Dreams about maggots usually represent the dreamer’s worries about illness and death. The dream may also represent impurities—both physically and emotionally.

If you have a problem, an issue, or an emotion that is eating away at you, then it is highly likely for you to have maggot dreams.

Dreaming of black maggots indicates that you aren’t recognizing a problem even though it’s staring at you in the face.

Dreaming of maggots that are coming out of your mouth, on the other hand, may mean that you have said something and you aren’t making good with it.

Stepping on maggots may indicate feelings of impurity and guilt, perhaps you are trying to do away with these negative emotions and thoughts. On a positive note, dreaming about stepping on maggots may indicate resilience and persistence, among others.

Dreaming of a fisherman using maggots may represent energy and power, while dreaming of someone else doing this may represent nastiness.