To dream of a purse represents your identity or sense of self. Thoughts, feelings, or life situations that give you confidence, power, or make you feel complete as a person. A purse can also reflect emotional dependency, or things you need in order to feel complete, whole, or confident. Feelings about your identity.
Losing your purse may symbolize losing touch with who you are, or giving up habits or life situations that make you feel confident, or complete as a person. A loss of identity. Women who are dealing with unfamiliar situations that make them feel insecure often dream of losing their purses.
Example: A woman dreamed of returning to her church to pick up a purse that she had forgotten. In waking life she had for years given up certain privileges in her church to make time for family and had only recently had her church privileges reinstated. The purse reflects her sense of identity and emotional needs associated with having the extra responsibility in the church.
Example 2: A woman dreamed of leaving her purse inside her finance’s car trunk. In waking life she felt that moving in with her fiance was robbing her of her ability to feel that she had an independent identity. She felt living with him only allowed her to be independent under his terms since it was his house.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of seeing a red purse that was so heavy it required two men to carry it. In waking life she was having sex with two men and was just starting to have her period. The red purse may have reflected her feelings about her feminine identity being that of being a sexually attractive woman who had to make her men wait for menstrual period to end before continuing to have sex with them both again.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of losing her purse. In waking life she had lung disease and felt that she was losing her identity to the illness as her health and finances got worse fighting the illness.