One of the questions we keep asking is if whether palmistry is accurate. Whether it is merely made up or there is scientific truth to it. Palmistry is accurate if you want to believe it is accurate.
You may have heard of the saying that the universe is in your palm, well this is what the ancients believed too. What they saw in the night sky, and after 100’s of years of observation, they related to the hand. It first started in India and China and is 1000’s years old. Then it travelled through the lands and eventually has become very popular in the west. Many people in the east still claim to be gifted in the reading of palms. Just by looking at the lines on your palm, they can predict your future
Take out both of your hands facing up, you will see the various line on your palms and small lines or crisscrosses. You will also see a series of mounts and bumps. All these bear some significance when it comes to palm reading. Some even regard the length of a finger or how much the thumb bends as part of understanding ones’ nature.
What also is fascinating it, these lines are different from the person next to you. This is what allures into seeing if there really is some supernatural meaning to the lines. Can we ever say that palmistry is accurate?
We tend to see many palmist booths and for a couple of quid, you can get your hand read. But apparently this is a scam, and true palmists don’t believe it is about predicting the future but rather the hand is a map of the possibility of the future, based on today’s actions. Maybe you’re stressed and it shows on your hands. Palmists can see that the lines relate to stress so might tell you it’s going to get worse.
One example is people with smaller hands tend to be more practical and don’t mind getting their hands dirty. Once their palms are examined and there is some similarity then palmists carefully take note. After years of experiencing they pick up what is the same in people, and use that information for others in future.
Most palmists read the right hand, as its the dominant hand. But there are so many variations. Some say the right ifs for the future and left is for the past or right for men and left for women or that the right is what God gives you and the left is hat you do with it. You can see there’s no clear cut accuracy here.
The Palmistry Lines
The lines above represent some of the most common lines
- Lifeline – reveals the strength of your vitality
- Headline – reveals your beliefs, your approach to life and intellect
- Heartline – reveals emotions and events that are centred around love
- Fate line – reveals whether you are controlled by fate and how good yours is
- Success line -reveals if you’re on the road to success
- Health line – reveals how healthy you are, Total health and fitness.
The other things you can see in the diagram represent other aspects of life. It’s definitely amazing and strange that some believe your existence is defined in your hand. As you can see below there are also bumps and mounts. Let’s say you’re Jupiter bump is raised, it may suggest you are very eruptive.. as Jupiter is a very eruptive planet. The mounts are Luna, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Sun, Mercury and Rahu and Ketu.
How to read the hand lines
There are many books available that help you read your palms and now even apps. You can download a few, funnily enough, you can try them out and laugh about the varying results.
Some of this may just be poor algorithms or maybe the ‘science’ used is based on different interpretation to the other.
Basically, you look at the length of the line, whether any breaks, and twists or abnormalities or how deep it is. This then tells you a bit more about the particular line. If your fate line is broken, maybe it means death?
Palmistry and Science
Science is all about evidence. In this case, there isn’t enough evidence. Evidence gathered by palmists over hundreds of years does suggest some certainty however modern science is based on what’s tangible, the lack of empirical evidence supporting its efficacy leaves palmistry in the superstition category. However, over the past decade, research has found that the hand does have merit as an instrument to gauge health, innate: abilities, personality traits, and even sexuality. For example stress lines on nails, nail colours showing heart related conditions, thumb shapes and how lines on the palm change during periods of chronic illnesses. I suppose this is similar to studying body gestures or the face or even your handwriting, which all tell a story so to me this doesn’t really give palmistry some superior truth to it.
Is there truth to palmistry?
Personally, I do not think it is possible to determine the future of an individual especially when it comes to certain factors like wealth, as money is relative. A person with a million pounds might think that he has a lot of money but another with the same amount might feel he has very little. A man with a hut might think he has a property while a man with two apartments might think he doesn’t. It’s nearly as silly as astrology. But as noted earlier, there may be some correlation in terms of health, however, in my opinion, this doesn’t make it part of the art of palmistry, but simple symptoms identified in the body.
Palmistry in Islam
In Islam, fortune-telling is haraam (unlawful). As Muslims, we believe that full and accurate knowledge of the future is possessed only by Allah, All-Knowing, Who said in the Qur’an, ‘No soul knows what it will earn on the morrow’ [Luqman 31:34]. Palmistry isn’t necessarily reading your future but if used to portray the individual’s future then there is no place for it in Islam as its being used to trick the innocent, desperate and vulnerable. Islam is opposed to it, just as it is opposed to all forms of superstitions and irrational practices. In a hadith, the Prophet said, “Whoever goes to a fortune-teller and asks him [or her] about something and then believes in his [or her] words will have his [or her] Prayer rejected for 40 days.” This alone shows how much it is to be avoided, the idea of having one’s prayer revoked to a believer is higher than having your wealth taken from you.
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