The Sympathy Line on the Palm
What is a sympathy line? Where is it? Are there variations to it? Read on for some very important tips to get the correct analysis of this common line. (Copyright excerpt from “Life and Destiny Palmistry”).
Mistaking the sympathy line or a worry line for a ring of Solomon is easy to do, many amateur readers get it wrong. You might have started studying palmistry and got all excited about the great meanings without seeing or knowing the difference. After more than 32 years studying this line, I understand it quite well.
A sympathy line can be a ‘floating line’ or it can commence from the edge of the palm or life line. It is found below the index finger, slanting across the Mount of Jupiter as though to cut off the flow of psychic energy. It is a straight line (unlike the ring of Solomon). If the line reaches the base of the Saturn finger, it is actually a worry or trauma line. (Read the meaning of this line below)
The meaning of the Sympathy Line
A Sympathy line is said to show a compassionate and understanding nature, just like the name suggests. However, other features need considering before coming to a conclusion. (see below for more about that). This line expresses the reluctance some people have to share their unpleasant feelings, to tell others about their worries and weaknesses.
They prefer to keep their worries to themselves. In a way, it shows pride, or simply the feeling that ‘a worry shared is a worry multiplied’. Most people who run into difficulties or feel uncomfortable about something will quickly need to air their fears or pain or share their sorrow. But not those with a sympathy line, they are much too private to bother other people with their concerns.
- Sympathy lines
- Worry / Stress / Trauma lines
It is because of their refusal to point out their anguish, that they are sympathetic and compassionate. Because they never bother anyone with their troubles, they make good listeners. (Other important features below).
The other features to look for in a ‘caring’ hand.
The shape of the hand tells someone’s readiness to care for others. The shape that fits best is the practical hand. A practical hand is large, it has a squarish palm with normal length (rather knobbly) fingers. The thumb will bend backwards and have a narrow waist over its central phalange. The little finger will have a slight inward curve toward the ring finger. Note: A small and dainty hand might tell you how concerned they are, however when it comes to the crunch, they will probably leave things for someone else to do.
The head line will be quite long and slightly sloping (not too deep). Often the head line has a fork at its end, showing broad-minded sympathy for all sorts of people. The line may also branch upwards towards the heart line, showing a more emotional, rather than practical involvement.
The heart line will be long, curved and clearly etched. Its end point might have a fork, high on the mount of Jupiter and between the first and second finger. There may be a strong branch from the heart line to the Head Line, depicting their common sense and practicality. (Variations of the line below)
Worry Lines or Trauma Lines
If these worry lines rise from the beginning section of the life line and reach the bottom of the middle finger, it suggests a childhood worry, stress, disturbance or trauma. Trauma can be mental or physical. They depict events that had a profound effect on the psyche. The trauma line is almost always fragmented, blurry or faint in its appearance, therefore it may not be a permanent mark. This is another line which is often mistaken for a ring of Solomon, please do not make this mistake!