The intensity line is one of the most divisive lines in palmistry. The reason for its controversy is because the line is remarkably similar to the appearance of another traditionally known mark. There are palmists who disagree on its name, position and its meaning, so realistically, much like the via lascivia, it is a line of debate.
What you must remember is that palmistry is not an exact science. It takes a careful eye to understand how the lines form and why. Basically, all the lines on the palm can vary in shape, size and position. Even the main lines like the head, heart and life line are not always the same. The minor lines like the intensity line, girdle of Venus, via Lascivia etc. are the ones most likely to vary in their position and overall look.
The line which closely resembles this line is the more well-known allergy line. The slight differences between the two are that the intensity line tends to sit higher on the palm. It is also mostly a straight line, whereas the allergy line is more like a crease and tends to vary in shape.
The intensity line is typical on a fire type hand, that is, a rectangular palm with short fingers. But, it can also appear on any shaped hand. In most cases the line originates from the life, fate or health line, running horizontally towards the outer edge of the palm.
How to know the diffrence between the two lines?
The only real way to know if it is an allergy line or an intensity line is to ask some simple questions. I have a survey about the allergy line which you too can participate in, here.
The questions that you might ask are straightforward. Firstly, you should try to rule out if it’s an allergy line by asking if they have any allergies.
- Does the subject have any reactions to specific allergens?
- Are they sensitive to spicy or hot food?
- Do they easily or often get sick?
- Is there adverse reactivity to drugs?
If the answer to the above questions is no, then you should ask some more which are related to the intensity line.
Does the person have an urge to seek drama or thrills?
The people who like to seek thrills tend to crave excitement like bungee jumping. They might also be the type to seek similar highs through drugs. A high sex-drive is also frequent, depending on other indications. However, these traits are not always the case. What I have noticed in the personality is that they have a certain amount of ‘tension’ about them, hence a need for regular stimulation.
What I mean by tension is that they somehow hold energy inside that needs to be released now and then. These people are sensitive to not only negative energy but also their environment. It is because of this trait that they might not easily hear or trust their intuition. Many might suffer from depression due to their inability to let go of the energy.
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