Maggots Dream Meaning and Interpretations


Maggots Dream Symbol – Dreaming 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 Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. 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. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. My dream about maggots was in my house , I was looking under the bed as I noticed a sort of sponge looking thing under the bed against the wall and as I touch it all the maggots fell down there tons , millions and they kept going everywhere by my shoes .

  2. I dreamed i was saving a little girl a baby and an older brother from a very dirty house while I was helping the girl pack some stuff she stands in front of me her hair was full of maggots

  3. Jami Jordan on

    In my dream, I had worms in my boobs and shoulders. Little and Big holes everywhere as they ate me. I call them worms I stead of maggots because they were the tiny, skinny, white worms that are usually in dog poop if the dog had worms. It was more uncomfortable than anything. At one point I felt a knot in my shoulder, so I pressed on it and pressed until it moved up and out of my shoulder. It was a ball of my muscle with worms in it. It was literally eating me and making me fall apart. So I began to rinse out the holes and stuff as good as I could. I guess it got all out because my dream switched.

  4. I had a dream that there were little maggots on my tooth brush but I did not notice them so I put my tooth brush in my mouth and took it out and looked at my tootb brush properly and saw that they were all in between the bristles of my toothbrush.

  5. Raquel Perez on

    Here’s my dream: I saw my son sleeping in between of two dead bodies. And then I saw a worm came out from the dead persons nose. I suddenly took my son out because I was afraid that the worm may touch my sons skin, and then I woke up. Please help me interpret my dream. Thank you!

  6. I dream about eating curry and suddenly notice lots of maggots amd some othe white long worms out side the bowl from which i am eating and lots of white maggots on the floor and i was trying to clean and woke up

  7. Shrivatsa sagar namdeo on

    Maggots were eating my left hand! Actaully, i was doing something (probably i was talking to someone) and i suddenly realized that there’s something beneath my skin of my left hand. My hand was looking kind of greenish and when i peel away the skin to see what’s inside! i saw Green or maybe yellow maggots crawling all over it and i felt a pain kinda like bunch of ants biting

  8. I had a mosquito bite on my leg and didn’t notice, so I just decided to use my pants to rub at it, but I accidentally rubbed the skin off, and now it’s just a sore. But anyway in my dream I was showing my mom the sore on my leg and I saw it had a hole in it, and the scab was flaking off so I decided to look inside of the hole, and saw maggots eating the inside of my leg. I kinda freaked out in the dream. Anyone know what this means? (I also had a really rough day on the night of the dream.)

    • Kayce Blunt on

      I’m not sure what your dream means but I had the same one. Almost identical it was very scary and I woke up freaking out.

  9. I had a dream where by I saw myself with a man who wasn’t familiar but i was very happy to walk with him as my man,we were walking across the road then we were in a bathroom and this bathroom floor was full of maggots, then outside there were some police sitting in a room and one police woman came to me and drop something on the floor full of maggots and ordered me to pick it up for her which I did then she was just being unfair to me,then these maggots start crawling on my legs and biting me and was disgusting and was trying to shake them down, then we got out og the place .can you please tell me the meaning of this.

  10. I had a dream on the night of my mum’s burial, I was throwing up lots of white maggots, it was so much that someone held my tummy from behind and pressed it hard, a wave of ocean cane and the water entered my tummy and brought out all the maggots, more like the sea came and packed all the maggots inside me and carried them away and I woke up immediately and felt my throats cleared, I really felt something left me immediately I woke up. Please what does this dream mean?

  11. Just last night I had a dream 2 small girls, about age 8 were brought to us ( myself and my business partners) because the other one couldn’t talk. I quickly noticed maggots on her hair and asked someone to help her get it off. I then examined their second girls hair an immediately saw 2 large worms. I took them out of her and stepped on them to kill them.
    I have 2 boys in my awake life not girls, what does this mean

  12. Wilene Smit on

    I dreamt i was drinking water that had one live maggot in it and one dead one. There were pieces of branches in the mug i was drinking from but the water itself was clear. What could this mean?

  13. A couple nights ago I had a dream about having a surgical procedure to remove what the doctors thought was a benign tumor from my uterus. But in the video recording they took it was reviled to me that my uterus was full of white maggots. I still deeply disturbed by this dream. I’ve been trying to conceive a second child with my husband for almost a year and a half with no luck. I’m now on Clomid (due to anovulation) to try and help with conception. Any thoughts to whether this a good sign or not would be appreciated.

  14. I can’t remember my dream entirely, but I do remember the maggots. They weren’t on me or on food, they were just in my house. I can’t remember where, but I remember that they were in an unusual place in my house and being horrified. That’s really all I can remember of my dream. All the dream meanings that I’ve read do make a lot of sense to me and what is happening in my marriage right now. Looks like I have some decisions to make and some work to do…

    • This show you will be having difficulties in having babies you have sick in your uterus it is fabroid which is sitting on your uterus it will be had for you to have babies you can be pregnant but it will be had for the baby to develop so you need strong medical attention but with God s things are possible

  15. Last night, I dreamt I had a pain in my abdomen and chest area. In the dream it was painful. The next day, a large sack containing three smaller sacks of maggots fell out of that area. The skin did not rip or tear but just simply separated. The sack fell to the floor and maggots were everywhere.
    I stood hunched forward with my hands over the gaping wound staring at the mound at my feet.
    Still so vivid and disturbing

  16. Good day I dreamt there were white maggots coming out my left arm in 3 different places my husband was there and he was helping knocking them away but the just kept coming out at one point he put a piece of takeover one if the location and I kept asking him why he did that? Wouldn’t that just keep them staying in my arm? It was shortly after that I woke up. The dream has been bugging me ever since.

  17. I was dreaming that it was raining maggots and i was running to clear them off me as i was running there was a stream by so u jumped in and went deep under the water to get them off me once they were off i felt cleand and fresh . Can u explain what this means please xx

  18. Joyce blunder on

    My husband dreamt I was eating a rotten peach with maggots.He woke up laughing so much.He has been texting and phoning another woman.He got caught 3 weeks ago.
    Our marriage is not really a marriage.

  19. I had a dream that I had a lump on my ear. It popped and out came a load of gunk and loads of white maggots. I’ve just recently come out of a 20 year relationship where my partner cheated on me. What does this dream mean!!

    • It all depends on when u had the dream before u came out of the relationship or after? Years ago i had a dream of throwing up maggots but it happened every time I slept with this guy until the 3rd time when i had the same dream nn when i woke up i was still puzzled had a cross above my bed nn i just happened to look up nn it was now turned upside down I know no one touched it cause i lived alone nn it was left there long before I moved in well that was the last of him for me he was just unclean for me. So see what triggered that dream it could mean u were getting the signs nn u didn’t listen

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