Palmistry is an ancient art and one that has many systems of interpretation. It is also an intuitive art that is easily learned just by learning a few basics about the symbolism that is represented by the lines that run across the palm, the mounts (or fleshy parts) of the palm and the structure of fingers.
In palmistry, the hand as a whole is divided into three different sections. The Fingers represent the mind and the higher self. The middle of the palm represents day-to-day life and the conscious mind. The lower half of the hand represents primal instincts, health and basic drives of the subconscious. Palmistry is all about proportion, symmetry and distortions of what would be considered to be a perfectly formed hand.
Existed in India for a few thousand years BC, Arrived in Europe in the 12th Century, Arabic traders took it to Europe, It was spread to China and Japan where it was refined, Early forms of hand reading: Arabic, Christian, and Gypsy, all came from ancient Indian palmistry.
Types of Palmistry Lines
Heart Line – Found towards the top of the palm, under the fingers. It represents matters of the heart, both physical and metaphorical. It indicates emotional stability, romantic perspectives, depression, and stoicism, in addition to various aspects of cardiac health.
Head Line – It starts from the edge of the palm under the index finger and flows across the palm towards the outside edge, represents the person’s mind and the way it works, including learning style, communication style, intellectualism, and thirst for knowledge. It is also believed to indicate a preference for creative or analytical approaches to information (i.e., right brain or left brain).
Life Line – It extends from the edge of the palm above the thumb and travels in an arc towards the wrist. is believed to represent the person’s vitality and vigor, physical health and general well being. The life line is also believed to reflect major life changes, including cataclysmic events, physical injuries, and relocations. Contrary to popular belief, modern palmists generally do not believe that the length of a person’s life line is tied to the length of a person’s life.
Simian Line – It is the fusing of the heart and head lines. It is believed by practitioners of palmistry to indicate that the person has no distinction between what is desired and what is thought, resulting in an intense nature with a tendency to rush into things.
Fate Line – It runs from the bottom of the palm near the wrist, up through the center of the palm towards the middle finger. It is believed to be tied to the person’s life path, including school and career choices, successes and obstacles. Sometimes this line is thought to reflect circumstances beyond an individual’s control, or the person’s choices and their consequences.