Palmistry with the meaning of palm reading or hand prediction is to learn a person’s personalities, fortune, and future by analyzing his/her hands. It is also called Chiromancy. In fact, palmistry not only refers to the reading of one’s hand or palm, it also includes the reading of arm, finger, and fingernail. By reading one’s palm lines, hand shape and size, finger length and flexibility, fingernail…, we can predict his character traits, health, wealth, wisdom, career, marriage and many more aspects.
Origin of Palmistry
The palmistry has its roots in Indian, Chinese astrology as well as Roma fortune-telling. From the ancient remaining record of the frescoes in ruins of India and words passed down from Brahmanism, we can find palmistry was very popular in India at that time. In China, palmistry also has a long history. Since the Zhou Dynasty which is about three thousand years ago, it has prevailed. The first comparatively complete and systematic palmistry work in China appeared in the Western Han Dynasty (202 BC – 9 AD) which was written by Xu-Fu. In this article, we introduce how the Chinese people read palms in general.
Which Hand to Read?
Before reading your palm, you should choose the right hand to read. There are different schools of thought on this matter. Some people think the right for female and left for a male. As a matter of fact, both of your hands play great importance in hand reading. But one is dominant and the other is passive. The left hand usually represents what you were born physically and materially and the right hand represents what you become after grown up. So, the right hand is dominant in palm reading and the left for a supplement.
Major and Minor Lines to Read
In palmistry, there are mainly three major lines to read which are Life Line, Head Line (also Wisdom Line) and Heart Line (also Love Line).
Besides, there are also some minor lines which are also important in palm line reading such as Marriage line, Fate line, Sunline, Children Line, Money Line, Health Line, Travel Line, Bracelet Line, Line of Mars, Ring of Solomon, Ring of Saturn, Girdle of Venus, Ring of Apollo and Ring of Mercury.
Please find the position of each line from the pictures below and interpretations by clicking the following links.