The meaning of Shop in dream | Dream interpretation
In dreams, shops suggest what you want or think you need in waking life.
If you are in a shop you know, then you are aware of what you want from life, but if it is an unfamiliar shop, then you need to open your mind to new possibilities.
Shops and stores are places of interaction, whether this is the exchange of money and goods, or the communication between the salesperson and the shopper. In dreams, they therefore represent things you desire in life and the manner in which you go about getting these things. A supermarket, for instance, suggests a wide range of choices, a village store represents the essential things in life, whilst a store or website selling a range of odds and ends—such as an antiques store, an auction site on the Internet or even a car-boot sale—suggests the small details of everyday life that are often overlooked. Your dream may be urging you to pay attention to these.
If your dream was quite mundane and you saw yourself doing your weekly grocery shop, then your dreaming mind may simply have been processing a memory or reminding you that you need to go shopping. Alternatively, such a dream may be suggesting that you are taking good care of your basic emotional needs. If, however, you had a dream in which you could not decide what to buy, this may be referring to some kind of confusion or indecision in waking life.
If someone you know in your dream transformed into a sales assistant, your dreaming mind may have been commenting on the emotional cost of your relationship with them.
Bear in mind, too, that whilst stores, supermarkets and shopping malls are places of opportunity and choice, they also threaten potential exclusion and humiliation if you do not possess the necessary funds; your feelings about going on your dream shopping trip should indicate whether or not you are feeling empowered or denied in your waking life.
If you dream that a shop is closed or that you have insufficient money, this may indicate that you feel the things you want from life are unattainable. Your dream may be telling you to lower your expectations and set more realistic goals. Finally, if your idea of heaven is to go on an exclusive shopping trip and spend loads of cash in luxury stores, then a dream of having a day doing just that may be simple wish-fulfillment.
Variety of opportunities and tools necessary to grow are at your disposal. Searching for new roles to play in life. See also Market, Store.
Buying in one predicts petty financial problems which can be overcome by the use of a little self-restraint; working in one forecasts a stroke of money luck.
To dream of a shop, denotes that you will be opposed in every attempt you make for advancement by scheming and jealous friends. See Store.
A shop in dreams signifies something we want or feel we need.
If it is a shop we know then we are probably consciously aware of what we want from life.
If it is an unknown shop then we may have to search our minds for information.
A supermarket would suggest we have to make a choice.
To be shopping is to be making a fair exchange for the satisfaction of our desires. We have the energy (money) which can be exchanged for something we want. What we are shopping for may have relevance.
If we arc shopping for food we need sustenance; if for clothes we may need protection.
In spiritual terms a shop has the same significance as a market (see Market).
Place where one is seeking out certain emotional “products” that will help complete one.
To dream that you are keeping a Shop indicates hard work before you prosper; it depends to a great extent upon whether your dream Shop does good business.
The place of the emotional, spiritual, and libidi- nal work of creativity and production where energies are mobilized, where things are exchanged. You want to be served and choose the right thing. Can you serve yourself.7 Serving oneself always refers to self-sufficien- cy. Are you buying or are you selling.7
According to Jung, this is the place where you get something that you don’t have and that you have to pay for. See Businessman, Cash Register.
In a dream, a shop represents one’s wife, child, life, death, property, pride, servant, vehicle, or personal secrets.
Vision: Seeing an empty shop: you don’t trust yourself—be more assertive.
A shop filled with merchandise: your plans will be met with good fortune and lots of success. Entering a shop: Determination will bring success, but it will cost money.
Depth Psychology: A shop filled with merchandise often represents the many opportunities you have been given in life.
It is time now to make choices. See Merchandise, Shopping.
See market / market place
Desires, something we are looking for or want—love, fame, sex; place of work or business. Idioms: shop around; set up shop; shut up shop, talk shop; closed shop. See shopkeeper under roles.