So far we’ve covered lines that are found on everyone’s hands. Fromhere on, we’ll be covering lines that not everyone has.The Destiny Line is the line that runs down the hand somewhere nearthe middle of the palm, starting near the wrist and running towards thefingers. It’s complicated because it can start anywhere near the base ofthe palm. However, it usually starts somewhere in the middle of thepalm, close to the wrist, and heads towards the Saturn (second) finger.

In the past, palmists believed that along Destiny Line was an indication of great success. This is certainly not the case. Someone with a long Destiny line but no motivation is not going to get very far.Beggars in India often have long destiny lines, and it simply means that they have followed this particular career all their lives. The Destiny line is also a sign of good fortune. People with it seem to be protected. They’re able to avoid the pitfalls that people without one encounter. They usually manage to do the right thing, almost as if they are being guided to make the correct decision.

Absence of a Destiny line

Someone without a Destiny line may have a varied, interesting life,but will certainly never be driven to succeed in any specific field. He or she will be like a ship without a rudder, buffeted first one way, then another. The absence of a Destiny line is often found in the palms of misfits, criminals, and people who overindulge in alcohol or drugs. Many years ago, in London, I read the palm of a wealthy self-made businessman and discovered he did not have a Destiny line. It turned out that he made his money by buying and selling. He purchased anything he could get cheaply and resell at a profit. One week he might be selling computers, the next week clothing. He was very successful, because he seized every opportunity he found, rather than following a specific career.

Starting positions

If the Destiny Line is attached to, or inside, the Lifeline, it denotes a strong family environment as the person was growing up. You could say:“Your Destiny Line starts inside your Life Line. When you were growing up, a family member had a strong influence on you. This person gave you a strong sense of right and wrong, and this influence remains with you always.”If the line starts away from the Life Line, nearer the centre of the hand, it denotes a more independent start in life. This could be an indication of a family that was not close. It may indicate your client went to a boarding school, or is an orphan. You might say to your client: “You have always liked to be a bit independent, right from the day you were born. You prefer to do things your way, and don’t like being hemmed in or restricted.”If the destiny line starts further than halfway across the palm, the independence is emphasized even more. Someone with their Destiny line starting here is likely to enjoy a career dealing with the public.28If the Destiny Line starts almost on the wrist, the person will have decided what they want to do and where they want to go, very early in life. My doctor’s Destiny Line is like this. He decided to study medicine as a very young child. When he left school, he went straight to university and then on to a career as a doctor. People like this are very fortunate. I have met plenty of retired people who never quite found out what they wanted to do with their lives!

Double Destiny line

You will find some people with more than one Destiny Line. This will be a fine line on the thumb side of the Destiny Line. It indicates a time when the person was doing more than one important thing at a time. It may be an important career and an equally important hobby. It could be someone following up a career, but being just as involved with home and family. It could also indicate a “Jack-of-all-trades”,someone who likes doing lots of different things at the same time.

Ending positions

Where the Destiny line ends is also important. If it curves slightly and ends directly under the first finger, it shows an interest in politics, philosophy and sometimes law. This is an unusual ending position. The most common ending position is either under the second finger or between the second and third fingers. This denotes someone who follows a fairly orthodox type of career. It could indicate someone in banking, teaching, a trade of some sort, a business person, or any of the more typical type of occupations.If it ends below the third finger, it denotes a person involved in some form of creativity. It could indicate the person is an artist, musician,interior decorator, or any other creative career. 

I recently read the palm of a florist, and she had a very well defined Destiny Line which almost touched her third finger.Occasionally, you will find a Destiny line that comes right across the palm and ends under the little finger. This person is a born communicator and could be involved in any career utilizing his or her skills in this area. He or she may be an entertainer or salesperson.29Some years ago I read the palm of an auctioneer with this type of destiny Line. Interestingly enough, he was a poor communicator in daily life, but in front of a crowd as an auctioneer, he could really perform and sell!