When our ears are itching, is it just a moment of skin irritation or maybe cosmic energy trying to tell us something? It could very well be due to a sudden dryness in the air, but as you would have it, Chinese superstition have some things to say about it. The Chinese Almanac states that when an ear is suddenly itching uncontrollably… you should scratch it. What the book actually says is that when the left ear or right ear itches, it can mean different things according to the animal zodiac hour in which the itch happens. While little superstitions can add a little spice into our lives, remember not to ignore any medical reasons for your ears to itch uncontrollably.
Since the pagan and early Christian times, superstitions and beliefs were handed down from a generation to another. Called "Pisreogs" they were a sort of spells or warnings to foretell good and bad luck or keep off evil and misfortune. In Aughagower and along the West Coast of Ireland some of them are still alive and some people observe them unconsciously in daily life. Itch on the left hand meant to receive money on that day if you split on it, itch on the right hand meant to get money out that day. Itchy nose indicated a quarrel with someone; a right itchy ear meant someone was saying something rude about you, but licking your thumb and forefinger and then rubbing your ear made him bite his tongues.
I am a musician and writer who has been writing about cultural superstitions online for over three years. This is a compilation of superstitions and old wives' tales about body parts and the body. These superstitions come from various sources and countries. From hair to feet, this article will explore the potential meanings of each body part—and from there we will go on to consider several superstitions regarding clothing and accessories. The 'crowning glory' is one of the most indestructible parts of the body.