What An Itchy Right Palm Means

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When you have itchy palms, you may wonder what it means spiritually or if such questions as the meaning of right and left palm itching are nothing more than superstition.

Superstitions are a part of pretty much every culture. Whether you believe in them or not, you’re likely to have heard people say things like “Knock on wood,” “Find a penny, pick it up,” or "If you're ear is ringing, someone is thinking about you."

For some, not abiding by a superstition can cause anxiety and fear that something bad will happen. You might believe that if you skip doing 20 jumping jacks before a volleyball game, you will lose.

Another form of superstition is believing in signs meant to tell you that something good or bad is coming your way. Although we may want superstitions to reign true, there’s no scientific proof that they are accurate. But that doesn't mean they aren't fun to explore and consider.

What does it mean if your right palm itches?

An itchy right palm can have several meanings related to luck, the lottery and money, or could also be a sign of potential health issues. The specifics depend on factors such as culture, gender, and even source.

In India, the right palm is generally thought of as the receiving hand, so once medical concerns are ruled out, right palm itching is most often thought of as a lucky sign meaning something is being bestowed upon you, while left palm itching is thought of as an unlucky sign meaning something will be taken away.

This changes by gender, however. While the above is true for males, right palm itching in females is thought of as an unlucky sign of money going out, which left palm itching in females is thought of as a lucky sign of money coming in.

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Here are some additional explanation of possible meanings of an itchy right palm or hand.

4 Possible Meanings of Right Palm Itching

Right palm itching could be a lucky sign that money is on its way to you, possibly through the lottery.

Money coming your way is a superstition that was first popularized by the Saxons. They believed that rubbing your skin on silver was a cure for topical diseases. This turned into the idea that silver would be coming your way which was their form of money.

Many cultures began to associate the right itchy palm with winning the lottery, which was the most obvious way large sums of money would be gifted into your hands.

This belief was combined with the Celtic notion that touching wood after mentioning hopes was necessary to prevent the evil spirits living in trees from undoing your good luck.

Because of this, they believed the only way to scratch an itchy right palm without undoing its good luck was by knocking on wood to chase the evil spirits away and call on good spirits for protection hence the phrase "Knock on wood."

An itchy right palm could mean strength and growth.

Your hands are a powerful force in everyday life. They are responsible for much of human ability and allow you to express yourself in many ways.

Painting, writing, cooking, or playing an instrument are just some examples of the impact our hands can make.

Without them, we wouldn’t be able to reach our full potential, and their connection to the spiritual world is strong if you believe it to be.

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An itchy right palm could be a sign to take control of your freedom.

If you have itchiness in your right palm, this might be the time to take action to achieve your goals. This surge of energy that is presenting itself is the encouragement you need to be bold and make positive change. Don’t be afraid to go after what you want!

There’s also a chance that right palm itching is suggesting that you feel you are “being controlled or limited from living the life that you feel would give you more joy.”

Do you want to leave your job? Is there a friend holding you back?

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Just as you should take action on your goals, you should remove anything from your life that doesn’t make you happy. It’s important to feel you have freedom and enjoy where you’re at.

An itchy right palm or hand could be a symptom of certain medical conditions.

Sure an itchy right hand has a bunch of superstitions associated with it, but persistent itching can also be a symptom of an health issue that should be treated by a doctor.

Conditions that may cause itching palms or hands include: eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, allergies, diabetes, cirrhosis and nerve disorders.

As you try to figure out what it is that’s causing your right palm to itch, be mindful of the ways it can present itself.

If you feel it could be a medical condition, see a doctor immediately.

If you believe there’s a spiritual meaning, have the courage to make brave decisions.

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Isabella Pacinelli is a writer who covers love, relationships, sex, self care, body confidence, women’s health, college, and entertainment topics.