Eyes are a window to a person’s soul; the one through which we could see their thoughts, the famous Victor Hugo used to say. We believe the same.
All over the world, throughout ages, history and various cultural systems, people have always believed eyes can hide and reveal much. In a way, these common feature of any living creature.
In case of us, human beings, eyes can tell a lot about the character behind. Alternatively, at least, we believe we can see through them and have a better insight into someone’s personality.
Eyes, as a symbolical and metaphorical motif, are present in all belief systems, mythologies and folk superstitions, all around the globe.
To name a couple of the most popular and widely known, you have probably heard of Egyptian Udjat and the well-known mysterious All-seeing Eye. The Eye of Horus or the Udjat, is an Ancient Egyptian talisman that represents royal power, health and protection (it is, basically, a charm against bad luck and evil spirits).
Another amazing example, the Eye of Providence, associated with various concepts, mysteries and beliefs (the all-seeing eye symbol, with its origins in Christianity, where it is represented as the eye of God).
It is also considered a protective and powerful symbol.
The magic of eye symbolism
You have probably seen some other amazing examples of powerful eye talismans. One of those is nazar, an amulet made of deep and light blue, white and black glass, shaped as an eye, meant to protect its wearer from evil eyes and misfortune.
It originates from the Ottoman Turks and it is common in countries roughly from Azerbaijan to Macedonia.
The so-called evil eye is universal symbol of bad luck and misfortune. To be more precise, it is actually a type of curse someone gets spelled by a malevolent glare. It typically happens when the victim is unaware.
People all around the world have invented all sorts of talismans to carry for protection against this curse; those are usually designed as eyes.
One of the most famous ancient philosophers, Plato, claimed that human soul has its eye, needed to comprehend the truth. Silesius, a notable mystic, physician and a priest from seventeen century, has gone even further.
He claimed human soul has two eyes; the one turned to time and the other towards the eternity. These are examples of how strong symbolism of eyes is.
Eyes are used to see around, but also to be seen through. Famous anthropologist, Desmond Morris, considers eyes one of the most interesting, information giving feature of a human face.
It is the first thing people would notice about another person; they will first look into another person’s eyes, before they notice anything else.
This is well proved by psychological researches and statistics.
Dreams about eyes
Now when we have taken a glance into how powerful eyes can be in symbolical sense, let us discover the power of this motif in our dreams.
What does it mean to dream about eyes and how can we interpret such dreams?
Rarely a person would dream about an isolated motif of eyes, but every dreamer will be sure if the eyes were the most important feature of the dream.
Dreams about eyes and vision, in general, can tell us something about ourselves, but also more about people around us or people we are about to meet. Eyes are a mirror to our souls, many people use to say.
Every single detail about someone’s eyes is considered full of meanings and information about that person. Try to connect eyes you see in dreams with someone from your waking life.
If you see your own eyes (for example, in a reflection, a mirror, on a photograph or else), try to remember how did they looked.
The most awkward and the rarest type of eyes related dreams is the one about having different eyes from your inborn ones; for example, eyes of a different color or shape, an animal’s eyes, demoniac eyes, another person’s eyes.
All of these dreams have specific meanings. The exact interpretation falls on a dreamer, of course. We will give our best to offer the most possible answers to these complex dreams.
Symbolism of eyes is strong in reality; in our dreams, eyes motifs have combined meanings.
They always feature a bit of general, a bit of specific symbolism and a lot of the most intimate information.
Dreams about blue eyes
Blue eyes in dreams symbolize love, longing and romance. T
his dream means you probably miss someone very much; someone who is far away and you have not seen them for long. It could be a good friend or a person you are in love with, for example.
Blue eyes symbolize memories.
The dream reflects your nostalgia and melancholy about past times.
You try to forget and move on, but you cannot. This is not a negative dream; it only reflects difficulties we have with accepting things are not the way they used to be.
Moreover, it does not mean that things have changed for worse, but they definitely are not the same.
However, it also means not all of that will prevent you from moving forward, only that it is never an easy thing to do.
Blue eyes, if you dream about having them (and in reality you do not), also symbolize solitude. It means all these hard times you will go through on your own, far from other people’s eyes.
You have the strength to do it and you would rather do it alone. You do not like others to see your weaknesses.
Dreams about green eyes
Green eyes symbolize jealousy, turbulent love life, possible adultery.
The dream suggest your partner is not that honest with you; not necessarily that he or she cheats on you, but they are not telling the truth about something.
Green color is fairly often associated with lies.
Green eyes commonly represent dishonesty and disloyalty. However, they could also symbolize white lies; maybe your partner is hiding something from you, but not out of ill intentions.
Probably he or she wants to save you from harm and to spare you unnecessary worrying.
Dreams about brown eyes
Dreams about brown eyes are positive. Brown eyes represent romance, love, care, warmth and desire.
His dream suggests someone want you badly. It is probably someone close to you; however, he or she finds it hard to express their feelings towards you.
They probably fear you would reject them. The dream suggests you should pay more attention on what is happening around you and how people behave in your presence.
You could discover new connections with someone from your closest environment.
Dreams about bloody eyes
Dreams about eyes that look unhealthy or that are bloody represent negative things, no matter if someone else’s eyes look that way or yours.
This dream means someone is about to get hurt, emotionally. Bloody eyes are also a sign of illness, so it would be good to check it out.
Bloody eyes are associated with crying, sadness, misery, grief, misfortune.
This dream means you should be suspicious more than usual, especially about people who claim to be your friends, but disappear when you have problems.
Bloody eyes in dreams could mean you will get hurt by someone you have trusted.
Dreams about vision loss
Dreams about losing vision or, even more dramatic, losing your eyes, are rare and particularly unpleasant and scary dreams. Such dreams always carry strong messages and you should try to interpret them the best you can.
Possibly, such a dream suggests you are failing to see what is happening around you.
For example, you are failing to realize someone controls your life, manipulates your decisions and actions.
It could also mean you do not realize how your actions, behavior and attitude affect other people’s lives, your closest ones, in the first place.
It could also mean you are failing to see if someone needs your help, your support and your love. In general, these dreams are negative, but could help you realize that you do not realize in reality. Paradoxically, dreams about losing eyesight and eyes are eye-opening dreams.
It is a reflection of what you are not aware in reality. You are looking around, but your focus is narrow and you fail to see various things.
It could also be something related to your future; because of your narrow perspective, you are about to miss valuable opportunities.
Dreams about having eyes that are not your own
Dreams about having eyes that are not like your real ones are confusing and uncomfortable.
Such dreams actually reflect those parts and sides of your personality you are unaware in reality.
If you dream about having eyes of colors different from your natural eye color reflect ideas and concepts related to interpretations of dreams about particular eye color.
In that case, it means this or that emotion preoccupies you, so you should think about that.
If you dream about having eyes that are not human means you are letting your instincts guide you, rather than your reason (for example, if you dream about having an animal’s eyes).