Itchy feet superstition has been rife throughout history.
Many cultures have superstitious beliefs about what an itchy foot means for you and your future.
Sensations like itching are a standard part of symbolism and superstition because it is an abstract sensation.
What this means is that itching does not need to be caused by something; it can be psychosomatic.
This means that itching can be caused by your inner self to warn you of coming danger or encourage you to take an opportunity – as well as a litany of other messages you might need to receive.
For most people, having itchy feet is just an annoying, meaningless part of life. But for those in the know, it can be much, much more…
Itchy Feet Superstition: Left Foot
Itching on your feet has always been said to be a sign that you are about to begin a new journey or adventure, which applies to both feet.
It has been noted many times in popular culture, and you have probably heard the term “getting itchy feet” as meaning “wanting to get moving” at some point before.
However, the left foot has its superstitions when it itches.
The left foot is said to be negative and the right foot positive, especially for right-handed/right-footed people.
It is thought to have something to do with dominance and the connection between your brain and your physical body.
If you have an itchy left foot, it suggests that the journey you are about to embark upon will not be a pleasant one.
At the very least, the road will be bumpy and you can expect to be knocked off your path.
Remember to stay adaptable and be ready for the challenges that you come across.
It should be noted that the term “journey” in this context doesn’t necessarily mean a physical journey, though it just as well could.
Instead, it could mean an emotional journey or a journey of self-improvement.
It could well be a journey of any size, too. Walking down to the shops is a journey just as much as a trip to the other side of the world for these superstitions.
You don’t have to travel the globe to learn the essential lessons, and the stakes don’t need to be high for the risks and rewards to be so.
Itchy Feet Superstition: Right Foot
The right foot is the more positive foot, though there is some argument as to whether this changes for left-handed/left-footed people.
An itchy right foot says that the journey you are about to embark upon will be a positive force in your life.
While the journey will not necessarily be an easy one, it will, at the very least, be a valuable experience for you.
A very itchy right foot indicates that you will have a very successful journey.
It could mean financial gain as a result of a business trip, but it could just as well mean weight loss from your dieting journey or a diploma from an educational mission.
Not that your journey has to have a set goal to be profitable.
Even a holiday abroad can have a positive value for your life if it gives you a new perspective through which to see the world.
Other Itchy Feet Superstition
Other superstitions exist about itchy feet, mostly based around where on your feet you are experiencing the itch.
If it is on the top of your feet, it is supposed to be a sign that someone is talking about you.
There is no judgment in the superstition – it’s just that your name is coming up in someone else’s conversation; it doesn’t tell you whether they are saying good things or bad things.
If it is on the bottom of your toes, it means you will meet new friends on your journey that will help you along the way.
Be welcoming to those that you meet shortly as they could become valuable companions to you.
They may appear friendly and to want the best for you, but they will hinder your journey with their selfishness and distractions.
In new age belief, itching on your soles can be an early sign of a spiritual awakening.
When your vibrations rise by taking in more cosmic energy, this can cause energy excitation on the skin all over your body, causing sensations like itching.
If you feel it in your feet, it relates to energy being drawn up from the Earth into your subtle body chakra system, so it could be a sign that you are drawing nature’s energy into yourself.
Itchy Ankles Superstition
The superstitions also cover itchy ankles. When your ankles begin to itch, it indicates that you are in for a pleasant surprise!
It is said that this foretells great wealth coming into your life, perhaps through an inheritance or lottery win.
It could also signal a significant pay rise or promotion at work, or a substantial reduction or discount on your expenses.
Another belief is that itchy ankles tell of a wedding on the horizon.
Before you get too excited, it is not necessarily you that will be getting married, but you should keep an eye out for an invitation in the mail.
It will be someone close to you that marries, though it might not be someone that you wish well.