If you have an itchy left foot, the meaning of it could be more than just a bit of eczema, at least according to cultural beliefs and superstitions.

Symbolically, the feet have always held much meaning.

We can see this in mainstream religion, with the cleaning of feet being an important ritual.

It is a leftover from older traditions that date back to the time of the Ancient Greeks.

But we also see it across cultures that have had limited historical interaction with religion, meaning that there must be more to it than just the one interpretation.

The left foot often has different meanings to the right foot, though they are obviously related.

As a rule of thumb, the left side of the body tends to give energy while the right side of the body receives it.

It isn’t strictly true, but it does work in practice, though it can be flipped for left-handed people.

This is because of the internal flow of your body.

You can easily see this flow in the design of the circulatory system – the heart, lungs, arteries, and veins.

The blood flows through this system from the left side of your heart, around the body and back into the heart on the right-hand side.

Itching has also been symbolically significant through the ages, as it is often attributed to the excess cosmic energy that has accrued in your system.

If your left foot often itches and you want to know what it means, read more below about meanings and symbolism related to this (admittedly irritating) sign from the universe.

Itchy Left Foot Superstitions

In many cultures around the world, the feet symbolize travel – in both the physical sense and in a metaphorical sense.

By metaphorical travel, it is usually meant to be a “journey” that you go on in order to develop and evolve as a person.

Itchy feet most often symbolize an impatience related to that journey.

A strong urge to travel is “having itchy feet,” and the same applies to the adventures we take along our personal paths.

When speaking specifically of the left foot, an itch usually means that you are about to embark on a journey that will cost you dearly.

It doesn’t necessarily mean that the journey itself isn’t worth taking, just that there will be a considerable cost associated with it.

That could be a high monetary cost, but it could also be at an emotional, mental, or spiritual cost to you.

It will demand a lot of energy from you, and there is a part of you that worries if you are up to the challenge or not.

An example of what we mean might help to clarify:

Your journey might be one of gaining self-confidence in social situations.

Of course, this is a journey well worth taking as it will improve your life no end, allowing you to form closer connections with more people.

But it can be difficult, especially when starting out. Problems with confidence and anxiety have a nasty way of fighting you on even beginning to heal.

If you are a socially nervous person trying to build self-confidence, the best way is to attend more social events and force yourself to speak with new people while there.

Exposing yourself to this experience helps you to dispel the irrational fears that plague you.

The first time you do this, it will probably go very poorly indeed. The second time, too – though a little better.

Each attempt will take something from you, sapping your energy and bringing you down.

But that energy is replaceable, and those embarrassments are forgotten with time.

The benefit outweighs any cost through permanence.

This symbolism is in stark opposition to an itchy right foot, which symbolizes a comfortable journey with plentiful rewards.

Itchy Left Foot In Dreams

When you get this in dreams, it means that you are feeling stuck in a rut, but that you feel unable to escape it because of the high costs of doing so.

Many times throughout our lives, we find ourselves stuck in a place that we never intended to be in at all.

Bad relationships, dead-end jobs, and one-horse towns litter the landscape of our lives, and we all do our best to keep moving past them.

But circumstances can keep you from moving forward without pain.

The frustration this causes often rears up within dreams as an itching.

It is your higher self’s way of urging you to do something about it.

You are reminding yourself that progress rarely comes for free and that you have to take a risk sometimes in order to reap the rewards.

Unfortunately, that risk is likely to be higher than usual.

It takes real courage to take an honest look at where you are and what you are doing and decide that this just isn’t right for you right now.

It takes more courage to do that when it upsets others to do so.

Unlike with an itchy right foot, the left signifies that you will meet people on your journey who will claim to want to help you, but who instead intend to help themselves solely.

You need to be wary of the people you meet on the road.


Whether you believe in the superstitious elements or not, it is clear that the symbolism of having an itchy left foot has been necessary to many cultures across history.

Symbolism like that tends to cement itself in our minds, and in doing so become useful tools for our inner selves to use for our guidance.

Paying attention to the little signs from the universe can help you to live a life full of love and light.

All you need is to apply your mind at the moment, display bravery in your convictions, and take the path that you know is right for you.

Susan was born with spiritual gifts and is a master of many metaphysical techniques. Her extensive list of metaphysical tools is the result of practicing reading and healing many souls for over 30 years. She loves to read people and uses energy reading, tarot, numerology, graphology, astrology, I-Ching, EFT, and natural healing. She brings all these tools together and combines them with her natural psychic medium, clairvoyant and clairaudient gifts. Her experience in all things spiritual helps to bring a full understanding of self and soul to her private clients and readers.