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What the Life Line On Your Palm Is Telling You

Your life line reveals the strength of your vitality and gives a strong indication of how long you will live. It is the most important line on your palm and everyone’s hand has a life line.

It the easiest to recognize and all other lines are read in relation to this major line. Usually it swoops down to about an inch above the base of the palm which indicates a life expectancy of about 70 years for women and 60-65 for men.

The line begins from the edge of the palm between the index finger and the thumb, extends across the middle of the palm and wraps around the base of the thumb.

Markings on the line indicate significant events, travels, trials and tribulations as well as triumphs and successes. When marks appear on your life line - be they islands, circles, crosses or tributary lines - they spell momentous events that leave their mark on your mind and on your life.

From the life line, you can read of the potential of such events happening and depending on where they appear on the line, you can even predict when such tumultuous and momentous events might occur.


 A long and well defined life line indicates physical strength character, and vitality of determination. It predicts a long and meaningful life.
 When your life line is straight, whether long or short, it indicates you are a person who is highly respected. A curvy line suggests many obstacles in your life and success comes only with hard work.
 A messy life line indicates many obstacles that block personal success. On women, a life line that zigzags suggests a stubborn and aggressive personality, and does not bode well for love. Ladies with lines that look wobbly have a hard time finding a husband.
 If there is a break in the life line, it suggests that luck tends to be better during the early years, but this luck can change tremendously as one gets older. There are a lot of ups and downs in life, but it also indicates that “After Each Storm Comes the Calm”.  
 A disorderly line at the beginning of the life line suggests someone who can do many different things at the same time. You are a multitask person.
 If your life line starts from the mount of moon, and ends in a curve, you are likely to leave your homeland. In your career, you will be strongly influenced by your friends or life partner.
 A life line that ends at the head line suggests difficulties in love relationships and also in the marriage. When your head line is also messy, the situation is far worse. Need to counter with marital symbols of happiness to prevent infidelity causing grief and heartbreak.
 If your life line starts from the wrist and heads upward, your parents will control your life and you are very likely close to them. You might even have to sacrifice a great deal for them.
 A snake-shaped lifeline which moves upwards suggests an unstable life, and you will find that concentration is difficult. If you want to be successful in life, you need help from friends and family.
 Breaks on the life line suggest a lazy person, as well as a quitter. There could also be regular bouts of misfortune.
 A life line that ends at the heart line indicates someone who is small minded. If the heart line is also in bad shape, this suggests a person whose life is complicated by too many relationships.
 A life line that starts from the mount of Venus indicates a very lucky person whose relatives and friends bring full support and help.
 If you have two separate lines at the beginning of lifeline, and one line begins from the mount of moon, it suggests an artistic person, someone who can be successful in the performing arts or acting. A woman with such a life line is likely to marry a rich or powerful man.
 If a clear and straight sub-line appears on the life line, this is a good indication, suggesting excellent career luck. On the other hand, if the sub-line is curvy, it means plenty of difficulties in life.
 If the life line starts from the head line and moves upward, this indicates a smart person whose knowledge will be used to start a successful business. Such a person will accomplish something great during middle age.
 A life line that starts from the base of palm and goes straight to the finger is a good indication. This suggests a confident person who is likely to achieve big things in life.
 If your life line starts from the heart line and moves upward, it indicates a tough life during the early years, but after 50 years, another phase of life pens up and luck will changes enormously for the better.

The following article is taken from the "Feng Shui World (July/August 2007)". To subscribe, please click here.