Ever wondered if there is more to wearing earrings than beauty, fashion, style, and trends? And is there a spiritual meaning associated with wearing earrings?
Because even if you don’t think of yourself as being spiritual, you may have questions about different things that humans have made normal and what other meanings they possibly carry.
Today, we address one of these subjects, letting you in on everything you need to know about the spiritual meaning or symbolism around wearing earrings. So, let’s get right into it!
Significance and Meaning of Wearing Earrings
1. Beliefs of the East
One of the most interesting accounts on the significance and the meaning associated with wearing earrings originates from the East; it pertains to something known as the Karn Phul, meaning ‘flower in the ear.’ Traditionally, the Karn Phul or earrings were worn to serve not just as decorations but also as a talisman. This belief that combines the two qualities of the earrings is one of the most popular ones that live on to date.
Worn as ornaments, earrings are quite effective in accenting and complementing different facial features, paying attention to our best facial features. Then you have the large earrings that are popular with married women as a symbol of the woman’s status. And by adding more earrings and decorations, it is said that a woman would be attracting and bringing in more good to their home.
2. Floral earrings
From ancient times, the earrings that are designed like flowers remain the most popular style of earrings because of what they represent. The floral earrings are believed to symbolize spiritual perfection, youth, tenderness, innocence, and even simple-mindedness. According to ancient beliefs and texts, these are the qualities that represent the main attributes of a woman, or rather, a woman’s character.
But that is not all – the floral earrings are also believed to have the power to protect the woman wearing the earrings from negative energy or the influence of negative energy. This belief system stems from the belief that the bright, shiny things take on the negative energies, which means that when a woman wears ornamental earrings or jewelry, her beauty is protected from evil eyes.
3. Astrology – Earrings are associated with success in business and healing
Here’s an interesting piece of information to note about earrings, specifically the earrings worn by women from the East – it is said that a woman-owned between 29 and 30 sets of jewelry, and she had specific earrings for each lunar day. The earrings may be different depending on the woman’s planetary sign. And though it is possible for a woman to wear earrings every day of the week, in the world today, astrologers believe that the earrings denoted or would ensure healing and success to the woman who wears the earrings.
For women who believe in astrology, one would wear different meaningful earrings daily.
- Earrings are worn on Monday (day of the moon) are made of amazonite, crystal, pearls, or the lunar stone.
- For Tuesday (or Mars’ Day), ideal earrings would be made of materials like red jasper, amethyst, coral, or diamonds.
- Wednesday (Mercury Day) earrings would be made of pearls, agate, rock crystal, chrysolite, or carnelian.
- For Thursday (Associated with Jupiter), the ideal earrings are made of lapis lazuli, sapphire, kyanite, blue turquoise, or marble.
- On Friday, which is a day believed to be in harmony with the planet Venus, the ideal jewelry worn would include the options made of jade, beryl, seawater-colored turquoise, spinel, and pearls, on occasion.
- Saturday is associated with Saturn, and in astrology, earrings worn to appease this planet are made of gemstones like malachite, topaz, onyx, or jasper.
- Sundays are associated with the sun, and the ideal jewelry options are made of diamonds, chrysolite, ruby, or garnet.
But that is not all. If you want to experience the healing properties of the earrings, you’d have to carefully pick the gemstones that go on the earrings.
4. Healing properties of earrings/ gemstones tied to astrology
If you are struggling with your health, and have pain from inflammation, say from overworking, night pains, or any other kind of injury, you may want to wear earrings that are made of gold and bedazzled with transparent stones.
But if you prefer silver earrings/ jewelry because it works best with your cool skin tone, we recommend opting for silver earrings with gemstones like agate, jade, jasper, lapis lazuli, or hematite.
5. The symbolism of the ear lobe
Now that you know about the spiritual meanings that are associated with earrings, what’s the meaning of the ear lobe? Well, for starters, we’ll note that the ear lobe is quite meaningful and symbolic, and since ancient times, it has been associated with having a high social status, and others believed that it symbolized spiritual development. While piercing of the earlobe is now widespread all over the world, it’s worth noting that getting the piercing on the earlobe is not only decorative but is seen as one of the best ways of staying protected from evil influences.
What about dreaming about earrings? Do such dreams have a special meaning attached to them? Well, here is a look at a few of these dreams and what they mean.
6. Dreaming of earrings
If you dream of earrings or see earrings in your dreams, it is believed to be a symbol of a new love relationship. Such dreams often say that there is a chance you have been longing for someone for a really long time, even though you are not in contact with that person. Unfortunately, knowing this is not enough to point you in the direction of a lasting and happy relationship because many of the people that you will meet after this dream may only seem trustworthy, even when they shouldn’t be trusted.
- Dream of you wearing earrings
This dream is interpreted differently but mostly associated with secrets and the possibility of you finding out the secret someone has been holding. Out of curiosity, you may end up asking around for things that may seem a tad intriguing to you, even when those things are none of your business. After you discover the secret, you will be tempted to put it out there, but you should not because you really shouldn’t be meddling in other people’s affairs.
The other interpretation of this dream is that this dream is a sign to remind you that you are on the right track, but you’d also want to find out what people think about you. You also need to talk less and listen more.
- Dreams about buying the earrings
If you have this dream, it is an indication of your desire to receive more affection from that special person that you love. Also, it means that you’d have to show affection to the people you love, especially if you wish to get the same love back.
- Dreams of gold earrings
This is the perfect sign for you because it is interpreted to show that your dreams and heart’s desires will come true. The gold earrings are also believed to have the power to solve severe problems, with the dream believed to also show you that other people actually acknowledge and appreciate your efforts. This dream also shows that you could be or you could find an influential person who would bring you joy.
- Earring Gift Dreams
If you dream of seeing or receiving earrings, it could mean that you are about to receive some good news; for example, you may get a job offer, more benefits at work, and just more luck or help with your finances.
But if you are gifting someone the earrings, it means that you finally understand the reasons why you were at odds with that person from the beginning, which would mean that you’re trying to make up for a mistake.
- Pearl earrings in dreams
This dream warns of pregnancy or maybe passing exams – this is because pearls develop in a shell, almost the same way as a fetus that develops in the mother’s womb.
If you are wondering about the meaning of earrings and dreams about earrings, we hope that this article gives you the desired answers.
Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.