(Foundling; Waif) Picking-up an abandoned infant in a dream means picking-up one’s enemy, in conjunction to the story ofMoses and Pharaoh. Picking up an abandoned child in a dream also could mean returning things to the way they should be, or dispelling distress and sorrow. Ifone sees himself planting an apple tree in a dream, it means adopting an orphan, or caring for one.
To find oneself as an orphan in a dream means depression which is caused by injustice.
To be an orphan in a dream also means feeling depressed because of one’s love for a woman, loss of property or money.... Islamic Dream Interpretation
Feeling abandoned or unloved; feeling rejected or misunderstood—or part of self rejected and misunderstood, vulnerability in independence and consciousness. See abandoned. ... A Guide to Dreams and Sleep Experiences
1- To dream of an orphan indicates that we may be feeling vulnerable and possibly abandoned and unloved.
If we are looking after an orphan we are attempting to heal that part of us that feels unloved.
If we experience ourselves as having been orphaned it may indicate that we need to be more independent and self-sufficient.
2- We have to come to terms with our ability to grow up and to move away from our parents. When our lives force us into losing them, either by death or other circumstances such as moving away, we may experience the feeling of being orphaned.
3- Spiritual desertion.... Ten Thousand Dream Dictionary
Dreams of an orphan signify that you are feeling alone, lonely, cast out, uprooted, ungrounded, unloved, and maybe even victimized. You are in the midst of transformation, walking through the phase where you feel cast out from your former comfort zone, and you are having to find your own strength. During this challenging time, between the old and the new; don’t give up, keep moving as you do some soul searching that will lead you to the home that is within you. See Breakdown/Breakthrough Dreams and Latch Key Kid.... Strangest Dream Explanations
Psychological / emotional perspective: We have to come to terms with our ability to grow up and to move away from our parents. When our lives force us into losing them at any age, either through death or other circumstances such as moving away, we may experience the feeling of being orphaned.... Dream Meanings of Versatile
You are being warned that your self- centered attitude could lose you a valuable friendship if your dream featured an orphanage, but any other dream concerning orphans predicts a sudden gain in material wealth from a previously unknown source or an unexpected legacy.... The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams
To see an orphaned person indicates compassion and the desire to protect them. To see yourself as an orphan indicates isolation and loneliness. It reflects a need for acceptance, affection, and protection.
This dream predicts that you will gain benefit from wealthy friends, but be unlucky in matters of the heart.... The Big Dictionary of Dreams
We experience our identity and sense of self as almost exclusively connected to the parenting we receive. To have no connection to those parents is to have a disconnected sense of identity. This can be either devastating or liberating, and the sensations of the dream will reveal more detail for you. An orphan in a dream may represent an idea, choice, behavior, or pattern that is not connected to the modeling you received from your parents. When a person loses his or her parents to death, the individual becomes an orphan, and such an image in a dream may relate to that fear or the processing of grief after it has occurred.... Complete Dictionary of Dreams
An orphanage in dream indicates a home for abandoned feelings. Past memories may be causing you underlying stress, in particular memories from your childhood. You may need to give extra attention to the needs of your inner child. You may be feeling alone or uncared for in your waking life.... Dream Symbols and Analysis
If you dream of being an orphaned, adopted or fostered child, this usually suggests that your relationships with members of your family in waking life have created some sense of loss and rejection in you. Dreaming of having lost your parents or being rejected by your parents so you become an orphan, adopted or fostered child may denote that you feel you didn’t get their unconditional love and attention, and that you have to find your own way in the world without their support. Alternatively you may feel as if you are an outsider in the relationship to your family. Perhaps you have been excluded or perhaps you have little in common with them. Do you consider yourself rejected or at odds with the rest of your family? Whatever the reason, your dream may be suggesting to you that you need to create a surrogate family to get the support you need; this may be with your friends or your partner, and they will be able to help you feel loved, secure and accepted for who you are.
Another explanation of such dreams is that it is time for you to be more independent and self-reliant by moving away from your parents. When life forces you into permanently or temporarily losing your parents, either by death or by other circumstances such as foreign travel, you may experience dreams of being orphaned. The dream might not refer to your relationship with your family at all, but might be telling you that you are feeling abandoned, unloved, rejected and misunderstood by your partner, friends or colleagues in waking life.
If this is the case, the dream connects to feelings of belonging or not belonging in waking life.
If you are looking after an orphan in your dream, you are attempting to heal that part of you that feels unloved.... The Element Encyclopedia