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Palmistry, also known as chiromancy, is the art of predicting the future by "reading" the palm. This study of the palm is called palm reading or chirology.
Below, you'll find the basics of palm reading, starting 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.
reader on August 01, 2020:
you can tell about my loved one too?
Menuha on June 05, 2020:
Wow, I have a life line, heart line and a line that I forgot!
isaac john on February 02, 2020:
all is true
niki on December 26, 2019:
According to palm lines interpretation, if you have a M or X in the palm of your hand, you are going to be someone great and remembered even after you're dead. My right hand has both M and X together in one, M at the top and X in the middle. I am a simple person, so how true and accurate are these interpretations? My left hand have more than one Xs, but I am a simple person.
jeffrey linyoka makolo on December 18, 2019:
Its like CD player 100%perfect and thats true
nyoom on November 19, 2019:
dont got a fate or health line help
manoah on November 02, 2019:
does this make sense
rajesh sharma on October 21, 2019:
i just have 2 lines in my right hand palm heart and life life other than no lines in palm wat does it mean
Abhi on October 19, 2019:
My palm has a 7 I have a fate and a heart I think.
Manish on August 12, 2019:
There is no Sun Line at my Palm
Immy Hussain on August 03, 2019:
What does heart life mean
My palm does not make sentences
Marie lotenity on June 30, 2019:
What does it mean if I have a heart line and a head line with a life line ?
aman on May 01, 2019:
which hand has a significance in life .i have 6 lines in right hand &. all are short in length.
Prabhjot Bedi (author) from chandigarh on April 29, 2019:
Share the pic n email@example.com
Let me take a look.
letlhogonolo on April 28, 2019:
what if you only have four lines?
Will on March 29, 2019:
So is apollo hard to see because i see a line but its shallow if tht makes sense.
g on February 01, 2019:
my heart line is small as hell
succ on December 05, 2018:
I'm sacred because my Life Line is short.
Ziya on October 25, 2018:
Head line and heart line joins in single line what does it mean
Mr.Green on September 30, 2018:
I have no luck line what does it mean
E on September 10, 2018:
Hello, my palm is legit number 7 i don't know what that means
roar on September 06, 2018:
micheell on September 03, 2018:
am looking to find what my paml means
Miss Whiteberry on September 02, 2018:
That was very informative.
... on August 26, 2018:
The lines on the picture don’t match mine
Ana on August 23, 2018:
What does a five point star on the left palm mean
Dark on July 24, 2018:
the lines in my hands doesnt match. my topmost palm line is divided into two parts
firstname.lastname@example.org on July 11, 2018:
what does it mean when a young man  has a star in right hand and all most another hand, can't read most of his hand. tiny lines ?
rebekka Iipinge on July 04, 2018:
I want to know more about palmhand
riham dynaset on June 21, 2018:
thanks for that
Jay on June 17, 2018:
I was only lead here cause I just saw a line up on my hands XD
hello life on June 12, 2018:
I have a very mild and shallow fate line.
what does it indicate
? on June 02, 2018:
wow I learnd alot (not) well kind of
Nameless Girl on May 25, 2018:
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...
Kimberley A. Siemann on May 16, 2018:
My love line is as bright as it has ever been
Guest 7770 on May 15, 2018:
How do those lines change like can you feel it
nil on May 03, 2018:
I have 2 line's on my palm instead of 3 what does it mean
Steve on April 29, 2018:
Iv got a sword pattern on my hand what does that mean?
allen carl on April 27, 2018:
i have heart line,life line faith line whats my future
Maria Bernardo on April 27, 2018:
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.
Charankamal singh on April 18, 2018:
Know about future carre
douglas cook on April 16, 2018:
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
Faiza on April 08, 2018:
I have many triangles made by lines in my hands
Jeff on March 14, 2018:
What does the m mean
Darla on March 01, 2018:
What does it mean if I have no lines in my palm
person on January 31, 2018:
What if your heart line and head line are connected?
And what if you don't have a fate line?
Gigi on January 26, 2018:
What it means if you have big island between headline and lifeline
alejandra on January 16, 2018:
i have different lines in my palm
Avery on January 06, 2018:
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.
Heather on December 29, 2017:
Can you tell how many times married and how many children?
Dan K. on December 28, 2017:
My lines merge at the lower center. ???
Rosan Pun on December 06, 2017:
Heart and head
email@example.com on November 16, 2017:
I do not have a heart line, what does this mean?!?!
kurlyfrys on November 15, 2017:
i have an A and an M on my hand
nicolene carolus on November 10, 2017:
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
Ovwighovwotu Anthonia on November 09, 2017:
the sun line in my hand is very short and light what does it mean
Sundas on November 09, 2017:
My hand doesnot had sun line.
What does it mean??
Twinkle on October 22, 2017:
My life line doesn't exactly go as round as that
Hannah on September 28, 2017:
I feel like its a face
sky on September 25, 2017:
my fate line goes strait and then goes the other way what does that mean
Tanisha on September 19, 2017:
I don't have a life line on my left hand.
sim on September 12, 2017:
I have lots of boxes like lines and fork lines in my palm what does it mean
9.11.1976 on September 09, 2017:
There is a mark of spade in the claws of my hands.what is the meaning.
SUSHIL KUMAR SARKAR on August 30, 2017:
HOROSCOPE ANALYSIS, D.O.B-11.03.1951
firstname.lastname@example.org on August 24, 2017:
i dont hve sunsine and fatelines but i am having a lot of xs on my both hands what does it mean?
henry on August 20, 2017:
What if someone doesn't have the sun(Apollo)line?
awah isaiah mbe on July 28, 2017:
thanks to this author.my palms says everything about me and I believe it.
Tunde on July 27, 2017:
I have x on my right hand and m in the left hand what does it means ??
Black Madonna on July 06, 2017:
Maaaan...that was too cool.
Funmau on July 05, 2017:
My heart and head line is connected, what does that mean?
Noone on June 21, 2017:
Omg true 1000 times
Mikayla on June 20, 2017:
I don't have a sun line neither do I have a fate line I think...
JAYANT on June 14, 2017:
Heloo,Im lefty and my HEART and HEAD LINE ARE STRAIGHT.IS there any problem
MaSooma on June 08, 2017:
Woww it's amazing and am so interested in palmistry and am so happy from this
Soumi Mukherjee on June 03, 2017:
i want to know my fortune
Elvira25 on June 01, 2017:
I don't have a sun line OR a fate line :/ Is there something wrong with me?
Karen Oberbroeckling on May 29, 2017:
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.
remo dam on May 26, 2017:
that are worngs i know
Subhash on May 24, 2017:
Hey i do have heart line starting from proximal end of my index finger to the palm end... Is that a problem?
"The rock" on May 21, 2017:
I have a seven on both my hands does it mean I will go to heaven no matter what?
nimmi on May 20, 2017:
I dont have fate line.
Veteran on May 17, 2017:
I have two lines that stand out at the bottom of my fingers
sunny on April 30, 2017:
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.....
Goutami on April 27, 2017:
My brother does not have any lines on his palm what does it indicates
JasonD on April 22, 2017:
But my line is straight
hi i am Debabrata Satapathy from odisha.i am rally believed in my hand. on April 09, 2017:
REally love my hand because who say about my life all incident happens in my life.
Claudia on March 12, 2017:
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
shreya on December 30, 2016:
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
neeraj yadav on December 26, 2016:
sir,,, my heart line nd head line is only one for both ...tell me
Linda Nguyen on December 19, 2016:
I woul like you to read my palm .Thanks
bakekang on November 30, 2016:
i have only 2 lines in my palm? does anybody knows about two lines?
Srushti Jadhav on October 08, 2016:
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
Amethyst on June 28, 2016:
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?
vishal rajpoot on June 09, 2016:
there is no FATE and SUN line in my hand what does it mean?????
heema on January 09, 2016:
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
Krystal on December 21, 2015:
What does inclined to "yo-yo" mean?
devang r mehta on November 20, 2015:
Hi. I would appreciate it if you could read my palm. I have sent the pics to email@example.com . Thank you
Kysbel on October 09, 2015:
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
firstname.lastname@example.org on September 27, 2015:
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 .
lupe on September 12, 2015:
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?