Last Updated on June 27, 2020
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Palm reading, also known as palmistry (or chiromancy), is the “art” of studying and analyzing the physical aspect of the palm lines to interpret personality traits or foretell future events. Whether you believe in it or not, it’s up to you.
But the truth is that many people seek palm readers before making a big life decision, such as ending a romantic relationship or pursuing another career choice. What palm readers say may influence certain lives forever – for better or for worse.
This article will give a general idea of what palmistry is all about to those who find this ancient art fascinating. Or to make it a little bit clearer to the more skeptical.
Whatever your case might be, by the end of this article, you will understand the basic principles used to read palms and what type of information can be deduced from the analysis of the main palm lines. Read ahead for some palm reading!
Types of hands:
Before even looking at the palm lines themselves, palm readers take their time to analyze the person in front of them completely. Besides their appearance and clothing, this analysis also includes the shape of the hands and their condition. These elements alone are capable of providing accurate insights into a person’s life.
Palmistry distinguishes four types of hands, according to their shape. Each one of them is associated with a different element, so we have air, earth, fire, and water. Palm reading assumes that people with the same kind of hands have a similar personality type.
-Air hands: square palms and long, boney fingers with prominent knuckles. Those with air hands are often intellectually curious with great analytical and communication skills. However, they also get easily distracted and may become anxious or edgy if not properly stimulated.
-Earth hands: firm, fleshy hands with square palms and short fingers. Those with earth hands are more practical and logical. However, even though they are generally more reliable, they may put too much focus on their short-term goals and overlook long-term planning.