Girdle of Venus
The Girdle of Venus is a curved line under the ring and middle fingers. Sometimes it is a horizontal line which lies above the heart line. It can be broken up or it can be a complete line. Occasionally there are more than one of them. It is like an additional heart line in the sense that adds extra sensitivity and intensity to the personality. In some cases where the heart line is absent, such as the Simian line, it takes the place of that line.
From a positive perspective, it signifies a compassionate and open-hearted character. It is good if found on someone in the caring professions because they understand the pain of others. However, it can also indicate an intense state of nervousness and quick temper if aspects on the hand show these qualities elsewhere.
A Fully Formed Girdle of Venus
The Girdle of Venus in its full form strengthens whatever characteristics are present in the temperament of the individual. It is a mark of heightened nerves, feelings, and emotions, whether they are positive or negative. If on an artist’s hand, the art would depict emotion well. In most cases, it is only present in sections. The meaning varies depending on its length, quality, and type of hand which has it.
If with a full Girdle of Venus on a soft water type hand, its owner can be tough on the outside, but in fact, they may experience the opposite on the inside. Their feelings are easily hurt, and they are quite receptive to what is going on around them. They can quickly become addicted to stimulants, and sad movies make them cry due to their empathic nature.
When unbroken and deeply etched, it may be a sign of selfishness and irrational or neurotic behaviour, especially if with a weak or broken head line. In the old palmistry, it was called the line of prostitution. In a modern view, flirtatiousness would be appropriate. Especially if the heart line has many branches.
Multiple Girdle of Venus lines
If there are many fine lines on top of one another across almost the entire top section, it shows someone with a great degree of emotional sensitivity. They might be in constant need of excitement and variety, perhaps through drugs. Or, the subject might be in a continual need for some emotional stimulation.
If the lines are delicate and fragmented, it depicts a strong Girdle of Venus. They are like a linkup between the external conscious and the inner conscious side of the personality. Fred Gettings suggests they connect the self-assertive elements with the emotions and are not a favourable marking. The multiple lines, if they follow the shape of the heart line, act as extra heart lines.
Floating heart line type of Girdle of Venus
If the line does not reach between the fingers, instead it seems to ‘float’ above the area of the heart line, it’s a floating heart line. This floating heart line is common when there is no clear heart line or there is a Simian line present. The personality, in this case, would show much empathy or sensitivity emotionally. This line is often broken or in segments. It can begin from between the ring and pinkie space or just below it. Sometimes it is much longer and appears to go across the whole top section of the hand.
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