Because potatoes are considered the poor man’s food, eating mashed potatoes may signify concerns about your economic status. Digging up potatoes may mean that you are working very hard for very little money.
A root; see “root”
To dream of potatoes implies being lazy and/or dull-witted. Eating or seeing mashed potatoes suggests anxiety over financial matters.
The food of the poor, particularly in the 19th century, which thereby connects this image to fear of social decline—note Van Gogh’s painting The Potato Eaters, for example, where dark and somber colors convey the mood of poverty.
At the same time, the image of the potato refers to groundedness, since it grows underground. As a root plant, the potato addresses the rootedness of the dream- er. As a tuber, the potato has a peculiar androgynous shape: it could represent a phallic symbol as well as typically feminine shapes. As one of the basic food forms, the potato also represents the nurturing female as well as the power of Mother Nature.
If a potato appears in your dream, pay close attention to other symbols - this dream is trying to tell you something.
To see or eat mashed potatoes suggests that you are experiencing money worries.
1. Good luck.
2. Success and fondest wishes come to pass.
Dreams of a potato represent sustenance and creative fuel that is found underground, in the more “earthy” aspects of your nature. See Food and Starch.
(see Garden, Farm, Vegetables) An alternative earth emblem.
Because of its broad ranging use in folk remedies, a symbol for the return to health, usually in a physical sense.
Provision and the staples of life. Potatoes were an essential crop to many communities.
In a more negative sense, sitting on the side lines of life, getting sucked in by non-active pastimes (e.g., “being a couch potato”).