Palmistry: The head line explained

In palmistry, the head line indicates your mental tendencies and ways of thinking. College Tutor and Master Palmist Robin Lown reveals how to interpret it...

By: Robin Lown.   Posted

In palmistry, the head line is often attached to the life line. It usually travels across the middle of the palm from its start on, or very close to, the life line near to the thumb. Biological science has demonstrated that this line only shows in the 'foetal hand', when the brain-stem is complete - no surprise then, it is called the 'head line'.

The head line characterises an individual's 'type of thinking'. It is, according to the ancients, concerned with your mental attitudes. For example, on a very practical and square hand, you would expect to see a clear, straight line crossing the palm. But, a sloping head line might indicate an individual who uses their imagination in a practical way - perhaps an inventor or a designer. It can tell a great deal about the path of your career, finances, hobbies and interests.

Examine whether the head line is long, short, clear, chained, attached or not attached to the life line at its start. This informs you about your type of thinking which will, in turn, influence your life choices. We all have choice and the experience of a palmistry reading should always re-force this as nothing is 'cast in stone'. The lines however, do speak about a 'preferred way of thinking /acting /being' upon those choices.

Consider, is your head line joined to the life line at the start or not? If it is, then you tend to be cautious in outlook and have a strong sense of family duty and may not have been in a hurry to leave home and become independent. A small gap between head line and life line? You will tend to be independent from family (although may live close by). If the gap is very wide, there will be a tendency for the person to take some risks and sometimes not to look before leaping.

Our palm lines are created by the nerve-endings in the hand. As such, they relate to the neurological activity of the brain very much like a 'software read-out' of the activity of the hardware! Analysing the lines in palm reading shows our propensity to behave in certain ways. When we do, the pathways (palm lines) are reinforced. But what happens if we change our behaviour? Amazingly, this, in turn, also affects the shape, size and depth of your palm lines. It's like overwriting the software which, in turn, will change the activity and outcomes of the hardware.

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