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9 Spiritual Meanings of Spitting: Someone’s Mouth & You

9 Spiritual Meanings of Spitting: Someone’s Mouth & You

Most people find spitting rather unpleasant, and it’s also a rather unhygienic practice.

You might think that spitting, in general, would have negative connotations in terms of spirituality, but that’s not actually the case.

In fact, in some cultures, mothers would spit a little on their babies to ward off evil eye curses and more.

Shall we find out more? 

Spiritual meaning of spitting in real life

Spitting in real life

Think of all the reasons you would spit. Let’s make a little list: 

  • Spit out food we don’t like/turned bad;
  • Eject mucus after coughing/sniffing;
  • To get rid of something foreign in the mouth that shouldn’t be there (such as fluff).

All those things have one thing in common: they are all unwanted items in the mouth.

Because of that, spitting in real life can be linked to forcibly removing something unpleasant from your life, in much the same way you would get rid of a bad taste in the mouth. 

Spiritual meaning of spitting in dreams

Dreams about spitting

When you dream of spitting, it can be symbolic of a wide variety of things.

In some cultures, for example, spitting is most definitely a negative thing.

People spit on someone else when they are angry or disgusted with them, and it’s quite an unpleasant assault. (And yes, it is an assault in many countries now.) 

Spitting isn’t always considered bad, though. In some cultures and throughout history, spitting on someone or on the ground actually had positive connotations

It is believed that spitting generally relates to your inner self and emotions. Where is saliva created? Inside your body – in the mouth.

It comes from inside you, so when it comes out of you, it is something inside of you that is coming out. 

What does spitting in someone’s mouth mean spiritually?

Messages from spitting in someone's mouth

Think of the animals on our incredible planet that spit. In fact, look at just one animal that spits: the aptly named spitting cobra

Cobras spit as a defense mechanism.

They aren’t just randomly slithering around spitting all over the place; they save it for when they really need it.

If a predator comes around, they defend themselves by spitting a toxic substance

Spitting in a dream, whether in someone’s mouth or just on someone, could be a seen as a defense mechanism.

  • Are you protecting yourself from that person?
  • Should you be?
  • Could your low self confidence make you feel like other people are a threat to you even when they aren’t?
  • It’s something to think about, isn’t it? 

There are other potential spiritual meanings to be taken from dreaming you are spitting into someone else’s mouth. These include: 

  • Feeling contempt and disgust for that person;
  • Frustration because they aren’t listening to you;
  • Subconsciously projecting your feelings and emotions onto them.

Spiritual meaning of someone spitting on you


Although it might seem like a really disrespectful sign (because it is), someone spitting on you in a dream is often absolutely no reflection on the other person.

It’s actually related to you. 

Dreaming of a partner spitting on you could be a sign that you feel unworthy of love from that partner.

  • A boss spitting on you in a dream could be a sign that you feel like an imposter at your job, or that you aren’t good enough to be there. 
  • If your parents spit on you in a dream, it might be a sign that you feel like you aren’t doing enough to live up to their high standards. 

Just remember, all those people aren’t the problem in this situation; you are. (Sorry for the tough love!

You are just as worthy of love, your job, and pride from your parents as everyone else on the planet. Stop thinking you’re not. Open your heart and your mind to the messages you’ve been ignoring and you might just realize that. 

9 Spiritual meanings of spitting in someone’s mouth

Spiritual meaning of spitting in someone’s mouth

Some scientists believe that spitting (in real life) is something that releases feel-good hormones, much in the same way as going for a wee when you’ve been needed to for ages, or… well, the other thing that humans do for fun and feel-good hormones. (Wink-wink.) It can be self-soothing, or even a habit

There are many potential meanings. Let’s take a peek at them. 

1) Are You Projecting? Or Forcing? 

If you’re spitting in someone’s mouth, it could be indicative of literally forcing your opinions or thoughts down someone else’s throat.

Alternatively, you might be projecting your emotions on to them, which isn’t a healthy basis for any relationship. 

Communication is a two-way street.

One person talks, the other listens.

Reverse and repeat.

You might not think that you’re forcing opinions or emotions onto people, but subconsciously you do know it.

That’s why you’re dreaming about it. 

Sometimes, you need to let people make their own conclusions and choose their own choices. You can’t control everything.

In fact, in this life, you can control rather little. Most people need to learn through their own mistakes and experiences

2) You Need Something Deeper

We all chit-chat. We talk to people we do know, people we don’t know, people on the phone and online. 

Chit-chatting is easy.

Meaningful, genuine, caring, and empathetic conversations, on the other hand, is notoriously difficult.

But, if you’re dreaming about spitting, it could be the case that you’re craving that deeper connection with someone.

The small talk isn’t doing it for you; you need something more than that. 

Are you tired of small talk with your significant other? Are you dying for a conversation that goes far beyond, “What do you want for dinner?” Communication is vital.

You must be able to talk to your partner.

If you’re starting to dream about spitting, being spat on, or spitting in someone else’s mouth, you might be craving next-level communication that you’re just not getting. 

3) You’ve Got an Ulterior Motive

Listen, I’m not saying you’re a bad person, but if you’ve been doing some pretty sketchy things lately, or you’ve been manipulating a situation so that you get something out of it…

And perhaps someone else loses out, your subconscious might be feeling a certain type of way about it… And to be honest, it’s not all that happy about it

No bad deed ever goes unpunished. What goes around, comes around. Karma is a… you get the idea. 

Just be wary if you’re being sketchy.

Just because no one else can see you doing it, doesn’t mean the universe can’t… or your inner self.

What goes around really does come around at some point.

How would you feel if someone were to do the same thing right back to you? 

Always treat others how you would want to be treated yourself. That’s a pretty good rule to live by. 

4) A Very Big Purchase?

If you take a look back through folklore, spitting on the floor in a dream is a sign that you are about to make a very big purchase. That purchase is… land! 

Maybe you’re about to buy a house? If you’ve been looking and haven’t yet found the perfect place, don’t fear.

The universe is sending you a sign: You will find your dream house soon! 

Maybe you’re saving money for a deposit and are feeling disheartened that you’re not saving faster? Take this dream as a sign.

Don’t give up. You will get there. You just need to have a little patience, and a little more faith in yourself. 

5) You’re Casting a Bad Spell

Witches often spit in their cauldrons to complete a recipe, if the myths, legends, and movies are to be believed.

For that reason, spitting over someone or something in a dream is symbolic of wanting to cast a bad spell on a certain individual, or perhaps even more than one. 

There’s a little lesson to be learned here, though. Witches were often hunted and then killed for casting spells.

Is there a chance you’ll be witch-hunted for your bad actions or thoughts for that person you’re dreaming of? 

6) You’re Feeling a Little Disrespected

  • Who’s doing the spitting in your dream?
  • Is someone spitting on you?
  • Who are they?
  • And how does it make you feel? 

In general, spitting on someone is a negative and disrespectful thing, so it would be fair to assume the same connotations would apply to a spiritual definition.

If you’ve been feeling a little disrespected by someone lately, and then you dream of that person spitting on you, the universe has heard your feelings.

It knows you feel disrespected.

It’s also telling you to do something about it. 

7) Making Good Money Decisions

If you’re dreaming of spitting against or on a wall in your dream, it could be a sign that good monetary situations are coming your way. (Woohoo!)

In many cultures, this is believed to be a sign that you’re spending your money on something that will end up being profitable, such as a business investment. 

Alternatively, spitting on a wall in a dream could be a sign that you’re about to throw some money at a charitable cause

8) You’ve Got Something to Say!

If you’re spitting in someone else’s mouth in a dream, it could be the case that you really need to say something to that person in real life, but you don’t know how.

Alternatively, you keep putting it off. 

  • Whose mouth are you spitting into?
  • What are they to you, and how are they relevant in your life?
  • What could you possibly have to say to them, and why haven’t you said it already? 

If this doesn’t strike a chord with you, it’s like not the interpretation for you

But if it does… well, you should have that awkward or uncomfortable conversation soon.

The universe is telling you to. 

9) You’re Feeling Guilty

As well as being a sign that you don’t feel worthy of love from your partner, being spat on by them in a dream could be a sign that you feel guilty about something

This doesn’t necessarily mean you have done something to feel guilty for. Feeling guilty could be due to many things, including:

  • Not doing enough around the house;
  • Cheating;
  • Not getting a good enough birthday present;
  • Working too much and not giving them enough of your time;
  • Getting a bit snappy when they asked what you wanted for dinner.

Is spitting a bad spiritual sign?

Spittle and bad luck

Spitting in a dream can be a bad spiritual sign, but it can also be a positive one, too. Just as with all dreams, all factors must be considered — the people, the surroundings, how you feel, what you’re doing, who’s doing spitting, etc. 

Your emotions and first thoughts are vital to interpreting the message.

It’s a personal message to you, from the universe (or somewhere else), so you do have the key to unlocking its meaning.

What’s the point in sending you a message you won’t be able to interpret? 

Final Words

What does it mean to dream of spitting glass? 

When you spit glass or sharp objects in a dream, it is often considered a sign that bad things have been coming out of your mouth about another person or other people. Have you been badmouthing someone? Is the universe possibly telling you to feel a little guilty about it? 

Why am I dreaming about spitting out blood? 

If you were splitting out blood in real life, you’d be worried about it enough to visit a doctor. (Hopefully.) The same thought process can be put to dreaming of spitting out blood. There is something in your life that is basically draining your energy, positivity, and joy. The spiritual medicine, in case you were wondering, is to eliminate the energy drain from your life. 

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