Left Eye Twitching Spiritual Meaning

Left Eye Twitching

Uncover hidden superstitions meanings

The most common reason that your eye may twitch could be stress, lack of sleep, fatigue or caffeine. The eye twitching can carry on for days and then suddenly go away.

I first noticed my own eye twitching annoyance when I went to work in London, I would sit at my desk and the itching would start. So what about superstitions? Any movement in the eyelid, according to Western folklore, indicates money in the future. Violent jerking of the left eyelid can mean that someone is talking negatively about you.

Today, there are only two Universities that have Folklore departments that offer courses on customs and there is also a general folklore course. I have analysed the research around eyes in general. There was some customs about twitching and itching eyes which I have detailed here.  Perhaps the single most thing to come from my study into general folklore around the left eye is the assumption that when it twitches it denotes new situations and pre-contact cultures. 

In Latin the phase “Pruitus” indicates that something is itching. This can also indicate irritation and for a long time, a twitching or itching left eye has a number of superstitions that surround it. Cures for an itch or twitch was normally sorted in the early days from 1550 BC. 

When your left eye twitches it means you are tired. When we are naturally tired we sometimes encounter spasms that can spread to our lower facial musculature. Normally, when my left eye twitches I know I am super tired and I try to get some rest. If that does not clear up the spasm I will turn to the spiritual meaning. In Indian culture the twitching of the left eye can mean someone will disappoint you. There is also a focus on luck and lust if both your eyes are twitching. 

Here are quickly some strange spiritual meanings I have run across in my books:

  • Spiritual speaking the left eye twitching means someone will come to your home soon.
  • If your left eye twitches then rub the affected eye nine times with a gold wedding ring.
  • Brown eyes are said to be connected to mischief if the left eye is twitching it can mean irritability. Lighter brown eyes are associated with being constant in life. Also, if the left eye twitches or arches it can indicate a temper.
  • A left eye twitching that is hazel in color - in old folklore indicates a frolicsome turn or mischievous proposition. They are good-natured at heart and there is a focus on strong passion. 
  • Red-eye in folklore indicates that one is angry (not sure I believe this too much!)
  • Most superstitions are extremely old, and the left eye twitching superstition reminds us that we need to accept visitors.
  • The larger the eye means that you are prominent and denotes a candid disposition. To have the bottom part of the left eye itching denotes a void of deceit. 
  • There is a modesty about you according to the Spanish folklore if your eye twitches more than once in five minutes.
  • If your eye changes color from blue to brown as you get older then you are supposed to be lucky.
  • Light eyes twitching can mean being superficial.

Is the left-hand side significant?

The left eye has a notable focus on the way we communicate. Left (the direction) is part of the cardinal direction. The earth is after all a circle and the left hand side of something  enables us to observe others. A left eye itching can mean we need to watch others. The Zuni tradition has six directions not our own cardinal points. 

Jerking and twitching on the lower left eyelid indicates you will get to the bottom of the problem. A slight twitch of the left eyelid means beware of being controlled by another. To feel the left-hand eye jumping indicates that your brother or sister will suffer an illness. (London Press vol 3) When the lower part of the right eye twitches indicates that happiness will be yours. (London Press vol 3) To feel your left eye twitching means people will be jealous. (Beware the Evil Eye Volume 4: The Evil Eye in the Bible)

Left Eye Twitching Spiritual Meaning

The left eye twitching from a spiritual perspective can indicate that there is some news that you need to hear. The body can have a whole array of different twitches and itches. In Syria, Palestine and Turkey women normally wear blue beads in order to prevent the “Evil eye” and if they display something such as twitching they sugar from accusations that they possess the evil eye. In this culture, it is possible to give people the evil eye. In Azerbaijan they have a saying that you can give yourself the evil eye. If the left eye also is red in anyway then this can indicate that you may need to walk backwards four times to cancel out evil.

Devil Horns And Left Eye Twitching

In Italy, they usually use a gesture by holding the two fingers down on the palm when one's eye itches. This is the create the horns of the devil to cancel out any bad luck when the eye is twitching. You can do this gesture quickly and easily and this is supposed to protect you against anything negative from the left eye twitching.

What Does it Mean When Your Eye Twitches?

Left eye twitching is a common incidence among people. It represents involuntary and constant muscle shuddering in professional terms. The left eye twitching/itching has multiple beliefs and superstitions attached to around the world. The superstitions around a twitching eye include the following:

Left Eye Twitching Superstition in Chinese Folklore

There is a very old Chinese saying about this strange happening: "the twitching of the left eye signifies the coming of good fortune". However, if your right eye twitches, it means bad luck. You may notice, the left eye twitching is a good thing in China but right eye twitching represents negativity and misfortune. Right eye twitching also represents gossip and danger. It's also believed that if your lower left eyelid twitches, someone is gossiping about you. Or that you will cry soon. It's also said that you shouldn't tell other people if your eyes twitch.

Occult Sciences and Left Eye twitching

I did read this in a book I have about body occult functions. A blue eye can show someone that has a temper according to the occult sciences, but they are also good-natured. For the blue eye to twitch, it means that there might be a problem spiritually that needs to be solved.

Left Eye Twitching Superstition in Indian Folklore

According to the folklore in India, left eye twitching is a bad sign. As you see, it's the opposite of Chinese belief. If your right eye twitches, it's a good sign. However, if your left eye twitches, it means that you will experience bad luck in the future. They say that if you're a woman and your left eye twitches, it's a good sign. If you're a man, on the other hand, and your left eye twitches, it's a negative sign. Indian people also believe it's a super bad move if you tell someone that your eyes twitch!

Left Eye Twitching Superstition in Africa Folklore

In some parts of Africa, left eye twitching signals that you will cry soon. However, this said the twitching of your lower eyelid can indicate that people will contact you soon with a proposition. If your upper eyelid twitches, it foretells that you will meet someone in a very unexpected and spontaneous way.

Left Eye Twitching Superstition in English Folklore

Experiencing twitching eyes in Hawaii (according to folklore) signals a new stranger in your home. Additionally, there are a couple of other superstitions which include death or birth I’m afraid they are somewhat negative. For instance, constant left eye twitching means an illness in the family. Constant right eye twitching, on the other hand, predicts the birth of something new and beautiful. Have you heard of some interesting myths associated with the left eye and right eye twitching? Can you remember something that someone has told you about this incidence?

Left Eye Twitching Superstition in Scottish Folklore

If you notice the right eye jumping this means you will hear some very good news. If the left eye twitches this denotes you will hear some good news. This theory contradicts the writer Roberts who wrote a book in the 1920s about twitching eyes.

Summary Of Left Twitching Eye

In conclusion, the left eye twitching for you can mean a whole array of things depending on the folklore applied. There is unseen or unknown forces almost a power perceived by many that can influence us in life. Pinning down the origins of the Left Twitching Eye can be somewhat baffling but I have given my literary superstitions here and hope that they are useful to you.

By Florance Saul
Apr 29, 2020