palmistry · spirituality

Thirteen things I learned from my palmistry class

So, I have officially completed my six-week introductory palmistry class with Mack and the Zodiac! It was an online class over Zoom which was held live once a week. And then this spring, I will be taking her second-level class! I’d like to share some interesting core lessons I’ve learned…

1. Palmistry is not strictly about the lines of the palm

When it comes to reading a hand, there are so many factors that go beyond simply the lines of the palm. The lines are important — but so are other aspects such as the mounts, the fingers, the size and texture of the hands, and so forth.

2. Palmistry is best done in-person, but also possible online

A clear photograph of someone’s palm goes a long way. However, in person is usually best. Photos can be deceiving, especially when there is bad lighting. Physically touching a person’s hand is really the best way to read their palm. For example, texture plays a huge role. Palmistry over the internet comes with a few more hurdles, but can still be reliable!

3. Both hands are used in palmistry

There is typically more focus on the dominant hand (right hand in most cases.) However, the non-dominant hand is still important. The non-dominant hand represents the subconscious and what you were born with, while the dominant hand shows your conscious mind and the active choices you make.

4. Palms change overtime

Palmistry readings are not just a one-time thing — because your palm changes throughout your lifetime. You may have more or less lines, or different types of lines, on your palm over the course of only a couple years. The texture of your hand may harden or soften. Of course there will be certain factors that remain constant, but you’d be surprised how much a palm changes.

5. There are seven archetypes

Palms can reveal leading personality traits. The seven archetypes are:

  1. Jupiter: strong leadership, confident, dominant, spiritual, intense
  2. Saturn: disciplined, knowledgable, realistic, stubborn, logical, wise
  3. Apollo: free-spirited, sociable, extroverted, enjoys art & entertainment
  4. Mercury: communicative, innovative, researchers, creative, strategic
  5. Mars: aggressive, motivated, passionate, hot-headed, fiery, energetic
  6. Luna: introverted, imaginative, restless, secluded, intuitive, psychic
  7. Venus: care-takers, empathetic, admirers of beauty, charming, attractive

These descriptions go much deeper, but that is the gist. Everyone will have more than one leading archetype. Typically, certain archetypes stand out on hands more than others.

6. Hands can be classified as elements

  • Short fingers/rectangle palms = fire hands
  • Short fingers/square palms = earth hands
  • Long fingers/rectangle palms = water hands
  • Long fingers/square palms = air hands

7. There are “three worlds” for palms and fingers

From top to bottom, palmistry is classified into three worlds:

  1. Mental — Intellectual, thinking, philosophy, brainstorming, ideas
  2. Practical — Balance between the mental and physical, realism, business and strategy
  3. Physical — Pleasure, sensuality, material comforts

8. Length of finger determines your perception

  • Shorter fingers process things more quickly, making their minds sharp and witty. They are very quick to think on their feet. This also makes them more prone to impulsiveness. They are quick to absorb things, but just as quick to forget. They rely more on intuition and feeling.
  • Longer fingers process things more slowly, making them slower learners. However, what they learn is more likely to stick with them in the long-term. They can be overthinkers, much more “in their heads.” They rely on sharp mental skill, rather than gut instincts.

9. Softer hands are preferable

This applies to the skin on the back of your hand (not your palm.)

Softer hands correspond to “higher” traits, while rough hands correspond to “lower” traits. For example, someone with a strong Jupiter who has rough hands may be more authoritative and dictatorial, while softer hands would instead imply a leader who is fair and understanding.

10. Balanced traits are desirable (but less “fun”)

Overall, balanced traits are desirable — medium-length fingers, evenly juiced mounts, commonly shaped phalanges, equal worlds, etc. An abnormality on a hand typically points out a problem or weakness. Having “too much” or “too little” of a certain trait is not good.

Having said that, balanced traits can also be very boring. Most people do not want to have their hand read, just to be told that everything is normal. Most people want to feel unique and special, even if that means flawed. It’s a double-edged sword.

Not to counteract myself — the previous point, I said that softer hands are better. Yes, this is true. But hands that are TOO soft, can also be just as bad as hands that are rough. If a hand is soft to the point of extreme flabbiness, this shows weakness, laziness, tiredness, inability to stick up for yourself, etc.

11. Yes, the “handshake” is a part of palmistry.

Most people would agree that a handshake says a lot about a person. It has been practiced in formal custom since the dawn of civilization, and is still practiced in both formal and non-formal settings — at job interviews, a way of greeting someone, between world leaders or between family members.

This one should be self-explanatory — a good handshake is firm yet gentle. A crushing handshake shows over-dominance and aggression, a “dead fish” handshake shows lethargy and carelessness, while a medium handshake shows a healthy balance of energy.

12. The key to palmistry is observing as many hands as possible!

Much of palmistry has to do with comparing and contrasting. How do you know if fingers are long or short? How do you know if the pinky is placed high or low? How do you know if the fingers are flexible or stiff? How do you know if a mount is juicy or not? Therefore, the more hands you see and feel, the better.

13. Palmistry should be used as a tool for self-exploration and awareness

Palmistry is not about “when will I die?” or “how many kids will I have?” Rather, it is about digging deeper than that — such as “do I need to pay more attention to my health right now?” or “is marriage the right suit for me?” It can tell you a lot about who you are — what type of partner you are most compatible with, what type of job you’d feel best at, what gifts you should embrace and what flaws you should work on.

Palms are constantly changing — proof that you can change your fate by the choices you make. You just need to work with what was given to you, what you were born with. Take a look at your right vs. left hand and you would be surprised how many differences there are.

There is so much more…

There is so much more to palmistry! I learned a chunk full of information, and this is just the teeny tip of the iceberg! It is crazy to realize how many aspects there are to a hand. I’m looking forward to learning and practicing more.


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