UPDATE: This post originally ran on July 23rd, but we are still so fascinated with this topic we wanted to share it again!
Hands. We are constantly using them. Throughout the day they are always at work, but have you ever wondered what else they can do? From your palm lines to the size and shape of your hand, each part holds a special meaning that is specific to you and your personality.
Palmistry has been around for thousands of years, and it is the art of telling the future through the study of the palm — but it can also teach you a lot about your character. I have always been very fascinated by this aspect of palm reading. I think it’s awesome that you can learn so much about yourself just from looking down at your palms and deciphering the lines. After doing a lot of research, I’ve put together a fun little guide that you can use to help read your own palms. This is a fun thing to do with your friends or a cool party trick, and just like most things, you get better with practice!
Earth hands- Earth hands are defined by a square palm — where the width is equal to the length — and having shorter fingers.
Air hands- Palm is square or rectangular in shape, with long fingers, defined knuckles and low set thumbs.
Water hands- Water hands tend to have a short and oval shaped palm with long and flexible fingers. The length of the palm from the wrist to the bottom of the fingers is equal to the length of the fingers.
Fire hands- Fire hands are defined by a square or rectangular palm, pinkish skin, and shorter fingers. The length of the palm is normally greater than the length of the fingers.
*Earth and Water hands tend to have fewer but deeper palm lines. The major lines are normally well defined, where air and fire hands tend to have a lot of lines and creases with less definition.
Defining your palm lines
There are three major lines that are found on almost all hands that are the most commonly read. Palm readers tend to pay the most attention to these lines. In determining which hand to read, it is most common to choose your dominant hand. This represents your present and past life, and your less dominant hand represents your life ahead.
The heart line is found towards the top of the palm and represents love and attraction, matters of the heart, and emotional living.
If your heart line starts under your index finger, you are satisfied in your love life.
If your heart line starts beneath your middle finger, you tend to be selfish when you are in love.
If your heart line starts between your index finger and middle finger, it is believed that you fall in love easily!
Short line- You may be interested in other things other than romance.
Long line- You express your emotional and romantic feelings very easily.
Wavy line- You may have many relationships during your lifetime, and a few of them have the potential to be very serious!
The head line sits just below the heart line, and represents the human mind and the way it works. This includes intellectualism, creativity and the amount of knowledge you crave.
A general, curvy line means you are creative and spontaneous, where a straight line means you are more practical and structured.
Short line- You like physical accomplishments. You would choose to go for a run or hike rather than watch a movie.
Long line- You are a clear and focused thinker.
Wavy line- You have a short attention span and tend to get distracted easily.
This line starts at the edge of your palm above the thumb and arches downward towards your wrist. The life line represents your general well being. Don’t worry, a short life line does not mean you are going to have a short life!
If your life line is close to your thumb, you tend to have low energy and like to sleep a lot.
If it is wide and curvy, you have a lot of energy and feel rested most of the time.
If your line is straight and stays close to the edge of your palm, you take extra caution in most of your relationships.
A long and defined line represents inner strength and vitality.
A short and shallow line means that you could be easily manipulated by others.
If there is a break in your line, this could represent a major change in lifestyle, or a physical move.
The art of palm reading can get very deep and technical due to the amount of lines and creases we all have on our hands, but it’s fun to learn about the basic lines and try it out for yourself!
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