The meaning of Stealing in dream | Dream interpretation
(see Bank / Banking, Money)
Having something or someone you don’t feel you deserve, whether or not this feeling has any foundation.
Someone taking credit for an idea or accomplishment, instead of sharing the recognition with those who deserve it.
Look to see what is taken in the dream, as this can provide more meaning.
For example, seeing someone rob a house symbolizes a person or situation threatening your personal space or possessions.
Dreams of stealing, pickpocketing, burglary, robbery, theft, petty crime or taking what is not yours generally suggest that you feel envious of another person in some way and want to have what they have. The key to the dream’s interpretation is to identify who you are thieving FROM and what you are trying to take.
If you are blackmailing someone in your dream or they are trying to blackmail you, this indicates emotional blackmail that you may be using to try and force someone to do as you want, or emotional blackmail used on you by someone else to get from you what they want.
People steal for two reasons.
If they are poor and feel like they have no other alternative or if they are greedy and do not want to put the time and the effort into earning what they need.
(The needs could be emotional as well as material.) Stealing alludes to moral questions in the dream’s psyche. Consider all of the details of your dream and try to understand why the stealing is taking place. Are people taking from you without your permission, or are you trying to reap the benefits of that which you did not earn? The message from the unconscious may be that of self-evaluation, neediness, and morality.
The understanding of this dream may bring you closer to understanding your deeper needs which will ultimately lead to greater happiness.
To dream of stealing, or of seeing others commit this act, foretells bad luck and loss of character.
To be accused of stealing, denotes that you will be misunderstood in some affair, and suffer therefrom, but you will eventually find that this will bring you favor.
To accuse others, denotes that you will treat some person with hasty inconsideration.
also see Thief
1- To dream of stealing suggests we arc taking something without permission. This may be love, money or opportunities.
If someone steals from us we may feel cheated.
If it is by someone we know, then we need to work out how much we trust that person.
If it is by someone we don’t know, it is more likely to be a part of ourselves that we don’t trust.
If we are in a gang of thieves, then we should look at, and consider, the morals of the peer group we belong to.
1- Stealing is a very emotive word for most people, and it will depend on the dreamer’s background as to how they feel about inappropriate behaviour. This image also comes up when dealing with the emotions.
For instance, a ‘needy’ person may feel they are stealing affect ion.
2- Spiritually, stealing is using energy inappropriately. At each level of awareness we have certain power available to us which must be used wisclv and well For instance, ‘black’ magic could be interpreted as stealing. Psychic Vampirism’ is another form of stealing.
Stealing reveals the dreamer’s desire to possess some thing almost unattainable. Misunderstandings can be the cause or the foreboding of the dream.
1. If the dreamer is stealing, it indicates he/she does not feel adequate to succeed without using unfair methods.
2. Anger at someone one is stealing from.
A gift of jewelley will be offered you.
Greed and dissatisfaction.
To steal in a dream could indicate that the dreamer is deprived and the neediness can be fulfilled where the stealing takes place—e.g., at home, the office, or school. (See also Burglar, Robbery, Thieves / Theft).
Spiritually, stealing is using energy inappropriately. At each level of awareness we have certain power available to us that must be used wisely and well.
For instance, ‘black’ magic could be interpreted as stealing. Psychic ‘vampirism’ is another form of stealing.
Psychological / emotional perspective: Stealing is a very emotive word for most people, and it will depend on the dreamer’s background as to how they feel about inappropriate behaviour. This image also comes up when dealing with the emotions.
For instance, a ‘needy’ person may feel they are stealing affection.
Material aspects: To dream of stealing suggests that we are intent on taking something without permission. This may be love, money or opportunities.
If someone steals from us we may feel cheated.
If in dreams this act is by someone we know, then we need to work out how much we trust that person.
If it is by someone we don’t know, it is more likely to be a part of ourselves that we don’t trust. However, if we belong to a gang of thieves, then we should carefully look at, and consider, the morals of the peer group that we belong to.
1.If the dreamer is the one doing the stealing, this is a warning of financial troubles ahead and a need to be frugal, no matter how well you seem to be doing now.
Dreaming of getting caught stealing, however, is a dream of contrary and implies good luck.
If someone steals from you, then someone is trying to encroach on your territory in some way, and perhaps to take full credit for something you’ve accomplished. See “Robber”.
You may be expressing a desire for things that are not rightfully yours.
The objects of theft are often things of value. Therefore, the symbolic meaning implies resources or levels of abundance that are being coveted and then taken without permission or regard for consequences.
The reverse side to stealing is being stolen from. This interpretation features the same themes and adds the elements of violation and loss.
Taking love, money or opponunity under false pretences; not giving as good as you get; feeling you are undeserving or unloved, and what you get is stealing because it is given unwillingly. Being stolen from: feeling cheated or not respected, may refer to sexuality or love—do you give it, or does it feel as if it is taken from you? Can also refer to death— that life is being ‘stolen’ from one. Idioms: steal one’s heart; steal someone’s thunder, steal the show.
(1) If you (try to) steal something in a dream, it may mean you have some need that is not being met. Where you do the stealing - at home, for instance, or at work - may indicate the area in which there is a lack of fulfilment.
(2) The dream may contain a recollection of an actual theft committed by vou.
If so, you need to do something about those guilt-feelings; and what was said in (1) above may still apply.