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Definition of Palmistry
Palmistry is an ancient art and one that has many systems of interpretation. It is also an intuitive art that is easily learned just by learning a few basics about the symbolism that is represented by the lines that run across the palm, the mounts (or fleshy parts) of the palm and the structure of fingers.
In palmistry, the hand as a whole is divided into three different sections. The Fingers represent the mind and the higher self. The middle of the palm represents day-to-day life and the conscious mind. The lower half of the hand represents primal instincts, health and basic drives of the subconscious. Palmistry is all about proportion, symmetry and distortions of what would be considered to be a perfectly formed hand.
Origin of Palmistry
1- Existed in India for a few thousand years BC.
2- Arrived in Europe in the 12th Century.
3- Arabic traders took it to Europe.
4- It was spread to China and Japan where it was refined.
5- Early forms of hand reading: Arabic, Christian, and Gypsy, all came from ancient Indian palmistry.
Analysis of the Palmistry
Our ancient scholars have classified the analysis of the palm into 2 parts or segments.
1. Structure of the palm
2. Lines of the palm
The following things should be considered while analyzing the structure of the palm.
1. The structure of the palm, its breadth and width.
2. The structure of fingers.
3. The length of the fingers.
4. The type of nails.
5. The flesh of the palm / smoothness / roughness of palm.
6. The thumb and its structure.
7. Smooth or rough, its flexibility.
8. Having pores or cushioned.
On this basis, the merits and demerits of one’s nature can be analyzed and predicted.
Types of Palmistry Lines
The following things have to be analyzed for prediction.
Life Line - Life Line extends from the edge of the palm above the thumb and travels in an arc towards the wrist. Life Line is believed to represent the person’s vitality and vigor, physical health and general well being. The life line is also believed to reflect major life changes, including cataclysmic events, physical injuries, and relocations. Contrary to popular belief, modern palmistry generally do not believe that the length of a person’s life line is tied to the length of a person’s life.
Fate Line - Fate Line runs from the bottom of the palm near the wrist, up through the center of the palm towards the middle finger. Fate Line is believed to be tied to the person’s life path, including school and career choices, successes and obstacles. Sometimes this line is thought to reflect circumstances beyond an individual’s control, or the person’s choices and their consequences.
Heart Line - Found towards the top of the palm, under the fingers. Heart Line represents matters of the heart, both physical and metaphorical. Heart Line indicates emotional stability, romantic perspectives, depression, and stoicism, in addition to various aspects of cardiac health.
Head Line - Head Line starts from the edge of the palm under the index finger and flows across the palm towards the outside edge, represents the person’s mind and the way it works, including learning style, communication style, intellectualism, and thirst for knowledge. Head Line is also believed to indicate a preference for creative or analytical approaches to information (i.e., right brain or left brain).
Simian Line - Simian Line is the fusing of the heart and head lines. Simian Line is believed by practitioners of palmistry to indicate that the person has no distinction between what is desired and what is thought, resulting in an intense nature with a tendency to rush into things.
Mars Line - The line of the mars is one of the significant lines in the science of palmistry. Mars line originate either from the lower region of the Mars or from the initial part of the life line and proceed towards the mount of the Venus. As the palmists have opined after a prolonged research of that there may be one or more than one line of Mars. The significance of the Line of Mars depends of the shape and structure of the line on the individual`s palm. The line of Mars can be thick or thin and either prominent or faint. But one thing is made declared certain by the palmists that these lines originate from the mount of the Mars and are thus known as the lines of the Mars.
Marriage Line - The Marriage Line go across the edge of the palm starting under the little finger. The lines here can signify marriages or romances depending exactly how many lines there is as well as how clearly they can be seen. The stronger they are, the more of a chance that they might in fact a marriage.
Education Line - The line of education comprises an important part of the science of palmistry. Education Line determines the education and the career line of an individual. This line originates from a point between the finger of Saturn and the finger of Apollo. Education Line proceeds ahead and the line has a leaning over the region of the Sun. Those who have this line, get full success in the field of education.
Friends Line - Lines of friends are also the subsidiary lines found on the palm. There are some perpendicular lines on the phalanges of the fingers. The palmists called these lines as the lines of Friends. These are indicative of friends of the respective individuals. If there are no perpendicular lines on the phalanges of fingers then it should be assumed that the person loves loneliness. Moreover it also indicates that the person have no practical support from the friends.
Accident Line - The lines of Accident are indicated by the sign of Cross, according to the palmistry. If the cross is on the mount of the Jupiter then it gives good results and improves the fate. On the mount of the Saturn, a cross indicates certain death in an accident. If there is a cross on the mount of the Mars, the person dies in a battlefield. If there is a cross on the mount of the Sun, then he will die because of unfaithfulness. Cross on the mount of Mercury indicates that the individual will die in an accident with a vehicle of fast speed. A cross on the mount of the Moon indicates that the person will die due to drowning. If there is a cross on the Headline, then the person becomes insane in the near future and a cross on the heart line indicates that the person will lead a widowed life.
The hands can be classified into 7 categories based on the structure of the hand
1. Primary Hand
2. Square Hand
3. Philosophical Hand
4. Spatulate Hand
5. Conical Hand
6. Ideal Hand
7. Composite Hand
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