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What is the superstition regarding itchy feet?

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According to a superstitious belief, an individual experiencing itchy feet is about to embark on a great journey or is going to take a trip of some kind in the near future. There are other superstitions based on the specific part of the foot that itches; there are even beliefs regarding itching further up the ankle and leg.

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What is the superstition regarding itchy feet?
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If the right foot itches, it means the forthcoming journey will take the itch sufferer to a place where he is welcome. Some superstitious types believe that if the itching is on the sole of the right foot, it means that the journey will be profitable. Itching on the left foot, however, means that the end of journey may not be pleasant. If the itching is on the sole of the left foot, it means that losses are experienced on the journey.

Itching ankles foreshadow a marriage or an imminent increase in wealth. Itchy shins equal an unpleasant surprise. Itching on the left knee is a predictor for a journey full of bad luck. When itching is on the right knee, however, a happy journey is predicted. Itchy toes mean the journey will be highly challenging. Itching on the thighs indicates that a new residence is forthcoming.


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