Your hand changes throughout your life. The lines you see in yourpalm today are not quite the same as they were a year ago andprobably very different from five years ago.Although your hand gives an outline of your life, it’s only a tentativeoutline. 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 owndestiny.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 outthe 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 oflines which indicates a premature death. If this is the case, don’t blurtout what you see. Rather, emphasize the need for great care to avoidillness, accidents, violence or whatever the rest of the hand may seemto imply as possible causes. Remember, palmistry is only a diagnosisit’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 andfacts you know from beforehand. Only read the palm. Ideally youshould 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 fingerand ending between the first and second fingers, it’s known as thePhysical Heart Line. People with Physical Heart Lines are generallyable to express their feelings well. Although they suffer their share ofups and downs, they pick themselves up quickly and get on with theirlives. They’re likely to express their feelings in a physical, assertivemanner. You could say to someone with this type of heart line:“As your heart line ends right up under the fingers, it shows that youhave an open nature and can express your innermost feelings. You’rewarm and affectionate. When things go wrong you manage to pickyourself 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 anddoes not curve at the end. People with Mental Heart Lines find it hardto express their innermost feelings. They’ll suffer in silence ratherthan make a scene. They’ll have plenty of romantic feelings whichtake precedence over common sense. They’re very sensitive and needplenty of room around them. You might say to these people:

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

As this line governs the emotions it’s common to find one withdefects, 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 onthe heart line. These islands indicate a period of difficulty. Generally,the problems stem from a relationship. This makes it very easy todetermine if someone had an unhappy marriage followed by a happyone. In this case, the earlier part of the person‘s life (the part nearestthe little finger) will have a multitude of islands, while the rest of theline will be clear.

Ending Positions

The Heart Line’s end location is extremely important. Ideally, itshould end between the first and second finger. This gives a balancebetween the ego (represented by the first finger) and the rest ofhumanity. People with this are realistic about their emotional life anddon’t have impossible expectations.If the line ends on or directly under the first finger, the person will beidealistic and easily hurt. Other people will seldom live up to theirexpectations, leading to frequent disappointments.17If the heart line ends on, or directly under the second finger, theperson is inclined to be selfish and think only of themselves and theirown 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 bothsides 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 andends in the area of the palm known as the Mount of Lunar(imagination). This area is called the creative subconscious and givesthe person creativity and good imagination. These people need varietyand stimulation in their lives. When you meet someone with this typeof 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 workbest 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.”