1. Do you know how can I use Palmistry?

Too often used as a fortune-telling tool, palmistry is actually much more useful as a self-improvement system. Your hands show who you really are, like a roadmap. A good palmist will be able to tell you what your strengths and weaknesses are and point you to the right direction in order to find happiness.

2. Explain me how Reliable is Palmistry?

The science itself is very reliable. The interpretation may vary. An in-depth study of your hand by an expert palmist can give you a wealth of information about you and your potential.

In the case of relationships, it is so reliable that from the moment I learned how to read palms, I didn't go out with a man without first looking at his hands! And even though, most of the time, I would have liked to be wrong in my analysis - when my Prince Charming's hands were telling me he was not Prince Charming -, I was unfortunately right, and the relationship didn't last!

3. Tell me what about reading future?

I think that ultimately character is future. What I mean by that is, one sees future in the terms of how they are now. The person you are, reflects the kind of future you are going to have. If you are an obsessive sort of person and insecure, then probably, that is going to create problems in your relationships. So you can make predictions about relationships based on your psychology and character. But also the lines might foretell a crisis and you must get the person to change, to prevent this. You also have to recognise that the character can change.

4. Tell me how do I photograph my hands for a reading?

Bright lighting, and an assistant, can be very helpful! Please take an image of both hands. Even if the photographs are taken individually, it's good to have the context of the pair, spanning: each palm, back of the hands, and the edges.

5. Tell me is hand reading a science?

I wish I could answer "yes" to this, but the fact is that interpreting character and temperament from the hand has not been "scientifically proven" - yet! Despite the fact that hands have been studied for over 3,000 years, it was less than 150 years ago when scientists discovered that the hands are connected to the brain! Since then, thousands of research papers have been written about hands, see 'research' page

6. Tell me will I be healthy?

Health can be seen on the hand. Whether it will be a minor health issue or a serious health issue, this can be found out, and the approximate timing. However to pinpoint the exact cause may not be possible.

7. Do you know what is Palmistry?

Palmistry is a very ancient science which has been effectively used in India for more than 4,000 years. It is based on the holistic principle that our whole life is reflected in every part of our body. For instance, iridology studies the eyes, reflexology focuses on the feet, auriculotherapy is based on a representation of the body on the ear, and palmistry analyzes the hands.

8. Do you know which Hand should I Look at in Palmistry?

A good palmist will look at both hands.

If you are right-handed, your left hand is your inactive hand and it represents what you were born with, what you are like deep inside (your old habits).

Your right hand, or active hand, shows your resolutions and how you are leading your life presently.

If you are left-handed, your left hand is your active hand and your right one your inactive hand.

9. Explain how to do palmistry? How to read hands?

This question comes up a lot on the search engines. Or "palm lines, what does it mean?", " "how do palmists interpret hands?" etc. The answer is to read every palmistry book you can find, maybe go on a course, gather as much info as you can, try it out, test it on lots of people. Then you will gradually learn how to do it. It isn't something you can learn overnight. In fact you never stop learning. There are so many different palmistry traditions, hand reading theories, scientific discoveries to learn about. Everyone is unique so there are always new combinations of features to look at on people's hands. The combinations are the important thing. You have to look at every feature in conjunction with everything else on the hand. Don't get too hung up on signs and symbols, like "I have a star on my Luna Mount" etc. I don't believe that such markings are omens. In fact most aren't independent stars at all, but lines crossing at a central point, so interpret the lines and you may get an idea what the 'star' represents. If you want to learn, there is plenty of info out there - look up internet sites (see links page), read books (see books page for recommendations). Have fun ! It is a fascinating subject to study!

10. Suppose if I have several marriage lines, does it mean I will have more than one marriage? If I my marriage line goes downwards, will I get divorced?

No. The so-called marriage lines do not foretell marriage or divorce. A person with two or three lines can be married only once, and a person who marries several times or never marries at all can have just one line. A person with a straight line can get divorced and a person with a forked or downward line can be in a happy marriage. These lines are not reliable even when it comes to relationships. These lines on the edge of your hand, under the little finger, are the most unreliable lines on the hand.

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11. Tell me do you ever see negative or upsetting events while reading hands? If yes, what do you say?

It is unethical to foretell straight away an event that is deemed negative, and it's best to approach a sensitive subject with with considerable caution.

Once a man in his early 40s came to me with markings in his hands that showed clues of pending heart problems. I inquired if there were any heart issues in his family, to which he replied there were on both sides.

12. Tell me how have you developed as a palm reader over the years? Does being a palm reader affect your own personal development?

Yes, I think one thing about readers, and this applies to all readers, is that you must follow your own advice! And it is something of a tragedy, because you find yourself telling somebody about how destructive a certain relationship is to them for instance, and then in your own life you develop problems, and you find you have to follow this advice yourself! You'll have to do something about your own relationship. You have no right and no authority to give advice you cannot follow yourself.

13. What is self-Discovery in Palmistry?

Do you know how much of your potential energy, ambition, charisma, or creativity you are using? Your hands provide a visual representation of these areas.

14. Tell me what is the connection between Palmistry and Astrology?

None. These are two separate streams of knowledge. If believers in both fields wish to combine the readings from both Astrology and Palmistry, that is their prerogative. Although the fingers and mounts of the hands are named after planets, this was done by the ancient palmists. These are simply names and used for our convenience.

15. Tell me is palmistry a legitimate, proven science or an art of intuition? Even worse, is it merely unreliable speculation?

There is a vast ancient knowledge about hand reading and this knowledge has been built upon by many good modern authors on palmistry. When it comes to actually using this knowledge, some palmists and hand readers use intuition, astrology, psychology and superstition, and combine it with tidbits of ancient palmistry knowledge to draw conclusions. This tends to discredit palmistry.

Even if intuition is accurate at times, to rely on it or to act as if it is about hand reading is not correct. From the number of emails I get every week from people who have been victims of palmists who make dire, frightening predictions,
I view these intuitive predictions in the light of malice of some type.

16. Tell me is it important how you present information to someone?

In chirology you try to pertain your advice to the particular strengths or weaknesses of that person. I always read to the thumb and the head line, which may sound a bit odd. But you look at the person and see how clever they are or how they think and try to read according to that kind of mind. There is a certain line at the top of the heart line or water line, which if someone has, you know they tend to be very dreamy and arty, ruled by Uranus, which is all to do with TV and the world of illusions – things that are not real. So they love to be described to in symbolic language – to be told about their karma and their past lives and their motives and their spiritual life. You need to be more imaginative in your descriptions when you are talking to someone like that.

17. What is relationships in Palmistry?

Every relationship requires some fine-tuning from time to time. Palmistry will highlight your couple's similarities and differences, and will help you deal with the differences.

18. Tell me can my hand predict if I will be rich?

Your hand cannot tell you the quantum of money or assets you possess. Property cannot be seen on the hand. It can only tell you whether you think you have enough, more than enough, or not enough. Finally it is all in your mind. In any case, your riches are not dependent on your hand. They are dependent on your ability, inheritance and/or hard work. Your success is dependent on who you are and what you do. This is reflected on the lines.

19. Do you know can palmistry tell how long I will live from my lifeline?

No, the life line does not foretell length of life, so don't worry if you think you have a short lifeline! In modern hand reading (chirology) it tells us a lot about your health, energy and lifestyle. A short line may mean that you need to use your energy in short bursts with rests in between. More common than a short line is one which stops and re-starts, usually with the two lines overlapping for a while, this shows some kind of change in your lifestyle.

20. Tell me how did you get into hand reading?

I I started working when I was at university in 1984/5. When I was at university I did Yoga, and the teacher happened to be part of the Chirological Society, and he started teaching me hand reading, and I've practised it ever since then. When I left university I became professional, and I have been a professional ever since. I was going to be teacher, so it was a bit of a diversion for me!

21. Tell me how can Palmistry help me Evaluate a Relationship?

It has been done for millenniums in India. In prearranged marriages, children are matched to their life partner quite early, based on their astrological data and their hands. As long as the family's greed and social position doesn't interfere with this decision, the two partners are united according to their compatibility. Their marriage is not based on love at first sight like in the Western world, but on the opportunity to develop a happy, long-lasting relationship. They gradually learn to love each other and their love increase with the years since they are a good match in the first place.

22. What is career in Palmistry?

What should I do with my life? If this is what you are wondering, palmistry can help you focus on what you can do best.

23. Tell me do you have to be psychic to read hands? Is it 'a gift'?

No, anyone can learn palmistry. Hand analysis is not to be confused with mediumship, clairvoyant or psychic reading, nor anything 'paranormal'. Hand reading is a skill like map reading, or cracking a code, or doing a jigsaw. You learn all the basics of what each feature of the hand might represent, then you put all the pieces together to build up a picture of the person. No two hands are the same, so each combination of features is unique to that person. The more readings you do, the more your natural intuition can increase, but you are still using the analytical techniques to reach your interpretation of the persons hands. The only mystery is why it should work at all!

24. Tell me which career field am I best suited for? Science, Humanities or Commerce?

The field you are best suited for can be seen. However what you will actually choose, this is not. There are umpteen instances where people choose a stream of study other than what they are suited for intellectually and/or temperamentally, and this is due to parental or societal pressures.

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25. Tell me what does it mean when there is a break in the life line?

If you remember from last month, the life line runs around the fleshy part of the thumb. This month I will explain what happens if there is a complete break in the life line.

Since the life line represents vitality and the “journey” of life, a break means a significant period when one life path is over and another one begins. If it occurs in the dominant hand, it will be noticeable to everybody, and may occur in the area of relationships, health or work life. If it occurs in the passive hand, it means a crisis of inner faith, or a loss of self-esteem.