Your hand changes throughout your life. The lines you see in your palm today are not quite the same as they were a year ago and probably very different from five years ago. Although your hand gives an outline of your life, it’s only a tentative outline. You have the final decision on the course your life will take. Whether you want the position or not, you’re the captain of your own destiny. Palmistry, like a doctor‘s examination, is strictly a diagnostic reading. It can point out the forces that operate within you, and it can point out the logical results of these forces. 

You can accept them as they are orbegin to change them.As with the Tarot, be very careful in your phrasing of what you see ina person’s palm. Some lines may show a particular area in which yoursubject has very serious problems. This should be presented as “anarea of possible weakness and something for which you should beparticularly watchful".

On a few occasions you may encounter a particular combination of lines which indicates a premature death. If this is the case, don’t blurt out what you see. Rather, emphasize the need for great care to avoid illness, accidents, violence or whatever the rest of the hand may seem to imply as possible causes. Remember, palmistry is only a diagnosis it's never a final pronouncement. As a palmist, your attitude is of great importance. Never try to“second guess” your subject by adding on-the-spot observations and facts you know from beforehand. Only read the palm. Ideally, you should know nothing whatsoever about the person you’re reading.Their hands and your intuition should be enough.

The Heart Line

The heart line governs our emotional lives and shows how we relate toothers. It’s the major line nearest the fingers. It runs across the palm,starting under the little finger and usually ends in the area between thefirst and second finger.

Physical heart line

If the Heart Line forms a gentle curve, starting under the little finger and ending between the first and second fingers, it’s known as the physical Heart Line. People with Physical Heart Lines are generally able to express their feelings well. Although they suffer their share of ups and downs, they pick themselves up quickly and get on with their lives. They’re likely to express their feelings in a physical, assertive manner. You could say to someone with this type of heart line:“As your heart line ends right up under the fingers, it shows that you have an open nature and can express your innermost feelings. You’rewarm and affectionate. When things go wrong you manage to pick yourself up quickly.”

Mental Heart Line

The other type of heart line is the Mental (or Humanitarian) HeartLine. This runs in a straight line right across the palm of the hand and does not curve at the end. People with Mental Heart Lines find it hard to express their innermost feelings. They’ll suffer in silence rather than make a scene. They’ll have plenty of romantic feelings which take precedence over common sense. They’re very sensitive and need plenty of room around them. You might say to these people:

“You have a heart line that comes straight across your palm. This is known as a Mental Heart Line and makes it rather difficult for you to express your innermost feelings. It will gradually become easier for you, but you have to work at it. You can be sensitive at times and possibly bottle things up a bit. You like people, but you need to have room around you at the same time.”

As this line governs the emotions it’s common to find one with defects, as all of us have ups and downs at different times in our lives.The most common visible signs of trauma are a series of islands on the heart line. These islands indicate a period of difficulty. Generally, the problems stem from a relationship. This makes it very easy to determine if someone had an unhappy marriage followed by a happy one. In this case, the earlier part of the person‘s life (the part nearest the little finger) will have a multitude of islands, while the rest of the line will be clear.

Ending Positions

The Heart Line’s end location is extremely important. Ideally, it should end between the first and second finger. This gives a balance between the ego (represented by the first finger) and the rest of humanity. People with this are realistic about their emotional life and don't have impossible expectations. If the line ends on or directly under the first finger, the person will be idealistic and easily hurt. Other people will seldom live up to their expectations, leading to frequent disappointments.17If the heart line ends on, or directly under the second finger, the person is inclined to be selfish and think only of themselves and their own personal gratification. They’ll lack emotional involvement. Often, you will find a heart line that forks in two directions at the end. This person has a complex emotional nature. He or she will see both sides of a situation.

The Girdle of Venus

Every so often you’ll find a Girdle of Venus. This line is often madeup of a series of disjointed small lines. It runs parallel to the HeartLine and is located between the Heart Line and the fingers. Thisindicates an extremely sensitive and highly emotional person whomay be unstable and neurotic.

The Head Line

The Head Line governs the person’s intellect and shows the quality oftheir thinking at different stages in life. It also reveals how the personapproaches problems and reveals much about their attitude towardslife.It’s said that the longer the Head Line, the more intelligent the personmay be. But a long Head Line doesn’t guarantee intelligence. 

Because we only use a small portion of our mental capacity, apparentintelligence is hard to measure.We could learn a new fact every day from birth to death and never runout of brain capacity. Therefore, someone with a long Head Line, buta lazy attitude, will not excel as much as a person with a short HeadLine, but a zest for life.It’s better to use the length of the Head Line to estimate how detailedthat person’s thinking is. The longer the line, the more complex andinvolved the thinking.19As with the Heart Line, the Head Line can be divided into two maintypes:

  • The imaginative Head Line.
  • The practical Head Line.

The Imaginative Head Line

The imaginative Head Line curves upwards towards the wrist and ends in the area of the palm known as the Mount of Lunar(imagination). This area is called the creative subconscious and gives the person creativity and good imagination. These people need variety and stimulation in their lives. When you meet someone with this type of headline you can say:“You have a creative, imaginative approach to everything you do. Your work must be interesting, or you quickly lose focus. You work best in aesthetic surroundings and appreciate the finer things in life. You have refined tastes.”

The Practical Head Line.

The other main type of Head Line is the practical one. This line runsstraight across the palm. As the name suggests, this belongs to peoplewho have their feet firmly planted on the ground and live very muchin the present. Here you could say:“You have a practical, down-to-earth approach to everything you do.You don’t take much on trust, preferring to work things out foryourself. You like to get down to the bottom of things and make upyour own mind.”