Palmistry is the art of reading palms. It interprets the lines on an individual’s palm to gain insight into his life, love, emotions, past, future, and potential. The tradition of palm reading, also called chiromancy, dates back through many millennia. Different cultural traditions have their own system of palmistry, and thus there are many variations in palmistry methods. However, all methods involve the same fundamental practice of studying the lines that appear in the palm of the hand, interpreting their meanings, and finally predicting the future.
The Life Line
This line implies a person’s physical health and vitality. It indicates major life events, such as illnesses, injuries, or traumatic experiences. The Life Line often, but not always, meets the Head Line. It runs from the inner edge of the palm, beginning between the thumb and index finger then extending down towards the wrist.
A long, deeply grooved Life Line reveals someone who is vigorously healthy. A short, shallow Life Line indicates a person who might easily fall under the power of dominant personalities. A Life Line swooping down in an arc reveals an enthusiastic, active owner. If this line is straight and runs closer to the thumb, it shows an individual who has lower energy and who may be reserved with others. A fork or break in the Life Line may indicate a sudden, significant change in the owner’s life.
The Heart Line
This line indicates insight into a person’s emotional life, including their love relationships in the future. Starting at the outer edge of the palm, beneath the little finger, the heart line stretches horizontally across the upper part of the palm and ending below either the middle or index finger.
If a Heart Line has tiny circles or crosses, it indicates a person who suffers from anxiety. The owner is likely to be sensitive, creative, and temperamental, with deep and passionate emotions. If the Heart Line ends beneath the index finger, the bearer’s romantic experiences are fulfilling and satisfying. If it ends beneath the middle finger, the person can be thoughtless and inconsiderate in love. If the line ends between the middle and index fingers, the owner is loyal, friendly, and sympathetic. If it is a short straight line, then the individual does not place much importance on love affairs. They tend to focus their attention elsewhere.
The Head Line
This line represents a person’s intellectual life, involving how they learn and communicate. Starting at the inner edge of the palm, between the thumb and index finger, the Head Line travels below the Heart Line, stretching horizontally across the palm towards the outer edge.
If the Head Line is long and grooved, it indicates someone whose thinking is sharp and focused. A short line signifies an individual who is more of a doer than a thinker. When this line is straight, it implies a person who is grounded and realistic in their thinking. A curvy or sloping line exposes a creative thinker. A broken or wavy Head Line reveals someone who is easily distracted or usually changes their mind. Some people have a single palmar crease, and that line can be seen as both the Heart and Head Lines. Predicting the future can be fulfilled by palm reading.