Indian thumb reading the lines
In Indian thumb reading, there are nine lines from which to read the thumb. Not everyone has all nine; however, they will have at least two. The lines begin from the side of the index finger. They should ideally be smooth and go across the whole thumb.
The Phala Rekha, wheat line or Pushpa Rekha is the line which divides the will and the logic section of the thumb. It is said to indicate that the person will always have enough food. If the line has an island, it shows the person will have a happy and satisfied life. The two interconnecting lines are said to represent the man and the woman. It starts as a single line and then is joined by another, denoting the partner in life.
Timing the union can be estimated from this island. If the line has disruptions such as breaks or marks, it can mean that there are relationship problems. If at the start (on the index finger side) the line is wavy or uneven, there was a difficult early life. If wavy in the middle, difficulty in mid-life. Wavy at its end then shows problems at old age.
The MallikaRekha, or family ring, should be clear and well-marked like a continuous chain. It shows a happy and satisfied family life. When well formed it shows the person has courage and strength of character. Black dots on this line is said to depict financial problems within the family. If it’s thicker than the PhalaRekha, the subject might struggle to find or keep a partner in life. Any gaps or breaks in this line show ups and downs in life.
This line is the one closest to the Phala Rekha, and if clearly visible, it depicts the subject to be compassionate and easy going.
The second line beneath the Phala Rekha shows an interest in travel. The subject might be restlessand will likely eventually travel.
The Mana Rekha in Indian thumb reading describes the person’s desires and is said to show affairs outside of marriage.
The Rati Rekha needs to be read in conjunction with the marriage lines on the side under the pinkie. It shows the amount of satisfaction that the subject gets from the union. It should be clearly etched and unbroken. An island on this line can represent poor health of the partner. If broken half-way, it can suggest happiness until mid-life, and problems with the partner’s health afterwards. If the line continues after the break, the health returns to normal. Many broken lines, it shows the subject remains unmarried or sexually abstinent.
The Vajra Rekha is the line on the index finger side of the thumb. It rises from the Mallika or the mount of Venus. It is also called the ‘diamond’ line and suggests that the person has the potential to become extremely wealthy if the line is flawless and noticeable. If the Kesara Rekha is also present, money comes without as much effort. If the line is wavy, the money might comefrom taking risks, such as gambling.
The RipuRekha rises on the Venus mount and up the middle of the thumb to the wheat line. The word ripu means ‘enemy’. It is said to take away positive qualities of any lines it crosses.
In Indian thumb reading, the Kesara Rekha is on the opposite side to the Vajra Rekha and is a short line from the mount of Venus. It is said to show gradual growth of the family’s wealth. If it is so subtle that it’s challenging to see, it shows that the subject will eventually do well financially. When thick and easy to see, the wealth comes quicker. A very long line all the way to the wheat line depicts someone from a wealthy family.