The head line, also known as the wisdom line (considered one of the most important lines in Chinese palmistry), reveals mental and psychological makeup and intellectual development and intuitive abilities. This line begins just above the life line, between the thumb and the index finger and runs across the palm toward the other edge of the palm horizontally. Sometimes the head line begins directly on the life line and extends out from there. This means that you have a strong will — mind over matter.
Listed below are the meanings of the various shapes, depths and lengths of the head line:
Long — Indicates intelligence and a good memory. Represents an individual who thinks things through and does not overreact. They look at many possibilities before taking action.
Very long, extending across entire palm — Indicates a very successful individual and not the cowardly type. May have a tendency to be selfish.
Long and straight — Indicates a versatile, complex individual.
Straight — This indicates an individual who is realistic, down-to-earth, unimaginative, materialistic, logical, good organizational skills or a having great attention to detail.
Short — This indicates a practical and non-complex individual and someone who does not beat around the bush.
Deep — This denotes an excellent memory, concentration and a sensible nature.
Wavy — This signifies inner conflict with an individual’s practical and emotional sides. It can also indicate an individual who is untrustworthy, restless, unstable or has a short attention span.
Curved or sloping — Indicates a romantic and creative and idealistic individual who is open to new ideas and is not afraid to investigate concepts or beliefs. This person trusts his inklings and intuition.
Faint — This signifies and inability to concentrate or a lack of common sense, a daydreamer.
Broken — Indicates inconsistent thinking or nervousness and mental exhaustion.
Crosses — These indicate the vital and crucial decisions made in one’s life that can have a direct impact on your fate in your life.
Chained — This signifies an individual who is undergoing personal conflict, melancholy or confusion and can have a problem setting positive goals.
Forked — If the line ends with a strong fork, it is called a writer’s fork or lawyer’s fork. This person enjoys debate and can see both sides of an issue. This indicates great imagination and someone who uses his psychic powers and writing and speaking abilities throughout life.
Hooked — This indicates a self-centered, untrustworthy individual. If the hook is low in the palm, the individual can be miserly, selfish and cheap.
Branches — These signify events that are yet to come. They can also represent distractions that take an individual off his intellectual path.
Branched upward — Signifies positive outcomes and success in career, academics and creativity. Sometimes indicates having big dreams without being centered.
Branched downward — Signifies signs of struggle, possible depression, sorrow and distress and disappointments in certain points in life.
Absent — Extremely rare, but it can possibly indicate laziness, sluggishness, dullness or even detachment from reality.
Sister or Double — This can indicate increased brainpower. It can also represent a pleasant person or the direct opposite – a cruel person.
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