Palmistry, also known as chiromancy, is the art of predicting the future through the study of the palm. This study of the palm is called palm reading or chirology.
Here are the basics of palm reading: we will start with the five major lines that can be found on any hand.
Each line characterizes a different aspect of the future, and you can interpret their meanings by examining the size, the depth (or prominence), and the curvature of the lines.
In this article, we will concentrate on the length and prominence of these five major lines.
In palmistry, or palm reading, five of the major lines are the heart line, the head line, the life line, the fate line, and the sun line.
The heart line denotes the matters of the heart: the deeper the line, the deeper the heart's affections and afflictions. The length of the line indicates the frequency of the affections and afflictions: the longer the line, the more chances of being ruled by the heart.
If you see a split end to the heart line, know this: you will always be of two minds.
The palm's heart line reveals affections.
The head line denotes your intellectual tendencies: the deeper the line, the greater the focus on and capacity for trains of thought. The length of this line indicates the number of topics that you will have an affinity for: the longer the line, the more various the interests.
If you see a split end to the head line, know this: you are inclined to yo-yo in your decisions.
The palm's head line reveals intellectual tendencies.
Reading the life one is simple: the longer the line, the longer the life. If a break appears in the life line, it may denote an accident or life-threatening incident at that point of your life. However, some palmists read your life line as beginning from the wrist while others begin from the palm.
The life line may also have nothing to do with the length of your life, but with how zestfully it will be lived.
The palm's life line indicates the length of your life.
Also known as the line of destiny, the fate line indicates how strongly events outside of your control will influence your life. The deeper the line, the more strongly uncontrollable events will impact your life; the more breaks in the line, the more frequently uncontrollable events will take place.
The palm's fate line indicates the strength of your destiny.
Sun (Apollo) Line
The sun line indicates fame, luck, wealth, or scandal. The depth of the line indicates the intensity of the fame and fortune, while the length indicates its endurance.
The palm's sun line, or Apollo line, indicates fame, luck, or scandal.
The cleaner the hand is from lines and creases, the calmer the mind. If your hand has many smaller lines crisscrossing its surface, then it may indicate that you are a person who thinks and worries a lot.
Take a photocopy of your hand every year on a particular date—for example, your birthday or the new year—and see how it changes over the years. The results will amaze you over a period of five, ten, fifteen years, or more.
Originally written by Prahjot Bedi on April 18, 2016