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Head Line Markings in Palmistry

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In palmistry, a good hand analyst will look at the quality of the lines to judge certain characteristics and possible evidence of events. Head line markings are an important part of hand analysis considering the line shows how a person thinks. See which line is the head line here

Most head line markings are not a welcome sign, with the exception of rising lines, triangles and squares. Most of the time, the marks serve as a warning, and just being aware of them can help to make the necessary changes and improve the conditions.



An island on a line is where the line splits into two and re-joins to form one line again. It shows a weakening of the line, and that the mental powers are affected. It can also be a sign of worry, uncertainty, illness, depression, or loss of memory. In many cases, it is merely a period of fatigue which affects the ability to think clearly. Someone who suffers from migraines might also have this mark. Look at the quality of the line after the island. Once the line resumes to normal, so should the issues.


If the line appears to have several islands, like a chain, it shows someone who has a sensitive mentality; they may be undergoing personal, intellectual or mental issues. It also tells of an unstable, and changeable mind, and the memory is weak. The subject can be unmotivated towards career goals, uncertain about their future. They might also worry too much, suffer learning difficulties such as being unable to think straight. The mind might be lazy. Depending on other indicators, the chained line can also suggest an individual who is suffering depression. This type of line can change over time as circumstances shift and begin to even out.


A square on the head line is an encouraging mark, as it protects an otherwise weak area of the line, usually representing overcoming mental stress or protection regarding an injury to the head. A square can be four lines surrounding an island, a cross or star. It acts like a deletion line, whereby an event was narrowly avoided or missed due to a change of development or action. It can also be a blessing in disguise.


The triangle attached to a line strengthens the part of the line where it appears. It gives a boost for the current time; achievement of a goal, a problem resolved, or even a windfall.


Other head line markings such as bars, breaks, and dots denote obstacles such as financial difficulties, outside influences, health problems (migraines) or other setbacks during their life. They might also depict some temporary mental strain or stress. Crossbars are short lines which cut the head line, sometimes only one is seen, other times there are many. They have no beginning or ending. The depth of the line is important. If deep and red, it can point to a current issue such as fever, headache or brain disorder.

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