Dreams of a maggot meaning

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Depending on the emotion the dreamer felt during the dream of maggots it could either be positive or negative.

The maggot in dreams imply: negativity, enthusiasm, or close ties. It reflects our feelings of being extra cautious. Dreaming of maggots represents the negative aspects in life. Accordingly, maggots are associated with pain and gaining a purpose in life. Maggots can often appear in dreams when you are bothered about a situation at work. In the dream state the maggots serve as a warning about your own success and motivation in life. The maggot dream is a visual warning that sometimes it is hard to understand events in life, in some spiritual texts the maggot dream indicates death and transformation, it is an omen that implies that you need to take on spiritual practices to undercover the true meaning of the dream. Try to rely on your own intuition.

You may dream of

  • Stepping on a bed of maggots.
  • Observing maggot.
  • Creeping and hovering maggots.
  • Seeing a dead body.
  • Rotten meat.
  • Fishing.
  • A crime scene investigation.
  • Maggots coming out of a body.

Positive changes may happen if

  • You clean away the maggots.
  • You were bravely walking through maggots, even though you may be scared or disgusted.
  • You were fishing – using maggots.

Detailed dream interpretation

If we look at the life cycle of maggots they begin as the housefly laying eggs, following the eggs hatching maggots emerge. They turn into a house fly in around fifteen days. Ironically, the maggot was used to heal patients (from a medical perspective) in the 16th century. The maggots are used to heal and also provide therapy before antibiotics. So what do that mean in the dream state? According to the principles of spiritual connection - maggots appear in dreams when we need to understand more about how we can heal. You need to ask how you can learn from your mistakes. Maggots are commonly described as soft (legless) larva of a fly that often feeds on decomposing matter. This dream is generally indicative of negative influences in the waking world. It is a sign that you are feeling hopeless or purposeless. Rather than seeing active results, things in your life things are not coming to fruition like one hoped. It suggests issues that you have long been repressed from one’s conscious and unconscious mind. To see white maggots implies something is bothering you. To dream of eating a maggot symbolizes a bothersome issue that is playing on your mind - you wish to shrug this off in real life. Maggots in a bin denotes a new start in life.

Dreaming of maggots symbolizes one’s anxiety and negative behaviors or actions. This is a call for your attention to look at one’s inner motives. It includes negative attitudes and thoughts. Dreaming of a maggot is considered to be rather negative in interpretation. As outlined above it can represent death or change.

Maggots seen at a crime scene in a dream or on animals

Maggots in a crime scene in a dream indicates a new start in life. To see a dead body with maggots eating the flesh is a positive omen. To see animals dead with maggots appearing on the body indicates a new beginning.

Fishing with maggots in the dream

To fish with maggots implies that you may wish to remove negative things in your life. The message is that there may not be anything to replace the old. This could be your opportunity to start a clean slate and begin to think what will make you happy in life.

Maggots eating dead food in a dream

While in some dreams it can be positive when maggots eat away at dead or rotting flesh and renew or restore, usually this is not the case. This dream gives you a sense of ignored issues that you need to treat since they will start to totally surface and they will probably result in possible problems in your life.

Seeing maggots on dead bodies in a dream

Maggots on dead bodies in the dream is connected to ones subconscious mind or being fearful of death. This can also be interpreted as absence of peace - both spiritually and emotionally, which is brought about by unresolved issues. The dreamer needs to seriously evaluate oneself in terms of attitude, relationship, perceptions, decisions and commitment. If ignored, feelings may result into creating possible harmful situations.

Stepping on maggots in a dream

To dream that you step on maggots or a bed of maggots suggests that you are harboring negative feelings against someone or something but you chose not to admit it in the real world. Why? For fear of criticism. Stepping on maggots in a dream (especially if they crunch) indicates that there are thoughts and behavior you strongly repress. This is indicative of regret and guilt which you need to confront before it eats you up and find you being detached from the people around you. On the brighter side, stepping on maggots is indicative of one’s resilience and persistence to protect themselves from adverse event’s. This can be a sign of going through something that is intense or difficult and persevering or coming out on top.

Maggots sucking on the body

To see maggots sucking on your body or any meat for instance means that there is someone who is close to you who drains you of success. This person has little thought of personal hard work or being industrious. It is time for you to tell them to invest in their own skills or resources.

General dreams about maggots

Maggots in dreams also suggest one is hoarding negative emotions, and other people which one should not opt to divulge. Getting rid of maggots in a dream means that you have a desire to exercise communication and be open with others, especially those in which you feel spiritually or emotionally close to.

Summary of the meaning of a maggot dream

This is a dream of cleansing or being healthier on an emotional level. Do not fear being criticized or feel guilty of negative feelings. The long term outlook of a dream of maggots is rather positive.

Feelings that you have when you dream of maggots

Filthy, unhealthy, nervous, scared, ugly, dead, dying, worried, sick, angry, or cautious.

By Florance Saul
Mar 17, 2013