The Direction in Life Through the Fate Line

The fate line is a line on the palm that rises vertically towards the middle finger. A perfect and straight fate line directly from the base of the palm to below the middle finger is rare. This line is used to help palm readers see if there is a direction in life. However, it can also denote a decided career. The person with this type knows who they are; they are self-motivated and in control of their chosen path in life from an early age.


A gently curving fate line indicates a gradual change in career or life. The sharper the curve, the more drastic is the change. If it veers from side to side, it predicts that the ambitions are not well directed and there is a waste of energy in efforts throughout their life.


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A double fate line, depending on how tight they run to each other, can refer to two similar occupations, hobbies or study alongside a career at the same time. If the lines are close, it can depict a successful business partnership and may even represent a husband or wife who is considered very supportive. Whatever the case, the second line suggests a duality of some aspect and acts as a support line, giving strength to the main line. The second formation sometimes shows up as a small fork leading into two clear directions.


A fractured fate line, but one that overlaps alongside the second part of the line, presents a planned change in career or lifestyle. If the breaks do not overlap, and there is a space before it continues, it is an unexpected change, a time when progress regarding career or goals has come to a standstill. The motivation and purpose are no longer justifiable. Look for clues on the other lines for reasons such as health or family.

If the fate line breaks or stops entirely, it can depict a pause in career or a time of free direction. You can use the timeline like in the image below to determine the age from where the break or continuing line is. If you want to learn about the timing of the fate line, please see this article.

lifespan scale on the fate line


A fate line with horizontal lines (crossbars) shows obstacles that may slow down goals and finances. These bars can be interruptions caused by life changes such as starting a family, money issues, poor choices or stress in general. If the line continues after the mark, it is a temporary hitch.


An island on the line weakens the flow and often denotes worry over financial difficulties from taking on too much credit or borrowing money. Bankruptcy is a possibility depending on other indicators. Look for interference line rising from the Mount of Venus and across the life line. Many small islands that form a chain are when numerous issues affect the smooth flow of career and life in general.


A faint, weak line is hard to see; it doesn’t seem to be in its complete form. It can suggest a lack of direction in life, but it is common to see on young people when they are still searching and deciding on their career path. The line shows scattered energy and undecided objectives. Most delicate lines are at the beginning stage, like a fresh start. If you have this kind of line, to improve its quality, use more focus on your future life goals, career and relationships, and you probably find it strengthens and grows to a better line.


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Having no fate line does not mean the person has ‘no direction’ or that they are unmotivated, but instead, it is more likely that they prefer to take life as it comes, not bound by any demands, responsibility, or purpose.

Suppose you imagine the fate line as a path to follow; if there is no path, you are free to make one of your own. If you need to get to the other side of the forest and there’s no trail, you can still get through by finding or making that track.
As an example, a man who is a self-employed salesperson with goals and motivation to run his own business might not necessarily have a fate line. The probable reasons for this may be because his skin may be coarse; he plans his days one day at a time and no strict boundaries for his career.

Another example of direction in life

Another example comes from a woman whom I know. She did not finish her schooling, leaving at the age of sixteen to earn herself a living. Nor did she have any significant plans or ambitions to be successful but only wanted independence. She had no fate line, yet she was a regular and steady worker. (However, she may have one now, as these lines can form when situations change).

The common aspect that I noted about both people is that they have no interest in worldly achievements or obligations. They accept whatever comes along yet still take responsibility for their role in life seriously. Someone not having a fate line explains quite a bit about the meaning and just how difficult it is to analyse on its own. Usually, when someone does have a complete and straight line, the person has set himself life goals with purpose but with conventional boundaries, limiting the diversity as far as occupation is concerned. It does not, by any means, show a perfect career.


The fate line does not only represent a career; it shows a person knows what they want in life. This line is also called the Saturn line, and Saturn is associated with perseverance and tenacity. It then can suggest that a clear and straight line gives those qualities.

An instance of this comes from a man who had a main fate line rising to the mount of Saturn at the age of sixty, (which usually means a highly motivated and determined nature). It can suggest a person who has had a steady career for their whole life. However, he had been unemployed for the past thirty years, with his only income from a government support payment.

I told him that he has an exceptional career line, and he was surprised because he had not intended on returning to work anytime soon. We both quickly realised that his line meant that he was on a steady path, just not a career path. He did know what he wanted from life, which was to continue doing what he does because it made him feel comfortable and happy. That is probably why the fate line was so smooth; even though it had nothing to do with his career, he was ambitious, but not in a typical way. He had chosen his path and didn’t intend to divert from it.


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A branch line rising from the fate line can hint about a direction in which the career takes. Rising towards the mount of Jupiter shows the achievement of ambition through skill, hard work, and study. The fate line itself should end under Saturn. A branch line rising towards Mount Apollo is fortunate; it depicts success through talent or creativity, often leading to fame and good fortune.

Branches growing towards the fate line from the side of the Moon can represent a partner or relationship. If this line touches the fate line, it can suggest a strong bond or even marriage. If it passes through the fate line, the relationship will most likely fail. A line running alongside can be a successful long-term relationship or partnership with someone supportive, with a strong bond, like a soul mate.


The thicker end of a branch line is its starting point. The branch lines almost always taper at the end. Look carefully at where the line originates, which is usually from one of the main lines. Most lines branch off a central line and do not connect to another one. However, in some cases, they will touch another line; when it does, it is giving or seeking energy from the other line.

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