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What Does an Itchy Palm Mean in Palmistry?


A palm reading can help you foretell your future and decide on what steps to take in your near future. Your palm reader spent years learning how to tell what each line means on your palm. While palmistry is a complex subject, there are a few common questions that people have. In particular, many people wonder what an itchy palm means in palmistry. Depending on who you go to and what you believe, this can be a sign of a few different things.

According to old superstitions, an itchy palm means that you will receive or give money. This superstition varies depending on which palm is actually itching. If your left palm is itching, it is thought to mean that money will be paid to someone. This could be for a bill, an unexpected expense or something else.

When your right palm itches, it means that money will be coming in. This could be due to a job, a sudden windfall or someone unexpectedly repaying you what the borrowed. Obviously, you want your right palm to be itchy because it means that money will be coming in to you. You probably don’t want to have your left palm become itchy since it means that you will be losing money. According to the superstitions, you can stop your left palm from itching by rubbing a piece of wood on it. In theory, this is supposed to prevent money from leaving you.

Other Interpretations

Like many spiritual topics, the answer to “What does an itchy palm mean in palmistry?” can vary. In another interpretation, an itchy hand can mean services or energy. In general, the left hand is associated with being receptive or passive. The right hand is considered the active hand. If your right palm itches, it could mean that services or energy will be going out. This could end up bring more money into your life as these services or work get paid for. An itchy left hand means that someone will be bring services or energy into your life. If you do not want these things to happen, rubbing your palm with wood is supposed to help release the unwanted energy that is building up. According to some, this is the source of the “knock on wood” superstition for dispelling bad luck.

What Does It Mean to Have an Itchy Palm?

Long ago, saying that someone had an itchy palm meant that they had a desire for riches or were greedy. This may be the source of the superstition that itchy palms deal with money.

According to the superstitions, an itchy right palm may bring you a windfall, but you have to be careful. If you scratch that itch, it will cause you to lose your lucky money. In Ireland, an itchy right palm means that someone new is going to enter your life.

If both of your palms itch, it is supposed to show that you are going to become rich. This may mean that there will be a very lucky, auspicious day ahead of you. According to this superstition, you can even increase your good luck. If both of your palms itch, put them in your pockets before you itch them. This is supposed to make the money flow into your pockets.

While itchy palms can be lucky in palm reading, Chinese superstitions believe that they are actually a sign of bad luck. To the Chinese, itchy palms mean that a bad omen is ahead. If you believe in Chinese superstitions, then you should scratch your palms as soon as possible to release the bad omen and prevent it from happening.

Unfortunately, no one knows for sure if any of these superstitions are true. Even if you do believe that an itchy right palm brings you wealth, you should still work for your goals. You have to make some of your own luck in life, so don’t rely on signs and omens just to foretell the future. If the superstition is true, you will still have to take advantage of the new opportunity or sudden windfall. If your left palm itches, then you may want to be careful with your finances just to be safe.


  1. My mom told me that an itchy left palm means you’ll be receiving money and you must put it in your pocket to be able to successfully receive it, while the right palm means that you’ll receive a letter or perhaps a bill of some sort. This has happened to me actually. A day before I got my backpay my left palm started itching then my previous company emailed me saying that my back pay is ready for claiming, then it happened again when I applied for a loan, a night before my left palm started itching again then next day I got a message from the bank that my loan was approved and I can now claim it. With the right most of the experiences I got was bill or like a letter from work or something.

    • Thank you for sharing your experiences and insights. It is always wise to ensure that you listen to the experiences that you have. You may find benefit in the future if you continue to listen to the signs that you receive. Keep in mind that your actions should always be based in reason, as this will ensure that your reaction is reasonable. Have a great day, Dianne!

  2. A itching left palm 100% means money to be spent……I had my left hand itching a few times and I didn’t think much of it next thing I knew over a course of 2-3 weeks following I kept having expenses come up. My bed broke, my tires needed to be replaced, my water heater went out, the faucet in one of my bathrooms broke, I received an unexpected bill …..I was stunned that after my left hand was itching all this happened so yes….if it’s the left then be prepared that some type of expense is coming up the pipeline. Now with my right hand if it itches that means money is coming to you and that’s facts (happened to me). You can call all of this coincidence but I think not……besides it more entertaining to think it’s the universe at play.

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

  3. My left hand always itches when I have to spend money. My right hands itches when Im receiving money.. Normally within 3 days I get the money. Like my hand always itches on monday because my paycheck comes on Thursday. Sometimes I foget about my check coming. My right hand itches and Im like yes some money. And then Im like that just my paycheck 😒 lol. The amount of money I get depends on how bad my hand itches. Little money=little itch. And vice versa.

    • 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, Nish!

  4. My right hand been itching for at least two weeks now I’ve just won some money today at gala bingo and I also been offered a job working on saturdays after I been unemployed for a while. So far so good.

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

  5. My Uncle who is oversea never calls to check up on me and even what l need for school but after l felt an itches in my right palm. He called and ask me to tell him my needs and he is ready to provide them..

    • This experience may be a reflection of various aspects of your life. It sounds as though your uncle is interested in supporting you. Perhaps attempt to spend time with him in person. Decide you feel feel is appropriate. Have a great day, Ben!


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