Professional Secrets of the Hands (Palmistry Secrets) - Part 1


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The position of the thumb shows us the subject's current strength of will. We look to see how far away from the rest of the hand the thumb is held, making special note of cases where it has fallen inside the hand, or is held rigid at a 90 degree angle.

Any time the thumb has fallen inside the hand, the individual's will has been broken. Their words and actions are not their own, but have been imposed upon them by another. At these times the subject must be handled gently, for they are likely to react to outside stimuli with anger or open hostility.

If you find your own thumb showing a broken will, review your recent thoughts and actions to see where you have "given up". These patterns in ourselves can be difficult to spot at first, because we are acting in exactly the "correct" way in which we have been programmed.

In cases where the thumb is spread to its maximum angle and held so firm that it quivers, the subject has completely lost control of their temper, and will strike out violently at anything they feel stands in their way. As long as the thumb holds this position, no amount of reason or negotiation will have any effect on them.


Many personality traits are revealed by the spacing between the fingers. Look at the spread between someone's middle and ring fingers. This distance can be up to an inch and a half at the fingertips, or the fingers can be held so tightly together that they overlap.

The wider this space is, the more generous the person, and the more willing they are to part with their money. A narrow space shows a more frugal person who knows the value of the dollar. When the fingers touch, their attitude is almost miserly.

In Hand Analysis, one hand is seen as stationary, and one is the moving hand. In most cases, the dominant hand will move frequently while the other remains at rest.

First look to the spacing on the stationary hand. This is your reference to the individual's basic attitudes towards money. Now look to the moving hand and compare the two. See which hand has a larger spread between the middle and ring fingers.

Since the moving hand reflects the current situation, a wider space here would show that the subject is presently feeling more generous, and is more willing to part with their money. When the space is narrower on the moving hand, they are not likely to spend on anything except necessities.


Our fingernails reflect the defenses we maintain against the outside world. When a nail breaks (or is filed down, bitten, cut, or torn off by a rampaging gazelle - it doesn't matter which) it indicates a breaking down of some of these protections. The area of life is affected is shown by which nail breaks, while the severity of the break identifies how serious the issue actually is.

Remember that the stationary hand shows long-term issues (often relating to family), while the moving hand indicates current situations.

The index finger reflects the ambitions, Ego, leadership, and power. A broken fingernail here is a sure sign of problems at work. On the moving hand it shows a new or temporary difficulty, while on the stationary hand it tells of a reoccurrence of an ongoing issue.

If your own index fingernail is broken, realize that something has penetrated your defenses and harmed your ego. Identify the cause. This is crucial in order to prevent future reoccurrences.

Once you know the source, remedy the situation by adjusting your own thoughts and ideas. You have contributed to your own misfortune, and only you can correct it. By altering your thoughts, you will change both your actions and your emotions, effectively negating the harm which has been done to your ego.


The middle finger reflects the powers of the mind, and the Super-Ego. A broken fingernail here is a sure sign of some guilt or mental stress, usually caused by monetary problems. On the moving hand (the dominant hand) it shows a new or temporary difficulty, while on the stationary hand it tells of a reoccurrence of an ongoing issue.

If your own middle fingernail is broken, realize that something has penetrated your defenses and harmed your Super-Ego. Identify the cause. What has affected your feelings of self-worth?.

Once you know the source, remedy the situation by adjusting your own thoughts and ideas. Determine how you have contributed to your own situation and you will avoid future reoccurrences. By altering your thoughts, you will change both your actions and your emotions, effectively negating the harm which has been done to your sense of Self-Worth.


The ring finger reflects the emotions, and the Personna (the "mask" we wear). A broken fingernail here is a sure sign of emotional distress, and is caused by fear of failure, loneliness, or self-doubt. On the moving hand (the dominant hand) it shows a new or temporary difficulty, while on the stationary hand it tells of a reoccurrence of an ongoing issue.

If your own ring fingernail is broken, realize that something has penetrated your defenses and harmed you emotionally. Identify the cause. What has caused your feelings of loneliness, isolation, and fear?.

Once you know the source, remedy the situation by adjusting your own thoughts and ideas. Determine how you have contributed to your own situation and you will avoid future reoccurrences. By altering your thoughts, you will change both your actions and your emotions, effectively negating the emotional trauma you have just experienced.


The baby finger reflects the communications, spirituality, and the Id (or Libido). A broken fingernail here tells of an inability to communicate on some level. (This can be verbal, non-verbal, or even sexual communications.) On the moving hand (the dominant hand) it shows a new or temporary difficulty, while on the stationary hand it tells of a reoccurrence of an ongoing issue.

If your own baby fingernail is broken, realize that something has penetrated your defenses and hampered your ability to communicate with others. Identify the cause. What did you need to say that you couldn't? Who did you need to say it to?

Once you know the cause, remedy the situation by adjusting your own thoughts and ideas. Determine how you have contributed to your own situation by not speaking your mind, and you will avoid future reoccurrences. By altering your thoughts, you will change both your actions and your emotions, effectively breaking through the communication barriers.


The thumb reflects our willpower and control. A broken thumbnail reveals that the individual's will is being dominated by another. Remember that on the moving hand (the dominant hand) it shows a new or temporary difficulty, while on the stationary hand it tells of a reoccurrence of an ongoing issue.

If your own thumbnail is broken, realize that something has penetrated your defenses and is breaking your will, and is also causing you to doubt your own abilities to control the situation. Identify the cause. What (or who) is causing you to "give up" and sacrifice your own desires? You will know by the helpless or hopeless feelings associated with it.

Once you know the cause, remedy the situation by adjusting your own thoughts and ideas. Determine how you have contributed to your own situation with your self-doubts, and you will avoid future reoccurrences. By altering your thoughts, you will change both your actions and your emotions, and you will find the inner strength to once again stand up for yourself.


Some individuals will succumb to the temptation of petty theft quite easily. Given the opportunity, they will quickly pilfer unattended money or products. Further, they are able to justify their actions to themselves and become convinced that they have done nothing wrong. In most other respects they are decent citizens or employees, with good records and prospects. Their cunning often allows them to continue the thefts for many years. This is the most common type of embezzler.

Two conditions are present on the hands of this kind of thief:

  1. The baby finger has a strong bend towards the ring finger. (This reveals that the temptation for quick emotional gratification is felt frequently. The emotions are poorly developed yet a mask of stability is shown.)
  2. The thumb is either poorly developed or shows a broken will. (A well developed thumb can counteract almost any negative characteristics found on the hands. The thumb must be poorly developed or otherwise affected before an individual will knowingly act upon a negative aspect of their personality.)
If both traits are present, all that is needed to create the embezzler is opportunity.

If your own baby finger and thumb show these traits, here's your perspective:

The traits revealed by the bent baby finger (and the bent finger itself) can be corrected with proper massage techniques performed on the hands.


Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis are indicated on the hands by the enlargment of the first (topmost) knuckle on the fingers. The knuckle will begin to enlarge long before there are other physical symptoms of arthritis.

The part of the body affected is shown by a knuckle enlargement of the corresponding finger:

The knuckle will begin to enlarge once the subject's lifestyle makes them predisposed to developing the corresponding arthritic condition, but long before the ailment has become debilitating. This is the best time for treatment.

Blessed Herbs has medicinal quality preparations for a number of specific health conditions.


The second knuckle of the thumb reveals how the subject uses or suppresses their anger and temper. This knuckle can have a very pronounced enlargement, or can be completely smooth without any noticeable "bump". The larger the size of the knuckle, the more volitile the temper.

When the knuckle runs smooth without any noticeable enlargement, this reveals that the anger does a "slow burn". Slow to build, this type of temper pattern will grow gradually over a period of years before finally exploding. Once the anger is released, it is quite venomous and non-physical. The subject will resort to whatever they feel is necessary to "even the score", using non-direct methods such as poison or vehicular assault to obtain their revenge.

If the knuckle is very enlarged, the opposite is indicated. The temper is physical, direct, quick to build, quick to blow, and just as quickly the anger is released. Due to the potential for extreme violence, these subjects have learned how to suppress their strong anger, and turn it inwards upon themselves. The result of withholding this rage is their common feelings of depression and isolation.

If either of these conditions is shown on your hands, you need to learn how to express your negative emotions before they become a problem. Learn how to speak up when something begins to bother you, instead of holding back in an attempt to preserve the status quo (which will be disrupted anyway). Your long-term happiness depends upon your ability to begin expressing your anger, frustration, and rage in a more productive way. There are many support groups and counselling services which can help you with this - find the one that is right for you. Expression, not Suppression, is the key.

One very effective technique for channelling the anger productively is called "Iron Palm". Just as effective for reducing the anger is an art called "Burning Palm". Both of these are part of the 18 Daoist Palms Kung Fu system.

Professional Secrets of the Hands (Palm Reading Secrets) - Part 2


When making decisions, it is common to think one course of action is correct, while feeling that another would be more appropriate. This battle between the head and heart goes on within each of us. Fortunately it is easy to tell which one is more likely to develop a "blind spot" - we merely look to the thumb.

The tip section of the thumb governs the intuition or "Gut Instinct". The second phalanx (middle section) shows the development of the logical mind. Compare the two sections to see which is crossed by deep horizontal lines, or "Blocks". In most cases, one phalanx will have two or three distinct blocks, while the other remains relatively clear.

The phalanx which contains these blocks reflects the aspect in which one is likely to develop a blind spot, missing some important detail.

If the middle section on your thumb has several horizontal lines, your logic often cannot be trusted. Whenever there is a conflict between what you think and what you feel, your intuition is the more accurate. If the first phalanx shows these blocks, the reverse is true - trust your logic.

You can also look to see if several vertical lines cross one of the phalanges, which indicates that the "blind spot" has been overcome.


The fingernails reveal many traits about the condition of the spine. Perhaps the easiest to spot is a foreward curvature. A spinal curvature is indicated when one nail, instead of being straight, curves in towards the fingertip. Use the following list to identify the actual location of the misalignment: If your own fingernails reveal a spinal curvature, Chiropractic alignment or Tai Chi can be very effective methods of treatment. (As a certified Tai Chi instructor, I've seen dramatic results in students.) Toning the stomach muscles is also very important.


Imbalances in the Glands can be identified from lines upon the fingertips. Strong diagonal lines or the "Grille" formation found on any fingertip reveals a glandular problem. The deeper the lines, the more severe the condition.

Each fingertip relates to a different gland as follows:

In cases where the grille formation is found on all fingertips, the most common causes are Menopause, or an adverse reaction to pharmaceutical birth control (The Pill). Herbal treatments are usually effective, as long as they are of medicinal quality such as from Blessed Herbs.



The Human brain is greatly affected by the position of the body. One well known example of this is the expression of the mouth. Smiling actually lowers the blood tempature of the brain, while frowning will increase it. Just as facial expressions will affect brain function, so does the position of the hands.

When meditating, it is especially important to hold the hands in a position which facilitates that particular form of meditation. This will help the mind to maintain its focus while eliminating distracting thoughts.

The first meditation steadies the body and trains the mind. This technique is called by many names: Grounding, First Chakra, Root Chakra, "Void" Meditation, Earth Connection, Chu (The Pillar), and Zen "One Point" Meditation are the more common terms. All of these are methods of eliminating adverse stress and developing one's inner power. While the breath control will be different for each of these, the hand position is the same.

The benefits of this first meditation are profound, and include:

The Zen "One Point" Meditation
  1. Place the palms together with the fingertips upward.
  2. Interlock the fingers.
  3. Extend the index fingers so they lie side-by-side
  4. Extend the thumbs the same way.
  5. Lift your hands and hold them in front of your chest.
  6. Feel the heat between your hands and take note of the pulse in the palms.
Now direct your attention to the point where your index fingertips touch. This is the "One Point". You will begin to feel your pulse at the fingertips. Within seconds you will notice your calmness and inner power growing.

Do not try to keep other thoughts out of the mind. Allow these to enter and leave your mind naturally. You will begin to notice a brief time period BETWEEN these thoughts. This interval of "Void" is the purpose of the Zen "One Point" Meditation.

Personally, I also enjoy "moving meditations" such as Tai Chi. You can find some of these at InternalKungFu.ca.


The flexibility of the 1st knuckle of the thumb reveals how adaptable a person is to new situations and environments. In some cases the thumb is so flexible that it bends back beyond a 90 degree angle. This extreme flexibility is most visible when holding a pen for writing.

The greater the flexibility of the knuckle, the more adaptable the person is. In cases where the thumb will bend far back on itself, the individual will quickly and easily adjust to any new environment in which they find themself. They will not stop to first consider whether the change is beneficial or harmful - their love of new experiences is stronger than their good judgement.

This class of person will quickly outperform their peers, regardless of the morality of their actions. For this reason, owners of extremely flexible thumbs must exercise caution in choosing their friends. If associated with a group of philanthropists, they will improve more lives than their peers. If with a group of voluptuaries, they will exceed all others in their debauch.


Some hand positions show a constructive mental outlook, while other positions reveal a destructive mental focus. The most destructive hand position is when the index finger alone is extended. Most often the finger is pointed at another person, and is "waved" or "shaken" at them.

The Index Finger represents the Ego. By extending only the one finger and waving it about, the subject is directing only self-centered, egotistical thought patterns and behavior.

If you find your own index finger being pointed and shaken at another, be aware that your current attitude is judgemental and egocentric. Become aware that what we dislike in others reflects patterns that we ourselves are guilty of.


The technique of Reflexology has proved itself highly effective in the treatment of many health disorders. Perhaps the easiest to alleviate is headaches (including hangovers).

Reflexology works by stimulating the nerve reflexes throughout the body. Of the estimated 800 - 1000 body reflex points, several hundred are located in the hands and fingers. By massaging reflex points, the related meridians, nerves and organs are all stimulated, helping to correct any dysfunction.

Headaches can be caused by a variety of sources, but the Reflexology treatment is the same for each.

To Alleviate Headaches - Massage the Thumbs. Start at the pad on the tip of the thumb and gently massage all over the 1st phalanx. Locate any points which feel sore and rub these spots thouroughly. (Reflexologist Mildred Carter called these "ouch spots" - massage one and you'll know why).

If your headache still persists after massaging the 1st phalanx, move to the second phalanx and repeat the process. If necessary, also rub the web of the thumb and the metacarpal bone.

Headaches centered around the eyes will also require massaging of the index and middle fingers. Headaches centered around the ears will need additional rubbing of the ring and baby fingers. If the headache is on the right side, concentrate the treatment on the right hand. For headaches on the left side, use the left hand.


Another easy disorder to alleviate is neck tension.

To Alleviate Neck Tension - Rotate the Thumbs. After massaging the thumbs (as explained in #17), rotate them gently to each side several times on both knuckles.


To Alleviate Pain in the Lower Back - Massage the Wrists. The center of the wrist on the palm side contains the reflex point for the lower back. Gently massage both wrists with the opposite thumb, about 5 minutes per wrist. Repeat the massage at least twice per day for optimum results.


To Treat Swollen Lymph Nodes - Massage the Base of Each Finger. In between each finger at the base is a reflexology point for the upper lymph nodes. If your glands are swollen, at least one (and probably all) of these points will be painful to the touch. Massaging all 4 of the points will bring relief almost immediately.

The four points are at the very base of each finger within the webbing of the skin. There is one between the thumb and index finger, another between the index and middle finger. Remember that each point is found within the webbing between the digits.

THE MOUNTS OF THE HAND  http://palmistry.findyourfate.com/palmistry.htm 


Mounts have a special significance in the study of palms because different lines are formed and developed due to mounts. Mounts have been named after the planets and the special features of the planets are revealed in the corresponding mounts. It has been found that the planet which is more prominent in the horoscope is also prominent in the palm. The different types of mounts are:

The Mount of Jupiter

This is situated at the base of the index finger and above the Mount of Mars. It represents god power, leadership, organisation and authority. The Mount of Jupiter is said to be very helpful in life and moves the person towards progress.

If the Mount of Jupiter is well developed and prominent, then such a person is said to possess godly qualities. Such persons try to save their self-respect. They are learned and are always prepared to help others. They don't get disturbed under difficult conditions. All the Justices of High courts and high authorities are found to have well-developed Mount of Jupiter. They have the quality to change the public in their favor and are also mostly religious-minded.

If the Mount is less prominent or under -developed then there is a genreal deficiency of the above qualities of the person.Physically such persons are of ordinary body, healthy and have smiling faces. They are experts in delivering lectures.They are kind at heart. They are more inclined towars attainment of respect and good reputation rather than wealth. They have a soft corner for the opposite sex.

If the Mount is developed more than necessary then such a person is found to be selfish, proud and self-willed.

If the Mount is absent in a person, then there is want of self-respect in him. They get very little patronage from their parents. They are found in the company of lower-class people always.

The Mount of Saturn

This Mount has its base at the root of the finger of Saturn. The development of this Mount on the palm is indicative of extra-ordinary tendencies.

If the Mount is fully developed then the person is highly fortunate and rises very high in life with his own efforts. But such a person likes to remain aloof and constantly moves towards his goal. He gets totally engrossed in his work, that he neglects his family. By nature they are irritating and suspicious.Persons with prominent Mount of Saturn are Wizards, Engineers, Scientists, Literary men or Chemists.

If this Mount is very much developed, then the person commits suicide in his life. This Mount is prominenet in the hands of dacoits, cheats and robbers. The mount in such cases are yellowish or pale.

If there are more than necessary lines on the Mount then such a person is a coward and very licentious.

If the Mount is missing in the palm, then such a person's life has no importance. But he might get a special kind of success or respect in life. If the Mount is protruded ordinarily then the person has more than necesary faith in fate and shall succeed in his plans. Such persons have very few friends.

The Mount of Sun or Apollo

The Mount of Sun is situated at the base of the finger of Apollo and on the upper part of the heartline.This Mount is indicative of the success of the individual.

With the prominence of this Mount, the man becomes a genius and famous. A person reaches a very high status in life if the mount is well-developed and pink in color. Such persons are of cheerful nature and work in close co-operation with friends. Such persons are successful as Artists, Expert Musicians and Painters. They are inborn genius. They are honest in their delaings and are completely materialistic. Very well developed Mount indicates self-confidence, gentlemanness, kindness and grandeur.

If the Mount is not prominent then the person would be intersted in beauty. But he would not be able to succeed in this field.

If the Mount is developed more than necessary then such a person would be very proud and a flatterer. He would be having friends from the lower sections. They are extravagant and quarrelsome and never succeed in life.

If the Mount is absent, then the person leads a very ordinary life. He would be a dull-minded and foolish fellow.

The Mount of Mercury

The prominenet part on the base of the finger of Mercury is called the Mount of Mercury. This Mount shows matrialistic prosperity and afflunce. But much importance is not attached to this Mount of late.

Persons with greatly developed Mount are clever and crafty and are adept in cheating. If the Mount is ordinarily developed and has a square mark on it then such a person would be a criminal of higher order. Such persons believe in breaking the law. Persons with prominent Mount are experts in Psychology and know how to influence others. They gain success in business.

If the Mount is very much protruded then such persons are after money and the main aim of their lives is to amass wealth.

If the Mount is absent in the palm of a person then the person passes his life in poverty. If the Mount is ordinarily prominent then he would be interested in inventions and scientific works.

The Mount of Venus

The spot beneath the second phalange of the thumb and surrounded by the age line is called the Mount of Venus. Only persons with prominenet Mount of Venus can only recognise the world properly and enjoy it.

Persons having this Mount of very high order are beautiful and civilized. They are vey healthy and are able fo influence others. They do not lack courage.

If the Mount is less prominent in a person's hand then he would be a coward and weak-natured.

Persons with very prominent Mount of Venus are licentious and always covet for the opposite sex. Such a person would be brilliant and handsome.Others are attracted to them. They suffer from diseases of the throat. They do not have any faith in God.

If the Mount is absent in one's hand then he lives the life of an ascetic and has no interest in family life. The person's life would be full of troubles and miseries.

The Mount of Mars

There are two Mars on the palm. They are known as Progressive Mars and Regressive Mars. The Surrounded portion beneath the starting point of the Lifeline and above the Mount of Venus is called the Mount of Mars. Bascially, this Mount is indicative of war. A man becomes corageous, fearless and frank by the presence of the Mount of Mars.

Persons with prominent Mount of Mars are courageous, fearless and powerful. They are neither cowards nor can be subdued. They have a firmness and a balance in life.

If the Mount turns out to be very rpominent then the person would be a villain, tyrant and a criminal. He would be the first in all anti-social activities.

If the Mount of Mars is quite developed and the palm is reddish in color then the person shall reach greater heights in life. He gets complete success in life.

If a cross sign is found on the Mount of Mars then the person shall meet his death in war or while fighting with others. If a zig-zag line is found then the person is likely to die in an accident.

A perosn can be considered as a coward if the Mount of Mars is absent in his palm.

The Mount of Luna or the Mount of Moon

The mount of Moon is formed on the palm on the left of the lifeline and below the bracelet, also below the area of Neptune where it joins the life line. The presence of the Mount of Moon on a palm makes a man imaginative, a lover of beauty and very emotional.

Persons with fully developed Mount of Moon are lovers of nature and beauty. They remain in the dream world. There is no lack of imagination in ther lives. Such persons are high class Artists, Musicians and Men of Letters. They are full of religious ideas.

If the Mount is fairly developed then the person is imaginative and makes castles in the air. He makes many plans but none of them are completed , some not even started. They are too emotional.

Persons not having the Mount of Moon are hard-hearted and fully materialistic. They have fighting as their main trait.

If zig-zag lines are found on this Mount then the person shall go on voyages several times in life. If a circle is found on the Mount, then such a person shall go to foreign countires for political reasons.

If this Mount is more than developed, then that person is found to be fickle-minded, suspicious or mad. He suffers from headache all the time.


This planet is more powerful and exerts more influence in comparison with the other planets. It has its area of influence on the palm between the Heart and the Head lines. Its area is a little below the little finger and the Mount of Mercury. This planet influences the heart and the brain. A man having this Mount below the Mount of Mercury and between the heart and the head lines becomes a world-famous Scientist or Mathermatician. They become successful dealing with atoms, televisions and other intricate items.

If this Mount is less prominent then such a person takes interest in the works connected with machines. He becomes famous throughout the world if a line comes form Harshal and goes towards the fingers of Apollo.

The Mount of Neptune

The area of this planet on the palm is below the head line and above the Mount of Moon. A man becomes an eminent Musician, Poet or Writer if this Mount is very prominent. If a line is seen on this Mount and this line meets the fate line a little ahead, the person gets some post of great importance.

If this Mount is develpepd more than enough then such a person's life would be full of grief and his family life would be spoilt. They are maniacs, suspicious and cruel.

The Mount of Pluto

Its area on the palm is below the heart line and above then head line and is situated between the Mounts of Harshal and Jupiter. This Mount can be clearly seen on the hand of every person.

Its influence can be seen only in the old age. If this Mount is very prominent, then the person passes his old age happily. If a cross sign is found on this Mount, the person will die before th age of 45 in an accident.

If the Mount is too prominenet then the person would be rude, illiterate and prodigal and has to face many difficulties in life. He would not get any co-operation from his family and friends.

If the Mount is not prominent then the person would be unlucky. His nature turns irritable and troublesome.

The Mount of Dragon's Head

Its area is situated below the headline, surrounded by the Mounts of Moon , Mars and Venus. The fate line passes over this Mount while going towards the Mount of Saturn.

If the Mount is prominent and protruded then the person would be very fortunate. If the fate line is deep and clear while passing over the prominent Mount of Pluto then he would be a genius, religious-minded and shall enjoy all wordly comforts. If the Mount is prominent and the fate line is broken then the person shall get wealthy suddenly and also fall down suddenly in life.

If the Mount is less protruded then the person would be a restless character and will lose all his wealth.

The Mount of Dragon's Tail

The place of this Mount is a little above the bracelets, dividing the Mounts of Venus and Moon and is near the starting point of the fate line. This planet shows its influence from the 5th year to the 20th year of age. If the Mount is ordinarily prominent and protruded and the fate line is deep and clear, the person would be fortunate and shall enjoy all pleasures in his lifetime. If the Mount is unusually protruded and the fate line is weak then he has to expereince hardships in his young age. The financial position of his family also gets worser day by day.

A man can advance in life only when the Mount of Dragon's Tail is prominent and the fate line is clear and prominent.


Transverse Markstransverse marks

A transverse linw marking on the hand is an evil sign that nullifies the positive qualities of any mount it is found upon. Though a person may have the markings of a heroic mount, these qualities can be reduced if it has a score of transverse lines. If transverse lines are found across the Mount of Mercury, it indicates that the bearer will use his/her talents of diplomacy and tact for deceit and guile for ill gains.

Vertical Marksvertical marks

Vertical markings are a benefic sign. If found on the mounts, they heighten its positive qualities and assist in annulling any poor signs also located on the mount. They are theopposites of the aforementioned transverse markings. Vertical markings upon the Mount of Mercury will bring a great deal of tact and loquaciousness to serve for pleasant communication and friendship. It will emphasize science and business skills. Two vertical lines on the Mount of Mercury are often the symbol of a Doctor or Biologist.

The Grillegrille lines

The grille is a point at which the energies of the hand dissipate or escape out. If grilles are found throughout the entirety of the hand, the power of its bearer is constantly drained by vexations and imagined slights. If a grille appears on the mount, it saps or thwarts the qualities of the mount, e.g. such a Grille on the Mount of Apollo will forever put off the attainment of any true success in life.

The Crosscross at palm

Crosses always denote troubles, disappointment, danger, and when found on lines, the harm to the bearer may be aggravated as the Holy Cross of Jesus Christ. Occasionally it can refer to a dramatic change in one's life due to a crisis or hardship. They should always be considered an ill omen save for two cases: when found on the Mount of the Jupiter and when located between the Head and Heart lines, known as the "Croix Mystique". The bearer of such a symbol is purported to possess a greater degree of mysticism, occultism, and superstition.

The position of the "Croix Mystique" is also quite important. If located high up, near the Mount of Jupiter, the bearer will exhibit belief in mysticism only for their own gain. Those with crosses further from the Mount of Jupiter will care more for the principles and methods by which the mystical experience was expressed rather than its immediate application to themselves.

The Starpalm star

The star is a symbol of good and sudden brilliance in a person's life. A line that ends in a star signifies the greatest accomplishments possible; however, the star often carries with it an unpleasant price. For example if the Line of Apollo ends in a star, it denotes great fame, but this often results in the bearer suffering the loss of their private sphere to their successful public sphere.A star on the mounts will naturally denote great proficiency with the mount's corresponding traits, yet these traits may consume some of the other bearer's qualities. The star is certainly a sign to be viewed with great caution.

The Islandisland

The Island is always a negative sign. It is often a sign of some hereditary evil, such as a heart condition or intemperance with spirits, but it may just as easily represent non-congenital emotional stress. The island is a gradual and prolonged, and oft times subtle period of strife in an individual's life. It could represent mounting stress on the line of the head, and manifest itself as headaches. On the Line of Fate, It could be a period in which the individual finds himself surrounded with mounting debts that peak at the widest point of the island.These misfortunes will last to the extent that the island is long.

The Squarepalm square

The square is almost always a benefic symbol. It denotes an especial significance when covering an area that is experiencing turmoil, such as chained, broken, or dotted lines. In this instance, difficulties will arise but the bearer will persevere and the crisis will be averted or thwarted. Damage may be reduced to a minimal one or prevented all together. A square after perturbations in a line signifies repair.The one instance in which the square denotes negative influences is when it is found on the upper portion of the Mount of Venus near the life line, where it denotes detention or incarceration.

The Circlepalm circle

The circle is a very rare marking in palmistry. It is an evil mark unless it be on a mount, in which case it usually augments the powers and promise of a mount. If it touches any line, it brings inescapable misfortune to the line it touches.The native would go round and round in a circle without being able to break through and get free out of life's hassles.

The Trianglepalm triangle

The triangle is a positive sign, though strong significance should be ascribed to it only when it stands as an independent mark, not composed of intersecting lines. It denotes mental flourish and success corresponding to the location of the mark, i.e., if it were to be found upon the Mount of Apollo, it would denote an artistic success. If found alongside a line, it will naturally take on significance dependent upon the line.The triangle will never reach the great heights of success,but it possesses balance and will not carry with it the backlash that so often accompanies the star.

The Spotpalm dots

The spot is a sign of a distinct event or malady, though it often comes in groups that denote a chronic disorder. If found on a line, it typically signifies a temporary illness corresponding to the line, e.g., a spot on the Line of Head indicates some violence to the head or brain fever.

The Tridentpalm trident

The trident is a most propitious marking wherever it may lay. If it rises from a line, it will expound the qualities of that line and draw additional power from the mounts or lines that branch on either side head towards. If found on a mount, the trident carries with it great flourish of the properties of that mount in conjunction with its neighboring mounts. The trident is such a powerful symbol that it eclipses the star in beneficence.

The Tasselpalm tassel

A tasseled line can oft be found at the end of the lifeline; as the individual weakens and deteriorates with age, so too does the line. Such is the case with the Line of Head, where it denotes a weakening of mental clarity and approaching senility or old age ; the Line of Heart with a deteriorating heart condition or emotional trauma that has left the individual very feeble and unstable.

Drooping Offshootsdroping offshoots

Lines that droop from any larger line indicate a disappointment in life. Along the Line of Heart, it denotes disappointment in love or an unfortunate event in which the individual became too emotionally involved. Along the Line of Head, it may signify the obstruction of one's ideals or disillusionment

Rising Offshootspalm rising offshoots

Rising offshoots are the inverse of the drooping offshoots. They represent periods of sudden inspiration, fruition, and happiness. It will draw upon the qualities of the mount that it is directed to. For example, an offshoot springing from the Line of Head and nearing the Mount of Mercury is a sign of scientific prowess--perhaps an invention, or a discovery, or a synthesis of concepts that have long been drifting through the individual's mind, but had hitherto been dissociated.

Sister Linespalm sisterlines

Sister lines support the line along which they follow. Some sister lines are quite common, such as the Line of Mars, which accompanies and strengthens the constitution denoted by the Line of Life; The Line of Apollo is a sister line for the Line of Fate, as it serves a similar function and accentuates the fulfillment one feels in the course of their career.Sister lines protect and heal lines that are broken, crooked, frayed, or side-by-side. Lest a line exist with several negative markings, sister lines will be the guiding hand that shall shield the bearer from the brunt of life's assaults.



The palm is composed of up of small bones. There are nearly 14 bones joined together which give shape to the palm. In the front part of these bones there are three more pieces of bones composing each finger and 2 more composing each thumb. The upper ends of the bones are protected with nails.

From the wrist up to the end of the finger of Saturn is termed as "Hand". According to the science of Palmistry there are different types of hands. They are:

Very Small hand- Persons of this kind of hand are narrow minded and suspicious by nature. They quarrel for small gains. They give first priority for their selfish aims. They talk ill of others. They do not contribute anything for the society.

Small Hand- In a way such people can be called as lazy ones. Though these people have high aims, they do not attain their plans due to their idleness. They like false talks and an exaggerated atmosphere around them. They create an illusory image around them. They have sharp brains but they do not fully utilize them that they repent later in life. Such people though able and competent do not fully succeed in their lives.

Ordinary hand- Such persons are full of practical wisdom. They know how to behave with others. They deal with others in a very practical manner. They get their due respect from the society. They constantly face struggles in their lives but achieve success in ther lives facing them. Their health remains good. They have the greatest capacity of moulding them according to the conditions prevalent around them.

Long Hand- Such persons are generally useful to the society. They are neither happy nor full of anxiety. They are practical in their delaings and are clever and promising. They quickly get to the bottom of any problem. These people are fully useful to the society.

Very Long Hand- Such people are not of any use to the society. They are too emotional and live in an imaginary world. They get perturbed when faced with problems. They are not competent or strong enough to challenge such situations.

Primary Hand- This kind of hand is commonly coarse, heavy and fatty. The formation of the hand is unsymmetrical and the fingers appear to be unsymmetrical. Such persons are termed to be fully civilized. But they are totally materialistic. The main aim of these people are food, clothes and a house. They do not understand the value of life.They remain fully devoid of the values of life. Such people are laborious. Breaking of law is very easy for them. Such persons come under the category of criminals.

Square hand- There are several knots in this kind of hand. The hand is unsymmetrical with prominent bones. The fingers have a special kind of suppleness. Such hands are thinner and less coarse than the primary hand. Such persons are genious and intellectuals. The society receives their contribution. They lead the society. Persons with such hands are philosophers,artists, painters, Men of letters and psychologists. They do not attach too much importance to money.

Workman's Hand- This hand is a little more lengthy in propertion to its width. The mounts are muscular and hard and most of them are suppressed and heavy. Such persons remain active in their lives and do some work or the other. They do not sit idle. They gain success in life through their hard work.

Philosopher's Hand- Such persons keep harmony between sentiments and practicability. They open up new vistas and are succcessful in life. Such persons are learned and intellectuals. They do such things that are good for the society. Great philosphers, thinkers and intellectuals are bestowed with these hands. They are deficient in wealth though they are highly respected.

Artist's Hand- This hand is soft, supple and tender. It has a pink tinge and is very beautiful. The joints of all bones are equal in proportion. The fingers are thin, long, artistic and well-formed. Such persons are lovers of art and nature. Such persons have a special bent for love but are generally love-lorn. These persons are not successful from the worldy point of view. Financial anxiety is always present in their lives.

Ideal Hand- This is said to be the best type of hand.This hand is well-formed, soft and supple. Such a hand is neither much long nor wide. Such persons come to know about their future happenings. They have to face too many troubles in life. But they do not budge. They constantly move forward. They remain unsuccessful from the worldy point of view. Their end is very troublesome.

Mixed Hand- The shape of the mixed hand is a mixture of a philosopher's hand and that of a workman. Such persons begin a work in such a haste and they leave ther work incomplete due to ther anxiety. Their mind is constantly full of suspicion, apprehensions and uncertainity. They soon become hopeless and do not succeed in anything they do. They get success in life after many efforts and trials.



The following are the different types of textures of hands.
  • Smooth hands-- A person with a very calm and unruffled temperament has smooth hands. He will rarely lose his temper and maintains calmness in times of turmoil as well.
  • Rough hands--To possess rough hands denotes the opposite of smooth hands. Their temper is uneven and easy to be roused. Such individuals usually are more coarse and earthy, and are more fascinated with the concrete than abstract ideas. They are hard workers.
  • Lined hands- When the hands are networked with a large amount of fine lines, it reveals that the person is fretful, worrisome, and easily vexedor angered.
  • Soft hands--To possess soft hands means he is a sloth. Though an individual may possess brilliant markings designing great talent, if the hand is very soft, they will find motivation difficult, and perseverance even more so. These hands have a tendency for sensuality and immoral activities.
  • Firm hands--Firm hands denote a great deal of energy and drive and an active nature. Those with firm hands will start many projects, often simultaneously, and possess the energy and will power to see them to their end.
  • Hard hands--If the hands are hard but not springy, and instead bony and tough, the individual lacks energy and enthusiasm. In hard hands, there is no energy to begin with. It means a dispassionate, selfish, and potentially pessimistic nature.
Naturally, a hand may possess a combination of the above qualities, for it is possible to have a soft, smooth hand or a hard and rough hand. In such cases, the above metnioned qualitites add up to define the individual.



The manner in which the lines are engraved on the palm can be segregated as under:
  • A deeply-cut line strengthens the influence of the line over other traits. The deepest line on a palm signifies the most important aspect of their life, i.e. a deeply-cut Line of Heart would designate an emotional, passionate person, while a deep Line of Head would betray an individual enamored with ideas and the intellect.
  • A thin line indicates the opposite, of a deeply cut line as would be expected. A thin line will have little influence over the bearer's life, just as a thin Line of Fate would show little direction in life and a thin Line of Life would show weakness of constitution and health.
  • A broad and shallow line is also a sign of weakness, but typically due to physical factors, either congenital or incidental.
  • N ormal line is straight, firm, light pink in hue, and clearly marked on the palm and it denotes a normal and average person.
  • Apart from the primary and secondary lines, there may be lines of chance and influence that rise and fall. One may ascertain whether a line is rising or falling by the varying thickness of a line.




The nails on the fingers whould also be taken into consideration while studying a plam. These nails are at the tip of fingers and help in protecting the fingers.

The nails protect the tips of fingers so that the fingers do not get damaged or hurt by a blow from outside and these nails help in enhancing the beauty of the fingers. They are also good conductors of electricity. The natural electricity present in the atmosphere enters the body through these nails. Also the rays from other planets enter our body through the nails and help us to work effectively.

The different types of nails are:

Short Nails- Short nails reveal that the man is uncivilized. Such person might have been born in a high family, yet he would be narrow-minded, weak and of wicked tendencies.

Short and Pale Nails- Such nails reveal the wickedness of the individual. Such a person tells lies at every step and will even deceive his own family. He cannot be trusted.

Short and Rectangular Nails- A person having such nails on his fingers is a heart patient and dies of heart attack.

Short and Wide Nails- Such persons believe in quarelling. Ctiticizng and interfering in other's works is their sole aim in life. They are stubborn in nature.

Hard and Narrow Nails- These persons are generally quarrelsome in nature. Once they make up their mind they shall do anything even if it is wrong. They stick to their decisions.

Square Nails- Such nails reveal the wicked nature of the individual. Such nails show that the man is a coward, timid and subdued.

Short and Triangular Nails- Such nails are generally wide at the upper tip and narrow at the lower end. Persons with such nails are lazy and hesitant to work. They like loneliness and do not like others to interfere in their matters.

Nails wider in proportion to Length- Such persons get angry quickly. They complete any work they have started without leaving it midway.

Short nails and knotty fingers- Such persons are quarrelsome. If such nails are found in the fingers of a female, then she must be dominating her husband and also quarrelsome.

Rounded Nails- Persons having rounded nails at the tip are quarrelsome and take quick decisions. They know how to act on the decision they have taken.

Thin and Long Nails- Such persons are weak-bodied and fickle-minded. They cannot take independent decisions and act on the advise given by others.

Long and Curved Nails- Such persons are not of good character and do have affairs with many women. They get bad names in their lives several times.

Perfect Nails- Such nails are little longer than wider and have a natural lustre. They are men of high ideals and good-intentioned. They would be successful in their lives.


Black Spots - If a person has black spots on his nails then he is liekly to meet with great calamity in life. Black spots on nails are an indication of impurity of blood. One is soon to get sick with small-pox, malaria, fever or any other disease connected with the impurity of blood.

White Spots- White sports indicate some obstruction to the circulation of blood and also indicate some future diseases. If such spots are found on the nails then it has to be concluded then that the the man is likely to get sick soon.

Half Moon- A hlaf moon on the index finger indicates promotion and some good news. Half moon in the finger of Saturn indicates that the person shall get benefits from machinery related industry and also there is the possibility of getting money. Half moon on the finger of Apollo indicates that the person shall soon rise in status. Half Moon in the little finger indicates profits in business dealings. Half Moon on the thumb base indicates progress and auspiciousness.

Big Half Moon- In some cases a big half Moon which covers almost half the nail is visible. In such cases the contrary of teh above results.

Yellow Spots- If yellow spots are vsible on one or more figners, it is certian that the man will meet his death on the near future.

Red Spots- Sometimes red spots are visible on teh nails. It indicates bad omen and te person is likely to get murdered soon.

The 12 Secondary Lines are:

The Ring of Jupiter- It makes a half moon on the Mount of Juptier and covers its whole area which looks like a ring.

The Line of Mars- This line commences from the base of the life line near the thumb, passes over the area of Mars and goes towards the Mount of Venus and line of Mars, but its place of commencement is not sure.

The Ring of Saturn- This line surrounds the Mount of Saturn in the base finger of Saturn. Its one end lies between the fnger of Saturn and index finger and the other end lies bewtween the finger of Saturn and the finger of Apollo.

The Ring of Sun- This surrounds the Mount of Sun like a ring. The one end of the ring lies between the finger of Saturn and the finger of Sun and the other end lies between the finger of Sun and the little finger. The shape of the ring remains the same in all hands.

The Girdle of Venus- This commences between the index finger and the finger of Saturn and ends between the finger of Apollo and the littel finger. It encircles both the Mounts of Sun and Saturn.Despite the name it has no connection with the Mount of Venus.

The Moon Line- It is a line in the shape of a bow. It commences from the area the of Moon, passes over the Neptune and Harshal areas and ends after reaching the Mount of Mercury. This line is seen in very few hands.

The Line of Influence- It enhances the influence of any line with which it is found. This line passes over the areas of Moon and Neptune and reaches the Fate line. In some hands it is double and in some hands it is treble. Its origin is from the Mount of Venus.

The Travelling Line- This line denotes all kinds of travels. This passes over the line of Moon or is seen proceeding from the area of Venus towards the area of Mars and is seen crossing the area of Dragon's Head, moves towards the Mount of Moon. Such lines are both thick and thin.

The Lines of Children- These lines are seen near the Mount of Mercury in the form of vertical lines over the marriage line. These lines are very thin and cannot be seen with the naked eye.

The Bracelets- These lines are found on the wrist and they are different in number in different hands. Some hands even have four lines.

The Casual Lines- These lines are formed from time to time and show the bad and good times of a person. They are not permanent and disappear once the momentary influence is over. These lines form in different places on the palm.

The High Post Line- This line commences form the wrist and is seen proceeding towards the area of Dragon's tail. If this line is deep and distinct, the person shall certainly attain a great post in life.


The length of the fingers supplies various information about the character. A long-fingered person is analytical and academic, liking to study things in detail. A person with markedly short fingers is very practical and intuitive, liking to go with their gut instinct. When the hands are in proportion it shows a balanced personality.The proportion of the fingers in relation to each other is very important. They each stand for a character marking and indicate the strength of that quality.

Forefinger: Confidence, ego, ambition, drive.
Middle finger: Discipline, balance.
Ring finger: Emotional expression, creativity.
Little finger: Communication.


Rings on the fingers can indicate your inner character. Many rings on the hand shows somebody who is wearing emotional armour and is relying on outer things for their well being.

Forefinger: ambition, need to enhance your ego.
Middle finger: Materialistic nature.
Ring finger: This is conventional and is only noted if there are multiple or large rings adorning it. If this is the case then emotional or creative frustration could be present.
Little finger: It is common to see this in the gay community. Otherwise it could indicate difficulties in sexual expression.


Signs found on fingers are of great importance to a palmist. They have great significance in Criminology. A persons character and his way of thinking can be known fully. His individuality can be understood with the help of these signs. These signs are:

Javelin- If there is a sign of Javelin or an arrow in the first phalange of the finger, then the person is very capable and learned from an intellectual point of view. Such persons succeed in adverse conditions and win over the conditions and are capable of working according to the atmosphere. Such perons have heart trouble in their old age.

Tent- Signs like a tent on the phalanges of fingers of some persons indicates that they are kind-hearted and rise very high by means of their artistic talents. They also take undue advantage of others. They are unbalanced mentally and their family life is troublesome.

Circle- Sign of circle on fingers is considered auspicious. Such persons are independent in their thougths and originality is seen in all they do. They remain away from old beliefs and conservatism.

Arch- Persons with arch on their fingers are generally lazy and of suspicious nature. They do not have confidence in themselves and also in others. They create an atmosphere of illusion around them. They gain special success in mystic works and detective services.

Triangle- The sign of triangle marks a man mysterious. Such persons are able to make their bodies strong by practicing yoga. They love loneliness and are orthodox.

Star- Persons on whose fingers the sign of star or cross is visible are very fateful and fortunate. They receive wealth in life quite unexpectedly many times. They remain happy from the financial point of view.

Net- Fingers with net on them are indicative that the man will meet with more obstacles and difficulties in life. They overcome these difficulties and come unscathed by their sheer will-power. They are less comfortable and less happy in life. Such signs are seen in the hands of culprits and dacoits.

Rectangle- If rectangle is seen on the phalange of the finger then the person is laborious. He keeps the Goddess of wealth in his house. He is properous and happy in life.

If more than one of the above signs is seen on the fingers of a person, then the person is entitled to the combined benefits of those signs.


Thumb in a way, represents the whole hand. Hence more importance is atttached to the thumb than it is given to the lines in the palm. The thumb reveals the whole identity of the individual to the palmist.The thumb is considered as the root of the whole hand. The thumb is considered as the center of the will-power. It is formed by 2 pieces of bones. The first phalange of the thumb indicates logic and the phalange containing the nail indicates will-power.

According to medical sciences, no harm is done for the individual if the four figners are cut off. But if the thumb is torn and there is profuse bleeding then the person might go insane and even results in his death.

Parts of the thumb

First phalange of the thumb

If the first phalange of the thumb is very long, then such a person is self-willed while he has less desire to work if the thumb is shorter. Such persons are weak-willed. If the fore part of the thumb is squarish, the person is clever in legal matters and is respected for his acts of justice. He is very obstinate if the fore part of the thumb is wide. If the forepart of the thumb is extraorrdinarily long then such a person is a murderer or a dacoit or remain engrossed in anti-social activites.

The Second Phalange of the Thumb

Persons whose second phalange is long are clever,careful and a take a lead in social activities. They are held in high esteem by the society. If the phalange is short, the person works without any forethought. He works in acts of dangerous magnitude. If this phalange is clumsy, then he is devoid of the power of reasoning. If this phalange is depressed then the person's mind is sharp and sensitive.

Third part of thumb or Place of Venus

The third part of the thumb is not a phalange, instead it the place of Venus. A person who has this part more prominent, elegant with a pink tinge is well-advanced in love matters. They gain full popularity among friends. They succeed in life and smile under difficulties as well. If the mount of Venus is very protruded, then the person would be sexually immoral. If this part is less prominent or submerged with more than necessary lines then the person would be having a frustrated temperament.

Different types of thumbs

Long Thumb - Such persons are self-willed, self -dependent and control others. In their lives intelligence has more importance and they are called intellectuals. They are specially interested in mathematics and Engineering.

Short Thumb- Such persons do not work with their own mind instead do so at the influence of others. Emotions have prominent place in their lives than intellignece. They take special interest in poetry, painting or music.

Hard Thumb- Such persons ae obstinate and alert. They possess the capacity to keep anything to themselves. They are wanting in emtions in their lives and they mostly work on the strength of intelligence.

Flexible and Supple Thumb- A person with such a thumb is much interested in amassing wealth and is capable of adjusting according to circumstances.

Obtuse-angled thumb- If the thumb makes an obtuse angle with the index finger then it comes under this category.Such thumbs are well-formed, long and thin. They are called gentle thumbs. Persons having such thumbs are gentle and sweet-tempered. They are Artists and Musicians.

Right-angled thumb- These are those thumbs which form a right angle with the index finger. These thumbs are elegant, strong and appear like pillars. Such a person believes in hard work. They are short-tempered but quickly cool off. They stick to their words. The feeling of revenge is very strong in them. Such persons can be neither good friends not good enemies.

Acute- Angled Thumb- Thumbs which make an acute angle at the joint with the index finger come under this category. The length of such thumbs are comparatively smaller and look clumsy. Such thumbs are classed as of evil quality. Persons with this kind of thumb are frustrated thoughout their lives. They are very lazy. Thye do not complete any work. They remain in bad habits with lavish spending. They are less intersted in religion and are more inclined towards ghosts, spirits and the like. They are always attracted towards the other women in life.

Chinese Palmistry




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