Mistakes by palm readers can damage their reputation through various actions. If anyone wants to be a reputable and professional reader, adhering to the rules and codes of conduct should be necessary. There are various views about palmistry, but for sure, palm reading is not a psychic reading. Real palmistry is also not fortune-telling. People have been reading palms for thousands of years, and many still believe it’s nonsense, thanks to shoddy or unethical readers.
However, every day, more people want to learn how to read hands. Unfortunately, though, it is not something you can learn in a single book or website and start charging people money for a reading. A professional palm reader should have many years of study behind them. And the study should not just be from a single course or a phone app. Doing readings in person is the best way to learn over time because you can get immediate feedback.
List of mistakes by palm readers:
1. Reading only from one hand.
One of the most common mistakes is that they might not understand that there’s a difference between reading the right and left hand. The right and left hands are usually different, which is why you should always look at both.
The hand someone writes with is the dominant hand. Dominant hand lines describe what is going on in their material or the outer world right now and the future. It shows what we are experiencing and whether we have developed and grown from our past.
The non-dominant hand defines what is mostly happening on an inner level (the past) or potential. It shows what we feel we could be doing or should be doing. Read the history from the non-dominant hand, but both hands can depict past events due to timing on the lines.
(Note) It is a good idea to keep a record of the palm by taking a clear digital photo, a photocopy or ink print of both palms. This way, you can look them up later to see if there have been any changes.
2. Not being open to a personalised experience.
There are books and websites that teach how to read palms. While these guides can often be useful for people who are just starting out, there’s no one set way to do a reading to make it right.
Most people have a specific question in mind and want to focus more on that subject. It’s no use going on and on about one aspect that is of no interest to the client. Find out what they want from you as a reader, and they will feel more satisfied in the end.
Every person is different, and just because a particular mark meant one thing for one person, it doesn’t say it will be the same for the next.
3. Pretending to be an expert.
Pretending to be an expert is one of the more common mistakes by palm readers. Like any profession, it takes experience and years of study before calling themselves an expert. Many first-time palm readers might get something right once, and from then on, they think it will happen every time.
As a reader, you have the responsibility not to mislead your client as to the level of your experience, competence, or qualifications. Misleading people this way is a most severe ethical violation as it raises the risk of harm to the customer and the profession’s credibility in the public’s eyes.
What you should do: Ask questions, let them know that you’re not an expert and give a reading which makes the client feel at ease. They will feel comfortable knowing that the things you might say to them are not necessarily gospel.
4. Not being open to alternative meanings.
You might find a mark on the palm that someone said (or you read somewhere) that means a specific thing. The meaning might be entirely wrong for the person who is getting the reading.
Always have a second and maybe third meaning to give the client a chance to choose which is likely to be the case for them. For example, An island on the life line, can denote illness or injury. It can also mean the person is divided in their decisions. They might also be going through a period of uncertainty. There are many scenarios for a line to be divided, so please do not frighten your clients by telling them it is definitely a distressing sign.
5. Breaking privacy rules.
If you have any client records, it is your responsibility to keep those records safe and secure. Your client trusts that you will not publicise or otherwise talk about any personal issues with others.
6. Not learning some codes of conduct and practice.
To avoid making mistakes, it helps to know the basic rules of conduct. You can view the codes here: Code of Ethics and Practice For Professional Readers
7. Having set terms and conditions also helps in being more professional. As an example, you can see our terms and conditions here.
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