What It Really Means When You Have A Mole On Your Arm

A mole, like freckles, can appear anywhere on your skin, the simple difference between moles and freckles being that freckles are mostly pale brown while moles are round or oval, with their color ranging from dark brown to black. While freckles can come and go, moles can maintain their spot on your body for 50 years. It's advisable to be wary of moles that suddenly appear past your teenage years. Medical News Today says that new moles can appear due to having fair skin, genetics, a weakened immune system, or being exposed to ultraviolet rays (that means the sun). 

Some people believe that moles can indicate meaning to a person's personality, future and even the probability of luck, depending on what part of the body they are found — whether it is on common places like the wrist, arms or somewhere else. Actually, arm moles are so common that New York City dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner observed that nearly everyone has "at least one mole on the arms," per Time.

So, what does a mole on your arm really mean?

A mole on your arm isn't much of a great omen

According to Astrosage, a mole on your arm suggests intelligence, a hardworking trait, and efficiency at tasks placed in your control. On the flip side, it could also mean that you might work so hard and still end up living an average life even though you desire to be a lot more prosperous. World of Feng Shui suggests that getting recognition for your hard work might be very challenging if you've got a mole on your arm. But it appears that this is only true for people who have moles on their left arm, per Askastrologer.

While a mole can be a beauty mark and possibly serve as a personality predictor, it can also serve as a pointer to underlying health conditions like cancer, BBC writes. Of course, a few moles here and there might not hurt or pose any serious health threat, but "having a lot of moles is a sign of having a greater probability of skin cancer," Kristina Callis-Duffin, MD, assistant professor of dermatology, University of Utah, said. "An abundance of moles means your skin cells are particularly active, which can increase the risk of cells becoming cancerous." 

You may also want to keep the health ramifications of moles in mind while seeking out how they influence your personality traits.