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Ever had itchy palms, you may be up for a fortune

By FnF Desk | PUBLISHED: 17, Apr 2015, 14:29 pm IST | UPDATED: 17, Apr 2015, 14:37 pm IST

Ever had itchy palms, you may be up for a fortune Ever experienced an extremely itchy palm? Well, besides the obvious discomfort, it also seems to have a connection with your fortunes. Glad to hear that? Just hold on a second...fortune can not only mean money coming in, but also money going out...
The belief is that if your left palm is itchy, it means money will go out. While this is the general belief across the world, a wiser way to interpret this "phenomenon" would be to know that money going out can also mean paying for services reveived, which is not such a bad deal after all, is it?
But in some parts of the world, people quickly scratch an itchy left palm so as to prevent money from going out - or that's what they think!
The opposite holds true for the right hand. If your right palm itches, it means you will receive unexpected money. Therefore, in no case should you be scratching according to this school of thought. But before you get all excited, know that this is not a win-win situation. It could mean you are abotu to receive money for some work you are baout to do. So, it may actually be time to pull your socks up!
Yet another belief is that if you really want to get your money, slip your palm into your pocket as soon as your palm (the right one) gets itchy.
So, in simple arithmetic, Right=Cash and Left=Loss of Money.
According to modern lingo, the phrase, "Man, I had an itchy palm last night" means something altogether different, so be careful not to use it. Don't say I didn't warn you!
Yet another way to stop the itching, is to rub the itching palm on a piece of wood. Touching or rubbing wood is a very old method for transferring or releasing unwanted energy buildup (thus the expression "touch wood"), so if your left palm itches, try rubbing it on the corner of a table - but don't get a splinter into it!
Energy flow
There may be something to this old tradition, since itching palms are indicative of internal energy moving through the hands. The left hand is the passive or receptive palm, and the right palm is the active palm. Thus, when the left palm itches, it means new energy or services coming into your life, which will probably cost you some money, but so what! Look at the bright side.
Similarly, the right palm itching means energy or services going out. In other words, work that you might get paid for.
India thinks differently
In some countries and cultures, the belief is just the opposite. An itching left palm means money coming in, while the right palm itching means money going out. This holds true for India also, where a left hand itching means money for women and a right hand itching means money for men.
By the way, we should not overlook the third option – that our palms may be itching because of dry skin or some allergy!

Source: TOI