What does it mean when your right hand itches?

We’ve all grown up and heard all these stories from our parents, grandparents, and relatives, who were mostly older, and mostly into not doing things like walking under ladders, being careless with mirrors, and heading straight for black cats when they cross the street. Got an itchy right hand? They’ve got a story for that, too.

According to My Dreams, My Symbolism, because our hands do everything, they also have meanings attached to them. The left hand is said to be an indicator of opportunities and possibilities that are set to come around, while the right hand indicates all the tasks and jobs that we are able to (and do!) accomplish. So if the right hand itches, you lose money. Wait, what?

An itchy right hand could be a good thing

Money leaving our bank accounts can’t really be a positive, but My Dreams, My Symbolism thinks otherwise. They note that if you have an itchy right hand, it should actually be viewed as a good thing, because even if it means money is leaving your hand (wallet?) it could mean that the moolah is going into an investment. In other words, there’s a chance that it could come around again. 

Still, because these stories are hardly set in stone, as Dream Astro Meanings says interpreting an itchy hand is not as simple as it sounds. Since most of us are dominant on one side, an itch on the dominant hand means you’re about to start something that will yield results, but if the passive hand needs a scratch, then expect an external force to wake up your energy. We kind of like the (vague) sound of that better.

But if your right hand is really itchy, you’re probably better off taking a closer look at it for signs of allergic reactions, or eczema (via WebMD). If your right hand looks clear, then you’re welcome to either hang on to your wallet to make sure nothing flies out, or dream big dreams, because something could be just around the corner.

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