The handbag or purse combines the idea of identity with what you hold to be valuable, and therefore protect. It is common to lose or misplace your purse when your identity or self awareness is going through a transition. Consider where you lost your handbag for information about where you are placing your priorities. This is a very personal symbol that reveals who you really are and what you 'carry with you' daily. Losing the purse can also coincide with financial insecurity when you are exploring change in career pursuits. See Purses, Wallets, Luggage, Jewels and Keys.