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.