The Fascinating Palmistry or Palm Reading

All about Palmistry

Vedic Astrology is like a tree with various branches, in which palmistry or palm reading in one of the most prominent. In fact, palm reading is one of the most popular and fascinating branches of all. Other than being called as Palmistry or palm reading, this art has several other names credited to it such as Chirology, Chiromancy, or Cheiromancy. It is considered to have evolved in ancient China in around 3000 BC, and then later gradually spread to all over the world. Few researches have even come out with conclusion that palmistry existed around the time of 500 BC, as supported by its mentioning in various Indian scriptures. Till the present time, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Hippocrates, Cheiro, etc. are some names considered as the most prominent and respectable in the field of palmistry. In particularly, Cheiro, the author of several books on palmistry, is referred as ‘Father of Palmistry’.

Palmistry is an art of prediction making by palm reading. Other than future prediction making, it is also an art of deriving one’s past and present. This assessment of one’s palm to draw predictions is an art of expertise, and those holding the wisdom are referred as ‘palm readers’, ‘palmists’, ‘hand readers’, and ‘hand analysts’. Palmistry is one universal form of astrology, liberated from any confinement within a certain culture, religion, or tradition. It is accepted by many, and that is the reason behind calling it a universal form of prediction making.

As a part of prediction making in palmistry, a palm reader analyzes one’s palm on various aspects. These various aspects reflect for certain meanings as prescribed in the rules and principles of palmistry. It is on those bases that a palm reader predicts for future, or elucidates one’s past or present. Those various aspects involve the different lines passing through one’s palm, their length, their origin, their end, their shape, their precision, and their thickness or thinness. Other than them, shape of the hand, shape of the fingers, skin tone, mounts on palm, fingers formation, fingers setting, hair on hand, etc. are also considered to reflect for one’s way of life and different aspects of life. In order to derive precise and profound predictions for someone’s life, all these aspects are required to be intensely analyzed.

Classifications of Palm Lines: Palmistry

According to palmistry, lines over someone’s palm can be prominently classified as life line, heart line, fate line, and marriage line. Other than these lines, there are several thick and thin lines, with their own specific significance. According to the principles of palmistry, every man has a different set of lines reflecting for a different destiny which one specifically holds for oneself. Their distinctiveness might be major or negligibly minor, but they are certain to exist.

According to palmistry, every palm has a total of seven primary lines and twelve secondary lines. Seven primary lines are life line, head line, heart line, fate line, health line, marriage line, and Sun line (or line of Apollo). Twelve secondary lines are The Ring of Jupiter, The Line of Mars, The Ring of Saturn, The Ring of Sun, The Girdle of Venus, The Moon Line, The Line of Influence, The Travelling Line, The Lines of Children, The Bracelets, The Casual Lines, and The High Post Line.

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