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Markings on the Palms in Hand Analysis

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Markings on the palms, like slashes, stars and grilles

The markings on the palms that don’t seem to fit into any line category are still significant in that they can indicate a warning, such as from stress, or point to a sign of talent or area of focus.

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Some marks can depict emotional or mental issues or even health problems. These marks can be recognised from ones like the grille, cross, star or slashes. If your hand is covered in a whole web of fine lines, it is likely that you don’t have any specific marks but are sensitive to your environment. (See this article about too many lines).

Markings on the palm mounts

In most cases, markings on the mounts accentuate the meaning of the mount either in a favourable or an undesirable way. A star is one marking that can be seen as good or bad.

But even these positive markings need to be viewed as a warning since sudden fame or success can affect personal life – An effect like keeping one’s head together and feet on the ground will ensure a more secure and happily ever after scenario. Also, it’s possible to have unfavourable fame, like some criminals.

Some of these markings will take a careful eye when analysing what they mean due to the difficulty in interpreting whether it is a mix of other lines overlapping or one that stands on its own.


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A star will have at least three lines crossing at the same point and not be made up by other minor or major lines. It is also found independently on the palm. While most star markings on the mounts are welcome signs, they have a complex connotation. The reason could be due to the challenges usually involved in attaining high-level success or recognition.

Star on the Apollo line or Mount

The star is an unwelcome find on a line and can denote a sudden shock. A star on a line can be most favourable only when it’s on the Apollo line, Jupiter, or Apollo Mount. On these mounts, it reveals extraordinary talent, financial windfalls or even fame as a reward for consistent effort.

Star mark on the mounts

  • A star on the Mercury Mount can suggest a sudden rise in a business venture or denote dishonest behaviour.
  • The star is a mark of fame on the Mount of Apollo under the ring finger. However, it can also be the wrong fame, so be careful.
  • Star on Saturn might be problems with legal matters, restrictions or confines.
  • The star on the Jupiter mount can signify a sudden rise in fortune, achievement or honour.
  • On the Mount of the Moon, the star depicts possible celebrity status in a literary career. Some say it marks someone afraid of the sea or travelling on the water.
  • A star on the Venus Mount shows energy and passion, but it might come at the expense of another matter.


A grille marking appears on a hand when there is a group of many lines in a patch. Typically, vertical and horizontal lines overlap in one area, forming what may look like a lattice. But usually, the lines are not visible but an area that appears to be a blur of lines or skin ridges.

The grille mark, in most cases, is unfavourable. It mostly shows stress and overuse of mental faculties, depending on which part of the hand it is. For example, beneath the pinkie, the individual might focus too much on their business and communications, showing too much stress.

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A dot on a line can depict many things. The thing to remember about dots is that they are not the same as moles. A mole is just a part of the skin, whereas a dot forms on the lines. The dot can be grey, brown, black, pink or red. The darker the colour, the deeper the meaning. In general, the dot depicts something suddenly happening. It can depict a shock to the mental or emotional aspects.

Slashes are like short crossing lines on top of one another and usually mean an obstacle. However, these obstacles are temporary because they do not break the line. If the slash is at the end of a line, it is like a dead-end road depicting a change in direction. A slash line on top of the marriage line is a deletion line, which often denotes a relationship that didn’t work out.

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Prediction from the lines

Using markings on the palms for prediction, gather information from the past trials that have led them to be where they are now. Remember, any lines or markings that represent the future are just assumptions. Palm reading is not an exact science. What’s on the palms can show potential for the subject based on past actions, whether negative or positive. The reason prediction is only an assumption is that our hands have such a connection to our brain that mental activity is recorded on our palms. As our thoughts and desires change, new lines can form, and old ones can fade.

More In book 2 Destiny Palmistry All the Lines

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Major and Minor lines – Excerpt from Destiny Palmistry

Most palms have the major lines: a heart line, a line of the head (or Simian line) and the life line. Some hand readers also refer to the Saturn and Apollo lines as major ones. I do not because they are not always in everyone’s hands, along with the fact that they are most likely to change along with the person’s circumstances. The major lines are what people tend to look at first when examining the palms because they are usually the longest and deepest. These lines can also subtly change over time; therefore, what is evident in your hands now does not imply a fixed quality or event.

Some lines change quicker than others

The lines that are most likely to change quickly are the minor lines. But most lines depict what has led to the current circumstances and what is happening now. Remembering that any person can take control of their destiny, palmistry can be used to determine some consequences or guidance for our future. Accordingly, if a line shows an attribute, looking for other indications for confirmation is essential, as one feature can offset another.

For example, a line that shows success for a person may indicate this as a likely conclusion. However, if other signs are against it, such as a lack of willpower, attaining that success may be difficult (but not impossible). Finding adverse marks should not be bad but instead an incentive for making positive changes for better future outcomes.

About Sari

Sari Puhakka, expert hand analyst, writer, and artist. She has studied hands for over 35 years and initially wrote a motivational book called “Claim Your Power and Succeed in Everything You Do”. This book was written for her clients as a self-help book to improve every area of their lives.

Reading palms and cards was merely a hobby for her until she was 28. It was her mission in life to be an expert in her field and to have the power to help people see their potential to succeed in whatever they desire.

Sari is originally from Toijala, Finland. Born in 1967. She emigrated to Sydney, Australia, in 1977 with her parents and three sisters. In 1996, she became a mother of four children in Queensland, Australia. Presently, she is coaching hand analysis through workshops and private tuition. As well as providing readings and continuing the series of Destiny Palmistry books.

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