“ Palmistry with the meaning of palm reading or hand prediction is to learn a person’s
personalities, fortune and future by analyzing his/her hands. It is also called Chiromancy”.
The practice is found all over the world, with numerous cultural variations. Those who practice chiromancy are generally called palmists, palm readers, hand readers, hand analysts, or chirologists.
Palmistry is a practice common to many different places on earth, it has been practised in the cultures of India, Tibet, China, Persia, Sumeria, ancient Isreal and Babylonia. The acupuncturist Yoshiaki Omura describes its roots in Hindu Astrology. Several thousand years ago, the Hindu sage Valmiki is thought to have written a bool comprising 567 stanzas, the title of which translates in English as The Teachings of Valmiki Maharshi on Male Palmistry.
The major lines – the palm of the hand has three major lines namely 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 downwards towards the base of the thumb and the connection to the wrist. A common misconception about the life 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 as the predictor of the health of the heart. This line is located above head line and life line. It starts either under the index finger or middle finger, and extends towars the pinky finger.
The head line, also known as the wisdom line, reveals nental and psychological make up 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 directly begins 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 lawyer’s fork.
The minor lines – the palmistry minor lines, or secondary lines, can reveal an individual’s talents, interest, strengths and weaknesses. Their meanings can vary, depending on the hand shape, markings, mounts and other lines nearby crossing over them. Listed below are the few of the more common minor lines namely :
1. Fate line,
2. Apollo [sun] line 3. Bracelet line [rascette]
4. Relationship lines [ marriage]
5. Health line
6. Girdle of venus and
7. Intuition line