Judging by the number of hands painted in prehistoric caves, it would seem that palmistry has held an interest for humans since the Stone Age.
It is a mysterious occurrence that the lines on our palms happen to depict the small and large changes in our lives. These lines are also constantly forming, changing and disappearing. Palmistry or “chiromancy” as it is officially known, is the art and science of deciphering the meanings of these lines on our hands.
Advances in genetics, psychology and forensics have propelled palmistry into the modern age. Medical researchers studying dermatoglyphics (skin patterns) have discovered a correspondence between genetic abnormalities and unusual markings in the hand and we are all aware of the technique of fingerprinting in criminal investigation and identification.
The most active hand – usually the one an individual writes with – is examined in a palm reading. It is this hand that shows current and future trends. The passive hand in palmistry tends to show past life or karmic information, as well as hereditary traits.
Various lines – the fate, life, heart and head line – and mounts or bumps, purportedly suggest interpretations by their relative sizes, qualities and intersections. In some traditions, readers also examine characteristics of the fingers, fingernails, fingerprints and dermatoglyphics, skin texture and color, shape of the palm and flexibility of the hand.
The texture of the hand may also be a key to the persona of the individual. This has to be observed for both the back and front of the hand or palm. A soft textured hand shows sensitivity and refinement. A coarse textured hand will depict a coarse nature. Calluses will show that the individual is either a hardworking person or has a job where he/she has to work with his hands a lot. The flexibility of the hand shows the adjustable nature of the person with the more flexible the hand, the more adjusting his nature is.
Nails are also considered. The shape of the nails gives an insight into the personality traits of the client. Long nails which taper at the tips show creativity. Square nails show orderliness.
The health of a person is often indicated by the color of their hands. Dead white hands frequently indicate a lack of circulation. Pink hands are usually a sign of good health in palmistry. Red hands may indicate high blood pressure and blue-ish hands indicate a sluggish condition of the circulation of the blood supply. Yellow denotes excessive bile production. The normal color of the palm should be rosy and pinkish.
Mounts are found generally at the base of the fingers. It is important to note the texture, color and firmness of these mounts as each connotes a particular quality of the individual. The mount at the base of the index finger is the Mount of Jupiter and it denotes ambition, leadership, religion and love of nature.
The mount of the base of the middle finger is known as the Mount of Saturn and denotes soberness, wisdom, sadness and balance. The Mount of Apollo is at the base of the ring finger and denotes brilliance, artistic tendencies, happiness and success. The mount at the base of the fourth finger or little finger is known as the Mount of Mercury and it shows the individual’s aptitude for industry, business and shrewdness.
At the base of the thumb is the Mount of Venus which shows love, sympathy, music and passion. The edge of the hand below the base of the Mount of Mercury is the Mount of Moon that shows imagination, mysticism, coldness and selfishness. The rest of the hand, which is the middle part of the palm, forms the Plain of Mars showing courage, bravery and aggression.
Perhaps the most significant aspect of palmistry is a reading of the lines on the hand. The first prominent line, just below our fingers is the Heart Line. This line shows the emotional nature of the individual along with any problems relating to the heart. Just below the heart line is the Head Line that shows the mental or intellectual nature along with any mental problems.
The third prominent line, which follows a downward curving path on the hand, is the Life Line. This shows the nature and length of the person’s life. The Fate Line crosses the palm and begins near the end of the Life Line and ends somewhere near or on the Mount of Saturn. This line shows the material success of an individual.
The lines in the individual’s palm are changing and growing and disappearing as and when their relevance and importance has come and gone. This shows that the “future” and “destiny” of a person can change and evolve as a person has made a conscious effort to change his approach toward several aspects of his/her life and has thus caused these lines to change as well.
Palmistry itself has replicated this metamorphosis in the course of history from ancient times to the present day. More and more palmistry is becoming accepted as a viable indication of an individual’s style, personality and potential, as science replaces mystery in the field of chiromancy!
Palmistry in History
The Emperor of China used his thumbprint when sealing documents in 3000 BC.
Information on the laws and practice of hand reading has been found in Vedic scripts, the Bible and early Semitic writings.
Aristotle (384-322 BC) discovered a treatise on palmistry on an altar to the God Hermes.
The Greek physicians Hippocrates and Galen (130-200 AD) both used palmistry as a clinical aid.
Julius Caesar judged his men by palmistry and notable people such as Parcelsus (1493-1541 and Fludd (1574-1637) brought respectability to palmistry through their writings.
Later, Dr. Carl Carus, physician to the King of Saxony in the 19th century, matched palms to personality.
In 1901 Scotland Yard adopted the technique of fingerprinting in criminal investigation and identification.
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