Learn How To Read Your Palm With This Handy Guide

Ian Parkin is the author of this post.

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.

Learn How To Read Your Palm

Here are the simple points on learning how to read your palm in answer to your FAQs. 

The FAQs On How To Read Your Palms

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)

  • If your hand is round in shape, you’re an action-oriented person. You act before you think. This can sometimes cause you to land in a sticky situation, but you’re good at working things through in a crisis situation. You’re best motivated under a crushing deadline! Action people hate to wait around all day, waiting for something to happen. They get annoyed with people who take all day to make up their minds.

Oval Shaped Hands (Anchor word Heart - Feels emotions)

  • Now, if your Palm has an oval shape, it’s what I call the Conic Hand. It’s a beautiful hand and signifies that you are very emphatic. This is the ability to feel the emotions of others. It causes your aura to radiate a warm, sympathetic energy, which is attractive to the – well, the lost souls of the world. Emphatic people seem to attract the personal confessions of strangers. It would not be unusual if you are sitting at a bus stop, and someone sits next to you and starts telling you their life story. At some point in your life, if you have the Conic Hand, you’ll begin to wonder why all your friends have so many problems. It’s kind of like being the ‘agony aunt’ in your social group

Square Shaped Hands (Anchor word Chart - Plans, maps, design their future)

  • If your hand is square, you’re a planner, a designer and a coordinator. You tend to be eminently practical, a little sceptical and a person to whom security will always be important. Square hands reveal the practical people of the world. If you are square handed you will not run off to join the circus!

3. What do fingers mean in palm reading?

Finger length is important when learning how to read your palm.

  • If your fingers are long, you are very sensitive to details and perhaps a bit of a perfectionist. 

  • If your fingers are short, however, you tend to be a bit impatient and won’t want to be bothered with details.

4. How to read your palm lines? 

  • The Heart, Head, Life, and Fate Life lines holds some amazing palmistry secrets. These are the four major lines of the hand studied when you learn palm reading. 

Palmistry Heart Line

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!

Palmistry Head Line

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.

Palmistry Life Line

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.

Palmistry Life Line - Mars and Venus

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.

Palmistry Fate Line

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.

Who else wants to become the life of the party?

Everyone loved Magic Mike! He was the life of the party every time!

Back in the day, when I used to run a lot of psychic parties, the star attraction was always Magic Mike with his spellbinding palm reading powers. Even though I had great psychics and tarot readers in attendance, it was the kinetic connection with Mike holding his sitters by the hand that worked the most magic. I'm quite sure that If you take the time to learn how to read your palm, you too will mesmerize others and become the life of the parties you attend. 

My pick of Palm Reading products from Amazon, publisher may get a commission

The Art and Science of Hand Reading: Classical Methods for Self-Discovery through Palmistry - by Ellen Goldberg 

The Spellbinding Power of Palmistry: Complete Palmistry Course Book with Exercises - by Johnny Fincham 

Laminated Palmistry Chart - by Sacred Wisdom Charts

Ceramic Palmistry Hand and Guide - by AzureGreen

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