Spiritual sense

To search for treasure symbolizes man’s search for enlightenment, his
search for the Holy Grail. Expecting treasure and finding a negative as
in the story of Pandora’s box is part of our learning how to deal
with disappointment.

Psychological / emotional perspective

To find a box that has treasure such as gems and jewels in it is to
understand that we must break through our own limitations before we find
what we are looking for. The search for treasure epitomizes the search for
tangible value in the everyday world.

Common meanings

Treasure in dreams always represents something that is of value to us. It
is the result of personal achievement and effort. To find buried treasure is to
find something we have lost, perhaps a part of our personality.To be burying
treasure is to be trying to guard against the future and potential problems.

You might also like to consult the entries for Box, Chest / Box, Digging / Excavation, Gems / Jewels and Money.