A Guide to Birthmark Superstitions

Angel Kisses or Mark of the Devil?

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Birthmarks have quite the reputation, good and bad both. They have been called both Angel Kisses and Marks of the Devil. Quite the polarity of meaning between these two names bequeathed upon birthmarks don't you think?

Throughout history, birthmarks were feared by superstitious, paranoid, and religious fanatics. But in the present day, many believe birthmarks are indeed lucky omens with special meanings indicating reincarnation, life purpose, or destiny. 

A Birthmark Could Hint of Possible Cause of Death from Previous Lifetime

Some people believe that birthmarks are clues to the cause of injury or death from the previous lifetime. In this case the location of a birthmark on the body could indicate a wound. In addition, the shape of the birthmark could be even more telling. For example, a sword or dagger could indicate a stabbing. A flame or torch shape could mean a prior death by fire. A circular marking could indicate a bullet hole. One man was told by a psychic that his birthmark that resembles a hangman gallows meant he had been hung—and in his case, unjustly so! Some people believe that anyone who does not have any birthmarks died of natural causes in their past life.

More Past Life Markings

Aside from a sword birthmark possibly being a past life death indicator, a sword could also signal a past life of a being a warrior, or having lived with great strength or bravery. It has been speculated that certain birthmark shapes might indicate a specific trade or ethnic group from a former incarnation. 

Some believe that birthmarks imprint upon the soul a memory, or a reminder of a lesson learned in a previous incarnation, so as to avoid a similar path or conflict in present day.

Animal Spirits as Birthmarks

Animal shaped birthmarks can indicate a special connection with the animal kingdom, and specific to the spirit animal teachings. Common animal markings resemble cats, rabbits, birds, a snake, or fish. You might have a birthmark that looks like an animal paw, a feather, or wings. Any of these indicates a connection to animals; look to them for insight or enlightenment.

Birthmark Omens

Favorable birthmarks are those that resemble protective symbols such as a rabbit's foot, a four-leaf clover, horseshoe, angel wings, etc. Rather than carrying good luck amulets in your pocket you already have a built in shield. You have been blessed by spirit or the angels. 

Hearts and Signs for Identification

Birthmarks have also been thought to be forms of identification, helping twin flames or soul mates to reunite. Heart-shaped birthmarks are especially beloved—a symbol of universal love. Families have sometimes have reported that the same birthmarks show up on their relatives or through the generations. Remember my ear pierce birthmark? My aunt was born with a similar piercing. 

Astrological Symbols and Connection to the Cosmos

Crescent moon, shooting stars, and sunbursts are favored birthmarks. Some people with such birthmarks often will feel a strong connection to the cosmos, looking to the skies during introspective periods. Others have reported birthmark shapes that align with their zodiac signs, such as an archer, scorpion, or libra scales.

Sacred Geometry

Sacred or spiritual symbols as birthmarks are interesting too, giving pause along with a questioning mind and heart, These shapes include pyramids, diamonds, circles, Star of David, or the rare merkaba.

Freckle Clusters

You might notice that your freckles tell a story. Freckle clusters create images or resemble maps or regions. They might look like the shape of Florida or the Hawaiian Islands. One woman told me that she has a strand of freckles that resemble the big dipper running from her elbow to her wrist. Also, odd dots that are not the typical freckle can form in clusters.

There is really no end to what a person's birthmark looks like. They might look like letters of the alphabet, flowers, a space ship or even a dancing pig!