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Intro To Palmistry: The First Steps To Becoming A Palm Reader

 “Just as a pebble thrown into the water creates ripples, so our thoughts create similar effects on our palms.”

These words from Michael Scotts perfectly summarize the essence of palmistry. Although there are still many of those who use this ancient Indian art today, some will mark it off as superstitious. Many people believe palm lines are nothing more than skin creases because palm reading is not backed by science. Luckily, many of us understand that spiritual things cannot be proved by laboratory methods. Their proof lays in thousands of years of their existence and countless souls who use them to find their life answers until this day.

If you to want to dwell deeper into your own self, with an aim to prepare for the future or to better understand your purpose in this world, then you’re in luck. Although mastering palmistry takes years of dedicated practice, everyone willing to invest some effort can learn its fundamentals. Read along if you want to become a palm reader yourself.

1. Which hand should you read?

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The hand mainly used for reading is customarily referred to as the dominant hand. There are differences between various palmistry schools when it comes to choosing the right hand for reading. Some of them will say that the women should refer to the right hand as their dominant, while men should go for the left. Others believe that the hand you use to write is the dominant and represents the conscious mind, while the other demonstrates the subconscious.

All of this can be confusing for newcomers, so the most common recommendation for those just starting out is to read the hand you use predominantly. After learning the fundamentals of palm reading, you can proceed to explore other schools and styles.

2. The Four Elements

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Like astrology and countless other esoteric practices, palmistry also uses the four elements: earth, fire, water, and air. In palm reading, these elements refer to four main hand shapes. When you understand the shape of your hand, you will understand it’s lines more easily.

3. The Earth Hand

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The earth hand is recognized by its square look, with palm and fingers being approximately the same length. This hand is heavy and marked with rough skin and fewer lines than other hand shapes.

Those with earth hands are known to base their decisions on instinct rather than referring to books and education. They are strong and lean towards physical work, thus usually have a healthy and robust constitution. They are practical and appreciate stability more than anything else.

4.  The Fire Hand

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Fire hands have short fingers that emerge from a narrow and long palm. As their name implies, those with fire hands are passionate, dynamic and short tempered. They shine in competitive environments and are great leaders due to their persistence and an ability to follow through their plans. To ensure to stay calm, they need to do a lot of physical activity, so they will commonly have a well-developed, athletic build. 

5. The Air Hand

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Air hands are square with elongated fingers and wide set thumbs. They have light bones and their skin is often dry. People with air hands are intellectuals, who are keen to learn new things and excel in social skills. Their questioning nature keeps their mind working at all times, and they tend to internalize their emotions as a result. This over analyzation and a lack of emotional intelligence make them more prone to mental disorders. However, those who transcend these issues become excellent partners as well as advice givers.

6. The Water Hand

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Long fingers and oval-shaped palm indicate the water hand. People with water hands are the most unstable of all types, which is a result of their overly emotional nature. Their feelings will commonly take over their logic, so they have a hard time dealing with stress and anxiety. They are creative and are encouraged to do art as it helps to develop their personalities. However, they should also try to seek more stability in their life, by developing a daily routine or doing more physical jobs.

7. Palm Lines

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While the lines can differ on every hand, the ones that are most common are the life, heart and head lines. These are the core lines and should be examined first. There are many details that go into reading every line, but in this article, we will cover the basics. That will ensure you have a proper starting point for your future learning.

8. The Head Line

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The head line sits between the heart and life lines. It starts between the forefinger and thumb going towards the middle of the palm. It represents everything intellectual, from your attitudes and beliefs to your intuition and strength of will.

9. Short Head Line

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A short head line ends before your middle finger and indicates that you are fast in making decisions, and prefer physical tasks over those which test your intellect.

10. Long Head Line

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If your head line extends all the way to your pinkie, you are a daydreamer, artistic and tend to get lost in your thoughts a lot, especially when making decisions.

11. Broken Head Line

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If your head line splits in two, it indicates that you are inconsistent. However, you are also open to hear different opinions and perspectives, as well to change your own.

12. Heart Line

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Widely known as the love line, the heart line sits just below the fingers and spreads from your pinkie towards your index finger. It represents your romantic relationships, but also your emotional intelligence and cardiac health.

13. Long Heart Line

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If your heart line spreads all the way to your index finger, it usually means that you have a satisfying love life, and are a conscious person who cares about others.

14. Short Heart Line

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If your heart line ends below your middle finger, you tend to be selfish in love and value your freedom more than intimacy.

15. Broken Heart Line

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If your heart line is split in two, it means that you’re more likely to experience love trauma because you tend to put your loved ones before your own needs and dreams.

16. The Life Line

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The life line starts in the same spot as the head line and spreads towards the center of your wrist. It shows your health, general well being and the direction of your life. Despite the common belief, this line doesn’t indicate the time of your death.

17. Long Life Line

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If your life line goes all the way to the root of your palm, you are a strong personality who can always be counted on. It also indicates your vitality and caution in relationships.

18. Short Life Line

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If your life line ends in the center of your palm,  you’re easily manipulated and prefer to keep yourself busy in order to feel safe and comfortable.

19. Broken Life Line

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A broken life line reveals that you will go through a traumatic experience which will change your life choices and perspectives.

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

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Radical Feminists Have Seized Control of a Federal Building in Mexico in Protest of the Government’s Apathy Towards Rampant Femicide

Last week, Mexican feminist activists took over the National Human Rights Commissions federal building in a move to bring greater awareness to the scourge of gender-based violence and femicide that has racked Mexico for decades.

According to the federal Interior Secretariat, the statistics in Mexico have recently taken a turn for the worse.

Domestic violence against women has became an even more acute problem since the pandemic has forced women to stay insider with their abusers. Emergency distress calls reporting domestic violence have risen by 50%.

The occupation of the Human Rights building is just another chapter in the saga of the “Ni Una Menos” (Not One More Woman) movement, an anti-femicide collective born in Argentina that has steadily been gaining steam in Mexico since 2019.

In recent years, anti-femicide demonstrations have been sparked by various heinous crimes against women or girls that have been largely overlooked by law enforcement officials. 

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Unfortunately, the government of Mexico has appeared to be apathetic to the wave of femicide that is overwhelming the women of their country.

Recently, when President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was asked to address Mexico’s gender violence epidemic, he demurred, stating that he didn’t “want femicide to detract” from the raffle his administration was holding for the sale of the presidential airplane.

As for the feminist activists at the heart of Ni Una Menos and the federal building occupation, the government’s failure to respond to anti-woman violence is the primary fuel for their anger. 

“We’re here so that the whole world will know that in Mexico they kill women and nobody does anything about it,” said Yesenia Zamudio to the LA Times. According to Zamudio, she is still seeking justice for the murder of her 19-year-old daughter four years ago.

The women of Mexico appear to be fed up, grasping at any and all tactics that have the potential to incite change on a grander scale.

Their tactics may seem dramatic to some, but it’s undeniable that they are no longer being ignored. As of now, the radical activists are pulling attention-grabbing stunts like decorating a portrait of Mexican Revolution leader Francisco Madero with lipstick and purple hair.

They’re also making headlines for vandalizing the federal building’s walls and splashing paint on the doors of the presidential palace.

One thing is for sure: something has to change. Otherwise, thousands of innocent women and girls will continue to be raped, abused, and murdered while their perpetrators escape with immunity. 

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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Joe Biden Speaks Alongside ‘Fearless Fighter’ Kamala Harris In First Appearance And Recalls Her Family’s Immigrant Story

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After weeks of speculation and anticipation, presidential candidate Joe Biden announced on Tuesday that he has officially picked his running mate.

In a history-making announcement, Biden revealed that he had tapped California Sen. Kamala Harris to be his VP Pick.

“I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate,” Biden announced in a tweet.

On Wednesday, Biden held his first campaign event alongside running mate Kamala Harris in Delaware.

During their speeches, the two candidates wore masks and kept their distance in keeping with COVID-19 standards.

Speaking about his VP pick, Biden described Harris as coming from an “America’s story.” Biden described Harris as “a child of immigrants” who “knows personally how immigrant families enrich our country as well as the challenges of what it means to grow up Black and Indian-American in the United States of America,” he explained. “And this morning, all across the nation, little girls woke up, especially little Black and brown girls that feel overlooked and undervalued in their communities, but today — today just maybe they’re seeing themselves for the first time in a new way as president and vice presidents.”

In a speech of her own, Harris emphasized the importance of family and urged citizens to vote.  “We need a mandate that proves that the past few years do not represent who we are or who we aspire to be,” she said. “Joe likes to say that character is on the ballot. And it’s true,” she explained. “I’ve had a lot of titles over my career and certainly vice president will be great. But ‘Momala’ will always be the one that means the most.”

Harris’s nomination makes her the first Black and first Indian-American woman on either major party’s presidential ticket.

Harris is a former prosecutor from California who challenged Biden in her own presidential bid last year. Her nomination makes her the fourth woman to appear on a major presidential ballot. Before her, Geraldine Ferraro ran as a Democratic vice presidential nominee in 1984. In 2008, Republican Sarah Palin ran as a vice presidential nominee, later in 2016, Hillary Clinton became the Democratic presidential nominee.

Biden’s choice was one that has long been in the works. In March of this year, he revealed that he would make a point to have a woman as his running mate and in July he announced that he had narrowed his picks down to four Black women.

Kamala Harris was elected to Congress in 2016.

This has been Harris’ first term as a senator. Before, she served as the California attorney general. During her time as AG, Harris formed a lasting friendship with Biden’s late son Beau who was attorney general at the time in Delaware. Writing about Beau’s death, in her memoir The Truths We Hold, Harris recalled that “there were periods when I was taking the heat when Beau and I talked every day, sometimes multiple times a day,” she wrote in her memoir. “We had each other’s backs.”

Biden’s son Beau died in 2015 from brain cancer. Harris attended his funeral.

During his announcement, Biden mentioned Harris’ friendship with his son.

“I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse,” Biden tweeted. “I was proud then, and I’m proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign.”

So far, it seems there are quite a bit of Harris x Biden supporters.

Fans were quick to give their support and applaud her candidacy.

In a tweet acknowledging her nomination, Harris wrote “@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals. I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.”

Here’s to 2020 y’all. Get ready to make history.

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