Palmistry is the art of characterization and foretelling the future through the study of the palm. It is also known as palm reading. The practice is found all over the world, with numerous cultural variations.Palmistry consists of the practice of evaluating a person's character or future life by "reading" the palm of that person's hand. Various palm lines and mounts (or bumps), purportedly suggest interpretations by their relative sizes, qualities, and intersections.
One can also examine characteristics of the fingers, fingernails, fingerprints and palm skin patterns, skin texture and color, shape of the palm, and flexibility of the hand.
The left hand is controlled by the right brain and reflects the inner person, the natural self, the anima, and the lateral thinking. Whereas the right hand is controlled by the left brain (logic, reason, and language), reflects the outer person, objective self, influence of social environment, education, and experience. It represents linear thinking.
There are three lines found on almost all hands, and generally given most weight by palmists:
1.The heart line:It is the first of the major lines examined by a reader. It is found towards the top of the palm, under the fingers. Palmists interpret this line to represent matters of the heart, both physical and metaphorical, and believe it can indicate emotional stability, romantic perspectives, depression, and stoicism.
2.The head line:This line starts at the edge of the palm under the index finger and flows across the palm towards the outside edge. Palmists generally interpret this line to represent the person's mind and the way it works, including learning style, communication style, intellectualism, and thirst for knowledge. It is also believed to indicate a preference for creative or analytical approaches to information.
3.The life line:This line extends from the edge of the palm above the thumb and travels in an arc towards the wrist. This 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.
Other Lines of interest:
Love Line Line
Girdle of Venus Line