When one thinks of palmistry one thinks of the lines of the palm but palmistry is far more than just reading the lines. Palmistry should ideally be called hand reading because it is about reading the whole hand. The shape of the hand, the mounts on the palm, the fingers and the fingerprints – each of these tells us something about the person. Yes, the hand tells you about the character of the person, how he/she thinks, feels and reacts. Hand reading is not about a simplistic reading of the future.
Palmistry unnerves people because they feel that a certain thing is fated to happen. But when we go to a doctor with high cholesterol or other symptoms, are we frightened, even though we know what could probably happen if we continue a certain way of life? If we can go to a doctor without being afraid, we can certainly go to a palmist...because that nothing is "fated" to happen. It's all in our own hands.
Character is destiny, isn't it?
A good palmist or hand-reader also gives you a diagnosis and tells you of certain trends in your life ... if a certain lifestyle and behaviour is continued. The work has to be done by you. Your character is your destiny. Your destiny is not dependent on chance but on yourself.
If we change, our lines change and with it our future. And just as no doctor can predict with certainty that a heart attack will happen, a palmist cannot foretell the future with any certainty.
If palmistry cannot foretell the future, it is not a disqualification of palmistry. It is, in fact, the best thing about it! Because if our future was pre-determined, what is the point of palmistry or any other such study? It is because we can change our future that we should get our hands read. To know our weaknesses and strengths and to see where the obstacles could lie.
A doctor sees the physical symptoms to arrive at conclusions, a palmist looks at the lines in the hand to do so. The doctor studies the lifestyle of the patient and asks him to change it if it's necessary and also gives medications to improve the life of the patient. Palmistry does not give you any pill. The palmistry pill is one's motivation and desire to change. Remember, your
character is your destiny but a slight change in circumstances or behaviour will not change your future. But if you get rid of a chronic bad habit or change your way of life completely, it can impact the future.
Our minds are not static and therefore nor is our future. From studying the palm, the palmist can make certain deductions of the personality, temperament and character of the person whose hands are being read.
The beauty of palmistry is that the brain is always is in the know before the body or our conscious mind. The lines reflect the subconscious as well. We may deny certain things in our behaviour or changes in our body, but the subconscious mind always knows and therefore the palm reveals thoughts and events much earlier, well in time for the person to rectify the situation.
Let me explain this a little. Almost every one of us gets "feelings" about certain happenings, and some of these feelings turn out to be wrong. This is because our conscious mind cannot always make sense of what our subconscious is feeling and mixes up genuine intuition (which comes from our subconscious) with subjective and wishful thinking. Palmistry helps here because your hand will reflect your brain's subconscious, without any influence of the conscious mind.
If we remove the cause of a problem, the line showing the problem disappears. A line can disappear or appear even in one day, though usually, it can take a few weeks or months. Many a time, lines don't change, and this is because the person does not.
If you observe the lines on your hand diligently for months, you could see certain changes. There have been instances where even the shape of the hand and fingers have changed. This usually denotes a significant change in the character of the person due to circumstances or a conscious effort on the part of the person.
Note: Palmistry is based on scientific principles, but hand reading is an art. This is because the same line or sign on two different hands means two different things. More importantly, no one sign or line can be important enough to tell you about the person's character or future. Each line or sign has to be read in combination with other signs, always and without exception.
There are several other articles on this blog which throw insights into what Hand Reading/Palmistry is all about:
Ten Frequently Asked Questions about Hand Reading (Palmistry FAQS) or here's another one: just FAQS.
Or you can read these to get a better idea of what hand reading can or cannot do: Can Palmistry predict future events?; Can Palmistry predict behaviour?; Stars, Crosses, Symbols and Superstition in hand reading; Why do you want to know your future?; Palmistry Myths and Misconceptions; How hard is it to change the future? and Death and hand reading.
Reading this post on Gay Celebrity Hands will give you an idea about whether sexual orientation can be seen on the hands.
Find out How To Read Hands (the methodology) Remember, your hand lines are a reflection of you; and not vice versa and your hand reflects your own opinion of yourself.
If you want to get your own hands read, know more about What to expect from a private hand reading. You can also read the Testimonial pages, starting with the first one.
(The photo of the hand is by me and the second is a free photo from VS Rao from Pixabay, slightly altered by me.)