Life Line In Palmistry
The Life Line represents your vitality and the length of your life. This is the most important line on your hand and will always be present. The Life Line is the easiest to recognize and helps to determine where your other lines are. Generally, if the line swoops down to about an inch above the base of the palm, then it shows a life expectancy of about 70 years for women and 60-65 for men.
This line begins on the edge of the palm, between the index finger and the thumb. It extends across the middle of the palm and wraps around the base of the thumb.
Which hand to read left or right?
When it comes to reading the lifeline, it is important to use both hands because the energy of the life line exemplifies a personal dual energy which exists in all of us. This means that the inner life of the passive hands needs the outer life of the active hand to coexist. The inner life would be more introspective while the outer life would be more expressed; if the inner life stays introspective with an internal dialogue then the external dialogue would be oppositely associated with the outer life or active hand
Timing on the Lifeline
A level of accuracy is needed when estimating the age from the life line. For accuracy in the determination of time on the lifeline, it has to be marked right at the point that it emerges, and this is normally the upper end which is closer to the lower part of the index finger. The start of the line represents early childhood. The hand can be divided into ten equal intervals – from the top to the bottom. Each of the ten intervals is equivalent to seven years. Normally, any area that lies below the finger of Jupiter is representative of the ages 0-21.
Mark traumatic events of the bearers life, by simply drawing three imaginary lines to the lifeline, right from the fingers’ proximal edge. The total area covered by the finger of Saturn represents the age between 21 to 42. The area covered by Apollo finger is representative of ages 42 to 63.
A long, deep, tender and rosy lifeline stands for that you are highly resistant to disease. On the contrary, the short life line shows you are susceptible to illness.
A thick and clear lifeline indicate that you are suited to a life of physical labor and are good at sports. Conversely, a shallow and vague line show that you are good at using mind.
A swooping semicircular life line around the base of the thumb shows that you are full of vigor and energy. On the contrary, if the line is cramped that sticks close to the thumb straightly, it predicts that you have limited energy and are easy to get tired.
Chained: A chained life line indicates that you were born with poor health. You will suffer from shattered health especially has a weak digestive system.
Island: If there is an island on the life line, it indicates the illness, accident or hospitalization in a certain time. The size of the island shows the severity and duration of the disease.
Double Life Line: A secondary line running parallel, inside or outside of the Life Line is another important palmistry marking. The additional line indicates the owner received additional strength and support from family members when growing up. These people feel confident about their future and often make numerous changes in life.
Short Thin Life Line: Short does not mean you better start getting ready to die! A short Life Line just means you wisely conserve your energy as you go through your daily activities. You know your own body well and know how much energy you have available for tasks. Wisely you stop and rest before you exhaust all your reserve energy.
The problem with a short Life Line comes if the owner has a mate with a long Life Line. Especially in the area of love and romance there may be a big difference in how much attention is devoted to physically expressing love. The long Life Line partner may feel a lack of attention and weak giving of love and romance comes from the short Life Line partner. That is just the way it is with couples having different length Life Lines.
Broken Life Line: Don’t worry, this does NOT foretell an upcoming death! Some Gypsy fortunetellers in the past use to extract money from their customers with this incorrect information. What has proven to be true for people with a broken Life Line is that they do not rest often and review what they have completed. These people have a unique challenge in life too often rest and take a look at their accomplishments with satisfaction.
People with a broken Life Line would do well to force themselves to take a rest after each task and to reflect on what they accomplished, and the lessons learned. They tend to miss the satisfaction of doing a good job and instead rush to the next task. That ends up feeling like life is a struggle with endless problems and no pleasures. Many “workaholics” have broken Life Lines.