Your hand is a map, reflecting your personality, your past, and your personal potential.
Without saying a word, your hands speak volumes about your personality. For example, the shape and size of your hand can help you gain insight into your strengths and weaknesses. Do you have a long palm with long, slender fingers? If so, you have a water hand, which means you are a sensitive, sympathetic, and intuitive person who probably relies on emotions to make decisions. You may have to be careful of being overly self-critical. Do you have a short palm with short fingers? Then you’ve got an earth hand, and you are practical, reliable, and productive, although you may have to watch out for becoming too single-minded or authoritarian.
Palmistry or hand reading is the art or science of reading a person’s nature, secrets of the brain fate character, career and his life from the lines and lineaments on his hands. Mastering this skill needs years of study and experience but by mastering the information given in this book anyone can soon learn to be party palmist. If you are right-handed, your left hand is “passive hand” and shows your inherited potential – those qualities, abilities and tendencies with which you were born. Your right hand is “active hand” and reveals how you have either developed or changed those natural inborn characteristics.
If you are left-handed, the reverse applies, so your right hand is the passive hand, while your left hand being active hand reveals what you have consciously and deliberately done with the potential you have inherited. In many cases the shape, color and texture of the hands and fingers plus the formation of the major lines will be similar in both hands. These are the people who for one reason or another have followed the physical, emotional and mental roads in their original life map. However, you also will find some cases where there are one or more marked differences between the right and left hands. These belong to people who have changed the original, inherited pattern in some way and have developed new traits, abilities or health conditions which were not handed down from their ancestors. A quick glance at both hands will reveal to which of the above categories you and your friends belong. By noting whether the changes are found in the life line, head line, heart line or other areas, you can see that the health and constitution, mental interests or emotional nature have undergone some type of transformation, for better or worse. In this short feature it is impossible to show you how to read any one person’s complete horoscope in conjunction with the hand but you will find it helpful to know his or her star sign, in a general sense.