Palmistry....... An Insight Of this Art
Palmistry begins with the obvious and proceeds, by innumerable intricate steps of judgment and interpretation, to extreme details of the palm. Conclusions can be made from a palmistry reading that can provide you with answers to questions you have regarding your life. A palmistry reader can interpret aspects of a persons life by reading the lines of palmistry.A serious palmistry practitioner will begin by examining both hands: with a right-handed subject the left hand is considered the ‘birth hand’, which shows inherited predispositions of character, while the right hand is thought to reflect individuality, flexibility and potential. For the left-handed subject the opposite would be true. Palmistry, also known as chiromancy, is the practice of telling fortunes from the lines, marks, and patterns on the hands, particularly the palms. Palmistry was practiced in many ancient cultures, such as India, China and Egypt. The first book on the subject appeared in the 15th century. The term chiromancy comes from the Greek word for hand (cheir). Some palmistry mimics metoposcopy or physiognomy. It claims that you can tell what a person is like by the shape of their hands. Creative people have fan-shaped hands and sensitive souls have narrow, pointy fingers and fleshy palms, etc. There is about as much scientific support for such notions as there is for phrenology. All such forms of divination seem to be based on sympathetic magic and cold reading. Although you can often tell a lot about a person by examining his or her hands, there is no scientific support for the claim that you tell such things as whether you will inherit money or find your true love from the lines or marks on your hands. I suspect that many of those who think they have found support for palmistry are guilty of confirmation bias and have found it in the form of anecdote. Judging by the number of hands painted in prehistoric caves it would seem that palmistry held an interest for humans since the stone age. Archaeological discoveries have discovered hands made of stone, wood and ivory by ancient civilizations. The emperor of china used his thumb print when sealing documents in 3000 BC. Information on the laws and practice of hand reading have been found in vedic scripts, the bible and early semitic writings. Aristotle (384-322 BC) discovered a treatise on palmistry on an alter to the god Hermes. The Greek physicians Hippocrates and Galen (ad 130-200) were both knowledgeable about the use of palmistry as a clinical aid. Julius Caesar (102-44bc) judged his men by palmistry. Notable people such as Paracelsus (1493-1541) and Fludd (1574-1637) brought respectability to palmistry through their writings. Later Dr Carl Carus, physician to the king of Saxony in the 19th century matched palms to personality. Advances in genetics, psychology and forensics have propelled palmistry into the modern age. In 1901 Scotland Yard adopted the technique of fingerprinting in criminal investigation and identification. Medical researchers studying skin patterns (dermatoglyphics) have discovered a correspondence between genetic abnormalities and unusual markings in the hand. Research has confirmed a link between specific fingerprint patterns and heart disease. These days palmistry is well accepted throughout the world. Professional palmists can be found reading palms in every country in the world. Pick up almost any copy of a women’s magazine and there is some information on palmistry. There are thousands of books written on the subject and there are palmistry clubs the world across.
Color of the Skin in Palmistry
The health of a person is often indicated by the color of their hands. Dead white hands often indicate a lack of circulation. Pink hands are usually a sign of good health in palmistry. Red hands may indicate high blood pressure. Blue-ish hands indicate a sluggish condition of the circulation of the blood supply. The normal color of the palm should be rosy and pinkish. One of the common questions people ask me about palmistry is what is the difference between reading the right hand to the left hand. Palmists will mostly examine your most active had which is usually the one you write with. It’s this hand that shows your current and future trends. The passive hand in palmistry tends to show your childhood. Another interesting question I often hear in palmistry is why some people have many lines but others only a few. Well, first you will notice that mostly men will tend to have fewer lines then a woman. The majority of hands will have the four major lines, the fate, life, and heart and head line. Often young people come to see me seeking answers from palmistry about the right career choice. It most be noted that if a person is truly dedicated to succeed in a career choice they will even if their palms may disagree. Palmistry does not take away free will. It is usually found that people who like to work outdoors have spatulate fingertips. People with these spatulate fingertips like to be constantly on the move. Over the years of studying palmistry I have also come to notice that these same people often are good inventers as well. It should also be noted that if they have an earth shaped hand they will like the countryside and often make good farmers or at least gardeners. These people like stability and become stressed in times of change. A full set of square fingertips in palmistry shows us the orderly methodical type of person. Found often in accountants. Everything must be in its proper place with the highest degree of accuracy. The fingers tend to sit close together and the tips are smooth. Do you have a loop of seriousness on your palm? This loop sits between your ring finger and the middle finger. On women it usually indicates they are nurses or teachers. On men it can show business skills and success in life. A long middle finger will support this further. These people believe in getting ahead and are often pleased to find this loop on people’s hands in my study of palmistry. But what about the index finger in palmistry. Well if a person has a strong index finger that thrusts out on its own it shows a person who likes to lead and make decisions. These people go well as managers. They are good at controlling large amounts of staff. But if the person has a short index finger it will show the palmist that the person likes to work alone and often become self employed as a writer or an artist. Palmistry shows us much about the work directions people will take in life. People with arch fingerprints usually have jobs that re detailed special skills. But whorl fingerprints show us some artistic skills in palmistry. Small handed people do things on a big level, people with big hands do things involving fine detail. But remember it is relevant to your overall body size. People with air hands are good communicators, are popular and often work in the area of media. But in the study of palmistry what happens when we see people with a missing fate line. These people have a somewhat unique nature about them. Often they will change jobs several times in their life. Their life is never settled and they shift around a lot. But how can palmistry help the employer find the right employee. Well, the simplest way is to look the fingers. If they lie close together it shows a hard working stable employee. But if there are wide gaps between the fingers it may show an employee that will cause problems.
Palmistry And Health
A short, pear-shaped hand, with square palm with thick base, sausage fingers, flat triangular nails. Often seen reaching into cookie jars. Persons with the Earth hand require adequate chi in their digestive center. Since their digestive organs, especially stomach, spleen, and pancreas, as well as their blood sugar balance, are at issue, they may crave sweets and feel woozy from hunger. They'll reach for sweets or rich foods for comfort, grounding, or energy. Earth and Metal types are those most prone to food addictions. When depressed, they gorge on ice cream or cheese, which can lead to overweight and phlegm, resulting in difficult breathing and tumors. Without a healthy diet and exercise routine, low energy and poor digestion lead the Earth person to heart trouble, diabetes, or hypoglycemia. Earth types need to feel comfort in their emotional center. This includes home, relationships, and work. They like everything to be smooth and friendly. At their best, they are peacemakers. Untiring, they struggle to bring forth an idea or make a group cohere. At worst, they eat to satisfy the unsatisfiable. Emotional issues for the Earth person involve incorporation. If they love you, they can "eat you up." They crave stability and warmth. They love having congenial family around, especially at feasts. Their karmic issue is rumination. If you are an Earth type, you should exercise, bend in the middle with sit-ups. One Tibetan doctor told an Earth type man to do one thousand prostrations before an image of the Buddha. He slowly went down onto his knees and bowed gently while exhaling until his head reached his meditation pillow. He did this twenty times twice daily, in front of a beautiful painting he'd bought in Asia. By the time he had finished the required number of prostrations, he had lost his stomachaches and extra weight. Exercise will help balance your blood sugar and lift your spirits. It will help bring you into your center of balance and well-being. Water Hand
A short, fleshy hand. If you pinch loose skin on top of the hand or at the knuckles, it stays puckered. Nails are short, thin, or turn under with weakness; cuticle area is dark. Persons with a Water-type hand often have edema (water retention) in the hands and elsewhere in the body because of weakness and fatigue. Often there is dark skin cir- cling the tops of their fingernails. Their energy and vulnerability are located in the kidney and adrenal area of the lower back. Fatigue for them can be crushing. It can feel like a heavy weight pulling them downward at the waistline. They may feel demoralized or hopeless when exhausted. They may descend to self-pity or find it hard to move at all. When chi is in excess in the Water element, Water persons may feel overly courageous and daring, or, alternatively, claustrophobic and paranoid. Their karmic issue then becomes the need to develop steady, smooth energy. That gives them a sense of stability that helps them to overcome fear. Often, Water types tend to work hard enough to blow a fuse, then remain exhausted for a long time. Adrenal exhaustion can lead to mental fuzziness, poor memory, sexual problems, low immune strength, and global overweight. When problems in the Water element are long-term, we should address both the yin (urinary function) and yang (energy function) of the kidney and adrenal glands.
A long hand, with longer flexible fingers, small finger bent inward or hooked, convex, oval-shaped nails. Excess yang is red and warm. Excess yin is pale and cold. Passionate, sentimental Fire persons often wear red nail polish or talk with their hands. Those people who have a Fire hand tend to have their chi centered higher in their body than normal. Their heart and chest symptoms (and emotions!) are important. For that reason they can often be hyperactive, anxious, insomniac, or emotionally unstable. Feeling "out of sync" can become their karmic issue. They tend to be very sensitive to their surroundings and relationships; sentimental, they come from the heart. Life can be very painful for them when chi becomes stuck in the chest, resulting in chest pains from emotional issues, stimulants, exhaustion, drugs, or medications. If you are a Fire person, respect your need for rest and recovery from stress. Try to avoid the emotional sabotage caused by others who may ask a great deal from you. Avoid the use of stimulants such as caffeine and overwork. Too much of either of these can make you feel out of touch with yourself or with everybody else. Air Hand
The Air hand has long fingers and tends to have an abundance of clear lines in the palm. Air types spend their time in the intellecual realms. They are curious and full of ideas. They thrive on nervous energy and may be prone to worry and stress. Air types are communicators and are often good at working with the public. However they may tend to intellectualize their feelings and can have difficulty with close, personal relationships.
ISLANDS ON HEART LINE : Beneath Saturn may indicate hearing defects. LADDERED HEART LINE: Beneath Apollo finger may indicate calcium imbalance STAR ON THE LINE: Star on heart line may indicate heart problems KERATOSES: May indicate organ disease DIAMOND: A diamond attached to life line may indicate gynecological problems TASSELLING: Tasselling of head or life line may indicate energy problems[/list]
It can be said the Heart Line is not just a way telling what will happen but also a way of finding out why things happen. But do not use the heart line to time certain events as is not reliable. Imagine two heart lines extending from the edge of the hand below the little finger to between the first and second fingers. The first line is a deep curve while the second heart line is straighter. The curved line is active in romantic matters while the straight line is passive. The curved heart line is aggressive in love, the straight is receptive. The curved heart line is demonstrative while the straight line thinks about it. Interestingly the curved line is much more common on male hands while the straight line is more common on female hands. A heart line that becomes a steep curve below the index and middle finger indicates someone who has a strong sexual desire. If the heart line ends up under the index finger it indicates someone who is choosy about their partner........
Although the head line shows how a person thinks it does not show how intelligent you are. An average head line ends somewhere under the ring finger. A short head line indicates a person whose thinking is simple and straight to the point. A long head line indicates a person who thinks things through very carefully. A straight head line indicates clear concentrated thinking. A curved head line belongs to a person who likes to play with new ideas. Sloping head lines belong to creative people. Horizontal head lines belong to people who look at the practical side of the matter. Chained head lines belong to highly strung people. A fork in the headline shows the ability to see more than one point of view. A floating head line is indicative of someone with a carefree attitude. A head line that starts under the index finger indicates a brilliant mind.
The life line does not indicate how old you will live. What the line reveals is the quality of your life. It is an index of how much vitality, strength and energy you have. A life line running close to the thumb indicates a person of low vitality, sometimes found in the hands of people who suffer chronic fatigue syndrome. A life line that runs a wide curve shows a person with lots of vitality, get up and go. If the head line is stronger than the life line it shows a person who is more mentally than physically active. A chained life line indicates a delicate health. Little lines rising indicate an active personality. Outward swinging lines indicate a love of travel. Most of the small lines on the life line refer to particular events at certain times of your life. A branch leading to the Jupiter mount is a sign of academic achievement. A branch that leads to the Saturn mount indicates a successful property transaction. A branch towards the Apollo mount indicates monetary gain. A branch towards the Mercury mount indicates business success.
Strong fate lines belong to people who settle into a pattern of life early. Weak fate lines tend to belong to people who are unsettled and tend to change jobs a lot. Fate lines starting at the very bottom of the palm indicate people who settle into their life path early. When the fate line ends at the head line it indicates a person who seems to lose their way somewhere between 30 to 40 years old. You will find that most fate lines end at the heart line. However if the fate line runs all the way almost to the middle finger these people tend to be active right up into old age. A fate line that is tied to the heart line indicates a restricted childhood. Two fate lines are found on people who pursue two careers at the same time. The absence of a fate line indicates a person who lacks stability. It is also found on the hands of alcoholics and drug addicts.
A long index finger shows self confidence and awareness. The owner is sure of their ability. People with this finger are keen on advancement. They like to be in charge and have their own way. They are capable and do well being in charge of a crisis situation. For people with a short index finger the reverse holds true. They are usually shy; afraid they will fail and inclined to have self doubt. People with a curved index finger are collectors and often have many hobbies.
If the middle finger is long it indicates a person who treats life very seriously. They believe strongly in getting ahead. People with short middle fingers are careless and generally prefer not to work Most people tend to have a middle sized middle finger, meaning they are somewhere in between.
If the ring finger is long the person will have a creative nature. They will go well in the field of art or fashion design. Sometimes this long ring finger is associated with people who have a gambling problem. Short ring fingers are extremely rare.
People with long little fingers have a high I.Q. They make good writers and speakers and have a strong sex drive. A short little finger reveals emotional immaturity. If the little finger is low set it indicates the person as a child had a problem with one of their parents. In some cases it indicates they were a victim of child abuse. If the little finger sticks out from the hand it may indicate the person is involved in a relationship they do not want to be in.
SIMIAN LINE The simian line runs across the hand replacing the heart and head line. It is a sign of inner tension. It may be destructive or creative or even both. It’s interesting to note that people who tend to be religious fanatics tend to have a simian line. Medicine has also found that simian lines may also be associated with certain types of heart defects. People with a simian line never really find peace. They spend their entire lives searching for an answer they never really find. To the person with the simian line there is only right or wrong and nothing in between. People with this line work twice as hard, study twice as hard and fight twice as hard.
FINGER TIP SHAPES
SQUARE FINGER TIPS: People who have these fingertips tend to be careful and methodical thinkers. These people take a rational view of life. However on the down side they tend to lack creativity. POINTED FINGER TIPS: These people have a sensitive and fragile personality. These finger tips are associated with artists, writers, poets and daydreamers. CONIC FINGERTIPS: These people have a flexible disposition and make good negotiators. Emotional security is important for peace of mind. SPATULATE FINGERTIPS: These are action people who tend to be dynamic thinkers. They are usually inventors, explorers and pioneers in new industry.
SQUARE: Easy going nature and an even temperament. BROAD: A strong character with an explosive temper. FAN SHAPED: Nails adopt this shape when the person has been suffering from long term stress. ALMOND: Gentle, kind people who are often daydreamers. NARROW: These people are cold and selfish. VERTICAL RIDGES: May indicate rheumatic problems. HORIZEN RIDGES: Dietary deficiencies. DISHED: Chemical imbalance. WRAPAROUND: May indicate respiratory problems. OVERLARGE MOONS: May indicate an overactive thyroid problem. RED NAILS: Indicate people who are impatient. PALE NAILS: May indicate an iron deficiency. HAND SIZE The size of the hand can be important in helping to judge the character and personality. People with small hands have a strong desire to achieve. They usually set long range goals in their life. They sometimes have a big ego and have trouble relaxing. People with medium hands are well balanced and have good judgment. They have common sense and are practical. People with large hands have many capabilities. They can have many goals, all at the same time. They are friendly and very sociable.
A person whose fingerprints are mainly whorls will be an individualistic, not just one of the crowd. These people are often very talented and are good at keeping secrets ARCH
A person with mostly arch fingerprints will be the suspicious type, never believing anything until it is proven. These people go well in trade work and are good, hard workers LOOPS
Everyone gets on well with a person whose fingerprints are mainly loops. They have good communication skills and all round capability. TENTED ARCH
These people become deeply involved in everything that they do COMPOSITE PRINT
This is a rare print. People with this have trouble making up their mind and are difficult to deal with. APOLLO LINE The Apollo line is sometimes known as the line of sun. The line is not present in every hand but when it is it is a sign of happiness and achievement. The Apollo line is also associated with a creative talent. The Apollo line may commence from different points in the palm. Success tends to come to those whose Apollo line starts high in the palm. If the Apollo line is patchy it indicates that success will be patchy. In hands where there is no Apollo line it tends to show that the person feels that happiness is out of reach. When there are multiple Apollo lines it may indicate a person has many talents but is master of none. If the Apollo line springs from the fate line it shows the point in life that the persons talents where recognized. Winning a substantial amount of money is indicated by a star on an Apollo line. An island on the Apollo line indicates a period where there is a loss of self esteem.
MEDICAL STIGMATA There is a pattern often found on the hands of medical people which is called the medical stigmata. It is a small patch of vertical lines beneath the little finger. People with this marking are drawn to medical or social work. It is very common on the hands of nurses yet less common on the hands of doctors. This is interesting because it shows that some doctors choose their career path for money and prestige whereas it tends to show that nurses are more emotionally involved in this choose of career. A hand with the medical stigmata and many fine lines will turn towards social work. People who work in the natural therapies area also have this mark. An unusual marking called the St Andrew cross is found on the hands of people who have saved the life of another. HEART PROBLEMS When we look at people hands they can show the experienced palmist a lot, including problems to do with the heart. Short nails are often found among people with a history of heart problems. Arch fingerprints are also associated with people who have heart problems and high blood pressure. The simian line is also associated with people who may have heart problems. If the heart line also has pronounced chaining it may indicate heart problems. A complete breaking up and fragmenting at the end of the heart line often occurs in people before a heart attack. When you see people with clubbed fingertips this is another sign. TEACHER'S SQUARE
This little square which sits just under the index finger is a common sign found among people who work in the teaching profession. It doesn’t always mean that the person is a school teacher. It is in fact found also in people who teach anything, whether it be paid or voluntary. MERCURY LINE
If the mercury line begins on the mount of Luna or branches from the life line it is a sign of a good business head. People with this marking usually have their own business and are successful. People whose mercury line starts on the Venus mount and crosses through the life line usually work in the caring business. In the past some people believed having a mercury line indicated poor health, but this has since proven to be wrong. It is more an indicator of personal health. For example tiredness may make the line stronger while relaxation may make the line disappear altogether.
MINOR LINES OF THE PALM
MARS LINE The mars line runs inside the life line. It indicates extra vitality and a sort of second protection.
VIA LASCIVIA In the past it was thought to represent promiscuous behavior. These days it is linked to people who have sensitivity to allergies. TRAVEL LINES
These are horizontal lines that enter the palm from the percussion edge. They lie across the Luna mount and mars negative mount. The longer and stronger each line the more important the journey.
The rascettes are the rings between the palm and wrist. A top rascette that is curved and pushed up towards the palm indicates there may be a weakness in the reproductive area. Three strong rascettes may indicate a long life. GIRDLE OF VENUS
This rare marking is a semicircular pattern above the heart line that covers the two middle mounts. It is often fragmented and shows a person who is highly sensitive. I often find people with this marking are addicted to headache tablets and anti depressants BOW OF INTUITION
This is another rare marking. It is found on the percussion side of the palm starting on the mount of Luna and curves round to beneath the mercury finger. Thus who have this line have extraordinary intuition. RING OF SATURN
This line is a small arc under the middle finger. It is also another rare line. People with this line are often referred to as boring. RING OF SOLOMON
The ring of Solomon is found on the mount at the base of the Jupiter finger. It is usually found on hands of people who have a good deal of common sense. Those who possess this mark will make good, politicians, teachers, lawyers and judges
The thumb will show a persons drive and how they apply that. The more ordinary the thumb the more ordinary the person. There are two sections, the top which shows willpower and the bottom which shows just how much you will push to get what you want. Large thumbs show a strong personality. Small thumbs show the person is gentler. Long, broad thumbs belong to people who push hard and succeed. Long, narrow thumbs belong to people who want to succeed but don’t have the driving force. Small, broad thumbs belong to people who lack determination. Thumbs that have an exceptionally wide top belong to aggressive people. If the other applies and the top is very narrow it indicates a sign of weakness. A thick top joint shows a person who is blunt. The tapered tip shows a subtle way of doing things. A thumb that holds itself close to the side of the hand shows a stingy person. A thumb that sticks out indicates a carefree personality.
THE PALM MOUNTS
To see if a mount is overlarge, well developed or lean you need to compare it to the other mounts in the hand. MOUNT OF JUPITER: Located at the base of the index finger it represents your self worth. If you are confident the mount will be well rounded. If it covers a wide area it shows you are generous. If it is high it suggests bossiness. MOUNT OF SATURN: Is found under the middle finger. A large mount indicates a gloomy attitude. MARS POSITIVE: Is tucked into the crease of the thumb. Well developed it represents courage and a fighting spirit. If it is flat it indicates a cruel streak. MOUNT OF VENUS: Found at the base of the thumb. Heavily developed it shows a strong sex drive. Underdeveloped shows poor health. MOUNT OF NEPTUNE: Sits in the middle at the base of the palm. If it is well developed it shows a charismatic person. MOUNT OF APOLLO: Found at the base of the ring finger. A strongly developed mount indicates an interest in the arts. MOUNT OF MERCURY: Found at the base of the little finger. Being well developed indicates a warm, receptive nature. Underdeveloped shows a loner. PLAIN OF MARS: Lies in the middle of the nine mounts. When overdeveloped it shows the person has a temper. Underdeveloped indicates a shy person. MARS NEGATIVE: Found on the outside edge between mercury and Luna. If this is well developed it indicates staying power and a good ability to cope under pressure. MOUNT OF LUNA: Found in the bottom corner of the hand under the mars negative. Well developed it indicates psychic ability.
LOOP OF HUMOUR: This is found between the Apollo and mercury fingers. Indicates a dry sense of humor. LOOP OF VOCATION: This is found between the Saturn and Apollo fingers. Reveals a stung dedication to work. RAJAH LOOP: An extremely rare marking found between the Saturn and Jupiter fingers. It indicates that there was royal blood in your family history. LOOP OF COURAGE: Found in the thumb joint in indicates a person of great courage. LOOP OF MUSIC: This loop sweeps in from the thumb edge onto the mount of Venus. People who have this are natural musicians. LOOP OF INSPIRATION: Raising from the wrist up the centre of the palm it is often associated with poets. LOOP OF NATURE: This loop lies across the mount of Luna. People with this loop have a strong connection to animals and nature. LOOP OF WATER: Flows down towards the Luna mount. Indicates a strong affinity to water.
GOOD LUCK IN YOUR HANDS The star is the most important indication of luck to be found in your hands. But only when it is found on the upper mounts of Jupiter, Mercury or Apollo, at any point along the Apollo line or at the top of the Fate line. If a star is found on the Jupiter mount it indicates good fortune, marry into money and reach a position of importance in life. A star on the Apollo mount indicates the person has talents which will bring the owner fame and fortune. It is often found on the hand of successful actors. A star attached to the Apollo line indicates a major win of money. TRAVEL IN YOUR HANDS People with an earth hand tend to return to the same travel destinations each time rather then explore new places. People with air hands love travel and tend to pursue careers in the travel industry. Fire hand people are adventures and like to explore new places. Water hand people like to travel to mystical and spiritual places. Islands or stars on the travel lines which can be found on the edge of the Luna mount are indications of problems. Islands tend to indicate the holiday was not as enjoyable as planned. Stars on the travel line indicate great danger. RETIREMENT IN THE HANDS People with earth hands find retirement very difficult and usually prefer to work until the end. Air hand people on retirement like to get themselves involved in activities such as study and groups. On retirement people with fire hands tend to join clubs and community projects. People who have a water hand enjoy retirement and are happy to lay around reading, watching television and other such interests. The quality of your retirement can be found in the top most sections of the Fate and Apollo lines and the end of the Life line. About the last two fifths of the Life line represent the retirement years. Islands represent ill health while branches suggest new journeys and a neat, strong ending shows vitality. On retirement the fate line usually shows a break. Islands warn of financial problems while branches show new interests. An Apollo line above the Heart line indicates happiness in old age especially if it is strong. Three parallel lines indicate financial success. JOINTS AND KNUCKLES The joints and knuckles on a hand tell a lot about a person. Smooth knuckles are found on hands of people are very meticulous about their appearance and there home. People with uneven knuckles tend to have a more balanced and calm approach to life. People with smooth fingers are very receptive to information and their environment. Information is processed intuitively. When just only the bottom joints are pronounced the individual conducts their life in an orderly way. People with both top and bottom pronounced joints are referred to as philosophical thinkers. They tend to analyze information and think before they act. FINGER SETTINGS Personality traits such as strength of character may be found from the way the fingers are set into the palm. People with evenly set fingers are rare but when found indicate confidence. These people always go on to be successful in life. An uneven setting indicates a person with a lack of self confidence, especially if the little finger is very low set. A person with an arched setting will have a well balanced personality. HAIR ON THE HANDS On most hands you will find little or no hair. Hair is most common on the back of men’s hands. Usually the more hair, the more the physical strength. Color of the hair is important. A profusely hairy hand is often found on men with a high sex drive. They also tend to overeat, and often in times of crisis will revert to their animal instincts. When the hair on the back of the hand is sparse, fine and thin, it indicates people with lack of vigor. They often tend to suffer from nervous problems. Although on the good side, people with less hair are more diplomatic.
TEXTURE OF SKIN The skin texture on the hand shows the persons natural refinements. If the texture is soft and delicate it will indicate a refined and sensitive person. Transparent skin is found on saintly type people. Thin skin is found on the hands of overly sensitive people. Often those with thick skin are stubborn and insensitive. Course skin is found on the hands of earthy people. People with a satin, smooth type skin are very artistic and often have a love of nature FLEXIBILITY OF THE HAND The degree of flexibility in your hand indicates your emotional and mental health. In short, a flexible hand, a flexible mind, a stiff hand, a stiff mind. Emotionally, those people with limber hands adjust well to their environment. Stiff hands indicate those who have a rigid outlook on life. A flexible hand that can bend backwards in a graceful arch indicates a mind that can respond quickly. These people can act, think and feel all at once. A moderate flexible hand is the most common. People with this type of hand tend to be balanced and in control of themselves. An extremely flexible hand indicates a person who is easily led by others. A firm type of hand indicates a strong type of person. These people are conservative with their money and feelings. MARKINGS ON MOUNT OF APOLLO A Star on the mount of Apollo is a very good sign that indicates wealth and prestige. A triangle on the Mount of Apollo indicates good luck. A cross is not a good sign and may indicate the failure of dreams. A circle is very rare and indicates fame. MARKINGS ON THE MOUNT OF MERCURY A star on the Mount of Mercury indicates a successful professional career. A cross under the Mount will protect your job or business against any bad luck. A cross on the mount indicates diplomacy. A square on the Mount of Mercury indicates someone who would be a good teacher. A triangle shows someone who gets on well with other people. A grill is not a good sign and indicates nervous problems. MARKINGS ON MOUNT OF VENUS A cross on the Mount of Venus indicates the person will find true love in their life. A triangle on the Mount of Venus shows a person who will marry for money. A star at the base of the Mount of Venus indicates trouble in finding true love in life. A grill on the Mount of Venus is a sign of sensuality. An island on the Mount of Venus indicates a loss of opportunities. Small circles on the Mount will indicate adultery. A square will act as protection in love. MARKINGS ON UPPER MOUNT OF MARS A cross on the upper Mount of Mars shows a person who will never forgive an injustice. It also indicates a person who tends to argue a lot. A star on the upper Mount indicates this person may have a violent nature. A triangle shows a person with a high level of courage. These people also tend to do well in a military career. A square on the upper Mount of Mars is a good sign of protection. However a grill is a bad sign that may indicate a violent death. MARKINGS ON THE PLAIN OF MARS Many fine lines on the Plain of Mars shows a person with a sudden temper. A double trident indicates a person gifted in the arts. A cross shows a person who tends to argue a lot. MARKINGS ON LOWER MOUNT OF MARS A cross on the Lower Mount of Mars protects against a risk of sudden death. A grille indicates someone with an augmenting nature. A triangle will indicate fame will come from a brave deed. A star shows someone who will achieve their goals through their own hard work. MARKINGS ON THE MOUNT OF MOON A star on the Mount of the Moon shows someone who has a very vivid imagination. A circle on the Mount indicates a warning against travel on water. A cross indicates someone who tends to have exaggerated views in life. A square will give you protection against danger in travel. A grille is a bad sign and may indicate illness. MARKINGS ON THE MOUNT OF PLUTO A triangle on the mount of Pluto adds to your powers in the occult. A grille indicates strong psychic powers. A line of intuition indicates a true psychic. [/size] MARKINGS ON THE MOUNT OF NEPTUNE A circle, star, or triangle on the Mount of Neptune indicates great artistic and musical talent. However, a cross or grille is not a good sign. It indicates someone who may have problems with drugs or alcohol.
DEFECTIVE LINES The Uneven Line is a defective line that can be seen on any line. The Uneven Line can be deep, then become thin and continue that way the length of the line. The broad and shallow line indicates a person that is uncertain with very poor self control. The Capillary Lines are finely traced lines that run together eventually uniting into one line. When a Mount has a capillary line it will mean the power of the mount is lessened. Wavy lines indicate a person who lacks decision making ability. These people are followers, not leaders. The Tassel is a group of lines extending from the end of a line. The Tassel is always a defect and will mark the end of the usefulness of a line. Broken Lines are seen often and are indicative of a defective condition. The kind of break indicates the outcome of the defect. The Chained Line is always a very serious defect and hard to repair. MARKINGS IN THE RING SATURN When there is a Ring of Saturn and the Fate Line has a dot, cross or star it indicates this person’s career may be ruined through lack of concentration. If a person has a Ring of Saturn with a head line that slopes low on the Mount of Moon which is large and grilled it will show this person will have a great imagination. If the Ring of Saturn is composed of two lines that form a cross on the Mount of Saturn it is not a good sign as it may indicate this person has a suicidal tendency. MARKINGS ON THE LINE OF INTUITION
An island in the Line of Intuition will bring poor success. An island at the beginning of the Line of Intuition may show someone who sleepwalks. If the Line of Intuition ends in a star this person will have great success in life. If the Line of Intuition merges into the Fate Line this person will have career success. THE PSYCHIC HAND A Cross Mystique that lies in the centre of the Quadrangle between Head and Heart lines indicates strong psychic sense. The Crescent of Intuition is found on those with good E.S.P. A large amount of crosses on the hand indicates good psychic ability. A Triangle on the Mount of Saturn shows psychic ability. The psychic hand often has a palm with many fine spidery lines. The Mount of the Moon that is strongly developed toward the wrist is a sign of good psychic ability. MARKINGS ON THE WORRY LINE An island on the Worry Line shows a tragic love affair that ends in shame. A fork at the end of the Worry Line and crosses the Heart Line indicates a marriage breakdown. A Worry Line from a star on a mount of Venus shows quarrels with relatives. MARKINGS ON THE LINES OF INFLUENCE A Star at the end of the Line of Influence shows the end of that influence. If the Line of Influence crosses the Life or Head line and a red dot is formed a major illness or accident is formed. A Worry Line that starts from a Star on the end of a Line of Influence and cuts past the Life Line indicates a death of a relative at that time in the Life Line. MARKINGS ON THE LINE OF MARS If the Mars Line cuts across the Line of Success which has a dot or cross at the end of the line, the reputation of this person will be destroyed. If the Line of Mars ends on the Mount of the Moon with a cross, dot, or star this person may die of alcohol or drug abuse. If the Line of Mars ends on the Mount of the Moon with a star, dot or cross, and the Head Line ends in a star, this person will have a mental breakdown at the time the star appears on the Head Line. MARKINGS ON THE BRACELET LINES A star in the middle of the top Bracelet will forecast a legacy. A cross in the same position indicates problems early on in adult life. A Bracelet line that is chained indicates a life of struggle. A Bracelet line with lots of islands shows a person who worries about life. SIGNS OF WIDOWHOOD A black Dot on the Marriage Line shows widowhood. A break in the Marriage Line may indicate the sudden death of a partner. When the marriage line ends with a Star on the Mount of Mercury it shows death of partner. When a Marriage line is cut at its termination by another line it shows the death of a partner. MARKS ON LINES OF MARRIAGE An island on the Marriage Line will show an unhappy marriage. When the Marriage Line ends in a Star it indicates the marriage will end in an explosive situation. If there are branches on the underside of the Marriage Line it shows a marriage of heartbreak. If there are branches that uplift from the Marriage Line it will show a very happy marriage. MARKINGS ON THE LINE OF SUCCESS Islands on the Line of Success indicate serious problems such as a major loss of money. Dots on the Line of Success indicate loss of name. Cutting bars on the Line of Success cause setbacks in your career.