Spiritual Meaning:
‘Being given to the worms’is a metaphor for death, so we need to be aware that on a spiritual level changes – not necessarily death – may shortly be taking place. If you have a “worm’s eye view,” you know or understand a small, often lowly, part of a situation. You are creating pathways through fixed beliefs systems and a dense world view.

Psychological / Emotional Perspective:
The worm in dreams can also highlight our feelings of ineffectiveness and insignificance (whether this is about ourselves or others). If the worm is bigger than we are then this would suggest that our own sense of inferiority is a problem. If we are particularly conscious of a wormcast – that is, the earth the worm has passed through its body – then this is a transformation image and indicates we are capable of changing our lives into something more fertile. You feel low-down, dirty, and disgusting, or downtrodden and oppressed. You’ve felt weak and passive, but sense that it’s time for “the worm to turn,” for you to take control of your life.

Everyday Material Aspects:
Most dreams about worms are fairly ambivalent. The worm is not necessarily seen to be particularly clean, so phrases like ‘the worm turning’ suggests that we have decided to state our case. A can of worms could be transformative or a difficult mess. You’re focusing on sneakiness, or something entering your life by covert, even cowardly, means. You need to be practical, down to earth, and humble. Something is decaying and on its way out of your life. You’re focusing on male sexuality.

Gender / Specific Meanings:
Depending on the dreamer’s attitude to sexuality and gender, there may be a sense of threat.