The superstition of your left hand itching has been around for many years.
It is just one superstition that has to do with money among many others that float around as topics of conversation or childhood playground rules.
When you were a child did you ever jump over every break in the concrete chanting the old wive’s tale, “Don’t step on a crack or you will break your mother’s back!”
Or have you ever turned around when you saw a black cat that was about to cross your path?
Or when you were cooking dinner thought maybe you should throw spilled salt over your shoulder at least one time?
If this sounds like you, some might call you a superstitious person.
Superstitions exist in various forms, from carrying a rabbit’s foot to mirrors breaking.
Superstition is a belief that does not have a rational explanation and is not supported by scientific backing.
It is the belief that whether the superstition wards off evil spirits, brings bad luck, or good luck, all depends on what a person wants or chooses to believe.
When the superstition comes to being luckier with money, most people want to believe!
I can’t even remember how old I was when I heard the superstition that if a black cat crosses the road in front of you that means bad luck.
However, it has stuck with me for many years and whether I believe it or not, when I see a black cat on the road it immediately pops into my mind!
According to a survey completed by Research for Good, over half of Americans, 52%, believe in superstitions, and only 22% think they are ridiculous.
If you’re looking for a medical reason you have itchy hands or an itchy left palm, hop down to the bottom of the article and read more on that topic.