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Which Itch is Which? (c) Cheryl Lynne Bradley 2002-7

"Oh won't you scratch my itch, sweet Emmy rich,
and welcome me back to town."
"Grievous Angel " - Gram Parsons and the Fallen Angels

We all know how it is to have an itch that you just can't scratch. An itch is a sensation in the skin which causes the desire to scratch or rub the afflicted area. An itch can also be a constant teasing desire, i.e. itching for action, or an uneasy sensation which impels us to do something, i.e. itching for trouble.

If we dream of an itch it indicates that we are a neurotic masochist and we could be our own best friend, if we gave up gloom and doom as our spiritual food and starting emphasizing positivity in our lives. There are a few varied superstitions regarding the possible divinatory meaning of an itch, some are as follows:

Head - An advance in position and general good luck.

Right Ear - Someone is speaking well of you

Left Ear - Someone is speaking ill of you.

Right Cheek - Someone is speaking well of you.

Left Cheek - Someone is speaking ill of you.

Right Eye or Eyebrow - Meeting or hearing from an old friend.

Left Eye or Eyebrow - A big disappointment.

Nose (inside) - Troubles and sorrows.

Nose (outside) - You will be kissed, cursed, annoyed, or meet a fool within the hour.

Lips - Someone is speaking disrespectfully about you.

Back of the neck - Illness of a relative.

Right Shoulder - Legacy.

Left Shoulder - Sorrow.

Right Elbow - Pleasant and exciting news. Sleeping with someone new before long.

Left Ebow - Bad news or losses but still sleeping with someone new before long.

Right Palm - Much money - scratch to your hearts content!

Left Palm - You will have to pay a debt - don't scratch it!

Spine - Disappointments.

Loins - Reconciliation after a quarrel or estrangement.

Stomach - A dinner invitation.

Thighs - A change of residence.

Right Knee - A happy journey. Kneeling in a strange place.

Left Knee - A trip beset with misfortune. Jealous of someone.

Shins - An unpleasant surprise.

Left Ankle - A marriage or paying out money.

Right Ankle - Receiving money - scratch away!

Feet - A difficult journey

All Over Your Body - Trouble in business usually caused by enemies (or Poison Ivy)

Have a little fun with this - it just kind of gives prickly heat a whole new meaning doesn't it.

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This page was created April 8, 2002 and updated 2007-06-08.