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Did You Dream About Your Tongue? Here's What It Means

A image like your tongue can be a complex one to really explain with any certainty. Because dreams are vibrations of our subconscious mind, and they may include symbolic references to our everyday lives, no single dream interpretation fits every dream about your tongue or any other symbol.

Below are 3 interesting interpretations of a dream about your tongue, seen from three different perspectives.

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What does your tongue mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about your tongue can symbolize your ability to express yourself or communicate effectively. Although, it's likely to be more complicated than that.

It may also represent a desire for richer experiences or indulgence, especially if the dream involves tasting. If the tongue is injured or impaired, it could reflect feeling silenced or misunderstood. A dream about someone else's tongue, on the other hand, might suggest concerns about what they might say or have said. It could also indicate feelings of intimacy or invasion of personal space, depending on the context.

Your tongue can often be a complex and intriguing dream object to pin down. To really say without any doubts, it's really necessary to get an understanding of the dreamer's life and current environment.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of one's own tongue, in the Freudian perspective, may symbolize the id's desire for sensual pleasure or the ego's need for articulation and expression.

Some additional thoughts on this: An impaired tongue could signify repressed emotions or unvoiced thoughts. Conversely, dreaming of another's tongue may represent the projection of one's own communicative anxieties or desires onto the other. It could also symbolize a latent fear of the other's words or truth. The context of the dream, the dreamer's associations, and the interplay of the id, ego, and superego are crucial in understanding these symbols.0

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of your own tongue is a spiritual sign of your power of expression and communication. It may symbolize your need to speak your truth or express your innermost thoughts and feelings. If the tongue is impaired, it may indicate a spiritual blockage, suggesting you are withholding your truth or struggling to express yourself. Dreaming of someone else's tongue, however, can be a spiritual message about your perceptions of their communication. It may reflect your concerns about their honesty or the impact of their words. It could also symbolize a spiritual connection or intimacy, depending on the context of the dream.

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So whose dream interpretation is best for you?

Which interpretation of your tongue fits with your your dream experience?

Only you can know for certain. Bear in mind that our higher mind can be a complex and multifaceted puzzle. Any object or image from a dream can represent a wide range of meanings — or be the result of many different activities in our waking lives.

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