Your mouth is a fundamental part of life. It takes things in such as food, pleasure or even pain. Basically the mouth is a pleasure area, but it is also the way you express pleasure or pain, as with smiling, crying or grimacing. So the mouth is a way you communicate as well as satisfy yourself or gain your needs.  As an organ of expression the mouth can also give thanks for life and utters beauty in words or sounds. This is a way you can uplift the dark things in you and transform them. See Using the Voice

Sometimes speaking can be likened to shooting things out of the mouth, projecting them to or firing them at other people angrily. But the mouth can also be receptive as when we take things into our mouth pleasurably.

As we eat with our mouth, it can indicate what you take into you, or what you expel or need to get out of you, as in the following example.

Example: I go into a bathroom and begin pulling weeds from my mouth. Weeds, weeds and more weeds come out from my mouth – come from deep down inside of me. I am still pulling them out when I leave the bathroom and someone, a woman walking behind me, helps me to pull some weeds that are trailing from my mouth behind me.

Pulling stuff out of the mouth, such as hair or weeds,  is a common dream, and most likely expresses the feeling of discomfort we feel if something foreign is in our mouth or throat. It shows the feeling of urgently trying to rid yourself of something that is unpleasant – perhaps feelings you have taken in, or things we have said or done that leave a nasty taste in ones mouth. Perhaps there is something you are not admitting to yourself. Or it can represent the lies and untrue stories we have been fed as a child, but also strong emotion as we express the results of trauma. See Exploring Sound

A dream of our mouth being buttoned – button your lip – or sewed up, could suggest that inwardly you regret having said certain things, or need to hold your tongue. Or perhaps you have been made to hold back your feelings as a child, so have had to sew up your mouth – figuratively. But speech is a lot more than noise or emotional expression; more even than utterance of thoughts. It is the giving form or clarity to what was previously unseen or unknown. Through the mouth we can pour love, praise or crit to others.

Sometimes the mouth may represent your house and the teeth the inhabitants or your family or other inhabitants. So the dream of losing a tooth thus logically becomes a symbol that a person in this household is dead, or that one wishes him dead.

Chewing: Considering something; mulling over something; trying something out – getting a taste of it so to speak. See Digest

Kissing: On the mouth is often a way of intimately sharing oneself, emotionally, and also a sharing of body fluids, which is either a form of trust or of careless introvention.

The kiss, oral pleasure, was our first area of loving with our mother. From that original centre of pleasure, it grows into anal and genital pleasure. When that happens the body begins to move. But there was still no engorgement. The movement was the forerunner of the inner pleasurable urge to thrust or be penetrated. So there can be a slow and internal growth through escalating feelings, and not an outwardly ordained set of movements that lead to “sex”!

Mouth fixed closed: Inability to express something, or a decision not to express something you hold inside. Sometimes a feeling of being inadequate socially, or that you do not have the power to get people to hear you. As in the example below, not having people understand what your difficulty is.

Example: I am in a situation which is different every time, but always includes different people in a conversation. Suddenly I can’t talk. It’s as if my mouth is sewed together on the outside. I make muffled noises, straining my muscles to open my mouth. I think that if I pull hard enough the stitches will tear, but they never do. It seems to me that even my muffles are loud enough to be heard as a scream, but no one I’m with seems to notice. They smile and carry on as usual. By this time I feel so desperate I usually wake up in a terrible state.

Pulling something out of mouth: Trying to clear emotions or attitudes not properly expressed. Perhaps one is not admitting something. Try Arm Circling Meditation but allow any sounds that you feel a need to express.

Teeth coming out of mouth: See: teeth; Chew.

The mouth can also give birth: People often dream of giving birth from the mouth. The shape of the mouth is similar in some ways to our sexual organs, and can also discharge things. This usually happens when the person has something important they want to say, and is a way of allowing life in us to give thanks and birth to something new. See birth

Idioms: a bad taste in my mouth; all mouth; a big mouth; butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth; down in the mouth; hand to mouth; horses mouth; loud mouth; mouth watering; nasty taste in the mouth; put your foot in your mouth; put your money where your mouth is; shoot your mouth off; shut your mouth; silver spoon in mouth; word of mouth.

Useful Questions and Hints:

What is happening to the mouth and in what way might that link with everyday experiences or feelings?

If I remember how I felt in the dream, when has that feeling occurred in my waking life?

Do any of the above descriptions link with what is happening in the dream – if so what are they describing about my life?

See Being the Person or Thing – Trauma – Examples of – DigestionSelf HelpLetting things Happen – mouth the function  of



-Chanel 2018-06-13 20:59:10

I had a dream last night that I ate burger meat… But it was like coffee grain and I could not get it out of from around my teeth, you know, up in the crevasses. I spit and tried drinking water but nothing would make it go away. What does this mean?

    -Tony Crisp 2018-06-15 10:41:23

    Chanel – It couldn’t go away because you ate it and so it became part of your body. It suggests that eating such burgers is not good meat and you should avoid them for your body’s sake.

-Margaret 2018-05-15 12:48:53

I had a dream which my sister was getting married and I was a little jealous, because I remember my parents were poor in the dream and did not have the money to pay for thousands of dollar wedding for her. She was getting the attention, and I could feel, that something foreign was growing in my mouth. When I told my parents it was an “eyeball” they did not believe me until I showed them, and they couldn’t believe it, but told me it would go away, not paying attention to something I thought was a big deal? What could this mean?

-Donna 2018-04-23 2:37:39

my dream was some what confusing. in my dream my friends nextdoor/ roommate was missing i felt the urge to go into their loft/room and see if their was a clue to where they were i never met the guy but i felt a urge. i climbed up and looked around and it was chaos but their was the man. he became my lover of sorts but the world was a fantasy world things change and i changed with it most of it was vague but the main thing that was crazy was one minute his mouth was normal then it was a penis and a mouth the mouth had hairs on the roof and when i was concerned he said dont worry its natural i agreed we climbed into the mouth that was a mouth/penis and it wasnt just his mouth but mine as well it was confusing as we climbed out we were in a chamber and married and going to have a child. this whole dream was like a freaky alice in wonderland experience what is wrong with me.and what does it mean

-Lucy 2018-04-21 7:59:47

Hi. I have a recurring dream that troubles me. I dream there is something stuck between my front teeth. I go to pull it out and it’s lengths and lengths of my own hair. No matter how much I manage to pull out, more keeps coming, from deep down in my throat making me choke. Sometimes I pull so hard that my front teeth shatter away which gives me the feeling of intense embarrassment but no physical pain. Can you help me understand this dream please? It happens 2-3 times a week. Thanks

-Taylor 2018-04-20 5:47:44

Excuse me if this is gross, but this is the second time I’ve had this dream where I vomit something that makes it hard to breathe and sticks to the inside of my mouth. I can only describe it as thickened vomit since I have no clue what else it could be. It’s army green and it’s not sticky to the touch. I can feel it go up into the back of my throat. Every time I pull some pieces out, more comes up. I can’t remember what happens in the dreams for it to lead up to that.

-Keigh 2018-04-17 11:05:20

My dream was very vivid and I woke up remembering the taste I experienced. A snake was put in my mouth and it became stuck and I couldn’t get it out. I could still speak and was spitting a lot I was scared to swallow. I ended up in hospital to get this thing out. I warned Dr. That you couldn’t just pull it out because the snake attached a claw inside my tongue and it could be poision if pulled on improperly. Then I woke up wondering what all these things represented in my life.

    -Tony Crisp 2018-04-20 9:59:32

    Keigh – Dreams have a much deeper understanding of your body than even most doctors have. So your mouth and tongue are very sensitive areas and in dreams represent your power of expression – so words, singing, talking, crying etc.

    The snake is an ancient dream symbol and has been recorded in dreams for thousand years. In dreams it is not the danger we usually associate with it, bu9t represent the impulse to survive, the life force. Please see

    So I see the snake stuck in your mouth as a sign that you have either not expressed something that really needs to be expressed, or that your life energy, your urge to express yourself, has been turned back on itself. Maybe you are holding something back.

    That it would be poisonous simply means that it is something that you feel is toxic, hurtful or hurtful you hold within you.

    As an example o this:

    A friend told me he had a discomfort in his throat that had lasted for some weeks. He had been to the doctor, fearing cancer of his throat, but had been told there was no physical problem there. So, we decided to sit together and see if we could penetrate what the discomfort was about.

    I suggested he feel the discomfort and then make any sound that expressed what he felt. He slowly began to cough and moan. Gradually he began to experience emotions that led him to shout and express anger. As the feelings and anger mounted he could see what it was he was holding in his throat. He told me that his father had worked all his life at a gasworks shovelling coal to produce gas. This exposed him to excessive coal dust, and eventually he died from the lung problem this produced. So, his anger was about how a man could be used in that way in an uncaring industry. But also, as his father was dying, the doctor asked him if he should give his father an injection that would lessen his pain and that would cause him to sleep till he died. He agreed to this, but his personal pain was that he had not told his father how much he loved him before he died, and all those feelings had been blocked in his throat. So, with much crying and many declarations of love, he felt the blockage clear.

    Please try using

-Adhask Lawrence 2018-04-15 10:37:08

I often have a dream of piling lot of hair out of my mouth I can feel it tugging down my thought stomach

-Jenny 2018-04-13 8:30:28

Can you help with my dream please?
I dreamt last night that I was pulling various objects out of my mouth, like they were being regurgitated. Objects like toiletries, shampoo, shower gel etc and then lots of my jewellery and items as such that just sit in my jewellery box. All of these items caused great discomfort in my dream whilst they were coming up and out of me. I’ve searched and can’t find any explanation along even similar lines of what it might mean.

Thank you

-Saira 2018-03-13 8:32:33

I saw a dream where my husband is sitting in a mosque and turns to his right to do something is where I see his mouth area is black and rest of the face is light.

-Jaime 2018-01-30 16:50:08

I had a terrifying dream last night that brought me to this page. I cant remember most of what led up before the initial part that I do remember. I just remember my husband had a car battery sitting on our kitchen table, and he went to hook a jumper cable up to it, right before he does so in my dream i say “hey thats not the right one” and all of a sudden I feel an electrical shock going through my mouth, through my whole entire body.. in my dream as i was being electrocuted I kept telling myself “pull it out of your mouth!” but from the intensity of the shock i couldnt move.. in my dream i felt myself dying. I woke up and my heart was beating out of my chest, my hands were clammy and sweaty and i just felt so numb. I instantly thought i might have been having a seizure (my mom has epilepsy) but i explained to her my dream and she doesnt think thats what it was. It was so terrifying and vivd, i have no clue what could have caused a dream like that. Has anyone else experienced a silmilar dream or been electrocuted to that extent.. it was truly terrifying.

    -Tony Crisp 2018-02-04 15:30:33

    Hi – It would help you to understand your dreams, if you would read – and also which has so much information in.

    Nothing can replace your own ability to understand your dream. With a little effort you can do this by practising what is described in – or


    Jaime – You were terrified because you had not experienced anything like it before. But your mom was right, in dreams electricity is not about electricity or about a seizure, because dream electricity is about your own biological energy – an energy that can do so much more than you know. See

    We are in our present culture and education much more than we know or even suspect. This push toward personal growth is something we all experience but usually fail to understand. Each of us is immersed in a ‘river’ of constant change. If you think about it you have been carried, pushed, impelled by this current as you were moved through babyhood, childhood, teenage and adulthood. It is the current if Life. This current then carries us on through old and through gates of death. All the time we are faced by decisions, and each decision directs us on a different path, helping to create our future; and this force of growth and change is fought like hell by many as we are afraid of such changes, especially getting old and facing death.

    You were obviously afraid of dying, yet it was the energy of change and growth you were resisting. Maybe because it was pushing you toward the unknown. Many people as their awareness reaches beyond what they feel is their normal self feel scared. Such resistances cause us to create awful dreams and fears as a means of avoiding our own inner world and its wonders. We feel that we will be swallowed up and we will die. It is important to say that when we meet the experience of powerlessness through becoming aware of the hugeness of your Life, which we are usually unaware if, it feels like something alien or attacking and it is a shock.

    See and

-Hélène Nicole 2018-01-23 10:16:51

Good evening,
I had a dream, twice that a handsome man had died and I kissed him on the mouth. He was still alive to me though dead. But both times, I thought, I can kiss him on the mouth, he is dead, there will be no consequences and I will show him I love him to his soul. (that is what I thought in the dream). But both time, as soon as I put my mouth on his lips, a huge energy field started to happen, like a huge current of energy was in between us, and I am not sure in which direction, it did not feel to come in or out, just to be there. Like an electriciy power being now pluggged in between us. I got scared and took my mouth away. The second time, the person looked at me with a wink in their eyes, like amused at my fear but I wasn’t feeling safe, i felt like they were trying to enter me or use me energetically. I would love to hear from you.
Oh today I went to a freind,s father suneral, perhaps it’s related and since I kissed two men in two different dreams last night I wonder if it’s linked to the fact am communicating with two men I met onlline and spoke to both on the phone the night before and the day of the funeral, both for the first time. Thank you.
These dreams are troubling me, am afraid to go back to sleep. The tunnel of energy was very powerful, expecially from the second man, whom I kissed longer. There was no tongues involved.

-Rick 2018-01-19 20:30:31

Had dream where i noticed a thread like string coming out of the center of my tounge, my girlfriend tried to help me pull it out but i only gave way for about 3 ft then it was stuck , the more I pulled the more damage was being done to me , like the string was connected to my inner nose and was tearing at me. My girlfriend cut the thread with scissors but I could still see and feel the tiny prick of the point.

-Joseph 2017-12-10 6:33:59

I had a dream that hair was growing on the bottom of my tounge in my mouth when I yanked it out I started to spit out spit that when on the ground it turned to multi colored gems that when touched paper or other objects turns to fire what does this mean please respond thank you

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