Palmistry is often thought of as the art of reading the
lines in the hand. The lines tell only one part of the story
that is etched into the hands. A skilled Palmist looks at
palmar lines and ridges, the shape and length of each finger,
the mounts and bumps on the hand as well as skin color, warts,
cuts, blisters, scars and the subject's own unique calling
card, the fingerprints.
Recognition of the shape of the palm and
given to the mounds and fingers provides a grounding in the
study of the map of the hand. Once this mapping is understood,
it becomes much simpler to learn to read the hand by viewing
the lines, bumps, wounds and other unique markings as an 'overlay'
on top of the map.
The study of hand shapes, including the size and shapes
of the fingers and mounds. This section contains information
about the four basic hand shapes. To learn about the map of
the hands, visit the Meaning
& Myth section.
The study of the lines in the hands. This word is also
often used to describe the entire study of palmistry. This
section gives a basic overview of the three major lines found
in the hand as well as commonly found vertical lines.
The study of the skin ridges of the hand. In the section
you will find an summary of the four basic types of fingerprints.