Though the word superstition evokes a different feeling in each one of us, the fact that it does make us ponder talk’s volumes about the vulnerable psychological side we possess. One of the most common superstitious beliefs globally is associated with itchy palms. There are tons of theories in regard with itch on palms. It’s a person’s belief associated with superstition that further intrigues the mind. This article brings to life superstition about itchy palms.
Bizarre rituals and superstition have been prevalent since ancient times. Needless to say forms of superstitious belief have been passed on by our ancestors. While someargue and call superstition personal belief or acquired faith, many others disagree. A slight itch on the palm is enough to get the mind rolling like there’s no tomorrow. Superstitious beliefs can have a calming effect on the mind or an adverse effect depending on the channeled belief. That tingling sensation in the right palm or left palm can have an impact on the minds of people who are staunch believers of the unknown. Scary as it may seem, the phrase ‘Having an itchy Palm’ is tangled in a web of theories. While it is believed that the phrase came into being in context with desire for riches and greed, it is also understood to be in reference with active or passive energy in a person.
Superstition about itchy right palm
Since ages it believed that an itchy right palm is a sign about money coming in or a financial investment going kaput. According to ancient pagan belief, scratching the palm when you feel the tingling sensation results in a loss. Hence most persons either bear the itchy sensation or rub their hand on a wood which is considered a sacred/lucky element in various beliefs associated with superstition. The term ‘touch wood’ has its roots in pagan belief that suggests touching wood wards of a spirits wrath and seeks blessings thereby preventing hope from crashing in the future. Palmists are of the opinion that an itchy right palm is symbolic of transfer of active energy that brings in money. In the Renaissance era and in the late Middle Ages it was believed an itchy right hand was an indication of a new person entering your life.
Superstition about itchy left palm
An itchy left palm is associated with money leaving you. It means money will be paid, not received. According to superstitious beliefs, Itch in the left palm indicates that a person is likely to spend a huge amount or lose money in a financial strain that comes without warning. In modern times huge bill payments are associated with an itchy left palm. Rubbing wood or touching wood when you have an itchy left palm transfers or releases unwanted energy buildup. Some believe anitchy left palm brings in money at an unexpected point in life, when you need it most.
Superstition about itch in both palms
Itchy sensation in both palms is an indication of good luck heading your way. Fortune is associated with itch in both palms. A number of people with strong superstitious sentiments immediately put their hands in their pockets when they feel an itchy sensation in both palms. This is done with the belief that money will flow gradually in their pockets. In some parts of the world when both palms itch, people rub their hands against their hair and hold onto hair in one stroke. The amount of hair held suggests the amount of money coming your way. Needless to say bald men and women without hair do not believe in this superstition. In some Asian countries itchy palms are considered a bad omen.
Truth about itchy palms
Palmists associate itchy palms with internal energy that is channelized through hands. The right hand is known to be in a dynamic or active state and the left hand in an inactive or receptive state. An itchy right hand means moving out energy, which means getting paid for services. On the other hand an itchy left hand indicates services or energy that comes into your life that need to be paid for. Individual belief varies in accordance with itchy sensation in the right hand or left hand. Every palmist will have a different take on itchy palm in context with internal energy.
Truth about superstition
Superstition manifests itself in the mind. Seeds of superstition are sowed during childhood, or manifests due to an episode that takes place in your life. Most times superstitious beliefs are passed on by parents to children. More than 70% of the people in the world are not aware that they are slaves to superstition or some form of superstitious belief. Personal belief or relentless faith is always confused with superstition or superstitious practices. Superstition can disturb the psychological balance of a person and lead to a state of anxiety, fear and depression.
The Itchy Granny-Superstition or Luck
Mary Shammas a Grandma aged 73 was on a bus when her left palm suddenly began to itch. Believing in the age old belief that an itchy palm brings you money, she got off the bus and bought herself a lottery, the next thing she knew she had won a $64 million jackpot.