I grew up seeing centipedes as they were abundant in my mom’s garden. I’m not sure why there just seems to be one popping at different places at home.
Most often they were crawling in the garden or by the patio. But sometimes, I would also find them in different places or rooms at home.
I never really came to touch any of them by hand. The first time I picked up one, I got rashes all over and so it simply became my habit to crush them with my shoe or slipper, always being careful to never have any skin contact with them.
But now that I am writing about the spiritual meanings of things and animals, I’m filled with guilt over the number of centipedes I crushed growing up.
My painful rashes brought by touching a centipede back then weren’t enough reason to kill each I see, especially since they may be heaven’s way of telling me something.
This is why I am writing this article, as a way of making people aware that centipedes that we see serve a purpose. They may be heaven’s way of telling us various messages.
What Does a Centipede Symbolize?
Centipede symbolizes balance in our lives. Just look at those legs this insect has and how each seems to be carrying enough weight to ferry the body of the centipede around.
This is much like what the centipede stands for. This is one of heaven’s ways of reminding us that with the right balance in life, we can do well and thrive.
There is no need for excesses or even extras as being able to balance things properly should be enough to get us a good life.
You may want to know how this applies to your life. For example, you may want to consider how many hours you spend working.
If you work hard enough but still find time to ensure good health and spend time working on relationships, then you will live a good life.
Balance is what you need to live a satisfying and full life.
Spiritual Meaning of Seeing a Centipede
Seeing a centipede is a reminder of the heavens’ protection.
The centipede is a predator who eats smaller insects and yet many of its prey can escape this centipede.
The centipede can also cause severe allergic reactions to people and yet many people are able to survive it.
When you see a centipede think of how the heavens have always protected you.
- How many times have you come close to danger?
- How many times have you experienced the feeling that you have lost all things?
And yet during difficult or dangerous times, you find ways to survive. This is because the ones above have always protected you.
Spiritual Meaning of Seeing a Centipede in House
Centipede in my room:
When you see a centipede in your room, then take this as a reminder from the heavens to respect other people’s private space and life.
The same can also be said for you, which means the centipede you find should remind you to respect your personal space.
- If you are always sticking your nose in other people’s business or asking too personal questions: then consider the centipede as a reminder to be respectful of other people’s private life.
- If you are always oversharing about your life: such as posting every single thing or thought on social media, or sharing the most personal details to anyone you just met, then stop.
The heavens are reminding you to be respectful, too of your personal space and private life by not sharing every detail of your life.
Centipede in the kitchen:
When you see a centipede in the kitchen, then this is a warning that some of your blessings may be taken away.
The heavens are likely displeased with how you have been handling your blessings. Perhaps you have been wasteful of the blessings you received or too stingy that you ignore others who are in need.
Spotting a centipede at home in your kitchen could be a rebuke from the ones above.
You may have not been a good steward of your blessings, which is why the heavens are thinking of taking some away from you.
Centipede in the bathroom:
When you see a centipede in any of the house bathrooms, then this is a sign from the heavens to be content with your body.
You may be experiencing some body issues, thinking that you are too fat, short or thin, and unattractive.
Perhaps you are unhappy with some body parts like your nose, hair, or legs and contemplating getting surgical enhancements.
If this is the case, let the centipede you find in the bathroom remind you that you are enough. Your looks are good enough for the ones above.
Centipede at my front door:
Seeing a centipede in your front door signifies that an unwanted guest is coming in.
Someone will be visiting you soon and sadly, you do not enjoy this person’s company.
It could be an old friend who you already outgrew but still drops by now and then. The visitor could be a family member or in-law whose attitude you can’t stand.
Whoever this person is, the heavens are telling you ahead of time of his or her impending visit and to be mindful of your manners as well.
Centipede in my clothes:
When you see a centipede in your clothes, then this is also a sign from heaven to take care of your body.
This is a reindeer that you only have one body and abusing it by means of vices or lack of sleep can cause the body or any of its body parts to break down.
Ask yourself how well you care for your body when you see a centipede in your clothes at home.
Think of your weight, the food you eat, the sleeping hours, and anything that makes your body healthy as this centipede carries this spiritual message.
Spiritual Meaning of Seeing a Centipede in House
1) Stop judging people
Centipedes you find at home may also be heaven’s way of reminding you to stop judging people.
If you are one of those people who are quick to jump to conclusions about people or stick your nose to other people’s affairs to quickly make an opinion, then the heavens may want you to stop doing this.
The centipede at home is a reminder to never judge a book by its cover.
The heavens don’t like it and you wouldn’t like it either when people do this to you.
2) Change your environment
If you see a centipede at home and are having a hard time focusing on work or are so far off from your goals, then you may want to make changes to your work environment.
The centipedes in this instance symbolize the obstacles to your productivity.
Changing your environment such as the room, or spot where you work may be the key to increasing productivity.
3) Rely on your intuition
If you are the type to think things over and over before making a decision or seek everyone’s counsel first, then the centipede you see at home is a sign from the heavens that you need to use your intuition.
It doesn’t mean that you should not think things thoroughly, but what the heavens are telling you is to use your intuition many times as they can be trusted too.
4) Face the problem
The centipede you see at home could be a sign from the ones to stop running away from your problems.
This is likely because you do not face the problems head-on most of the time and instead pretend that they did not exist.
The heavens want to remind you that you do not need to run away as the ones above have given you enough strength to face whatever life challenges are thrown at you.
5) You may regret something
The centipede you see may be a signal that you soon will regret something you did.
The regret may stem from something you did some years back or just recently. It will give you sleepless nights and make you wonder what else you could have done.
The regret will occupy your mind for some time until you are ready to forgive yourself.
6) A small blessing coming soon
The centipede you spot at home could also stand for a small blessing you will be receiving soon.
It’s nothing expensive or life-changing but you will find it nice nevertheless.
It could be an unexpected gift like a concert ticket or a chance to meet up with a very old friend. This blessing is something that will make you feel really good.
7) Beating competition
When you are in a competition against someone, and you see a centipede then be happy. This is a sign from the heavens that you will be beating a rival.
This could be a rival at work, an elected position, or an old-childhood rival. And you have been working on beating this competitor for some time now.
Is Seeing Centipedes a Bad Sign?
Seeing centipedes is not necessarily a bad thing or a sign of awful things to come.
Sometimes seeing them means the heavens want to remind you of an important lesson or a sign of good things to come.
Before you leave, read the spiritual meaning of finding ants in house.
Many people are scared of centipedes just as I was when I was young.
But when you see one, focus on the possible spiritual message of the centipede because they are likely sent by the heavens for a very good reason.
My name is Joanna Silva and I am a mormon girl. However, I also have knowledge about spirituality and dreams. I hope you clarify all your doubts with my article, where I expose all my valuable knowledge.