Itchy Finger – Superstition and Meaning

Hands are significant in a spiritual sense, not just as a tool that we have so that we could “work” and find our way in this world.

As many traditions suggest hands are the tool that is used for prayer, and this is our way of spiritual connection to the Universe, God, or whatever that may be for you, personally.

Now, in some way, fingers are maybe the most critical part of our hands, and in this sense, it is very relevant to understand what does every one of the means in a symbolical sense, so that when you experience itching you know what it means for you.

It is not just a physical process or a bite, and itching can come from one very interesting source.

So, every finger on our hand carries a specific symbolism – they are reserved for people who are important to us, they are the representation of our family, the people that we love the most.

So the thumb indicates our parents, the index finger of the brothers and sisters, the middle finger of ourselves, the ring finger our lifelong love, and the little finger our children.

On the other hand, we could say, and some medical braches have confirmed such idea, is that every finger represents energy and the fact that a particular finger itches, it directs us on that problem that we might have.

Also, it is believed that every finger on our hand shows us what should we do, and what kind of problem we actually have, and we are not talking about problems regarding our physical health, but psychological and emotional.

Having said all this, in some of the sections, we will deal with each of these fingers in details, and in the following section, we will speak about the general meaning of Itchy Finger.

What does it mean when you have an Itchy Finger?

There are numerous stories of what does the Itchy Finger means, and the meaning varies a lot, depending on the what finger is in question, and what tradition is in question.

In some traditions, itchy finger means that you will have some financial problems, or that you will receive some money (this is similar to the itching of the hand in some other traditions).

In this regard, the itching of the fingers on the hand is also associated with finance, and in fact, the meaning is different.

Less famous, but also with a long history, some records show that if your finger itches, your marriage will end. So in this version, itching of the finger is connected to the emotional and marital status.

The belief that fingers have significant meaning for us comes from the Japanese culture – This is a part of alternative medicine that is based on the fingers of the hand, and whose task is to balance, through important points on the fingers, the energy of the body, which is essential for the physical and emotional health of the human being.

Additionally, we must say that every finger is connected to one or many organs in a human body, and by stimulation of that finger, we can heal our bodies.


What does it symbolize when you have an Itchy Finger?

So, as you can see, there is no doubt that every finger is a bearer of energy and the fact that a certain finger itches; it is the process that is connected to that energy. It means that the energy of that finger is jeopardies, unbalanced, or that it has no flow.

It is more than clear that this is the way that our bodies are sending us signals that we need to take care of our energy fields.

If the finger that is itching you is the thumb, it is good to know that this is the finger that symbolizes self-evaluation and willpower and mind. So, the itching of this finger is telling you that you need to pay attention to these two things in your life.

Primarily in a sense that you lack one or the other, or you have them, but they are not in a good balance. The thumb problem reveals mental-level concerns.

If you feel itching on your index finger that symbolizes confidence, leadership, ambition and spirituality then you should know that you are far from the achievement of these high virtues and that you must work really hard to achieve them, and change the approach that you have right now. It is not good, nor will it take you where you want to be. An index finger problem means the presence of fear and anger.

If your middle finger itches you, it is the process that forces us to ask ourselves difficult questions, and its symbolism is balance, justice and responsibility. Maybe you lack self-criticism, you are reckless and tactless – all things to change as soon as possible.

The problem with the middle finger reveals the anger associated with sexual energy and the extent of the suppressed aggression.

If the ring finger itches you, it is essential to know that this is the finger that symbolizes relationships, creativity, aesthetics and the emotional side of a human.

Something is terribly wrong with your personal life you experience itching on this finger. A ring finger problem means sadness and dissatisfaction in a community, marriage or partnership of any kind.

In the end, if the little finger itches you, the main thing to remember is that it symbolizes intelligence, communication, reliance on intuition, the power to persuade and transmit knowledge.

So, these are the aspect of your life to be careful and to work hard on, because you have the ability to give knowledge to others.

The problem with the little finger shows the state of our heart, nerves, intestines – especially the thin one, as well as the state of all our emotions.

Alternatively, every finger represents someone from your family, and the itching is connected to your interpersonal connection to that person, and the warning that something is off.

Is it a good or a bad sign?

Having said all of this, we could not say that such event is a good sing, primarily because it is always a reminder that the energy that is in that finger is not in balanced and that you must do everything you can to change it, so that your body and mind are in correlation and are working well.

If you know what every finger symbolizes, then it would not be a big deal to know what does the itching means, and what you must do from now on.

The fact is that you could look at such event as a blessing (besides the fact that shows that something is not good in your life), but you need to know what kind of energy that finger represents.

When you are aware of the meaning of each finger, regardless of what system you look at – the one that speaks of interpersonal relations, health, or energies, you are equipped to deal with the issues that you might have.


There is a deep-rooted belief in the people that even the smallest changes in the body, such as itching of the palm or playing with the eye, have some meaning.

It is thought that when your right palm itches you will give money and when your left palm itches you will get money. And, if by any chance your fingers are itching, it indicates that you will soon be engaged or married.

This is definitely the simplified version, but it definitely should be mentioned and regarded as relevant.

And even if this sound to you as the folk tale that does not have any roots in reality, we will tell you that Eastern Medicine proves that each part of the body carries some energy, and in this sense, every finger of the hand has some meaning for us.

In this, much deeper sense, it is said that every finger represents different energy that we have (one is connected to our mind, other to knowledge, etc.) and it carries the message that that power is not in balance and that it must be altered; so the itching process comes as a physical reminder that something is wrong.

What also must be added is that each finger and the itching processes shows a problem with one inner problem and it goes from partnership relations to inner needs and their satisfaction.