Skip to Content

Your Left Hand Itching Can Mean Money Coming To You!

Throughout our lives, we are surrounded by superstitious beliefs. From breaking mirrors to carrying a rabbit’s foot, some of these superstitions bring bad luck, and some bring good.

When it comes to money, I bet we all wish we could have a bit more luck. Growing up, one lucky thing I learned about was that your left palm itching means money coming into your life.

How your itchy palms could mean money with hand out and lucky clover

Please note: This post may contain affiliate links, but at no additional cost to you. For my full disclosure policy, click here.

What Does It Mean When Your Left Hand Itches?

According to my wise young mother, the left hand itching meaning is: You are about to come into some money. 

Left to receive, right to give.

This good fortune you are about to receive could come in many different forms and amounts. 

You could find a shiny quarter on the ground or win the lottery for a billion dollars. The dresser you have been trying to sell online for the longest time could suddenly get an offer on it tomorrow, or you get an unexpected raise at work. The possibilities are endless, if you believe.

Of course, I wouldn’t make any rash life changes because of expecting money from my itching left palm, but this crazy superstition has worked out well for some. In one such case, is the story of Mary Shammas.

Mary Shammas won $64 million dollars in 2010. She was riding the bus home in Brooklyn, New York when she had a very itchy left hand. So, she got off the bus and went to buy a lottery ticket.

Her left palm was itching so much, she knew it must have meant something, and she was right! That night, she became a millionaire. According to Fox News, she won using her favorite lottery numbers, (5, 14, 17, 19, 24, & 25).

Money (3 Quarters) in Left Hand

On the other hand, my mother also let me know that the fortunate hand for each person is different. In order to know yours, you have to track what happens in the days after you experience your palms itching. 

Which hand itching do you believe is lucky?

 Also, it’s believed that you should have someone scratch that lucky palm with their opposite hand to enhance the fortune. Meaning, if your left hand is itching, you should have someone scratch it for you with their right hand. You can also increase your luck by scratching it against wood.

What Does It Mean When Your Right Hand Itches?

Now if your left hand is the fortunate one, then your right hand itching is the unfortunate symbol. 

Your right palm itching could symbolize that you are about to lose money. It can come at a time when your bills are due or new expenses pop out of nowhere.

This means your car could suddenly break down or your refrigerator isn’t running and you have to catch that repairman to fix it (Ha! Sorry I’m not very funny).

Whatever happens, a case of an itchy right hand means bad financial luck, unless it’s not your giving hand.

This is a good time to mention the importance of saving money for these turn of events. It’s simple to start a budget and create an emergency savings.

Abundance check sample with gold border
Before he was famous, the actor Jim Carrey wrote a check to himself for $10 million dollars for “acting services rendered” and dated it for 10 years later. Guess what happened after ten years? He received a movie role that paid him $10 million dollars! Check out these blank abundance checks if you would like to make your own.

What Do Itchy Palms Mean? (Medical Reason)

Are you superstitious? Based on a 2019 research study by YouGov, only about 1 in 4 Americans believe in superstitions, with most of them ranging from age 25 to 34. If you are not one of those superstitious few, itchy hands may simply just be itchy hands.

According to Healthline, itchy palms may also be a sign of:

  • Dry skin
  • Skin damage
  • Allergies
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Diabetes

However, if you’re experiencing an itchy left palm (or itchy right palm) and you are spiritual, it can mean something completely different. According to different cultures around the world, one palm itching symbolizes that you will receive money, and the other means you will lose money.

Do you believe in superstitions?

What Does Itching Mean Spiritually?

From a religious standpoint, there is also something to be said about this superstition. On the subject of itching hands, the Bible says that:

 “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.” – (Matthew 6:3 New International Version (NIV))

From this, one could assume that the right hand gives, and the left hand receives; However, another passage could be interpreted as the opposite:

“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” – (Isaiah 41:13 New International Version (NIV))

Maybe the right hand both gives and receives? The right hand itching could still mean good fortune for receiving money and also giving money out of benevolence. But, the left hand could mean losing money or giving money, but not in a charitable way.

In the Hindu religion, the Goddess Lakshmi symbolizes good fortune, wealth, fertility, and prosperity. When your left palm itches, people in India believe it means that the Goddess is leaving you. Therefore, right to receive, left to give. However, the meaning of the left hand itching is different for a female. The left palm itching is supposed to bring fortune for her, while the right hand itching means the female will lose money.

Maneki-neko cat to beckon money and elephant statue
These are some of the lucky figurines in my home. The cat is a Maneki-neko, a Japanese beckoning cat figure that I bought on my travels to Hong Kong. It is said to bring good luck to its owner.
I don’t know if that’s really true or just a coincidence, but I received a job offer that same week. You can buy a lucky cat here (there’s an assortment of lucky cat statues, jewelry, and even face masks!) The statues are also sold on Amazon here.

There is so much power in faith. To get rid of your doubts and stay positive, take a look at these powerful financial affirmations for manifesting money by the law of attraction.

What Are YOUR Itchy Palms A Sign Of?

What do you believe? Do you think the left or right hand itching means that you’ll luck into money soon? Or do you believe that they’re just old wives’ tales and superstitions? Let me know in the comments below what is the reason for your left palm itching.

Left and right hand with palms showing

Either way, it doesn’t hurt to believe in receiving good fortune. I believe that if there won’t be any consequences, it’s good to have positivity like this in life.

Looking back to when I lost my wallet, I wonder if the right or left palm of my hand was itching on that day or any of the days before. I sure wish I had some warning to take extra care that day.

See my left hand itching web story for a quick recap.

Other Superstitions about Body Parts

Wondering what it means when other body parts itch? Here are some other superstitions:

  • Itchy eyes: An itchy right eye is lucky, while an itchy left eye means bad luck.
  • Itchy chin: An itching chin is said to happen prior to life changes.
  • Lip itching: Someone is about to kiss you, or someone is speaking ill of you.
  • Itchy forehead: Your forehead itching can bring you luck or be a sign of sickness.
  • Itchy thumb: For some, thumbs itching is a foreboding sign of evil; however, it can also mean receiving money like the rest of your hand.
  • Left eyebrow itching: Both eyebrows itching is a good sign. By themselves, your right eyebrow itching can be a good sign of meeting someone, while the left eyebrow may mean meeting someone who wishes you ill.
  • Itchy index finger: An itching index finger is usually grouped in with the rest of your hand.
  • Itchy ring finger: This can be a sign that you will get married soon.
  • Itching feet: Having an itchy foot means you’re about to go on a journey.
  • Itchy neck: An itching neck can signify an illness in your family.
  • Itchy back: This can signify a disappointment coming or a wrench thrown in your plans.
  • Right knee itching: An itchy right knee means you’ll have a happy journey, while your left knee itching means a bad journey is coming.
  • Itchy nose: Your nose itching means you’ll have company soon or meet a new person.
  • Itchy elbows: This can signify getting a new partner or developing a stronger relationship whether it’s romantic or work.
  • Itchy wrist: Itching wrists are a sign of losing or gaining money as well. It could also mean you need to set boundaries with people (right wrist) or relax and let nature happen (left wrist).

Other Money Superstitions

Now you know that an itchy left palm means money; but there are also other signs that you can look out for. From bizarre practices to signs and dreams, I’ve heard of many financial superstitions in my culture. Here are a few more relating to money:

1. Putting your purse on the floor

It’s considered bad luck to put your bag on the floor and you will lose money if you do so. Think about it, the floor is full of germs!

It’s disrespectful to your money if you place it in such a place and must signal the universe that you don’t value it.

2. Bird poop is good luck

I don’t know why, but I’ve always grown up hearing that a bird pooping on you is good luck and you’ll be receiving money. I think I will take a pass on the bird droppings!

However, if it does happen that a bird poops on me, I may be inclined to test my luck.

3. Penny on the floor

If you find a penny (or any coin on the ground) that is face up, you should pick it up and put it in your pocket for good luck.

However, if you find the coin tails up, you have to immediately give it away to someone to get good luck.


Friday 22nd of July 2022

Even know as I'm texting you my left hand is itching and I will receive a lot of money I thank God for his blessings in Jesus name amen


Friday 22nd of July 2022

Yes I am positive about it money coming a lot of money that comes my way today tomorrow morning everyday money will always come my way

Darlene Barrino Simpson

Sunday 8th of May 2022

My right hand itching do it mean money coming to me


Saturday 23rd of April 2022

I don't believe in it. My left hand has been itching vigorously but l don't believe in money comming to me. We shall see. The time is 12.55 am in Norway 23.4.22


Tuesday 26th of April 2022

Good luck! -Martina

Gloria Powell

Sunday 3rd of April 2022

I think it’s true if your left hand or fingers itch then you get money and my finger was itching like crazy on my left hand today, I think that if your center left hand finger itch then you get a lot of money 🤔😊but it is connected to your hand goes straight to the palm yes it works ! it’s true ! I don’t know why ?!! Normally I don’t believe in too much superstition but my Great Grandma used to tell us these things and I’ve been looking for it and somehow it happens so yay 🎉🎉🙏. I’m gonna get money next week …..😀😁 I Will be 👀👀👀for it 😀,, ,,,,, I just gotta say thank you Jesus for your blessings in advance ! 🙏🎉


Monday 4th of April 2022

Wow, I wish you all the best of luck! -Martina