This is a question which has been asked by the readers of this blog several times.
The future changes as we change. And the lines on our hands reflect this change. So does the shape of our fingers and hands. How much depends on how much
change happens. It not just the minor lines which change. It depends on the individual, his/her desire to change and the will power. With change comes a different future.
In this post I wrote that “Your future depends on who you are and how you behave. Not on the lines of your hand. Lines do not control you or your future. You do.”
And in this post I wrote “...the Human Will is what prevails" and here I have said that years ago "...the lack of mobility, fewer career choices, less individualism and a reluctance to believe that the future can be changed meant that people changed less and their lives took predictable paths”.
This is not the case in the modern world.
Let's return to the question as to how much control we have over our future.
We know we cannot control our birth and our early childhood. We have no control over our birth because we did not cause it, obviously. This also means implicitly that the personality (and the probable future that goes with it) we inherit is not in our control. That is a matter of the roll of the dice. I do not consider this to be fate, but chance. This means that by chance some people are dealt a good hand and others a bad hand.
It is up to us whether to make the best of a bad hand or fritter away the good hand.
During our infancy and early childhood our fate is largely in the hands of the caregivers. However, even during this period the way our inherited personality interacts with the environment influences people’s behavior towards us, and this in turn influences the developing personality.
At this time (in early childhood) the changes in personality (and therefore our future) largely happen without a conscious effort to change but as we grow older and gain an awareness of the world around us, the consequences of our actions become clearer. This is the time to stop blaming the environment (or parents) and take life into our own hands and try and fix mistakes if any.
If blamed is heaped on circumstances and there is an implicit belief in fate, it is unlikely that the person will change and his/her life will play out exactly as shown on the hands.
If an individual makes a conscious effort to change, it will impact the future. How much the future changes depends on how much change the personality undergoes. Is it to do with getting rid of some negative personality traits? Is it re-alignment of goals? Is it about learning a new skill? Some changes are gradual, and the lines then grow slowly over time. I have seen the fateline on a person's hand grow as he neared the age where it ended.
For the hand to show the change, the changes have to be completely new and about plans not considered before. The lines start to change as soon as the seed for the change is planted in the brain.
The hand can change for the worse too.
Changes in personality require great effort. The effort can be likened to to taking steps to correct a medical condition.
Let us take the simple example of being over weight. Step 1 is to acknowledge it. Not surprisingly many people gloss over their weight, ignore it, or pretend that its okay to be like that.
Admitting personality weaknesses is harder and admitting to having taken a wrong path even harder, but without acknowledgment there is no possibility of moving forward.
Step 2 is to do. Overweight people need to go on a strict exercise and diet programme and it is a lifetime change that we are looking at. Not a quick fix.
It's much harder work to change the personality to change the direction of one's life.
Help can be taken from friends, family, elders or even a therapist if needed.
The strength of the will is important. Individuals with a strong will, self confidence, and a practical mindset find it easier but even those without these qualities can change. With motivation it can be done.
The key word here is motivation. Without motivation people don’t change.
You might also like: Your hand lines are a reflection of you not vice versa or Death and hand reading or Stars, Crosses, Symbols and Superstition in hand reading or Can Palmistry predict future events? or The Myth of the Marriage Lines or Why do you want to know your future?
More: Palmistry Explained or How to decipher signs and lines on a hand or Palmistry Myths and Misconceptions and how palmistry can help you lead a better life
And What to expect from a private hand reading