See the whole picture
If you are studying palmistry, whether for personal reasons or as a hobby, learning about lines on the fingertips should be something to consider. The hands can show many character traits and signs of how your life is cruising along. So, it is essential to try to see as much as possible to get the whole picture.
When reading the hand, consider how the characteristics balance together. If something doesn’t seem right, it might prove to be an obstacle or something that’s mentally holding you back. It’s a good idea to keep a record of your palms (and fingertips) by taking a clear photo or ink print. This way, you can look them up later to see if there have been any changes.
Horizontal or Vertical lines on the fingertips
Sometimes one or more horizontal lines might appear on the tip of the finger. These lines on the fingertips can suggest different things, depending on which finger the line is on. However, many of these lines can come and go as times change.
It is more common to have vertical than horizontal lines on the fingertips. The vertical lines can simply denote tiredness (lack of energy) or dehydration (standard on the elderly). Some say that the vertical line enhances the qualities of the area which the finger represents. To know if the line is boosting or reducing the feature, check the skin consistency. If the fingertips are plump and bouncy, it shows good energy. A finger which lacks firmness and looks more wrinkly than lined depicts diminishing of the attribute.
Vertical lines on the thumb
A vertical line on the thumb heightens the qualities of drive, determination, energy and willpower. Up to three lines, suggests a quick-thinking person. Multiple lines, in my opinion, indicate diffusion of the judgment because of a lack of concentration. However, Jeremy Spirogis reports that If anyone has several vertical lines on the top phalange of his thumb, then he’s sincere and reliable.
The horizontal lines are most common on the thumb. It tells of nervous tension or frustration regarding willpower or getting things done. It also shows that decision making is not easy. The thumb also shows the amount of energy available, so the more lines on the tip, the more likely that vitality is lacking.
Lines and Marks On the Index finger
On the index finger, lines can affect leadership and self-esteem. Horizontal lines suggest resentment or lack of self-confidence. It might also be regarding goals, authority or spirituality. A definite vertical line is an indication of someone who leads an active life. They might have a deep sense of religion and can express their spirituality in everyday life.
Cross or star mark on the index fingertip
Mir Bashir mentions that a clearly formed cross creates some imbalance to the religious or spiritual expressions. It is more likely to lean towards superstitions or fantasies. The star is a rare mark and denotes a fortunate or important event in the life of the individual, accompanied by spiritual or material rewards.
The middle fingertip
The middle finger represents the law, order, duty and security. Therefore a vertical line there might depict many responsibilities. Again, multiple lines show excess, as in a burden or doing too much. A horizontal line on the middle fingertip points towards the lack of security, especially of home or finances. Or, some self-control or responsibility issues. A clear and straight vertical line accentuates the Saturn qualities which can be positive like jobs and money-making or negative ones like pessimism and brooding.
The cross mark on the middle fingertip as per Mir Bashir’s remarks is unfavourable and denotes a disturbing moral balance. The person has lost faith and is unable to follow the right path.
The ring and little finger
The ring finger is about relationships, warmth, happiness and creativity. If the ring finger has horizontal or cross lines on the tip, it shows worry over relationships or just general unhappiness. It can suggest coldness or possible obstacles or blocks in creative ideas. A vertical line indicates a fanatic in the quest of beauty. There might be great devotion to an idea or creation. Multiple vertical lines show a genius kind of multiplicity in the approach to things, especially creative ideas.
Lastly, the pinkie that represents communication and business. Also, of intelligence, sexuality, and healing. It shows how well you connect with others as well as the amount of mental capacity and ideas. Horizontal lines on the tip would indicate problems in one or more of those areas. It can also show someone who is afraid to speak up. A vertical line shows an aptitude for effective speech and heightened intuition. Mir Bashir says a star on the little fingertip indicates strong potential for being a successful speaker who can make a great impact on his or her audience.
Lines Under the Fingers
These lines which encircle below the fingers are called rings, but are relatively rare, except the ring of Solomon, often appearing as a partial ring or several faint lines. One clear deep line will have a higher significance. In my observations, I regard these lines as a ‘block’ in the flow of energy from the finger, owing to the way it encircles the finger. Read more about them in this article.