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What Does a Short Life Line Mean?

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Does the life line show the length of life?

Many times I have had someone ask me what does a short life line mean?  Often, they believe that it represents a short life. You might not believe it, but I have seen people with ‘no life line’ still have a long, healthy life. Even someone unfortunate enough to have no hands can have a long life.

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How a life line forms depends on other lines and the thickness of the mounts. For instance, if you have a deep Simian line with well-developed mounts, the chances are that the life line is short. If you are young and haven’t decided on or set life goals, your lines are still likely to change or form.

If you are unsure which line it is, it’s the line that wraps around the thumb’s ball. It is one of the first lines formed on the palm when the human embryo is eight weeks old. The type of work or hobbies you have can also affect the shape and length of the line.

Can this line indicate the length of your life?

It does not indicate the length of life, just like a long life line does not guarantee a long life. If you have delicate skin on the ball of your thumb (mount of Venus), the line surrounding it will likely be weaker. If you are a person who lives through emotion and the heart rules you, your heart line shows as the deepest. In such cases, other lines might look weaker.

The most robust lines demonstrate what rules you live by the most. In the case of a strong head line, you would very much be practical and rational. If the line of life is the strongest, you are physically driven and do not like change.

Deep (or long) lines are those who repeatedly think along the same patterns and generally have stable experiences. The short line lacks grounding and roots. Therefore, it is less stable in life experiences.

So, what does it mean?

You might be a restless person, or you might like to travel or move around a lot. It can also depict a person’s quality and interest in life. Maybe how much energy you put into your life. It also shows a quieter and shy nature (depending on other hand features). If you have this type of line, ask yourself these questions:

  1. Are you confident in your life plan?
  2. Have you set strong beliefs and rules for yourself and your close ones?
  3. Are you motivated and energized about your career or family goals?
  4. Do you know what you want from life, and are you going after it?
  5. Is your personality grounded, and do you have extensive family roots and strong traditions?
  6. Do you have a routine and habits, such as mealtimes, work, and home? If yes, does it come naturally to you?
  7. Are you substantially driven and always doing something physical?

There are no right or wrong answers, only different personalities. It does also depend on what stage of life you’re in now. You might have a short line if you answered no to most of the above. Someone with a long one would say yes to most of them.

The life line can also show a change.

Sometimes the fate line takes over the life line, and they ‘share’ the same path. It can suggest that you will change significantly at a particular time. It might be a change in career, family, marriage or a big move. Whatever the transition, the fate line acts as the life line.

The life line might be broken instead of short.

Whenever a line has a break, it shows an ending of something (in almost every case). Look closely at the line to see if it has a sister line or continues parallel in another location. It is a sign of change, especially if the person has moved from their country of birth. The broken piece can sometimes look like the fate line. Often, the fate line takes over the life line as it acts on its behalf.

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