Dreaming of ears suggests awareness of subtle information, rumours or intuition. Because we do not have to see what we can hear, the dream ear can depict information we have gathered without seeing it or being aware of it – in other words intuition. That is, impressions of things that are not obvious. This particularly refers to the ears of animals. See Intuition – Using It

Ears also refer to your ability to know what is going on around you out of sight, but particularly your skill in listening to what others are telling you. This might be literally about what they are saying in words, but also about what they suggest by who they are and how they are.

Ears can also suggest private things whispered to you, as in the example. But they can also be an erotic area when kissed or nibbled.

Example: James Mason and I are in the back seat of a car. I’m like Lolita. He’s very sexually attracted to me and tells me to change my clothes. He kisses me and pinches my left nipple. I’m sexually excited. I say, “But people can see.” An older woman is standing outside the car. He insists. I put on a pretty, brief pleated skirt with see-through lace seams and a turquoise velour top. He leans back in the car and says in a whisper in my ear, “Take off your panties.” I feel sexually excited. I do so. I get out of the car, noticing I can see flashes of my legs through the lace. He is possessive and demanding and I love it.

A dream might also at times indicate ear infection, as the following example.

Example: I continually have a dream that I have an earache. The pain in my dream is excruciating, then I wake up and there is no earache. Any ideas? Could I be grinding my teeth to cause this problem. S.

When questioned S said she did have a slight problem with a tooth at the back of her jaw on the same side as the dream toothache. Such tooth problems can lead to ear infections. So they are worth taking notice of, and one should check out ones health in the area.

Ear rings: They can often refer to the quality or otherwise of your hearing/intuition.

Example: In my dream I found a pair of earrings on the floor, found one first and then spotted the other.  I picked them up and had a good look at them.. they were shaped like strawberries and sparkled.. as if made of some kind of jewel.  I popped them into a box labelled “lost & found” up on a shelf knowing they would be claimed.

The dreamer gave an interpretation – My own thoughts on this is something I had lost, connected to my own inner hearing, that which enabled me to listen to my own intuition/Spirit. Berries being that they nourish ourselves from within so I have once again found something that will nourish my being on a deep level. DD

Idioms: An ear for; all ears; bend your ear; blow it out your ear; can’t believe my ears; cauliflower ear; coming out of our ears; cute as a bugs ear; ear candy; ear to the ground; pin back my ears; in one ear and out the other; play it by ear; reach one’s ears; flea/bug in the ear; gain the ear of; ears burning; long ears; lend an ear; music to my ears; having an earful; hear from; up to my ears; will not hear of; hearing things; silk purse out of sow’s ears; up to my ears; wet behind the ears.

Useful Questions and Hints:

If I am failing to hear something, what does the dream suggest it is about?

What am I hearing and what can I gather from that?

If I am picking up intuitions of things ‘out of sight’ what do they tall me?

See Using Your IntuitionTechniques for Exploring your DreamsCharacters and People in Dreams


-Anjelica 2016-11-07 17:09:41

I had a dream about the inside of my ear having a terrible infection that the tissue was decomposing and I could dig away the inside of my ear away.
I have been looking to pursue my major in medicine, is this a sign that this career is not for me?

-Paula 2016-10-25 10:39:19

I had a dream where i saw one ear with a silver crucifix earring (Jesus was on the silver cross). But it did not seem to be my ear that i saw it was someone else. I am religious, could this be telling me, that Jesus is talking to me or i need to listen to what people are saying to me?

-Cat 2016-04-11 9:58:49

I dream that large ears where all over my body and I was pulling them off. I had bad dreams but this one I make me sick every time I think about it.

-Starr 2016-04-10 9:39:26

Hi, I had a dream about my old primary school, I was there with some other old students in the summer researching these flies that feed from blood vessels in the ear. In the dream this was usually uncommon. However, I had them in mine, I checked purely from paranoia and there were seven resting in the shell of my ear and I was scared because they could move to my inner ear, which they later did while our teacher was trying to think what to do. I ended up slowly removing them one at a time with plastic tweezers and putting them (all a little damaged) into a jar so that the wouldn’t get out and I could later kill them. (never got to that point.)

-Nicola 2016-04-03 18:54:27

Hi I bad a Dream the other nite a fly or some sort of insect when into my ear could feel it going in woke up and felt quite uneasy bout it whst could it mean plz

-Wendy 2016-01-07 17:30:04

My college classmate and I was sitting on a bench. We were in the hallways of my old high school. My classmates wanted to whisper something in my ear, but instead he proceeded to passionately kiss my left ear. It felt so real. I could literally feel the wetness in my ear and gentleness fill with love and passion of his kiss. I pulled away and seductively he asked whether I want him to his my other ear. I told him no and I woke up. When I woke up, I could still feel the the wetness of my ear, but my ear was not wet at all when I touch it. I don’t get why I would dream about that classmate because we are not very close and I never had any feelings for him. It has being one year since I saw him in my school.

-Amber marie 2015-11-03 22:30:48

Had a very physical dream. I pulled two twigs from my left ear, I could feel them coming,out and I knew exactly where I,was. Set the twigs on the pillow beside me, then,continued dreaming as if I was actually awake(I got,up,and went,to,the,gas station). I then,proceeded to tell those around me what had happened as if I actually pulled the sticks out… really confused as to what this all means.

-Jo 2015-09-21 23:51:04

I had a horrible dream. Someone was cooking for children. It was stuff like eggs and toast. A kid started saying he wanted meat. The cook cut off his ear and fried it. I woke up nauseated and disgusted. What does this mean? I was not in the dream but just observing it.

    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2015-10-04 11:07:38

    Dear Jo – The way I understand your dream is that this is about remembering “a threat” that if you are not willing to conform to what others “eat” you will be punished for it.
    Eating is about satisfying your needs or ‘hunger’. This can be any area of need, such as emotional, mental, sexual etc.
    At this point of your life “the threat” is probably nothing more than a belief.
    Our dreams can graphically illustrate our beliefs and what influence they have upon our decision making, responses and relationships. The importance lies in the fact that many of our beliefs are unconscious. They were absorbed in childhood and often remain without any conscious evaluation. Dreams also tend to explore where such beliefs lead us, and what the outcome of holding them may be in certain circumstances.
    A way to change the dream and your belief could be to use Power Dreaming with the intention that even when all other children are eating eggs and toast you are allowed to have a need for meat. You could make your inner cook listen to and adjust to the needs of your (inner) life situation and make him meet your needs.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-encyclopedia/secrets-power-dreaming/
    Anna 🙂

-Becki 2015-08-30 15:10:10

I had a dream that my neighbor (who I have a slight crush on, but moved over a week ago) showed up at a party, sat down and wrapped his arm around me in a hug. He then covered my ears, presumably so I couldn’t hear the jeering from a bunch of other girls…I cannot for the life of me figure out what this means. Also, creepily enough, he just so happened to show up at his old apartment the morning after this dream.

-mk mahato 2015-03-17 14:08:24

last night i dreamed that i got a cut on right ear
what does it mean

-sharon 2015-03-05 12:17:21

I had a dream that my 3 year old grandaughter had ears like Buddah. She looked at me and tugged on her left ea rlobe she was happy

    -Anna 2015-03-09 9:51:52

    Sharon – I feel that you are looking at a young part (perhaps still merely unconscious) inside yourself, and intuitively you know that it will support you and make you happy.
    It is very well possible that you have recognized this part in your own granddaughter first, because young children are often still connected with their core.
    As children it is possible that we lose that connection with our core, when we for instance regularly receive the message that we are loved for who we are – like I am loved when I do not cry, or I am loved when I do not shout – rather than for THAT we are.
    See http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/love-of-self/
    I trust it will be helpful to read the entry about Budda and find your own associations Sharon.
    Please see http://dreamhawk.com/dream-dictionary/buddha/
    I wonder – and that is my personal association – if you received this dream because you take care of your granddaughter in some way and so the dream makes you aware how you are a wonderful support to her because you are in touch with deeper parts of yourself?

    Anna 🙂

-Richard 2015-02-16 5:17:53

I had a dream of a human floating in a toilet. I tried to flush it down but it over flowed and the ear fell out on the floor. Any idea what it means?

-kerry 2014-12-11 11:22:41

Had a dream a toddler was sitting next to me on the couch and she had no ear, was closed over.

-Melanee 2014-06-30 12:26:33

This is a little weird but, I had a dream about spirits and spiritual people. And one of the men in my dream told me he had a secret, but it was a stupid secret, as he was opening a door out of thin air and on the other side there was a dark room, but I couldn’t see the room enough to judge if it was mine or someone else’s.

Then he leaned into my ear and blew in it as hard as he could. It was so hard that I woke up and could still feel it so I pulled my ear away and covered it, wincing the whole time. I couldn’t fall back asleep afterwards I was so scared. Any interpretations?

    -James 2015-01-18 23:15:41

    I had a dream similar to this, I believe it was a spirit. But all I can remember is something going right up to my left ear and whispering slowly “I found you” or “I’ve got you”… And then I immediately had excruciating pain in my left ear. I don’t know what it means, but it freaked me the hell out.

      -NV 2015-06-13 4:31:29

      James, for whatever reason I immediately felt that you should look at spiritual attachments.

      Do you happen to have any acknowledgement of spiritual guides or active spiritual guidance in your waking life.
      This dream could be an indication of what force is actually present in your life and what their intention is clearly after. Considering your religious beliefs or practices when reading this.
      Little acknowledged metaphysical info relative to the physical body, the left is the “feminine” side and the right side is the “masculine” side (or as I see it the L = spiritual disposition, R= created disposition)

-Nancy 2014-04-08 16:38:04

I just want to know why I dreamed of lil creatures coming out of my ears, looked like they built metal spheres around them and then they came out of my ears, please I need an answear!

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