Saturday, 12 January 2008
11:37:41 PM (GMT)
inexact “science”, palm reading has been around for centuries and has many
The art of palm reading dates all the way back to 2,000 BC and has firm roots in new
age and astrological lore. Previously associated with Gypsies and evil magicians, art
of palm reading was once shrouded in mystery and fear. In modern times, however, palm
reading is associated with pure fun. Whether you believe that your hand is an
accurate indicator of personality traits or are a skeptic, you’ll have a fun time
reading your own palm.
Contrary to what most people believe, the lines on your palm are not fixed from
birth. As you progress through your life, your palm lines will form and change
according to your personality and experiences. (Although, if you’re an avid
follower of CSI type shows, palm prints are used for identification—so go figure!)
Therefore, according to recent articles, palm reading is not a form of fortune
telling. It won’t tell you what will happen in your life; rather, it will tell you
what has already happened.
You have three main lines on your palm, each which indicates a separate area of your
life. Your love line is the line on the top, your head line is in the middle, and
your life line is on the bottom.
Your love line, also known as your heart line, relates to all the emotions and
situations that are associated with love. This line is above your head and life line.
It begins under your index or middle finger and extends toward your pinky.
How to read your love line:
If the line starts directly underneath the index finger, then you are content with
your love life. If your line begins right below the middle finger, this indicates a
selfish and materialistic outlook when it comes to love. A line that begins between
the middle and index finger signifies that you give your heart away too easily. If
the line is straight and short, you have a high sex drive and aren’t particularly
concerned with romance.
If the line points downward and touches your life line (which is on the bottom), then
it’s easy for you to have your heart broken. A line that is long and curvy
indicates that you freely express your emotions and feelings. A love line that is
straight and parallel to the head line indicates that you have a good handle on your
Variations on the love line
If your love line is wavy, you may have a slew of relationships and lovers, but a
lack of serious relationships. A circle on the line refers to a time of depression in
your life. Likewise, a broken heart line indicates emotional trauma, as does a heart
line with smaller lines crossing through it. Smaller lines that stretch above the
heart line are reflective of happiness in love, but lines that stretch down from the
heart line indicate disappointment.
Your Head Line doesn’t deal with how smart you are, but rather how you think. It
can indicate your beliefs, morals and general attitude toward life. This line begins
right above the life line and travels across the palm.
How to read your head line:
A short line shows that you prefer working toward physical achievements rather than
mental ones, a curved, sloping line indicates creativity. If your head line and life
line are separated, you enjoy the taste of adventure and have great enthusiasm for
A wavy line shows that you have a short attention span and don’t enjoy deep
If you have a deep, long line that stretches horizontally across the palm, then your
thinking is clear and focused. The straighter the line, the more realistic your
Variations on the head line: If you have a donut or cross in your head line, this
indicates that you’ve been through an emotional crisis. A broken head line
indicates that you are inconsistent in the way you think and may have even suffered a
Multiple crosses through your head line represent momentous decisions in your life.
Your Life Line starts on the edge of your palm, in between your index finger and
thumb. It extends down your palm. Situated below your heart and head lines, this line
will tell you about the quality of your life.
How to read your life line:
A life line that runs close to your thumb indicates that you are often tired.
If your line is curvy, you have a lot of energy. A long, deep lifeline indicates that
you’ll have a long, healthy life filled with vitality. If the line is short and
shallow, then it may indicate that you let others control your life for you. If the
line swoops around in a semicircle, you have tremendous strength and enthusiasm. If
the line is straight and stays close to the edge of your palm, you are cautious when
it comes to relationships and often hold back from love. If you have two or even
three life lines, then this means you have extra vitality and positivism around you.
Variations on the life line: A circle in your life line indicates that you were
hospitalized or injured. A break indicates a sudden change in lifestyle, such as an
accident, illness or heartbreak. If you have lines that extend up and beyond your
life line, then you are good at recovering from bad situations, but if you have lines
that extend below your life
line, you tend to waste energy.
Now that you know how to read palms, interpreting your love, head and life lines in
palm reading can be a fun game to play with your friends, not to mention a great
conversation starter at a party.
Have fun, but please note that none of the above interpretations of how to read palms
is guaranteed to be factual!