Example: ‘I am in a strange town—usually where there are shops and lots of people. I don’t know where I am or how I got there, but I suddenly realise I have lost my handbag. I know no one and do not know what to do. When I panic I wake’ (Mrs R). Sometimes it represents the vagina, female sexuality; more often, as in example, it depicts the dreamer’s identity. Our sense of identity is often dependent largely on social contacts and recognition.
The bag, with all one’s personal belongings and money, represents this social ability to get places and cope. Occasionally loss of childbearing function. Idioms: bag and baggage; in the bag; pack one’s bag. See examples in clothes, luggage; knapsack; suitcase.
Symbolic of a journey, Isa. 10:28.
The contents of the bag will give you more insight into the interpretation of the symbol
Security for contents, unless it has holes; research color and material for more clarity
This symbol’s significance depends greatly on the other symbols in the dream.
If the bag is empty, it could signify financial trouble ahead, but this can be averted with a little caution.
A full or heavy bag indicates financial success, and a large full bag implies the attainment of some of your more cherished dreams.
A suitcase indicates travel ahead.
A bag spiritually signifies the secret, the hidden and the occult. Long known as a symbol of femininity because of its association with the womb, it can also suggest intuitive wisdom. Occasionally it will suggest the elements of wind and air.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Depending on the actual bag (e.G.
A handbag, a shopping bag) and what is in it, we are probably hiding certain aspects of ourselves from public consideration.
To be emptying a bag suggests that we are attempting to get rid of old concepts or ideas or other aspects which may be holding us back.
To have lost a bag signifies that we have temporarily suppressed certain character traits.
Material aspects: You may be having problems with the more feminine elements in your identity such as compassion or nurturing. There is an ability to use the social graces to achieve, and to cope with whatever occurs.
A torn or broken bag may alert you to a health problem or to there being too much to deal with.
Gives gender - specific: Whereas previously men carrying bags were seen as effeminate, this is no longer the case, so in dreams a man carrying a bag can symbolize his attitude to his responsibilities. In a woman’s dream a bag is more likely to represent her inner feelings.
Vision: An empty bag indicates a low bank balance—and it will continue to be low for some time. Carrying a heavy bag: you have much work to do.
A full bag: you will receive some money. Losing a bag: something is not working out, but the chance for success was low from the beginning. Rummaging in a bag and finding unexpected things: your unconscious is making you aware of character traits that you didn’t know you had. See Backpack.
Depth Psychology: The bag contains character traits that can hinder or support you and, therefore, take a close look at what is hiding in the bag (your unconscious).
If the content shocks you, don’t “throw away the bag”—those traits would only come back later to haunt vou.
(Sack) A travelling bag or a sack in a dream represents a coffer, a keeper of one’s secrets, or it could mean a treasure. Seeing a sack or a bag in a dream also means a trip, or a young son one takes pride to carryover his shoulders. (Also see Pouch; Sack, Suitcase; Trunk)
The symbol of the unknown and the surprises that life has in store. Because it is similar to a surprise package, the bag is often a symbol for secrets (“letting the cat out of the bag”). On the other hand, it might also point to obstacles and burdens. It is the image of the burdens that you are carrying. It is important to pay attention to what is inside the bag.
To see a bag in your dream, represents the responsibilities that you carry.
If the bag is ripped or torn, then it indicates that you are carrying a lot of burdens.
To dream of a bag full of junk, symbolizes that you have too many worries - you have to find a way on lessening some of this load.
For Handbag, see “Purse.”
A sign of better times, especially if a heavy one.
1. Resources and ingenuity (as in “bag of tricks”).
2. Success and abundance (note condition of bag).
3. Important aspects of self, often hobbies and interests.
4. Responsibilities, burdens.
Dreams of a bag symbolize beliefs, ego attachments, and memories that you carry with you.
If the bag is closed, then its contents are sacred or secret.
If the bag is open, then this is a sign that you have been careless and reckless with that, which is most valuable to you.
If the bag is empty, then this represents that you are feeling disillusioned with the accomplishment of egoic goals. See Box.
1- The dreamer may be having problems with the feminine elements in his or her identity.
There is an ability to use the social graces to achieve, and to cope with whatever occurs.
2- Depending on the actual bag (e.g. a handbag a shopping bag;, we may be hiding certain aspects of ourselves from public consideration.
3- A bag spiritually signifies the Secret, the Hidden and the Occult. It will be the dreamer’s decision as to whether he ‘opens the bag’ and makes use of its contents.
Opening a bag in a dream is a presage oi a surprising experience that may have a lasting effect on your career.