Palmistry: Love in the Hands
love in the palm of your hand: palmistry basics
you meet somebody new, it can be fun to "check them out" using
different techniques for character analysis. Palm reading is an
age-old practice, and it can be a lot of fun as well.
up some basic palmistry principles that are easy to learn, with a
special emphasis on love, relationships, and attachment. Following
are indicators of love and marriage in palmistry.
Hand Should You Read?
the first questions people ask concerning palm reading is: Which
hand do you look at? The answer is: Both, and It
of palmistry distinguish between the active
and passive hand. A
right-handed person's active hand will be his or her right
hand; and the left hand is considered the passive hand.
Similarly, a left-handed person's active hand is the left
hand; and his or her passive hand is the right hand.
the passive hand is read
for inherited characteristics and potential.
the active hand for
changes to these inherited traits.
general rule, when the lines and markings on the active and
passive hands are quite different, it shows a person who has
actively worked toward self-development.
Size of the Hand
to consider the size of the hand relative to the size
of the body.
a large hand suggests a
person who spends more time thinking than acting. A person
with a relatively small hand
is thought to be more active, spending less time thinking
about what to do.
Shape of the Hand
are four general shapes of the hand, and these are related
to the four elements of Air, Earth, Fire, and Water:
considering the length of the palm:
vertical and horizontal measurements of the palm are
approximately equal, it is considered a square
palm is when its vertical measurement is longer
than the horizontal measurement.
are considered long when
the length of the middle finger is equal to or greater than
three-quarters of the length (height) of the palm.
are considered short
when the length of the middle finger is less than
three-quarters of the length
of the palm.
Hands are characterized by a square palm, long fingers, and
thin, clear lines. These are the hands of intellectual and
sociable people. They are often restless and in need of
change and stimulation, mostly of the mental kind. As
lovers, these people look for mental rapport above all else.
Hands are characterized by a square palm, short fingers,
strong or thick skin, and deep, clear, and straight lines.
These are the hands of practical, down-to-earth people with
strong vitality. They often have a strong connection to
nature and the outdoors. As lovers, they are generally quite
dependable and straightforward.
Hands are characterized by long palms, short fingers,
plentiful and prominent lines, and firm, warm skin. These
are the hands of risk-takers and action-oriented people. As
lovers, they are positive and confident, willing to take the
Hands are characterized by long palms, long fingers, plenty
of fine lines that are not always clear, and soft, damp
skin. These hands indicate a creative, emotional person. As
lovers, they are sensitive, vulnerable, a little naive, and
focused on caring and being cared for.
flexible is the thumb? The flexibility of the thumb is
thought to measure how adaptable a person is. The more
flexible the thumb, the more easy-going the character is. A
lack of flexibility suggests an obstinate person.
thumb have a "waist"? If the thumb narrows in the
base phalange of the thumb, the person is thought to employ
tact and diplomacy in his or her relations with others.
consider the relative length of the thumb as an indicator of
faithfulness. Longer thumbs are thought to indicate stronger
characters who are faithful to others and to themselves.
Lines on the Palm
generally consists of the Major Lines, Secondary Lines, and
with numerous fine lines in addition to the Major Lines
indicates a rather complex, sensitive personality that is
especially vulnerable to outside influences and worries. In
general, the fewer the lines, the more straightforward a
person is. These people live their lives in a more direct
and simple manner.
there are three prominent lines on a palm. These are the
palm at right, the top horizontal line ending at point A is
the Heart Line. This
line indicates the affections, so it is of particular
interest to those reading a palm for love indicators. The higher this line is, the
more passionate, and oftentimes jealous the person is. A
heart line that goes right across the hand suggests a person
who is very controlled emotionally. A heart line that curves
upward towards the Jupiter finger (the index finger)
indicates a warm-hearted, reasonable, and affectionate
nature in relationships. Crosses and breaks on the Heart
line suggest periods of sadness and sorrow in love.
middle horizontal line at point B is the Head
Line. This line indicates the type of
intelligence a person possesses. The space between the
beginning of the Head Line and the beginning of the Life
Line, if any, indicates the level of cautiousness a person
possesses. When these lines are joined at the beginning, the
person has a rather cautious, and sometimes fearful, nature.
The further apart, the more confident, risk-taking
curved line that generally swoops from near the base of the
palm to the point between the thumb and first finger at
point C is the Life Line.
In terms of relationships, a Life line that is wide, leaving
plenty of room for the Mount of Venus, is indicative of a
person with an expansive and giving nature in love. The
closer the Life line is to the thumb, the less generous a
person is with his/her energy and time.
interesting secondary line concerning relationships is
called the Line of Attachment.
Some call these lines Marriage Lines. These lines appear
just above the heart line (in our diagram, just above point A).
Light, fine horizontal lines found here are thought to
indicate affairs that are not deep commitments. One long,
clear line suggests a long-standing and happy marriage or
commitment. When there is more than one long, deep line,
the lower one is thought to describe the earlier
relationship in the person's life.
are a number of mounts in different positions of the palm,
and these are associated with planets. The Mount of Venus is
of particular interest to those looking for indicators of
love in the palm. This mount is found beside the thumb and
within the curved Life Line. Generally, fleshiness here
indicates a love of pleasure. A fleshy and firm Mount of
Venus indicates a strongly sexual nature, and a flabby mount
here shows a low level of sexual vitality.
Prominent horizontal lines
on the Mount of Venus are thought to indicate a person with
powerful charm over lovers. Plenty of fine lines going in
different directions on this mount (often looking like a
grid) suggests a person who is quite
complex in the area of love. A changeable, worrisome
character may frustrate lovers. In general, lots of fine
lines here indicate a person who is easily influenced by
outside forces. This person may be easy to dupe by partners.
A triangle on this mount is thought to indicate a person who
may have extramarital affairs, and a crescent shape (moon)
here suggests one who has powerful seductive powers.
||Want a palm reading from a book? There's a
great book out that is uniquely interactive:
Total Palmistry: Love Connection
This book is very original. For your
palm reading with the focus on love, you start at the beginning of the book (naturally)
and follow the steps that take you skipping ahead -- so, for
example, if your heart line is chained, then you skip ahead to
the given page and continue your rather personalized reading
from there -- in a chain. Very unique book!
Suggested Further Reading on Palmistry:
Palm Reading for Beginners : Find Your...
Astrology Note: This book is an easy to understand
beginners' book of palmistry. Clear interpretations.
Art of Hand Reading (DK Living)
Astrology Note: A delightfully visual beginners' book of
palmistry, this one features plenty of photographs and
illustrations -- ideal for learning palmistry basics