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Reading Palms Made Simple and Easy

Updated on October 8, 2013

Reading Palms Made Easy

By: Cow Flipper

Why would someone want to read palms? Well there are many reasons... from the obvious of wanting to divine information about a person and well from just having a way to break the ice when meeting new people. Reading palms can be fun and if you take it seriously and develop your intuitive senses you may even become adept at the art of palmistry.

Do I Have To Be Psychic?

Well to know how to read a palm just by looking at the lines and interpreting them... the short answer is "no". You can read a persons palm lines and just go off of what they show you about the person. Will the reading be as effective if you don't use intuitive interpretation? The answer at least from my experience is no... you should have a level of psychic conditioning if you plan on being a palm reader.

Palmistry Chart

Palmistry Chart
Palmistry Chart

The Lines

The lines are as follows:

  • The line that runs along the bottom of the palm and the thumb is the life line.
  • The line at the top of the palm near the fingers is the love line.
  • The line that runs through the middle of the hand below the love line and above the life line is the head line.
  • The lines that are near the life line that may have breaks in them are fate and faith lines.
  • The line that circles the thumb below the life line is the pre-life line or spirit line.

Reading The Lines

The Major Lines - Always read the left palm.

The Life Line:

When I read a life line I check to see where the line begins and where it ends; where there are small breaks or large breaks, if the line has any branches or forks, and if it extends past the crest between the forefinger and the thumb. A life line that starts high up could mean that the person has a lack of maturity, or may have had a hard start in life... meaning they are more likely to be flighty, take risks, or use drugs and alcohol. A long unbroken deep set life line that goes to the edge of the hand means that the person lives a very set life and has very sturdy values, rules, and is very set in their ways. If the line has a major break the person has experienced a very traumatic life changing event or made very dramatic choices that effected their life path in a major way. Many breaks or small breaks means that the person is flighty and hates being stuck in one place. A double line can mean the person is two different people. As in they may be very serious at work but they wear a different hat when at home and are haooy go lucky, The end of the line if it splits this means the persons soul has detached from the physical body and they may be in a coma or drugged at the end of their life. Lines that stem from the end of your life line beyond can mean an earthbound existence for some time... if it extends to the love line this could mean that the spirit returns or that you may linger to be with a loved one that is still alive in order to comfort them.

The Love Line:

The love line has many varied features and is one of those intuitively interpreted lines. But there are some standards... The lines that stem off the beginning of the line read from left to right show the number of actual loves a person has. Think of the longest line as the actual and most meaningful relationship that person has had, is having, or will have. If you are reading another person's palm, don't let the person being read change what you are feeling through their own doubt. Just let them know that you are just telling them you what you see. Lines that go from the love line to the head line mean that your emotions rule over your rational mind, if they cross it means you are wishful but whimsical and you make rash choices. A head line that crosses into the heart or love line means that you think before you act and are a rational choice maker.

The Head Line:

The Head line is a general line... it determines how one thinks, if they are logic minded using the left part of the brain and rational or they are right brain minded using spatial recognition, they are artistic, and emotional. Those with a head line that slopes down are right brained and are usually artistic in nature. They tend to be more eccentric and march to the beat of a different drum. Those with a line that seems to arch upwards are logical thinkers, they are great planners, are good in math and do well with money and make great business choices. Those with a line that stretches to the edge of the hand are usually very intelligent, how to determine this is not always clear, a person that seems average in most ways may still be extremely smart but may not show it.

The Faith and Fate Lines:

The faith line stems close to the life line. It stretches out from the pre-life or soul line... the faith line or lines can show if a person has spiritual beliefs or if there are more than one line can show that those beliefs have changed over time. Fate line runs congruent to the faith line, this line may show how many people influence your beliefs and have had an impact in your life. If these lines cross into the head and love lines those influences have a profound effect on how you live your life or how your life has been effected by your beliefs.

Lesser Lines
Lesser Lines

The Lesser Lines

The Soul Line

The soul line shows the length of your souls existence. A soul line that is almost non-existent is the soul of the guff; a newly made soul. This means the soul is inexperienced and may have many lessons to learn this life. A long soul line means that the soul has lived many lives and is a child of creation.

The Pre-Life Lines

The lines that run along the palm from the wrist to the thumb show the number of lives lived prior to the one being lived now.

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      cow flipper 

      6 years ago

      HiI would like to ask you, if I would not do such a general interpretation of the tarot Motherpeace. Because you still do not understand the position of some cards. Since I do not speak English well. My email is

      Thank you very much.

    • Cow Flipper profile imageAUTHOR

      Sean Jankowski 

      7 years ago from Southern Oregon

      Angela_michelle I'd love to read your palm for you. Take a photo and send it to me. :)

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      Angela Michelle Schultz 

      7 years ago from United States

      I have to admit, I'm not so much in agreement that this is an actual science, but I was curious. My heart line is the thickest of mylines and very deep with numerous lines joining together.

      My head line is thicker than my life line and does slope down, I am more of an artist, so that matches.

      My life line reaches all the way to my wrist with a couple breaks towards the end my line. I had a lot of health issues in my early twenties and nearly died several times, and my line shows no breaks higher up, so in that, it's wrong.

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      Angelique Loux 

      7 years ago from Ohio

      Great Hub! I'll have to check this out.

    • Cow Flipper profile imageAUTHOR

      Sean Jankowski 

      7 years ago from Southern Oregon

      If your life line is short it can have different meanings. If it is short but starts in the middle of the hand to rise slanting to the left and not down near the pad of the thumb then it could mean that you live your life at a fast pace, never letting moss grow under your feet. You are a fast mover and a doer.

      If your life line starts at the bottom of your hand near the pad of your thumb I'd consider going to the doctor and getting a complete work up done of my health status. Sometimes diseases, accidents, and other things like cancer can shorten your life span.

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      7 years ago

      WHAT if your life line is short?

    • Cow Flipper profile imageAUTHOR

      Sean Jankowski 

      8 years ago from Southern Oregon

      Red Dragon - Thanks for your comment and glad you enjoyed reading this hub.

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      8 years ago from UK

      I love this hub. I enjoyed the whole thing. And yes, I was looking how many past lives I have had, he he.

    • Cow Flipper profile imageAUTHOR

      Sean Jankowski 

      8 years ago from Southern Oregon

      naila - If the two lines run congruent to your life line to the left near the thumb and hands edge then the lines may be a sign that you are either being watched over by a higher being or that you have more than one path in this life.

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      8 years ago

      please tell me .. what are those lines who are inside the life lines on my hand these are two parallel to life line but no long mediam ones

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      Julie Grimes 

      8 years ago from Columbia, MO USA

      The best palm reading hub written here on Hubpages! Great article.

    • Cow Flipper profile imageAUTHOR

      Sean Jankowski 

      9 years ago from Southern Oregon

      Well Cow Girl I read the left hand for the lines. If they seem to contrast perhaps this conflictual symbolism is an aspect of the person's personality. I personally only read the lines of the left hand because I practiced reading the left hand in that regard. I also use other tools when giving a reading like stone casting and psycho-metrics or item reading. Use your intuition and don't second guess your thoughts. Just go with it.

      The soul lines are at the base of the life line where they circle the ball of the thumb and near the index finger of the left hand. A long soul line that circles the bottom of the ball of the thumb means that your soul is a very old soul. If the line is short than your soul is very young. If the life line extends beyond the head line it may interact with crossing lines to the heart line or up towards the index finger this could mean that you do not move on into the afterlife right away. If they cross into the love line it could mean you come back to comfort those you love that are still alive. This is a very detailed reading and it requires you to really use your intuition. Some times I see a person standing near the person they love, or leaving signs that they are near like when you smell a certain scent or you hear a certain song that reminds you of that person. It depends... go with what you feel is right. I hope this helps you.

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      Cow Girl ;) 

      9 years ago

      ~if the right hand has a bad reading and the left hand has a good reading, is that natural??

      ~Where is the soul line??

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      9 years ago from Florida

      Interesting. My Mother-in-Law reads palms. Always seemed a bit eccentric for me. However, she also does "professional" readings and they even have something like psychic fairs. I don't know much about it. I have a hard enough time just dealing with the day to day things. A bit spooky for me. In spite of that, it was an informative Hub! Thank you for the unique material.

    • Cow Flipper profile imageAUTHOR

      Sean Jankowski 

      9 years ago from Southern Oregon

      angela I read the left hand. The right hand is where you read the mounts of the palm. The left is the hand you read the lines on. The meanings are interpreted as I have stated above.

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      9 years ago

      Which hand should be read...and do they have different meanings...

    • Cow Flipper profile imageAUTHOR

      Sean Jankowski 

      9 years ago from Southern Oregon

      Look for the more defined lines and do not try to relate wrinkles with the reading. You should be able to read the lines that are defined without a problem. If interested in more information on palmistry I suggest people contact me. Through my hubpages account.

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      sheila b. 

      9 years ago

      I've always felt as though I've lived many lives, and it looks that way - unless they're just wrinkles from age!

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      Vampire crazy 

      9 years ago

      This is neat. I will try to use it on some of my friends. I love this kind of thing, though they will probably hate it.

    • Cow Flipper profile imageAUTHOR

      Sean Jankowski 

      9 years ago from Southern Oregon

      No comments on this hub? Tell me if it is helpful or if you have used it. Thanks


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