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 nine 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.
Click on the pictures below to learn the various traits of the palmistry minor lines.
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. In Western palmistry, the four element classification is the most common: earth, air, water and fire.
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.
HAND SHAPES USING THE FOUR ELEMENTS
The simplest type of hand shape classification using the natural elements consists of four elements: earth, air, water and fire. These elements are also used in classifying astrological signs. But just because you are born under a water sign, e.g., Pisces, it does not mean that your hand will be a water hand.
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.