Dream meaning » tongue

To dream of seeing your own tongue, denotes that you will be looked upon with disfavor by your acquaintances.

To see the tongue of another, foretells that scandal will villify you.

To dream that your tongue is affected in any way, denotes that your carelessness in talking will get you into trouble.

Tongue Depressor

To see or use a tongue depressor in your dream suggests that you are not expressing yourself effectively. You are holding back on what you really want to say.

The Hidden Meanings of Your Dreams

Physical Physical
You’re hungry or sexual. Whether you are speaking with a “forked tongue,” lying, “tongue in cheek,” joking, a “silver tongue” charming, or giving someone a “tongue-lashing” criticizing, you’re focusing on how you communicate and use speech. A wagging, loose tongue means you’re gossiping, talking too much, or being talked about.
Emotional Emotional
Having to bite or hold your tongue means you feel silenced, judged, and limited in your self-expression. Ripping someone’s tongue out means you are extremely angry with something the person has said.
Spiritual Spiritual
Having your tongue cut out indicates you need to be silent and listen, watch what thoughts you’ve been voicing, and find new ways to express yourself.
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The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

In general, to dream of a tongue means that you talk too much.

If you bite it, it should be read as a call for prudence. this type of dream tends to indicate that you are starting to realize your failures and regret some things.

If the tongue stutters, it denotes that you don’t know how to express your needs in a coherent manner.

If it hurts, the dream probably alludes to the fact that you have been speaking badly of someone or telling lies. For Freud, the tongue had a clear sexual meaning. Because of its shape and erotic function, he compared it to the penis. (See TALKING and MOUTH)
if the tongue you dream about is your own, it means that you will tell lies.

If it’s someone else’s, others will lie about you. To dream that you don’t have a tongue denotes the inability to defend yourself against slander. Finally, an infected tongue means that you speak too carelessly.

Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox
Complete Dictionary of Dreams » Dr. Michael Lennox

Anything involving the tongue relates to your ability to articulate in the world of communication. Conversely, the tongue could also relate to the sense of taste and the quality of life that taste brings to the experience of eating.

The tongue is symbolic of our innate human desire to be understood and relates to issues around communication. This can reflect everything from being soft-spoken to possessing a sharp tongue.

If communication is too passive, the speaker may be rendered ineffective. If it is too pointed or overly direct, wounding can occur, often in opposition to the communicator’s intention.

A damaged tongue could indicate a need for you to examine how effective you are in this area. If your tongue is paralyzed, you may not be speaking powerfully enough to achieve your intentions in your waking life.

Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson
Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson

Your tongue represents what you say or don’t say. If you dream of looking at your tongue or noticing something wrong with your tongue, you’ve been holding something back or you’ve said too much.

If you dream of noticing someone else’s tongue, you wish someone else would say more to you … or less.

If you dream your tongue is missing or has been cut out, you don’t feel able to speak about something.

If you dream of kissing with tongues, you have a strong physical desire for someone. Less talk, more action.

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