Maggots Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Maggots Dream Symbol –┬áDreaming of maggots is in reference to the negativity in your life. You may be overthinking everything and keep missing great opportunities. This may leave you feeling hopeless. Or, feeling left without a purpose in life. You may even feel better playing the victim. People giving you sympathy keeps you center of attention. But, indulging in negativity is not going to help you achieve your dreams. You need to get over whatever it is that creates this negativity. You need to get on with living a wonderful life. It is your choice.

maggot-dreamsKilling maggots can indicate you want better communication with those you love or care about. Killing maggots is about cleansing your emotions of negative energy. Do not fear criticism. Others will always judge. It is their nature. It is how you handle that sort of thing that matters. The people important to you or your life will see through this sort of thing.

Using maggots while fishing is a sign you will clear your life of all that no longer has a place there. This will be people, material things, projects, and hobbies. What was once a passion no longer holds your attention. Getting rid of the old makes room for new opportunities and people to cross your path.

White maggots in a dream means that something is worrying you. You just want to get rid of the problem that constantly plays through your mind. Seeing maggots eating away dead meat can be a message of renewal. It can also mean there are repressed issues you need to resolve. If they remain ignored, they may disrupt your life with much negativity.

Stepping on maggots symbolizes the negativity that lies deep within. For some reason you repress this. You refuse to allow it out to the world. You need to get this out and let it go. This negativity will do you no good. It can turn your life into turmoil. Alternatively, this can be a sign of your perseverance and resilience will help you move through a period of turmoil. This may be a sign you will come through this time even stronger.

Maggots sucking on you indicates there is someone around you that sucks your life energy and success from you. They are friends with you solely because of what they gain from you. They have no problem sucking you dry and taking credit for your successes.

Alternative Meanings

Maggots are a twofold symbol. First, they represent pestilence, disease and filth. However, maggots are also great cleaners and bringers of order and purity. They are used to clean out infection in critically injured patients when antibiotics are useless. They are also a barometer for household cleanliness.

Dreaming about maggots can be a very disgusting experience, but they serve as a warning that something in your own life is equally as disgusting as the scum that they feed on. They are also a sign of hope. As long as you are still able to dream about maggots you have a chance of correcting the problems that are affecting your life.

Note: If you have had a dream related to this dream symbol or would like to add something that is related to this topic please leave comment below. Comments are a great way to interact with others who are dreaming about similar topics.


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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for and has a B.A. in psychology and a minor in sociology. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. In Stephen's free time he loves sweating out his stress in Hot Yoga and enjoys cooking recipes he finds on Youtube.


  1. One happy girl on

    I have dated this scumbag guy for 3 years and finally decided to be done with him. I know this might sound gross but I dreamt about myself having a pimple on my nose and popping it…when I popped it, a maggot game out. I was really freaked out when I woke up from my dream because I had never dreamed about maggots before. I interpret it as having something worthless and negative in my life like scum…finally getting out of my body..I guess in the form of a pimple. I am ridding my scum and not allowing it to affect me any longer.

  2. I had a dream of maggots eating away at my head I was trying to kill them and get them out of my hair with water or whatever I could find … I was too ashamed to get help but when I finally got to the crown of my head a French fry felled out with an huge maggot on it then this girl came to help me and they asked why didn’t I come earlier I said bc I was ashamed …

  3. I dreamt that I saw plenty of white maggots in a bow,they were crawling on top of each other, I was looking at them from a distant, then they disappeared one by one, only few was left, maybe three or four in the bow ,then I woke up. what could that mean?

  4. I keep having reoccurring dreams about maggots eating away at the bottom of my feet, it’s terrifying and a bit painful.

  5. In my dream, I happen to touchdeep a fella in his armpit and on bringing it out, it was filled with white maggots but I noticed they weren’t moving, seems they were all dead. I got confused and scared, pls what could this mean?

  6. I dreamed last night a lot of maggots in my bed and in my back and hair, In my dream I’m trying to remove it all because it’s scared me a lot, I kept on dreaming it even if I woke up a lot of time last night because of that, and still In that dream Im still trying to remove it all in my hair and back. What does it mean?

  7. I dreamt I opened the fridge and saw maggots on big and small pieces of meat. I began to wash the meat n scrubbing it. I was about to clean it with vinegar but I woke up.

  8. I dreamed I was pooping maggots. Lots of them. I squeezed my but and their squashed juices poured out into the toilet. Oh it was disgusting and scary. I flushed the toilet. A few was left around the toilet and then I woke up…

  9. I dream of a bird that splashes poop on my face and suddenly it turns to be maggots and i swallow some of them

  10. What abt seeing maggot physically in ur house witout any dead animal or any filthy thing around. Wat does dat mean

    • Teresa Jackson on

      That same situation happened last night in my house there was nothing there but maggots about 6inchez from the shower. I need to know how and why did that happen

  11. Melvin L. Yealu on

    I dreamt where said a hole in my head and I took two maggots from in it and killed them both. This really scared me and make me confused for the whole night up to this morning.

  12. had a dream that it was a white maggot in a burrito with rice in it so im not understanding what does that mean can anyone help

  13. In my dream I noticed boils under my arm pits and back. I tried popping them, but it was painful and they wouldn’t burst. Then I noticed a cut on my left hand I started to push and squeeze it bursted open and started oozing pus and white maggots. I kept pushing and squeezing to get them all out. There was one black worm like creature I couldn’t get out of the cut. I was able to pop the boils after my cut was cleaned out. Still makes my skin crawl.

  14. I had a dream of maggots coming out of my sculpt and trying to remove them without success as dey keep on coming out.

  15. In my dream, i saw my sister in law filled her right chest with a lot of maggots as it is bleed. And i really get confused to help how to get all maggots away from her.

    • I had a similar dream but in my case it was my actual sister and maggots were all over her lower body when she took her clothes off in the bath and i was trying to help get them off…do people with answers actually respond to these things?? It would be nice if someone did because im am seriously worried this might mean something serious

  16. I had a dream that there were maggots all over me and every time i tried to get them off i couldn’t, there would be more. When i pulled my sleeves up they had left huge lumps all over my arms.

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