Left Eye Twitching (Spiritual Meaning and Physical Causes)

In this brief guide, we will look at Left eye twitching spiritual meaning as well as physical causes of left eye twitching. We will also look at the left eye twitching spiritual meanings as well as superstitions from around the world.

Left Eye Twitching: Spiritual Meaning

The left eye twitching spiritual meanings differ from place to place, and while it may be considered bad luck for some people it may be considered good luck for others; similarly it can signify various other things as well.

Probably one of the most often cited spiritual meanings of left eye twitching come from India, where people believe that left eye twitching in men may signify that something great is going to happen to them, whereas left eye twitching in women is considered to be a sign of bad luck.

Another commonly known spiritual meaning of left eye twitching comes from the Caribbean islands, including Cuba, where if your left eye twitches, it means someone close to you is doing something behind your back, most commonly that someone is saying something bad about you.

In these places it can also mean that left eye twitching occurs when you are about to get some bad news, or when someone close to you may be in some kind of trouble.

Another spiritual meaning of left eye twitching comes from China, where the occurrence of left eye twitching can be good or bad, because they also tend to factor in the time of day.

In the Chinese spiritual culture, it is assumed that if the left eye twitching happens between midnight and 3 am, it may mean that problems lie ahead and bad times may be coming.

However, according to them if the left eye twitching happens between 9 and 11 am, someone will do something nice for you, but they also say that the person doing the nice thing will expect a favor in return. 

Another Chinese spiritual meaning of this is that if your left eye twitches between 3 pm and 6 pm, you will lose money, so you should avoid gambling..

Lastly, another Chinese superstition says that if a left eye twitches between 1 and 3 pm, it means everything will go as planned, and usually there are some times in the day where it means there will be arrival of good news or fortune.

In some parts of Africa, there are spiritual meaning about left eye twitching regarding the lower and upper lids, and they say that if your left lower lid is twitching, it’s a sign of tears to follow, on the other hand, if your upper left lid is twitching, it means you will be having an unexpected visitor.

Similarly, the spiritual meaning of left eye twitching in Egypt, says that if the left eye twitches, the person is going to receive unpleasant news, because according to the Egyptian beliefs, evil  exists on the left side.

There are also many other places and groups that have different spiritual meanings for left eye twitching, for instance some people believe that left eye twitches because the mind is trying to release thought of the past or you care too much about what others think of you or your actions. 

Similar to the left eye twitching there are also many places that have spiritual meanings for right eye twitching, for instance in the Caribbean it is believed that right eye twitching means that someone is speaking very highly of you, or that you will receive good news soon.

People in the Caribbean also tend to believe that a right eye twitches when someone is going to reconnect with someone they haven’t spoken to in a long time.

In China, right eye twitching, similar to left eye twitching, depends on the time of day and if the right eye twitches between 7 and 11 a.m. the spiritual meaning may be that any chance of injury is high but if it twitches between 7 and 10 p.m., good luck is around the corner.

Lastly, the spiritual meaning of right eye twitching can be somewhat expected, given that they believe that evil exists in the left side, they believe that the right eye twitching is a sign that the person will be receiving good news soon.

In most cases and countries, and cultures in those countries, it has been seen that the spiritual meaning of the left eye twitching tends to favor bad things heavily, and there are few conditions in which is means something good, like in China with the time clauses, whereas the right side seems to mean more good things in most cases.

Superstitions about Left Eye Twitching

Given below are some of the most prominent superstitions about left eye twitching.

In Hawaii, a common left eye twitching superstition is that if your left eye twitches, you might be looking forward to the arrival of a stranger or in most serious cases it can also mean an impending death in the family. 

Hawaii also has a superstition about right eye twitching, which is that a twitching right eye may signify that a child will be born soon.

Hindu scripture in India also mentions several cases of left and right eye twitching and the superstitions and spiritual beliefs that surround it, like for example some part of the scripture says that when a god has a twitching eye it may be an important omen and may signify future events. 

Left and right eye twitching superstitions and spiritual meanings may also differ by region and religion but there are still some common themes across the superstitions, for instance most religions and regions believe that when the right eye twitching signifies good luck for a man and bad luck for a woman but when the left eye is twitching, it means bad luck for a man but good luck for a woman.

Indians also have superstitions depending on what part of the eye is twitching, and they believe that when the pupil of the eye twitches, it may be a sign of good luck or when the upper part of the eye twitches, that’s a sign one may get money soon.

However it is also believed that if the lower eyelid twitches, the person will be in need of spending money soon and if the upper eyelid twitches, they may be on track to receive bad news soon.

Additionally, there is also a belief that if someone’s eyebrow twitches, they will be receiving good news soon, or that there may soon be the birth of a child.

In Trinidad, West Indies, there are superstitions regarding eye twitching that are thought to have originated in Africa and were brought to the islands by slaves during colonialism

Trinidadians call eye twitching “eye jumping,” and like many other cultures they ascribe different spiritual meanings to the right and left eye twitching.

The right eye twitching may indicate that the person is going to hear good news or that someone is talking behind their back but saying good things about them.

The right eye twitching superstition may also be that this twitching indicates that the person is going to meet someone they haven’t seen in a long time.

However, on the other hand, Trinidadians also believe that when someone’s left eye twitches it can also mean that they are going to hear bad news or that someone talking behind the person’s back is saying bad things about them.

Another possible spiritual meaning of left eye twitching in the Trinidadian culture is that someone the person cares about is doing something behind their back or even that someone they care about may be in trouble.

The common theme of right twitching being good and left side twitching being bad seems to be the same in West Indies also, which is interesting, to say the least, that so many different cultures started to believe things that are so similar across time, about a completely arbitrary thing that happens in the body.

As discussed previously, the Chinese Almanac specifies timings of eye twitching as being significant to the spiritual meaning behind it, which are as follow:

  • Between 11:00 pm-1:00 am: Left eye twitching: you’ll receive a visit from a nobleman, right eye twitching: you’ll receive an invitation to a party or feast.
  • Between 1:00 am -3:00 am: Left eye twitching: Something you’ve been worrying about will occur. Right Eye twitching: Someone is thinking about you.
  • Between 3:00 am-5:00 am: left eye twitching: You’ll receive a visit from a friendly foreigner. Right Eye twitching: A good event will soon occur.
  • 5:00 am-7:00 am: Left Eye Twitching: Someone you care about will soon visit you. Right Eye twitching: You’ll have a good day today.
  • Between 7:00 am-9:00 am: Left Eye twitching means that a friend living far away will soon visit you but right eye twitching means that you may be at risk for losing something important or injuring yourself.
  • Between 9:00 am-11:00 am: left eye twitching means that you will receive an invitation to a party or feast and right eye twitching means that you will get into an argument with someone.
  • Between 11:00 am-1:00 am: Left eye twitching means that you are going to receive an invitation to a party or feast and right eye twitching means that you will soon experience bad luck.
  • Between 1:00 pm-3:00 pm: Left eye twitching means that you will soon gain some money and right eye twitching means that you will experience a small, but positive, event soon.
  • Between 3:00 pm-5:00 pm: Left eye twitching means that you may soon experience bad luck and right eye twitching means that someone may be thinking of you in a romantic way.
  • Between 5:00 pm-7:00 pm: Left eye twitching means that a friend might visit you and right eye twitching may mean that a foreigner will visit you.
  • Between 7:00 pm-9:00 pm: Left eye twitching means that a visitor will stop by your home today whereas right eye twitching means that you might be invited to a large party.
  • Between 9:00 pm-11:00 pm: Left eye twitching may mean that a friend will visit you and right eye twitching means that you may soon have trouble in court.

Conclusion

In this brief guide, we looked at Left eye twitching spiritual meaning as well as physical causes of left eye twitching. We also looked at the left eye twitching spiritual meanings as well as superstitions from around the world.

Left eye twitching is a universal phenomena, and so is the meaning behind it, as well as the superstitions attached to it.

There are cultural differences in how things are interpreted, but there are spiritual meanings to things all around the world regardless of what that particular culture follows.

These differences in cultural interpretation of things makes for fascinating anthropological studies and they teach us a lot about what the different peoples of the world believe.

If you have any questions or comments about left eye twitching spiritual meaning please feel free to reach out to us.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Left Eye Twitching Spiritual Meaning

What is a twitching eye a sign of?

Twitching eyes can be a sign of anything from being underrated, over caffeinated or just plain tired to medical conditions related to nerves around the eye or other underlying conditions.

In some cases a twitching eye can also be a sign of a condition known as benign essential blepharospasm but for some people twitching eye can also be a result of exporusre to bright lights, stress, fatigue, caffeine, and eye irritation.

When should I be worried about eye twitching?

You should be worried about eye twitching if it goes on for weeks on end and does not seem to be disappearing with anything you do, including changing your environment or changing your consumption of certain foods or drinks.

Twitching of the eye becomes more worrisome when there is also presence of twitching of other parts of your face or body. Additionally, you should also be worried about eye twitching if there is also any eye inflammation, irritation, red or swollen or have discharge.

Is eye twitching a sign of stroke?

Yes, in some cases eye twitching can be a sign of stroke, and eye twitching can frequently be a sign of nervous system related problems.

However, when eye twitching is a sign of stroke it will be accompanied by many other symptoms like drroping eyelids or lopsided smile, as well as symptoms like loss of balance or coordination and sudden inability to speak properly, to name a few.

Is eye twitching a sign of MS?

Yes, eye twitching can be a sign of MS, or multiple sclerosis, and it can be a sign of other nervous system related disorders as well, but there have to be other accompanying signs as well because eye twitching alone cannot be a sin of anything.

In some cases, where there are also other explicit signs of MS, eye twitching can be a sign of the demyelinating lesions from MS. 

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Divya is currently a Clinical Psychology Trainee in a Master of Philosophy program and holds a Master’s in clinical psychology. She has a special interest in Personality studies and disorders, having researched the subject before, and Neuropsychology; with an additional interest being Mood disorders. She likes to write about Psychiatric issues, having worked in multiple specialty setups during her time as a clinical psychology student, and in her free time she likes to cook and read.

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