Gecko Spiritual Meaning – What Does Seeing This Lizard Actually Mean?

by Alan Young

The Gecko spiritual meaning, and just the symbolism of animals in general is something which has been known and connected to for thousands of years.

In a modern world, it is easy to misperceive the animal queen and kingdoms as separate to us.

We are so used to eating animals, using them for our will, and taking from them for resources or new spaces to live that we have forgotten the true essence which connects us.

This essence is the spiritual and energetic qualities within.

We are all connected, earth herself and all her living organisms contained are part of one great interconnected whole.

In ancient times, shamans and other types of mediums, healers and medicine men and women recognized the connection we have to animals.

They also were aware we could look to them for healing, insight, and self- discovery.

Each animal is said to have a specific energy.

Each animal species has their own symbolism, spiritual and grounded qualities we can learn from and work towards embodying, either physically or energetically for our own evolution and growth.

In this article, we will be looking solely at the spiritual meaning of the Gecko.

Gecko Spiritual Meaning

Gecko Symbolism

Firstly, it is important to note that if a gecko has drawn your awareness your subconscious mind may also be directing you to the energetic symbolism of the lizard.

This is because the gecko is a lizard.

In terms of spirit animals and their symbolism, lizards are usually most recognized, also appearing as messengers for wisdom and insight.

This means that if the gecko has appeared in your life you are most likely being sent the symbolism of the lizard too.

Gecko’s And Dreams.

The main theme with the gecko or lizard appearing in your life is to be aware of your dreams.

Your dreams and visions are paramount now, or should be. It is in dreams where we receive insight and messages from our subconscious.

Dreams can be used as tools from our soul, spirit, higher self, psyche, subconscious yearnings, or deepest intuition and ‘knowing.’

The purpose is always to align us in some way, point us in the right direction, offer direct wisdom through symbolism or dream messages, and bring to light some hidden aspects of our subconscious or part of self we are hiding, or repressing.

Gecko And Visions

Your visions are equally as important. Have you ever created a vision board?

If the gecko appears in your life it is being suggested that you should create a vision board, or if you already have one but have been neglecting it, to re-establish it as a centerpiece in your room, office, or personal creative or sacred space.

Vision boards are powerful outlets for manifestation, representing your goals, heartfelt desires, and intentions, dreams, aspirations, and life path or purpose in some way.

Why do the gecko and lizard symbolize dreams and visions, you may be wondering?

In short, they are able to move between different dimensions and worlds. Their agility, connection to the earth, ability to move fast and regenerate themselves equate with their unique energetic meaning.

If you watch a gecko in movement, it appears as if they jumping from dimension to dimension. They flow like sound waves, in harmony with the more subtle levels of physical being.

This quality in itself has strong links to the subconscious realms.

There is also a strong element of spiritual protection. Geckos are agile, adaptable and flexible- they can move out of harm’s way instantly and spontaneously.

Gecko Spiritual Meaning – Facing Fear 

If this spirit animal keeps popping up in your life, or if you feel a particularly strong resonation with the gecko, then you could be being shown a number of things.

Facing fear is one of these. Have you become stuck in repetitive or destructive cycles?

Are you letting fear take over your life and block your true self, or true path to greatness, self- evolution or success?

Are you allowing insecurities, fears and ‘lower- levels’ of thinking and consciousness to replace your dreams, visions and aspirations?

The gecko can help you overcome this if you are willing to put in the work.

Simultaneously, if you are already on a spiritual path, in your own personal alignment, and living out your soul purpose or highest potential in some way, the appearance of the gecko is reminding you that you are strong and fearless; you can overcome anything!

Remain committed to your goals and dreams, and remember to connect to spirit, dreamworld, and your subconscious through meditation and other related channels and activities.

Just like the gecko, you too can access other dimensions and planes of consciousness.

Interesting fact! ~ Did you know that many animals in the wild consciously choose to eat the world- famous mushroom, Fly Agaric?

Upon consumption, they become transported into another world, a world we would call mystical and magical, with vastly heightened senses and intuition.

If you are finding it less than effortless to imagine the energetic nature of the gecko who can regenerate themselves and merge in between worlds, just envision a reality with a small amount of Fly Agaric in one’s system!

Gecko Spiritual Meaning

If the gecko is your spirit animal or keeps popping up to show you messages, you are being asked to become in tune with your intuition. You are also being asked to protect yourself, perhaps by putting up better boundaries or strengthening your aura- the protective energetic bubble which surrounds you.

Geckos are highly adaptable and agile as previously mentioned, meaning that they have a certain freedom about them to move around at will.

In your own life this can translate physically, by creating more freedom for yourself and changing environments or certain structures in play; or emotionally and spiritually by healing yourself and letting go of old patterns and cycles of thought, belief and behavior.

Spiritually, the gecko represents incredible healing and cleansing qualities due to its regenerative powers.

This animal literally has the ability to shed its skin in a cyclic manner, disposing of the old and making space for the new.

Lizards can even grow back their own limbs! (Specifically, the tail.)

This has incredible significance when looking to the spiritual meaning of the lizard and gecko.

The association here is reincarnation, a complete restart on a physical, mental and spiritual level.

Regeneration allows these animals to adapt to any physical environment, any situation or reality which keeps them ‘stuck,’ and change for a new beginning.

The same is true and can be applied for us humans. 

Change is key when the gecko (or lizard) makes its way into your life.

There are a number of different manifestations which may be occurring, but the main element is that some part of your life has become stuck in a repetitive cycle.

Change is near.

If you are willing to let go, release parts of yourself or physical reality which no longer serve you, and put in the energy, hard work and dreaming (manifesting) necessary to see great change in your world; you can finally outgrow the things, people, places or stories which are holding you back.

Various associations of the Gecko:

  • Rebirth
  • Regeneration
  • Growth
  • Renewal
  • Transformation
  • Evolution
  • Letting go of the old
  • New beginnings
  • The completion of karmic cycles
  • New chapter

Seeing Geckos in Dreams

If a gecko makes its way into your dreams you could be being sent a number of messages and signs.

Any of the energetic qualities and spiritual meanings of the gecko could be present, so the best way to determine the dream message is to do some soul- searching and inner work.

Self- reflection can help you determine exactly what it is you need to outgrow, change or adapt to.

Simultaneously, if there are things you have been repressing or pushing down, the gecko can help you bring these to the surface with his insight.

Potential Gecko Dream Interpretations & Messages:

  • A situation is outdated and stuck on repeat. Break the cycle and let go, engaging in healing in the process.
  • Your life has become automatic, like it is on autopilot. Slow down and look at what or who might be preventing you from living to your highest potential, following your dreams or stepping into a new path.
  • Pay attention to your dreams and visions. There are deep pearls of wisdom and insight in your dreams- both real dreams in sleep and your intentions and aspirations.
  • Listen to your intuition or seek to develop it. Your intuition is the key to achieving your goals and dreams, or to beginning a new path and moving forward.
  • Let go of the past! Find teaching in your follies and keep your memory strong, however don’t let past pains, hurt, regrets or emotions keep you from your true self and real path.
  • Learn to adapt. Be flexible, agile and fearless in your desires and soulful visions. Your physical reality is not a box, it is a circle!
  • A time of renewal, rebirth and regeneration is in order. Transformation and change are coming.
  • A new chapter is about to begin. First, you need to look to your past and your shadow, and heal and let go.
  • There is an aspect of yourself which needs to be shed, like the skin of the gecko. Magic is achievable, yet first you must believe and be willing to lose the parts of you you have clung on to for so long. Change comes with sacrifice, but this sacrifice is only for your highest self and seeks to serve your best interests.
  • Be open to new opportunities and ways of being. New experiences can be attracted into your life now, if you are open to them.
  • A spiritual or energetic resurrection, death and rebirth is in order. Be prepared!

‘Gecko Medicine:’ Working with the Energy

Finally, the gecko medicine is a holistic representation of the associations, symbolism and spiritual meaning of this fascinating creature.

You can, therefore, work with the energy of the gecko for optimum and life-changing results.

Start to introduce gecko or lizard symbolism into your home, or visualize the gecko during meditation.

Through visualization, set your intention to connect to the energy of the gecko, further embodying his healing powers through conscious breathing and imagery.

You may also feel aligned to expand to sit in shamanic ceremony, and connect to the subtle planes of existence through transcendental meditation, song or sound.

Whatever your tool or channel, just remember that reality is a multi-dimensional experience.

You can receive the energetic qualities of the gecko through connecting to your own inner spirit and merging with the spirit, or consciousness, of the gecko.

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Michael Titilayo April 1, 2020 - 9:25 am

Thanks for the interpretation.i feel relieved.

Pamela April 6, 2020 - 5:31 pm

This was somewhat helpful . Thank you i was kind of feeling like the gecko was tormenting me. I last had an encounter 5 years ago and from no where they reappeared this week on quite regular intervals…

Sergey Slipchenko April 21, 2020 - 9:50 am

Thank you for such a comprehensive article.

Rowena Angon August 31, 2020 - 7:03 pm

Hi to the author..I have just seen a gecko last night.As I read your article, I have noticed that maybe itโ€™s true,but still I really really want to know more why this gecko keep showing in my life.Please pm me on messenger.
Rowena Rameri Angon

Obiekwe john ikechukwu January 2, 2021 - 7:59 am

Me too it keeps coming to me any were I go I see it

Svitlana January 28, 2021 - 3:43 am

Really an amazing message Just on time for me . Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™

Alan Young January 28, 2021 - 9:57 am

You’re welcome ๐Ÿ™

Maya April 25, 2021 - 3:44 pm

Thank you for this article! I live in southern Mexico now, which means I live with geckos in the house ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’– I’ve been studying creature spiritual symbolism for many years, so I’m familiar with their medicine, yet, one almost fell on my head last night and then again, this morning(!) so, I want to search more and learn more. Which led me here. This explanation is so very helpful. Spot on to what I’m experiencing in life right now. Thank you again! And I didn’t know they shed their skins. ๐ŸŒ€๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Izzy February 24, 2022 - 5:59 am

I have never dreamed about a gecko before, but today I saw lots of blue gecko jumping on me and my child in my dream. As much as I would run away from the very sight of them if I were awake, surprisingly I was calm but my daughter wasn’t. Few things that’s bothering me though is that I wasn’t scared, I didn’t try to shake it off and I didn’t try to help her take them off either.

Ayo jay September 1, 2020 - 10:21 pm

What does seeing a dead wall gecko mean?

Kylie February 28, 2021 - 1:29 am

Thank you for the information.
I had a gecko appear today at my kitchen window. I took its presence as a sign that I have made the right choice to move to a new town. Where I am moving to is subtropical and the geckos are found there in abundance. This is first one I have seen at my current address…I better start packing ๐Ÿคฃ

Eva November 29, 2021 - 9:06 pm

There was a gecko in my room last night this is exactly what I needed to hear

Maxwell Ekwa December 22, 2020 - 8:59 pm

Thanks you so much for this insightful interpretation to the meaning of reappearance of wall gecko, honestly i feeel relieved now because i’m always having this creatures appearing to me even inside my room. I get scared of that creature a lot, at times i chase it away, but right now i’m relieved as to the meaning. I wish i attract back all the wisdom and good fortunes i have been ignorantly chasing away or attacking. Amen.

Nosabata Mampofu March 1, 2021 - 12:26 pm

Thank you I had a good spiritual lesson about the Lizard, I want to learn more

Atarah7.0 April 13, 2021 - 10:17 pm

I sat in the back yard to meditate on what I want from the Universe! I normally sit by one of our trees and make Libation there also. Low and behold I happened to look up and saw this Gecko in the tree looking at! So, I sang the Schema to him, it hung out with me; perched on the lip of the hole in ๐ŸŒณ;that leads into his home. And found myself talking to the Gecko…lol funny, it was like talking to the one tv; only he did not talk back! I felt as if he was communicating with me.
Letting me know everything will be alright! Change is COMING!!! Got me a new friend!!!

Alan Young April 26, 2021 - 7:58 pm

That’s amazing, thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™

Nkem April 17, 2021 - 11:04 am

I almost cried when I read this. Every single day for the last nine days, a different gecko has appeared in my home, including I just moved 3 days ago and even in the new home. Wow! Getting my vision board together. Shukran

Alan Young April 26, 2021 - 8:04 pm

That’s Amazing, thanks Nkem for sharing ๐ŸฆŽ โค๏ธ

Lewis May 28, 2021 - 10:09 am

Wow, Alan This was the most comprehensive explanation for a spirit animal I’ve ever come across!

Fantastic work! And thank you for sharing your light so I can see clearer.

AKACHUKWU COURAGE July 7, 2021 - 3:46 am

This is insightful!
No matter how many times I chase them, they still reappear. Just last night I saw Gecko’s in my dream, inside my bathing water. I became so mad that I could see them in my dream. Do you know I had to discard using the water, and almost immediately I woke up. Hence the search of its symbolism.

Thanks once more Alan Young!

Favour July 27, 2021 - 7:17 am

Thank you so much for this explanation, I found my self here wanting to know more about gecko and also the spiritual meaning because I was sitting with a friend just having drinks together, and all of a sudden a gecko fell on me and then close to my friend as well and ran off, I was so scared

Okoro Victoria Aghogho August 7, 2021 - 4:52 am

I saw a gecko in my room last night and I chased it out immediately and asked my neighbor to help me kill it because I’ve always be scared of it. Please will anything bad happen to me or my loved ones. This morning I decided to read about it

Angela August 22, 2021 - 6:50 am

Thank for this beautiful explanation. So deep & meaningful ๐Ÿ’œ i was in the park took of my running shoes for a yoga sequence, i saw a mini gecko enter my shoe he wouldn’t get out. It took my 30 min.

Grace G.M September 7, 2021 - 1:52 pm

Thank you for enlightening me..It’s Such a Blessing

linda HAYES September 24, 2021 - 12:52 pm

there is a gecko that was running around alive and well. it was here in the window. now few days later it is lying still and not looking well. it has changed positions and still i believe gecko is passing on. just would like to hear a thought or two from you.

Eniola Badmus November 3, 2021 - 8:39 pm

Wow! I’m completely moved with this info. I’ve been seeing gecko daily for as old as genesis but always thinking is bad omen. Just yesterday when I saw it appear again underneath my laptop, I almost freak out and started thinking negatively in tears. That was my real reason for coming online to google out how to prevent gecko from home. But instated, I stumbled upon the spiritual meaning of it.

Thanks a lot man!

Yolanda Comford December 7, 2021 - 12:53 pm

I saw several lizard type animals and they loosely resemble geckos except they are fat/wide looking and on their backs and as I walk through them one takes a partial nip/lunge but Iโ€™m not afraid and go on with my businessโ€ฆ

TruTru February 10, 2022 - 3:00 pm

There is one living in my roof. I am in tears after reading this. Every time I think in certain ways the Gecko makes a sound. I am trying to recover after finally escaping a 14 year relationship with a cover5 narcissist. This is the hardest ever time of my life.
Thank you for your post.

Okorie Franklin February 28, 2022 - 1:32 am

Am also touched by this article now,I just saw this gecko at my window this morning as I woke up so I cheased it out & prayed but as I want to study the bible,my mind just led me to search online about this before I found my self here.

MN Latoka April 11, 2022 - 6:37 pm

Thank you very much for elaborating on the meaning of a gecko, though I’m very much scared of it

STEVEN Harris April 30, 2022 - 4:40 pm

On April 30, 2022 I stepped out on my porch in the morning hours and witnessed a Geico lizard cross my path and I watched in amazement then it dawned on me this is a sign of a new beginning

Alan Young May 1, 2022 - 11:43 am

I’m so glad you got to witness that! It definitely sounds like it was a sign for something new. ๐Ÿ™‚

Moses Ola May 13, 2022 - 7:04 am

I see them anytime I’m confused of either to walk away and start a new life or endure…I understand now thanks for this article


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