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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 category of a line are still significant in the sense that they can indicate a warning, such as from stress, or point to a sign of talent or area of focus.

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 that you 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 in an undesirable way. A star especially is one marking which can be seen as both good and 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, such as some criminals do.

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 which 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 a welcome sign, they come with a complex connotation. The reason could be due to the challenges that are usually involved in the attainment of high-level success or recognition.

Star on the Apollo line or Mount

On a line, the star is an unwelcome find, it can denote a sudden shock. The only time a star on a line can be most favourable is when it’s on the Apollo line or on the 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 it can denote dishonest behaviour.
  • On the Mount of Apollo under the ring finger, the star is a mark of fame, however, it can also be the wrong kind of fame, so be careful.
  • Star on Saturn might be problems with legal matters, restrictions or confines.
  • The star on the Jupiter mount can be a sign of a sudden rise in fortune, achievement or honour.
  • On the Mount of Moon, the star depicts possible celebrity status in a literary career. Some say it is a mark of 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.
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A grille marking appears on a hand when there is a group of many lines in a patch. Typically there are vertical and horizontal lines overlapping each other in one area forming what may look like a lattice. But usually, the lines are not visible but instead 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 be focusing too much on their business and communications and it is 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 another and usually mean an obstacle in life. However, these obstacles are mostly 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 because 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.

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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. Although some hand readers also like to refer to the Saturn and Apollo lines as major ones. The reason I do not is that 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. Keeping in mind 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, it is essential to look for other indications for confirmation, as one feature can offset another.

As an 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, the attainment of that success may be difficult; (but not impossible). Finding adverse marks should not be a bad thing, but instead an incentive for making positive changes for better future outcomes.

About Sari

Sari Puhakka, expert hand analyst, writer, and artist. She has been studying 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 life.

Reading palms and cards was merely a hobby for her at first until the age of 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 it is 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, currently residing 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.

2 thoughts on “Markings on the Palms in Hand Analysis

  1. […] accentuate the meaning of the mount either in a favourable or in an undesirable way. Star lines are markings which are both good and bad. On a line, based on traditional meaning, it is an unwelcome […]

  2. […] even several indicators confirm a future issue. The combination of elaborate explanations for the many markings on the palms depends on an individual’s life. As an example, stress lines on a business person are not the […]

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