Spiritual Meaning of Finding Earrings

Today we’re going to talk about the spiritual meaning of finding a single earring or even a pair of earrings.

Whenever I find something that belonged to someone else, I can’t help but feel like it’s a fragment of their life. It’s like finding a secret piece of them that they left behind, lost in the street. And even though I don’t know who they are or what their story is, I can’t help but feel an emotional connection through the energy the item is imbued with.

Of course, some items feel more personal than others. For example, if somebody’s gas station receipt blows away in the wind and is found by another, it probably doesn’t really have a strong impact. Whereas, the subject of this article, earrings, feel as though they have much more significance instilled in them.

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Spiritual Meaning Of Earrings

For many women, earrings are much more than just a fashion accessory.

We’ve put together a quick and easy list to help you understand the spiritual, cultural, and symbolic importance of earrings. Earrings are associated with or can represent any of the following:

  • Femininity.
  • Marriage.
  • Motherhood.
  • Protection from evil spirits.
  • Religious tribute.
  • Hearing, truthfulness.

In many cultures, they are seen as a symbol of femininity and are often worn as a sign of marriage or motherhood. For example, in Vietnamese tradition, items of jewelry, including earrings, are used in marital rituals.

wedding earrings

In some spiritual traditions, earrings are also seen as a way to ward off evil spirits.

In Hinduism, for example, it is believed that the god Vishnu resides in the right earlobe, while the goddess Lakshmi resides in the left. As a result, wearing earrings is seen as a way of honoring both deities.

For many women, earrings therefore carry great spiritual significance.

Be Respectful

So, it’s important to understand that when you find an earring—or a pair for that matter—that you might have found something very dear to its owner. While in a city of millions, it can be effectively impossible to reunite the earring(s) with its owner, an effort should be made.

It’s also important to reflect on what the earring might have meant to its owner. Because, when you find another person’s belongings, and are looking for spiritual meaning in that event, you should reflect on the person who lost the item. This is because, in reflecting on the item’s owner, you can uncover feelings and thoughts that might pertain to your own spiritual message.

Finding Earrings Meaning

Finding earrings can be taken as a sign that you have discovered some of the elements the earrings represent.

For example, finding earrings can be taken as an omen of protection. This is twofold, because the earrings represent femininity, and therefore, the divine feminine, while others believe earrings protect from evil spirits.


That isn’t all, though, because others believe earrings help open your ears and mind to hearing the truth. Not only hearing the truth, but also blessing you with an open mind to accept and understand the truth.

We go into more details on the spiritual meaning and omens of finding earrings in the following sections.

Protected By The Divine Feminine

As we mentioned above, earrings are often associated with feminine energy. As such, they can be seen as objects that invoke the divine feminine.

The divine feminine has been represented in many ways throughout history.

She has been seen as a mother, a sister, a lover, and a friend. She is the embodiment of love, compassion, and nurturing.

The divine feminine is often associated with the natural world, and she is often portrayed as a goddess of the earth or the moon. She is a force of nature, and her power is both gentle and strong.

So, in finding an earring (or a pair of them) you might just have gained the blessing of a wonderful deity.

Protected From Evil Spirits

Some people believe trinkets have the power to protect us from harm—earrings can be one such trinket. That’s why finding earrings can be taken as a blessing of protection, one that ward off evil.

While you might be tempted to hold onto the earrings as a personal protection charm, it is important to respect the owner of the earrings and, if possible, return them to said owner. Keeping them would be bad karma, anyway—you might as well do the right thing!

Beginning To Hear The Truth

The ear has long been a symbol of both hearing and truth—it is seen as a conduit for knowledge, and it is often associated with wisdom and insight.

listening to hear the truth

Therefore, it’s hair to associate ear adornments—i.e. earrings—as being connected to that concept. As such, to find earrings is to receive a spiritual message that you are open to hear the truth.

Earrings And Religious Beliefs

In Hinduism, the ear plays an important role in the religious experience.

It is believed that the ear is connected to the soul, and that by piercing the ear, one can create a direct path for sacred sounds to enter the body.

hindu jewelry

As a result, Hindus have a long tradition of ear piercing, which is typically done at a young age. For boys, the right ear is pierced, while girls have their left ears pierced. Eventually, though, both ears are typically pierced.

It is then common to adorn ears with beautiful jewelry.

Further Reading

Finding unusual trinkets is often a very human and emotional experience. So, it’s a nice topic for us to write about. As such, we’ve written several other articles talking about finding odd things here and there. Check out the following list for some related articles you might find interesting.

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