Baskets traditionally represent the seasons. A full one, for instance, is full fruition and abundance, a time of harvesting. As a container, a basket can also represent the feminine closing or receptive principle.
Psychological / Emotional Perspective:
To be attempting to fill a basket can mean that we are trying to increase our talents and abilities. Somehow we feel we do not have ‘enough’.
Everyday Material Aspects:
If the basket is full of bread it can represent sharing – as in a sacramental meal. If the contents are spilt, it signifies the possible failure of a venture or sometimes the premature ending of a project.
Gender / Specific Meanings:
Because of its connection with the feminine, in a man’s dream a basket can suggest domesticity or his caring nature. In a woman’s dream, if she finds the basket heavy, she may be finding her responsibilities a burden.