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Palm reading, otherwise known as palmistry or chiromancy, is practiced all over the world, with roots in Indian astrology and gypsy fortune-telling. The objective is to evaluate a person's character or future by studying the palm of their hand. Whether you're an aspiring palm reader or you're just looking for a fun way to pass the time and impress your friends, here's how to gain insight just by holding someone's hand.. EditSteps
1Choose hand. For females, the right hand is what you're born with, and left is what you've accumulated throughout your life. For males, it is the other way around.For male, the left hand is what you're born with, and right is what you've accumulated throughout your life. But it can also be whichever hand is dominant, which can be your present/past life hand and the least dominant hand could be your future life hand. Pick a palm to read. Ads by Google
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Identify the four major lines.Identify the four major lines.
(1) The heart line.
(2) The head line.
(3) The life line.
(4) The fate line (Not everybody has this.)
3Interpret the heart line. This line can be read in either direction (from the pinkie finger to the index finger or vice versa) depending on the tradition being followed. It's believed to indicate emotional stability, romantic perspectives, depression, and cardiac health. Begins below the index finger - content with love life
Begins below the middle finger - selfish when it comes to love Begins in the middle - falls in love easily.
Straight and short - less interest in romance
Touches life line - heart broken easily
Long and curvy - freely expresses emotions and feelings
Straight and parallel to the head line - good handle on emotions Wavy - many relationships and lovers, absence of serious relationships Circle on the line - sad or depression
Broken line - emotional trauma
Smaller lines crossing through heart line - emotional trauma
4Examine the head line. Represents learning style, communication style, intellectualism, and thirst for knowledge. A curved line is associated with creativity and spontaneity, while a straight line is linked with practicality and a structured approach.
Short line - prefers physical achievements over mental ones
Curved, sloping line - creativity
Separated from life line - adventure, enthusiasm for life.
Wavy line - short attention span
Deep, long line - thinking is clear and focused
Straight line - thinks realistically
Donuts or cross in head line - emotional crisis
Broken head line - inconsistencies in thought
Multiple crosses through head line - momentous decisions
5Evaluate the life line. Begins near the thumb and travels in an arc towards the wrist. Reflects physical health, general well being, and major life changes (e.g. cataclysmic events, physical injuries, and relocations). Its length is not associated with length of life.
Runs close to thumb - often tired
Curvy - plenty of energy
Long, deep - vitality.
Short and shallow - manipulated by others
Swoops around in a semicircle - strength and enthusiasm.
Straight and close to the edge of the palm - cautious when it comes to relationships Multiple life lines - extra vitality
Circle in line indicates - hospitalized or injured
Break - sudden change in lifestyle
6Study the fate line. This is also known as the line of destiny, and it indicates the degree to which a person's life is affected by external circumstances beyond their control. Begins at the base of the palm.
Deep line - strongly controlled by fate
Breaks and changes of direction - prone to many changes in life...
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