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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      Mr.Green 

      2 weeks ago

      I have no luck line what does it mean

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      4 weeks ago

      Hello, my palm is legit number 7 i don't know what that means

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      roar 

      5 weeks ago

      thanks

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      micheell 

      5 weeks ago

      am looking to find what my paml means

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      Miss Whiteberry 

      6 weeks ago

      Thank you,

      That was very informative.

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      ... 

      7 weeks ago

      The lines on the picture don’t match mine

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      Ana 

      7 weeks ago

      What does a five point star on the left palm mean

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      Dark 

      2 months ago

      the lines in my hands doesnt match. my topmost palm line is divided into two parts

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      grandmotherjudy1@aol.com 

      3 months ago

      what does it mean when a young man [17] has a star in right hand and all most another hand, can't read most of his hand. tiny lines ?

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      rebekka Iipinge 

      3 months ago

      I want to know more about palmhand

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      riham dynaset 

      3 months ago

      thanks for that

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      Jay 

      3 months ago

      I was only lead here cause I just saw a line up on my hands XD

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      hello life 

      4 months ago

      I have a very mild and shallow fate line.

      what does it indicate

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      4 months ago

      wow I learnd alot (not) well kind of

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      Nameless Girl 

      4 months ago

      I have a broken M at my palm instead of a full M so, What does it mean? The lines are all short and the life line is broken.... I only have 3 lines so yeah...

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      Kimberley A. Siemann 

      5 months ago

      My love line is as bright as it has ever been

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      Guest 7770 

      5 months ago

      How do those lines change like can you feel it

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      nil 

      5 months ago

      I have 2 line's on my palm instead of 3 what does it mean

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      Steve 

      5 months ago

      Iv got a sword pattern on my hand what does that mean?

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      allen carl 

      5 months ago

      i have heart line,life line faith line whats my future

      ,

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      Maria Bernardo 

      5 months ago

      My hand lines are different, it has so many branches-like lines as well. It has an image of a square in the middle and some triangles, encircled by another triangle. Hope I can learn how to read my own palm lines.

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      Charankamal singh 

      6 months ago

      Know about future carre

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      douglas cook 

      6 months ago

      i have a big line encircles and down the side of my thumb and up the middle of my palms i was wondering what this means

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      Faiza 

      6 months ago

      I have many triangles made by lines in my hands

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      Jeff 

      7 months ago

      What does the m mean

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      Darla 

      7 months ago

      What does it mean if I have no lines in my palm

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      person 

      8 months ago

      What if your heart line and head line are connected?

      And what if you don't have a fate line?

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      Gigi 

      8 months ago

      What it means if you have big island between headline and lifeline

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      alejandra 

      9 months ago

      i have different lines in my palm

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      Avery 

      9 months ago

      Heather, u have to turn ur palm sideways so u will be looking at the side of ur pinky. There should be small lines. How many lines u have is how many children u have.

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      Heather 

      9 months ago

      Can you tell how many times married and how many children?

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      Dan K. 

      9 months ago

      My lines merge at the lower center. ???

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      Rosan Pun 

      10 months ago

      Heart and head

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      djtague@yahoo.com 

      11 months ago

      I do not have a heart line, what does this mean?!?!

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      kurlyfrys 

      11 months ago

      i have an A and an M on my hand

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      nicolene carolus 

      11 months ago

      I want help i am in dept and my life not going so good im ill and very poor but good from heart please help

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      Ovwighovwotu Anthonia 

      11 months ago

      the sun line in my hand is very short and light what does it mean

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      Sundas 

      11 months ago

      My hand doesnot had sun line.

      What does it mean??

      Kindly explain

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      Twinkle 

      11 months ago

      My life line doesn't exactly go as round as that

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      Hannah 

      12 months ago

      I feel like its a face

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      sky 

      12 months ago

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

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      Tanisha 

      13 months ago

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

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      sim 

      13 months 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 

      13 months ago

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

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      SUSHIL KUMAR SARKAR 

      13 months ago

      HOROSCOPE ANALYSIS, D.O.B-11.03.1951

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      magdalenakondjeni2@gmail.com 

      13 months 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 

      14 months ago

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

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      awah isaiah mbe 

      14 months ago

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

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      Tunde 

      14 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 

      15 months ago

      Maaaan...that was too cool.

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      Funmau 

      15 months ago

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

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      Noone 

      16 months ago

      Omg true 1000 times

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      Mikayla 

      16 months ago

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

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      JAYANT 

      16 months ago

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

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      MaSooma 

      16 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 

      16 months ago

      i want to know my fortune

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      Elvira25 

      16 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 

      16 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 

      16 months ago

      that are worngs i know

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      Subhash 

      16 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" 

      17 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 

      17 months ago

      I dont have fate line.

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      Veteran 

      17 months ago

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

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      sunny 

      17 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 

      17 months ago

      Namaste

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

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      JasonD 

      18 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. 

      18 months ago

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

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      Claudia 

      19 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 

      21 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 

      21 months ago

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

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      Linda Nguyen 

      22 months ago

      I woul like you to read my palm .Thanks

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      bakekang 

      22 months ago

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

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      Srushti Jadhav 

      2 years 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 

      2 years 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 

      2 years ago

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

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      heema 

      2 years 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 

      2 years ago

      What does inclined to "yo-yo" mean?

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      devang r mehta 

      2 years 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 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 

      3 years ago from chandigarh

      what email id did you send it from?

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      Prabhjot Bedi 

      3 years ago from chandigarh

      as with everyone else, please send pic

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      Prabhjot Bedi 

      3 years ago from chandigarh

      send me a pic, let me see.

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      Prabhjot Bedi 

      3 years ago from chandigarh

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

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      dinely 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      4 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 

      4 years ago from chandigarh

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

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      Prabhjot Bedi 

      4 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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