Palm Lines and Palmistry How Does it Work?

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What is Palmistry and how does it Work?

In Palm reading, the palm lines is no longer fortune telling. Modern palm reading websites are appearing on various sites of the internet for curious readers for free information about the hand features.

Palmistry is the practice of palm reading for a meaningful understanding of personal life and events. It is grounded in the psychic belief that our palms have lines and curves that determine patterns on the different spheres of human life. These areas include love, career, emotional expressiveness and even success in career.

People have become interested in knowing the possible outcome of their situations and decisions, and they have started to turn to palm reading for guidance.

Although palmistry began before the ancient times, it is still widely practised around the globe. It has been practised in India, China, and Tibet and even in ancient Babylonia.  Its modern appeal has also been mainly online leading to more opportunities both for practising palm readers and clients and psychic enthusiasts who need special guidance.

Palm Lines

Palmistry involves palm reading the psychic line, and palm readers believe that these lines and curves can tell, predict and assume the future events of different people.

The West used modern palmistry during the 1800s. It got popular attention from the people and persecution of the Catholic Church who called it a pagan practice.

Today, people have been turning to palmistry to expand their knowledge about the things that involve their personal lives and decision-making. Palm readers have also been keen on considering the latest changes of life in contrast to ancient palm reading practices.

Modern palm reading is appearing on various sites of the internet for propagation and information. Some psychic websites offer palm reading online and even other psychic methods like tarot card reading, numerology, and others.


There are many ways of doing a palm reading, and these include the analysis of the shapes of the hands, the understanding of the relations of lines and curves of the palm. Fingerprints are also a part of hand reading.


Usually, the hand shapes have four major types which use the classical elements of astrology. While there is a clear belief in what these elements do, hand shapes are also believed to be indicators of various character types that exhibit different attitudes towards life events. The four classical elements used by modern palm readers are Earth, Air, Water, and Fire.

Earth is typically identified by large, square palms and fingers that have thick and rough skin and reddish in colour.

Air hands are also square with lengthy fingers, pointed knuckles and often dry skin.

Water hands are oval in shape with long fingers that are sometimes flexible.

Fire hands are rectangular but with shorter fingers.

Some traditions believed that Air and Water hands have less deep lines and more fine lines. Earth and Fire are more characterised by fewer lines. These are all essential knowledge for the practice of shape analysis.

The Palm Lines

Lines are the distinct curves that provide the palm readers with hints to analyse the subject’s capability. These lines are carefully studied in palmistry to correctly arrive at knowledge about the character of a person, and show the present and future events. This is the central idea of the practice of palmistry.

There are two types of lines: the major lines which include the life line, head line and the heart line. The minor lines which comprise lines like the fate line, girdle of Venus, Apollo line, and Mercury Line. Each of these lines shows tendencies of human life which includes love, career, and emotions.

The Major Lines

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The Life Line is the line of vitality and vigour, and it is the line traces from the edge of the palm above the thumb which arcs towards the wrist. This line is to show the well being of a person. It includes the changes that happen all throughout one’s life, events that imprison deep feelings within and even physical aches of the individual’s body.

The Heart Line obviously shows the style of love, attraction, and emotions. These are qualities we often associate with our romantic side and intimacy towards other people. The heart line is the horizontal line under the fingers. It is the line of emotions and how we show love.

The Head Line is from the edge of the palm under the index finger that traces towards the outside edge of the palm. This line is the person’s mind and how thought processes affect the person’s way of communicating.

The Minor Lines

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The Sun Line under the ring finger is the line of fame, career, and scandals.

The Girdle of Venus is above the heart line is the line of sensitivity.

The Mercury Line is the stretch of line from the base of the hand that points toward the Venus line. This line shows physical problems like health.

Some other lines include Union lines (marriage lines) that indicate kinship relations and family ties of the person. The travel lines which as the name suggests is central to trips and journeys in life. Other markings that are equally of help in determining traits are the crosses, triangles, various shapes and other intersecting lines within the whole stretch of the palm. These are the little details of the palm that tells much about the person’s lives.

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