You can take a bite out of something and chew on it awhile, suggesting how you digest experience. Like a vampire, a person biting you can drain you of your life force or exuberance, where some side of you may be draining another aspect. An animal will bite you and ‘draw blood’ as a way of peeling the layers that hide your emotions. An insect bites you when something is ‘bugging’ you. They are small, but their venom can be deadly. Often an insect bite will paralyze you and so, a decision needs to be made to move beyond what is eating at you. Finally, a bite is pain associated with the mouth and can suggest painful communication that will open the way for intimacy. See also Teeth, Food and Tasting.