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