21 Clear Signs Your Third Eye is Already Open

Many people in the spiritual community are obsessed with opening their third eye.
They practice meditation, try supplements, essential oils, and psychedelics to activate it.
But what if I told you your third eye might already be open?

Maybe you’ve been feeling some light pressure between your eyebrows or subtle body sensations, maybe you’ve been having vivid dreams, or you have an increased energetic level, increased intuition, or even had an out-of-body experience? 

They say that your third eye makes you more in tune with your intuition and feeling your body, and it opens the door to your psychic and telepathic ability and might even signify a spiritual awakening.

Some also say negative things about it such as that it’s a scary feeling and could be dangerous.

It could be frustrating and overwhelming if you don’t have much knowledge about it. But if you do, it could be one of the most exciting experiences that happen to a person in life.

Do you think your third eye has been activated but you’re not really sure?

In this article, I will tell you what the third eye chakra is, the signs your third eye is already open, and what happens when it is open or opening.

Let’s dive in!

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The Truth About the Third Eye And How To Know If Your 3rd Eye Is Opening

There are lots of third eye horror stories out there and that’s why a lot of people get scared, but the third eye activation is not scary at all. It just helps connect our human body to source and to our spirit guides. 

Obtaining third eye activation for spirit communication is one of our most profound innate abilities. It is very useful if you nurture it by following spiritual practices.

There are lots of signs your third eye chakra is opening or already open. We will discuss all of that but first, it’s important to know the truth about the third eye chakra (if your only source is Tiktok, you’re definitely missing out).

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What is the third eye chakra?

The Ajna Chakra, also known as the Third-Eye Chakra, is the center of awareness, consciousness, and intuition. It is positioned in the middle of your head, between your brows (slightly above your physical eyes), and this is where your pineal gland is located.

“The third eye sees into the future. When it’s activated, awareness rises and we transcend to a higher plane. It drives us to transcend earthly desires and distractions.”

When a chakra is underactive, it indicates that it is having a blockage or the energy is not flowing.

When this chakra is blocked, you lose your imagination, feel disoriented, and feel fearful about the world and life around you. 

If you want to have a better awareness of your surroundings and improve your intuition, it is vital that you open and balance your third eye chakra, this is also known as “third eye activation”.

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What Is The Pineal Gland And What Role Does It Play In Third Eye Awakening?

The pineal gland is a pea-sized gland located between your eyebrows. This gland is represented by the Ajna chakra. It is believed that unblocking or activating this chakra leads to the third eye awakening. Some people use essential oils to stimulate their pineal gland.

What does it mean when your third eye is open? 

When the third eye chakra is healed and awakened, you feel guided, intuitive, and free in your physical body.

“When the third eye is open, you can have clairvoyance, visions, and extrasensory perception.”

Messages are sent to you from higher consciousness or the spiritual realm via your subconscious. Without an open third eye, you will not sense them and will remain oblivious to these messages. 

The third eye opens the portal to the subconscious, allowing you to sense, speak with and receive messages and information from higher consciousness and other planes of awareness.

This information or knowledge is given to you for the benefit of the personal and spiritual progress of your whole being, as well as that of others’.

Third eye awakening allows us to see our own blind spots and comprehend ourselves. 

Before we can use the third eye to see beyond time and space, we must first use it to view ourselves.

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How to open your third eye safely? 

There are many ways to unlock the third eye. One option is to seek the services of a skilled and highly trained energy healer who will assist you in unblocking the chakras.  

Another option is to use meditation, essential oils, and visualization techniques.  Here’s a third eye meditation guide you can try at home or anywhere. 

Like most things, opening your third eye can also be dangerous if done wrong.

That’s why I recommend that you read this step-by-step guide on how to open the third eye fast and safely

Ready to learn the signs your third eye is already open? Let’s go!

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21 Signs Your Third Eye is Already Open

When your third eye opens, you will know. If you’re reading this, chances are it already is. 

To help you know for sure, here are some of the common third eye chakra opening symptoms.

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1: Pressure between your eyebrows

The third eye chakra is located in the middle between the eyebrows in what is also known as the ‘pineal gland’.

Third eye activation: when your third eye is activated, energy flows into the pineal gland causing some tingling sensation or pressure in that area.

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2: Headaches

This is one of the most common physical symptoms of third eye opening because it’s located near the crown chakra

Energy flows from your pineal gland through the back of your head and this increase in energy may result in frequent headaches.

3: Sharpened intuition

You may notice your intuition getting stronger and more accurate. What can happen? Maybe you declined a sale because the energy didn’t feel right and then a way better offer came.

Or maybe you sense a weird vibe from someone and then that person turned out to be a traitor.

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4: Having vivid dreams

Have your dreams been more clear lately? Maybe they seem to contain messages too?

For example, it could be about something in your past that needs to get resolved or healed to help you move forward.

The third eye lets you access your subconscious mind and use it for healing.

5: Lucid dreaming

Originally, traditional Tibetan dream yoga was a prequel to lucid dreaming.

You may think that it’s just a dream but it’s actually a different reality.

Buddhist monks are adamant that spirituality is the core of lucid dreaming because it brought the two worlds together.

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6: Being more conscious of what you eat

An open third eye can make you more sensitive to all the energies surrounding you, even the energies of the things you eat. 

For example, you may start to not feel good after eating meat because you feel its pain within your body and you may feel drawn to eating more whole, nutritious foods.

7: Developing more empathy

When your third eye awakens, you start to see that we are all one and that everyone is just doing their best based on their level of consciousness.

When someone does something, you understand where they’re coming from instead of reacting or judging them. You start understanding people and life on a whole new level.

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8: Seeing shapes and colors when you close your eyes

When we close our eyes, usually we just see darkness. When the third eye is open, you may see colors and shapes.

Since it’s the eye that can see past the material realm, the colors and shapes may be orbs from the spiritual realm or excess energy from your pineal gland.

9: You notice synchronicities

There have always been synchronicities in our lives but a person who isn’t awakened usually doesn’t notice them. 

Maybe you’ve been seeing an animal over and over again or you’ve been seeing angel numbers a little too often?

If you’re interested in angel numbers, you can read about the deeper meaning of angel numbers 12 12 and 1111, and 444.


10: Sensitivity to light and sounds

You may be turned off by places with bright lights or very loud music. You may also begin to hear things you never would’ve noticed before. 

This is because your senses are becoming more in tune with both the physical and spiritual realm. 

11: Lack of fear

There are so many fears that come along with the material realm because of how fleeting life seems here.

When your third eye opens, you become aware of the presence of multiple realities and that we don’t exist in only one. All of a sudden, it’s not so scary anymore. 

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12: A feeling of freedom

Just like the disappearance of fears, you may also feel a sense of freedom. Freedom from the desires of the ego and the realization that everything just is.

13: Gradual and continual change

You may begin to notice that your life is gradually changing. Your outer world is a direct reflection of your inner world. 

When your sixth chakra awakens, your perspective changes. Because of this, your outer reality changes too.

14: You gain telepathic abilities

This is one of the most exciting signs your third eye is already open. 

Here’s what can start to happen: you may begin to notice that you seem to know what’s going on in someone’s mind and then they confirm it through their actions. 

You may also feel it when someone’s thinking about you and over time, you may even learn how to send telepathic messages.

15: You become clairvoyant

While the physical eye sees the past and present, the third eye sees the future. You may begin to see visions of events before they occur or get warning signs about a place or event.

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16: Seeking a higher life purpose

As you are more connected with the source, you also become aware of your higher purpose. 

With your third eye open, you are more in tune with your guides and they will push you towards the right direction as long as you listen. 

17: Seeing beyond the obvious

You see through things that people normally wouldn’t notice. For example, you can spot lies or sense the real intention of someone that other people would not have noticed.

18: Increased creativity

We have two brains, the creative brain and the logical brain. Society favors logical thinking more than creative thinking and because of this, most people have dulled their creativity. 

An active sixth chakra helps you get back with your creativity.

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19: Astral projection

Astral projection is a more advanced sign of an open third eye. 

As I have mentioned, there are multiple realities. Being able to have this out-of-body experience means you have the ability to shift realities and go to the astral plane. 

This is an amazing experience but it could be dangerous if not done right. Here’s a complete guide on how to astral project so you may do it in a safe way.

20: Your mind gets less connected to the ego

You become hyper-aware when your ego is in charge or if it’s your true self.

You will notice if you do the things you do because it makes your true self happy or if it’s merely an egoic desire. 

21: Opening to a perception beyond duality

When your third eye is open, you go beyond.

You become present in both the spiritual realm and the material realm.

You become in tune with both your logical and intuitive abilities. 

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Can your third eye open by itself?

Yes, it is possible that your third eye opens without you trying to open it. For some people, it usually comes along during their spiritual journey. 

How long does it take to open your third eye?

There is no set time frame on how long it takes. Some people take a few days, weeks, or even years. Be patient and don’t try to force it.

How to close your third eye?

If you think that the vivid dreams and psychic abilities are too much for you, you can close your third eye by doing a third eye meditation. Visualize your third eye transferring its energy towards the other chakras and eventually closing.

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Well, those are the 21 signs your third eye is already open. I hope you enjoyed this article and learned something from it.

There is a lot of information out there about what happens when you open your third eye. 

A lot of it might scare you, but when you know the truth, all those fears will melt away. You will realize how amazing it actually is.

Having an active third eye chakra not only opens your eyes to new perceptions of the world, it also helps you see within yourself. 

You can use this to access your subconscious, to shine a light on your shadows, and commence a healing.

If you want to know more about yourself, I recommend taking this free numerology report and this free soul reading. 

Getting to know oneself is a lifelong journey and the more you know, the better you will be at fulfilling your higher purpose.

Are you experiencing any of the symptoms or signs your third eye is already open? I’d love to hear about your third eye opening experience in the comments!

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Breech Mae

Breech Mae

Breech is a freelance creative whose passion lies in writing about spirituality, the law of attraction, and the metaphysical realm. She combines her experiences and research to share knowledge about these concepts. Read more articles by Breech here.

This Post Has 27 Comments

  1. Pat

    My son saw my Third eye open above my right eye! It scared him! Has anyone else seen this?

  2. emma

    I randomly came across this page and found all these signs relateable! But I’m not even a teenager yet, and I’m almost scared of what this may mean since I have only experienced everything except the opening of a third eye, and the angel numbers. If anyone has any answers, please let me know!

    1. EyeSeeYou

      Keep going Emma, your Eye is open. You’re just may be a Blue Crystal Baby. Go watch Jamal Rashad White on YouTube.

  3. Maria

    Not sure if mine is open but maybe is not that strong or if open then closes. The reason I say that is because. I am sensible to light and sounds and i have headaches. Sometimes I see rainbow colors were there a light or I see shadows. Not all the time.

    1. Julia Lundin

      Magical, thanks for sharing! Sending you lots of love and blessings 💕

      1. Tris

        Thank you for sharing!

  4. Albert Baird

    Very informative. I have many of those symptoms.
    What is bothering is the internal throbbing of the third area during meditation, and there is a distinct pressure connection like a cord between the third eye area and the forward motion of my hands that I have to repeat for three or nine times before something in me changes to a different motion of my arms.

  5. Chad

    It’s crazy when I was 4 or 5 I remember being upstairs in my room it was like I was sleeping but fully awake I was in a crib next to the window. I looked out the window and I seen a bunch of eyes looking at me big and small then one giant eye appeared and open looking directly at me, my family has been into witchcraft and I do believe my eye was open along time ago because I can see energy coming off of people, I’ve had connections with spirits, dreams are vivid almost real, sometimes half my body is hot and the other half it’s cold, I here high pitched ringing more often over the past few years… not sure if im going crazy or what ,when I close my eyes I see flashes of light and its almost like I’m moving threw my mind at high speed is the best way to describe it

    1. Nidhi Sohanpal

      What kind of high pitched ringing sound do you here? Is it always there all the time? (The sound). I have started hearing my heartbeat and it is annoyong ans i am very scared. I dont want this. Can you suggeat how to stop this?

      1. Giovanni

        I am having the same feeling.. i can hear snd feel my heart beats, and if i listened to audio wearing headphones.. i feel like the sounds gets directly to my heart.. i need to lower down the volume.

        1. Giovanni

          It started with headached after listening to brain hemisphere sycronization on youtube for a week..
          Woke up that my head is paining after listening and stop listening as my head is paining for 3 days, then i feel shivering cold for days.. i tried to counter it with showring cold water then i dont feel cold anymore and make me feel better.. but the headache is still there but slightly getting fade.

          I started to dream everynight more clear and involve the person i met in the past together lots of them..
          But now i can feel my heartbeat even my BP is optimal.. having hard time to sleep,

          Hey Breech, do you think my third eye is opening in this situations..
          Thanks for the reply.

  6. Connie

    After reading this, I’m not alone, I’ve been wanting to tell someone my experiences for years but in my head i get scared cause there look at me different I’m WITCH are came off WEIRD. For years i have Dreams where GOD will send me message are dreams that aware me, I’ve Dreamt I can’t remember until I’m walking into my daily life, and I’ve remembered that I Dreamt this before. I can sense bad vibes from someone and when I close my eyes, I see light and sometimes rainbow

  7. MG

    I have vivid sometimes recurring dreams,I’ve been dreaming all my days and im 50,lot’s of empathy and im a Christian,your 3rd eye is connected to the sacred secretion,you can learn about that topic on YouTube



  9. Subash

    This is happening to me.I am currently doing meditation and yoga.This is very powerful.When you close your physical eyes you can seek the truth. Thank you!

  10. Geng

    Experiencing almost all the signs given, since I was a child. I can even see spirits and feel what they feel. Sometimes seeing colors around a person. Been in astral projection, and been aware I am inside a “dream” where the place seems familiar and the people knows me and talked to me. They call me with a different name. I feel like I’m inside someone else’s body. Then waking up with feet with mud, sometimes bruises, scratches, or any physical signs that is connected to my dream. I even dreamt about catastrophes, then seeing that same dream happen after days/weeks. That happens a lot when I was a teen and just cry and heartbroken cause I can’t even do something to prevent all of that to happen. I am now in my mid-20s and still don’t know how third-eye works. And how to use it on a positive way. I’m scared.

  11. Sage

    What does it mean when you physically see a third eye on someone? This happened almost a year ago today, I was having a conversation with a friend at the time, and while staring into his eye while he spoke, a third eye appeared between his brows and disappeared within a flash. It left me speechless, confused and frightened in the moment. I never said a word of it to him and quickly left after. That night I looked up into the sky and realized it was a full moon. The full moon was in Libra, which is also my rising sign. I believe my spiritual journey and connection to higher self has grown exponentially in the last year after that night, but I’m still left with many question after seeing a third eye… and left wondering if anyone else out there has experienced something similar…

  12. Ellen

    I don’t know if my third eye is open or if it is opening but I’ve been able to see the future in my dreams. like I’ll dream of me and my sister going to the park and a couple of days later we would be going to the same park and wearing the same clothes. and my eyes have been really sensitive to bright lights. I’ve also been able to see what my friend is gonna say by her actions and I’ve been able to send a telepathic message. every day I feel a slight pressure and tingling in between my eyebrows. and I’ve had a lot of headaches when eat meat I can’t eat a lot because I will lose my appetite or I will just feel sick after. this is scary but I don’t know if my third eye is open or not.

  13. Lean

    I humbly believe there are several signs, but the order in which they appear is personal. In my case, at first I noticed pleasant fragrances, and when I realized that it couldn’t be some kind of “random hallucination” (you know something is happening but is not normally possible), it led me to investigate. When I accepted that logic is useful only on the logical plane of existence (you give in to this), number synchronicities followed, and I decided to do yoga. Finally, this practice led me to quit smoking, and it is true that when you feel symptoms such as tingling on your forehead, in your heart, on your head, and on your back, your creativity increases exponentially. I firmly believe that there is a higher reason for this, but the most important thing is NOT RIVALIZE. Whatever you do or are as a person, it is better not be a frivolous about this. And above all, for those who omit to talk about “social detachment” due to the fear generated by quit traditional canons (losing friends, partners and jobs, basically) I tell you to TRUST IN THE PROCESS. For believers, trust in your GUIDES, (those little sparkles) that they know what they are doing. Good luck!

    1. Julia Lundin

      Magical, thanks for sharing Lean!

  14. Jen jen

    Clairvoyant simula nung na overdose ako sa drugs noon aftr non sobrang depression anxiety pnag daanan ko tpos nalagpasan ko yun after nun lahat ng dreams ko ngyyri in future. Tapos mgaling nako makakilatis ng tao. Naiisp ko na agad anong tao sya naiisp ko agad ung problema na hndi maisp ng iba. Nakakkita na din akong ng spirits natatakot nga ko e lagi e 🥲

  15. I used to sometimes see shapes and colors when I closed my eyes and I kinda want to try and open my third eye, but I’m scared ¯\_ಠ_ಠ_/¯

  16. Giovanni

    I am having the same feeling.. i can hear snd feel my heart beats, and if i listened to audio wearing headphones.. i feel like the sounds gets directly to my heart.. i need to lower down the volume.

  17. Giovanni

    I am dreaming more clearly includes most of colleagues in comapnies i worked for long time.,

    Everything started in listening to brain hemisphere sycronization audio for a week.. one day woke up head is paining and shivering for 3 days.. i just counter it with showering ice cold then i started feeling better.. but headaches still there but lightly.. i can hear sounds thru the wall like whisper..

    My BP is optimal and I feel my hearbeat like palpitation even i am not coffee drinker.
    Is my third eye opening what i need to do.. thamks

    1. Julia Lundin

      You’re welcome! Sending you lots of love and blessings Giovanni💕

  18. Eugene

    I remember in 2019 I am commercial driver when I was driven I saw a lady and her both legs was tied with a rope and my second look at her, I didn’t see what I saw that same day on my way I saw a tipper driver his face was like a lion’s face the same day at the bus terminal three women came to me and the younger one had three eyes I was amazed I looked at her she too looked at me. and started questioned me since then I never experienced it again

  19. Reality

    Hello, I am here on this earth as a earth angel called. Light worker. I am experiencing fast awaken and a matter of months and the closer I get to god and inner self awareness I am being thrown the biggest challenges in my life since the bestest challenge in my life first happened last yr when I my died after I shedded the ego 6 months ago I am lend closer to who I am and why my soul has chosen to come back in this human body form no matter how old it may be. But I don’t bend or break through my challenges and the 3d world keep handing me the hardest obstacles. I mainly study over night by decoding they time frame when my electric vibrations aren’t so high and my vibrations I study over nights and do not get tired like a sat night. My body been forcing me to fast and I am having a fast transformation. Is there any advice or studies or even opinions you can give me!! Thank you for your time.

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