To some of us, there are likely at least one or two areas that feel a bit less than satisfactory. Palm reading, also known as palmistry or chiromancy, is one of the most highly regarded, though difficult to grasp. Simply put, palmistry is the art of analyzing the physical features of the hands to interpret personality characteristics and predict future happenings. Within palm reading, hands are considered portals that shed invaluable insight. But, believe it or not, understanding what the lines in your hand mean isn’t such a difficult thing.
Ahead, let’s explore the basic theory and techniques of palm reading, along with tips and tricks to help you cultivate your unique approach. After all, once you learn how to interpret this powerful magical tool, your future literally lies in the hand.
Understanding The Art Of Palm Reading
Palm reading, also called palmistry, originated in ancient India and is now popular and fashionable worldwide as a way of seeing a person’s fate and personality by reading palm lines, hand shapes, and colors, etc. There are five main lines on the palm: the life line, the heart line (also called the love line), the money line (also called the fate line), headline, and the marriage line. Different lines correspond with different traits. But palmistry, to use the practice’s official term, is a very old form of divination. More personal than tarot reading or rune casting, and more variable than one’s birth chart, a thorough palm reading can (if you’re into such things) reveal what you’ve possessed within you since birth and also tell you what may lie ahead.
A longer, more in-depth palm reading might address finger proportions and lengths, which can tell the reader about specific facets of your personality, and the mounts of the hand, which are an entire subsection of palmistry on their own. While the roots of the practice can’t be traced to a specific period of time, research shows it has been used to shed light on a person’s unique story for quite a bit. And really, it’s just plain-old fascinating, which is reason enough to learn more about it.
With practice, palmistry can help you to know who individuals are, regardless of how they may try to disguise their true nature. Palmistry isn’t as hard as some make it out to be and has the benefit of not needing any special paraphernalia.
How To Read Palm
There are basic ways to read the palm, which is through the 4 lines in the hand. However, some techniques are traditional while some just come from individual’s point of view or on different aspect of their palm reading.
#1. The Shape Of The Hand
A lot is made in classical palmistry about the shape of the hand. It is more valuable to look at the shape of a hand and ask yourself some simple questions. For example, does this person like to work with these hands? Is this the hand of a deep thinker? and any other random questions that can pop into your mind. And you will see how accurate you can be.
It isn’t cheating to look at callouses, rings or other identifying features of the hands; it’s all part of the process.
#2. The Hands Can Tell Tale
When you look at both hands, the dominant hand will reflect the interaction of the person with the “regular, the real” word, while the other hand will show the less known side, the subconscious, and even their most secret desires, often unknown to them.
Let’s not forget the knuckles, cause they play an important role in palm reading
Fingers with knobby, large knuckles often belong to people who are deeply philosophical, or analytical. They think things through and can often be stubborn. That analytical mind can be a great benefit, or a hindrance, depending upon the situation. Smooth knuckles are a sign of openness of mind and a willingness to accept situations. Some people consider smooth knuckles to be a sign of gentility and sensitivity, but that’s an archaic holdover from another era.
The truth is that you will usually see a mix of knuckle size and shape in the hands. The proper analysis of these joints is dependent upon the finger itself, as well as which knuckle is affected. With that in mind, let’s move on to the digits.
Every finger is related to one of the planets. This system draws upon astrology as a model and allows the hand to become a reflection of a person’s chart. With this system, each finger has a specific story to tell, as well as the corresponding “mounts” beneath them and around the hand.
The forefinger is ruled by Jupiter. The middle finger is Saturn. The ring finger belongs to Apollo/the Sun, and the little finger to Mercury. The thumb is ruled by Venus. Mars is found in the plain of Mars, the central part of the hand itself. The Moon rules the lower percussion, or side, of the hand.
By noting the length of fingers, we get a good idea of what’s the most important focus of someone’s life and where their skills lie. For example, someone with a very short Mercury finger may not have great skills with money, or the ability to keep it once made. In some hands, we may notice that the fingers seem to be bending toward the Apollo, or ring finger. We can assume that they have a strong sense of self, may be highly confident, or are thrust into the public eye. Many celebrities have such fingers.
A long first Jupiter finger implies leadership abilities and love of life, although it can also indicate engaging in fun activities or infidelity in relationships. The middle finger, ruled by Saturn, can show common sense, wisdom, the tendency to take life seriously, and sound judgment, as well as a depressed personality or stubbornness and a lack of frivolity. Of course, all of these are only basic guidelines and need to be studied in real-life situations in order to be properly learned.
The fleshly bumps at the base of the fingers reflect the condition of certain energies. For example, an extremely pronounced mount at the base of the thumb is said to show great desire and physical urges. No mount at all represents quite the opposite.
#5. The Thumb
The thumb can be an indicator of a person’s happiness, focus, and desire. People have learned from body language experts that hiding our hands, or holding them in a specific way, can create trust or mistrust, but our thumbs never lie. They can reveal immense willpower or a total lack of such. They betray the habitual liar and show us who’s punctual. It’s beyond the scope of this article to delve further into this, but I’ll give you a couple of pointers.
Consider the thumb to consist of two parts, the top part of the thumb, with the nail, and the bottom that connects to the hand. The bottom part is indicative of our desires, those things that we deeply crave, while the top links to our strength of will. I’ve found this to be accurate. A short top thumb joint may indicate an impulsive person who acts before thinking things through. A large top part of the thumb can belong to someone who plans carefully and doesn’t act before the time is right.
What Do the Lines on Your Hand Mean?
The lines on our hand change, as we grow and develop over the years. It’s quite shocking but to surprise you, the lines actually change by indicating where you have been, you achievements, or where you are going.
- The lifeline
The most famous of lines is the lifeline. It has been misrepresented in popular media as an indicator of the duration of life. I met a woman in her 90s who had an extremely short lifeline all her life. A palmist told her, at the age of eight, that she wouldn’t live much beyond 20 due to her short lifeline. She gave me mischievous look and asked me how long I thought she’d live.
Luckily, she gave me a wink to let me know she was only kidding. In her case, the short lifeline was an indication that her life was uncomplicated and without considerable changes. In fact, she’d never traveled farther than the county seat and had no intention to do so. The lifeline can show many specifics regarding the quality and consistency of life, but it shouldn’t be proclaimed as much more unless great skill has been achieved in reading palms.
- The headline
This line begins close to the lifeline and cuts across the palm, towards the end of the hand. Headlines that reach the end, of the Mount of the moon, are said to have psychic ability.
- The heart line
It starts at the end of the hand, underneath the mercury finger, and heads to the Jupiter and Saturn finger. It is said to indicate emotional depth and volatility.
- The Fate line
The line of fate starts at the wrist and makes its way straight up to the finger of Saturn, if we are lucky. It shows good fortune or a lack of it. Of all the lines, this one seems to change the most in a lifetime.
What Do the Lines on Hand Mean Medically
Have you ever taken a moment to really look at them and wondered what the lines on your hands mean? A lot of people think that the lines on your hands help to tell the future through the practice of palmistry, but the other reasons may come as a surprise. The lines on your hands, scientifically speaking, help the skin stretch and squeeze. They also help you to identify certain medical conditions. When you look down at your palms and those lines on them, they can help you discover early signs of conditions or diseases that you may not be aware of yet. It used to be very common for doctors to first check out the hands for clues to overall health.
Human hands actually develop palmar creases in the womb and are present on a baby’s hand when born. If you clench your hand, your palm lines provide an avenue for the hand’s skin to fold without bunching up and making it hard to grab hold of things. Those palmar flexion creases help your hand’s skin to stretch and squeeze. Also, the number of palm creases and the thickness depends on factors such as race and family history.
The study of these lines and lines that cross, connect and spiral upon them is where the artistry of palmistry comes into play. I’ll leave it you to discover your own meanings through study, but the real power of palmistry will only come through doing. You’ll learn quickly if you seek answers sincerely and with an open mind. Most importantly, never forget that regardless of how skeptical someone is, the holding of their hand is an intimate process, and peering into their life is a remarkably personal and influential act. Always choose your words carefully and ethically.
If you approach palmistry with sincerity and respect, you’ll never lack for volunteers, or for a source of wonder.
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Which palm do you read, left or right?
Ideally, you ought to read both. According to the notion, the left hand represents potential, while the right hand represents your actions in relation to that potential. The left is what the gods give you, and the right is what you do with it, according to some palm readers.
Which line in the palm is lucky?
People who hold a parallel connection to the “life line” are extraordinarily fortunate. This could be on the left or right hand. These lines on the palm are uncommon and are frequently referred to as “the guardian angel line.”
Whic palm is read for female?
There is a myth that in palmistry, the left hand corresponds to men and the right hand to women. This is due to Chinese traditions, which identify the left side with men and fatherhood and the right side with women and motherhood