Here I have created a simple to guide to palm reading (palmistry, Chiromancy).
To get an accurate reading, I recommend using your dominant for the reading.
In this guide I will go over the important aspects of the palm that must be taken into consideration: texture, flexibility, nail shape, finger shape/length, mounts, and lines.
Be sure to feel both the back and the front of the palm; decide whether it is soft, course, harsh, and if the hand has calluses. Also make note if the hand you are reading is damp or dry.
Soft hand- Soft hands indicate sensitivity and refinement.
Coarse Hands- May mean that the individual has a harsh nature and can be short tempered.
Callused Hands often indicate that the person is a hard worker.
Dry skin can symbolize that the person is concerned with intellectual matters.
If the hand is damp, this could be a sign that the person is lazy.
The flexibility of a hand can be an indicator of how flexible of a nature a person has. For instance, if someone has an extremely stiff hand that may mean that the person has a rigid personality and is set in his/her ways. An easily bendable hand can symbolize that the person is not strong-willed.
Long: Creative, secretive, kind nature.
Long & Thin: Irritable, health-conscious, psychic.
Long & Big: Shy, thoughtful.
Oval: Gentle, sweet, considerate, kind.
Rectangular: Logical, clear-thinking, practical.
Short: Sarcastic and quick-witted.
Extremely Short: Lacking in Self-Control, random, quirky.
Short & Big: Depressed,emotional, unstable emotions.
Short & Round: Critical, practical.
Earth Hand: Characterized by broadness, square palms and fingers, thick or coarse skin, and may be a dark color. People with an "earth" hand may have the following qualities::
Air Hand: The shape of an "air" hand is square or rectangular. The knuckles may be protruding and the skin will be dray. People with this hand shape are often:
Water Hand: Long, oval-shaped palm. Some traits associated with "water hands" are:
Fire Hand: The hand is small, and rectangular or square in shape. The skin will be a reddish or pinkish color. Characteristics include:
Finger Shape and Length (Relative to Palm size)
Longer than Palm: This person is polite and takes the future into consideration.
Shorter than Palm: These people will be confident and good leaders. They also have a high sexual drive.
Same Length as Palm: This is a multi-talented person who enjoys learning.
Cone-Shaped: These people have great wisdom and are good friends and are supportive.
Pointed: People with pointed fingers are characterized by expensive tastes and disorganized thoughts.
Spatulated: Intellectual people who are very witty and can often be workaholics.
Squared: These are hard working people who are down to earth.
Mount of Jupiter: Located at the base of index finger. Denotes dominance, leadership, ambition, and religious paths.
Mount of Saturn: Found at the base of middle finger. Symbolizes wisdom, responsibility, and quick-wittedness.
Mount of Apollo: Located at base of the ring finger. Indicates creativity, happiness, musical talents, and artistic tendencies.
Mount of Mercury: Found at base of pinkie. Denotes communication, wealth, business, and travel.
Mount of Venus: Located at base of thumb. Denotes love, passion, sensuality and pleasure.
Mount of Moon: Can be found on edge of hand below the mount of mercury. This can indicate selfish tendencies.
Plain of Mars: Located in middle of palm. Shows courage, bravery, and aggression.
Here are the five main lines of the palm:
Heart Line::Just below the fingers, This line signifies all aspects having to do with love.
Head Line:Right below the heart line. This line shows intellectual properties, including intelligence and mental illness.
Life Line:Below,(occasionally connected to), the head line. Shows everything to do with destiny and indicates major events.
Fate Line: Starts below the mount of Saturn and ends near the life line. Foretells the future.
Present below mount of Mercury. Signifies marriage and wealth.