DREAM DICTIONARY - Poverty :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?
EXAMPLE DREAMSExample dream : A dream with dreadful poverty took place the day after the dreamer was worried about his father dying. He was aware that he did not get out much and was socially inept. If his father died he would lose his main social contact. The poverty in the dream was a msymbol for the awful life he would face if his father died. He would probably end up talking to no one. (he would have a very poor existence)
Example dream : A dream in which the dreamer ends up in a town full of poverty linked to her breaking up with her boyfriend whilst having to face the stress of exams. "Poverty" could easily be translated into just one word "unhappy". To understand the dreams meaning you would think of ways in which the dreamer might use this word such as "I have been trying to get to terms with this break up. I just ended up feeling totally unhappy." The dream uses the simple association that poor people are unhappy.
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 : Poor clothes symbolised the dreamers thoughts the night before. He had just had a child and was thinking about his own poor childhood.
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