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Angles on various parts of the hand have significant importance.
The angle of the thumb is made up of the proximal joint and the outer angle of the thumb if it is more prominent and it reveals excellent manual and technical skills.
The angle of generosity: The inner angle formed between the thumb and the index finger. The wider the angle the more generous the individual |medical and scientific palmistry
CHIROGNOMY: The study of the shape of the hand.
CHIROMANCY: The study of the lines in the hand.
CHIROLOGY: The study of the hand, encompassing chirognomy and chiromancy. | palm reading guide
Dermatoglyphics: (from the Greek word: derma -skin, glyph -carving) is the scientific study of fingerprints, that refer to friction ridge formations that appear on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. The formation of a ridge pattern of the skin begins to appear during the third and fourth months of foetal development.
Dominant hand: Active hand
Mount of Jupiter: The mount beneath Jupiter's finger. Its development reveals one's sense of self-worth and authority
Mount of Luna: The mount at the base of the hand, reveals creativity.
Mount of Neptune: Located at the base of the palm in the centre, between the mounts of Luna and Venus.
Mount of Saturn: Located beneath the Saturn finger, this mount reveals that the individual is conscientious and can deal with difficulties.
Mount of Venus: The mount at the base of the thumb, symbolizes vitality and sexuality.
Mount of Sun: Located beneath the ring finger/ sun finger, it determines the potential for fame and fortune.
Mount of Neptune: The area of Mount between Venus and Pluto.
Mount of Pluto: The area just below the mount of the Moon.
Mount of Mars (negative): Located at the centre of the percussion, above the Luna mount, this mount reveals integrity and endurance.
Mount of Mars (positive): Situated between the thumb and the mount of Jupiter, this mount represents courage and/or aggression.
The apex of the mounts: The triangular area present on the mount is formed by the skin ridges (fine print patterns on the hand). The position of the apex reveals the quality of that mount.
Dorsal aspect of the hand: Refers to the back of the hand. Palmer aspect of hand: Refers to the palm, hand lines, and dermatoglyphics (fine fingerprints)
Ulnar: Medical terminology which refers to the ulna bone. The area of the hand is supplied by the ulnar nerve which innervates the little and part of the ring finger. (Side of the little finger)
Radial: Medical terminology which refers to the radius bone. The area of the hand is supplied by the radial nerve which innervates the dorsal aspect of the thumb and first 3 fingers. (Side of the thumb)
Type of hands (Major)
Earth: A hand type comprising of a square palm and short fingers.
Fire: A hand type comprising of a rectangular palm and short fingers
Air: A hand type comprising of a square palm and long fingers
Water: A hand type comprising of a rectangular palm and long fingers.
Flabby hand: The hand is characterized by a lack of muscular strength -offers no resistance to pressure, and under-developed thyroid glands. It suggests an individual who has comforts and luxury but no willpower or self-discipline.
Soft hand: They are neither lazy nor dynamic -but energy can be developed through the exercise of willpower -the person has fine qualities of culture and virtue.
Elastic hand: More muscle power and less fat. These individuals tend to be reliable and have a positive personality; they are full of life and vitality, trustworthy and friendly and take on responsibility.
Hard hand: This type of hand has a strong resistance to pressure and these individuals tend to have an unperceptive mind; they are filled with an immense amount of energy which can expand further. They are likely to do physical labour.
Lines of the hand
The major lines in the palm are lifeline (vitality), head (mental ability), heart (emotional), and fate or Saturn (personality, career) lines. Sometimes the heart and headlines are combined and that is called a simian line. Sometimes the fate line is totally absent, the sun, mercury, or even Jupiter lines can become substitutes for the absence of the fate line, generally in that order.
The minor lines:
Include sun line, children’s lines, companion line, girdle of Venus, health line, influence line, intuition lines, double lines, attachment line, marriage line, mercury line, sun line, travel lines, worry lines, rings surrounding the mounts including Apollo, Saturn, and Jupiter.
Lifeline: A major line that encircles the thumb, representing health and the quality of life.
Headline: A major line that crosses the palm horizontally, representing intellect.
Heartline: A major line that crosses the palm horizontally above the headline, representing emotions.
Fate line: A major line that runs up the palm. It shows career progress and responsibilities.
Secondary lines: other than the major lines, these may or may not appear on the hand Line of Mars: A parallel to the lifeline located inside of the lifeline on the mount of Venus. There can be more than one and they can signify close, protective friendship or health protection. Also called the guardian angel line.
Mercury line: A secondary line that reaches the mount of Mercury. It depends on where it begins on the palm it signifies good health, good business sense and communication.
Sunline: Ending on the mount of Apollo it reveals creativity, happiness, and fame.
Sydney line: A headline that travels right across the palm. It suggests hyperactivity, a behaviour disorder, which was discovered by a Sydney scientist.
Travel lines: Lines that are found across the base of the palm representing journeys. These show the desire to travel.
Mars line: A line that appears inside and parallel to the lifeline, giving secondary protection.
Doubled lines: Such lines can show split energies. They can also show a doubling of energy. This line could also indicate double emotions, such as hot and cold emotions in a double heart line.
Effort lines: Arising from the lifeline in an upward direction.
Attachment lines/Marriage line: This line is known as the line of union or the line of relationship. These horizontal lines are found at the base of the mount of Mercury.
Children lines: Vertical lines found on the base of the mount of Mercury. Some books suggest a more prominent line for boys and lighter for girls, but this is not true as the development of society shows that any child can be stronger and more successful.
Line of intuition: A secondary marking was found curving on the ulnar aspect of the hand. It reveals acute powers of perception and intuition.
Simian line: The head and heart lines are merged to make a single line. It denotes emotional intensity or a genetic anomaly.
Healing lines: Little vertical lines found between the mount of Mercury and Apollo called medical stigmata.
Medical stigmata: These vertical lines are observed in medical professionals and healers.
A curved line of semi-circle lines are found in various places of the hand and give the name as per the placement in the hand
Ring of Apollo: A curved line appears around Apollo's finger. It signifies a block to creativity.
Ring of Saturn: A semicircle/ curved line found at the base of the Saturn finger. that denotes pessimism. This line indicates a feeling of being trapped, and the semi-circular line may emphasize occult powers.
Ring of Solomon’s: Semicircular/curve/ straight lines in similar formation found on the mount of Jupiter. It symbolizes wisdom, and interest in the metaphysical, indicates healing tendencies, and is sometimes also called a caring line.
Girdle of Venus: A curved marking from the roots of Saturn and Apollo's fingers. Its presence suggests hypersensitivity.
General features of hand:
Consistency: The hardness or softness of the hand, flexibility, and elasticity of the hand
Texture: The skin texture, such as soft, rough, coarse, medium, scaly, or clammy.
lour: The colour of the palm may vary according to race and complexion. The colours range from white, pink, red, ash, yellow, brown, and black.
Plain of Mars: This is the area present in the centre of the palm between upper and lower Mars, it is associated with reserves of energy, physical stamina, endurance, enthusiasm, and ability to relax.
Quadrangle: The area between the heart and headlines roughly bounded on the ulna side by the health or intuition line | medical and scientific palmistry
Jupiter Finger: The index or first finger, associated with ego and personal standing in the world.
Mercury finger: The little finger, it represents communication.
Saturn finger: The middle finger, associated with responsibility and security.
Apollo finger: The ring finger is associated with creativity and personal satisfaction.
Thumb: The seat of willpower, logic, and desire.
Phalanges: A section found between finger joints.
Conic Fingers: Refers to the cone shape of the fingers indicating artistic appreciation or qualities.
Knotty fingers: Enlarged knuckles. Indicates a type of blockage or constriction in the flow of energy indicating the person tends to stop and think about decisions before applying them.
Bars: These are found on lines and formed by influence or cross-purpose lines indicating hindrances to the flow of energy in the dominant line crossed.
Branches: If they rise, they are well considered to uplift energy; if they fall, they may be considered bad because they tend to downgrade energy.
Good signs in hands
Temples: A special sign formed by several lines indicating good luck or wealth.
Triangle- large: This is composed of the head, life, and mercury lines; or in the absence of the Mercury line, it reveals information on temperament intellect and application of knowledge.
Square: A pattern that shows protection, except when it appears on the Jupiter mount, where it reveals teaching ability.
Star: A marking that can appear on a line or mount, representing either shock or achievement.
Triangle: A marking that appears on the mounts and signifies success accompanied by wisdom.
Loops are formed by the ridge lines on the pulp of the fingers. Loops are seen on the fingers and may also be seen on various places on the palm.
Types of loops:
Rajah, seriousness, humour, imagination, memory, royalty, power, courage, musical genius, nature, and rhythm.
Loop of royalty/ rajah: This loop is located between Jupiter and Saturn mounts.
Loop of seriousness: This loop is located between Saturn and Apollo mounts. The person will take matters seriously.
Loop of humour: This loop is located directly between Mercury's and Apollo's fingers. The person has a good sense of humour and one who enjoys laughter.
Loop of imagination: A whorl in the same area is an even stronger sign of imagination and shows the sign of lunar influences.
Loop of Courage: This is located on lower mars. Loop of memory: This may be at the end of the headline.
Loop of rhythm/music: this loop is found in the lower part of Mount of Venus. The loop enhances the power of music or performing art.
The line on Nails: The horizontal, longitudinal line may be observed on the nails.
Moons: The whitish half circles that form at the base of the fingernails. There is no significance if missing on small nails, but there may be an indication of a lack of energy, perhaps from deficiencies in the endocrine system if absent in larger nails. Misshapen or ragged moons also could indicate health problems.
Split Nails: Fungal infection in the nail or emotional disturbance or lack of vital nutrients
Spoon nails: These nails are concave on the outer surface and may be found in nutritional deficiencies, skin disorders, hypothyroidism, and some other physical and mental health problems.
Spots: Can have health or emotional indications if found on nails or on lines.
Astro-palmistry: The combination of astrology and palmistry is known as Astro-palmistry. The palmists of this art can lay out the birth chart from the hand. Some Astro-palmists use astrology and palmistry for reading.
Vedic Palmistry: The origin of hand reading in Indian sub-continent. It was established in 2000 BC and is known as Samudik Shastra. Ancient Vedic literature of India shows that the practice of hand reading was mentioned in the Vedas.
Military stigmata: Some special lines at the base of the thumb on lower Mars also observed in military professionals. | palm reading guide
Few experienced palmists can identify some medical problems by looking at their client's hands. If there are any concerns a medical practitioner should always be consulted. Some general information related to medical palmistry is described below.
Cyanosis: Bluish discolouration found on hands or nails indicative of local circulatory disturbances or more serious congenital heart diseases or congestive heart failure.
Yellow nails: Shows the signs of liver problems.
Rubor: Indicates extreme redness, usually associated with an increase in the temperature of the hand resulting from blood vessel dilation. This may have emotional or medical significance. It may draw attention to heightened activity in a region of the subject's life indicated by the area where the rubor is observed.
Pink moon on the base of the thumbnail: Possibility of high cholesterol. Vertical lines on fingertips: Possibility in hormonal imbalance.
Vertical lines on Mercury fingertip: Possibility of thyroid imbalance.
Horizontal lines on fingertips: Possibility of stress and anxiety.
Hippocratic nails: Sometimes called watch glass nails. They are frequently found in connection with ailments such as tuberculosis, lung tumours, chronic heart disease, and cirrhosis of the liver. The nails are lustrous and convex, curved in the shape of a watch crystal. After the disease is cured, the nails may return to normal.
Beau's lines: Transverse ridges or dents found on the nails. These may be associated with acute infection, traumas, nutritional deficiencies, or nervous shock. The date of onset can be worked out roughly since nails grow out in about five to six months.
Mee's lines: These are formed on the nails and are like Beau's lines. They are longitudinal (transverse) white lines not causing ridges or dents. They may indicate high fevers, arsenic poisoning, or coronary heart disease. They indicate high nutritional deficiency and lacking vital minerals.
Longitudinal nail ridges: These lines are suggestive of chronic stress, rheumatism, hyperthyroidism, as well as with long-standing skin disorders.
White Spots: These spots are related to nutritional deficiencies, particularly calcium deficiencies and to cirrhosis of the liver.
The Palmar surface:
Apex: The highest point of the mount under the fingers formed with the ridge lines. The position may be identified either by the height of the flesh or by the location of the tri-radius.
Palmar: The palm side of the hand.
Ridge lines (or ridges): The raised portions of the patterns found in the palmar surfaces of the hands and fingers and the soles of the feet.
Papillary ridges: These are the skin ridges that form dermatoglyphics.
Tri-radius: This meeting point is where three ridge systems meet.
Triangles: The formation of a ridge pattern may appear on the finger.
ATD Angle: Tri-angle lines from A and to axial tri-radius T is known as ATD the angle. The degree of this ATD angle and the number of ridge lines are used in the medical diagnosis.
High degree of ATD angle: If the ATD angle is more than 45 degrees; it is associated with a heart defect, congenital heart disease or genetic disorder.
Ridge counter: Computer software which counts ridge lines in the palm.
Ridge counts: This is a count of the number of ridges that cross a straight line, drawn between the tri-radius and the centre of the pattern. Broken ridge lines: Medical significance related to the high level of stress. |
If the palm indicates a short life, it does not mean that an individual will have a short life expectancy. Life line is not related to age, it relates to the quality of life. I read both hands and other lines to assess the quality of life. I have read the hands of many clients who are over the age of 85 with a short lifeline in both hands; hence short lifeline does not necessarily correlate to a short life expectancy. There may be some in your life path and you can change with your positive approach during that period.
When are palm lines generated on the human hand? The palm lines are visible in a fetus. At the 12th week of gestation, palm lines start to emerge, and the lines become clear at 16-20 weeks of gestation.
Do the lines change?
Lines in both hands are constantly changing due to new ideas, thoughts, beliefs, talents, challenges, strengths, circumstances, and experiences because the hand is connected to your brain via the nervous system. The hand is just like the mirror of our brain. Many micro-nerves make an imprint on your hand. palm reading guide