Children Lines on the Palm
The lines traditionally called children lines are fine vertical lines from the Union (marriage) line on the side of the palm under the pinkie. Most of the time the lines which represent children are somewhat indistinct, so a keen eye or a magnifying glass might be needed to see them.
How to read the children lines?
The way I observe these is by looking at the quality of the lines and whether they are present at all. These lines ideally should be fine and distinct without blurry edges, scars or dry skin. With the latter, it could indicate problems regarding conception. If the lines appear fuzzy, it can be that the person is past the childbearing age. It can also mean that the person has lost interest in caring for or having children. Remember that these lines can change many times during their lifetime.
What if I don’t have any children lines?
If the lines are missing (or barely visible) altogether on a woman’s hand, it can mean that she has no interest in having a child and may not feel close to other people’s children either. There may be another underlying reason for it, such as infertility or lack of a suitable partner. Look to other indicators on the palms for clues such as vertical lines on the base of the mount of Venus.
Also take note about the age of the person. Are they at a childbearing age? Are they over the age? If the person is still young, it is possible that the lines have not yet formed.
Are children lines a reliable indicator of actually having children?
Answer: To show potential children, the line must be clean with no marks or blurry edges. But are the lines reliable? Well, no, these lines are unreliable in predicting the number of children if any. Only women give birth, yet both sexes can have children lines. Hence, the fertility line is a more appropriate term. However, for the purpose of the information for your knowledge, I give the traditional meanings here.
What if you have many children lines, but you have no children?
If there are a multitude of lines, it might represent a person who is a good mother. It can also depict a mother figure, possible also the grandchildren.
A woman with many lines might never have conceived a child, but she might be a great aunt or have pets. She might consider them to be a part of her family.
A teacher for example, who loves to be around youngsters might have several lines even if she does not have any offspring of her own. These lines represent potential, so having many lines of children could depict a highly fertile individual.
Does age matter when reading the lines?
Yes! Age does matter when estimating someone’s children lines. Before you read someone’s hand, firstly make sure they are at least at childbearing age. Ask them if they have already had children or grandchildren. For example, a woman in her fifties might no longer show the correct number of children lines because she herself will not have any more children. Or, she might be too old to start having any at that age.
The ideal age to read the children lines is between 25-40. If the subject is too young, the lines might still be changing. A person over the age of forty has fewer chances of falling pregnant, so the lines are unreliable. Using my own hand as an example, I have four children: During the pregnancies at my age between 30-37, the lines showed four lines. Now at age 52, I have about 15 blurry lines, therefore I no longer have reliable indicators of the number of children.
Where else to find the child lines?
Other areas can show these lines. Look for vertical lines at the base of the Venus mount of the dominant hand. The longer the line, the stronger the character of the person. A long line might also depict a girl, and the shorter ones describe boys. There might also be some fine horizontal lines on the middle phalange of the pinkie. These lines are a bit more challenging to see. A longer line shows a strong personality or a girl.
How to tell if a child will be a boy or a girl from the child lines on the palm?
There’s a 50% chance that the line represents a boy and vice versa. I have been right 50% of the time (understandably). Because these lines are so difficult to read, I can only give you something to go by based on what other palmists have written about in the past.
Which is a boy line and which one represents a girl line?
A shorter thinner line is supposed to represent the girl and a more extended thicker line, a boy. Sometimes the line representing a girl is a straight line and boy is arched. It depends on the texture of the skin of the mother as to how well these lines form.
Below is a rare case example reading of these kid lines. The woman had a miscarriage or termination of an unborn child at age 22. She wasn’t married. Later after marriage, she had four children. After a ten year marriage, she divorced and met a new partner whom she was a stepmother to another three children. The new partner took on the role of a father for the first four children. She had precisely seven children lines above the second marriage line.
A few years later, I checked this lady’s lines again, and many of the child lines had become faded with blurry edges. She told me that she was going through menopause and cannot have anymore children. In my opinion, it was a clear sign that these lines represent the fertility and ability to bear children.
I hope you have enjoyed this article. I’d love it if you could please share with your friends, thank you! Also, if you have these lines and you already have children, please comment below and let us know if your lines are accurate. 🙂