Additionally, there are some ancient astrological studies that suggest that having a mole on a specific part of your body might mean something about your personality, your fortune, or your future. Really, a mole can mean so many things, and, if you find one and want to know if you should be concerned or what the symbolism behind it is, you’ve come to the right place.
On your chest
According to Chinese tradition, a mole on your chest or breast area could mean quite a few different things. According to World of Feng Shui, a mole on your chest or breast can mean you are ambitious, are generous, or have wonderful children. Who knew?
Unlike your back, it’s relatively easy to check for moles on your chest or on or around your breasts. Using a mirror, you can closely inspect any spots and determine whether or not they are moles, or freckles, and decide if you need to be checked out by a doctor. Still, if you’ve found a mole on your chest or breast, it usually isn’t cause for concern. According to the Mayo Clinic, the chest is a super common location for moles to present themselves, and, unless it shows signs of melanoma, usually isn’t something to worry about. According to the Mayo Clinic, it’s important to see a doctor “if a mole looks unusual, grows or changes.”
According to Cosmopolitan, if you’re wondering what a mole on your forehead means, Chinese astrology believes it means prosperity. A mole in the centre of the forehead represents wisdom, while one on the right side of the forehead indicates that the person is a fantastic companion. The one on the left, on the other hand, denotes ill luck. A forehead mole also represents “an busy, enterprising individual,” according to the book Dreaming The Future: The Fantastic Story Of Prediction.
Because your head and face are exposed to a lot of sunshine, it’s no wonder that moles commonly appear on the forehead, according to Healthline. The head is also a common site for seborrheic keratoses, according to WebMD.
A mole on your lip is more than just a beauty mark
When most people see a mole on someone’s top lip, they immediately think of Marilyn Monroe. Alternatively, they’ll dismiss it as a beauty mark and go about their business. A mole on your lip, on the other hand, indicates that you want to achieve a lot in life and are likely to succeed, according to Chinese astrology. Additionally, according to Cosmopolitan, a mole on the corner of your upper lip indicates that you prefer the “finer things in life.”
While that description may seem reasonable and accurate, because your lips are exposed to a lot of sunlight, a mole on or near your lips could be malignant. However, if you’ve just developed a mole on your lip, it’s generally nothing to be concerned about.
A mole along your temple or hairline could mean you like to travel
Ancient Chinese astrology deems a mole on a person’s temple or hairline to mean that they will have a pretty great life, romantically and financially speaking. According to AskAstrologer.com, a mole there “denotes early marriage” and a “beautiful wife,” as well as “a possibility of sudden and unexpected arrival of money.”
While a mole on your face or forehead — and even your arms and legs — might be easy to spot, a mole along your hairline or on your temple can be tricky to find. If you have dark hair, you might not notice a new mole near your hair as quickly as ones on other parts of your body. That said, because this area of your body is in a lot of contact with the sun (unless you always wear a hat), it’s a good idea to pay attention to any moles around there and watch out for melanoma. While moles on your temple or hairline aren’t necessarily always going to be cancerous, it’s still a good idea to have a professional check them out.
Moles on the legs have many meanings
A mole on your leg can mean a lot of different things, and it kind of depends on where the mole is located and your sex. For men, a mole on the lower leg indicates “hardship and suffering,” according to World of Feng Shui. For women, a mole on the lower leg, specifically around the ankle, means you might be a little “heartless.”
Additionally, medically speaking, moles on the legs might be a sign that something is wrong. According to Healthline, the legs are one of the most common sites where a cancerous mole can develop. The melanoma can either start to grow from within an existing mole or present itself in a new mole. Because of that, it’s important to always keep an eye out on the moles you have on your legs, and always show them to your dermatologist or doctor when you go in for a visit, as only they will be able to tell if the mole is cancerous.
A mole on your scalp is great by Chinese astrology standards
A mole anywhere on your scalp is usually a good sign, according to ancient Chinese astrology. The website YourChineseAstrology.com states that a mole on the head “symbolizes the lifelong good luck envied by others.”
So how do you know if you have a mole on your scalp? A mole there can be hard to spot at first, but a friend, family member, or doctor can help point one out if you can’t see one on your own. However, if you find a mole on top of your head, don’t worry — it typically isn’t dangerous, according to Healthline. Still, consider taking a picture of the mole so you can monitor it to see if it changes. Moles are super common, and are usually nothing to grow anxious over. But if you have a mole on your scalp or anywhere else on your body, it’s always a good idea to watch it and make note of any abnormalities or changes that occur over time. A doctor or dermatologist will be able to determine what the next steps are.
An elbow mole is a good sign
As useful as they are, you probably don’t think about your elbows too much on a day-to-day basis. Really, you might not think of it at all unless you knock your funny bone wrong and then you’re just in pain for a while. But the elbow is an interesting body part, made even more interesting if you have a mole on yours. Even if it’s just one mole, on one elbow, it’s probably a good sign.
According to The Times of India, a mole on either elbow means you’ll be seeing plenty of “success and wealth” in your life. Additionally, it might mean that you tend to enjoy some good art or a relaxed walk outdoors. An elbow mole could also reportedly mean that you cultivate strong relationships where you help people and they help you, too. Basically, a mole on your elbow is practically a good-luck sign, and if you have one, you could be seeing an influx of cash one day.