5 spiritual meanings of an itchy thumb

Was there ever a time when your thumb just randomly itches?

You didn’t touch anything, you didn’t get bitten by an insect, and you don’t have allergies.

And yet, for some reason, you find yourself scratching away every five seconds!

Don’t be alarmed. It happens all the time.

But did you know that having an itchy thumb can have a spiritual meaning?

So stick around and learn about five spiritual reasons why you can’t escape the itch!

1) An itchy thumb is said to be a sign of good luck or fortune

It’s never a comfortable feeling when you have a part of your body that itches – these body sensations can sometimes happen at the most awkward of times!

But if you pay attention and listen with your spirit, it might lead you to exciting revelations.

In the Philippines, when you complain of an itchy palm, the elders would say that you’re about to receive a huge amount of money.

There is, of course, no scientific basis for this, but I have several friends who are Filipinos and have claimed it to be true!

One of them had an itch and decided to try his luck on a sweepstakes card. He said he won $500 when he listened to his intuition!

Another friend said her hand was itchy one morning, and then later that day, she received a bonus from her company!

So, does that mean that every time you feel like scratching your fingers or your palm, you’re going straight to the lottery stand? Or should you splurge since you’re anticipating money coming your way?

No, don’t do that just yet!

Other cultures also believe that having an itchy thumb means that something good is about to take place in your life, so it can be something other than financial gain.

2) An itchy thumb can be interpreted as a sign of an upcoming change

If not money or any financial blessing, itchy thumbs can be just as exciting since it can be a sign of a new journey or venture!

It’s also best to be prepared because the road ahead might come with challenges.

Although “challenges” are not necessarily a bad thing, right?

It could mean that you might finally be expanding your horizons and easing out of your comfort zone.

They can signify the need to take a risk or make a bold decision.

It’s important to know how to recognize these signs, or you might lose your chance for growth!

When I was younger, I remember thinking twice about investing in a business.

But when I started to seriously consider it, I noticed that my right thumb started to itch.

I wasn’t a spiritual person before, but my grandmother used to say that an itchy thumb is usually a sign to seize an opportunity when it presents itself.

I listened to her and invested some of my savings, and let’s just say I’ve been benefitting from that bold and itchy investment since then!

3) An itchy thumb can be a reminder to be more mindful and present

Aside from taking it as a reminder from the universe to explore new paths, also consider that it might be a sign to slow down and take it easy.

It can be a warning sign that certain aspects of your life might be causing you too much stress and negative emotions, such as work, social life, or family.

I get it, responsibilities can seem like they’re endless, and they can demand your attention and most of your time.

But you also have to prioritize your own needs, or else you’ll risk having an emotional imbalance.

It can make you feel unmotivated and unloved. In worse cases, you’ll feel a silent chaos brewing inside of you that’s actually indescribable to other people who haven’t felt it.

Don’t worry, it’s not just you! Hopefully, you can find some relief in my experience too. I went through that before, I thought nobody else would understand me.

And then, I decided to read more about the physical manifestations of emotional imbalance and how to spot them quickly before you get into a spiral!

Specifically, your left thumb would most likely be the one to signal you that you need to stand down, tune in with your emotions and check your overall well-being.

And yes, that includes your mental, physical, and spiritual health!

When left unchecked, it can greatly impact your relationships with other people.

So, if you suddenly notice that you have higher levels of anxiety, are more prone to depression, and have mood swings, all the while scratching an itchy thumb, then it might be time to seek help.

If you are feeling overwhelmed or unable to cope with stress, you can discuss your concerns and issues with a trusted friend or family member or seek professional advice from a therapist or counselor.

Engaging in self-care activities would also prove useful for you, like exercise, meditation, or spending time in nature!

I remember I had an itchy left thumb and took it as a sign that I needed to slow down because I was feeling a little off.

So, I checked on myself and felt like I needed to go swimming since water is my element, and I feel safest when I’m surrounded by it.

I decided to go to the pool twice a week, and as it turns out, that’s exactly what I needed: some alone time to focus on my well-being!

4) An itchy thumb can be a sign of the need to give and receive love.

If it’s not a spiritual sign to check your overall health, then it might mean that you need to give and receive love.

In spiritual circles, an itchy thumb is frequently associated with love, compassion, and forgiveness since the thumb is linked to the heart chakra.

And if it itches, it indicates that the heart chakra is opening, and you might meet someone special!

Or if you already have a special person in your life, it could also mean that you’re on the verge of deepening a relationship with this person.

Perhaps, it’s also a sign that you will be showered with love from those around you.

I have a friend who listened to her itchy thumb when it came to dating.

She had always been interested in spirituality and alternative healing practices.

One day, while meditating, she felt a strange itch in her thumb.

She began to research what this could mean and discovered that it was a sign that her heart chakra was opening.

Excited by the universe’s revelation, my friend decided to actively work on opening her heart chakra. She started practicing yoga and meditation more and other spiritual activities that focused on the heart center.

As she continued on this path, she noticed that she was becoming more open and vulnerable with those around her. She found herself drawn to a charming man, and considered his attraction as a sign that her heart chakra was indeed opening.

With newfound confidence and courage, they started dating. And until now, they’re together, and stronger than ever!

When you open yourself to the energy and wisdom of the heart chakra, you begin to think from a higher perspective, that of unconditional love, which makes conscious relationships easier to enter and maintain.

Remember that these situations are highly personal and subjective, and just because it’s true for some, doesn’t mean it’s true for others.

But many people find comfort that an itchy thumb may be the sign that they’ve been waiting for, so you can use it as a guide for your actions and decisions in your relationships, especially if you’re experiencing doubt or fear.

5) An itchy thumb can be a sign of divine guidance and protection

Aside from generating a love connection, the reason for your itchy thumb might be a sign for you to be cautious and guarded.

Some people believe that it’s a sign that the universe is protecting them or guiding them in the right direction.

You can interpret the itch as a manifestation of cosmic energy or a link to the divine, or you can take it as a sign to follow your instincts.

After all, the thumb is an important part of the body because it is used for a variety of tasks, such as holding, grasping, and manipulating objects. It represents a person’s ability to exercise free will and take hold of their destiny.

And as far as finger symbolisms and planetary connections go, they said the thumb is connected to Mars.

So, what can you expect if you were protected by such a fiery planet?

Dr.Vinay Bajrangi, India’s top Vedic astrologer, said Mars is the planet that “imparts energy, power, strength, and kingship.”

So if you are under its protection, you might feel a sense of strength, courage, and determination with your daily tasks.

You might feel an intense desire to pursue your goals and overcome obstacles in your path – or maybe experience a burst of energy that drives you to take risks and push yourself to your limits.

As you explore new opportunities and challenges, you may also feel a sense of adventure and excitement. It would also bestow you the energy to take action and be more passionate and decisive.

But sometimes, other people are biased against Mars since this planet is linked to certain negative qualities such as assertiveness, aggression, and high ambition.

Well, it doesn’t help that it was named after the Roman god of war, right?

But Bajrangi said that these characteristics are not necessarily “bad” or “negative,” since individuals who are influenced by Mars can be fearless, confident, and competitive.

Just be careful, as there could be possible drawbacks.

You may be prone to rash behavior, rage, and conflict. Some people who get the itch may also have difficulty controlling their emotions and balancing their aggressive tendencies.

I believe it’s in the way that you harness these cosmic energies that determine if the outcome will be positive or negative.


As humans, we are oftentimes distracted and preoccupied with our daily routines and tend to ignore the signals our bodies send us.

Believe me, when I was younger, I used to ignore a simple ache or a scratch until it somehow landed me in a doctor’s clinic! It was not a pleasant experience, and to this day, I regret not listening to my intuition.

But ever since I started taking spirituality seriously, I saw how my body played a significant role in recognizing divine guidance and protection.

Our bodies are constantly communicating with us, but we often ignore the signs until they become intolerable.

Sometimes, we let a sensation happen and even worsen before dealing with it, but it is critical to listen to and understand our bodies’ messages as soon as we receive them!

This type of communication is a form of self-awareness and self-care that we can all benefit from, and we don’t have to wait for it to become insufferable before we do something about it!

When something itches, we instinctively scratch it without considering the underlying cause. We scratch and scratch, until we hurt ourselves!

If it’s not a medically-diagnosed skin condition or a harmless rash, this could be a sign that our bodies are attempting to communicate something to us – or even an attempt to connect us to a higher power!

I really believe that listening to our bodies is more than just physical health, it is also about spiritual well-being!

Since our bodies are believed to be linked to the spiritual realm, they serve as temples for our souls.

It is also the vessel that transports valuable cosmic energy, and because our soul communicates with our bodies, ignoring it would compromise our spiritual health.

Ultimately, we can tap into our intuition and connect with the universe when we are in tune with our bodies.

So, if there’s something valuable that you can take from this, it’s to always listen, be present, and pay attention.