The timing on any line is never an exact science; this is mainly the case for the fate line which registers our advancement through life. Each mark, break or divergence matches to an event in our life. Fate line timing is to potentially spot an impending change of career or another life event.
The fate line is the middle vertical crease on the palm. Some people call it a career line or line of Saturn.
What I have found to be the easiest way to get a close estimate is to use the different lines to compare. If the heart and head lines form in a typical manner such as the photo here, then the age of approximately thirty-five is where the line crosses the head line. (article cont. below)
Where it crosses the heart line, is usually the age of fifty. Other palm readers may disagree with this timescale, and I understand because of we all progress at a different pace in life.
How to know if fate line timing is accurate?
The best way to make the timing more accurate is to compare past life events on the line. For instance, if there is an island on it (indicating a period of financial trouble). Ask the subject what age they were at the time of that event, then it can be judged from that point.
If the hand does not have the typical lines, say for instance they are displaced higher or lower than average, or there is a Simian line, then I adjust the timing from the age of thirty being the centre of the palm. The spacing tends to get narrower towards the later period. See links for more free lessons below ad.
Do you have a short pinkie? Sometimes it’s difficult to decipher whether a finger is longer or shorter than normal. A small finger can be thin or short, sometimes both. A short pinkie is when it does not reach the top crease of the ring finger. Be aware though that the pinkie might be low set.
The best way, to begin, is by first deciding if all the fingers are average length or not, then check the setting of the fingers to see whether they are even.
I have found that the middle finger is the best guide to begin judging the index and ring fingers, and they should reach a little over halfway along the top phalange of the middle finger.
When a finger is of average length, it characteristically shows a balanced individual who would possess a normal level of confidence, ambition, ego and responsibility.
Short Pinkie and Individual Short Finger Meanings
A shorter or thinner than the typical finger can depict under development in the qualities that are represented by it. A large and long thumb always offsets the meaning and balances out any negative aspect. Some examples:
The Short Pinkie – communication difficulties or shyness. They can easily become tongue-tied and so may struggle with speaking in front of an audience. Some can lack sex drive and might be emotionally immature. The short pinkie depicts a gentle person who tends to be quiet and prefers calm environments.
The ring finger – A short ring finger can show untapped creativity. An antisocial or introverted nature.
The middle finger – A short middle finger shows a lack of seriousness or responsibility. Their view of life and its laws is somewhat different from regular length middle fingers.
The index finger – The short index finger shows a small ego. They can lack leadership, unless with a large thumb.
The thumb – The short thumb shows weak determination and willpower. Also a lack of leadership.
But before jumping to conclusions about the associations of a small finger, another feature to look for is the thickness, because often a short finger will be compensated for by being thicker than average. If this is the case, then the person is likely to be putting in an effort to make up for any deficiency. I have seen this especially when the Index finger is short (which would typically indicate some lack of confidence). But if it is also thick, then the trust issues are of the past. A mount underneath the finger can also help to offset shortness or thinness of a finger by its prominence or markings such as vertical lines.
Reading Palms (Your own palm) and how it can help you.
Palmistry undertaken as an art, to interpret the character, should be done so with an open mind and variable analysis.
PALMISTRY –The art of analysing hands. It has been practised for centuries to examine your character, personality, motivations and desires and how you see the world and live your life. Reading palms can guide you to a deeper understanding of yourself and your potential future.
If you are interested in reading palms for personal reasons or if you are a professional coach, a therapist, counsellor, or healer, hand analysis allows you to add additional means to your range of work. You can give your clients more insight and clarity for ﬁnding their way and attaining their maximum capacity to achieve their goals.
When reading palms, It is possible to see if a person is open minded and easy going.
if they have the drive, and leadership qualities required for their job; can they be trusted? My personal approach to palm readings uses the knowledge-based the information gathered through the hand features as well as the lines on the palms.
It is important to remember that one sign alone cannot confirm an event or outcome. In fact, in most cases, not even several indicators confirm a future issue. The combination of elaborate explanations for the many markings on the palms depends on an individual’s life. As an example, stress lines on a business person are not the same meaning as ones found in an artist. Hence, we need to see other features on the hand to determine personality type and how they might handle stress in their situations.
Through a peek at someone’s hands, you can get a general idea about their constitution. For instance, if their hands are soft, refined or dainty, the same applies to their character. With these qualities, they prefer the use of their intellect or creativity before physical work. On the other hand, rough, coarse and rugged hands might lack sensitivity, but they show strength. A person who is happiest working with their hands.
Reading palms and fingers
The fingers are a tremendous part of reading palms. They can show how we express ourselves and how we have developed in the past. We all have distinctive looks and the same goes for our psychological makeup. Because we are unique, reading hands can become very involved and complicated. It is this personal disposition that reflects in our hands from birth. People inherit many physical features and character traits from their parents, but we are all unique. The basic shape of the hand is especially an important part of reading the palms because it is what helps us to determine the first and most fundamental character of the person.
The character from the shape of the hand.
One of the simplest ways to do this is by using the old astrological elements of fire, water, earth and air to compare four typical hand shapes. (You can read more about the astrological elements here.) It is likely however that your hand does not match one of these, but using your judgment, you should be able to come up with one that is close or a mix of another. In some cases, the person’s hand shape corresponds to their real sun sign element. It obviously helps to know a little about the astrological elements. Once you have determined some character traits from the four categories, the lines can help to suggest possible outcomes and help support other findings.
What you can get from reading palms:
Discover how a mere handshake can tell you just whom you are dealing with in your life!
Learn how the hand as a whole depicts intuitiveness, sensitivity, practicality or thinking types.
The eleven areas of the palm that illustrate (love, work, dreams, instincts, nature, music).
Find out how easy it is to see negative traits from the setting of the fingers.
The particular length of the fingers depicts the most important character traits that they cannot hide!
Recognise a charmer who just might be a compulsive liar!
Know when you have come across a stubborn and controlling bully.
Is your potential lover going to match your libido?
Today I would like to talk a little about how ‘palm readers’ over the years have struggled to get respect from the population in general. I was particularly concerned when I realised that many of the people that are making it even more challenging are other so-called hand reading experts. The use of the term hand analysis is preferred over the word palmistry to try to steer away from the reputation of fortune tellers (which by the way still exist in most eastern worlds).
There is also a whole new wave of hand analysts who are mocking the word “palmistry” as something that should no longer exist and is just fortune telling? However, palmistry is hand analysis because it is the art of studying the hand as well as all features on in such as the lines. Just because an analyst hasn’t studied the lines, they believe hand analysis is not palmistry. In my opinion, they should not be going around saying palmistry is just fortune telling because almost all modern palmistry doesn’t use predictions.
I am going to make this point by taking some excerpts from some timeworn palmistry books that explicitly use the art for ‘hand analysis,’ not fortune telling, whether it concerns the quality of the lines on the palms or the shape of the hand and fingers.
The human hand has been described as the creator’s masterpiece of a mechanism. Its wonderful adaptation to the requirements of life. Few realise that the hand -as a direct servant of the brain. In its markings, not only reveals the workings of the brain and the general characteristics, but also physical ailments. It cannot be denied that there is much opposition to the practice of Palmistry, based on ignorance and bigotry.
In this examination, it is necessary to note both hands. The first point to be noted is the texture and consistency of the skin; this will be best ascertained by feeling the back of the hand and noting its softness or otherwise.
The appearance of the hand as a whole will show whether it is evenly balanced, or is heavier or lighter in some parts than in others.
Here is another excerpt talking about hand analysis from the famous “Cheiro”. He uses the term palmistry in studying the character from the hands.
“Palmistry for all” by Cheiro – PUBLISHED IN 1916
There is no country in the world where the “study of character” is more indulged in than In the USA. During my many visits there I could not help remarking how even the “hardest headed” businessmen used any form of this study that they could get hold of to help them in their business dealings with other men and also in endeavouring to ascertain the character of their clerks and employees.
In looking over the records of my career, I find that in the course of my visits to America. I gave private lessons to the heads of two hundred and seventy business establishments in New York. One hundred and thirty-five in Boston, and three hundred and forty-two in Chicago.
All these men were large employers of labour. What they principally wanted was, to have some help beyond that of their judgment. In dealing with those with whom they came in contact in the regular course of their business careers. In no other country did I find the same interest taken in the study of character from a practical standpoint.
It is for this reason that I write a special Preface for this Edition. Believing as I do that my American readers will appreciate the added information. I may be able to give regarding the obtaining by a mere glance at a hand. A quick grasp of the leading characteristics of the persons with whom they are thrown into contact. Or for whatever the reason they choose to make use of this study.
He explains all aspects of the hand and how they relate to the character:
Most palms have ‘the major’ lines; a heart line, a head line and the life line. (See photo below). I have chosen only these three to be classified as major lines, although some hand readers also like to refer to the Saturn (vertical line to the middle finger) and Apollo lines (vertical line to the ring finger) as major ones. Some missing lines on certain palms might cause confusion. Not every hand has these lines exactly. For example, you might have what is called the Simian line, where there is only one horizontal line across the hand instead of two.
The reason I do not use the Saturn and Apollo lines as major lines is that they are not always in everyone’s hands. Also, with the fact that they are most likely to change with the person’s circumstances. The major lines are what people tend to look at first when examining the palms because they are usually the longest and deepest.
These lines can also subtly change over time; therefore, what is evident in your hands now, does not imply a fixed quality or event. If you are missing lines on the palm, they may just be going through change.
When using the lines for prediction, the information gathered in the past events that have led the person to be where they are now. Any lines or markings that represent the future is just an assumption, whether negative or positive. The reason is that our thoughts and desires change, new lines can form and old ones can fade.
The lines that are most likely to change quickly are the minor lines. They can even disappear altogether. Keeping in mind that any person can take control of their destiny, palmistry can be used to determine some consequences or guidance to our future. Accordingly, if a line shows a particular attribute, it is important to look for other indications for confirmation; as one feature can offset another.
As an example, a line that shows success for a person may indicate this as a likely conclusion. However, if other signs are against it, such as the lack of willpower, the attainment of that success may be difficult; (but not impossible). Finding adverse signs should not be seen as negative, however, but instead an incentive for making positive changes for better future outcomes.
Missing lines (Missing Saturn or Apollo line).
The Saturn line, (fate line) which travels from the base of the palm towards the middle finger, is not usually present in young children and not even in some adults.
Unestablished career goals often lead to a missing fate line. However, what if you are an adult with a job? This line, in general, indicates the success of a career, whether they are settled or varying and changeable. It is not often absent in adults, but when this happens, it does not mean anything negative.
In the course of my career, I have met some people, mostly businesspeople, in whose hands the line was absent. They all were happy to say that they were ‘self-made’ men and that no fate would decide the course of their career.
Missing Apollo Line (success line)
When the Apollo line is missing, it shows some dissatisfaction in the life choices or career choices. Success is still possible, however, the person may not be happy with what they have achieved. (Some people just can never be rich enough.) So, if your Apollo line is missing, look to what you are doing and if it’s aligned with what you love in life.
Creating your journey in life.
So when you think about it, the missing lines are just an indicator of a free spirit, they do what they want, create their path and are not bound by any regiment.(article cont. below).
I created Destiny Palmistry the book for those of you who are interested in palmistry as a beginner and for those who believe there is some truth in respect to the psychoanalysis, as well as predictive aspects of reading hands. I have for this purpose included many traditional meanings as well as modern views based on my experience.
Many find it difficult to be convinced without systematic evidence and wonder why we believe in the predictive palmistry. My answer to that is, the studies of this subject, explored for centuries as a form of divination, has continued to develop in modern times. Furthermore, there is clear support for scientific research that the hands have a connection to the activity of the brain, reflecting the character and wellbeing of the person.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sari Puhakka, expert hand analyst, writer, and artist. Sari has been studying hands for over 30 years. Destiny Palmistry is her second published book. She is originally from Toijala, Finland. Born in 1967. She emigrated to Sydney Australia in 1977 with her parents and three sisters. Since 1996, she became a mother of four children, currently residing in Queensland Australia. Sari initially wrote a motivational book and began reading palms and cards as a hobby. Now she is the Director at Hand Analysis Australia and holds workshops and attends events for readings.