(1) Luggage may symbolize what you need to get rid of: old habits and attitudes, old conditioning.
(2) It may symbolize a desire to - or a need to - get out of some present situation; or fear of having to do so. Perhaps your unconscious is hinting that it is time you ‘packed your bags’. See also Bag.... A Dictionary of Dream Symbols
something A lost opportunity; forgetting something which is important. Depending on dream, might also suggest actual, or feelings about, loss of virginity; loss of health, losing a lover/partner, or whatever the lost thing depicts. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
The habits or attitudes, or the emotional environment we have created in our life, a baby or our feelings about being a parent. See bag; knapsack; suitcase; example in clothes. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
What you are doing with your life. Thus your destiny or direction in life; the direction or function of your personal growth at time of dream; the movement of life through the aging process. Travelling without goal: having no aim in life; confused about direction; taking life as it comes. Going on holiday: moving towards giving yourself more free time; growth towards allowing yourself to fulfil your needs instead of always considering other people. Travelling to an island: becoming more independent; isolating oneself. Travelling alone: independence; loneliness. Travelling with others: one’s social relationships; how you compare yourself with others; what feelings and attitudes influence you. See railway; boat; road; airplane. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
Not being able to find your car may represent losing your connection to your body, reflecting that you frequently may be too spaced out and ungrounded. Not having a car in a dream may prevent you from finding your way home to wholeness.... Ariadne's Book of Dream
Luggage is a container used to transport certain desired objects so that you can function in any location. As a symbol, any piece of luggage represents your ability to have access to various tools for living that you may need in any given situation. There is a strong cultural association with the “baggage” that you are carrying in your life as representing unhealed wounds from the past and the difficulties that you unconsciously bring to all of your current relationships. Use the sensations of the dream itself to determine whether your dream is relating to luggage as a tool for effective living or connecting to the work you may still need to do in the realm of intimacy.
Spiritually, if we are to travel ‘light’ we must often find a way of unburdening ourselves. Luggage in a dream, particularly as luggage on wheels becomes more available, can help us to envisage this.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Material aspects: Luggage in a dream can be slightly different to baggage in that luggage will symbolize what we feel is necessary to have us go forward. It can be those habits and emotions that have helped us in the past, but which can now be reappraised before being ‘repacked’ for more efficient use.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
Psychological / emotional perspective: Usually in dreams, when something appears as luminous, what is represented is transparent, easily understood and with a quality beyond the norm.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
(Defeat; Depression) Losing a fight in a dream means joy. Losing a fight in a dream also could mean vanquishing one’s enemy if they are compatible. Otherwise, the winner of a fight is a dream denotes the loser in wakefulness.
See Suitcase, Pocketbook, Backpack, Package, and Box. All symbolize a burden (everybody carries his own baggage) or, less often, energy and making plans. Energy reserves. Possibly a reference is being made to dowry and inheritance, which could be a burden as well as an opportunity. What talents are at your disposal? What tasks are connected to them? According to Freud, a symbol of sexuality.... Little Giant Encyclopedia
To dream of closing something, such as a window or door, suggests that you are closing the chapter on something in your life. This may be an opportunity you turned down, a path not taken, or a relationship that is ending. This dream may also represent aspects of yourself that you are keeping hidden from other people.... My Dream Interpretation
Dreams of luggage represent memories, heartaches, unresolved feelings, and attachments to the past and incomplete communications that you are carrying with you.
The heavier your baggage, the more unresolved the emotional business you have. Consider the contents of your luggage. Your subconscious mind is giving you the message to resolve these issues so that your load can be light and your karmic debt can be resolved.... Strangest Dream Explanations
1- Luggage in a dream can be slightly different to baggage in that luggage will symbolise what we feel is necessary to have us go forward. It can be those habits and emotions which have helped us in the past, but which can now be reappraised before being ‘repackaged’.
2- When luggage appears as a symbol in our dreams we should perhaps look at whether it is ours or someone else’s.
If ours, it signifies those views, altitudes and behaviours which we have brought through from the past.
If it is someone else’s, then we may be looking at family or global concepts which no longer are useful to us.
3- Spiritually if we are to travel ‘light’ we must often find a way of unburdening ourselves. Luggage in a dream can help us to envisage this.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
To dream of the loss of an object denotes repression, shyness, an inferiority complex, shame, and ultimately fear. The sense of loss is linked to guilt. Also, you should ask yourself what the misplaced object means to you.
If it is you who is lost, it symbolizes the beginning of a new life phase and expresses your nervousness about leaving behind what has so far been familiar. However, this meaning may be the reverse: in reality you do not know which direction to take. In such moments of utter confusion, it is advisable to go along setting small goals and gradually achieving them.
Losing something cautions that you may be cut with a sharp object by accident.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
The symbolism is similar to CLARIFICATION, given its allusion to purification, discarding all that is waste or negative. Also, depending on the particular case, it represents the desire to lose weight. A dream in which you dramatically lose weight may signal some physical ailment.
Seeing yourself too thin in dreams is a sad omen of legal scandals.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
Our symbolic baggage is nothing but the material we consider essential to “travel” through life. For this reason, losing your luggage is evidence of the inability to perform what you intend, because of lack of resources, or knowledge, or skills.
If it is too heavy and you can hardly move it, the dream indicates that you need to make concessions and revise your values.
If you give your luggage to someone the dream can express your desire to get rid of certain responsibilities.
Sometimes you carry too many material possessions, desires, concerns, and needs. This weight is delaying your spiritual progress. The lighter this luggage the more pleasant your life journey will be.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
For a woman to dream she has lost her wedding-ring, signifies she has but small love for her husband; but if she dreams she has found it again, it is a sign her love is not wholly lost And if a man dream of losing his shoes, and then his feet are bare, if he be of a sanguine complexion, it signifies be shall meet with reproaches, especially if be dreams it in the first day of the new moon.... The Complete Dream Book
If you lose something in your dream, this suggests that you have become distracted in waking life and have lost sight of what really matters. Ask yourself what it is you have lost and what it may symbolize. It may be an opportunity, a relationship, a way of thinking or even your own identity. Do you no longer feel as if you belong somewhere? Alternatively, the image may be a symbol of something that is missing from your life that you never had in the first place. For example, if you lost your car, you may have lost a sense of direction; if you lost money, you may feel you’ve lost your self-confidence or something you value about yourself; if you lost your key, have you forgotten a solution to a problem or perhaps the key to self-knowledge? If you simply can’t work out what significance your lost object has to you, it might help to do a free association exercise (write down the first 10 or so words that immediately come to mind in relation to that symbol) to decipher the lost object’s symbolism, to decipher what it is that you need to find.
If you dream that you are recovering lost property, the nature of the property recovered, together with the feelings of relief and joy it brings, will indicate the focus of your dream. For example, if you recover your purse, this is linked to identity and a renewed sense of self.
If you recover your wallet, this is linked to finances. Do you now feel in a stronger position? If you recover a camera are you trying to hold on to memories or seeking a false sense of security? If you recover lost clothes are you seeking a new self image? If you recover shoes are you recovering your footing? If you recover your lost phone are you re-establishing communication with some one?... The Element Encyclopedia
Packed bags are associated with death and endings, whilst being unwilling to let go of your baggage or luggage suggests a desire to ward off aging and death. Baggage left on a platform suggests a willingness to begin a new phase or stage in your life. Although suitcases can denote travel in some dreams, an alternative explanation is that they represent emotional baggage you carry around in your head and that is why it is important to consider the luggage or lack of it in your dream.... The Element Encyclopedia
When this dream occurs review what are the truly “precious” and “important” things that you want to take with you and decide what you can safely let go of to allow space for new growth.
• Dreaming of losing things tends to reflect a life that is so overwhelming you’ve lost sight of what’s important to you. Your dreaming mind is left to process the personal frustrations that you haven’t dealt with because you’ve been too ‘frantic’ or anxious.
• This dream can be resolved by addressing the balance of your daily activities.... The Premier in Dream Dictionary