There is a quotation I think of whenever I read a hand:
The future is a mystery
The past is history
Today is a gift
That's why it is called
There are five basic areas discussed in every palm reading session I conduct. Because I interpret the lines on the hand employing the modality called Oriental Palmistry, it does not coincide with the modern systems and methods many Palmists use today.
Oriental Palmistry was first used in the year 3000 BC and is an authentic method used to study the lines in a hand. Hindu Indian Palmistry dates to 2000 BC and it is the most commonly used method of hand analysis known to most people. Both methods "get" the same answers, just looked at differently by the Palm Reader. Verbiage is called out in other words but the representations are the same.
For instance Hindu Indian Palmistry discusses the Heart line, Head line and Fate line while Oriental Palmistry does not use these terms.
In Oriental Palmistry the five main lines found on every human palm are:
The Life line depicts the birth, health and longevity of an individual. Illnesses, trips to the hospital, and life-threatening disease or accidents are found on the Life line. This line runs parallel to the fingers. A fork at the end of the Life line shows creative thinking processes. If this line were to be measured, each finger is counted as twenty years while the space between is counted as ten years in calculating the person's time on earth this time around.
The Love line begins with puberty. Whether an early or a late bloomer, the Love line reveals the entire and
true story of what happened and what is happening in the person's heart at this time in their life. A past romantic
history, highlights, engagements, lost loves, triumphs, and even celebrations are found on the Love line. This
line is on the palm running from the thumb side of the hand toward the center of the hand.
Wishbone-shaped marks equal connections in love.
The Soul Mate symbol is located by the wrist, and is usually a pyramid or a pillow-shaped area. It shows
the possibility of re-uniting with someone from another time zone on this planet in reincarnation. This is a
person who bonds with you and connects in many ways such as mentally, emotionally, religiously, spiritually,
sexually, physically and so on.
The Work line shows a person's abilities, talents and the amount of energy and effort given to the workplace.
It shows the work future in one's life. Raises, terminations, businesses lost or new jobs begun are easily
discovered by searching the Work line. Palmistry offers excellent ways to solve the dilemma and find out what
one is best suited to in a profession. Usually one gravitates to the type of work they feel the happiest in or to a job that they think they would enjoy. The Work lines are on the area just under the thumb.
Reproduction marks are located on the baby finger, nestled at the joint, and represent the possibilities,
(the number of children), one can produce. Male lines are vertical, female lines are horizontal.
Example: A man may have six markings on his baby finger while his mate has only two. Their fate: to reproduce two times; the female provides the eggs while the male determines the sex of the baby.
The Bracelets are found on every human being. The first row on the wrist next to the palm is representative
of the first twenty-five years in a lifetime. The second row, next twenty-five years, etc. The Bracelets are
composed of shapes like the letter "c", but they are elongated. When a person must find a solution to a problem, or make a decision, the "c" closes and becomes an "o". The average person has four knotty problems to settle from the age of sixteen to twenty-five.
Numerous miscellaneous lines can be found on the palm. A partial listing:
"X" symbol, Guardian Angels, Good Luck, Mystic Cross, Giving Lines, Personality Traits, Creativity, Abilities,
Talent, Island, Dot, Mystic Cross, Medical Stigmata, ESP, Teacher's Block, Stripes, Grilles, Old Soul,
Poison Line, and Simian Line. Grounding, Focusing and Centering are also present on the palm along with Lessons Learned and New Beginnings.