Spiritually, although this image initially appears to be negative, if we are prepared to work with it, it can have great positivity since ultimately he is always in the right place at the right time for the right reasons. The tramp personifies in us the wanderer, the freedom lover. In dreams he will often appear at a time when we need freedom, but can also show that that need can bring difficulty and sadness. He can also appear in dreams as the jester or fool. There is a part in all of us that is anarchical, and the tramp represents this aspect. To dream of a tramp in the sense of a decrepit old wanderer links us back to the part of ourselves that is seldom expressed fully in real life. It is the ?drop-out? or gypsy within us. We may be conscious of our need for irresponsibility. Also consult the entry for Wanderer/Wandering as well as the information on Tramp in Archetypes in the Introduction.