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What It Means If Your Palms Are Itchy ;)

by J. Money on Friday, October 12, 2012

itchy hand palms

For the last 48 hours, Mrs. BudgetsAreSexy has been dealing with a crazy itchy right palm. At first she thought it was just a bug bite or something and would go away after a couple of minutes, but here we are hours and hours later and it’s still driving her nuts.

So she decided to do what all of us do when trying to solve a problem: Self-diagnose on Google ;) And boy were we surprised at our findings! Who knew it had anything to do with money?? D’uh…

Check it out (from Palmistry and Hand Analysis):

There’s an old superstition that when your palms itch it means money. An itching left palm means money to be paid out, while an itching right palm is money coming in. To stop the left palm from itching, the superstition says to rub the palm on a piece of wood.

There may be something to this old tale, since itching palms often show new internal energy moving through the hands. The left hand is the passive or receptive, and the right is the active. When the left palm itches, look for new energy or services coming into your life – Of course this will probably cost you some money. The right palm itching means energy or services going out – Work you might get paid for.

Touching or rubbing wood is a very old method for transferring or releasing unwanted energy buildup (thus expressions like “touch wood”), so if your left palm itches, try rubbing it on the corner of a table – If you don’t get a splinter, perhaps you’ll save some money!

It all makes sense now :) The wife is literally finishing up her first two weeks back in the work force today, and is now due her first paycheck! (Right palm = money coming in!) Which, oddly enough, she’ll probably be getting either today or Monday, haha… How’s that for superstition?

And now you can say you’ve finally learned something here :) You’re welcome.

PS: Here are 12 other money superstitions that may also fit your fancy…

(Photo by nate steiner, tinted by J$)

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jaimie W October 12, 2012 at 7:34 am

I grew up hearing this – and so far it has been accurate :-)


2 William @ Drop Dead Money October 12, 2012 at 8:08 am

That’s awesome! Loved the article! Congrats on the scratch for that itch. And thanks for the Friday chuckle! Not to mention the education :)


3 J. Money October 12, 2012 at 10:02 am

@Jaimie W – Haha… Really? That’s awesome… I’m def. gonna pay attention more to my own palms as time goes on now that I know this little secret ;)
@William @ Drop Dead Money – Always trying to entertain, my man! Gotta keep ya on your toes ;)


4 Josie October 12, 2012 at 10:35 am

Has she recently stopped taking Zyrtec after taking it for a long while? That’s what happens to me when I forget to take my Zyrtec. I’ve found lots of other people dealing with the same symptom online.


5 LB @ Finanical Black Sheep October 12, 2012 at 11:50 am

I was going to say allergies, but Josie beat me to it.

One superstition I follow is my Maneki-neko or lucky, money-cat. I have one that moves the arm and takes batteries. Ever since I purchased it, money has been doing good. As soon as the batteries die, something changes. For instance my hubby lost his OT, but as soon as the batteries were back and and he was running, OT was back. Seriously weird shit like that. I know it isn’t the cat, but can’t hurt to keep the batteries going. :)

*If you want to learn something I have “Words that Make you Look like a Tool” for today ;)


6 Travis October 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm

That’s awesome! My grandmother was very superstitious and always taught us that if the left palm itches, you will receive money, but if the right palm itches, you will soon meet a stranger, as that is your hand-shaking hand.


7 Joe @ Retire By 40 October 12, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I have never heard of this. My palm never itched either so… :)


8 Money Beagle October 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm

I have skin eczema with flare-ups on my hand. So I wish it was about money :)


9 Jenn October 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I have a friend who goes to the casino or buys lottery tickets when her right hand itches… she wins like $500 every time.


10 debtgirl October 12, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Oh yeah, I have always heard when your left palm itches, no wait is it when your right palm itches, omgosh, I don’t know, but when they both itch its gotta mean big $$$$$. ;-)


11 falcon October 13, 2012 at 4:15 am

@Jaimie W—————–As did i pal, but its the accurate opposite. hehe.


12 J. Money October 14, 2012 at 11:13 am

@Josie – Huh… nah, she doesn’t take Zyrtec actually, but that’s a pretty interesting side affect. Wonder why that is?
@LB @ Finanical Black Sheep – HAH! That is awesome! I’ve heard of these money cats before, but usually the ones where their hand is raised up permanently – nothing battery-required. Pretty cool though :) Will go and check out your new post after I type this out – I’m gald you’re blogging now!
@Travis – Oooh the “meeting a stranger” part is cool, I love meeting new people :)
@Joe @ Retire By 40 – Not *yet*! You wait ;)
@Money Beagle – Awwww, haha…
@Jenn – What? No way… that is awesome.
@debtgirl – As long as it’s big money COMING to you, it’s all good with me ;) Not so fun GIVING away money!
@falcon – It’s interesting to see so many of you already know about this – it was a first for me!


13 Call Me What You Want Even Cheap October 15, 2012 at 9:07 pm

Ha ha, I grew up hearing this. I also heard if a bird poops on your car that it too means money is coming your way.


14 J. Money October 15, 2012 at 9:18 pm

YESS!!! Do you know that’s happened to me actually? Except that dang bird pooped on my HEAD! haha.. and literally 10 seconds later (no joke) I found two shiny quarters where I sat down to clean it off :) Which, back then as a 12 year old, is big money! I welcome birds to poop around me – FREE MONEY baby! Haha…


15 PK November 1, 2012 at 10:27 pm

I have never heard that. Interesting.

On a more serious note…if a pregnant women develops itchy palms (or soles of the feet) it can indicate a serious condition called cholestasis, a liver disease that pregnant women can get.


16 J. Money November 2, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Ack! Now you’re freaking me out! :)


17 Star February 3, 2014 at 3:04 am

I have never gotten money with left hand itching always paying out, I end up rubbing my right one on my pocket(one article stated to do that and so far nothing), but read a few which said not to itch the right palm or rub it and see where it takes me, I know I get money(my SSI and pay 2 bills so palms don’t itch around either times)


18 emma May 27, 2014 at 10:40 pm

BTF LOL that happens to me so much


19 J. Money May 29, 2014 at 7:24 am

You must be one rich girl ;)


20 Dawoosta October 13, 2014 at 7:07 pm

What can you do if your right palm itches, without rubbing away your money??? N can u rubb it on a piece of wood n still have luck in the money department ?


21 Kalle November 19, 2014 at 9:51 am

We always pay money for something and receives many times including the time of salary.

Yet our palm does not itch frequently so…….


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