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



-emmauel 2017-11-06 11:49:11

during the first day of my 3 days dry fasting 6-6pm, i had this dream….
i dreamed something was stucked in my throat making it hard for me to even voice anything or breath, suddenly i sw a hand helped me pull out this tooth pick out of my throat and i had this relief…
when i wokeup, i fell some slight pain at my throat which literally settled down.
What does this dream fasting theme is Divine Favour in my life specifically employment.

    -Tony Crisp 2017-11-06 12:56:32

    Hi – The answers I give arise not out of me thinking up things to say, but from fifty years of exploring dreams in depth. So some of what I write may seem wild. This may be because dreams arise and are experienced by a level of your mind or awareness that very few people have any concept or experience of – usually called the unconscious. So their view of dreams arise from their thinking mind, a very different creature than the thing giving you Life. Life dreamt millions of years before even humankind awoke and developed self awareness – a very young and precocious child. So I try to describe what takes place in the deeps of you.

    But 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 –


    Emmanuel – In dreams we unconsciously choose images that try to describe human situations. Your situation after asking for divine help was the image of you having swallowed something you should never have taken inside you. It is something that is foreign and should at least have been chewed instead of swallowing it whole.

    Swallowing whole suggests you have taken in ideas or beliefs without having examined them. The toothpick is usually something you use either to clear your teeth of things that could rot, or to aid on placing food in your mouth.

    The hand seems to be an answer from the divine giving you a ‘hand’ to clear the blocks in your life. It released your ability to speak and be heard, by getting rid of a belief or thought that was blocking your easy expression.
    So ask yourself what was blocking you. Maybe use to find out – and

      -emmnuel 2017-11-06 14:24:23

      TONY CRISP..
      I just want to say thank you for all the explanation and onward reading materials…
      i appreciate,,,
      May you be Bless

-Oladele 2017-08-22 2:29:16

In my dream I saw my tongue sorrounded by white things dat look like teeth,,,like tongue growing teeths round the tongue so I try to pull some pill some out,,,,meaning pls

-Jeovanni bonanno 2017-05-02 7:01:45

I keep having a reaccuring dream about ripping out chunks of the roof of my mouth out with a pair of pliers

-Rebekah P. 2017-04-30 14:40:57

I had a dream I kept pulling robe out of my throat but it kept getting caught on something so I pulled harder and I could feel something ripping but it didn’t hurt.

    -Tony Crisp 2017-05-01 10:03:29

    Hi – I am stopping from answering your posts fully – but will try to give hints; sometimes long ones because I quote from masses I have already put online. Also, I need to take time to update the site – dreamhawk.

    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


    Rebekah – This is almost certainly stuff you have refused to express with your voice before. You can learnt to let it fully express by using these steps:

    1 – Start by taking a full breath and letting it out noisily with an AHHHH sound.
    2 – Do this until you feel it resonating in your body. This may take one or two minutes.
    3 – Change to a strong EEEEEEEEEE sound. Once more, continue for at least a minute.
    3 – Now try MMMMMMMAAAAAA.
    4 – When you feel as if you are loosening up your voice, start making any sort of animal sounds, grunts, monkey noises, birds – but then let your voice go wherever it wants to, making sounds of pulling the rope out.

-Ruby 2017-03-21 19:07:23

I had a dream that something was stuck on my throat and when I started to reach down my throat it end up being little blades, and the more i kept taking them out it felt like there was more stuck, like the blades that you cut carpet with and I’ve been trying to see what it mean by I have no clue.

-Heather 2017-02-19 9:04:05

I’ve been having this dream all week. It’s different dreams buy for some reason it’s hard to talk. Like trying to open a door when someone is pulling on the other side. I can get little words out but that’s it. When I wake up I notice my jaw is hurting so I think I’m clenching my jaw shut in my sleep as well. I don’t know what to do its frustrating.

-Tonya smith 2017-02-10 11:24:29

I had a dream me and my daughter were talking I felt like I had something stuck in my teeth so I reached in my mouth and pulled out 3 teeth no pain or blood and we both just stood there looking at the teeth in my hand

-xyon 2017-02-06 1:06:48

i dreamt of three babies in the ceiling and one of them drops saliva on me

-Lesley Rayment 2017-01-15 0:52:44

I dreamt that purple stones kept coming out my mouth. I was spitting them out and then more would develop. I also had a white coating on my teeth and gums and could peel it off. It also spread to my lips.
What does this mean?

    -Tony Crisp 2017-01-15 11:50:43

    Hi – I must take time to upgrade the dream dictionary, so must halt from answering your posts – I started revising the dictionary in 2006, and haven’t neared the end yet. I believe someone else may start giving interpretations.

    So, for a while I urge you to read – It describes ways that can help you. And often it would help too if you looked at


    What usually comes out of your mouth? Words, vomit, feelings like crying. Dreams tend to show us things by using stones and the changes – for stones represent not not only the hard unchanging side or ones nature, so it may therefore link your conscious personality with innate unconscious archetypal forces or strength. That it has emerged from deep in you is also important

-Frances Griffiths 2016-12-09 17:26:56

I had a dream I was pulling out screws from my gums, I felt no pain but I was a little shocked but continued to pull another out which was long and had food stuck on it.
Meanwhile I had my mother in the background telling me I should have had it sorted last week.

-Henry Kunze 2016-11-24 3:07:01

So I had a dream where I had flabby bumps on my head, and that I lost a lot of hair. As I touched one of these bumps, I noticed that something began to move inside that bump. I thought maybe I could move it more. As I was moving it more, I noticed it opened. but I wasn’t seeing my skull. I saw a small mouth that formed the bump. It had a tongue and teeth, and it even moved. I was hoping maybe this dream can be interpreted, please, because I fear this can mean bad news for me. Thank you.

-Laura Lynne 2016-11-23 18:45:15

Had quite an interesting dream yesterday during a nap. It was extremely long, too. Felt like hours. I had been fornicating with my boyfriend & suddenly there were people in the room. I recognized everyone but a few of them I’ve only ever said a few words to, if that. I stopped having sex & I walked around freely until the one friend came in the room. When he stepped in covered my boob’s. Then I was wearing a sweatshirt & we all sat down to watch this new TV show. It started off with this family & their dog & cat. The cat was a basic Grey house cat & the dog was a beagle. They stated their oldest cat had just died & the father in the show had to hold the dog down as it cried out. The cat was upset but the dog was carrying on a lot. I saw tears running down it’s face & it’s mouth was open & water(snot) was running down this inside of the roof of its mouth as it cried. Not sure what the water/snot means. It’s not a situation related to mouth watering, as it deals with death.

    -Laura Lynne 2016-11-23 18:48:35

    I had told my boyfriend sorry(after watching this dog) as I began to cry. Watching the dog cry so much really hurt me in my dream & I remember I tried to hold it back but it wouldn’t & I sobbed a lot myself(prob looked like the dog)

-Gemma 2016-09-13 0:46:19

Just had the strangest dream. I was on a boat wish people I didn’t know. We were sailing on a river and going up and down deep locks. We had something to eat, some kind of meat I found revolting. It was raw. I reached in my mouth and pulled on hairs which led to me pulling a big bloody plaited braid from my throat. Like horse hair. It hurt and felt like I was pulling out my insides but after it was out I felt better. It was a relief. What does it mean?!

-Naomi 2016-08-24 19:49:56

I keep having this reaccuring dream where I find this string on my tounge and I have to pull on it to get it out but it goes on for ages and sometimes it gets stuck like on my insides and It won’t move and it feels like I will damage something if keep pulling on it.. it’s really frustrating and worrying when I’m in the dream.

-Barbie 2016-08-14 12:05:54

I often have the dreams related to my mouth. Sometimes I try to speak and nothing comes out no matter how hard I try and sometimes while I’m speaking I will feel something in my mouth and pull it out and it’s gum, but as I pull it out moire appears like a never ending string of gum stretching or crumbling.

What does this mean? Is it the same as hair in your mouth?

    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2016-08-16 8:53:51

    Dear Barbie – Not being able to speak and pulling something out of your mouth both reflect that you are trying to clear emotions or attitudes not properly expressed.
    As it is a recurring dream you may not have found the right approach yet.
    How about trying a different approach;
    Anna 🙂

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