This obviously relates to speech, and the capable expression of what you feel. It enables you to articulate what is deep inside you, perhaps unknown even to yourself till it is spoken. So dreaming of the tongue being cut out shows real feelings of being mute and not able to express clearly.

Dreaming of any pain or injury to the tongue can either mean a problem with speech, or  that you are being hurtful in what you say. But the tongue also is involved in eating and caring – licking. It is an extension of the digestive organs, and its condition says a lot about your inner health.

An example is as follows. The woman was angry at her friend and was arguing:

She follows me around and won’t stop. After what seems like a long time, I start to do it too. Suddenly I see dazzling, sparkling blue and red colors like fireworks or prism colors on the end of my tongue. Ginny’s face goes out of focus. I am aware that I’m letting go and I’m in a different state of awareness. I talk rapidly, non-stop, and I’m vaguely aware that I might be saying hurtful things that could hurt other people’s feelings, but I know I must and it’s O.K. It spews out of me unchecked.

Sometimes the tongue refers to different languages we speak.

But the tongue and mouth are our first organs of gaining our needs and relating to the world and other people. The baby doesn’t just suck to gain milk, its tongue has wave like – peristaltic – movements that take the milk right down into the stomach. Kissing is therefore at least in part a return to this basic level of relationship and gaining needs, pleasure and contact with another being. If there are signs of this in the dream then it is reflecting ease or difficulty with that infant level of relatedness. The tongue can here be an expression of desire – of ‘I want’.

Because of the way the tongue and mouth are sometimes used in oral sex, the tongue can depict the penis, or at least, the drive to penetrate or to make contact through that sensitive organ. Another side to this is that we can express a lot of care and love through the tongue, as when a mother animal licks its child, so can express healing. So any problems relating to the tongue and sex need to be understood.

Example: We have a regular kiss, but realise we are there in the center, like in the center of a flower, which was a moist, tender, very sensitive to feeling something. We touched “cores.” I felt slightly repelled but allowed it to happen. Something in my mind was assuring me this is O.K. It’s always been forbidden but now it is O.K. and nice to do. It is important to do. She holds me in a caring way

Example: I am in a room with 3 other women. I’m tired. It’s late at night. I sit on a woman’s lap. We are wearing costumes of some kind. She has her arms around me and kisses me. She tries to “French kiss” me. At first, I don’t let her. Then I do. It’s not a French kiss, like with tongues. It’s like touching the core of something. The lips, a regular kiss, we are there in the center, like in the center of a flower, was a moist, tender, very sensitive to feeling something. We touched “cores.” I felt slightly repelled but allowed it to happen. Something in my mind was assuring me this is O.K. It’s always been forbidden but now it is O.K. and nice to do. It is important to do. She holds me in a caring way. Barb.

Mothers Tongue: Because we are a mammal and have arisen from a long line of mammals also because all mammals give caring love to their offspring with their tongues, as humans we too, if we are caring mothers, we have tongues that have enormous healing abilities. For our tongues and the saliva are excellent for healing cuts on our children and ourselves, for the tongue spreads saliva which is a natural antibiotic. Because of this the tongue and saliva serve as a natural means of cleaning the teeth.

Idioms: bite your tongue; cat got your tongue; find one’s tongue; forked tongue; hold your tongue; lose one’s tongue; on the tip of ones tongue; roll off the tongue; sharp tongue; silver tongued; slip of the tongue; tongue hanging out; tongue in cheek; thick tongue; tongue lashing; tongue tied.

Useful questions:

Do any of the idioms relate to my dream – if so what does it indicate?

is this a dream about hunger or thirst for something, if so what am I hungering or thirsting for?

Is there something I am trying to say or saying/singing really well – if so how does that relate to my waking life?

What am I do that is sexual with my tongue, and what comment is the dream making about it?

You can get into the real feelings of your dream by Being the Person or Thing; also try Talking As


-Honesty 2018-05-11 5:46:19

My mom had a dream my ex cut off my tongue and I walked home to her with it in my hand does anyone know what that means ??

    -Tony Crisp 2018-05-11 10:14:38

    Honesty – Nearly always when people dream about someone they know or a strange new person or situation they automatically believe the dream is about that person, situation, or animal. But it is usually our thoughts or feelings that are portrayed as the person or even the animal; for when we think of our friend or partner our thoughts are not them – just our thoughts and feelings about them.

    So your Mom’s feelings about your ex is that he has because her memories of him has been difficult and cut out your Mom’s childlike pleasure in talking.

-Natash 2018-04-19 5:11:05

I dreamed I was dreaming kissing a man my heart desires, but the tip of his tongue was missing. Pls tell me what this means

-Charlette 2018-01-18 9:37:43


I dreamt that while talking my tongue came off, it didn’t hurt at all. How I could not think how?? I took it out and looked at it. Some how, without looking in a mirror I could see inside my mouth and the little stump moving. It looked like it was growing a new tongue, it was still too short. Thus I tried to put the one in my hands back. It didn’ t want to re-attach.

In my hands it felt like this is not my tongue, cause underneath it was first small black hair and as I moved around the room to sit down and think what I must do, as I could not walk around without a tongue. The hair grew. It was disgusting…. It grew to 1cm.

This is all I remember of the dream I had this morning.

Peace be with you

-Aundrea 2018-01-11 4:42:53

I had a dream of a picture like a painting that moved. In the picture a person slowly opened their mouth and their tongue was ground up like hamburger and was moving. I’m curious of what this could possibly mean.

-Soohia 2017-10-15 21:18:53

I recently had a dream where it was extremely brief…an image with a symbol and that was all. I can see it so clearly. The image was of me opening my mouth with my tongue out. On the tongue was a piece of paper cut out in the shape of a triangle (facing up). The paper triangle was that kraft color (a natural brownish color) and it had a white border around the inside, outlining the triangle

I will typically set an intent prior to dreaming, as I’m searching for answers to certain spiritual awakenings taking place exponentially in my life. I always receive so much insight and meaning when I do this. Much clarity has been gained. However this dream/image I can only partially put together it’s meaning. Your site is truly the most accurate in dream meanings and I appreciate what you do. I would welcome any feedback or insight you have as to what that image could mean.

Briefly about myself: I lead a very spiritual life and living a life true to myself is of the utmost importance. The thing is…I don’t know what my divine life purpose is and it has caused a great amount distress. I have a desire to be a healer, specifically a medical intuitive, however I’m quite intimidated by the process.

    -Tony Crisp 2017-10-16 11:19:37

    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


    Soohia – I am very taken by your request. But about the symbol have you tried exploring it?

    I came across a very good example of how this works –

    Example: “If she killed the monster or let it kill her she would learn what it meant. If not it would continue to plague her. And plague her it did. That week she suffered octopus nightmares by the dozen. At the next session, a week later, out of the courage of desperation, she faced the octopus. First she tried to kill it, but found that the knife fell out of her hand. She did not really want to kill it. Then she looked directly in its eyes, at the therapist’s suggestion, and saw her own eyes peering out at herself. She finally understood that the octopus was some denied part of herself. Since it no longer seemed so menacing, she decided to let it eat her, and once inside its stomach she realized her own desires to devour and possess others. She had had them all her life but had never been willing to admit it to herself. The significance of the octopus was now clear and it vanished from her fantasies.”

    To this one that is less extreme –

    That is all explained in

    I cannot impress enough that it is important to explore them. But the other question about – “I don’t know what my divine life purpose is and it has caused a great amount distress.”

    That situation has also been a tormenting period of my life lasting for years. Here is a description of what I did to find ease.

    “Meditation without a seed” is that in which the brooding of the mind has been pushed to such a point that the object selected for meditation has disappeared from the mental plane, and there is no longer any recognition of it, but consequent progressive thought upon a higher plane.”

    Maybe this is not the same, but about 1971 I had for years practiced a great many different disciplines of body and mind, and still felt my life was a mess. It led me to realise that I had no idea of what to do to find help. Some of the so-called yogi master and people selling advice, who I had approached either were crafty trickster who didn’t know anything and so played word games with me; or wanted to grab my dick, or wanted young women to bare their breasts so they could play with them; so, I lost hope in authority figures. I felt that I was as lost as the people mentioned and so gave up any form of discipline or meditation and so sat for half an hour a day simply waiting without any aim or image. I felt that if there was any help, it would be like a friend I had waited for who touched you on the shoulder and the touch would be real enough for me to recognise.

    This went on for quite a long time, then one evening I had got up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet, and as I was returning, just as I was getting into bed, I heard a voice as clear as if it was from a person in the room. It said, “You have asked how God touches the human soul – now watch closely.”

    I had never before heard a bodiless voice speak like that. It was very impressive. I recognised because of my deep acquaintance with the dream world and the unconscious, that I had heard the voice of my unconscious. The result was quick to show itself. I was led through years of experience that led me to my own holy ground. I do not want to describe in detail because we have our own unique path.

    But the heart of the way is Jung’s instruction to ‘do nothing but let things happen’.

    And also as Elliot so rightly said –
    I said to my soul, be still and wait without hope
    For hope would be hope for the wrong thing; wait without love
    For love would be love of the wrong thing; there is yet faith
    But the faith and the love and the hope are all in the waiting.
    Wait without thought, for you are not ready for thought:
    So, the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.

    The simple truth is that our tremendous efforts, attempts to climb the heights, and most of human endeavours to get more riches, to be someone are the very things that get in the way of realising, because we all have the treasure we are seeking has always been ours – for it is at our centre.

    I am an old timer. I am past my sell-by date, and I am not particularly wise. Nevertheless, I have learned some hard lessons. One of the most wonderful of these is that enlightenment, wholeness, is your right. It isn’t something you have to earn, it’s yours. You don’t have to pay a mortgage to get it. You don’t have to be terribly good, or to conform to some rigorous moral practice. You are an integral part of the universe, of that living consciousness, now! You are loved and you are wanted. When you hear the Core of your being speak to you, it says, “I want you. I love you. I want you in every conceivable way. Don’t hold yourselves back from me.”

      -Sophia 2017-10-16 22:12:39

      Thank you so much for your thoughtful response, I really appreciate your time. I realized I misspelled my name, it’s Sophia.

      I enjoyed hearing about your spiritual exploration. Anyone that has travelled that path, I’m always curious about how it went/goes for them. I could definitely relate to some of the things you mentioned. When you said, ‘past your expiration date’, do you feel you have you reached ‘self-actualization’ as Maslow had at the top of the growth pyramid? From the way you wrote, there was a large ‘self-acceptance’ tone. I realize we are always growing and learning…but that self-acceptance thing makes life’s journeys much more comfortable.

      I chuckled a bit when you said you would sit for a half hour or so…just sitting there, ‘waiting’. Indeed…for me, I can do this for hours. I think I’ve watched and read everything that there is to try to absorb a deeper understanding of the Universe and myself. Ignorance…is not bliss to me and I’m a curious person by nature. Life’s mysteries will forever fascinate me…a perpetual student of life, if you will. Dreams hold these little truths within our psyche and there is so much enjoyment in understanding more about what they have to share. Never once have any of my dreams not had significance in my waking life. The Jung reference too…loved him. My favorite psychologist, I’m ‘Jung’ at heart. Yes, I know, that line is so overused, but true.

      The octopus dream reference you mentioned was insightful. Particularly the different perspective the dreamer took once she gained a deeper understanding and was willing to look internally, which in turn, gave the dream a totally different meaning. It’s funny, seemingly when acceptance follows understanding, inner-peace can come forth effortlessly. It’s always within us, as you mentioned…and yet it’s us burying it. Such interesting riddles to figure out on our life path. Our emotions, physical ailments, dreams…everything, brings us little clues should we choose to take note. This world is never not interesting, that’s for sure.

      The exploration of the triangle on the tongue (without a full understanding of all the varying significance of the triangle, so many spiritual/esoteric meanings) was this: first thing that came to mind was ‘speak your truths of what is truly inside for it will bring balance on all planes’. Further, balancing the past, present and future will allow me to better speak my truths of what’s inside. The white outline of the triangle I’m unsure of, it feels good though for some reason…perhaps a white light of protection. I’ve been working on healing my energetic body and auric fields. I was mentioning to a friend of mine that I can feel that I have patches/holes and they need strengthening as vital life force energy leaks out.

      At present I’m coming out of healing from my past. The past has spent far too much time in my present. I was raised by an NPD (narcissistic personality disorder) mother, more accurately, a sociopathic narcissist. It took me well into my adulthood to figure out the level of emotional vampirism she had. Considering that I am very much an empath, it was certainly challenging. That which doesn’t kill us…does indeed make us stronger. What I learned from her was that looks and success are everything. When that mentality became out of style she put on a new outer cloak, one of a more spiritual/yoga.esque lifestyle. However, it’s not from a place of truth, more from a place of having a perceived, ‘being more evolved’ than others, ‘now let me guide you’. The comedic value of that is certainly not lost on me.

      Being viewed as having made it by others, is what success is to her. Operative words…‘being viewed as’…other people’s opinions are what become important. I mention all of this because of the other people’s perception thing. It’s as if I learned to shield myself, my truths, as I realized at an early age, they could be potentially taken advantage of or judged…or worse, edited to become what someone else wanted me to be. The ironic thing is that I’m extremely strong individual out of her presence.

      Having my true identity, further…exploring what in fact that is after a lifetime of having it being suffocated and being confident with who I am has become quite important to me.

      Thank you so much for your time and sharing your insight, I truly appreciate it. Much love to you for what you do…it truly helps people to unveil these little mysteries our dreams can bring us.

      Off topic: Have you by chance heard of Indigoes? It’s an interesting concept and yet having a label of that nature…hmm…not sure. With that said, when I researched it, on every website I’ve come across, their description fits me to a t. It was like reading the script for who I am. We can sometimes easily buy into things however, so…I take it with a grain of salt. Until I read ‘the Indigo transitioning to Crystalline’. Weird weird stuff and yet it was so spot on accurate to everything I’m experiencing. It makes sense. I’m not sure if you follow the vibrational energies of earth and where we are now…but it seems like whatever truth any of us have negated within ourselves, the Universe is shining a light right on it. It’s truly a gift to have the Universe say, ‘would you like all of your crap you’ve been carrying around to be cleared out?’ Well of course…however…it sure isn’t without growing pains! I feel like asking the Universe, is there a detour on the dark night of the soul…an expressway of sorts…haha. I had no idea all of the stuff that was buried inside. Phew.

      Luckily, I’m coming out of that and can see the light at the end of the tunnel. The triangle on the tongue actually brought me relief things are progressing.

        -Tony Crisp 2017-10-18 12:15:19

        Sophia – I too sat in quiet meditation for nine years – with no noticeable effects or progress. It is not about sitting in quiet meditation, but surrendering your mind, your sexuality, your beliefs, your all to the darkness you arose from – the darkness that is everything.

        I should have directed to perhaps to and to

        Also an example of surrendering:

        I am in a landscape and notice that everything is brown; the whole world is brown and lifeless. There is also a feeling of solemnity or dullness. I have enough lucidity to wonder why the world of my dream is so brown and dull. As I ask this I become more aware of what feeling the brownness expresses. It is seriousness – with no room for humour or fun. The feeling deepens, real enough and clear enough to look at and understand. I see it is my father’s attitude to life that I have unconsciously inherited. I realise how anxious he always felt about life, and how I took this in. That is how I became a ‘brown’ person. I see too that I do not need to be either brown or serious anymore.

        Then the landscape changes. There are trees, plants and animals in brilliant colour. I wonder what this means, and the landscape begins to spin until the colours blend and shimmer. Suddenly my body seems to open to them, as if they are spinning inside of me, and with a most glorious feeling, a sensation of vibrating energy pours up my trunk to my head. With this comes realisation. I see how stupid I have been in my brown, anxious existence, how much life I have held back. The animals and plants are the different forces in my being that blend into energy and awareness. I feel I am capable of doing almost anything, like loving, writing a song, painting, telepathy, or speaking with the dead. This sparkling vibrating energy is life itself and can, if I learn to work with it, grow into any ability or direction I choose. I wake with a wonderful sense of my possibilities.

        This is so little experienced by westerners, maybe because we have a history of dominating the animals and nature around us, but a number of people do however experience vibrations starting in the genital area as this psychobiological energy starts to express more fully. See


-Ashley Yeager 2017-07-24 16:39:51

I had a dream I cut my tongue on purpose to make it look cool but I cut off way to much ended up having a lisp and my friends being very unsupportive of my mistake

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