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Did You Dream About an Eyepatch? Here's What It Means

When a rich and colorful dream subject like an eyepatch is revealed in a dream, it can have many different interpretations.

Listed below are three interesting interpretations of dreams involving this dream from our dream analysis guides.

Which of these insights makes the most sense for your dream?


What does an eyepatch mean in dreams?

1. The traditional interpretation

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Mary Leyen
Dream Expert,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

A dream about wearing an eyepatch suggests a refusal to acknowledge certain aspects of your life, symbolizing a blind spot in your awareness. But the meaning can vary.

It may also indicate a fear of showing your true self. Seeing someone else with an eyepatch, by contrast, could represent your perception of them hiding something from you or not being completely honest. It may also symbolize your concern about their lack of full understanding or awareness in a situation.

An eyepatch is a somewhat colorful and puzzling dream image to pin down. To really know for certain, I'd want to get more information about the dreamer's background and current life scenario.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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Ernesto Andrahi
Psychoanalyst,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of donning an eyepatch may signify a subconscious attempt to shield oneself from painful realities, a Freudian defense mechanism known as denial.

With that being said, an eyepatch can be more complicated than that. It's a symbolic representation of the ego's effort to protect the psyche from distressing truths. Conversely, observing another wearing an eyepatch in a dream could be a projection of your own insecurities or guilt. It may suggest that you attribute your own repressed traits or actions to others, a phenomenon Freud termed as projection. This dream could be an invitation to introspect and confront the aspects of self that you've been avoiding.

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3. The spiritualist's interpretation

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Liz Morrison
Shaman and Spirit Guide,
Contributor: "3 of Dreams Book of Dreams"

Dreaming of wearing an eyepatch signifies a spiritual journey of self-discovery, where you are choosing to close off one aspect of your perception to better focus on your inner self. It's a call to introspection, urging you to look beyond the physical realm and delve into your spiritual essence. Seeing someone else with an eyepatch, however, suggests a spiritual disconnect. It may symbolize your intuitive sense that someone is not revealing their true spiritual nature or is unaware of their own spiritual potential. This dream is a spiritual prompt, urging you to help guide them towards their own path of self-discovery and spiritual awakening.

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So which interpretation of the dream is best for you?

Which of the preceding perspectives on an eyepatch best matches your unique situation?

Only you can know for sure. Bear in mind that our higher mind can be a complex and multifaceted thing to understand. Just about any dream concept can represent many different things — or result from many different themes from our conscious lives.

Do you have a unique analysis on a dream about an eyepatch of your own? We'd be thrilled to hear and discuss your own analysis in the comments at the bottom of this page.

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