Easy come, easy go is the message contained in a dream featuring the precious stuff when it's in bars or nuggets. However, there are many variations. Gold cloth, garments, embroidery or trimmings signify honors and/or recognition. Looking for gold indicates that a successful change of unsatisfactory conditions can be made through your own initiative. Finding and/or mining, melting or working with it is a reminder that all that glitters is not gold, and that you must guard against a tendency to be too easily taken in by appearances. Hiding it suggests that you are not aggressive enough about protecting your own interests; take positive action. Stealing or counting gold is a warning that the love of money is truly a root of evil and can be very costly. Items made of gold, such as tableware, jewelry, medals, coins, etc., or gold-plated items, are a forerunner of steady financial gain.