Purses, Wallets, Luggage, Jewels and Keys can represent the valuable part of your nature, or what you protect and carry with you. They become the subject of many dreams where you are ‘embarking’ or traveling in a new direction, as things that are often lost or left behind. In this way, luggage can suggest baggage that needs to be released during a transformative process.
As the essence of the genetic traits that are bequeathed to your children, protected items, like jewels can represent responsibility or issues related to childbearing. Sometimes, protecting or looking for jewels or treasure can be a classic symbol of the healing that can take place after you discover what you are repressing; usually childhood pain. The purse and wallet portray your sense of self-worth and how protective you are of them will show how you protect who you are against who you might become. Changing careers often coincides with these types of symbols, where losing and searching for them is similar to searching for your new identity. These symbols also appear in dreams during times when you are feeling financially insecure.
Searching for a key often suggests that you are exploring your relationship to your sexuality. The key can also symbolize your desire to ‘unlock’ the doors that hold you back as you explore direction to find increased meaning in life.