R is for Reading Palms, Blogging A to Z Challenge

Palm reading has its roots in Indian astrology and Roman fortune telling. The objective is to evaluate people’s character or future by studying their palms. Whether you’re an aspiring palm reader or are looking for a way to impress your friends, simply by holding someone’s hand you can gain insight into their character.

Learning How to Read the Lines (and Between Them)

Most palmists read the hand you write with, aka the dominant hand, most often the right hand. That hand is thought to be the present/past life hand. The other, non-dominant or passive hand, is thought to show the plan you came into this life with, although some palmists think it shows the plan for your future life. Some say the passive hand shows potential and what could be, but not necessarily what will be. A difference in the hands could also mean this person is about to take action that will change her life.

(the following diagrams are taken from  http://www.wikihow.com/Read-Palms)

There are four major lines. Some will have breaks in them, some may be short, but the first three, at least, will be there.

(1) The heart line

(2) The head line

(3) The life line

(4) The fate line (only some people have this).

In this blog post, I will briefly touch on the lines of heart and head.

How to interpret the heart line

This line is believed to indicate emotional stability, romantic perspectives, depression, and cardiac health. The basic interpretations are listed below:

  • Begins below the index finger – content with love life
  • Begins below the middle finger – selfish when it comes to love
  • Begins in the middle – falls in love easily
  • Straight and short – less interest in romance
  • Touches life line – heart is broken easily
  • Long and curvy – freely expresses emotions and feelings
  • Straight and parallel to the head line – good handle on emotions
  • Wavy – many relationships and lovers, absence of serious relationships
  • Circle on the line – sadness or depression
  • Broken line – emotional trauma
  • Smaller lines crossing through heart line – emotional trauma

How to Read the Head Line

The Head Line represents a person’s learning style, communication approach, intellectualism, and thirst for knowledge. A curved line is associated with creativity and spontaneity, while a straight line is linked with practicality and a structured approach. Basic interpretations follow:

  • Short line – prefers physical achievements over mental ones
  • Curved, sloping line – creativity
  • Separated from life line – adventure, enthusiasm for life
  • Wavy line – short attention span
  • Deep, long line – thinking is clear and focused
  • Straight line – thinks realistically
  • Donuts or cross in head line – emotional crisis
  • Broken head line – inconsistencies in thought
  • Multiple crosses through head line – momentous decisions.

Check back soon for S is for Startling Scenarios:  the Life and Fate Lines.





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