Poison line (also known as the allergy line)
The poison line or poison bar (also called allergy line or Via Lascivia) is sometimes challenging to recognise because it doesn’t look the same on every hand. A long and slim hand with many lines are the ones most likely to have this line. Although it can be on any hand, the nervous type is most common.
Where there is a poison line present on the palm, it doesn’t mean there is poison in the body. But what it can denote is sensitivity towards food, drugs or both. The person could be sensitive to airborne pollutants, smoking, and alcohol. This line also appears redder when an allergy or infection is present in the system.
Strangely enough, however, those with this line often seem to have a subconscious awareness of their sensitivity, leading them to leave behind drugs and chemicals entirely. Naturopaths and healers are among many who possess this line. Beryl Hutchinson says that it shows a strong awareness of affinity with nature. It might even suggest healing and self-healing abilities.
Some subjects who have this line do not fall into the ‘allergy’ category. If this is you, it is possible the line is a ‘blockage’ line to the Mount of Moon and what it represents. It might be reducing certain qualities such as creativity, imagination, nurturing etc. If the line sits a little higher on the mount, it might be what’s called the intensity line. (Read about it below)
Length and depth of the poison line
The length and depth of the line give slightly different meanings. If the line is long and stands out, there is sensitivity to drugs, chemicals and or foods. A finely broken and islanded line shows food cravings, and sometimes it is evidence of diabetes. If it reaches all the way through the life line and to the mount of Venus, the effect is more profound. In the case of the latter, it will be regarded as the ‘escape line’ or what some people call the addiction line. The addiction line can also vary in its length. It might also sit just above the wrist lines, or a little higher.
The intensity line
The intensity line can be a little tricky to spot because it can look similar. In most cases, the intensity line is a clean straight line (unlike a crease that is made by the allergy line) and originates from the life or fate line, horizontally towards the outer edge of the palm. The person with this line has an urge to seek drama or thrills. It is one of the signs of hyperactivity or ADHD.
The intensity line is a variation of the allergy line. It is typically on an intuitive hand, someone with many lines on the palm. These people tend to feel a heightened sense of energy about them. They might crave the excitement of activities like bungee jumping, (or on the other end of the scale, drugs). So, you could say that this line, whether an allergy line, poison line or intensity line shows significance for two types of people, the hyperactive and the potential drug addict.
Allergy line on your child’s’ palm
Children with the poison line tend to be candidates for hyperactivity and have reactions to sweets or food additives. As a parent, if you see this line on your child’s hand, you should take care of their diet and observe for any changes in their behaviour that might relate to the changes in the meals. If there are several star patterns among the lines, it can be a sign that the diet is impacting the child’s life.