Have you ever heard that the itching of your left or right hand has some meaning or carries a hidden message? My grandmother used to be very superstitious and talked about the itchy palms daily; however, it always worked for her. So I often wondered if it was really just a coincidence, a superstition, or if she was doing some magic. She knew exactly that she would either receive the money or spend it without anyone ever telling her anything.
Usually, itchy palms are associated with receiving or spending money, which was her case. So, what does it mean when your left or right hand itches? How much truth is there to this superstition?
What does it mean when your left hand itches?
“My left palm began to itch; the postman will bring a cheque in two to three days,” my grandmother said. Her pension came on the 10th of every month, and her left hand began to itch one to two days before that. But that’s not all.
She loved doing crosswords in magazines or newspapers that involved money or material winnings, such as mobile phones, kitchen equipment, toys, or pet food. Every time her left hand began to itch, she knew she had won because it was already past her pension cheque. And a few days later, she found out that she had won!
I remember very clearly that when her hand itched, she used to smirk because she tended to scratch her hand to make the itch go away. She mentioned several times that she couldn’t make the itch go away, or else it would repel the money or whatever else was on its way to her.
So, the palm of your left hand is associated with the receipt of money. If you feel the itching in the center of your left palm, the greater the money you get. If you feel itching around your fingers, the amount will not be that large.
What does it mean when your right hand itches?
The itching of the palm of your right hand means the exact opposite. You either have to pay for something, lose money, or some unexpected expenses may arise.
The Internet is full of arguments that the right hand actually means that you will receive money; however, this is not true. If your right hand itches, you will give money away, lose it, or something unexpected for what you will have to pay for will occur. This is because the right hand is most often used for paying (for giving money away.) And when you pay, you logically give the money away. Of course, not everyone pays with their right hand, but it has been a custom for centuries that people predominantly pay with their right hand.
If your right palm is itchy, you can scratch it. There is a good chance that you will get rid of what you should have paid, so you won’t have to pay for anything.
Not everyone believes in superstitions, the supernatural, or mysteries. And it’s understandable. However, I have talked to many older people (especially in Europe) who have similar experiences and believe that itchy palms predict receiving or spending money. Maybe it’s because the older generation was more in touch with themselves and nature and believed in the “invisible.” Who knows!
The next time your left or right palm is itchy, write down the date of the itching in your notes and see if it actually worked for you in the following days. This is probably the best way to check if it actually works for you or not.
So what are your thoughts on this? Do you believe that this is just a superstition that is not based on truth, or is there something deeper behind itchy palms that we cannot logically explain? Be that as it may, it works for me personally (Just like it did for my grandmother) and when my left palm itches, I get paid. And if the right palm itches, I will pay for something shortly.
Please remember that if your hands itch excessively on a daily basis, it may not be a superstition but the symptoms of some disease. Therefore, it is always good not to underestimate such symptoms and contact your doctor.