Left And Right Eye Twitching — Spiritual Meanings And Superstitions

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Left & Right Eye Twitching: Spiritual Meaning And Superstitions
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Left and right eye twitching can be really annoying, especially if it lasts quite a long time. But as with ringing in your ears, many people believe there may be more to this physical phenomenon than medical answers alone provide.

Why is my left or right eye twitching?

Eye twitching or spasming can be caused by stress, lack of sleep, dry eyes, allergies, low magnesium, a result of a poor diet, or having too much caffeine.

But what does it mean when your left or right eye twitches if there's no known medical reason for it to be happening?

Left and Right Eye Twitching Meaning: Spiritual Meanings and Superstitions

In many cultures, right eye twitching is a sign of good luck, while left eye twitching is a sign of bad luck. The specifics depend on which eye is twitching, which part of your eye is twitching, and whether you identify as a male or female.

For example, in most places, such as India and Nepal, twitching or jumping of the right eye means good luck for men and bad luck for women, which twitching or jumping of the left eye means bad luck for men and good luck for women. However, in other places the exact opposite is true.

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Spiritual Meanings Based on Which Part of the Eye is Twitching

If the pupil of your eye twitches, it is a sign of good luck.

If the upper part of your eye is twitching, it means you will be receiving additional income soon.

If the lower part of your eye twitches it means you will soon accrue an unexpected expense.

If your upper eyelid is twitching it means you will receive good news.

If your eyebrow is twitching, it means you will relieve good news or it may indicate a child will be born soon.

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Right and Left Eye Twitching Superstitions

In different cultures, right and left eye twitching is believed to be tied with mystical forces, hypnosis, the all-seeing, or evil.

Eye Twitching Meanings in Egypt

The Eye of Horus was believed to have healing powers that protected pharaohs in the afterlife.

Eye Twitching Meanings in Africa

If your left lower eyelid is twitching, it’s a sign you will be releasing many tears soon. However, if your left upper lid is twitching, this means there will be an unexpected visitor soon.

Eye Twitching Meanings in Ancient Civilizations

Involuntary twitching of the right eye was a signal that your subconscious is hinting impending future or near destiny.

Eye Twitching Meanings in the Caribbean Islands

Right eye twitching means someone close to you is either going behind your back to see through something, talking ill of you, or about to be in some sort of trouble. Left eye twitching means someone is speaking very highly of you, you will receive good news soon or you are going to reconnect with someone you haven’t spoken to in a long time.

Eye Twitching Meanings in China

Eye twitching has both good and bad meanings in China, depending on the time of day at which it happens.

Between 1am-3am:

Right eye twitching means somebody is thinking of you.

Left eye twitching means you have a problem you need to deal with.

Between 3am-5am:

Right eye twitching means something good will happen for your family.

Left eye twitching means a distant friend will be coming to see you.

Between 5am-7am:

Right eye twitching means all is going as it should.

Left eye twitching means someone who has been gone for a while will visit you soon.

Between 7am-9am:

Right eye twitching means you may be injured or lose something that is important to you.

Left eye twitching means a close friend will be coming to see you.

Between 9am-11am:

Right eye twitching means you may get into a fight or argument with someone.

Left eye twitching means you will be going to a party.

Between 11am-1pm:

Right eye twitching means you are being called to do charitable acts.

Left eye twitching means you will be rewarded for you efforts.

Between 1pm-3pm:

Right eye twitching means small advancements will soon fulfill you.

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Left eye twitching means an opportunity is coming that you should take.

Between 3pm-5pm:

Right eye twitching means you are remembering someone you love.

Left eye twitching means you may lose money, possibly when gambling.

Between 5pm-7pm:

Right eye twitching means a good friend needs your help.

Left eye twitching means a distant friend needs you help.

Between 7pm-9pm:

Right eye twitching means you may receive unexpected good fortune.

Left eye twitching means you may get into an argument with someone.

Between 9pm-11pm:

Right eye twitching means you may face legal troubles.

Left eye twitching means you should spend time with your family.

Between 11pm-1am:

Right eye twitching means you'll attend a party

Left eye twitching means you'll have visitor who brings you good fortune.

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Isabell Tenorio is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture, love and relationship topics.

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