Sunday, December 31, 2017

Ten Frequently Asked Questions about Hand Reading (PALMISTRY FAQS)

Here are some FAQs on Palmistry or Hand reading. And the answers to them. 

1) Is palmistry a legitimate, proven science or an art of intuition? Even worse, is it merely unreliable speculation? 

There is a vast ancient knowledge about hand reading and this knowledge has been built upon by many good modern authors on palmistry. When it comes to actually using this knowledge, some palmists and hand readers use intuition, astrology, psychology and superstition, and combine it with tidbits of ancient palmistry knowledge to draw conclusions. This tends to discredit palmistry.

Even if intuition is accurate at times, to rely on it or to act as if it is about hand reading is not correct. From the number of emails I get every week from people who have been victims of palmists who make dire, frightening predictions, I view these intuitive predictions in the light of malice of some type.

Ancient palmistry details some fatalistic predictions based on hand lines. These books were written at least a hundred years ago, if not hundreds. Life in those times was simplistic and fatalistic, more than it is so today. Secondly, we have progressed in knowledge in all fields, and in palmistry too. It is best to rely on the well known authors of today, rather than of yesteryear.

The most important aspect of hand reading is interpretation. If I can think of any science to compare it to, I can think of Psychology. There are principles on which it operates, but finally it is all about diagnosis. Experience is the best teacher.


2) How accurate is Palmistry?

Palmistry is fairly accurate, but cannot be precise in terms of dates. Predictions are more about trends. It is a good indicator of your personality and your life purpose.

For more on this you can read this post on Palmistry Myths.


3) Is there any scientific basis for Palmistry?

Palmistry has a scientific basis because the enormous number of nerves present in our hands are connected to the brain. Whether we made ourselves and evolved this way, or someone made us, the truth is that the hand is a gift. Our bodies are so perfectly made so why is it difficult to believe that there is a fail safe? An alarm system?


4) What is the connection between Palmistry and Astrology?

None. These are two separate streams of knowledge. If believers in both fields wish to combine the readings from both Astrology and Palmistry, that is their prerogative. Although the fingers and mounts of the hands are named after planets, this was done by the ancient palmists. These are simply names and used for our convenience.


5) Can my hand tell me when I will die?

Death cannot be seen on the hand, not even on the Lifeline. Death can occur anytime, but this cannot be predicted by the hand.

For more on this read: Death and Hand Reading and Can Palmistry predict future events?


6) If I have several marriage lines, does it mean I will have more than one marriage? If I my marriage line goes downwards, will I get divorced?

No. The so-called marriage lines do not foretell marriage or divorce. A person with two or three lines can be married only once, and a person who marries several times or never marries at all can have just one line. A person with a straight line can get divorced and a person with a forked or downward line can be in a happy marriage. These lines are not reliable even when it comes to relationships. These lines on the edge of your hand, under the little finger, are the most unreliable lines on the hand.

For more on this read: The Myth of the Marriage Lines and another post on Love, Marriage and Relationships.


7) Can my hand predict if I will be rich?

Your hand cannot tell you the quantum of money or assets you possess. Property cannot be seen on the hand. It can only tell you whether you think you have enough, more than enough, or not enough. Finally it is all in your mind. In any case, your riches are not dependent on your hand. They are dependent on your ability, inheritance and/or hard work.

For more on this read: How much control do I have over my future?


8) Will I go abroad? Live in a foreign country?

Smaller journeys cannot be seen on the hand. At times settlement away from your home can be seen. But this does not necessarily mean out of the country. It simply means away from your roots.


9) Will I be healthy? 

Health can be seen on the hand. Whether it will be a minor health issue or a serious health issue, this can be found out, and the approximate timing. However to pinpoint the exact cause may not be possible.


10) Which career field am I best suited for? Science, Humanities or Commerce? 
Which career should I choose? Medicine, Engineering or Design or Agriculture?

The field you are best suited for can be seen. However what you will actually choose, this is not. There are umpteen instances where people choose a stream of study other than what they are suited for intellectually and/or temperamentally, and this is due to parental or societal pressures.

As regards the actual career, there are far too many career options today for this to be answered in a specific manner.  For example a person with a good imagination and creative ability can be suited not just for Design, but also for Architecture. A person with calculative abilities can be good for Finance, Accounting, or even Engineering. Of course, this has to be balanced out by the personality reading which will indicate your temperament, and the life purpose reading which will indicate your deeper needs: Are they for money, power or creativity?


Related Reading: Palmistry Myths and Misconceptions

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The hand reading of Mike Pence


Mike Pence, the Vice President of the U.S., has a fairly good hand. It's large, broad, with clear, balanced lines. However, he is well-known to have some deeply conservative and controversial views on certain sections of society, and is also known to be quite religious. That was why I was a little surprised to see that his hand did not reveal religious idealism nor narrow views. Not in an extreme way. So what's the real story? Read on…

Mike Pence’s palm and fingers are fairly well balanced with each other, and the fingers are knotty with good first phalanges, slightly short second phalanges, distinctly waisted and supple thumb, a good mercury (little) finger, low-set Jupiter finger, and most important (for a politician) a well developed Venus mount. Lower Mars is developed too, but the plain of Mars, Upper Mars, and the Lunar mount are not as well developed.

What all this shows is that while he is likely to have a staunch belief system,

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Actor Rekha's hand reading

Rekha’s hands are on the longer side, with long fingers, square palm, long straightish lines and mounts are not excessively developed. Second phalanges are long except that of the thumb (which has a conic tip), finger knots are present (both the first and second), and the index and little fingers (Jupiter and Mercury) appear to be slightly bent. Both these digits have conic tips; the Jupiter finger is slightly short (on her right active hand) and the Mercury finger is low-set. Her head and lifelines are joint for about an inch or so.

Primarily, Rekha is a thinker (she has the 'thinking type' of hand), and reason and objectivity are both an important aspect of her personality. However, her heart

Friday, October 7, 2016

Tayyip Erdoğan's hand reading

Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey, is one of the most popular leaders Turkey has had. What does his hand reveal?

Some prominent features of his hand are his conic tipped fingers, large fleshy palm, strong mounts of Mars, Jupiter and Moon, a bent and slightly short Jupiter finger, strong Apollo finger with a well-developed third phalange, longish palm and shortish fingers, with a long, slightly sloping Headline and a low set Heartline.

From the hand it is clear that idealism is strongly present in Tayyip Erdogan’s personality, and it can make him inflexible at times. There is also an element of superstitious behavior. These are

Friday, August 19, 2016

Subramaniam Swamy's hand reading

Subramaniam Swamy is a controversial politician,, seeming to say the wrong thing at the wrong time and at the wrong place…what makes him so?
His hands can give us an insight...

He has fleshy hands and slightly thick fingers too, including the thumb, but not to an extreme. The mounts of Mercury, Mars and Jupiter are well developed, and the Mercury finger is not too long although quite straight. The Index (Jupiter) finger is bent and the middle (Saturn) finger is a little bent too, and also a little short. The first and second phalanges of the fingers are all long. In photographs the lines on the hand

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

What Boris Johnson's hand says about him

Boris Johnson, one of the key campaigners for Brexit (the Leave EU Campaign) is a potential prime-ministerial candidate for Britain. However, his hand does not show him to be prime ministerial material.

He has a broad palm, short fingers with the mounts of Moon and Lower Mars very highly developed. Venus is good too, and the fingers of Jupiter and Mercury are slightly bent and the finger of Apollo quite strong. The Saturn finger is a little short, and the lines on the hand are light, and the heartline is a good length. The headline is slightly

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Kangana Ranaut - who is she really?

Kangana Ranaut* is apparently stubborn, with "high self-esteem, super sensitive, and bold" – words she has used to describe herself. She has also called herself difficult, tough, and someone who has always done what she wanted.

Looking at her delicate features and elf like appearance, one cannot help but wonder whether this is a façade? Bravado? Is Kangana really the badass that she calls herself, from the inside?

The hand never lies, and studying it can give us some answers.

Kangana has

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton?

Who is the better candidate – Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders?*

Hillary Clinton is the practical, dependable sort, and the more aggressive, stronger personality. Bernie Sanders is more of an intuitive, ideating kind and certainly more of an intellectual. However, his headline shows pragmatism and common sense; he is level-headed and sensible, with stable, clear thinking, although he can be a little moody.

Clinton has a broad palm with short fingers, and Sanders has a longish palm, with short fingers. Both of them have long fine lines on their hands, with square tips to their middle and ring fingers, and conic tips to their Mercury (little) fingers. Both have good thumbs, though Sanders possibly has the better one, showing greater

Monday, March 7, 2016

Love, Marriage and Relationships - what the hand reveals

Questions on the burning topic of love, relationships and marriage are eternal. I receive requests to answer these questions almost daily. This post is to clear doubts that interested readers have on the subject.

Some questions are edited for clarity. Answers are at the bottom of the post.


The Questions:

I am a 24 yr kayasth girl and in a relationship with a punjabi khatri boy for the last 4 yrs.... My family is financially very weak they are not capable to do my marriage but my family is very well educated and in opposition of a love marriage. plz mam tell me is my marriage possible with this guy.... We can't live without each other.

My lover had our palms read by a palmist and when she read my partner's hand she said that he would marry early. When she read my hand, she said my marriage will be very late and I would marry at about 29-30yrs of age. This has me worried because this would mean that me and my partner will be marrying different people. What is your opinion?

Can you help me to read my marriage lines? I have 3 lines, and the middle line is going to the heart line and I also have a lot separate lines rising from this third line. I am a little bit confused.

Can u pls tell me if a boy has two marriage lines on his right hand and one marriage line on his left hand, does it mean he will get married twice?

I want to show my hand to you...the major issue is of my 2 marriage lines on my both hands, 2 on each. Please provide me ur view on this.

Ma'am I am really confused about the marriage line. Please help me out. I got married to a guy at a very early age. Now we are separated. Will we get together again in future ?

What will my married life be like? The love line doesn't touch the fate line and it runs parallelly (horozontally) under the little finger but it is very short. Does that mean I will not have a love marriage? Also, please can you tell me whether I will get married soon.

I heard from one astrologer that there is possibility of divorce in my kundli.
I want to check that if my palm lines tell same. I am unmarried girl currently and want to plan accordingly.

I am already married and in an unhappy marriage. I want to divorce and marry again and want to know if I have a chance of that. I want to know if two marriages are shown on my hand. I have two marriage lines.

When I was 15 years old, a palmist had read my palm and told me that I would have a divorce at age 40. Can you look at my hand and tell me if this is true?

Does the light line beneath the marriage line always signify a relationship or can it also indicate a one sided love?


The Answers

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Is Donald Trump a bigot?

Some people may love Donald Trump, the potential Republican nominee for the US President, but others call him a bigot and a racist.

This post is not about Trump’s chances of winning the Republican nomination, leave alone his chances of becoming the next President of the United States. This is about what his hands tell us. Is he really the racist bigot that he is accused of being?

Trump’s hand broad, thick palm, short fingers (some bent), long lines, and the supple, waisted thumb all tell a story, and a very revealing one! The mounts of Mars, Venus, Moon and Jupiter are heavily developed. The Lifeline sweeps across the palm, the Headline is gently sloping, and the Heartline goes up in a curve, reaching the area in-between the first two fingers.

Trump’s lines are quite good, fairly clear, and show capability, intelligence, and a good heart. It is not surprising that he makes a lot of money because not only is he smart and shrewd, he is aggressive, ambitious, and quite a go-getter.

The heavily developed mounts and the developed third phalanges tell us that he is a very passionate, energetic and emotional man, and quite excitable too. At the same time he is warm and giving and yes, compassionate as well.

Donald Trump’s hands do not show him to be a narrow-minded bigot. On the contrary, his hands show that he has the ability to

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The hands of a serial killer – Ted Bundy

Ted Bundy was executed in 1989 at the age of 43, but his evil is recorded for posterity. He confessed to 30 gruesome murders, but is thought to have committed many more, maybe around a hundred.

Will the known psychological traits of this notorious murderer/serial killer/rapist be visible on his hands?

Ted Bundy was known to be:
  • Violent
  • Sexually deviant with a remarkable lack of guilt
  • A pathological liar
  • Manipulative
  • Organized and calculating
  • Charming, also appearing as kind and empathetic
  • Narcissistic, with poor judgement

From this photo

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Shrimad Rajchandra's hands

Shrimad Rajchandra was a godman/guru who died young. His hand is an unusual one. It’s a long, large hand with deep lines. Even more interesting is the difference between the two hands. Not discernible at first glance, but looking closely one can see that the Headline on the right hand is longer, reaching the percussion. The other notable differences are a longer middle (Saturn) finger, a more pointed first (Jupiter) finger, a lower set Headline, and a longer Will Phalange of the thumb.

Both hands appear to have what looks like a second Heart line or Girdle of Venus, and such a clear line in this position is an unusual sign.

The differences between the two hand tell their own story. Although