The Meanings Of Ear Itching In Chinese Superstition

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.

Just kidding.

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.

Here’s a table chart for easy reference.


Ear itching reference table

Hour Left Ear Itching Right Ear Itching
Rat
(2300 – 0100)
Your romantic partner or a suitor is thinking about you An omen that there will be a small loss of wealth
Ox
(0100 – 0300)
An engaging conversation beckons An argument or conflict is incoming
Tiger
(0300 – 0500)
Someone will be profiting off you You are going to encounter a pressure situation
Rabbit
(0500 – 0700)
Incoming invitation to a party event A long distance friend has news to share
Dragon
(0700 – 0900)
An upcoming journey is going to be a fruitful affair People who will make an impact on your life will appear
Snake
(0900 – 1100)
A planned or sudden auspicious event will occur Good luck is coming your way
Horse
(1100 – 1300)
Information originating from a long distance will bring good news Family and friends are visiting or contemplating it
Goat
(1300 – 1500)
Mentors and noblemen are going to enter your life Someone located far away will be visiting
Monkey
(1500 – 1700)
Travel plans will be enjoyable and satisfactory An auspicious event is about to occur
Rooster
(1700 – 1900)
Financial loss beckons An event will occur which will directly bring you prosperity
Dog
(1900 – 2100)
A feasting occasion incoming News that you are waiting for will come from an indirect source
Pig
(2100 – 2300)
Positive things are going to happen Invitations to events and dinner are on the way in

While little superstitions can add a little spice into our lives, remember not to ignore any medical reasons for your ears to itch uncontrollably.

It could be due to:

  • Allergy
  • Stress
  • Air pollutants
  • Insect bites
  • etc

Just don’t brush off possible medical reasons when your ears misbehave too frequently.

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