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What Do the Lines on Your Palm Mean?

Updated on April 18, 2016

Palmistry, also known as chiromancy, is the art of predicting the future through the study of the palm. This study of the palm is called palm reading or chirology.

Here are the basics of palm reading: we sill start with the five major lines that can be found on any hand.

Each line characterizes a different aspect of the future, and you can interpret their meanings by examining the size, the depth (or prominence), and the curvature of the lines.

In this article, we will concentrate on the length and prominence of these five major lines.

In palmistry, or palm reading, five of the major lines are the heart line, the head line, the life line, the fate line, and the sun line.
In palmistry, or palm reading, five of the major lines are the heart line, the head line, the life line, the fate line, and the sun line.

Heart Line

The heart line denotes the matters of the heart: the deeper the line, the deeper the heart's affections and afflictions. The length of the line indicates the frequency of the affections and afflictions: the longer the line, the more chances of being ruled by the heart.

If you see a split end to the heart line, know this: you will always be of two minds.

The palm's heart line reveals affections.
The palm's heart line reveals affections.

Head Line

The head line denotes your intellectual tendencies: the deeper the line, the greater the focus on and capacity for trains of thought. The length of this line indicates the number of topics that you will have an affinity for: the longer the line, the more various the interests.

If you see a split end to the head line, know this: you are inclined to yo-yo in your decisions.

The palm's head line reveals intellectual tendencies.
The palm's head line reveals intellectual tendencies.

Life Line

Reading the life one is simple: the longer the line, the longer the life. If a break appears in the life line, it may denote an accident or life-threatening incident at that point of your life. However, some palmists read your life line as beginning from the wrist while others begin from the palm.

The life line may also have nothing to do with the length of your life, but with how zestfully it will be lived.

The palm's life line indicates the length of your life.
The palm's life line indicates the length of your life.

Fate Line

Also known as the line of destiny, the fate line indicates how strongly events outside of your control will influence your life. The deeper the line, the more strongly uncontrollable events will impact your life; the more breaks in the line, the more frequently uncontrollable events will take place.

The palm's fate line indicates the strength of your destiny.
The palm's fate line indicates the strength of your destiny.

Sun (Apollo) Line

The sun line indicates fame, luck, wealth, or scandal. The depth of the line indicates the intensity of the fame and fortune, while the length indicates its endurance.

The palm's sun line, or Apollo line, indicates fame, luck, or scandal.
The palm's sun line, or Apollo line, indicates fame, luck, or scandal.

Tips

  • The cleaner the hand is from lines and creases, the calmer the mind. If your hand has many smaller lines crisscrossing its surface, then it may indicate that you are a person who thinks and worries a lot.
  • Take a photocopy of your hand every year on a particular date—for example, your birthday or the new year—and see how it changes over the years. The results will amaze you over a period of five, ten, fifteen years, or more.

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      Hannah 3 weeks ago

      I feel like its a face

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      sky 3 weeks ago

      my fate line goes strait and then goes the other way what does that mean

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      Tanisha 4 weeks ago

      I don't have a life line on my left hand.

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      sim 5 weeks ago

      I have lots of boxes like lines and fork lines in my palm what does it mean

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      9.11.1976 5 weeks ago

      There is a mark of spade in the claws of my hands.what is the meaning.

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      SUSHIL KUMAR SARKAR 7 weeks ago

      HOROSCOPE ANALYSIS, D.O.B-11.03.1951

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      magdalenakondjeni2@gmail.com 8 weeks ago

      i dont hve sunsine and fatelines but i am having a lot of xs on my both hands what does it mean?

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      henry 2 months ago

      What if someone doesn't have the sun(Apollo)line?

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      awah isaiah mbe 2 months ago

      thanks to this author.my palms says everything about me and I believe it.

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      Tunde 2 months ago

      I have x on my right hand and m in the left hand what does it means ??

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      Black Madonna 3 months ago

      Maaaan...that was too cool.

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      Funmau 3 months ago

      My heart and head line is connected, what does that mean?

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      Noone 4 months ago

      Omg true 1000 times

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      Mikayla 4 months ago

      I don't have a sun line neither do I have a fate line I think...

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      JAYANT 4 months ago

      Heloo,Im lefty and my HEART and HEAD LINE ARE STRAIGHT.IS there any problem

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      MaSooma 4 months ago

      Hi there!

      Woww it's amazing and am so interested in palmistry and am so happy from this

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      Soumi Mukherjee 4 months ago

      i want to know my fortune

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      Elvira25 4 months ago

      Sir

      I don't have a sun line OR a fate line :/ Is there something wrong with me?

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      Karen Oberbroeckling 4 months ago

      If you have deep small lines on the edge of you palm it shows how many allergies you may have.If you see small X's on your life line ,that is how many people you have lost close to you.

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      remo dam 4 months ago

      that are worngs i know

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      Subhash 4 months ago

      Hey i do have heart line starting from proximal end of my index finger to the palm end... Is that a problem?

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      "The rock" 5 months ago

      I have a seven on both my hands does it mean I will go to heaven no matter what?

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      nimmi 5 months ago

      I dont have fate line.

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      Veteran 5 months ago

      I have two lines that stand out at the bottom of my fingers

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      sunny 5 months ago

      I don't have any sun line and my fate line is also very thin and small and rest three lines are deep but my head line stops in middle of my palm. What does this mean . also please tell me about my job and career. How it will be and when i shall get my job. Please reply as soon as possible.....

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      Goutami 5 months ago

      Namaste

      My brother does not have any lines on his palm what does it indicates

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      JasonD 6 months ago

      But my line is straight

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      hi i am Debabrata Satapathy from odisha.i am rally believed in my hand. 6 months ago

      REally love my hand because who say about my life all incident happens in my life.

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      Claudia 7 months ago

      Will I ever have a chance with the guy I wanna be with still..dose he lie to me talking about us he misses me so we have a future together

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      shreya 9 months ago

      I am a female and there is no fate line in my left hand at all and I have been told that the left hand of the females is considered as her own and right hand of her husband..is it so...am i having no fate at all???? please reply

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      neeraj yadav 9 months ago

      sir,,, my heart line nd head line is only one for both ...tell me

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      Linda Nguyen 10 months ago

      I woul like you to read my palm .Thanks

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      bakekang 10 months ago

      i have only 2 lines in my palm? does anybody knows about two lines?

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      Srushti Jadhav 12 months ago

      Sir I have send my pics of both left and right hand on ur email plz remove a quality time for my palm reading n let me knw about it . Thank you

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      Amethyst 15 months ago

      Hi. I woke up this morning to discover that my left hand was aching like its been cut as I checked it there was a new line over the head line. I made sure to see if I wasn't being over dramatic but as I looked at the right one it didn't have it!

      What does that mean?

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      vishal rajpoot 16 months ago

      there is no FATE and SUN line in my hand what does it mean?????

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      heema 21 months ago

      Plz someone tell my heart line of both hands when joined makes a half moon .is it lucky or not plz tell.emilid - heemajassal @ gmail.com

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      Krystal 22 months ago

      What does inclined to "yo-yo" mean?

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      devang r mehta 23 months ago

      Hi. I would appreciate it if you could read my palm. I have sent the pics to mail@prabhjotbedi.com . Thank you

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      Kysbel 2 years ago

      Hi my name is Kysbel I wanted to know what it meant to have really dark lines my skin is brown is that why my lines are so dark or does it have a bigger meaning to it ?? Btw this article is very helpful thank you

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      samikshya.singh@chaudharygroup.com 2 years ago

      hi sir its me from Nepal. I am very curious to know about my life and my marriage line and my carrier line and one thing for obvious i want to know whether i will get chance to visit foreign country or not . My sun line is long and dark but there are many across in the between them , regarding my marriage line it is long and deep to but in the finishing part of its line there is branch .

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      lupe 2 years ago

      Hi.. i been looking at my families lines and im the only one that has the separated none of my lines connect, do you know why?

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      Luis n sasoy jr 2 years ago

      What meaning of leter n in my hand i want to ask before i dont have this one but now have already

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      Star 2 years ago

      What does it mean if i have 3 main lines on my right hand and four on the left hand? And pretty much everyone i know have equal amount of lines but me?

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      kulwinder 2 years ago

      Dear palm reader would u like to help me ,i lost my husband very early after my marriage .I want to know about my future through palm .Can i send my both palm pic to u .plz provide ur email.Many thanks in advance.

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      Mark 2 years ago

      I have sent my hand pics to you. I hope the email addresses are correct. If not, could you post one that is current and working.

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      Prabhjot Bedi 2 years ago from chandigarh

      what email id did you send it from?

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      Prabhjot Bedi 2 years ago from chandigarh

      as with everyone else, please send pic

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      Prabhjot Bedi 2 years ago from chandigarh

      send me a pic, let me see.

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      Prabhjot Bedi 2 years ago from chandigarh

      @Kate, I am pretty visual but honestly, a pic would really help!

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      dinely 3 years ago

      Hi,I've got crisscrosses in my palm and what does these square boxes mean on my palm?

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      pdgoldinc 3 years ago

      Hi, I was trying to find out what the letter M means on the palm of your hand and I have not found out much. I have the letter M on both of my hands. What does is the reading of such markings?

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      kate 3 years ago

      Hey why dose my right palm have a thick shot line going downwards and my right has a light line going downwards and a lighter longer line on the top going downwards?

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      Samuel97 3 years ago

      Hi im trying to read my palms but i can not make any sence out of it. First of all the bottom left of my left hand and bottom right of my right hand are both full of little boxes. Secondly both of my hands are COVERED in small lines that are forming boxes and triangles?!?! finaly my three main line are the only lines i can see and they all look like chains. thanks

      -Sam

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      rajat mishra 3 years ago

      Sir i have sent my pics on your email id

      Plz i request you to see it and tell me about my future.

      One thing i forgot to tell

      In my lefy hand i have simian life and a trident ( trishul) below my middle finger.

      What does that mean ?

      Thanks

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      Christian Mateus 3 years ago from Lancaster, Pennsylvania

      Hi Christian again lol my girlfriend is very interested in getting her palm read also she has to many lines ... Sorry :)

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      Christian Mateus 3 years ago from Lancaster, Pennsylvania

      Hi very interested in my lines, I have no heart line and my life line is short :(

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      Aysha 3 years ago

      Hi Prabhjot,

      This is an amazing website and I truly admire your professional attitude towards palmistry as a hobby. Palmistry has always fascinated me primarily due to the fact my uncle (dad’s brother) is a renowned palmist. Although I am aware of what lines generally mean however asking your own uncle about love, children, marriages and affairs was always a ‘No Go’! I’m particularly interested in the above-mentioned lines and would like to email you pictures of both my hands? I'm a female aged 29.

      Thanks!

      P.S: Also added you on linkedin.

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      sunil mizar 3 years ago

      I have sun line start from head line end with star on my right hand n in my lift hand I have broken sun line.....i m male 22 yr.

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      Prabhjot Bedi 3 years ago from chandigarh

      Please send pics. It would be so much easier :)

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      Prabhjot Bedi 3 years ago from chandigarh

      hi! thanks for reading and for trusting.

      I will have to request you to send me pics.

      Rgds

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      Prabhjot Bedi 3 years ago from chandigarh

      Do you mean no marriage lines?

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      abc 3 years ago

      forget to tell that these slim 9 or 10 vertical lines below my head line ending alo touching my fate lines... thnx.

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      abc 3 years ago

      i have two fate lines connecting each others, both of these lines are crossing my head line and touching my heart line and get little fades and then start again going into my middle finger...and i have many thin vertical lines below the ending of my Head line. and yes my middle finger is too much crooked , left hand thumb have double joint, and both of my thumbs are straight not at all flexible, but my pinky finger & ring finger both are very flexible and i m male. ..tell something about me

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      jacob 3 years ago

      Hey I've been reading your reviews an it looks like I can trust you. So anyway I have 2 M's on both hands but on my right the middle separates and on my left it slants. Is that bad in any way?

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      Joseph b 3 years ago

      What does it mean when I don't have no marriage license

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      Roshni 3 years ago

      Hey!I am really interested in palmistry because it is different from other kinds of astrology.But I am quite sure there are connections between all the kinds.But I still haven't got an answer to one question and that is,

      if the heart line is divided into two short lines which are located at different levels one beneath the other, but not correspondingly.As in, it begins beneath the middle finger and stops at the beginning of the pinky and the second line starts at a lower level by 0.5cm, starting just before the the portion between the ring finger and the pinky and extends towards the edge, what does it mean?

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      Abhijit Baruah 3 years ago

      Thanks for your all information.

      I'm mailing you mine's pic. Please check it. My life line is short and there's a triangular shape formed by life line , head line and heart line.

      looking forward for your valuable advice.

      regards.

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      Chris 3 years ago

      Hello! I'm really intrigued w/ all of your palm reading. It's so awesome that you're taking the time to read them. May you please read mine as well? My hand has a lot of lines and I do worry a lot. Thank you!

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      Helen 3 years ago

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      terian 3 years ago

      hi just want to know about my little left finger which has 4 lines and all the rest have 3 lines.I seldom see people with the same lines.thanks.

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      Aliya 3 years ago

      This is very interesting and cool! I sent a picture of my hand to your email! Thanks for sharing all this!

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      Reese 3 years ago

      I don't believe in anything like this before an old lady went to me and check my palm while we were in the salon. She told me that I will get married this year (2011) and I just laughed at it coz I don't even have a bf at that time. Then on Dec. 29th before January, it really happen.

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      nimra usman 3 years ago

      Plz tell me my hand lines..plllzzzz I m sooo upset..

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      Stephanie C 3 years ago

      Hey there :) sending you an email with a pic of my hand now! I am excited!

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      Prabhjot Bedi 3 years ago from chandigarh

      @Sandeep Singh

      Nothing is inauspicious.

      There are bigger things than palmistry. You should take all this with a good dose of salt!

      Regarding your future, you really should work hard for it.

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      alok ranjan 3 years ago

      sir i am sending you a mail with my hand pics attached please tell me something about me.....

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      Beth 3 years ago

      I sent the email is telling that's it's no good.. Is this the email

      mail@prabhjotbedi.com

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      german 3 years ago

      why the lines on my hands are different from hand to hand

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      ShadeBliss 3 years ago

      I don't know if you're still doing this, but I would really like to know what my hand reads. I can't find meanings for a lot of the lines on my hand, and was wondering if maybe you could offer some clarification? Please let me know :)

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      Dat 3 years ago

      Hey just wanted to know if I have a deep vertical line. Starting from my middle finger going straight down to the center of my wrist. Its pretty deep. What does that mean??

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      maham chaudry 3 years ago

      My marriage. Line has upward going branches like a tree what does that means.

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      Zainab 3 years ago

      Hi,want to know abt my Fate line...n which hand tells future in left handed individuals

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      Tara 3 years ago

      I sent you an email of my hands. Would love to know what you have to say about my life?

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      saphira 4 years ago

      hi, i have been reading what everyone has been writing and to some extent, this makes a lot of sense. my marriage line is short and curves downwards, what does it mean? can you also see my partner's life through my palms?

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      Guian 4 years ago

      Hey my hand is weird. I can't read it myself can you help

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      Uday 4 years ago

      Hi

      i was Interested in your things , just sending you my pic.

      Thanks

      Uday

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      Sharon 4 years ago

      Do you still have the time to read palm pictures? I have a deep line below my life line that I can't find a meaning for. I too, have had a couple of odd experiences when read. Just curious.

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      Aarti 4 years ago

      Heyy i sent you the pic of my right hand ! And i have mentioned in the mail what i want to know! Kindly reply it! Thank you

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      Anonymous ke 4 years ago

      Is it true that a female and male hands are read differently i.e right for ladies and left for men?

      On my right hand, My heart line is broken in two parts...

      does this mean i will have two marriages?

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      Ruby 4 years ago

      Thia is true in a weird way

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      Prabhjot Bedi 4 years ago from chandigarh

      @prabesh I have been extremely busy. I will get to them as soon as I can. cheers!

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      Prabesh 4 years ago

      Hi, I'd send you the pics of my hand...can you please check

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      romazver 4 years ago

      Very interesting, I liked it. I am going to send you an email with my hand if you don't mind

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      priya 4 years ago

      your site is very interesting. Can you please read my palm and tell me what my future holds. I have send you an email from priya88k@yahoo.

      I will really appreciate it....thank you soo much!!!

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      Jenna 4 years ago

      I would love to see what my palm lines read

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      gen 4 years ago

      very interested going to send a picture of both my hands hope to hear from you!

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      keshelleormsby@yahoo.com 5 years ago

      i would like my palm read please.

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      wash_up09 5 years ago

      hi sir. i just want to ask what is the meaning if my hand have a lot of lines (i guess its minor lines and most of it i've notice are coming from mount of venus).. thank you sir.

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      sandra 5 years ago

      Hi, i sent you a picture....I hope to hear from u