Thursday, July 12, 2007

Itching Palms and Money

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!

47 comments:

Vierotchka said...

In some countries/cultures, the left palm itching means money coming in, in other countries/cultures, it is the right palm itching that presages money coming in.

Kenneth Lagerstrom said...

Thanks Vierotchka. If anyone knows which countries/cultures view the itching right palm as money coming in, please post it here.

Anonymous said...

question.... i don't get the internal energy :D please explain :)

Kenneth Lagerstrom said...

The "internal energy" is called by many different names - "chi", "ki", "prana", etc. It's usually developed through meditation disciplines.

Anonymous said...

itching? c a doc. lol

Anonymous said...

In Russia & Ukraine: left= money coming in, right = meeting new people, shaking hands.

Anonymous said...

in India it is left hand getting money for women and right for men.

Silvermist said...

hey, usually when my right hand itches it's my palm but sometimes even when it's just my palm the area under my thumb itches as well, is their anyway to stop the itching right hand?

I know rubbing the itching left hand on a peice of wood stops its itching but what about the right hand?

Phoenix's Muse said...

Thanks for posting. I've heard this before, but wanted to double-check what the internet said. My right palm is itching like crazy right now. I really do hope that means lots of money coming in, because I'm going to need it for moving!

Anonymous said...

I've had a itchy right palm for years, off and on. For me unexpected money usually follows the itchy time period. I never focus on the money part. When I'm going through an itchy episode most times forget about what could happen. There is something to be said though about the energy it produces. Sometimes the itching is so intense that you could scratch till you hit blood. Although the money is not big $ but it is a noticeable chunk of change. My children think that when I finally get enough $ the itching will stop. lol

Martie said...

Very interesting. Deffinate left hand itching ocurring all day. Will keep you posted. :)

Anonymous said...

I have had consistent personal experience with my left palm around the base of the thumb to the center of the palm itching when I have money or gifts coming, or even something I have ordered in the mail, getting close to arrival. The closer it gets, the more intense the itching. This has been occurring with me since my career as an LMT and energy worker, and has never, ever failed me! Recently, during a job loss, my palm "stopped working", and during this time my husbnd's palm began itching...now mine has started working again, and his has continued to date. I believe that which palm itches depends on the polarity of the individual - typically women are receiving on the left side/outgoing on the right; but it can vary with the individual.

Anonymous said...

my left palm has been itching like crazy for the first time ever (female) .. very interesting as I bought my first house last week... I will be spending a lot of money in the next few years to come!

Anonymous said...

No comments on money coming in/out but since the day i have started working out like going to gym and playing sports etc., i have a itching in my left hand palm all the time and that's why i have landed in this blog so i guess internal energy makes sense to me.

Anonymous said...

Use ItchGuard!! :D

pratz007pirate said...

In India a left hand itch symbolizes inflow of money, while the right hand itch is the outflow.

Sharyn LP said...

In my own personal experience, left means money coming in and right means money being paid out. OR the right may be an unexpected gift I receive through the mail service. But usually means money going out or an unexpected bill when the right itches. My lefpalm has been itching me like crazy all week. In fact it's burning. I keep playing the lottery, but have only won $21 so far lol!!

Anonymous said...

I live in skeptical Australia and had an itchy right hand palm some weeks ago whilst at a meeting on saturday morning. It was driving me nuts on an off for about an hour or so.

By the Tuesday, 3 days latter, I had a letter from The child Support Agency for me to make payment of around $15,000 dollars to my ex.

Before recieving the letter I had a aurgument on the day after the itching, Sunday, with my wife about it, as she said it meant I was getting money. I kept saying she's talking crap because for a man it means the reverse.

As a male - itching on the right hand is the opposite meaning as it is for a woman, as the astral energies in a man run the opposite way as they do in a female. Male energy leaves on the Right and is recieved for a female on the right, whilst the left side is the reverse in both sexes.

Most wives tales are the reverse as they are from wives or women who notice them, not skeptical men - that's why they are called WIVES TALES. In my case 3 days latter I got a child support bill for 15,000 dollars.

So in MY CASE FOR A MAN WITH AN ITCHY Right-hand PALM it means giving out money in the form of a debt or bill. If I was woman paying Child support it would be my left hand itching.- Kimbal

bugsy said...

That happens to me toooo strangely .for last one hour it was left hand thats itching and reading after this post I scratched it on wood and nw right hand started..which am desperately trying hard to avoid scratching..and with these kind of weird hand energy even I have seen the flow of money..a significant lump of money coming or going from from a long time..initially i ignored but now kinda noticing real effects.

Anonymous said...

My right hand started itching yesterday like it has never itched before. I have no money, I'm deep in debt, and I am disabled. All I can hope for is that money is coming my way because if it is the other way around, it will be doomsday for me.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, for the info. My left palm has been itching on and off for the last two weeks or more. The way it's itching I hope I got a ship load of money or blessings coming my way....

Lynn41, Toledo

Anonymous said...

What if you are left handed... the operation of the brain is opposite those who are right handed, so who's to say our "energies" wouldn't be opposite? What does superstition say about that?!

Anonymous said...

My left palm has been itching since I decided to quit my job and cash out my 401k so I can move.

I am female.

Anonymous said...

what if both palms are itching?

Jessica said...

Thank you for posting this page about hands. Keep up the good work!!

Anonymous said...

To me a left hand itching is coming in of money and not going out.
i.e. You shake hands with your right hand and you receive with your left.

When I pay for stuff I always and this just come to think of it pay with my right hand.

Anonymous said...

My left palm has been itching starting last night. I took it to mean $ coming in as my paternal side is from Russian and maternal from Austria and Poland.I am female.

I also feel a very strong tie to India. This afternoon I had tea with a man I just met who I and a highly respected Reiki practitioner/psychic were positive was my Life/Business Partner to be.

First thing he says to me is he doesn't know where his current relationship is going. They are still in relationship and more or less taking a break for the winter with him moving 1800 miles away.

His partner, by the way, is the mutual friend who introduced us. I thought she said she was dumping him, too.

I find the whole thing very funny, LOL after he left today.

So, maybe he is going to help me with my new business! Or maybe she will, or both. I am working with my website now: www.innersynergize.com

Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

The important thing to remember is that depending on the culture, a particular hand is dominate/ positive or passive/negative. In some cultures, it had to do with which hand was used for cleaning oneself, verses used for eating. Even in the US, as late as the 50's and 60's people were hit for writing with their left hand. It's always been my understanding that your dominate hand is outgoing energy flow and your passive hand, incoming energy flow. As for me, I'm ambidextrous, so which hand is dominate depends on the activity.

Anonymous said...

I've been unemployed for a while now. Yesterday when my left hand was itching, I received a job offer. Today my right hand was itching and my wife got a raise. Perhaps I have excess positive energy stored up. Has anyone heard of this phenomenon where both palms itching is a good sign?

Jacquie said...

Im Kenyan and it has always worked for me. I havent really studied the itch in my right hand but whenever my left palm itches i get money - always! :-)

Anonymous said...

For me the left palm itching is receiving money. A few days before getting my pay check my left palm would itch. when my right palm itches I lose money. On one occasion my right palm kept itching none stop. I decided to check my bank account and realize all my money was gone because someone lifted my pin number from the Atm and cleaned out my account.

Anonymous said...

iam having itchy right palm at the centre. on and off. iam from india.iam a girl. what does it mean,do i loose money or get money.

Anonymous said...

I am left handed wouldn't that make my left hand more active therefore meaning the reverse. Money coming on to my left hand. And right hand paying out.

Anonymous said...

When my right palm itches its money coming to me. When my left palm itches, its usaully always money going out or I would be paying something soon. I have always had this itchy palms since I was little. My mother told me why, and it has never failed me yet. So sometimes when my right palm itches I play the lottery.

Betty and Veronica said...

Well, I've always heard that the left palm itching means money coming in and right now I noticed my left palm was itching like crazy and then I remembered, today is payday lol. Pretty dead on. I never knew what the right palm itching meant but it doesn't happen often to me so that's okay.

Caroline said...

this is also a superstition believed by many in Philippines. I was born and raised in Philippines, I am in my 20s and i've been hearing this palm and money stuff since i was 6! In Philippines, when your left hand itches, it mean money coming in, some people put their itchy palm in their pocket right away so when money comes, it will keep coming in. Same thing with the right palm.. It doesn't matter if its the right or left palm itches, money will still come in. In my personal experiences, I do believe that this is true. Everytime my palm itches, I know there will be money coming in doesn't matter how much as long as it's money.. They said depend how itchy your palm is. The itcher, the bigger amount. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Well my left AND right palms was itching like crazy today, and lo and behold my tax return came in, but I had a huge bill to pay so it went out! Then I went to the store and bought scratch tickets and didn't win my money back but got about 18.00 anyway! So I bought a mega millions lotto ticket worth 290,000,000.. wish me luck! :) So to sew it up.. still not sure which is $$ coming in and $$money going out. LOL maybe all traditions are showing into play!

Anonymous said...

Yes I do beleive that it is on the individual because when the left itches that will bring you gifts money etc. and the right means that it's going out just as fast of you itching it... Just watch it one day and see for yourself and then youll now for sure what will happen the next go round.

Anonymous said...

I think my palms may be itching because I am awakening. Ever since I was little I've had this really very strong weird feeling I was meant to do something really big. Accompanied with strange feelings of belonging somewhere else, de ja vue a lot, I never payed any attention til recently.. All I wanna do is meditate and learn anything I can about it. Something keeps telling I'm to help people, but not sure how yet. Any insight to this would be amazing. As I've never been religious or meditated I don't know what to make of it all. Now my mind/ body tells me I must meditate and when I do hours go by in minutes it seems and I am "charged" when it's over. I've been sooo drained lately..

murtaza said...

Keep Itching Fellas.

Anonymous said...

Every person is different I've had both itching & received & paid out it could just be dry itchy hands like dry itchy scalp needs washing. Lol

Anonymous said...

i have a very itchy left palm ive just got a well paid job

Exploring Africa said...

Both my Left and Right palms are itchy. I believe this could mean I am going to hit someone who ows me money that I in term owe some else

Exploring Africa said...

I have both an itchy Left hand as well as an itchy Right hand. I believe that this means I am going to hit someone who ows me money that I in turn owe some else

Anonymous said...

left n right hand itching means ur blood sugar is high . time to see doc. n when whole body itching
means time for shower lol

Anonymous said...

It would be nice if there was some truth to it. I need some extra money for moving, and my right hand's starting to itch....but I scratched it! : ( Oh, well...we'll see what happens.

Sara Robertson said...

I hate when my palms are itchy.. the only thing worse is when the bottoms of your feet are itchy, the skin can be so thick, it can seem like you will never be able to satisfy the itchy.
although an abundance of itching can also mean Liver troubles.