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You don’t have to be psychic to know how to read your palm. But with these essential points from the ancient art of palmistry you'll be able to evaluate characters and futures and you'll most likely become the fortune telling life of the parties you go to.
You will want to start by exploring the universe residing within your own hands. When you learn how to read your palm in simple steps you will quickly grasp the art. If you get too technical and read too many palmistry books you risk becoming confused and missing the gift of simplicity.
Here are the simple points on learning how to read your palm in answer to your FAQs.
1. Do you read the right or left palm?
I always go with the dominant hand. So if you are right handed, read the palm of the right hand. If you are left handed read the left palm.
Beware the old wives tales on how to read your palm that are out there. Like for females use right palms for revealing the future and left for revealing qualities you incarnated with. And then the opposite of this for males, and the dominant palms for past and non dominant palms for future. This may well confuse you and mess up your efforts to learn palm reading for yourself.
2. How to read your palm shapes?
Round Shaped Hands (Anchor word Wheel - Easy to get spinning)
Oval Shaped Hands (Anchor word Heart - Feels emotions)
Square Shaped Hands (Anchor word Chart - Plans, maps, design their future)
3. What do fingers mean in palm reading?
Finger length is important when learning how to read your palm.
4. How to read your palm lines?
4.1 - How do you read the Heart line on your hand?
Your palm's Heart Line begins at the side of the hand and continue across the palm and can end in various places. If it ends under the first finger, it signifies a person who’s a little self-centered and introspective. I call it the “Princess Line”. If your heart line ends under the second finger, you are someone who gives, and gives, and gives. This is called The Gift of Mercy, but it’s a pain in the neck kind of gift, because it means that you tend to put the need of others in front of your own.
Ideally, the heart line should end between the first two fingers, which signify a good balance between giving and receiving. It’s a fine, nurturing quality that is ideal.
Now, if your heart line is straight, it means you have a Mental Heart line. It always indicates someone whose head gets involved in matters of the heart. Relationships must satisfy the head as well as the heart. But with a mental heart line you may over-analyse people rather than trusting your instincts.
If your heart line is curved, you have a Physical Heart line. People with this line are very romantic and idealistic. They always show what they feel because their feelings are always close to the surface. Sometimes too close!
4.2 - What does the head line on your palm mean?
In palm reading, this is your Head Line, and if it’s straight, it means you’re logical and technical.
If it’s curved, you’re creative and artistic. The length of the line determines your attention span and ability to concentrate.
If your headline forks, it means you can see both sides of an issue, and you will love debate. In some books on how to read your palm it is often called a Writer’s fork or Lawyer’s fork.
4.3 - What does the life line mean on your palm?
When reading your palm, your Life Line does not tell how long you will live; it gives an indication of how well you live.
Are you vibrant and alive or tired and weary all the time?
Breaks in the Life line will indicate periods of illness or times when you feel like ‘life is on hold’. A fork at the end of your Life line is called a Traveller’s fork, and indicates an “itchy foot” and a desire to travel.
4.3.1 - What if my life line is close to Mars or Venus?
If your Life line sweeps out into the Plain of Mars it will make your restless so you will most likely seek independence and travel a lot. If your life line hugs close to your thumb, near the Mount of Venus it will draw you to stay at home and be a homebody. During your lifetime, if your lifeline is torn between Venus, with the desire to stay at home, and Mars, with push to come out and take on the challenges of the world, you will struggle between the need for security and the desire for independence.
4.4 - What does a fate line mean?
The Fate line is sometimes called the Destiny or Saturn line and shows what forces go into centering your personality.
If your fate line starts close to the Life line, you’ll be a “people pleaser” early on in life, trying to meet the expectations of others.
If the line starts down on the heel of the hand, it’s called a “Neptune Line” and indicates that you’re a bit of an oddball, doing things your way and marching to the beat of a different drum.
If your fate line starts high in the hand, you’ll be a late bloomer. It takes you a little longer to find out who you are and what you want to do.