About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm. ~ Kurt Vonnegut
So what's wrong with possibilities? That's what you are likely to say on reading the above quote if you happen to be the optimistic type, which I assume you are, considering the fact that you landed on this page in the first place, despite checking out the title, and are still reading ahead!
Well, coming back to the subject of palm reading facts, did you know that every time you took a hand in yours in order to reveal intriguing information about them, their background and future to them, by interpreting the permutations and combinations of lines and mounts, you proved an extensively ubiquitous fact about human nature true - a surprising majority of the human population turns into unbelievably good listeners when it comes to listening stuff about themselves! Doesn't matter if the stuff is good or bad, wholesome or shitty - as long as it's about them, they'll be all ears! Anyway, jokes apart, let's get to the point. Here are some interesting facts about palm reading, many of which may not have even crossed your mind before!
Random Palm Reading Facts
- It's not just the lines and mounts on the palm that reveal things about the personality, temperament and mindset of your subject. The shape and dimensions of the palm and the fingers as well as their color, temperature and texture, give a lot of insight into your subject's personality and character.
- The best time to read a palm is in the morning, not long after the subject has woken up from nocturnal slumber and before he has had anything to eat or drink. This is so because consumption of food and participation in physical activities leads to increased blood circulation, which does not allow the very fine lines along the palm to get sufficiently noticed.
- Although most of us are well acquainted with the six major mounts on the palm (the mounts of Jupiter, Saturn, Apollo, Mercury, Venus and Moon), some professional palmists also give a lot of emphasis on the Upper Mars (located between the mount of Venus and the Head-line/Life line junction) and Lower Mars (located above the Lunar mount, between the Heart and Head lines) mounts.
- The area between the Head and Heart lines right under the mounts of Saturn and Apollo is known as the Plain of Mars.
- The Heart line reveals the emotional aspects of the subject as well as his / her level of empathy.
- The Head line reveals information about the subject's intellectual caliber as well as presence or absence of pragmatism and reasoning skills.
- The length, breadth, color, texture and constitution of the Life line, indicates the length and quality of life (in terms of health and vitality) the subject is disposed to have.
- The Fate line is supposed to be the most important line in the entire palm, as its presence, length and unbroken trail is considered a sign of brilliant luck and good fortune.
- However, in case the Fate line is absent, broken or is too short or too weak, the Sun line (which can be found on the Mount of Apollo, rising up from the Heart Line, Head line or further down towards the ring finger) should be carefully examined. If it is found to be strong and prominent, the subject can still expect good luck and success in life, despite lacking a Fate line.
- When studying the fingers, the thumb should be given a good amount of attention, as its shape, inclination and the size of each of its three phalanges in proportion to the others tells a lot about the subject's innate temperament. The top most phalanx is symbolic of will, the middle phalanx stands for logic, and the bottom phalanx spells out the emotional content of the subject.
- Cheiro, the soi disant proponent of esoteric sciences who popularized palmistry in the Western world like no one ever had, was an Irish astrologer whose real name happens to be William John Warner! Cheiro is a sobriquet he is commonly referred to as, fashioned after the term cheiromancy, which is derived from Cheir Manteia, which the Greek term for palmistry, which roughly translates as hand divination! I bet you didn't know that!
So, how was that? I assumed you have already read loads about the lines and their meanings, therefore, I decided to skip the same old details about them, and tell you certain things about palmistry that you may not have come across before. Besides reading palms, an ancient Oriental divination method exists, where the lines, shape, color and texture of the feet and the soles are examined to reveal things about the subject's life, personality, social and environmental interactions. By the way, that's a completely different topic which I would definitely love discussing... maybe some other time!