Meaning of Itches and Related Superstitions

Meaning of Itches and Related Superstitions

Annemarie Annemarie
When I was growing up, my parents always told me these superstitions, such as, if your left hand itches, you're going to receive money, but if your right hand itches, you're going to shake a stranger's hand.

I also heard that if your ears itch, someone's talking about you. Knees itching mean someone is coming to visit you soon. Your eyes watering for no reason indicate the spirit of a dead ancestor is nearby. A bunch of strange things!

What are some other bodily function superstitions that you've heard through the years? I've always been fascinated by such things!
11/19/2011
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js250 js250
If your nose itches you are going to receive money. Hmmm...when I am doing dishes?
11/19/2011
Wildchild Wildchild
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Originally posted by Annemarie
When I was growing up, my parents always told me these superstitions, such as, if your left hand itches, you're going to receive money, but if your right hand itches, you're going to shake a stranger's hand.

I also heard that if ...
Your eyes watering for no reason indicate the spirit of a dead ancestor is nearby. ---Thanks for this one.

I was told when your nose itches your gonna be in an argument or fight. To be honest it's been right about 90% of the time.
11/19/2011
Wildchild Wildchild
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Originally posted by js250
If your nose itches you are going to receive money. Hmmm...when I am doing dishes?
Hmmmmm, well where's all the money? Lol
11/19/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I know there's a Japanese superstition of when you sneeze, someone's been talking about you.
11/19/2011
Ansley Ansley
In the world of paganism, when your right hand itches you are supposed to put it in your pocket ensuring monetary gains. What this does is scratch your hand without you scratching away the "luck". I have to say, it's been a good sign for me in the past.

If you drop a knife or a fork, unexpected company will soon be at your door.

If you drop a broom, unexpected and ill-willed company will soon be at your door. You're supposed to jump over it before you pick it up. And never sweep dirt out towards your front door, you're sweeping out all of your good luck.

Though that one is kind of weird because, books and such specifically state that you are not to move a used broom, mop or vacuum cleaner into a new home because it brings all of the bad energy of the old home into the new home.

Superstitions, they're complicated.
11/19/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
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Originally posted by Ansley
In the world of paganism, when your right hand itches you are supposed to put it in your pocket ensuring monetary gains. What this does is scratch your hand without you scratching away the "luck". I have to say, it's been a good sign ...
My favorite 'move-in' superstition is to butter your cat's paws to keep them from running away. My cats never sat still for that. (They never ran away, though.)
11/19/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
My favorite 'move-in' superstition is to butter your cat's paws to keep them from running away. My cats never sat still for that. (They never ran away, though.)
I had almost forgotten about that one. It's supposed to make them clean the scent of the old home off, right? I think I tried it once and then felt like a supreme asshole for clogging kitty arteries. And she did run away, but not because we moved. It was because I had a moron for a roommate.
11/19/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
I know there's a Japanese superstition of when you sneeze, someone's been talking about you.
I'll be telling my husband this when he returns from the store. He always complains about how he never sneezes until he gets home from work. Must be the bosses chatting away!
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