams is a combination of random images we’ve seen, experiences we’ve had, and emotions we’ve felt.
In an experiment conducted on patients with amnesia Dr. Stickgold discusses how dreams are like filing systems.
… when the brain is filing away the memories it needs to keep, it has to go through a series of steps, and dreaming is a manifestation of one crucial step. Dreams are just the body’s way of clearing out the mental “inbox”.
A lot of REM [rapid eye-movement] dreams, those really quirky, strange, bizarre dreams that we have late at night, is the brain looking for ways to cross-index.
So if you’ve won money in a dream in a familiar way, it’s possible that it was just your brain randomly filing away different connections. To determine if your dream of winning big bucks was in fact, just a dream, here are a few questions to ask yourself.
- Have I tried to win money this way before?
- Do I know someone who won money this way?
- Did I recently see, hear, or read about someone winning money in this way?
If none of those questions apply to your dream, perhaps there’s a deeper explanation.
Did you have a dream about winning money? Share it with us in the comments below!