Eye Dream Meanings

Dream Meaning: From 11 Different Sources


Mirror of the soul, window of vitality and willpower. Since the eye, symbolically, also represents the image of the Sun, this dream points to vitality and courage. Here, body, mind, and soul are synonymous with heart, consciousness, and emotion. Often a sign of inner restlessness. Fear of missing something or being left out. Being aware of something but not wanting to see it, or simply being curious. Become a better and more thorough observer. Greed (“eating” with the eyes).

The color of the eyes and its symbolism is important. In our culture, green and blue eyes are very much eroticized. In Islamic countries, people protect themselves studiously from the “evil eye,” but being stared at in a dream is considered a good sign: it means being considered an important and interesting person.

Freud and Jung both considered the eyes—because of their shape—to be a female sexual symbol (the self- destruction of Oedipus is a castration symbol).

Looking yourself in the eye in a dream means self- knowledge; it is a challenge to have courage and see yourself as you really are.

It is important who is looking, in what manner, and what direction. Open eyes show recognition and openness; downcast eyes mean a weakening of the willpower.


(1) The eye may be a symbol of wisdom; knowledge, perceptiveness.

If someone in your dream has a third eye, or just one eye, in the centre of the forehead, he or she may be taken as a guru figure representing an inner source of wisdom or (self-) knowledge.

(2) It may represent the super-ego, an internal censor passing judgement on your thoughts and desires and actions. This understanding might be indicated if the eye in the dream seems to be the eye of God (but see *(3) below).


(3) It may be the eye of God, not as censor, but as a symbol of your true self, the self that it is your destiny to attain or, rather, develop.

(4) The eye may symbolize your way of looking at things, yourself and others. Is it a jaundiced eye, a sad eye, etc.? In this way your eyes represent yourself; in this sense all eyes are ‘soul-ful’ - through them you can see your inner self.

(5) The shape of the eye may be a significant factor. Being shaped like a fish, the eye may carry some of the symbolism of the fish: for instance, fertility (i.e. potential for growth and new life); femininity; or the unconscious, especially with regard to the powers of renewal and creative change that reside there.

See also Fish.


Traditionally, if the eyes are beautiful they represent peace. Closed eyes are said to represent fear and an unwillingness to see clearly. Crossed eyes may be a subconscious warning about someone’s character or integrity. In general, eyes represent perception and self examination.

If you injure your eyes, worry about them, or damage them in one way or the other, this shows that some one is trying to get the best of you in a business deal.

The same holds true when dreaming you’re wearing a hood over your eyes.

If you are wearing a blindfold that you put on yourself, then this shows that you are the one closing your eyes to the truth of your waking situation. Exceptionally large eyes denote a lucky inheritance of money, while dark eyes bring you romance.


Vision, or the ability to see or perceive.

Awareness or clarity.

Inner wisdom.

Ability to understand.

Inner vision, knowing, or a connection with God (a higher power).


A person’s soul or essence.

Seeing someone’s eyes can represent connecting with that person, or feeling watched or criticized in real life (depending on your feelings).

Seeing isolated eyes looking at you can mean you’re feeling watched, intruded upon, or aware of how others see you.

Seemingly random “eyes looking at you” can appear when you’re dropping off to sleep or waking up, although they often have no significant meaning and are best ignored.

See also: Vision; Eyelashes; Eyebrow; Blinking; Body Part


To dream of seeing an eye, warns you that watchful enemies are seeking the slightest chance to work injury to your business. This dream indicates to a lover, that a rival will usurp him if he is not careful.

To dream of brown eyes, denotes deceit and perfidy.

To see blue eyes, denotes weakness in carrying out any intention.

To see gray eyes, denotes a love of flattery for the owner.

To dream of losing an eye, or that the eyes are sore, denotes trouble.

To see a one-eyed man, denotes that you will be threatened with loss and trouble, beside which all others will appear insignificant.


Eyes have many associations, and thus constitute a difficult symbol to interpret. Eyes are associated with wisdom, knowledge, enlightenment, perceptiveness, and gods and goddesses. Eyes may also be crossed, blinded, or half-shut. Certain kinds of glances are revelatory (“she looked right through me”); others are dangerous (“if looks could kill,” “the evil eye”).


The way something or things are seen.Are you watching something too closely or do you need to watch something more closely?You could feel as though every move you make is being watched.Think about repatterning this concern unless you are being watched by someone you know of.Then you can repattern that issue. 


The way you see things now. One eye represents spiritual self, the eye of God, expanded consciousness, clear seeing. Truth, power, clairvoyance. Both eyes opened means seeing with clarity; eyes closed means not willing to look at situations and lessons in your life.

See Blind.


There is a rival in the offing if a lover dreams of seeing a large human eye.

It is a warning that he should watch his step if he is to make a happy marriage.


a vision of an eye is interpreted upon 5 sides: elevation of importance, adversity & sorrow, sickness, long lifetime.


Symbolic of watching, seeing, or knowing, Prov. 15:3. Large eyes are symbolic of seeing everything

32 dream interpretation about eye related.

If attention is brought to the eyes, it is revealing one’s motive of intent; research details...

Author: Margaret Hamilton

1. If one puts on eyeglasses, it suggests one wants to see a situation more clearly.2. If one takes off glasses, the situation is unpalatable.3. If glasses are broken, something ma...

Author: Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

Eyebrows, denotes that you will encounter sinister obstacles in your immediate future. ...

Author: Gustavus Hindman Miller

Eyelashes protect the eyes, and curly eyelashes are desirable expressions of beauty. Curling your eyelashes in a dream may comment on your ability to see your own beauty. It may al...

Author: Ariadne Green

To see one-eyed creatures in your dreams, is portentous of an over-whelming intimation of secret intriguing against your fortune and happiness....

Author: Gustavus Hindman Miller

see Religious Imagery...

Author: Pamela Ball

To dream of seeing or wearing an eyeglass, denotes you will be afflicted with disagreeable friendships, from which you will strive vainly to disengage yourself.For a young woman to...

Author: Gustavus Hindman Miller

Making the mark; right on target...

Author: Margaret Hamilton

An omen of trouble among those around you. Watch carefully and help if you can....

Author: Internet Archive - Anonymous

To dream of having a black eye symbolizes your refusal to see the truth about something. This dream often suggests that the dreamer is experiencing emotional pain, possibly related...

Author: myjellybean

One needs help to see something clearly. ...

Author: Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

Herb indicating clarity of vision and thought. ...

Author: Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

One has done something one is not proud of. ...

Author: Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

1. Adaptability to change.2. To feel a need for vigilance, to be “on guard.” 3.A need or desire for confidence, to be free of anxieties. ...

Author: Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

1. View of life and the world.2. Possible health issue.3. A need to focus on current issues. ...

Author: Joan Seaman - Tom Philbin

Applying surma to the eyes suggest the observer’s rightful conduct in matters of his Deen. Applying surma in the eyes with the object of adornment suggest that the observer will ...

Author: Ibn Seerin

Seeing an ass with weak eyesight means that matters relating to his livelihood will become confusing and difficult.The same applies to seeing an ass which has only one eye....

Author: Ibn Seerin

They symbolise the preservation of one’s Deen and the heeding of its message.The healthier they are the greater its preservation and the more he will respond to its message....

Author: Ibn Seerin

(Dropper) In a dream, a dropper signifies paying one’s debts in installments....

Author: Ibn Seerin

Ifone sees himselfpulling someone’s eyelashes in a dream, it means that he wants him to follow the avenues of innovation.(Also see Body’)...

Author: Ibn Seerin

If one’s eyelids are healthy in his dream and particularly for a women, it indicates positive developments in her life.If one’s eyelids have little skin, or if they are bleared...

Author: Ibn Seerin

(See Body’; Tooth)...

Author: Ibn Seerin

Squinting of the eyes in a dream means evil talk, or perhaps it could mean good news....

Author: Ibn Seerin

It symbolises his Deen and his rightful conduct.The same applies to his ability to see. Any defect in the eye or the faculty of sight bespeaks of similar defect in his Deen. Any ex...

Author: Ibn Seerin

Symbolic of being a hypocrite, Matt. 7:5...

Author: Tyler Wolfe

Symbolic of a supernatural being ...

Author: Tyler Wolfe

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