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Did You Dream About Eyes? Here's What It Means

Have you ever dreamed about eyes? This is an interesting dream symbol that can have multiple fascinating interpretations.

Read on for three different explanations from our dream guides on what it means to dream about eyes.

Which interpretation sounds right to you?

What does eyes 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 your own eyes symbolizes enlightenment, knowledge, comprehension, understanding, and intellectual awareness. Although, it's likely to be more complicated than that.

It suggests a new outlook or fresh perspective on life. If you see someone else's eyes in your dream, it represents an emotional or intimate connection with that person.

It can also signify a mutual understanding or a hidden aspect of the relationship. Eyes in dreams often reflect personal viewpoints, beliefs, and identities.

Eyes can often be a complex and intriguing dream object to pin down. To say confidently, it's really necessary to get an understanding of the dreamer's life story and current situation.

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2. The psychoanalyst's interpretation

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

Dreaming of one's own eyes, in Freudian terms, might be a manifestation of the ego's self-awareness, a reflection of one's conscious self-perception.

Some alternatives: It could denote a yearning for self-understanding or a desire to perceive reality more clearly. On the other hand, dreaming of another's eyes could symbolize the id's longing for connection or intimacy. It might also represent the superego's attempt to understand others' perspectives or to uncover hidden aspects of interpersonal relationships. Thus, eyes in dreams may serve as a metaphorical mirror, reflecting both our internal self and our external relationships.

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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 about your own eyes signifies a spiritual awakening, a divine revelation, or a higher level of consciousness. It is a call to see beyond the physical realm and perceive the spiritual truths. Seeing someone else's eyes in your dream, on the other hand, symbolizes a spiritual connection or bond with that person. It may also indicate a need to understand their soul or spiritual journey. Eyes in dreams are often considered as windows to the soul, reflecting our spiritual identity and our relationship with the divine.

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Whose dream analysis makes the most sense for you?

Which of the above interpretations for eyes applies to your your dream experience?

Only you can say for certain. Bear in mind that our dreaming mind can be a complex landscape. Each and every dream image can reflect a long list of meanings — or be the result of multiple realities from our conscious life.

Have a different interpretation on dreams about eyes that you want to share? Please consider adding your personal ideas in the comment area down below.

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