Did you know that you literally hold the key to your destiny within the palm of your hand? Palm readings can help you gain insight into your inner character and divulge personality traits you may not even be aware of!
As for predicting the future, it won’t necessarily tell you if you’re the next lottery winner, but it will help you spot (and prepare) for possible upcoming trends in your life.
Whether you choose to sit in a quiet, mystical setting of a psychic reader’s private room or decide to venture into the world of online palm reading, there are a few things you should know. Not all readings or readers are created equal.
- 1. Understand What a Palm Reading Is and Is Not
- 2. What to Know About an In Person Reading
- 3. What to Know About an Online Palm Reading
- 4. Find a Reputable Reader
- 5. Beware the “Underhanded” Scam Artist
- 6. Have Some Questions in Mind
- 7. Build Rapport with Your Reader
- 8. Know Your “Lines”
- + Other “Handy” Tips
- Check Out These Sources for More Info
- This article as an infographic
1. Understand What a Palm Reading Is and Is Not
When you think of a it, what exactly comes to mind? Do you envision a woman bedecked in gypsy garb with a crystal ball in tow? Although there can be lots of fun and colorful mystery attached to a reading, in many cases, evaluating one’s palm is pretty serious—and even scientific—stuff.
Knowing what a reading is and what it isn’t will definitely save you a lot of headaches. When you finally take the plunge into the fascinating world of palmistry, also known as chiromancy or hand analysis, you’ll be ready.
It is essentially a tool—and a very useful tool at that. It is a method for you to really get to know yourself and understand your true nature. Essentially it is an experience in self-analysis. Your hands are uniquely and intimately yours. Your hands tell the story of your life – who you are, who you were, and who you are meant to be.
Whether in person or online, a palm reader examines those rare, uncommon lines of the hand, those that only you possess. Your hands are like a story waiting to unfold or a portrait seeking to be viewed, analyzed and appreciated.
A reader can help you understand your personality, your traits, and your hidden talents. He or she can also show you your potential and your life purpose. Your emotional type, your strengths, and weaknesses are all waiting to be revealed. It’s all there in the palm of your hands!
It is not a silly old party trick or a feeble attempt at fortune telling. People are often under the misconception that studying the lines on your hand will automatically tell you about who and when you’ll marry, whether you’ll get that promotion or how many children you’ll have.
You will not be given specifics or scenarios. If you are looking for names, dates, and places in the palm of your hands, you simply won’t find them. You will, however, find plenty of information and inspiration to guide you toward your dreams and the life that you want.
Modern day palm readers prefer to think of themselves as hand analysts. Exploration rather than divination is what it’s all about.
2. What to Know About an In Person Reading
So, are you ready to discover the secrets held within your hands? One of your choices it to have an in person reading. Here’s what you need to know.
An in person reading has certain advantages over an online or over-the-phone reading. First, is the instant human connection. There is nothing like sharing the energy of a reading in real time with another soul. Aside from studying the lines, fingerprints and overall hand shape, a reader has a unique opportunity and ability to tune into any other psychic or energetic impressions.
In person readings target your aura as well as your hands. There simply is no substitute!
Although in person readings can be a prime choice, sometimes they are not always convenient. Setting up an appointment can be a chore, as well as driving to a reader’s location.
Finally, in person readings can often be pricey. While they are usually worth every penny, unfortunately, they don’t fit everyone’s budget.
3. What to Know About an Online Palm Reading
Can you really have your palm read online? It sounds inconceivable, but thanks to the wonders of modern technology not only is it possible, but it’s simple, fun and accurate too!
So how does an online reading work? You have several options. Some readers have you take a photo, print or scan your palm. Then they analyze the intricacies of your palm and provide a detailed report, which is emailed to you. Some will even chat with you in real time on the computer or phone to interpret your print.
Then there are other so-called online readings that involve a quiz or series of questions about the appearance of your hands, lines and fingerprints. While easy and fun, this type of reading is simply based on computer algorithms and nothing more. If you’re goofing around that’s fine, but don’t put any stock in these programs.
The same goes for an online reading that asks you to place your hand on the computer screen to “scan” it. “Scam” is more like it. Once again, you’re just dealing with a crapshoot from a computer somewhere.
At the end of the day, be cautious when you’re considering the online version of a reading. If it looks too good to be true, guess what? It is. When seeking a serious online reading, be sure to look for a reader or psychic associated with whatever site you’re viewing.
4. Find a Reputable Reader
At the heart of any great reading is the reader, first and foremost. But how do you find a good, reliable and reputable person?
Word of mouth is always the best way to find a palmist. For example, when you’re looking to find a restaurant, what do you usually do? You ask for referrals from friends, family or other people you trust. The same goes for a psychic or hand analyst. Ask around for recommendations from people you know.
What do you do if no one has a referral for you? Don’t despair; there are still plenty of ways to find a reputable reader. Start by looking into local psychic fairs in your community. The larger fairs feature professionals. In fact, many gifted readers frequent the same fairs on a regular basis and even travel around the country.
If you do attend a psychic fair, be sure to check out the bios of the available readers. Many have their qualifications listed along with testimonials. Some even have certifications or have been tested for their psychic ability as well as their skill in hand analysis.
Still unsure? Thanks to the beauty of the Internet, there’s no reason you can’t do a Google search on your reader. In this technological world of big data, you’re bound to get some idea of how good (or bad) a palm reader can be.
Finally, consider trusting your own gut feelings when selecting a reader. Did you ever meet someone for the first time and get an instant feeling as to whether or not they were trustworthy? It’s no different when selecting someone to read your palm. Go with your gut before putting out your hand.
5. Beware the “Underhanded” Scam Artist
Undoubtedly there are plenty of unscrupulous characters out there who give honest readers a bad name. They are more interested in you handing over your money than in reading your hands. Have no fear, though; there are ways to easily spot these psychic predators.
As mentioned before, pay attention to your intuition. If you feel uneasy, that’s a sign that something’s not quite right. Don’t try and talk yourself out of any signals from the little voice in your head. Honor your feelings and don’t be afraid to walk away from a reader or end a reading.
Just so you’re armed and ready, here are a few classic scam tactics used by those underhanded palmists and psychics:
- They tell you that they can predict your future.
- They mention a “curse” on you or that you are surrounded by negativity, which they can “remove” for a fee.
- They spend more time talking than analyzing your hand.
- They only focus on the basic palm lines: fate, heart, head, and life.
- They fail to look at the shape of your hand, finger length, fingerprints and other distinguishing characteristics.
- They do a lot of “cold reading,” asking you questions and fishing around for clues and information to relay back to you.
Keep the preceding points in mind before you seek that reading, and you’ll be ahead of the game.
6. Have Some Questions in Mind
Okay, so you’ve checked out some potential palmists, you know how to avoid the fakes; now you’re ready to open your mind (and hands) to a reading. Having some questions in mind before you go is an excellent way to get the most out of your reading.
Ask yourself what are you looking to get out of your palmistry session. Are you interested in learning more about your personality and what makes you tick? Maybe you’d like to better identify your strengths and weaknesses. Or perhaps you’re curious about any hidden talents you may possess. Keep these questions in mind so that your reader can focus on them.
Of course, if you’re like most people, you do want to know about your future. Although palm reading is more about potential and personality than predictions, it can help you determine possibilities and tendencies based on your unique traits. For example, a curved head line may indicate you’re a creative thinker and might succeed in the arts.
So if you have questions about the future in regards to things like career potential, the best type of mate for you or how you should watch out for your health, keep them in mind. A palm reading can definitely help with these kinds of “predictions.”
7. Build Rapport with Your Reader
Another great tip for getting an awesome reading is to build rapport with your psychic or hand analyst. When you feel comfortable with him or her as a person, it can make the entire experience so much more rewarding—for the both of you!
How to build rapport, you ask? Easy. Just remember that your palmist is a person too. Get to know your reader just like you would any new friend or acquaintance. See if you can find a common connection. If not, simply ask your reader how he or she got started in the field. Most will light up and love to tell you—and they’ll put the extra effort into your reading!
The best part about building rapport is that you’ll be building a relationship with your palmist—hopefully one that lasts a lifetime.
8. Know Your “Lines”
Aside from your line of questioning and building a line of rapport, there are some other “lines” to know about to get the best reading ever. Understanding a little bit about the lines of your hand can help too.
You don’t need to know much, but having a little basic information about palmistry can enhance your reading. You’ll have a better idea what your reader is talking about during your session.
Here are the major lines you should know:
Located down the center of your palm, this line tells you about how strongly you are ruled by fate or destiny.
Located near the top of the palm, usually between the middle finger and pinky, this line tells you about your emotions and relationships.
Located across the center of the palm, this line gives insight into how you think, as well as your intellectual abilities.
Located between the thumb and index finger, this line runs down toward the wrist. Contrary to popular belief, the life line does not indicate how long you will live; rather it tells you about the path and quality of your life.
There are obviously more lines than these, but grasping the basics can help you understand and ask intelligent questions. So be sure to learn your lines!
+ Other “Handy” Tips
Ensure that your hands are clean and free of lotion, oil or other substances. It’s common sense, but some people forget. It’s much easier for the psychic or analyst to read your hands and interpret the subtleties of the lines when they are clean.
Take a little time to meditate or center yourself before your reading. Collect your thoughts so that you can focus on what your reader has to say.
Finally, just relax and enjoy the time spent with your reader. Remember they are there for you and want to give you a rewarding and enlightening experience.
Check Out These Sources for More Info
Want to know a little more? Here are two great sources to help you learn about the exciting world of hand analysis and to find a palmist or hand reader almost anywhere in the world!
The International Institute of Hand Analysis has a wealth of information about hand analysis, education, training, and consultations.
Meanwhile, the Global Hand Reading Network can help you find a palm reader.
Here’s to the best palm reading ever—and remember, the future is in your hands!
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