Other Religions New Age / Metaphysical Palmistry Basics: Exploring Lines on Your Palm Share Flipboard Email Print Learn Religions / Ashley Nicole Deleon New Age / Metaphysical Holistic Healing Divination Chakra Balancing Reiki Crystal Therapy By Phylameana lila Desy Reiki Expert Phylameana lila Desy, the author of "The Everything Guide to Reiki," is a freelance writer, holistic healing consultant, intuitive counselor, and an energy medicine practitioner. our editorial process Phylameana lila Desy Updated June 25, 2019 When analyzing your hands, a palm reader will look for three basic areas: lines, mounts, and shapes. Of the four major lines, the first three (heart, head, and life) should be relatively easy for you to locate on your hands. The fourth major palm line is the fate line, which is sometimes broken, faded, or even missing altogether. Don't worry if you struggle to locate your fate line or any other important lines. For palmistry practitioners, missing or fragmented lines simply provide more insight. To get started, explore the major lines and some of the better-known minor lines, comparing your own palm to the images provided. 01 of 12 Heart Line Placement: Upper Palm Heart Line. The heart line runs horizontally across the upper part of your palm. Basic Heart Line Meanings Long Line: Idealistic, Dependent on partnerShort Line: Self-centeredDeep Line: StressfulFaint Line: Sensitive Nature, Weak HeartStraight Line: Intense FeelingsCurved Line: Intellectual BentBroken Line: Troubled relationshipsChained Line: Intertwined relationships, Karmic relationshipsForked Line: Heartbreak, DivorceAbsent Line: Ruthlessness, Logic rules the heart 02 of 12 Head Line Placement: Middle of the Palm Head Line. The head line represents intellect and reasoning. Basic Head Line Meanings Long Line: AmbitiousShort Line: Intelligent, IntuitiveDeep Line: Excellent MemoryFaint Line: Poor MemoryStraight Line: MaterialisticBroken Line: DisappointmentChained Line: Mental ConfusionForked Line: Career ChangeDouble Line: Talented, Inspired by a MuseAbsent Line: Laziness, Mental Imbalance 03 of 12 Life Line Placement: Mid to Lower Palm. The life line begins somewhere between your thumb and index finger and runs down toward the wrist. The life line is generally curved. Basic Life Line Meanings Long Line: Good Health, VitalityShort Line: It is a myth that a short life line means a short life. If the life line is short, look closer to other signs (broken, deep, faint, etc.)Deep Line: Smooth LifeFaint Line: Low energyBroken Line: Struggles, LossesChained Line: Multiple Walks (meaning that your life path is multifold)Forked Line: Various meanings depending on fork placement on the hand. Generally, forks indicate diversion or life change. Although they can also mean scattered or split energies.Double Line: Partner with soulmate, or another person nearby (i.e. family member or friend) who serves as a guardian or caregiver.Absent Line: Anxious, Nervous 04 of 12 Fate Line Placement: At the center of palm, a vertical or slanted line dividing the palm in half. The fate line is often depicted as a straight line that splits the palm into two sections, but it is not uncommon to have an arched or curved fate line. This line may look more like a garden path than a direct highway. Neither is better. A straight line can indicate a focused life plan, whereas a twisted or wavering fate line could indicate the path of someone who spends time exploring or searching for the best fitting path to undertake. Basic Meaning of Fate Line Not as easily define as the three dominant palm lines (heart line, head line, and life line), your fate line will give indications of the challenges you may experience as you pursue your life's purpose. Absent Line: Preplanned LifeDeep Line: InheritanceFaint Line: Failures, DisappointmentsForked Line: Conflict or Dual DestinyJagged Line: Struggle, IndecisivenessBroken Line: Trauma, Difficult CircumstanceChained Line: Highs and Lows 05 of 12 Fame Line Placement: Parallels Fate Line. The fame line gives light to a person's fate or destiny, indicating brilliance or artistic ability that enhances life purpose. Note: This line is not always present. 06 of 12 Love Lines Also called "Palmistry Marriage Lines" Love Lines. Love lines are short horizontal lines found on the side of the hand underneath the pinky. How many love lines do you have on your hand? Multiple love lines indicate the number of significant relationships you have had (or will have) in your lifetime. Sometimes it is easier to see these lines if you bend your pinky slightly toward your palm to see the line creases. Note the appearance of the individual lines. For example, a troubled relationship will often be reflected as a fragmented, jagged, or wavering line. A love line that is forked could indicate a parting of the ways through divorce or separation. A deeper groove is usually a solid sign of a strong-lasting bond. Smaller or faint lines branching off a love line are the offsprings born out of a relationship. These children lines are not as easy to see because they are smaller and often faint lines branching off the love line. The spacing between two love lines can also tell a story. Spaces may indicate the span of time that lapses between relationships. A wider gap could indicate several years, while a narrow space could indicate less time between loves. For example: Let's say that a young couple marries, but their partnership ends in divorce within two years. The man remarries within a few months, but the woman remains single for eight years before she gets involved in another relationship. If you were to look at their individual palms it is likely you would find two love lines butting up to one another on the man's hand, but the woman will likely have a 1/8 to 1/4 inch space between two love lines on her hand. Your love lines map significant heart-connections or karmic relationships. Keep in mind that palmistry does not distinguish between a legal marriage, a common law marriage, or a love affair. Marriages of convenience will likely not get mapped onto the palm at all. In other words, a loveless marriage or less-than-significant partnership will not show up as a love line on the hand. 07 of 12 Children Lines Placement: Vertical lines beneath pinky finger Children Lines. Children lines commonly root out of marriage lines or love lines indicating births that are a result of corresponding relationships. Lines in the palm that indicate the children in your life are any vertical lines underneath the pinky finger or between both pinky and ring finger. Children lines can be isolated or rooting upwards (or downwards) from a love line. The children that are indicated on your palm are not necessarily born of you, they can also be adopted, or foster children. Any child that you have a special bond with will be marked on your palmistry life map. These children are not necessarily your biological offspring but could be grandchildren, nieces or nephews, an adopted child, or even a neighbor's child for whom you've taken on a maternal role. Children lost to miscarriage or stillbirth can also be reflected on the hand. These lines will look shorter, fainter, or broken. Live children's lines can also appear broken if the child is challenged with a health issue. Imagine a vertical children line as an upright person. The head of the child would be at the top, the feet at the bottom. So, if you see a break or diversion in a vertical line look at the placement for health indications. Is the mark at the head, neck, chest, stomach, leg, or, knee? This would be the location where a child might have a health concern. 08 of 12 Intuition Line Placement: Parallel to Life Line (either side) Intuition Line. Intuition lines generally shadow the life line because intuition indicates keen insight into one's life. Basic Intuition Line Meaning The more prominent this line appears (deeper, longer) the stronger the indication that psychic ability is a dominant characteristic for the person. Intuition lines are not the easiest to detect and may be absent entirely. 09 of 12 Health Line Placement: Vertical line begins below ring finger Health Line. The degree of health challenges during your lifetime is indicated by the strength or weakness of this line. In addition to the physical health of a person, the health of one's finances can be reflected in the health line. This is not surprising when you consider the diet and lifestyle of a poor person would likely be lacking as they do not have access to the health resources that wealthier people have. Stress of any kind is a major factor in one's health. Exploring the Health Line Breaks: Monetary concerns or lossesCriss-Crosses: Possible accidents (clumsiness, ungrounded)Circles: Hospital confinements, SurgeriesWavering or Jagged Line: Multiple health concernsForked Line: Chronic or debilitating diseases An absent health line usually indicates that health is not an issue. 10 of 12 Bracelets Also called "Rascettes". Placement: Bracelets are the lines at the bend of your inner wrist. It is most common to have two or three bracelets. Although, some people have only one bracelet, and having four or more is possible. More bracelets indicate a longer life, broken bracelets indicate ill health or lowering of chi energies. 11 of 12 Travel Lines Placement: Mid to Lower Palm Underneath Pinky Finger Travel Lines. Travel lines may indicate travel or simply a desire to travel. 12 of 12 Girdle of Venus Placement: Semi-circle between index and pinky fingers. The shape of the Girdle of Venus is similar to a crescent moon hanging over the heart line. This palm line configuration intensifies the emotions. Girdle of Venus appears on the hands of individuals who tend to be ultra-sensitive. Symbolically it can indicate a need for shielding or creating emotional boundaries.