The meaning of shopping in dream | Dream Interpretation
Shopping for clothing may comment on deciding about and trying on new attitudes It may express concerns about finding the right attitude to wear in a situation. Shopping for food may mention concerns about nutrition and feeding others, such 9s your family members.
Symbolic of choices
Shopping is the activity that supports getting your needs met. As a symbol, it relates to being willing to take the actions that will result in self- care, abundance, and sustaining yourself. This can be either in balance and healthy or out of balance and reflecting a level of avoidance and escapism.
The nature of what you are shopping for and the sensations around this image in a dream will help clarify your interpretation.
Searching for something; research details for more clarity
All of us shop, so a dream about shopping can simply be a reflection of our everyday lives. It can also mean that we are seeking something, or it might be an allusion to an idiom like “shop talk” or “like a bull in a china shop.”
Vision: Buying something for yourself: a wish will soon be fulfilled. Shopping for food: your financial situation is taking a turn for the better. Buying toiletries: an invitation to a dinner or a party. Buying a lot of things but not taking them home: you are buying a new business, but the contract has not yet been written. See Shop.
A dream about shopping or being at a shopping mall means that those things that you need (affection, friendship, spiritual support, quality time with people you care about) are available to you. However, you may need to learn exactly where to look, how to select what you need, and how to ask for these things when you need them. This dream calls upon you to know yourself. Before you can ask for or get what you need, you need to figure out what it is that you want.
If you dream that you are lost in a shopping mall, you don’t know where to turn for support with a certain problem.
To dream that you are shopping for food and groceries symbolizes your hidden attempt to buy the attention of others.
Dreams of shopping represent that you are buying into a particular belief system or ideology. Shopping is a message from your subconscious mind to take your time and shop around before deciding upon the relationship or perspective that you will eventually buy into. See Retail Therapy.
For most of us shopping is not simply a necessity but a favorite pastime.
It is a source of pain, pleasure, recreation, and, at times, “quality time” with family or friends. Depending on the details in the dream and its emotional background, dreaming about going shopping may have several different connotations. Generally, if shopping in your dream is not a source of great stress and confusion, it suggests that those things which you need are available to you. Your environment may have readily available emotional, psychological, spiritual or physical support. However, you may need to learn exactly where to look, how to select what you need, and when to make a wise investment. This dream calls upon you to know yourself. Before you can ask for or get what you need, you first need to accurately identify it.
Shopping often represents the possibilities in life, the decisions you can make, the variety of attitudes or activities from which you can choose, or something for which you are searching. The image of shopping presents a view of your life’s prospects and opportunities; it also represents the exchanges you are prepared to make to satisfy your desires. What you are shopping for may be relevant.
If you are shopping for food, you need sustenance but if you are shopping for clothes, you need protection. How much you buy in your dream may indicate your ability to take advantage of opportunities.
Not finding the item you want or discovering that the store has sold out of it may express frustration at not getting what you want out of life. A much- reported shopping dream involves the panic at closing time. Not being able to buy all you want before the shops close suggests anxiety that life is too short to achieve all your ambitions. Shop windows are symbols of opportunities in waking life that may be out of reach. The image may evoke frustration or envy that you are missing out on the good things in life, but it can also remind you that you still have the choice to seek out more accessible and affordable items.
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Generally, if shopping in your dream is not a source of great stress and confusion, it suggests that those things which you need are available to you. It may also be telling you, however, that you need to learn exactly where to look, how to pick out what you need, and when to make a wise investment.