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Life Line Types in Palmistry and What They Mean

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Life line types on the palm and what they mean in palmistry.

In palmistry, the life line is the crease on the palm that circles the thumb. It is the line that people tend to first look at when doing a palm reading. The life line types of people vary. Most lines, however, arc around the thumb ball and end at the wrist. The length and quality of this line tell certain character traits and constitution. It is a line that is the most interesting one on the palm.

People often think that the line refers to ones’ actual length of life, but It doesn’t. It can show the quality of life. The line should ideally be: long, well-etched and unmarked. However, it is unlikely that people in this modern age have a line like that.

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The basic life line types:

The long life line

  • A long and deeply etched line that reaches the wrist (unmarked) shows vitality, routine, stability and motivation. These types like to be stable and close to their roots.
  • Most people who have a long life line tend to know exactly what they want from life. The long line without branches or deviations suggests little change in life. It is easier to read a long life line because potential disturbances are recorded in the timeline.

The short life line

  • A short line, if also delicate or thin in its appearance reveals a lack of stability or energy levels. Often it is a mark of unstable early family life or a change in the middle of life. (Possibly both).
  • The short life line is standard in the hands of those who don’t precisely follow family traditions. It shows a freedom-loving individual who is not so strict on routine. They might move around a lot or love to travel. It is as if the person has not set a path in their life, either through circumstance or conscious decision. This attitude might have come from an unsettled family or a broken family (where the parents separated).

Faint Life Line

  • A life line that appears faint depicts a delicate or sensitive constitution, common on those who are not physically active. They like to have a quiet life and tend to stick to indoor activities.

Widely curved life line

where the life line starts

A line that curves outward towards the Mount of Moon describes someone who loves to travel or is very outgoing. Some lines curve around enough to reach out towards the Moon’s mount so far as to touch the fate line. When this occurs, I have learned that it has a significant meaning around that period indicating a need for change or an event that brings about change; often, career or motivations become a current focus. A line that arches widely towards the Moon area depicts an outgoing and restless person with many interests. They will have a love of travel and changes of scenery.

Mount of Moon

Life line close to the thumb

  • A line which runs closer to the thumb is someone who lacks interest in physical activities and may be cold or selfish. They prefer to stay close to home, especially if the Venus mount is flat

A broad line curving well around the Venus mount (ball of the thumb) shows warmth and affection but a little more reserved.

A break in the life line

  • When a life line appears to have a break in it, look for sister lines on one or both sides of the line, these lines give support to an otherwise uncertain period. If the break happens to overlap another part of the life line, it often indicates a planned change.
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Double life line or second line (two life lines)

  • A line on the inside of the life line would show family support and on the outside of the line, from a non-related source. A second life line give support. The meaning of this mark can vary depending on which hand it appears. On the non-dominant hand, it can represent two distinct ethnic values or family backgrounds. These people often feel the presence of a spirit guide or have a healthy spiritual belief system.
  • On the dominant hand, the second life line gives added strength and protection. These individuals typically have an abundance of energy and recover quickly from illness. A well-formed secondary line can also show two different sides of character or lifestyle.
  • See more about the double life line in a video here

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30 thoughts on “Life Line Types in Palmistry and What They Mean

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  6. […] the lines originate from the mount of Venus and cross the line of life, its meaning becomes more significant. The various stress implications of a worry line crossing the […]

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  11. […] is long and stands out, there is sensitivity to drugs, chemicals and or foods. If it reaches to the life line, the effect is more profound. A finely broken and islanded line shows food cravings, and sometimes […]

  12. […] lines. Most palms have the major lines; a heart line, a line of the head (or Simian line) and the life line. Although some hand readers also like to refer to the Saturn and Apollo lines as major ones. The […]

  13. […] it is wise to use other indicators on the hand, such as influence lines and parallel lines on the life line to confirm changes. Unfortunately, though, we still cannot forecast how many times a person will […]

  14. […] this. However, it is not exactly easy to do, nor is it an exact science. However, the timing on life line is an important part of interpreting the markings. Knowing whether an event has passed or is yet to […]

  15. […] The meaning can vary depending on where it is. The most common influence line is alongside the life line, like a sister line. If the line begins at the mount of Mars, it is a Mars line. If the influence […]

  16. […] at the life line is a traditional start to a career, which originated from the individual’s background, education […]

  17. […] you are unsure where it is, it’s the line which wraps typically around the ball of the thumb. It is one of the first […]

  18. […] Mars line is a positive marking on the palm. It is a line which runs parallel to the life line, beginning from inside the thumb, or from the start of the lifeline itself. If with a broken […]

  19. […] Mars line is a positive marking on the palm. It is a line which runs parallel to the life line, beginning from inside the thumb, or from the start of the lifeline itself. If with a broken […]

  20. […] on the life line, the triangle can point to a time of financial gain, the sudden windfall or an event which […]

  21. […] shows food cravings, and sometimes it is evidence of diabetes. If it reaches all the way to the life line and to the mount of Venus, the effect is more profound. In the case of the latter, it will be […]

  22. […] these worry lines rise from the beginning section of the life line and reach the bottom of the middle finger (Saturn), it suggests a childhood worry, stress, […]

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  24. […] The life line separated from the head line suggests a carefree, independent, self-reliant personality. These people are more likely to travel due to their impulsive and courageous spirit. […]

  25. […] will have the lines that are classed as ‘the major’ lines; a heart line, a head line and the life line. The major lines are what people tend to look at first when examining the palms because they are […]

  26. […] stand out more than the others. These are called the major lines: heart line, a head line, and the life line, so I have chosen only these three to be classified as the main lines. Some palmists like to refer […]

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