Just the way a geographical map demarcates hills, valleys and rivers of a place, the mounts, lines and other configurations on your palm can tell a lot about your life.
A trained palmist can tell you about yourself by analysing the lines crisscrossing your palm – the length of the lines, their shape, their depth, the way they branch out, the lines they cross, way they start or finish and so on.
There are six major lines the palmistry is primarily concerned about. The three lines running from top to bottom are well known. They are the heart line, head line and life line. On your right palm, running from left to right are Mercury line, Sun line and Saturn line. It is also called the line of destiny.
Each of these lines has an impact on your life and they lay bare your life’s course.
There are minor lines too on your palm. They include marriage line, lines of influence and the girdle of Venus.
The heart line governs emotions and thoughts. Love, empathy, kindness, insecurity, independence, servitude and dependence are governed by this line.
Look at the head line to know about a person’s job, profession, intellect, wisdom, grasping power, aptitude for work, chances of success and other mental faculties.
Many people would think that the life line denotes the longevity of a person. Not quite. The line denotes the quality of life and lifestyle. It tells you how energetic, creative, confident, strong-willed, logical or just a person is.
The Mercury line is where you look for anything concerning health, especially of the nervous system. Trade, commerce, adventure and inquisitiveness are also qualities linked to the Mercury line.
A person’s internal energy, creative talents, thinking prowess and the development of creative powers are linked to the sun line.
The Saturn line governs a person’s character, glory, career, friendship, daily strife, his capacity to overcome the strife and other mental faculties.
(The writer is a former IAS officer. He is a quiz master and palmistry expert in Thiruvananthapuram)