what exactly is palmistry? What does it reveal, and how?

You may have heard the phrase “your Destiny is in your hands”
If you know how to interpret it, the future literally lies in the palm of your hand.
just like the image above, if you are feeling lost, a compass lies in the palm of your hand.
where we have been is also an indication of where we may go. 
your life is a book, written in the palm.

But what exactly is palmistry? What does it reveal, and how does it work? 
Simply put, palmistry is the art of analyzing the many paths, prints, starburst drops and dips in the palm. Like a fingerprint, the palm lines are unique to each person. 
where you have been is engraved into your history, your souls remembrance and your palm.
A reader usually begins by reading the person's dominant hand (the hand they write with or use the most, which is sometimes considered to represent the conscious mind, whereas the other hand is subconscious). In some traditions of palmistry, the other hand is believed to carry hereditary or family traits, or, depending on the palmist's cosmological beliefs, to convey information about "past-life" or "karmic" conditions. 
The Life Line
The line on the palm that people are most curious about is the life line. This line begins between the index finger and the thumb and continues downward toward the base of the thumb and the connection to the wrist, which can reveal information on health, the encounters in your life, relationships with others, health and physical and emotional well-being.
Heart Line
The heart line, also known as the love line, gives an indication about a person's emotional state and their emotional and physical relationships with others. It can also be looked at as a predictor of the health of the heart. This line is located above the head line and life line. It starts either under the index finger or middle finger, and extends toward the pinky finger.
Head Line
The head line, also known as the wisdom line (considered one of the most important lines in Chinese palmistry), reveals mental and psychological makeup and intellectual development and intuitive abilities. This line begins just above the life line, between the thumb and the index finger and runs across the palm toward the other edge of the palm horizontally. Sometimes the head line begins directly on the life line and extends out from there. This means that you have a strong will, mind over matter. Forked lines are sometimes called the writer’s fork or the lawyer’s fork.
The palmistry minor lines, or secondary lines, can reveal an individual's talents, interests, strengths and weaknesses. Their meanings can vary, depending on the hand shape, markings, mounts and the other lines nearby or crossing over them. Minor lines can be very faint or may not even be apparent, which is fairly common. If they do appear on the palm, they will give the palm reader a lot more insight into the subject. 
Palmistry markings are positive or negative interruptions and blockages in the normal flow of the palm lines, mounts and fingers. They can indicate warnings of difficulties, separations, traumatic events or health problems. Some markings may indicate a period of recovery, problem resolution, or an emotional healing period. However, their meanings are dependent upon where they are located on the palm, as each area on the palm represents a different part of your life. They can also enhance or diminish the energies from those areas. breaks, chains, crosses, dots, grilles, islands, squares, stars, tassels, transverse lines, triangles, tridents, upward and downward lines and vertical lines.
Breaks in the major or minor lines can represent both positives and negatives, depending on which way they lie from the various lines. Breaks going toward the thumb can indicate a new direction in a career. Breaks going in the upward direction toward the edges of the hand suggest an unexpected journey. If they are pointing to the base of the palm this can mean an unexpected turn in your daily routine. These breaks can indicate that there is an interruption in one?s normal flow of energy or signify a redirection in ones life path.

Of all divination practices, Palm reading, also known as chiromancy Or palmistry, is one of the most highly regarded. Though it’s precise origins remain unknown, It’s believed that palmistry began in ancient India, spreading throughout the Eurasian Landmass to China, Tibet, Persia, Egypt, and Greece. In fact Aristotle detailed palm reading in his work ”de historia animalium (history of animal) 2,500 years ago. 
It was his view that “Lines are not written into the human hand without reason“ 
after falling out of favor around the middle ages, palmistry underwent a monumental revival in the 19th century as interest in the occult grew. Chirological societies were founded to promote and advance the practice in the United Kingdom and the United States. palm readers such as the Dublin-born William John Warner, known by Cheiro, amassed global followings. By the mid-1900s, palmistry was fully integrated within American pop culture.
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