Welcome to Psychic Library’s Palmistry Room. Palmistry reveals individual personality and character traits through the study of the shape, size and lines of the hands and fingers. There are two divisions within this ancient science. Chiromancy deals with the lines on the palm and chirognomy deals with the shape of the hands and the color, shape and texture of the palm, fingers and thumb.
The general consensus among most palm readers, with respect to what each hand indicates (right and left) is this — for right-handed individuals, the left hand lines and shapes indicate the character traits, personality and destiny one is born with. The right hand lines and shapes show the direction one’s life has taken. For left-handed individuals the opposite applies. However, depending upon the palm reader and his or her training or country of origin, this may vary.
THE MAJOR LINES
The palm of the hand has three major lines — the life line, heart line and head line. The line on the palm that people are most curious about is the life line. This line begins between the index finger and the thumb and continues downward toward the base of the thumb and the connection to the wrist. The heart line, also known as the love line or mensal line, gives an indication about a person’s emotional state and their emotional and physical relationships with others. It can also be looked at as a predictor of the health of the heart. 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.
The line on the palm that people are most curious about is the life line. This line begins between the index finger and the thumb and continues downward toward the base of the thumb and the connection to the wrist. A common misconception about the life line is that it reveals how long you will live or when you will die. It does however, reveal information about the encounters in your life, relationships with others, health and physical and emotional well-being.
The heart line, also known as the love line or mensal line, gives an indication about a person’s emotional state and their emotional and physical relationships with others. It can also be looked at as a predictor of the health of the heart. This line is located above the head line and life line. It starts either under the index finger or middle finger, and extends toward the pinky finger.
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. Forked lines are sometimes called the writer’s fork or the lawyer’s fork.
THE MINOR LINES
The palmistry minor lines, or secondary lines, can reveal an individual’s talents, interests, strengths and weaknesses. Their meanings can vary, depending on the hand shape, markings, mounts and the other lines nearby or crossing over them. Minor lines can be very faint or may not even be apparent, which is fairly common. If they do appear on the palm, they will give the palm reader a lot more insight into the subject. Listed below are six of the more common minor lines and their general meanings — fate line, apollo (sun) line, bracelet (rascette) lines, relationship (marriage) lines, health line, girdle of venus and intuition line.
The Fate Line is also known as the Line of Destiny. This line reveals the effects that people and events have had on an individual. These are events that the person has had no control over. This line is tied to one’s life path. It is also an indication of obstacles that may be faced, educational and occupational choices, accomplishments, achievements and how content an individual is with his life. The line also can indicate that elderly family members might be very controlling and one’s own needs and wishes are being neglected. This line also denotes a personality that can be strong, however, it may indicate struggles that may get in the way of success. If there are breaks in the line, hard luck, loss or failure in life can happen. There might be a double or sister line and this signifies a very successful and prominent career, even a renowned one.
Apollo (Sun) Line
The line of Apollo, also known as the Line of the Sun, when present, is an indication of success in one’s life. This line can indicate creative, self-confident individuals who are extremely capable of following through on a plan of action. They can communicate their ideas well and are sensitive, which makes them primed for success and good fortune. However, the line may not be continuous, due to the fact that life is not free of difficulties. This may be a sign of inconsistencies in one’s life. If this line does not appear on the palm, it does not have any correlation to one’s success or failure. Markings on this line can indicate times of illness or setbacks.
Bracelet (Rascette) Lines
The Bracelet Lines, also known as Rascette Lines are located at the base of the palm on the wrists. The majority of people have three bracelet lines, however, some lucky people have four. Four lines is an indication that one may live to be close to 100 years of age. The lines can reveal a person’s longevity, health, destiny, prosperity and the balance or imbalance of the mind, body and spirit. The more solid and unbroken the lines, the better the chances are for a good healthy life. The most important Bracelet Line is the one closest to the palm. If this line bows upward, curves toward the base of the palm or is broken, this can be an indication in women of female and reproductive problems. In males, it can indicate hormonal and reproductive problems. For both genders, an unclear or less prominent first line can be a sign of an individual who is careless and self-indulgent. As in all other lines, if this line is more pronounced and solid, it indicates good health.
The Relationship Lines, also known as Marriage or Love lines, may be one or several, and do not only indicate marriages or partners, but relationships that are significant in one’s life. It indicates one’s ability to handle relationship commitments. If the lines are well defined and longer, that can indicate a person has the ability to make long-term commitments. Shorter and weaker lines can signify relationships that may not last or ones that may end for a time and begin again. A fork at the end of the lines might signify a divorce.
Children lines vertically cross the relationship or marriage lines. They are often very faint. Each line can indicate a child or a potential one. The lines can also reflect an individual who might care for children throughout life, e.g., as a teacher, a counselor or even as a foster or step parent.
Some palm readers interpret broader children lines to indicate males and narrower lines to indicate females. Also, clear lines indicate a healthy child; longer lines than the others indicate a child who is a favorite of the parents; uneven or barely visible lines indicate a sensitive child and if that line begins with an island, it represents a child who will have ill health in the early years. When a child line does not cross the relationship line, it could indicate that a child may come into a relationship later on.
Some palmists say that to find out the number of children you will have, count the vertical lines from the outside of the palm toward the inside.
The Line of Health is also known as the Line of Liver, and is an indication of one’s health and overall well being. It can indicate the health of the nervous system, liver and kidneys. People who have the ability to heal others physically, emotionally or spiritually may possess this line. Keep in mind that if the line appears broken or frayed, it can be an indication of possible illness or those illnesses that have come and gone. Also, it may denote illnesses in partners who are close to you.
Girdle of Venus
The Girdle of Venus can indicate a wound-up and nervous person. These individuals can experience extreme highs and extreme lows. People with this line also may crave excitement and be highly sensual in nature. It also can represent an individual who needs to keep his temper in check. It also can indicate a person with deep sensitivities.
The line of intuition on the palm signifies individuals who are able to read other people and situations instantly— they are highly intuitive. This line is often very apparent on psychic sand psychic mediums. Due to their sensitivity, these individuals may have difficulty in a crowd, as they are sensitive to other people’s positive or negative energies. If the intuition line is broken, it may indicate that the individual is overly empathetic and should be careful of their health. If the line is not well pronounced or absent, it does not mean that the individual is not intuitive or even psychic. He may have a psychic hand shape, which is another indicator of psychic abilities.
A very rare line, the Simian Line appears instead of a heart and head line. In other words, the heart line and head line are conjoined to form the Simian Line. This line is also called the simian fold or crease, or the palmer crease. Individuals with a Simian Line are usually stubborn minded. They are ruled either by their heart or their head. They view the world in black or white terms — there are little, if any, gray areas. These individuals may have difficulty dealing with stress, or take things too personally. If there is a Simian Line on both palms, it can heighten its effects. Instead of viewing the Simian Line as a negative attribute, look at it as being an enhanced connection between one’s heart and mind. This line can bring about much success. However, on the flip side, it can, at times, have some bad connotations.
In Palmistry, the mounts, or bumps of flesh, on the palm play a very important role during a reading. They are related to the influences of the planets, which also tell us a lot about our physical and emotional makeup. There are seven mounts on the palms, and they are synonymous with the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. There is also a relationship to the other major and minor lines in the hand, for example, where the mounts may intersect with those lines.
Click on the pictures below to learn about the characteristics of the various mounts.
MOUNTS OF MARS
Palmistry markings are positive or negative interruptions and blockages in the normal flow of the palm lines, mounts and fingers. They can indicate warnings of difficulties, separations, traumatic events or health problems. Some markings may indicate a period of recovery, problem resolution, or an emotional healing period. However, their meanings are dependent upon where they are located on the palm, as each area on the palm represents a different part of your life. They can also enhance or diminish the energies from those areas. Listed below are the important markings that can appear on the palm of the hand, along with their general meanings. Here you will find: breaks, chains, crosses, dots, grilles, islands, squares, stars, tassels, transverse lines, triangles, tridents, upward and downward lines and vertical lines.
To learn what each marking means and symbolizes,
click on the individual pictures below.
The division of palmistry that deals with the study of the shape of the hand and fingers is known as chirognomy. Along with the lines, mounts, markings, hand color, skin texture and flexibility, the shape of the fingers and hands give clues as to what type of characteristics an individual may have. Six of the basic hand shapes studied in palmistry are conic, spatulate, pointed or psychic, square, intellectual or knotted and mixed. However, there is not only one system used to categorize the hand shapes. Another method used assigns each hand shape the characteristics of a natural element: earth, air, fire, water, wood and metal.
The conic or conical hand tends to have smooth fingers and tapered nails. The palms on a conic hand are broader than the fingers and the width of the hand tapers in toward the fingertips. Individuals with this type of hand are usually artistic or impulsive in nature. They are individuals who tend toward the physical pleasures in life rather than the intellectual side. These individuals are easily be influenced by others. They also are experts in the field of the arts and possess great communicative skills. An individual with this shape of hand can sometimes be irresponsible and have a short-fused temper.
A spatulate hand resembles a spatula, and the fingers and hand are flattened and the fingertips are shaped like a spatula. It is very wide at its base and becomes elongated up toward the fingers. Individuals having this shape of hand have a good imagination. They constantly search for something to keep them occupied. Their energy is boundless and they are not at all boring. Most of the time they have a desire for newfound knowledge. Other traits that may be exhibited are impatience, and someone who is unsettled or quick to excite.
A pointed hand is also known as a psychic hand. It tends to be a small and slender one, with fingers that are smooth, with long and narrow fingertips. This hand is quite similar to the conical hand. The palm is medium sized and the thumb appears to be much smaller than the other fingers, however graceful. People with this type of hand are true visionaries and have an idealistic and dreamy nature. They are interested in divinations and the occult and may be quite psychic. However, they also have an affinity for religion and its rituals and traditions. On the other hand, they may be lackadaisical in business matters. Punctuality seems to be of little importance to them and they may also lack self-discipline.
The square hand has a square-shaped palm, a square wrist, with square or boxy fingertips. One of the most outstanding characteristics is a larger thumb. These hands represent persistent and determined individuals. They are not ones who do well in chaos — they seek order and conformity with the laws. These individuals are meticulous in their work and are very punctual. They are people who can be trusted and have no difficulty being honest. They are not confrontational. They are practical and do not usually rely on pure instinct.
The intellectual hand, also known as the knotted hand, is a long pointed hand with knotty and bony features on the fingers, with large palms that are also bony. The nails may sometimes appear both square or conical. These hands usually belong to scholarly individuals who choose to use rational thinking. These people learn quickly and are interested in new and creative ideas.
The mixed hand is a combination of 2 or more of the different palmistry hand types — square, conic, pointed, spatulate, or intellectual. These individuals are friendly, flexible and versatile.
The fingers are important indicators in palmistry. Each of them reveals a different portion of an individual’s character, emotional state, spirituality and health. They can give insights into an individual’s knowledge, intellect, ambition, balance, creativity and communication with others. Their analyses can also help predict one’s future or future outcomes. Palmists consider their shape, length, width, placement, flexibility, horizontal or vertical lines, markings, nail shape and whether or not there are half-moons on the nail. Each is divided into three sections, called phalanges. The fingers also contain vertical and horizontal lines. Horizontal lines reveal one’s life obstacles and difficulties — past, present and future. Vertical lines pertain to health issues. They may also indicate you are suffering from a lack of sleep. Also, these lines can cross each other. This represents obstacles that have been overcome. Given below are the general traits for each of the fingers.
Click on the fingerprints below to learn the characteristics of each.
While some palm readers do not place too much importance on the thumb, there are those who do consider it to be an important aspect of assessing someone’s traits and characteristics. They believe that the thumb can reveal a lot of details about an individual’s personality and temperament.
As the other fingers on the hand have three distinct phalanges, or sections, the thumb is unique in that it has only two phalanges. However, there are some palmists who consider the Mount of Venus, which resides at the base of the thumb, to be a third phalange.