Ouranophobia is the fear of heaven or the sky. The origin of the word ourano (a.k.a. urano) is Greek (meaning heave) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear). Ouranophobia is considered to be a specific phobia, which is discussed on the home page. Ouranophobia is also called Uranophobia.
Symptoms of Fear of Sky
Those who truly possess an excessive fear of having an accident will often exhibit some of the following symptoms:
- Excessive sweating
- Dry mouth
- Being overly cautious
- Heart palpitations
- Inability to speak
- Becoming angry
- A feeling of detachment from reality
- Uncontrollable shaking
- Feelings of unsteadiness
Story of a person with Fear of Sky (ouronophobia)
I never really noticed my “ouronophobia” until I was about fourteen years old. When I did discover my fear I couldn’t tell anyone because when I tried I would go into a anxiety attack. The way I discovered my fear is one day I was sitting outside looking at the sky, all of a sudden it scared me! I felt/feel like I am trapped in a bowl. It’s not that I am even scared of the sky, I just feel like I am trapped in this bowl! It sounds like non sense, but it really does cause me to have anxiety attacks. When I do tell people about my fear it’s really hard to give all the details because I cannot think to hard about it and picture it without going into an anxiety attack. So far I have not gotten any treatment. No one knows of my phobia other than my mom and boyfriend. Soon I will be going to my counselor to attempt to discuss everything! Hopefully then I can pan everything out and figure out WHY I am scared like this.