In palmistry, the lines on the palms have many various names. Most palm readers agree to adopt some standard terms for palm creases. For example, the line that depicts the mind is a head line, or the line for the emotions is a heart line. The Suwon crease and Sydney line are examples of given names (for the heart and head line that crosses the entire palm). However, the terms themself have nothing to do with the head or the heart. Instead, they are names from the cities – Suwon-si in South Korea and Sydney in New South Wales, Australia. These researchers decided to use the terms Suwon and Sydney line primarily because that’s where they first discovered them.
The following article has information about both the Suwon and Sydney crease. This is a (copyright) excerpt from the book Simian Line Conversations. (Available from Amazon Mid 2021). If you are subscribed to my newsletter, you will be notified as soon as it’s available.
The very long head line and the very long heart line.
In general, the Suwon crease is a very long (and straight) heart line that extends across the whole palm with a normal head line. The Sydney line is a very long (and straight) head line that also crosses the palm with a normal heart line. If there is no heart or head line, but only one single horizontal line, then it is a Simian line.
The Suwon and Sydney line is intrinsically variations of a Simian line. Although, the actual Simian line has no head line or heart line present. Most varieties of the Simian have some branch lines which can appear like a partial head or heart line. The assorted Suwon types can be a complete line, or it can be made up by an extra line which joins from the radial edge.
The perfect Suwon is a continuous line with no offshoots. However, in most palms with the Suwon crease, that’s not the case. There might be one or more branch lines that connect to the life line. In some, there might be an offshoot (like a fork) to the mount of Jupiter.
Suwon crease meaning in terms of the character
Thinking about the Suwon as an extended heart line, we must consider it as depicting the emotional side of the character. A standard heart line with a slight curve suggests the person displays their feelings and tend to be sentimental. A straight heart line shows less sentiment and a reluctance to express emotion. Therefore, the Suwon crease is an exaggerated version of a straight heart line. In all the subjects I have studied, the common aspect is that of great passion and an innate tendency towards perfectionism.
The Suwon crease personality types tend to be intellectual, and it’s not uncommon for them to be seen as a workaholic. The devotion in their work is paramount to their life goals. The nature is similar to that of the Simian line types, being somewhat obsessive or single-minded. My study has shown that these people are ambitious with strong opinions about subjects close to their hearts. Very little stops these people from getting what they want.
They do not like to see others in pain and so feel empathy quite strongly. However, getting involved with one emotionally might prove difficult. The owner feels deeply but unconsciously responds to the most minor variations of mood or atmosphere. They might even seem possessive, jealous or bitter. But, once they have found love, they are loyal and committed to their partner.
An example of the Suwon nature in palm reading
A woman in her mid-thirties who had a Suwon crease came to me for a reading. Her question was about her love life and whether she would ever find ‘the right man’. Up until then, she had dated many times, but not seen anyone special enough to be in a long-term relationship. She was very well dressed, wearing high-end fashionable clothes with all the accessories. The jewellery she wore told me that there was no shortage of money (and vanity) in her life. Appearances mattered a great deal and she came across as quite intelligent.
After a discussion about her past, it was clear that she would never be ‘fully’ ready to be involved in a marriage. She was afraid to lose her independence and in some way, also fearful of losing what she had worked for (her home). While she craved to be loved, she was too demanding in love. Her type of partner would have to satisfy her very particular tastes and mannerisms. He had to be the type to adore her and cater to her needs without being too clingy. She also needed to be physically attracted to him. Her list of wants in a relationship was simply so long that it became unrealistic. Keep in mind, other features of the hands can also depict the character.
The meaning of the branch lines
The branch lines from the Suwon crease can have different meanings. It takes careful analysis to see whether it is a branch or something else, like a stress line. When an offshoot reaches the head line, it indicates the emotional side connects to the mind. The subject tends to be cautious and ‘think’ about what they feel. In some cases, these branch lines depict past experiences within the family that affected their life somehow.
If a branch line rises to the area below the index finger, (Mount of Jupiter), it gives an idealist view or approach to matters of the heart. It depicts ambition and someone somewhat vain. They have a desire for harmony in relationships and need to feel safe with their partner before showing their true feelings.
The Sydney Line Meaning
Another variation is the Sydney line which is a head line that completely crosses the palm, but a heart line is still present. Initially, the Sydney line, as people understood, was just a rather long head line. Researchers discovered a link between the Sydney line and the Simian crease with various medical and psychological issues, including Down’s syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, leukemia, and developmental psychological issues.
These kinds of lines are a little more complicated so that there may be pressure on the emotions or mentality. These individuals tend to analyse feelings or thoughts. It may be difficult for them to sleep well as the mind is permanently active. In the hands of children, it can depict hyperactivity. The positive side is that they can absorb much of information, thus making top researchers, financiers or experts in commerce.
Understanding the Sydney line in Palm Reading
If you think about the Sydney line as an extended head line, you’ll understand its meaning. A long line displays someone with a broader range of analytical interests. They tend to go into the fine details of everything and have a no-nonsense approach to life. The Sydney line shows a deep, sophisticated thinker, someone who considers more evidence before making decisions and are more philosophical than those with a short head line.
The Sydney line shows an objective and logical mind. These people have tremendous powers of insight. The difference between a Simian line and the Sydney line character is that the Sydney line has the separate heart line, whereas the Simian doesn’t. This heart line helps in separating the emotional from the rational thoughts.
While the personality shows similar qualities to the Simian types, the character is not as ‘intense’. Emotionally they can be sensitive and sympathetic but only to an extent. (Also, depending on the length of the heart line.) Johnny Fincham describes the Sydney line as someone cut off from their inner feelings. They have a hard edge over their personality. Of course, also consider the shape of the hand and fingers that contribute to personality traits.
PDC Chirologist Arnold Holtzman includes in his book about the Sydney line:
The Sydney line goes by this name because medical geneticists identified it in Sydney, Australia. The Sydney line was seen in young children who could not match the learning skills of others their age. They demonstrated serious difficulty learning to read and write and with comprehension in general. Within a few years, and without any manner of professional intervention, these children overcame this difficulty entirely. The learning gap closed, and they quickly caught up with their peers. Many of those carrying the Sydney line manage sophisticated studies and careers. But many never seem able to rise above the impoverished image of themselves that they recorded as children and which they sustain as a permanent reference to their worth.
Ed Campbell from the Encyclopedia of Palmistry writes:
“Schaumann and Alter report studies showing increased frequencies of the Sydney line in those with Down’s syndrome, congenital rubella, and leukemia. I have one on my left hand and a similar extended heart line, but I seem to suffer none of the above problems. However, the main problem observed with those having Sydney lines has been in children with delayed development, learning difficulties, or minor behavioural problems, which does fit my childhood reading dyslexia.”
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