Do you want to know what the future has in store for you? Interested in knowing if you have been taking the right paths in life or what decisions you may need to reflect on in the near future? All of this information may be stored right in plain sight: in the distinct features of your palms and hands. To interpret what you palms have to say about you, your relations, and even your future you will need to have an understanding of palm reading.
What exactly is palm reading?
Palm reading, also known as palmistry, is a practice performed all over the world that studies the shape size, and other details of the palm and hand to reveal specific details about that individual. This information could be used to understand a person’s strengths, their weaknesses, and even what the future has in store for them.
A number of techniques are used during palm reading that examine aspects of both hands for the most precise readings. For a right handed person, for example, the left hand may reveal the potential that person has while their dominant hand will help discover what that person has been able do or will be able to do with that potential.
The Size of the Hand
When looking at the size of the hand, it is important that you are not looking at the size of the hand relation to your own hands, but the size of the person’s hands in relation to their body size. That said, people with small hands are typically much more active individual who like to get things done rather than thinking about them. Conversely, large handed individuals may do more thinking than they take action.
The Shape of the Hand
In realms of palm reading, there are typically four different shapes that the hand can have. Some believe that these can be further broken down into subcategories, but in general the four hand shapes in palm reading are based on the four elements: Earth, Water, Fire, and Air.
- Air – Hands with square palms that include thin lines and longer fingers are considered air hands. Most people with air hands are extroverts, social, and intellectual thinkers.
- Earth – Earth hands also have square palms but they have shorter fingers, deep lines, and may have thicker skin on their hands. Those with earth hands often find connections with nature and are often considered dependable and honest.
- Fire – Hands that have long palms with short fingers are often categorized as fire hands. Those with fire hands take more risks, are not afraid to take action, and typically make great leaders.
- Water – Water hands are those that have both long palms and long fingers and may not always have crisp, defined lines. To the touch their skin may even feel damp and extremely soft. These are typically very emotional people that are sensitive and vulnerable.
Another aspect of palm reading is the thumb. Not everyone considers the length of the thumb when palm reading, but a long thumb could be indicative of a faithful character. The flexibility of a thumb is reflected in the person’s personality; a flexible thumb typically indicates a person with a very adaptable personality while rigid thumbs are typically more hard-headed.
The Lines on the Palm
One of the most important parts of the palm is the lines. In palm reading there are a lot of different palm lines to consider including major lines, secondary lines, and minor lines. Not only are the length of the lines considered, but also the number of each line in relation to how many total palm lines a person has, how the palm lines intersect, and much more.
Different palm lines are represented with different aspects of life. The top major line, for example, is the Heart Line while the middle major line is considered the Head Line and the lowest major line is often the Life Line.