Palmistry for dummies… read your own palm!

Not sure what you guys think or how you feel about palmistry… I never believed in Palmistry until a palmist from Jaipur and a family friend of mine read my palm, a few years ago ✋

It’s super easy for a palmist to fool a customer into believing generic comments, such as, “this year you’ll have a tough time, “you had great memories last year”, “last year you had depressing moments”, “you will have a great year ahead”, so on and so forth. But, what if the palmist get’s into details? That’s what happened to me a few years ago.

Short backstory: Moms always been a fan of knowing the future. She doesn’t necessarily believe in what she hears, but who isn’t curious right? All of her friends are the same too. In fact, one of her friends enjoys having a psychic reading as often as possible, and with the help of this full article, she is always coming across different psychics and sites that can tell her future. They’ve worked too, as most things they have said have somewhat come true, so surely that’s motivation for others to get their own reading too? It is very likely that we have all had family or personal problems at some point in our life. But when someone describes it to the very detail… it just gets scary! One of our family members (he isn’t a palmist but has been studying it for over 5-6 years out of curiosity) was reading our palms a few years ago. It got scary when he got into the specifics and described a certain incident that happened in my life just the previous year and did the same with my dad 😠³

I don’t know ’bout you, but I sure can relate to a lot of info below 😊 (in the beginning there are a lot of images, but towards the end, you will find text 😉)

They say the best palmists don’t read each line individually but describe the relation each line has with each other and the intersections or depth they may form. Thus, the below may be true to an extent unless it is conjoined or separated by another line 😊

The Basics

Types of lines on your palm

In palmistry, it is thought that:

  • 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. The left hand is what you’re born with, and the right is what you’ve accumulated throughout your life.

Explanation of each

In addition, this is not about the money line, but if you have plump hands, this also means that you have a chance with money. If your palm is plump particularly under your middle finger, you are good at managing the money. If your palm is plump under your ring finger, you have luck in money but you live luxuriously. If your palm is plump under your pinky, you have a good head for business.

Markings and Symbols in a Palm are Positive or Negative interruptions and blockages in the normal flow of the palm lines, mounts and fingers. Few symbols or markings like Triangles indicate positive energy or results and symbols like crosses indicate negative results based on the line they are positioned and yield those results based on where exactly they are placed.

Breaks: Breaks in the major or minor lines of a Palm can represent both positives and negatives, depending on which way they lie from the various lines.
Breaks going toward the thumb indicate a new direction in a career.
Breaks in the upward direction toward the edges of the hand suggest an unexpected or unplanned journey. If they are pointing to the base of the palm this can mean an unexpected turn in your daily routine.
These breaks can indicate that there is an interruption in your normal flow of energy or signify a redirection in your life path.
Breaks are usually diversions or distractions and depends on how and where they are formed.

Chains: Chains denote the different obstacles you may face in your life. They signify a difficult or not so privileged upbringing during childhood.
Also, chains in lines of palm relate to experiences in your love life.
Chains also indicate times of indecisiveness, health problems.
Length of the chain correlates to the duration of time that all of these issues can last.

Crosses: Crosses are an indication of long-lasting problems and issues. They also represent major changes in your life.
Depending on where their placement on your palm, they can be indicating positive or negative changes.
They even are a sign that few adversaries want to cause harm to you.
They also represent outside influences that are causing stress on you.
Crosses are also indicators of your state of mind and how you are going to handle your spiritual life.

Grilles: Grilles appear most often on the mounts of a palm. They signify negative indications and represent problems and adjustments.
A grille on any part of the palm disperses energy and it represents bewilderment, insecurity at times in your life.
Grilles signify interruptions in a person’s advancement. They can also signify beginnings or hindrances, with respect to life’s ventures.
You will also be continually exhausted by various anxieties and annoyances.

Dots: Dots are not always well seen on the palm and they can be very tiny.
Dots represent concerns about ill health, relationships or another type of destructive experience. They can also represent significant and monumental events that have created a crisis in your life. They are also warning signs of danger in your life path.
With experience, Dots have disappeared when unfortunate circumstances and issues are solved, so their appearance is not permanent.

Islands: Islands indicate unfavorable interruptions in life.
They indicate stressful periods, either in career or by some person causing mental stress due to a bad relationship.
They also indicate fearfulness and weakness in health, in particular, inherited heart disease or a disturbance/breakage of your energy.
It is important to look closely at the island to be sure that it does end and the lines continue.
Island on Life Line which ends the line itself is dangerous and can lead to situations like suicide.

Stars: Stars on the palm indicate success and good fortune in the area/mount/line they appear.
But, a star appearing on the lifeline can represent a huge turmoil.
If a star is found at the end of a line, it can indicate fame and great accomplishments. It also indicates success in relationships.
If found in line or mount of Saturn, these stars can signify misfortune, emotional problems and lack of confidence in your career.

Squares: Squares are a positive sign on the palm and indicate protection, especially when they appear around line breaks.
They symbolize good luck from outside forces, for example, one’s guardian angel, guru or spiritual guide.
But, a square can represent a time period of being boxed in or imprisonment if it is on a line that has no break in its path.

Tassles: Tassels, also known as frayed lines, indicate confusion or chaos about a particular situation or problem. They can also indicate a physical, emotional or spiritual decline. It is often found at the end of the lifeline.

Transverse Markings: These are negative symbols and they take away the strength and deplete the positive energy of the line or mount they are found on.
They create obstacles wherever they appear. It also indicates that you may be using you skills for bad purposes.

Triangles: Triangles are very lucky markings and indicate huge success.
They signify that the individual has an ability to analyze situations effectively and has the brainpower to accomplish multiple things.
When they appear on specific lines, they strengthen the qualities of that line. They can also be symbolic of someone who is spiritual or psychic.
For example, a triangle on sun line indicates huge fame at national or international level.

Tridents: A trident on the palm is also a very lucky marking. It always increases the qualities of the lines or mounts it appears on.
It even has a positive effect on the neighboring mounts. It brings good fortune and you will be happy, healthy and wealthy in life.

Branched Lines: Upward branched lines can indicate that you have overcome some of life’s roadblocks with your own determination.
They indicate someone who will be successful and achieve their goals over a period. They also indicate hopefulness and a good outlook on life. There is an idealistic and positive attitude associated with these lines.
Downward branched lines represent times in which a situation has gotten out of your control.
They indicate pessimism, unhappiness, negative energy and losses. Their appearance on the palm also signifies of someone who does not think in a positive way.
Depending on which line the downward lines appear it lessens the strength of that line and drains its energy.

Vertical Lines: Vertical lines are usually good markings, representing positive energy.
Do not confuse these lines with sister lines. Some people may have several vertical lines in different sections of the palm. They are an indicator of a person who could be in the healthcare or medical profession. If they are found on the mounts or other lines, they lessen or neutralize any negative qualities that might be lingering. If they cut through a horizontal line, it is an indication that you have conquered trials and tribulations.

Other than the lines

The lines aren’t the only things that judge you…

The 2 unique palms I found

The palm with a lot of X’s

It is said that only 3% of the population in the world have got the letter ‘X’ present on both palms. Apparently, these people leave behind a legacy. They are remembered for ages even after their death. And, for the ones who have the

letter only on a single palm, they are said to be extremely successful and famous individuals too. Even though we might take some time to actually believe the above-mentioned fact, it is true that legends like Alexander The Great, President Abraham Lincoln, or the Russian president Vladimir Putin all had/have this interesting letter on their palms! Moreover, if it forms an M, jackpot!

Additionally, the cross between the headline and the heart line at the palm center is called inspiration line, mystic cross or sixth sense line. If you have the cross or sign, you will have a good sixth sense of prediction and the scenes in your dream will always come true. If you have the cross on the left or right palm, you always like to study the mysterious and esoteric things; you are talented, ambitious and insightful, have a religious belief and you are enthusiastic about medicine, astrology and fortune telling.

The simian line

When the Heart Line and Head Line are fused together, only one major line is present, and it extends all the way across the hand from edge to edge. In Palmistry and Hand Analysis this is called a “Simian Line”. ~10% of the general population have a Simian Line or variation of one. However, approximately half the people with Down Syndrome have a Simian Line. Also, the Simian Line is higher than normal frequency in several other abnormal medical conditions. Therefore, one or more Simian Lines on hands of newborns is a marker of medical concern. Also, It’s often associated with being a mystic, visionary or a socially awkward outcast or crazy person at worst. Thus, if you have a simian line, you’re either a genius or insane if you believe what you read on the internet.

Last thing I would like to add… I intentionally skipped the part that states how many kids you will have or how many years will your marriage last. I honestly find that super absurd, but if you’re curious, watch the below!


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If you are interested in learning more about palmistry, below are a few free e-books/links I found,

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