To dream that you are Buying a lot of articles is a warning of coming troubles; be careful with your money matters. But if, in your dream, you are carefully considering every shilling you spend, then it is a fortunate sign.... Mystic Dream Book
Dreams of buying symbolize that you are taking responsibility for your life. Also, to dream of buying something can be suggesting that you have bought into an idea and are allowing yourself to be influenced. Consider what you are buying. See Shop and Retail Therapy.... Strangest Dream Explanations
A buyer in a dream represents someone under obligation; emergency; or need to acquire something. Buying something, then selling it in a dream means needing people’s help. In a dream, a buyer also could represent a demanding situation that may push someone to use tricks and to deceive others.
If a person sees himself as buying a donkey, paying hard cash for it and handling such cash with his hands it means he will speak words of wisdom in the presence of people. And if he does not see himself as handling the cash although the price for the donkey is paid in full it means one good will come his way for which he will express his gratitude.
For paying the price for anything is in reality expressing one’s gratitude.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Wanting is a primal drive which, through socialisation, we may crush and thereby lose contact with what we want from our own feelings and needs. In doing so we may also lose much of our decisiveness and creativity.
Example: ‘1 still want him all to myself. We never touch or kiss or anything in the dreams, and I want him to, but would never let on I wanted this. I am a bit coy in my dreams’ (Pauline B). Pauline is dreaming about a past lover whom she has tried to forget, but when we pick out the wants’ we see how strong her feelings are. Looking at dreams in this way helps us define what our desires are.
Example: The older man still wanted something from me. I didn’t want to be involved with him at all and yet had to be polite, etc., so he wouldn’t hit out at me/us. We needed some kind of contact with this man, I lent forward and kissed him on his face and drew back quickly as I didn’t want to give any more than that, I had a fear that he would want more’ (Sandra O). Sandra had divorced an older husband, and was living with a younger man.
The complication of her wants’ is shown in the dream. When it is a ‘don’t want’ in the dream, it is helpful to change it to a positive. ‘I didn’t want to go with my mother’ could become ‘I wanted to do my own thing.’
Because what we want is complex and often in conflict, our dream characters may want something which we oppose, as in the following example. Example: To escape from a man chasing me, I decided I must get a taxi home. Got in one driven by a woman who wanted to take me to the man who was chasing me. Woke up sweating’ (Ann G).
The urge to integrate the male pan of herself, seen as the taxi driver, is in conflict with Ann’s fear of it. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Lots of wanting occurs in dreams. As well as identifying what you want, you should distinguish between desire relating to a basic human need, the fulfilment of which will contribute to your personal enrichment or fulfilment, and mere wanting, which may actually distract you from your real needs.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols