Palmistry, also known as Chiromancy, is the art of telling a
person's fortune by looking at the lines and bumps on a person's
hand. However, since the 1920s, the art of Chiromancy has come a
long way. Chirognomy is a related science in which hand shape; finger
shape, fingers, nails and the texture and consistency of the flesh
are examined in order to get a glimpse into the inner workings of
Dermatoglyphics is the study of ridge patterns and formations
found on the fingertips and palm itself to detect and diagnose inherited
diseases. However here we are dealing with what I would call the
ï¿½Romany Reader Basicsï¿½ of the Art.
In an earlier New Age Notebook called
Basic Palmistry I identified
the major lines and mounts of the human hand. In this article we
are going to examine other kinds of markings and characteristics
that are common indicators of personality, temperament and fate.
Bubbles and loops that occur on life lines, heart lines and fate
lines indicate significant episodes in your life or a life that
is broken by many odd experiences. Strong clean lines without bubbles
are always preferable if you are looking for a serene and quiet
life. Broken Lines - These usually indicate that a life will be
disrupted in an upsetting manner. A broken lifeline can mean an
early or tragic life. A break in the head line can mean a period
of insanity or mental illness.
These marks on any mound or area of the hand often represent
stressful influences, events or people. Usually the influence is
a significant or important relationship. The deeper the line the
more traumatic or life-defining the experience is said to be. The
nature of the event is determined on which mound you find the cross
or cross-hatching. For instance, if you have a lot of cross-hatching
on your Mound of Lower Mars you may encounter a lot of war or violence
in your life. Crosses and cross-hatching on your Mound of Apollo
can indicate troubles with career, confidence and success.
On the outer edge of the hand, just below the little finger and
the Mound of Mercury such marks are said to indicate how many children
are in your future. If horizontal lines or cross-hatching occurs
on your thumbs or fingertips it is a sure sign that you are under
too much stress. Attachment lines: These are lines that occur above
the heart line and wrap from the side of the hand and extend out
beneath the little finger. This is supposed to indicate the number
of significant relationships or attachments you will have in your
A long horizontal line that is crossed by three shorter lines
indicates this. It is a symbol of natural healing abilities and
usually occurs on the mound of Mercury just below the little finger.
If you find a square on your hand it means that you are a teacher
or natural born leader and meant to enlighten others. The area of
interest where you will excel is indicated where it is placed on
a mound. For instance, a square that is found on the mound of Mercury
indicates a career in teaching or education. A square found on the
Mound of Venus below the thumb can indicate a nurse, doctor or healer.
These can be found all over the hand and are usually an indication
of failing health. If the lines travel up from the wrist to the
little finger it can indicate a chronic disease or disability. X's:
X's found anywhere in the palm usually indicate travel. If it
is found on either of the Mounds of Upper or Lower Mars or on the
plain of Mars it means traveling as a result of war or a military
career. An X on the mound of Venus (below the thumb) means relocating
for love and on the mound of Jupiter an X can mean relocating for
reasons to do with career advancement.
Triangles anywhere on the palm indicate a decent upbringing and
emotional or intellectual strength. This once again depends which
mound the triangle is found on. For example: a triangle found on
the Mound of Venus indicates emotional strength and understanding
when it comes to love. A triangle found on the mound of Saturn beneath
the third finger indicates incredible physical and emotional endurance
during times of trouble.
The Ring of
This is a line that circles the base of the Jupiter finger (index
finger) and is found in the hands of those who are said to be psychic.
It is also believed to represent royal blood or ancestry.
A star-shaped hatching of lines can mean that you will enjoy
especially good fortune wherever that star is located. For instance
if you have a star on your Mound of Venus, it can indicate fame.
A star on your Mound of Mercury can mean success at relationships.
Wherever you find a star on your hand, you are most likely to find
good fortune unless it is located on the mound of Saturn beneath
your third finger. In that case, it means a life of arrogance and
pride without the prizes.
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