DREAM DICTIONARY - Poor :Poverty in a dream may symbolise your own poor circumstances. It maybe that you are ashamed of your poor surroundings? Maybe your health has been declining? Maybe life is very uninspired and difficult? Perhaps you have been thinking back to a time when you were either very rich or poor?
Most dreams will translate into thoughts which you are all too familiar with. For instance, a "poor" dream could link to the words "poor quality of life" (which is one of the key words and phrases below) and the dream capture a thought like "I am never happy. My illness wears me out all the time." That phrase is one of many common translations of this type of dream. Look at the list below for clues on what this dream could mean.
KEY WORDS AND PHRASES:
- lacking ability
- bad health
- feeling inferior
- poor quality of life
- lack of money
- poor prospects for something
Dreams make associations. Think of anything that comes to mind when you read through the list of word associations above. Dreams will especially link to recent thoughts and moods. If you can think of a way in which you might use one of these words then the dream may just capture that exact thought. Dreams will translate into conscious thoughts - the type of thing you would write down in a diary.
EXAMPLE DREAMSExample dream : Wearing a very poor shirt was linked to the dreamers need to accept someone's criticism as that person could spread rumours about them. This person was very influential - a poor shirt represented the feeling that she was not as good as this other person.
Example dream : A dream where the dreamer is in a very poor house took place when her brother was wanting to lend money. The dreamer was wanting her brother to think that she had no money so he would not ask her to lend money. The poor house in the dream maybe linked to the following type of thought "I want to my brother think I am really poor. I do not want him thinking I have loads in the bank or he will ask to lend money."
Example dream : A dream about a time when the dreamer was poor took place at a time when the dreamer was feeling like his life was in tatters. He was poor, unhappy and lived in a depressing way. (his present situation reminded him of bleak times in the past)
Example dream : A poor house was a symbol of the dreamers own poor health which she had been thinking about a great deal.
Example dream : Poor clothes symbolised the dreamers thoughts the night before. He had just had a child and was thinking about his own poor childhood.
Example dream : A dream with a house which is poor and run down was a symbol for a new interest. The previous day he had become very enthusiastic for an idea but by the next day the idea did not seem so good. (the prospects were 'poor')
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