Monday, 11 January 2010


There is more to our hands and feet than just nails……I take an alternative look at just how much our hand say about us.

Teaching your client how to look after her own nails properly will help you in your mission to looking after her nails, she will come to rely and trust your advice. But there is more to those hands than a set of nail extensions of a luxury manicure.

There is a whole other world which these hands can open up for us. It is well known that the hands and feet reflect the physical attributes of the body. But did you know that they could also show personality characteristics and individual needs. From as early as seven weeks old, our lives are marked out on our palms, with this simple guide I will help you discover more about your health, relationships and potential to success.

Turn your hands over now and look at your palm, at the lines which define your character, personality and future paths. Your drives and desires are laid out on our own genetic map we carry with us till we die. Chiromancy is the art of characterization and foretelling the future through the study of the palm, which can trace it’s roots back to Indian Astrology and gypsy fortune tellers.

Throughout history people believed that our hands are like a plan containing a rich source of information about our life. Lines change as we grow and experience life, They will thicken and deepen and new marking will appear and disappear. It is important to bear in mind that we still have the power over our own destiny and are able to change anything we wish to. The lines discussed in this article are just a few of the many markings we have on our palm, and a small part of an overall reading. But what they will do is give you a sense of yourself and you’re potential.

There is so much more to learn from the hands and fingers and I would recommend reading up on this ancient craft. A valuable tool in our business, we can impress our clients, and even get a feel for how they tick.

To start with some basics; you should read both of your palms, each one will give you a different insight. The dominant hand is the hand you write with and that hand represents who you are today. Revealing how you appear to the outside world, showing you possible future events and giving you an insight to your talents and skills. Your other hand shows you everything you were born with, your potential! It reveals you’re more private and intimate self. You’re natural aptitudes, potential abilities and a deeper more unconscious side to your nature.

Generally if the line swoops down to about an inch above the first crease of your wrist, then it shows a life expectancy of about 70 years for women and 60-65 for men.

The life line represents the length of your life, it is the easiest line to recognize and helps to determine where you’re other lines are. Beginning at the edge of the hand between the index finger and the thumb it extends across the middle of the palm and wraps around the base of the thumb.

If the Line is long and deep then you can expect your life to be full of vitality and health living to a ripe old age. However, if the line is short and shallow, then your life may have the tendency to be controlled by others.

  • A line which looks like chain loops indicates various physical or emotional changes.
  • A break in the line may mean a sudden change in life style.
  • Lines crossing through the Life Line indicate worry and a star will point to some sort of crisis.
  • A square on the line marks a turning point in your life
  • If your line forks at the end it could indicate foreign connections.

The head line
shows how you approach life? Representing your beliefs, philosophy and your attitude. Starting just above the life line, on the side of hand between the thumb and your index finger it spans across the palm.

Symbolizing your mentality and intelligence, a deep long line stretching across the palm indicates a practical and logical way of thinking. If the line is wavy or short, sometimes curved upwards then you tend to have a short attention span. A long line that curves upward will mean you have a better memory. However if this longer line swoops down towards the wrist, will indicate an imaginative and creative streak.

Double lines show strong mental abilities.
A donut or a cross through the Head Line represents a mental crisis.A broken line shows a distinct change in your way of thinking.
A star on your line represents a significant mental achievement.Crosses through the line indicate major decisions in your life.
The space created between the Life Line and the Head Line is known as the Angle of Luck. The greater the space, the greater your luck. The smaller the space, the less luck seems to stand by your side.
If the tip of the head line descends towards the wrist, you're creative and a romanticist.
If the tip stays straight, then you tend to be calculating and an egocentric.
If your tip veers upwards, then you're more of a realist and have an analytical mind fit for business.

The heart line reflects our emotions, this line tells us how we feel and express our love. A horizontal line above the Head Line it begins beneath either the index finger or middle finger and extends across to the edge of the palm on the side of the little finger. If the line end beneath the index finger you can expect a normal and content love life. A selfish and materialistic look at love is characteristic to those whose Heart Line extends straight across the palm. A long and curved line especially upwards will mean a pleasing, romantic nature with great tenderness, able to everything to love whatever the cost.A short line shows a lack of interest in the affairs of love and affections. But if
this line is strong and deep, then the person's affections tend to be quite stable.
A wavy line, as well as a broken or chained line, represents many love interests, but none of them very serious.
A star on the line represents happiness in your marriage.
A donut on the line represents a time of depression.
Emotional loss may be symbolized by a broken line, as well as a line with small lines crossing through it. Such losses include deaths and the end of relationships.
Happiness in love is shown by small lines that extend upward from the Heart Line.

The Fate line is the line of destiny, running from the wrist to the base of the

middle finger, this line reveals our sense of purpose and responsibility in life. The stronger and deeper the line, the more strongly fate controls your life. If

the line has many breaks or changes of direction, it means that you are prone to many changes in your life from circumstances you can't control.

If the Fate Line starts joined to the life line, this can mean you will know very early in life just what your life's desires are. If this Line starts at the base of your palm then your life may find its way into the public eye.

For a break to occur in your Fate Line at the Head Line and goes on, this indicates that you will successfully change your job in your middle years.

A star at the end of the Line indicates that destiny has marked you for success.
Breaks show periods where your life will not flow so smoothly.

It is not just the palms you should look at, you can tell a lot about your personality by looking at nail shapes.

Wide Nails (wider than they are long) means an open-minded, tolerant and relaxed person, with an easygoing nature. Wide nails also indicate an optimistic approach to life. Just be careful not to exhaust yourself with an enthusiastic attitude.

Long, Narrow Nails (longer than they are wide) may indicate an idealistic desire for perfect relationships with those around you, develop more tolerance and patience regarding your expectations of others.
Flared Nails (narrow at the cuticle flaring out at the smile line) have an extremely analytical nature with the need to share. There is a tendency not to be able to carry out your actions in a calm and relaxed manner. You can be easily upset, defensive, and prone to nervous stress. Avoid being overcritical and the tendency to find faults in others. Short Nails indicate a nervous character that is prone to unpredictable behaviour. A perfectionist and very analytical, this person can easily become irritated with those who fail to measure up to their critical standards. Guard against losing your cool during disagreements and learn to see things from a larger perspective. Bitten Nails shows someone with a nervous personality. The act of biting your nails destroys the very armour that protects the nervous system.

Your hands are amazing, the most precision engineered tools in your possession. Just stop and think for a while the things you can do with your fingers, buttoning up your blouse this morning, fixing the stud to your earring. How could you work without your hands, close your eyes and remember the feeling of water flowing through your fingers, or sand trickling from your palm, the soft skin of a baby. If that wasn’t enough we communicate and gesture with our hands, through body language we can interpret someone’s character or mood.

Next time you touch someone else’s hands pass on these gems of knowledge and show them something amazing.

This article was printed in Scratch magazine 2009.