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What Are the Superstitions About Itchy Feet?

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There are superstitions about everything. In some cultures, it is thought that dreaming about someone means that that person is thinking about you. In other cultures, people believe that whistling at night can attract ghosts. Many of these superstitions have existed for hundreds of years. They are so old that it is often hard to tell where they came from or why they exist. Out of the many superstitions, some of the most unusual involve itchy feet. While you may have just thought that your feet were unusually scratchy or dry, some cultures believe that itchy feet mean something is going to happen.

Some of the most common superstitions about your feet says that itching means that you will go on a long journey or will have an opportunity to travel soon. In one superstition, an itchy left foot means that you will start a journey that has a bad ending. In another superstition, an itchy right foot means that your journey will end in a place where you will feel at home. Another superstition says that an itchy foot means that you cannot sit still.

Other cultures say that an itchy foot means that someone is talking about you while you are walking. Another superstition says that itchy feet is a sign that you will get new shoes that won’t work out. Other superstitions say that itchy feet mean that a family member will die.

Left Versus Right Feet

Many of the superstitions are different depending on which foot is itching. An itchy left sole could mean that you will have a journey that will cause losses. Meanwhile, an itchy right sole means that you will have a profitable journey. A left, itchy sole can also mean you will fail at something you are about to do. A right, itchy sole can also mean that you will start something new and be successful. If the bottom of your feet itch, some cultures believe that you will soon walk on strange ground.

Some people believe that an itchy right foot is a sign of good luck or that you will be welcome wherever you go. If your left foot itches, it means that you will not be welcome or you will have bad luck.

In general, the right foot is associated with good things like a successful journey, a welcoming environment, profits or last-minute travel plans. The left foot is often associated with bad luck. It may mean that a journey will be unsuccessful, you may lose money or you will receive a cold welcome. If your left foot itches, some people believe that you should stay home if someone offers you a journey because you will only encounter failure or disappointment. When the soles are itchy, it can mean that your tasks or projects will succeed or fail depending on if it is your right or left foot.



Some cultures vary from these interpretations. Instead of believing that an itchy foot means a journey, they think that it means a kind of sorrow. An itchy foot means that the person is unfulfilled, melancholy or unsatisfied.

At a more basic level, itchy feet could mean that you are going to buy a new pair of shoes. This superstition seems rather self-fulfilling—after all, you could just buy a new pair of shoes after your foot itches. Considering how many shoes people have, the chances of you buying a new pair in the next few months seems very good.

While these superstitions are interesting, they are unlikely to be true. Ancient people did not have science to guide them in understanding how the human body, the solar system or physics worked. They made up these superstitions as a way to make sense of the universe. Because of this, your itchy feet probably don’t mean anything.

52 COMMENTS

  1. omg this is weird before i left to go to north carolina (where the people i love is; family) i noticed my right foot was itching for no apparent reason, and i had a good time there.

    • Thank you for sharing your experiences. Allow this to influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Army!

  2. My left foot itching but am still at home not planing any travelling journey so I Don know what I will happen next..but I wish it could be good luck.

    • Continue to monitor your symptoms. If you determine that you want to speak with a medical professional, then do so. Take care of your feet at this time. Avoid itching, as it will only cause it to itch further. Maintain a healthy diet. Best of luck, Lamin!

  3. Is it true what they say about the bottom of your right foot itching…..because recently the bottom of my right foot has been itching…

    • Thank you for sharing your experiences. Please feel free to share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Amanda!

      • When both feet itch, it may be a sign that the influences associated with each foot may be present. Continue to monitor your experiences, and determine what these itchy feet mean to you. Have a great day, Peculiar!

    • When both feet itch, it may be a sign that the influences associated with each foot may be present. Continue to monitor your experiences, and determine what these itchy feet mean to you. Have a great day, Peculiar!

    • Thank you for sharing your insights and experiences. Please feel free to share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Jasmine!

  4. My left foot has been itching all morning, and I have beard about the old tales behind it. But I’m left-handed not right handed so could that be opposite of a right handed person.

    • Thank you for sharing your insights and experiences. Please feel free to share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Flo!

  5. My right bottom heel itches, amd I have an upcoming police written exam to become a police officer. I am kinda worried that I won’t pass cause I’m bad at math haha. If superstions are true then police academy here I come! If not then at least I tried right?

    • Thank you for sharing your insights and experiences. Please feel free to share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Corry!

  6. Wash your feet one foot might be more sensitive than the other if you stepped on the carpet or the kitchen floor without wearing socks it could be the cause of why your feet is itchy

    • Thank you for sharing your insights and experiences. Please feel free to share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Kat!

  7. 😄 cheers everyone! Thanks for this fun topic.

    I just looked this up b/c my left foot began itching so violently! I knew there must be a cool old wives’ tale about it. I love old superstitions (and home remedies are often the best).

    However, I don’t believe in bad luck, I love black cats,and I would much rather walk under a ladder than climb one!

    As to the whole “left foot = ill-advised journey” thing, I got home yesterday from a lovely journey with no problems at all. (However, I am now totally broke). 🤑

    What’s the old wives tale about getting money? Itchy right palm??

    • Thank you for sharing your insights and experiences. Please feel free to share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Best of luck with an itchy right palm! Have a great day, Carole!

  8. What’s it mean to have your right foot and right palm itch at the same exact time?
    My foot was the first to start and then my hand started itching the next day it’s been going on for a day and a half now.
    What can this mean?
    Thanks bunches 😊 Hollie

    • Your itchy hand and foot may be a reflection of a variety of things in your life. You will find benefit in allowing these experiences to influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. This will ensure that positive people and events enter into your life. Have a great day, Hollie!

  9. Whenever my right hand palm itches I used to get money n coming to leg sole, it made me to travel a long journey, so many times I experienced, someone inside us who knows the things in prior, even right side eye blinking has a sign of danger n left gives good news for ladies.

    • Thank you for sharing your insights and experiences. Please feel free to share more of your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Om!

    • Whatever insights you have about your dream are likely most accurate. It would be best to allow this experience to influence you in a positive direction. Treat everyone in your life with kindness and compassion. This will ensure that positive people and energy enter into your life. Have a great day, Sue!

    • This experience is detailed in the article. It is possible that one of these superstitions may influence your life. It is possible that there is a medical reason for the itchiness of your foot. Continue to monitor your symptoms. You may find that your foot itches at some times and not at others. Have a great day, Lisa!

    • It is possible that this itch is related to your knowledge of this person’s death. It is possible that something caused your foot to itch. Allow this itch to ensure that you share kindness and compassion with everyone in your life. Have a great day, Ashley!

  10. My right sole started itching a few minutes ago, and I decided to find meaning to it, cuz I’m quite spiritual. I’m glad I came across this ariticle. I’m planning to relocate to a far place from family and friends in 2 months and I’ve been having my fears about this huge decision I’m making.
    I’m glad i came across this article. I feel a lot relaxed now and hoping my big move is successful. Sole is still itching as I type lol!

    • Thank you for sharing your positive comment. We are glad that our article has supported you. You may find that you will need emotional support at this time. Share more of your insights and experiences in the future. Have a great day, Flerce!

    • Your are having disagreements with your wife. These arguments have a cause, and you will find great benefit in addressing those concerns. Listen to your partner and determine what behaviors and decisions that you can change. She will find that she is more receptive to change as well. Have a great day, Krishna!

  11. I heard from my senior Afro American neighbor that an itchy foot (don’t remember if she said left or right) meant you were gonna get an unexpected visitor. Anyone heard of this one before?

    • Every belief system exists for a reason. It is certainly possible that an itchy foot may indicate that a visitor is coming. Allow these superstitions to influence you in a positive direction. Whenever you feel as though a sign appears, allow it to cause you to act with kindness and compassion. Have a great day, Kay!

  12. I was on the road with my husband for about a month he dropped me off at home and left me for another woman an my right feet been itching every night for about 3 weeks it only do it when I lay down what should I do

    • The behavior of your husband was inappropriate. By the sound of it, he has decided to maintain a relationship with this other person. Allow the itchiness of your feet to fade from your thoughts. Determine what you want for your future. It is clear that this relationship is no longer viable. Perhaps strengthen your emotional and social relationships at this time. Have a great day, Jacqueline!

  13. I have been planning to travel to my hometown… and it’s been 3-4 days my left foot is itchy.
    After reading yours articles I feel like not going. I hope everything will be fine.. I don’t want any bad situation to occur. What shall I do??

    • You have made a decision to visit your hometown. This itching may be a sign or it may just be an itching foot. Determine what you believe is appropriate. Decide what you want for your future at this time. If you return to your hometown, then you are bound to speak with people who were once in your life. Have a great day, Mia!

  14. I came across this while researching meanings of itchy hands and feet. LOL. My right foot is driving me crazy but I dont want to scratch it and wish it away. I have in the past experienced severel weeks of right palm and right underside of my foot itching like this simultaneously. Ending when out of the blue I was offered a better paying job. The job was in a diffetent field than what I was used to. It was such a blessing! So I’ll see what the future brings!

    • Thank you for sharing your experiences and insights. We always appreciate when members of our community share their positive comments. Continue to monitor your itchy appendages, and avoid scratching them for a couple of days, and this may cause these benefits to increase. Have a great day, Hopeful!

  15. I know this is true. I was sitting in my pastors office. I told him that I was taking a break this summer and visiting other churches. Both of my feet started itching uncontrollably! He said you are still angry? I said no, I am hurt. I had to run out of that office. My feet were itching so bad. My time there had not been as expected. I guess where I am going will end well. I also had a bite on both insides of my knees. It was weird to say the least.

    • This experience may have been caused by various influences in your life. It is possible that this has a physical cause. You may have allowed your mind to cause these feelings to manifest. You have chosen to explore your spiritual understanding. Ensure that you seek out that which is kind and compassionate. Have a great day, Milly!

  16. Oh yah my right foot can’t stop itching, I just got to Google and know I believe it’s good luck, because I have a travel to the USA soon thanks

    • Thank you for sharing your supportive comment. Continue to monitor your experiences. Please share more of your insights in the future. Have a great day, Namukufe!

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