Stealing Dream Meaning

Uncover Hidden Dream Meanings

Stealing can be presented in our dreams in many ways.

Dreaming of someone stealing from you is connected to your own identity. It can mean you are feeling you are loosing something important. This could be a business or a relationship. You need to look at the object also. For example, I recently dreamed that someone had stolen my mattress, this indicates that someone is "stealing" my rest. Maybe a project was stealing my time. So, think about the object that is stolen. If it's money then it can imply that you feel being taken for granted. I have segmented this dream down so you can understand this better. To dream of stealing (yourself) generally means you are not getting what you want in life. When you dream that you are stealing, it suggests that you are feeling deprived. And depending on the place the stealing action is taking place, additionally, it represents your neediness. It could alternatively denote unfulfilled and unrealized dreams. Seeing yourself stealing different items during the dream can indicate success and safety in a career.

We often have dreams of robbing a bank or stealing money from someone. A dream where you steal and then you see yourself being chased is an indicator of failures in the relationship and also personal and business. But if you happen to catch someone who is trying to steal from you, according to old dream lore, it is a sign that you are going to defeat an enemy and be able to manage an upcoming challenge. If thieves manage to steal something from you in your dream or in your workplace or home, it is a warning that you need to be courageous and outgoing when it comes to defending your own interests. If you are careless, a dream about stealing is a promise of trouble.

What does it mean to dream of shoplifting?

Shoplifting in dreams is connected to your concept of security and privacy. Often, dreams of seeing yourself shoplifting can indicate that your expectations are great, however, you yearn to have privacy in life. Professional thieves are generally very skilled and to dream of seeing other people, shoplifting can often indicate that you will have control over others in life. We have all heard the famous story of the lady on the 12th of December 2001 walked into Saks Fifth Avenue and walked out with $5k dollars worth of unpaid goods. This really bought shoplifting to the core. Of course, the reason being was that it was Winona Ryder, the thrifty-year-old millionaire movie star. This bought shop lighting to the forefront. She later blamed this on prescription drugs making her feel confused. Stealing from shops in a dream can certainly mean that you are trying to steal something in life, maintain your own privacy. Many people who seal, especially from shops believe that this is a crime that is victimless but it does cost us all on average $400 more on products. All I will say is that shoplifting in dreams is connected to privacy and feeling like the victim in life.

What does it mean to dream of someone stealing from you?

When you dream that someone is stealing from you, it means that you are going through an identity crisis or alternatively, it could be that you are suffering from a loss of identity in your life. Normally, I believe that seeing such a dream is connected to a loss of goal setting. This is quite an old dream interpretation of course. I feel after my research dreams that someone is stealing from you can indicate that you will encounter problems going forward. On the other hand, dreaming about someone stealing money from you could imply that, your success has been stolen from you or someone is taking credit for an achievement you made in life. Such a dream could also suggest that you are experiencing some injustices in your life where someone took something that was meant for you and thus left you feeling disappointed and betrayed. It could be a representation of a heartbreak that you have experienced – and this is still fresh in your mind, causing pain and sadness.

What does it mean to dream about your parents in regards to stealing?

A dream where parents are stealing from you is an indicator that, you are anticipating problems in your family or with your parents. Sometimes we don’t feel good enough for our parents and this causes us stress. Such a dream can occur when we are feeling sidelined. To dream of your father stealing from you in the dream can indicate that you feel other people are neglecting your feelings. To dream of your mother stealing from you in the dream can suggest that you are feeling repercussions of past actions. Have you had conflict? If so, this dream could be your subconscious mind just replaying that you feel that your emotions have been stolen.

What does it mean to steal from your parents in a dream?

According to a survey by the Josephson Institute of Ethics almost 43,000 students, every year shoplift and 21% of children steal from parents. So, if you have stolen from a parent in the past it might just be your own subconscious mind coming to the surface! I will now address the dream meaning. To steal from both parents, in dream lore indicates that you avoid using harsh words which you might regret having used later on. Alternatively, such a dream could imply that you are going to face problems in your life due to a person’s attitude or behavior. The advice is to be attentive to your family members behave and talk. It could be that they your parents are having problems and need assistance but they maybe afraid to approach you.

What does it mean to dream about your partner stealing from you?

Dreaming that your partner (girlfriend, boyfriend, husband or wife) is stealing from you is a sign of a small problem with your partner. The “stealing” action in the dream could just be connected to how you are feeling in life. or that you are worried about your partner’s actions in real life. What they did was not respectful and thus left you feeling betrayed by them and their actions. After such a dream, it could be important if you talked with your spouse and explained to them your feelings. Out of the conversation, you could end up knowing why they acted the way they did and thus, no need for you to feel bad. The dream in itself will cause you a lot of stress and it means that you are having issues with your partner in your real life which you need to straighten up.

What does it mean to dream about your children stealing from you?

When you dream that children are stealing from you, it is an indicator that you are worried. We sometimes have dreams of our children when we are worrying about them or we wish to forge a better life for them. There might be something that they did or some aspect of their life - during your waking life which is worrying you. Alternatively, the dream could imply that your children or a close family member are encountering a problem which requires your help.

What does it mean to dream about someone stealing money from you?

Dreaming of someone stealing money from you is an indicator that, there is someone who is stealing power or taking advantage of you. If you see yourself dreaming of spending money, it could denote that, in real life, you are overspending money. Be aware of any “overspending” that you are carring out. Maybe that dress or car is too much money! You will need to be careful about your investment after such a dream as it is an indicator of problems in your future, present, and past spending habits. You will need to be extra careful is the message that is coming through. Alternatively, if you are the one stealing money, then it is a warning against impending danger ahead of you. After such a dream, you will need to be more careful and mindful of how you behave.

What does it mean to dream about someone stealing groceries from you?

This is a rather strange dream! A dream where someone steals groceries from you is an indication of positive times ahead of you. Often, in my view such dreams are associated with important business deals and possible new business connections which will be fruitful. Alternatively, the dream suggests that your relationship will go to a new level. Encountering such a dream is generally positive because you will engage in as many ventures as you can.

What does it mean to dream about someone stealing a job position from you?

A dream of a co-worker or someone steals a job position from you is indicative of a warning that, you should be careful with your actions and words. If you are employed by someone else it is quite common to dream of someone taking your job or stealing a promotion from you. I will try to keep it simple. This dream is a warning to beware of those around you. Someone could be trying to destroy your reputation. There might be something that you did in the past that other people are not happy about. Such a dream could also imply that you are surrounded by envious people at your workplace who are not happy the way you are progressing and how popular you have become with everyone else. After such a dream, you should be careful on the type of information you share with colleagues because there is a likelihood that they can use the same to make life at work difficult for you. If you are suspicious of anyone, avoid them.

What does it mean to dream about someone stealing a watch from you?

If you dream that someone is stealing a watch from you, it means that you are afraid of wasting time. It is like time itself is passing by and you don’t have enough of it to do your investments and all that you have always wanted to do. This is causing a feeling of anxiety, unhappiness, and depression. Alternatively, the dream could be an indicator that, there is a project you are undertaking which is causing you to feel stressed out. You are under strict timelines and thus, you may feel like that there is not enough time in the day to focus on you. The watch is a symbol that can mean time is ticking on. If the watch is something dear to you and it is stolen indicates a fresh start and a new time. If you are the one stealing a watch from someone, then it depicts a negative time as it denotes that your credibility and reputation might be under siege due to some people trying to bring you down. The watch symbol according to dream psychology is connected with disassociating from people who are toxic.

What does it mean to dream about someone stealing gold from you?

I would say that gold generally means that riches are coming your way. This is a dream that is focused on gaining riches in life. Give me one good reason why you should not make a change for the better – this is the question if you dream of being rich and having gold bulletins in the dream. If gold is being stolen from a bank in your dream is an indicator that, very soon you are going to lose respect due to something that you will indulge in. It is a dream which you should handle yourself better in life. You will need to be cautious and avoid indulging in anything that will make you regret.

What does it mean to dream about someone stealing a partner from you?

Now, we sometimes have such dreams when we are feeling worried about a partnership. But what does it mean to dream of your partner going off with another women or man? When you have a dream where someone is stealing a partner from you, it is a sign that, in your subconscious, you are afraid of losing your partner – yes it boils down to a good old anxiety dream meaning. There is a possibility that you have trust issues in your current relationship and that your emotions will be used wrongly. There is a possibility that you have laid your emotions in front of your partner and are unsure how they are going to react. After such a dream try not to worry about what you are doing: sit back and enjoy your relationship. Be honest with yourself and to others around you too!

What does it mean to dream about someone stealing a bag from you?

A dream where you see someone stealing a bag from you denotes that, you will need to be careful when it comes to decision making. I have had many of these dreams, normally my purse is stolen. Well, in my experience soon, you are going to be faced with an important decision in your life. And, you need to put everything into consideration before you make a decision. If possible consult others whom you trust.

What does it mean to dream about someone stealing a book from you?

Books in my view is all about knowledge. Your inner knowledge. Thus, when you dream that someone is stealing a book from you, it is an indicator of receiving news about a person you know or that someone wants your advice. It will be intriguing news and it will be up to you to decide what you want to do with the news – beware though this could be gossip. If you are the one stealing the book from someone, then it means that you are going to make an important discovery. But the process in which the discovery is made will not be purely ethical or your own idea. It could be that you are going to use someone else ideas and pass it as your own to those who know you.

What does it mean for someone to steal your purse in a dream?

Our purse or wallet is connected to our own persona. The wallet, after all, represents everything that we own, credit cards, driving licenses and basically our own identity. All this is kept in our wallet or purse. But what if it is stolen in your dream? It means you are unaware of your own identity at the moment and that other people are moving forward without your opinion. It could be people at work are focused on driving for promotion or that family life has become more complex.

What does it mean to dream of someone stealing your job?

To dream of your job is two-fold. Someone stealing your job in a dream indicates that you may feel threatened at work. In order to understand I would urge you to review how you feel about your job right now. The first question is whether you are happy in your dream? At times in dreams we can feel pressured and trapped just like in a job. If you feel comfortable at your workplace (in waking life) this dream can signify that you enjoy your profession but new changes could be on the horizon. If you could see someone “doing your job” in the dream it can indicate that in time people will appreciate your effort and presence. To dream of a specific job, position symbolizes your hard-working nature and high aspirations. You always feel like you need to accomplish more and be more. You want to master everything, so you can be able to survive on your own, without anyone’s help. It could be that you are the lone wolf everyone admires.

What’s the spiritual meaning of stealing food?

The spiritual meaning of stealing groceries is connected to your deep emotional need to be able to feel “alive” again. Seeing someone take your food indicates and you’re scared of the emptiness you feel inside. In order to revive yourself, you must start something from scratch. I like to think of this dream as starting over but this time with less trust in others and more self-confidence. To see yourself stealing food in a dream indicates that you feel preoccupied with the complexity of life. It is important to set up new goals with a higher purpose. This dream also symbolizes your pride and career which will take off in the next period. Enjoy the fruits of your work if you could see people stealing food from others.

What does it mean to dream of stealing a bag?

The bag in dreams represents the responsibilities you carry in waking life. If the bag in the dream was torn or ripped, it symbolizes the negative energy you are carrying that’s ripping you apart. If the bag was full of gold and you steal this, it denotes that at the time you can become obsessed with unnecessary worries. You worry about things that will probably never happen. The only way to feel free and easy again is to get rid of the emotional weight you’re carrying. It seems hard now, but once you do the first step, everything will seem easier. Let go of your past and negative emotions to make room for something better. If the bag was an expensive designer bad, it indicates financial profit and possibility for career progress.

What’s the spiritual meaning of stealing money or gold?

The gold symbolizes our own spirituality, knowledge, and a deeper understanding of the soul. It’s a valuable metal. Therefore, it’s also spiritually connected with your self-worth and self-appreciation. Are you appreciating yourself enough? In colors, yellow or golden symbolizes giving, generosity, compassion, love and wealth. The gold also indicates that you’re on the right spiritual path. Keep going!

What’s the spiritual meaning of stealing a book?

The book is a representation of spiritual awareness, wisdom and acquiring more knowledge. The spiritual meaning of a familiar book in your dream is connected to the lessons that the book has taught you. Reading a book in the dream that you have stolen indicates that you need to pay extra attention to your past mistakes.

If you were reading but you’re not sure of the content, it means that you will solve your problems easily. To dream that you bought a book promises future success while writing a book foretells a career change due to your dissatisfaction with your profession and the progress you’ve made.

The spiritual meaning of a book is also associated with sacred knowledge and symbolizes secrets. Just think of the Bible or the Koran – they both symbolize secrets and sacred knowledge. However, dreaming of books means you have to acquire more sacred knowledge in order to find your path.

By Flo Saul
Feb 13, 2018