What Does it Mean When Your Nose Itches?

by Ryan Hart | Updated on October 4, 2021 | Post may contain affiliate links

In this post you’ll discover exactly what it means when your nose itches.

In fact:

The superstitious and spiritual meanings of an itchy nose might reveal much about what you are currently going through in life. I’m excited to share these discoveries with you.

Plus, at the end of this article I’m going to reveal the most common signs from heaven that a deceased loved one is still with you.

Ready to find out what an itchy nose means?

Let’s get started.

Illustration of Itchy Nose

3 Spiritual Meanings of an Itchy Nose

Over centuries there have been many superstitions about having an itchy nose. The nose is a very important body part with many spiritual meanings.

In fact, God formed man by breathing life into his nostrils (Genesis 2:7). This special act makes the nose very symbolic of our relationship with God. It was God’s breath of life that turned man into a living soul.

Job 27:3 says “My life is yet whole in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils.” Not only did God breathe life into man during creation, but the spirit of God is always in our nose as we breathe.

So when you have an itchy nose it has a strong spiritual meaning and you should pay very close attention.

Here’s what it means when your nose itches:

3 Spiritual Meanings of an Itchy Nose

1. Someone is Coming to Visit You

One of the most common itchy nose superstitions says that this means someone is coming to visit you.

There are many versions of this superstition that vary depending on culture and beliefs. However, most versions of this superstition state that an itchy nose means a stranger will introduce themselves to you.

An itchy nose could also mean you will receive a visit from an angel or the holy spirit. Angels are sent by God to guard us in all ways (Psalm 91:11) and to deliver messages (Luke 1:19). So don’t be surprised if you start seeing signs that an angel is watching over you.

Depending on which side of your nose itches, you may receive a visit from a man or woman. If the left side of your nose itches, superstition says a man will visit you. On the other hand, if your nose itches on the right side you will receive a visit from a woman.

2. You Will Receive a Spiritual Gift

An itchy nose is a positive spiritual sign. When this happens be prepared to receive a spiritual gift.

Gifts come in many different forms, but gifts of the holy spirit include wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy and discernment. (1 Corinthians 12:7-11).

An itchy nose means you will receive the gift of discernment. This will give you supernatural knowledge to make proper judgement about people and spirits.

According to the superstition that an itchy nose means you will receive a visit from a stranger, you will also need the ability to know whether that person is good or evil.

The spiritual gift of discernment allows you to know whether you are dealing with an angel or a bad apple.

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God." (1 John 4:1-2)

3. Be Grateful For What You Have

Every time your nose itches, it’s a reminder from God to be grateful for the gifts you’ve been given. He breathed life into our nostrils and we should show appreciation for his grace upon us.

Life is short and every minute is a gift. When my nose itches I immediately think of the spirit of God as I take a breath.

It can be easy to fall into our daily routines and forget about how special each day is. Remember to take a moment each day and be thankful for what you have as well as acknowledge those who have made sacrifices for you.

"Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude." ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Itchy Nose Superstition Meaning

Superstition is a term for beliefs or practices that are widely observed and shared by people in a culture, but which are not supported by evidence or logic. It comes from the Latin superstitio, which means “to stand over something,” and was originally used to describe the fear of demons or the gods that caused people to act irrationally.

There are people who believe that having an itchy nose means you’re going to get money. This is a “superstition” because there’s no real evidence for it; it’s just something people say.

There is an old English superstition that refers to the belief that an itchy nose was a sign of good fortune. It’s one of the oldest known superstitions in England, and is also found in other cultures around the world.

When you’ve got an itch somewhere on your body, it’s hard to resist the urge to scratch. But there’s a superstition that says it’s bad luck to do so.

I’ve never been able to figure out the origin of the superstition against scratching an itch. I can understand not doing it as a matter of manners.

I have a theory that this superstition developed because scratching gives a momentary feeling of relief that encourages you to do it more. So if you don’t want to scratch, the key is not to start out by scratching just a little bit.

The “itchy nose” superstition is a common belief that having an itchy nose indicates someone is talking about you. There are several variations on the superstition, including the belief that itching your nose will make it more likely that someone will talk about you.

We may think of superstitions as pointless relics of the past. But they are more basic than that; they are part of human nature. Superstition is something that is not thought but felt.

And behind every superstition, there is a story, which starts with noticing some correlation in the world.

The correlation might be between an action and a result; like throwing salt over your shoulder to make certain an unwelcome visitor will not return–or at least, not for a while.

Or the correlation might be between two things that seem to go together; like an itchy nose and bad luck–or good luck if you scratch it.

Causes of an Itchy Nose

Now that we know the meaning of an itchy nose, let’s discuss the potential causes. The medical term for the desire to scratch an itch is called pruritus.

Pruritus can be caused by many different factors. Some of the most common causes of an itchy nose include dry skin. Continued scratching can cause redness or bumps if left untreated.

Common causes of an itchy nose:

  • Dry skin
  • Sun burn
  • Nasal allergies
  • Inflammation
  • Common cold
  • Anxiety

If you have any concerns about your health, always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.

Signs From Heaven That a Deceased Loved One is with You

Here are the 15 most common signs that a deceased loved one is with you:

1. Feathers on the Ground

The next time you pass by a feather on the ground, don’t ignore it. Feathers are one of the most common ways to receive messages from angels and deceased loved ones in heaven.

2. Finding Pennies and Dimes

One way that a deceased loved one might send you a sign is by placing pennies, dimes or quarters on the ground in front of you. I like to call them “pennies from heaven” and they are a special way to remember loved ones that have passed away.

Click here to see the entire list of signs from heaven

Now It's Your Turn

And now I’d like to hear from you.

How often have you been having an itchy nose?

What do you think it means when your nose itches?

Either way let me know by leaving a comment below right now.

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Comment on this article:


Ryan Hart
When was the last time you had an itchy nose? Please leave a comment and let me know.
I love your site! Thanks for all the information.
Ryan Hart
You're welcome. 😊
My nose is itchy and I’ve had night terrors. Don’t know what to think but I foresee a dark cloud. I’ve spoken to my mum and she explained similar dreams. I saw a lost girl and death after the colour yellow. What does that mean?.
Ryan Hart
Having an itchy nose while seeing other spiritual signs means you will receive the gift of discernment. This will give you supernatural knowledge to make proper judgement about people and spirits.
Could be change in medicine, or a bad oman
I was reading Psalms 109 to my daughter and my nose was itching non-stop even after I was done reading!
Ryan Hart
"Help me, Oh Lord my God: Oh save me according to thy mercy." 🙏
Raven Simone
My nose itches very seldom like once every 6 to 8 months. I interesting concepts. I'm awaiting to see the result.
Ryan Hart
Let me know what happens!
Raven Simone
My nose itches very seldom like once every 6 to 8 months. I interesting concepts. I'm awaiting to see the result.
Machalle Brown
started this morning7/10/20, on the tip of my nose
Catheline Isom
This is the first time I experienced it I have not experienced this before it is amazing and I thank God for it.
Strange Girl
Hey. Thank You for this information. I have strange phenomen. What is going on with me? It was few months ago when my nose started iching very often... but now, everywhere i go, others start to touch their nose. It is very strange. Like very strange. Everywhere i go.... I know - no matter where i go - people around me start to scrach their nose.....
I had a itch on my left nostril
Tasco C Plater
My nose has had a heavy itch of and on for a 2 day off and on frequently
keri thomas
This my first time on this site. i got these new neighbors who live next to me their African. A guy came over today to visit them he looked at me and my nose began to itch and it still itches. They have not lived here long, but i been here six years. I don't know them i keep to myself me and my children.
Jiamia morris
I do understand the full reasoning and noted knowledge of my now itching. I thank god for his grace and mercy on my life now and everyday! Amen! Thank you for this article!
Ryan Hart
You're welcome. Amen!
Today at my grandmas house and still now while I type this message it’s on the tip of my knows and now fringing in my ears. Ima pray and listen I feel the need to read my Bible rn. Thank you for all the help and guidance the lord is working with this app. Amen. 🙏
Tip of my nose been itching about 2 days, maybe not enough oxygen reaching that nerve ending? But I like better that God is trying to get my attention😊
Years ago a mental doctor said i have a depression i started really getting into selena quintanilla perez around im thinking 5 6 years old more and more slow though ok i like mexicans hispanics long story short i no i have a guardian angel but ive been having more signs lately and just recent i think i really am courius happy thinking everything i think idk can you please tell me what you think my nose also has been itching none stop left side idk thank you for this website please let me no something thank you
Lana D R
This is so cool, I want to journal these articles. Thanks!
Ryan Hart
You're welcome. 😊
I have experience this itching for about two weeks now but my dreams I can't understand. I need help, I love your interpretation.
Jason Burke
I just video chatted with my girlfriend again today and every time I see her my nose itches, or tickles...lol so I asked her to look the meaning up for me so she sent me your article.... Truly amazing and special. Thank you for your view. Why do you believe this happens every time I see her?
Yes I understand the meaning is very correct when I have an itchy nose I have it a lot
Thank you for this article. I have experienced a very strange and unexplainable sensation of itchy nose in recent days. In this time of life I am going through a lot of spiritual change and after reading what you wrote, I am very grateful and taking it for a good Omen. I am constantly grateful for everything I have received. I have never met a person as lucky as myself indeed. The only thing I hope for is: how to find a way to convey this luck and happiness to other people. Thank you again! I think you are doing it as well.
My nose was itchy, for about 12 hours or so. After reading this article I remember a dream I recently had. A man befriended me and he wasn’t a good person. I takes it over with my mom and as soon as I recalled this the symptoms went away! It was oddness because I hadn’t even finished reading the article as yet Jae
My left nostril has been itching for a couple of months. I have been ignoring the itching, except for rubbing my nose. I was told that it could be a sign of pin worms.
I always heard that an itchy nose means someone is thinking of you. My nose has been itching consistently for a little over a week or so. My faith has recently soared to new heights, and the Holy Spirit speaks to me many times with symbolism. My belief is God knows how to get messages to each one of us, uniquely...and He knows I will notice these signs and look up interpretations.
I have 3 butterflies in my house at present along with my itchy nose.
Its been few months both right and left side where the nasal joints its been itchy. I have no allergies or dry skin. I am spiritual and have a master in Reiki. I receive messages for other people and very intuitive and empathic person. When doing meditation an Reiki I always thank my spirits, angels and ancestors. My ex mother in law and I were best buddies and she passed away in my arms and that was my wish as I wanted to be with her when this happens as she suffered a lot with cancer. I am getting too deep spiritually and that's scaring me.
Just before I made the inquiry. After I finished some laundry I was doing, I felt the itchy sharply. Perhaps, it's the fragrance from the detergent with which I did the washing
Cidney Washington
I have an itchy nose like once every 6 months and I thought it meant I had an idea
Sharita Britt
I have had my nose itch twice within this last week.
I’ve been having an itchy nose for a couple of weeks now. Both sides itches but especially the left side. Even the tip of the nose itches sometimes
Tanikqua dampson
God help me show me the way to my Fortune my nose itching on both sidesYeah my hand is itchy
I’ve been working on manifesting a good man. The last three days I’ve been using a meditation by Jo Dispenza. My left nostril started itches during the meditation. I knew it meant something so I looked it up! Thank you for the clarification! Holding the space for more to come in!
Yesterday when I was teaching my 15 year old daughter how to drive I was telling her how grateful I was to still have the opportunity to work during this pandemic and how her father and were still able to pay bills and not get sick. I was explaining to her that she should make sure she gives thanks and I wanted to know if she still believed in Jesus. She said yes. After that conversation the left side of my nose began to itch.
Marlene Modise
It happens sometimes
Hi I have been getting into Tarot reading i have a youtube channel and I do ghost stories of Tarot and it been interesting for the last few readings I've done. My nose itches like crazy but then it's like my entire body its itchy. There are orbs to faces of ghost to sn incredible light show I've done!! So this is completely normal then? Love and light
Franz garchitorena
I have dreamed about my ex flirting with my cousin younger than me in middle of the year. Then 3 days ago I dreamed her again having relationships with someone I know It could be a friend, what was that mean?
Franz garchitorena
2 days ago after having a bad conversation and chatting with my ex, my nose started to receded every day, very often ever since that connections happened and it’s been a week now,
I’ve been getting messages for past few months to let someone negative go in my life & have faith in god & being more independent it said this person has been affecting my energy , & I started to notice my mom & I haven’t been clicking she’s always mean & negative to any ideas I have or me wanting to change , I started mediating again & tonight I finally fully txted her & let her go , now my nose has been itching for about 20 mins , & I got a msg earlier someone will be visiting me to my email so it’s strange seeing it says a visitor will come , what really caught my eye was it can be an angel or god protecting me from evil so I’m confused on that part because I was told my soul mission is to guide others to god & to follow my angel msgs & that’s what I’m doing I feel I’m becoming more aware then I should be ..
Uche Steven
My nose always itchy me I don’t know why
Every time my nose itch someone comes to see me.
Roselyne Melua
Thankyou for sharing the message of God and the spiritual meaning of having itchy nose. I felt so much better for my son who experiences itchy nose. I pray for healing and strength through this Covid 19 period.. Love our mighty God!
Buffy Vinson
Thank you Ryan 😊 I believe in the "someone is coming to see you" when my nose itches. Has always been my experience.
Ryan Hart
You're welcome. 😊
Thats is true..my left nose so itchy..in a couple of days my ex contacted me thru fb last heard from him 22 years ago!.and long lost sister appeared out of fb too