Your Life is in Your Hands” presented an episode devoted to the palmar creases of the hand. UK hand analyst Lynn Seal was invited to talk with host Kenneth Lagerström about the mysterious ‘lines of the hands’. Last month VoiceAmerica’s radioshow “
During the hour various aspects of the hand lines were discussed, including: the mystery of the ‘palmar flexion creases’, the prenatal development of the (major) hand lines in the early life of the embryo, line variations among ethnic populations, the differences between hand lines in the left and right hand, and how the hand lines can be used for different purposes in palmistry. Lynn explained very well that in time the hand lines can show significant changes; this simple fact might explain why the validity of ‘future predictions based on the hand lines’ are even disputed from within the palmistry community!
Unfortunately the podcast of the show is nog longer available, but Kenneth has pointed out that the recording will become available at HumandHand.com in the near future.
How to understand the major characteristics of the lines in the palm of your hands properly?
In modern palm reading (cheirology) the hand lines are not used for predicting the future; contrary the hand lines are recognized as ‘energy flows’ reflecting process in the body and the brain which related the various aspects of an indvidual, including temperament, personality & and interpersonal functioning.
Contrary to what many believe, the development of the hand lines does not directly relate to the movements of the hands. For example, the three major hand lines (life line, heart line and head line), start developing in the hand of the little embryo in the 2nd month of gestation – while the first hand movements do not occure before the 2nd half of the third month.
Another indication is provided by the fact that usually the ‘passive’ hand (= left hand for righthanded people) shows more hand lines then the ‘active hand’ (= right hand for righthanded people). And often the hands of people who are active in jobs that require a lot of manual work, show less palmar lines than those who are active in jobs that are not featured with the use of the hands (such as social work).
After about 7 weeks the life line starts developing in the hand of the embryo.
Despite the fact that many palmists around the world – especially in Asia – still claim that the lines in the palm or our hands reveal information about our future, the truth is that within the global palm reading community there appears to be a growing number of debaters who actually question the validity of this claim.
While traditional palmistry has merely been a matter of using the hand as an occult ‘tool’ – focussed on making (future) ‘prediction'; in the 20th century modern palm reading became more focussed on the issue of understanding human nature, by studying the psychological- & spiritual life of individuals.
The most frequently asked question is probably: “what do my hand lines reveal?” Interestinly, the answer might actually depend on the person who is faced with this question! For example, a traditional palmist might point to your future, a modern palm reader might point of your brain, and a scientific hand analyst … might point to your genes!
14 Palmar creases: an overview of the most common hand lines.
February 2, 2010
The word ‘dermatoglyphics‘ was introduced in 1926 by Harold Cummins – the word refers directly to the study of the patterns & characteristics of the skin ridges in the human hand (and foot). What are the basic characteristics of the dermatoglyphics in the human hand?
In most populations around the world is the ‘ulnar loop’ the most observed fingerprint pattern (see: the fingerprint of the pinky finger in the picture above). Loops are most frequently found on the little finger (and middle finger); loops are least frequently found on the pointer finger.
The variations in the dermatoglyphics of the handpalm are much more complex than the variations in the fingerprints. An important element concerns the presence of the ‘palmar triradii’ (see: a, b, c, d, and t in the picture above): normally each finger is featured with a palmar triradius – triradius t belongs to the thumb (the thumb mouse – a.k.a. as the ‘thenar’, or in palmistry: ‘mount of Venus’ could be recognized as the third phalange of the thumb).
T = L + D – 1
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Picture: example of the most common patterns in the dermatoglypics of the palm and fingers.
[NOTICE: The picture below includes a small mistake: the hand palm usually has 1 single palmar 'loop' featured with 5 palmar triradii - this implicate that 'c-line' (which starts in the triradius below the ring finger) should have ended between the pinky finger and the end of the heart line - and not between the ring finger and middle finger as indicated by the picture]
October 1, 2008
The tradition of palmistry usually includes some basic aspects of the hands (see the palmistry chart):
* The fingers: (see the picture above)
- Thumb, which includes: ‘will’ (point 15), ‘logic’ (point 14), + related palmar zone: the mount of Venus (point 12);
* The mounts: (see the picture above)
- Starting with: the palmar zone of the thumb: a.k.a. the ‘mount of venus’ (point 12), the ‘mount of moon’ (point 11), the 2 ‘mounts of mars’ (point 10 – 2x) + the ‘plain of mars’ (point 13); below the index finger: the ‘mount of jupiter’ (point 9), the ‘mount of saturn’ (point 8), the ‘mount of apollo’ (point 7), and the ‘mount of mercurius’ (point 6).
* The major lines: (see the picture above and the picture below)
- Heart line
* The minor lines: (see the picture below)
- Girdle of Venus (see the picture above)
September 26, 2008
In classic palmistry there are 4 major lines, traditionally known as the ‘heart line’, the ‘head line’, the ‘life line’, and the ‘fate line’.
In classic palmistry this line is often called the ‘emotional’ line.
In classic palmistry this line is often called the line of ‘mentality’.
In classic palmistry this line is often called the line of ‘vitality’.
In classic palmistry this is often called the ‘destiny’ line or ‘career’ line.
September 22, 2008
Master Hand Analyst Pamelah Landers reads hands in Santa Rosa, California (USA)
Pamelah Landers writes on her website www.handsoncompany.com about ‘Gift Markings':
“Special Line formations in the hands identify Extra Potential Talent called Gift Markings. When you have one, it is a very big deal. The 16 different Gift Markings: