I’m absolutely petrified of worms, and every time I encounter one, in reality, or in my dreams, I go into a state of panic. When I was a child, I saw a woman on the street whose leg had become pitch black, supposedly because of diabetes. There was a live sore on her leg with multiple worms inside it.
This experience has triggered a deep-rooted fear of worms in me more than anything else, and believe it or not, I fear worms more than spiders or snakes. If you had a dream about worms coming out of your skin, eyes, ears, or mouth, you might be surprised by its meaning.
Worms Coming Out of Mouth
A dream about worms coming out of your mouth indicates that you will say something painful or harsh that might hurt someone. Worms are a metaphor for something unpleasant coming to the surface, and the mouth symbolizes words and communication.
For example, you may have this dream after rejecting someone or telling them they’re not your type. It could also be something painful you said to your partner or parent when you were upset or angry. The worms (the bad things) came out of your mouth.
I see this dream as a reflection of what happened rather than a warning to you.
Worms Coming Out of Skin
That being said, worms represent something bad, painful, or unpleasant. Skin, on the other hand, represents your inhibitions and protective shield. To dream about worms coming out of your skin indicates that you do not feel secure enough or as if someone has removed the barriers you have built around yourself.
This dream symbol is a sign of vulnerability and weakness and encourages you not to be controlled or dictated to by anyone. It’s okay to set your boundaries, and it’s to say no!
Worms Coming Out of Eyes
Worms coming out of eyes in a dream means you will have to see something you have been ignoring or didn’t want to see. You may have to face an issue you’ve been avoiding or open that letter from the court that you’ve hidden in a drawer and decided not to open.
You may also catch your partner with someone else or see your child, for example, drinking alcohol or doing other things you didn’t want to see them doing.
This dream clearly indicates that you will see or have already seen something that you did not want to see.
Worms Coming Out of Ears or Other Body Parts
When you dream of worms coming from a different part of the body than mentioned in this article, think about what that body part represents. For example, to dream of worms coming out of your ears indicates that you will hear something you did not want to hear.
On the contrary, if the worms were coming out of your head (meaning literally from the skull or brain), this is a very auspicious symbol, as it means that you are successfully ridding yourself of toxic and negative thoughts.
Last but not least, dreaming about worms coming out of the anus is also an auspicious sign as it represents cleansing and getting rid of something that no longer serves you, or better said, that was causing more harm than good. It could indicate that a dietary change you’ve made is working for you or that you’re becoming a healthier person after you’ve stopped drinking alcohol.