Almost all hands have a certain three lines on them, and most palmists give them the most weight:
The first major line that is examined by a palm reader is the heart line. It represents attraction and love. It is located near the top of one’s palm, and under the fingers. This line, in some traditions, is read starting at the edge of the palm underneath the little finger and then flows across the palm in the direction of the thumb. In other traditions, it is considered to start under the fingers and then flow towards the palm’s outside edge.
This line is interpreted by palmists to represent matters pertaining to the heart. Or our emotional living, more literally. Therefore it is thought to provide insight into how our mind frames’ emotional sides act upon and act out during the course of our life time. Also, it is frequently said, that the extent to which we have emotional reservoirs inside of us. For instance, a gridded or chained heart line (or an emotional line) is frequently see in individuals who are nervous, high strung and draw upon insight and emotional strength to achieve their ambitions. In other words, to draw strength they frequently wear their emotions right on their sleeves.
Such gridding or chaining on the heart line (or an emotional line) is frequently found in creative artists like writers and musicians, in addition to highly driven scientists.
Given that it deals with emotions, it is also claimed that this line indicates intimate relationships and romantic perspectives, again, a gridded or chained heart line is said to indicate a flirtatious view on love, and where one is prone to easily fall in love.
The heart line, on a physical level, is associated indirectly with heart health,
more through the the effects emotions may have on one’s body like with blood pressure. Quite often a chained heart has associations with high blood pressure, in addition to an attitude in life of an ‘adrenaline junkie.’
The head line is the next line that palmists identify. The line begins at the edge of one’s palm underneath the index finger and then flows over the palm toward the outer edge. The head line is frequently joined at inception with the life line. Usually palmists interpret the line to represent the individual’s mind and how it works, which includes thirst for knowledge, intellectualism, communication style and learning style. It is also thought that it is an indication of a preference for analytical or creative approaches to information (i.e. left brain or right brain).
Perhaps the hand’s most controversial line is the life line. The line extends from the palm’s edge above the thumb and then travels towards the wrist in an arc. The line is thought to represent the individual’s general well being, physical health, vigor and vitality. It is also thought that the life line is a reflection of major life changes, that include relocations, physical injuries and cataclysmic events. Modern palmists, contrary to popular belief, usually don’t believe that the length of the life line on a person is associated with the length of an individual’s life.
The combined length of the the three major lines (life, head, heart) can be used also. If the combined length is longer than an individual’s foot that might be over bearing. However, when it is shorter that means the person might give in to other people too easily. When the length is similar is suggests that the individual is well balanced.
Variations or additional major lines include:
A simian crease, or the fusion of the head and heart lines, has a special significant in terms of being both emotion and reasoning nature need to studied from only this line. The specific line is believed to be a combination of the heart and head lines on the hands that are marked separately on the remainder of the hands.
The line, according to Cheiro, is believed to endow an individual with single-mindedness or intensity of purpose. The nature of it is determined by the exact position of the line on the hand as well as the direction of branches that shoot from it, which usually is the case.
On hands where this kind of line exists as a single mark without any branches, it indicates the person has a very intense nature. These people need special care. The regular position for this line starts under the index finger and ends where usually the heart line ends at the hand’s edge beneath the little finger, which indicates average interests for the individual and nature’s intense side is decided on the direction of whatever branches shoot from it.
The palm’s upper half right below the finger is thought to represent the intellectual or higher nature and the lower part of the palm represents nature’s materialistic side. If one of the halves is bigger than the other one is as determined by the head line’s central placed or singular transverse palmar crease in this case, it demonstrates the greater development of this particular aspect of nature. On the basis of this general principle, if that line is beneath its regular position is an indication of a nature that is intensely intellectual nature. When it is over the regular position it is an indication of intense materialistic interests and nature.
The direction that any of the branches might be founding shooting from the line significantly impact the nature of the line and results in suitable modifications coming from the defined results above depending on what nature of those mounts are on the hand.
For example, when a branch from the line shoots to the Moon’s mount lying on the hand’s lower edge on the exact opposite side of the thumb, it is an indication of an intensely emotional temperament and vacillating nature.
The fate line is a line running from the bottom part of the palm next to the wrist, and then up through the palm’s center toward the middle finger. It is thought that this line is connected to the life path of a person, including obstacles and successes, as well as career and school choices. This line is sometimes thought to be be a reflection of circumstances that are beyond a person’s control, or alternatively the choices an individual makes and their consequences.
Mounts that are in palmistry:
Venus mount, Neptune mount, Luna mount, plain of Mars, Mars negative, Mars positive, Mercury, Apollo, Saturn, Jupiter.
Other minor lines:
Sun line – this is under the ring ringer and parallel with the Fate line; it is thought to be an indication of scandal or fame.
Girdle of Venus – begins between the ring and little fingers, running in a rough arc underneath the middle and ring fingers and ends between the pointer and middle fingers. It is believed to be related to having the ability to manipulate and emotional intelligence.
Union lines – these are short horizontal lines located on the palm’s percussive edge between the bottom of one’s little finger and the Heart line. It is thought to be an indication of close relationships, romantic sometimes, but not always.
Mercury line – running from the bottom part of the palm close to the wrist, and then up through the palm in the direction of the little finger. It is thought to indicate skill in communication, business acumen or persistent health issues.
Travel lines – those are horizontal lines that can be found on the palm’s percussive edge between the heart line and wrist. It is said that each line represents a trip that the subject takes – the longer that the line is, the more important a trip is for the person.
Other marking include rings, tridents, squares, triangles, crosses and stars underneath each finger. The meaning and impact varies depending on the specific location on the palm as well as the freedom from other lines interfering.
Apollo line- indicates a fortunate life; this line travels from under the Apollo finger to the Mount of the Moon on the wrist.