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Most palms have ‘the major’ lines; a heart line, a head line (or Simian line) and the life line. I have chosen only these three to be classified as major lines, although some hand readers also like to refer to the Saturn and Apollo lines as major ones.

The reason I do not is that they are not always in everyone’s hands, along 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.

When using the lines for prediction, the information gathered is 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.

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 an 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 will power, the attainment of that success may be difficult; (but not impossible).

Finding adverse signs should not be negative, however, but instead an incentive for making positive changes for better future outcomes.

The following pages present you with all the various forms of major and minor lines. Your lines will perhaps not match any precisely, but using a combination of the meanings, it should give you a better understanding.


Most major lines on the palm are present on nearly every hand, but what if they are not? 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 varied and changeable. It is not often missing in adults, but when this happens, it does not mean anything negative.

During 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. So, when you think about it, the missing fate line is just an indicator of a free spirit, they do what they want, create their path and are not bound by any regiment.


One of the standard methods for assessing the form of the hand is by using the four astrological elements of water, fire, earth, and air. This system uses the size and length of the fingers and palm. It does not, however, mean that the person has the equal astrological sign but indicates the personality type is like the related elements. It helps to understand these groups if you already have some knowledge of astrology. Very often, there is a mixture of these factors, so a combination of the qualities is used together to form an understanding. Sometimes, the hand shape appears different on the top side compared to the palm side, so it is important to look at both sides of the hand. For the complete guide to the hands and fingers, please see Destiny Palmistry 1 Character Awareness. Get the Hand Shapes e-book for $4.50 See here to order.