Your Left Hand Itching Means Different Things Medically And Spiritually

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.

Itching palm of left hand with overlaid title: Is your left hand  itching?

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Why Do My Palms Itch? (Medical Reason)

According to Healthline, itchy palms can be a sign of the following health conditions:

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

However, if you’re experiencing itchy hands and fingers 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.

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.

What Does Itching On Your Left Hand Mean?

According to my wise young mother, the left hand itching means 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. 

 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
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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 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 get you own lucky cat statue online.

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.

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 web story for a quick recap.

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

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 what itchy palms mean, 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.

21 thoughts on “Your Left Hand Itching Means Different Things Medically And Spiritually”

  1. Since my left has been itching for a week now off and on I say there is money coming my way waiting for my fortune

    • When my right hand itches I know that I have money coming from someone and I get it not all the times but sometimes AND my left hand let’s me know that somebody getting mail whoever house I be at they get mail after my hand stop itching the mail comes right to their house


  3. My left Palm starter itching around midnight. I googled it and found your page. The funny part is tommorow which will be August 11 I’m selling my car and a check is coming my way . Wow I guess it works. Now I hope my fortune keeps going next winning the lottery.

  4. I Google search both hands itching and came across this site. My left hand has been itchy way more than my right hand. I wonder what this means when both hands itches, but one itches more and way longer. Bless me Lord!!!

    Also, I have a YouTube channel that I just started, and would love to gain subscribers who watches my funny videos.

    Thank you Martina!

    BTW, I did have my son to scratch my left hand with his right hand Hopefully that works!

  5. I had a dream someone was calling out numbers to me n since m not a person who gamble a lot a thought it was cellphone numbers till I told my sister n when we count is exactly 6 numbers now my left hand is been itching for a week now I believe I will win lottery I will play those numbers until.

    • My left hand started itching tonight and I already won 5th division in the lotto tonight… i knew the left hand itching was a sign of luck so i googled it to confirm and ended up here reading all the comments … I feel a little extra good luck is on its way … will come back here in 2 weeks or less if it is so … that will be plenty of time to know the outcome of my itchy left hand … Blessings to All

  6. My left hand itchy sometimes mean money a day or 2 later my right hand itchy means I’m about to give no ey out or get a handshake from someone l, I believe in these old wives tales they have worked for years….and if either of your feet is itchy means you will get a new pair of shoes or will go to a place you have never been before…hope this helps

  7. My left hand had been itching for a couple of weeks, and now my left hand so both are itching. I can expect a huge Windfall coming very soon!

  8. My right hand never has proven me wrong. My right hand always lets me know when money is coming my way. My left hand started itching this morning. I have noticed my left hand itching always means bad news on the way. This single momma of two cant take no more right now! Wish me the best

  9. Thank you for this message
    I’ve been worried ever since if my left hand itch cause I was told that I could lose money
    but now I believe that money is coming when my left hand itch
    hope it goes round the world, cause I’m from Nigeria
    best regards

  10. My experience has always been that when my right hand itch, I receive money. It happened to me a few weeks ago and I received a check I had no idea I was receiving. The important thing is that I did not scratch it. I did not scratch my right hand and I actually ignored it. My left hand itch everytime I have to pay out money.

  11. My right hand been scratching me since Sunday, fast forward Wednesday a $ twenty thousand check coming to me most of it paying off my bills though but it worked for me!!

  12. I stumble upon this website because I need an answer to what I have been expecting in a very long time. My left hand itches every time hubby gets his salary. It happened again today 30th 2020 at 4:20am. Hand-itch woke me up and I logged into our bank acct and his salary has been paid. This happens to me most of the time he gets paid. My question is what does his salary has to do with my itchy hand?
    Also, I never knew someone has to itch your itching hand with opposing hand. I usually itch it with my other hand.

    • Hello! The way I see it, your left hand itching meaning is money coming in even though it’s his salary. You two are married and a family, so it benefits the both of you.
      Also, getting your hand itched by someone else may or may not help, but you can always try it out!

  13. Hello Martina. So whem my left hand itches I know there is money coming that day and now when my right hand is itchy something bad does happen. Normally when my right hand is itchy my girlfriend and I get into fights and other things.

  14. I always experience both hands itching before receiving large sums of money. Today they both have been itching. I am learning to be more grateful as well as believing that I deserve every blessing that comes my way. I wonder what in the universe is working to make itchy hands a thing? I do know that all of these superstitions come from somewhere. Verrrry interesting indeed.

  15. My left hand itch means receiving while my right hand means giving out and I haven’t receive millions over in my life now I’m expecting millions but I don’t know how hard my left hand should itch before receiving the money because I can’t get any money without my left hand itches me. The question is how hard can I get the itch on my left hand before receiving millions which I know it’s coming soon but still waiting for the left hand to itch so hard.

  16. 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 looking for it :D,,
    ,,,,, I just gotta say thank you Jesus for your blessings in advance !


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