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What Are Palm Readings And Meanings?

What Are Palm Readings And Meanings?

Did you know that you had the answers to all your life questions in the palm of your hand?  Palmistry is practiced around the world by people from all walks of life. 

Palmistry is often called hand reading, hand analyzer and palmist.  If you are not familiar with a palm reading, you may refer to it as a psychic reading.

Palmistry is a pseudoscience by professionals that do these types of psychic readings.  Palm reading is most popular in India, China, Tibet, Nepal and Palestine. 

Over the past 130 years, palmistry has made its way into Western Culture and is often requested by people seeking out their fortune.  Many men and women turn to palmistry when they have questions about love or money. 

It is believed that palmistry originated in India and then spread throughout Europe, Tibet, Egypt and Persia.

As palm reading made its way into Greece, the philosopher Anaxagoras gave practice to it. Aristotle became interested in palmistry and brought it to Alexander the Great.  Alexander the Great became interested in examining the lines on one’s hand.

The Catholic church did not look favorably upon palmistry in the middle ages and considered it as a form of witchcraft.  The church condemned the use of Palmistry.

The palms of our hands are said to have a lifeline, death line, childbirth line (for women) and much more.  Palmists also examine your fingers, fingernails, skin texture and color. 

Palmists will often examine the hand that is used by the person getting the reading first.  This is because its controlled by the conscious mind.  The hand that you don’t use is referred to as the subconscious mind.

The non-dominant hand is said to carry traits from your ancestors.  It can also tell you who you were in a past life.  Each part of the hand is related to a goddess or a god.


Ring Finger = Association to Greek God Apollo.  Can predict your future in happiness, wealth, fame and musical ability.

There are 4 and 11 types of hands according to palmistry.  Your hand shape will determine if you have anger problems or are calm. They will tell if you are ambitious or lazy.

Most palmists have been taught that the hands can be earth, air, water and fire.

The Lines of The Hands and What They Mean

Our Lifeline – This line represents how long you must live or how long your life will be.  It represents how healthy you are and if there are any health problems that you should watch out for.  If you are about to relocate or have a significant life change, the lifeline will let you know. 

Even though the lifeline gives an indication of how long you will survive, most palmists don’t believe or teach that it will predict your actual death date.  In fact, many people beat the odds and live longer than what their lifeline predicts. 

The lifeline is from the edge of the palm (seen above the thumb) and travels to the wrist. If you are getting a psychic reading, most palmists will use their clairvoyance to give you more of an accurate prediction as to what they think, or sense will happen in your life based on what your palms are revealing to them.

Heart Line – From 1940 onward, the heart line has been the most accurate and talked about.  If you are guessing why, I will tell you. It’s because it represents a person’s love life and attraction. 

It represents how the opposite sex perceives you and what they think bonding with you.  It is found at the top of the palm and under the fingers.  These lines represent if you are going to get married, divorced and how many life partners you are going to have. 

It also tells how you perceive love and how serious you take romantic relationships.  It also foretells if you handle love well and if you are jealous, possessive or carefree.  It can also tell us if you will or have high/low blood pressure and if you thrive on love.

Headline – This is the line that tells the palmist if you are more right sided or left sided in your brain thinking.  Do you prefer science/math or English/psychology?  The headline tells what excites you most in school, work and play.

Fate Line – Have you ever wondered what life path you should take?  The fate line will tell you which road to take or which one you will take.  It will communicate to you if you will fail in school or be a success. It will tell you if you will be good in your career as well.

Additionally, the other lines of your hands are called: mercury line, travel line, sun line, girdle line, union lines, Apollo line and additional markings.

What Do The Lines On Your Hand Represent?

Apollo Line – Tells you whether you will have a life of fortune or misfortune.

Other Markings – These lines depend on the palmist that is reading you.  Not every palmist will see the same thing.

Travel Line – Communicates whether you will be taking a trip soon.  This is good to know if you plan on moving or traveling due to your work.

The Mercury Line – These lines will tell you if you will have persistent health problems.  It also tells if you have good communication skills.

The Union – These lines will tell if you are going to have close relationships with friends, family and a lover.  Who will you bond well with?

Girdle Lines – Communicates what your emotional level is.  How intelligent are you?  Are you good at manipulating other people?

Sun Line – Will you have a scandal in your life that will ruin you?  Will you be a famous Rockstar or known for what you do?

Palmistry is often looked at in the same way as tarot.  It is a pseudoscience and cannot be taken literally every single time. Sometimes, you will have a palmist give two people with the same type of hand a different reading. 

This also goes along with a reader’s clairvoyance. Are they only using the lines of the hand in their psychic reading or using their psychic gifts as well?  This all depends on the psychic reader that you are choosing to work with.

What is a Hand Reading?

Psychics will often offer a clairvoyant reading via clairvoyance, tarot, by hand and astrological chart.  In order to find a psychic that reads hands, you will have to find one either on your local neighborhood or in an online video psychic chat room

It is becoming more common to get a psychic reading via webcam because its easier to connect with someone on the internet. You don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to connect with readers.  Also, online readers don’t require an appointment.  Most hand readings are done on demand via the world wide web.

The Palmist will often ask to see your left or right hand and begin reading the lines on your hand. This is an amazing experience for anyone searching for truth regarding their life.

Where Did Palm Readings Begin?

It is believed that the lines on a man or woman’s hand are not put there by accident. It is estimated that 2,600 years ago, palm readings began being used to predict a person’s future.

It is said that palm readings were popular and then slowly died out for several centuries because of the Catholic church opposing witchcraft and sorcery.  Most palm readers stopped reading the lines on one’s hand because they feared getting killed for being a witch.

The 20th and 21st century has opened many doors for people to learn about palmistry all over the world. Today, people have a mindset that they want to learn more about their spirituality.  The world is more open minded to learn new concepts and to bring old teachings back without fearing being killed for what they believe in.

What Are Some Books About Palmistry?

#1 Palm Reading for Beginners: Find Your Future in the Palm of Your Hand by Richard Webster.  This book has 240 pages and is jam packed with information.  The author teaches that palm reading doesn’t require any charts or spiritual tools. You only need to use the palms of your hands.

#2 A Little Bit of Palmistry: An Introduction to Palm Reading by Cassandra Eason.  Great book that talks about the shape of one’s hand and how to read the palms of others. 

This is a short book at only 128 pages.  It is good if you don’t have that much time to read and want to learn as much as you possibly can about your palms.  The author does workshops and broadcasts.  This book will help you to learn more about how the lines of your hand relate to your love and money future.

What Is the Palm Reading Lifeline?

There are many lines on your hand that have a deep meaning. The lifeline is between the thumb and index finger.  It flows descendant to the wrist.

Here are a few examples of what your hand may reveal:

Divided Line – If your divided lines are showing upward, there is success and happiness coming your way. If these lines are in a descending position, your experiencing deprived emotional satisfaction in life. 

You can improve this by working in your 7 chakras for healing by meditation.  These problems may include love troubles, lack of money, feeling like a failure and much more.  Sometimes we are our own worst critics in life.

Believe it or not, most people say that their divided line is truthful because its often how they feel about themselves.  The good news is that even though you may see trouble in your future through your palm reading, it can always be changed.

Faint Line – If you have a faint line, it means that you don’t have a fun and exciting outlook on life.  Perhaps people have told you that your personality is more boring or that you don’t seem to be that excited about life.

Restrained Line – This means that your path in life may have many directions. You are often a person that has many dreams or often feels confused because you want to do so many different things in life.

Forked Lines – You have many different changes happening in life.  You may not be happy about many of them.  You will experience travel in your life and a certain sense of happiness from time to time. Your energy will feel like you can’t get enough out of life. 

Triple and Double Lines – You have positive energy and those around you do as well.  You demand it. These lines are important because we often become like those that surround us.  If we feel a sense of sadness in life, we may often feel like we need to find something that makes us happier. We all need something to get us up in the morning.

What is the Best Palm Reading Guide?

The best palm reading guide is Palm Reading: A Little Guide to Life’s Secrets by Dennis Fairchild.

Are You Thinking About Getting a Chinese Palm Reading?

The Lines of the Hand According to Chinese Palm Reading Chart:

  • Fate Line
  • Health Line
  • Head Line
  • Marriage Line
  • Heart Line
  • Life Line
  • Sun Line
  • Money Line

Fact Check –

“Palm readings are often called chiromancy in Chinese culture.”  

Special Marks on Palm:

  • Crosses
  • Square
  • Island
  • Grille
  • # Sign
  • Tassels
  • Triangle
  • Star

In Chinese astrology, it is believed that our hand has seven mounts on it. These mounts are: Apollo, Plain of Mars, Venus, Inner Mars, Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury, Outer Mars and Luna.

They got the name “mounts” because they look like bumps of flesh on your hand.

What Does Each Mount Stand For?

Mars – Positioned in the center of the palm. They are between outer and inner Mars.

Jupiter – Positioned at the base of the forefinger.

Venus – It is at the base of the thumb.

Saturn – Positioned at the base of the middle finger.

Apollo – Bottom of the ring finger.

Luna – Base of the Palm.

Mercury – Its at the base of the pinky.

What Does Each Mount Mean?

Jupiter – This measure’s how well you respect yourself.  You are a dependable person.  Everyone looks up to you.  It shows whether you are thinking about your career or not.  A strong Jupiter means that you have lots of interest in moving ahead in your life.

Saturn – How much honesty do you have?  This has a lot to do with who you are as a person and if you are trustworthy.

Apollo – This tells how rich you will be financially.

Mercury – This shows how smart you are and how much knowledge you have attained in your years.  A strong mercury shows that you have a lot to offer.

Luna – This measures how much you imagine or dream. A strong Luna will show that you love to create.

Venus – This relates to your love life. Venus can predict who you will be in 10 years to come. Will you be alone or have a lover?

Mars – Lets see how courageous you are. A high amount of courage teaches us that we can be a lot stronger than we think we are.

What Can You Fingers Predict in Palmistry?

Have you ever wondered why people have big hands and small hands? Finger palmistry predicts your personality.  It tells us who you are as a person and what your expectations of life are going to be. Your fingernails will predict how fortunate you are in life.

What Are Finger Meanings?

  • Pinky – Represents if you will have children or future generations after you.
  • Ring Finger – What are your family ties? Do you have someone that loves you?
  • Middle Finger – This will predict your destiny and where you are headed later down the road.
  • Index Finger – This will tell how controlling you are. Do you have a need to always be in charge?
  • Thumb – This has to do with your parents and if you will get an inheritance from them or some type of assistance.

What Do the Spaces Between Your Fingers Mean?

When you rest your hand on the table, do your fingers spread apart naturally?  This means that you are someone that wants to have independence.  

What Are Other Meanings?

Narrow Space – You have trouble letting go of the past.

Wide Space Between Middle and Ring Finger – You enjoy the way that you live. You want to continue down a good living path.

Nervous Fingers – Your hand/fingers shake when you put your hand down.  This means that you have to much stress and things on your mind. Everything around you is making you feel nervous. 

No Space – You watch what you do first.  You are careful not to mess up.  Sometimes, people tell you that you are stubborn. 

Soft Fingers – You often have work and it comes to you with little effort.