Birthmarks are colored marks appearing on the skin before or after birth.
Birthmarks are often found on the bodies of newborn babies, especially on their foreheads. They are unique to every baby.
Some babies are born with them, and others, they develop soon after they are born.
These birthmarks can be pigmented, which are spots of skin with extra pigment, or they can be vascular, containing some extra blood vessels which didn’t fully form.
These types of marks are usually harmless and go away, but some need to be monitored.
Vascular birthmarks are red or pink patches which have different interesting names, such as “stork bite”, “salmon patch”, or “angel kiss”.
Stork bites or salmon patches are usually located on the back of babies’ necks, eyelids, or heads, and angel kisses are often located between the eyebrows.
Types of birthmarks on the forehead
Babies are in most cases born with some kind of a birthmark, so this is not a rare occurrence. The birthmarks often disappear with time, but sometimes it takes a lot of time for them to vanish.
They all have a unique shape and the color might vary, ranging from pink to brown and crimson.
Angel kiss birthmarks can be purple or red colored, and are usually placed on the forehead, but they might also be found on the eyelids and cheeks.
Usually, they disappear by the 3rd year. When the child is irritated or cries they become darker. They are usually harmless and don’t itch or cause pain.
Stork bites often appear on the neck but they are also found on the forehead or between the eyes. They are pink or purple colored. These marks sometimes stay for life.
Hemangiomas are bright red birthmarks usually appearing at birth or in the first weeks after birth. They are created by extra blood vessels in the skin and look like bumps on the skin.
Usually, they appear on the forehead or other places on the head, but they can also appear on other parts of the body. They usually disappear but sometimes they need to be surgically removed.
Café au lait spots are birthmarks which are light to dark brown pigmentations on the baby’s skin, usually the head, but also the other parts of the body.
They might change in number and size and their color can darken when exposed to the sun.
Port-wine birthmarks are red-purple discolorations of the skin. They are present on the newborn’s skin. They usually appear on the face and neck, but also on other parts of the body.
When the birthmarks resemble animals, it is believed that these birthmarks give some connection to the animal kingdom and give the child the traits of the animals whose shape birthmark they have on their forehead.
Spiritual meaning of a birthmark on the forehead
The spiritual meaning of a birthmark on the forehead also depends on the exact position of the birthmark on the forehead.
It is not the same whether the birthmark is placed in the middle of the forehead, on the left, or right side, or some other part of the forehead.
Birthmark placed in the middle of the forehead
When the birthmark is placed on the forehead but exactly in the middle, this is considered a very good sign.
This mark is believed to make the person very attractive and respectful. It is believed that the person has a kind heart and will be respected and honored in her life.
The birthmark on the middle of the forehead is considered a sign of fame and great achievements in life. These people often became famous and great leaders in their chosen areas.
They might become famous high-ranking state officials, reformers, diplomats, or politicians. In some cases, they reach worldwide fame.
Some believe that the mark on the center of the forehead is a sign that the person will have many admirers, suitors, and relationships in their lifetime.
Birthmark placed on the right side of the forehead
When a birthmark is placed on the right side of the forehead, this is considered a very good omen, especially because it is placed on the right side of the body which is considered fortunate.
A birthmark on the right side of the forehead is perceived as a sign of a highly intelligent person. They are bound to succeed in life using their wit and other abilities.
These people are usually very educated and reach great heights and positions in society thanks to their knowledge and intelligence. They might become respected and recognized scientists or be known for their great expertise on a subject.
Their professional success might not be equal to their success in other areas of their life. They might become overconsumed with their education and their career, putting aside their family and private life.
While they might be widely respected in their professional field and have a great reputation, their private and family life might be nonexistent or they might neglect their family.
They need to manage to balance their professional duties with their private life. If they spend all their time studying or working, they won’t have time to go out or start a relationship and family, and this might hurt them greatly later in life causing regret and sorrow.
Those who have a family, need to pay attention to devote enough of their time to their partners and children because if they don’t, they might end up ruining their lives and not feeling happy and fulfilled with their professional success knowing they have ruined their family because of this success.
Birthmark placed on the left side of the forehead
When the birthmark is on the left side of the forehead, this is not considered a good sign, especially because birthmarks on the left side of the body are bad omens according to the majority.
The person with such a birthmark is considered to have an extravagant and wasteful nature, which will not lead to a very bright future. Their nature might lead them to debt and financial struggles. They are also considered unreliable and irresponsible.
Birthmarks on the left side of the forehead are also a sign of a spontaneous and uninhibited nature. These people know how to live a joyful life and they don’t care much about the future. They are also very creative.
They enjoy spending money on their pleasures and this can cause great financial issues, debts, and problems with people they owe money.
Their irresponsible and disorganized behavior can cause problems in their relationships and family. Friends and family members might turn their back on them because of their attitude and behavior, and they might also end up losing business or their job.
These people don’t have a bad character, they just don’t know how to handle money. They are very generous and selfless with their belongings and money and this can also be very detrimental to them because they easily fall prey to opportunistic people who might try and succeed in taking advantage of them.
Because they are a bit naïve, they don’t usually judge characters well and they might get cheated on by the people who claim and pretend to be their friends.
They need to learn how to control their urges for spending and learn how to handle their finances, become more organized and spend wisely. Only then they can expect to live a fulfilling life and be respected by others.
Birthmark on the eyebrows
Sometimes the birthmarks appear on the eyebrows and they are just as significant as other more visible ones.
This birthmark is considered a sign of great respect and luck for the person with this birthmark.
This is considered a sign of an optimistic, gentle, generous, artistic, and determined person.
When the birthmark is placed on the right eyebrow this is considered a good sign. Such a mark is an indication of a happy marriage with a respectable person. That this person is expected to experience more luck after marriage.
When the birthmark is placed on the left eyebrow, it doesn’t have a good meaning, as expected. Usually, it indicates disagreements with their superiors and bad luck in the workplace.
When the birthmark is placed between the eyebrows, this often reflects the person’s career and finances.
This birthmark placed high between the eyebrows indicates strong ambition and a person who is never satisfied with their achievements.
If it is placed very low between the eyebrows the person might be prone to procrastination and missing opportunities.
It is best when the birthmark is placed exactly between the eyebrows where it indicates a balanced and successful person.
When the birthmarks are placed below the eyebrows this is a sign that the person is very creative and intelligent. This also indicates prosperity and good fortune.
When the birthmark is placed above the eyebrows, this is also a good sign, indicating good luck and prosperity in life, but not as a sign of merely good fortune, but also a lot of hard work.
These people need to be careful with their money and the people they trust with their money because they might be deceived by them.
Birthmark on the eyelids
Birthmarks can also appear on the forehead but on the eyelids. The meaning of this birthmark also depends on whether it is placed on the left or right eyelid, the lower or upper eyelid.
When this birthmark is on the right eyelid, this is considered a good sign. Usually, this means that the person is generally lucky, but especially regarding their finances.
They easily make money and know how to wisely invest it. They are provided for and taken care of by the Universe.
When the birthmark is on the left eyelid, being on the left side of the body it is considered a bad omen.
These people don’t know how to handle their money and are prone to spend recklessly. Their behavior jeopardizes their future but also the future of their loved ones.
These people are strong-willed and tend to impose their will onto other people. They are ambitious and can be aggressive when it comes to achieving their goals. They might achieve success but their reckless way of living is undermining and ruining their success.
Sometimes a birthmark is placed on the upper eyelid. This birthmark is considered a sign of a person with adventurous nature and cannot be still. It is a sign of someone who enjoys traveling and moving from place to place. They are true nomads at heart.
It is normal for them to always go somewhere and not stay long in one place. What keeps them going is their love for freedom and movement. They always look at the brighter sides of things and are very optimistic.
Sometimes this birthmark is perceived as a sign of some major fortune and prosperity in life, especially when it is on the inner part of the upper eyelid.
When the birthmark is placed on the lower eyelid, this is often considered a sign of relationship struggles. For these people, it is believed that they will have extramarital affairs, or that they will be cheated on by their spouse. Likely, they won’t be satisfied with their marriage.
The practice of defining the meaning and interpreting birthmarks is very old. Different cultures have attributed specific meanings to different birthmarks, which all depend on the position of the body or their size.
Usually, birthmarks are considered a sign of good luck. Some cultures believe birthmarks indicate our past or future lives and are somehow tied to our destiny.
Some believe birthmarks can predict our future or indicate some personality traits.
Since ancient times they were considered an omen from the gods, and the person with such marks was considered “marked”.
People attached different superstitions and beliefs about these signs placed on people’s bodies, and some were considered good and others bad omens.
Some beliefs considered these marks as a sign regarding the child’s future and could give clues about their character.
For the medieval French, birthmarks were considered the mark of the devil, and these children were believed to be possessed. Rituals of exorcisms were often performed to banish the demons from such children.
For the Spanish and Arabs, birthmarks were considered a sign of good fortune, especially if another person touched the birthmark on someone’s body.
In many cultures, it was believed that the birthmark is directly linked to the mother’s desires or actions before the baby was born.
When the birthmarks are placed on the left side, this is believed to be a sign of an unstable life and fortune.
The person might experience a lot of gains, but also losses. The person might gain a lot of material wealth but lose their soul at the same time.
When the birthmarks are on the right side of the body, this is a good sign, indicating a fortunate life, great achievements, especially later in life but an overall peaceful and happy existence.
The color of the birthmark is also significant. When the birthmark is a darker color and well-defined, this is considered a good birthmark.
Such a birthmark indicates the strength of the person and the support she gets from other people. A faded birthmark without a defined edge can indicate a lack of support for the person.
Spiritual meaning of birthmarks on the body
Many people believe there is a spiritual meaning to having a birthmark on the forehead, or other parts of the body.
For some, birthmarks represent memories from past lives. Especially in India and Far East countries birthmarks were considered a sign from a past life and the experiences the soul had in that lifetime.
When the marks on the body have an intense color, they are believed to be a result of sins from a previous life which the person is due to atone or expiate in their current lifetime.
Beautifully shaped marks are considered a sign of good fortune, prosperity, and long life, but also a happy marriage.
For some, these marks on the body are believed to be a scar from an injury which happened in a previous life.
Birthmarks on the body are also believed to be a sign of the spiritual suffering the person has endured.
Superstitious warnings to future mothers
In many cultures, there is a widespread belief that the actions and thoughts of the mother to be, are reflected as birthmarks on her newborn.
The pregnant woman is not allowed to touch her face during pregnancy.
They are also not allowed to steal something or take something from someone, like food or some other item because it is believed that the child will have the mark of the stolen thing on their body.
A pregnant woman should stay away from people who are deformed or have some physical flaw, especially not allow them to cross her path.
She is also not allowed to look at such people for a long time because it is believed that the baby will get some ugly birthmark on their body.
Pregnant women weren’t allowed to take a bit from someone’s apple because it was believed that the baby would have a bite birthmark on the face.
According to some Western beliefs, the birthmarks on the child’s head appear when the mother drinks a lot of coffee or chocolate during the pregnancy.