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Did You Dream About a Handbag? Here's What It Means

So you dreamed about a handbag? It's an interesting dream topic that has several fascinating interpretations.

Scroll down for three different perspectives from our dream gurus on what it means to dream about a handbag.

Which of these insights makes the most sense for your dream?

What does a handbag mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about a handbag often symbolizes identity and privacy. But the interpretation can be more multifaceted than that.

It may represent the secrets, responsibilities, and power you carry in your personal life. If the handbag is full, it might suggest you're carrying too much emotional baggage. On the other hand, an empty handbag could signify feelings of emptiness or lack of resources. A dream about buying a handbag suggests you're in search of a new identity or role, or perhaps you're trying to gain more control in your life. Using a handbag in a dream can indicate you're accessing the tools or resources you need to manage your life effectively.

A handbag is a somewhat rich and colorful dream object to pin down. To know for sure, I'd want to really get to know the dreamer's background and current life scenario.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of a handbag, in Freudian terms, may symbolize the ego, the conscious mind that mediates between the id's primal urges and the superego's moralistic constraints.

This can be a multi-faceted dream symbol though — It is a repository of our persona, the mask we present to the world. If you dream of buying a handbag, it could suggest a desire to modify this persona, a yearning for transformation. Using a handbag, on the other hand, might indicate an exploration of one's identity, a delving into the ego's contents to better understand oneself. The handbag's contents, whether abundant or sparse, may reflect your emotional state, hinting at either an overburdened psyche or a sense of emotional deprivation.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of a handbag symbolizes your spiritual journey and the wisdom you carry within. It's a representation of your inner sanctuary, holding your spiritual tools and experiences. A full handbag may indicate a wealth of spiritual knowledge, while an empty one could suggest a spiritual void or a thirst for enlightenment. Dreaming of purchasing a handbag signifies your readiness to embark on a new spiritual journey or a desire to deepen your spiritual understanding. Using a handbag in your dream signifies accessing your spiritual resources or wisdom to navigate life's challenges. It's a call to delve deeper into your spiritual self and utilize the wisdom you've gathered on your journey.

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Whose dream interpretation makes the most sense for you?

Which of the preceding explanations for a handbag fits with your dream?

Only you can know for sure. Remember that our subconscious mind can be a multifaceted place. Each and every dream image can symbolize multiple meanings — or symbolize many different activities in our waking life.

Do you have a unique analysis on dreams about a handbag of your own? Chime in with your personal ideas to the comment section down below.

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