Which hand to read and how to know the difference?
The hand that a person writes with is usually their dominant hand, and the lines and hand shape can show which is the non-dominant. Which hand to read in palmistry is sometimes a difficult question to answer. The article below is an excerpt from Life and Destiny Palmistry, copyright Sari A Puhakka.
The dominant hand is less flexible, demonstrated by a thumb with a smaller angle. The non-dominant hand tends to be more relaxed and have more lines because it shows our thoughts, and what is really going on. Therefore, it is important to read the non-dominant hand to see what is really going on.
The dominant hand might describe what is happening in their material or the outer world right now, (the conscious). It shows what we are experiencing and whether we have developed and grown from our past. The right and left hands are usually different, which is why I always look at both.
Which hand to read for prediction?
The non-dominant hand defines what is mostly happening on an inner level (subconscious) or what is potential. It shows what we feel we could be doing or should be doing. I read the history from the non-dominant hand, but both sides can depict past events due to timing on the lines. Remember that the lines on both hands only really tell about what has happened until now, so they can change as circumstances change.
If trying to make predictions, the fate line is an excellent example of using the past and future in a reading. If the left or non-dominant hand has a weak fate line, but the dominant has a well-formed one, it can show that the subject has made life decisions or become more motivated. However, it can also mean that the person is not clear about their goals on an inner level.
If the lines are clearer on the non-dominant hand, the person will likely know what they want from life. The dominant hand will display the confusion that’s going on through the less clearer lines.
An example from the chained heart line on the non-dominant hand; If the dominant hand has a clean one, it shows the person is no longer as sensitive or nervous as in the past.
The head line shows how we think. So, if there are breaks on the line on the non-dominant hand, the person might feel like they can’t focus. It might also suggest an indecisive nature. If the dominant hand has a regular line, it doesn’t affect the person much.
Which hand to read when looking for changes?
It is a good idea to keep a record of the palms by taking a clear digital photo, a photocopy or ink print of both palms. This way, you can look them up later to see if there have been any changes and which hand shows the most change. Please remember that the lines are a reflection of our mind, hence they can and do change.
Variations in left and right hand fingers.
The fingers themselves can also show characteristics that depict a different personality at home compared to the public eye. For instance, a short middle finger on the non-dominant hand indicates that at home the subject is carefree and tolerant, but if on the right, the middle finger is regular length (or long), they are more serious and firmer at work or in front of the public eye.
Another example which represents our responsibilities, boundaries and the law, is when the middle finger is short on the dominant hand, but not on the non-dominant, the subject may struggle to be responsible with the finances or be inclined to break the rules at work or outside of the home. But, at home, (represented by the noon-dominant hand) or in their mind, they are very responsible and law abiding. It’s not to say that is the general nature because other factors come into the analysis but consider finger length as a foundation of the reading.
How to do a hand reading? Watch video here.
Learn more about the fingers in palmistry here.