Palmistry is one of those things that seems like it's very complicated, but really it's all there in the palm of your hand.
Sure, the interpretations could be seen differently, but why not give it a try on your own to see if you recognize any of these symbols?
Before we get into the special markings, the first three things you need to be able to identify is the three basic lines.
1. The Head Line
Your head line says a lot about your decision making process.
If the line only extends to the center of your palm, it means you're the type of person to make decisions quickly.
If the line almost makes it to the opposite side of your hand, it means you think before you act. Sometimes you spend too much time thinking about a problem, which may not always be a good thing.
If the line splits into two, it's a sign that you're an indecisive person. And if the line is long and curved, it means you can creatively imagine many outcomes to situations, which makes you better at making the right decision.
2. The Heart Line
If your heart line is long and straight, it means you're a rational person. If that long line curves toward your index finger, you're more intuitive.
If that line is short and straight, you're not very good at expressing yourself in front of people.
If that short line curves towards your middle finger, you're likely an introvert who likes spending time with a small group of friends than going to a party surrounded by strangers.
If your heart line splits, you're extremely emphatic and would risk your life to save someone else's.
3. The Life Line
That curved line around your thumb is your life line. It doesn't tell you how long you'll live, but it might shed some light about the things going on in your life.
If the line ends in the center of your palm, it means you're someone who doesn't like to waste time. If the line is long, you're seen by other people as a reliable person.
If this line is accompanied by another one, it means you have a very strong support system. If this line is faint, it means you're not the adventurous type.
Now that you're equipped with this basic knowledge, it's time to look into the more subtle markings. These will give you a more in depth look at your personality, your future, and your path in life...
The markings mean different things based on where they are on your palm, and some are harder to spot than others.
Chances are you won't have one of each, but take a good, hard look at your dominant hand and see if you recognize any of these markings.
If the main three lines on your hands are broken, get ready for big changes.
Depending on the direction, they mean different things.
Breaks that point up and are towards the edge of your hand mean an unexpected journey, where breaks pointing into the center of your palm mean that your day-to-day life is going to change.
No matter where the breaks are, it means that something pretty big will be altered in your life.
If there is a bunch of little circles off of a line, the number of circles is important.
Each circle represents an obstacle in your life, whether relating to your love life or health issues.
How long the chain is can help you figure out how long the obstacle will last.
Whichever way it's facing, a cross is an indication of long-lasting issues.
Often times it can indicate a period of intense stress and a time in your life that will require you to make some changes.
If you have crosses, take some time and think about all the things that bother you today. Now think about five years in the future, will all those things that stress you out today matter?
If they won't, time to make a change!
Tiny dots might appear on your palm and they are typically representative of health-related issues.
It might be your own personal issues or those of a loved one, but they are often related to destructive experiences.
Alternatively, they can also represent a moment of crisis, and sometimes will disappear when the crisis has passed.
Those aren't the only markings you can find on your palm...
A series of lines in a grid pattern is know as a grille, and it often signifies interruptions or hindrances in your life.
You might find yourself faced with anxiety or exhaustion at some point.
If you feel like this often, it's a sign you need to make a positive change in your life.
Islands are kind of similar to a chain, only instead of the circles being completely under or above the line, they break it completely with a large circle.
They usually are indicating a period of your life where a significant stress will be present, which is oftentimes linked to your health.
If you have an 'M' anywhere on your palm you are very rare.
It only occurs when the heart line, head line, and life line all connect, making an 'M' like shape.
If you have this, you should be happy to know that it usually indicates a person who is trustworthy and makes a good partner.
Squares can mean two very different things.
When they appear by a line break, it means you have a guardian angel watching out for you.
If it rests on a line without a break, it might mean that you will feel boxed in or imprisoned for a time. Luckily, time moves forward.
Depending on where it appears on your palm, a star is a very good thing.
If they are on your life line, it usually represents a great accomplishment or notoriety in your career.
If a line on your hand ends in an almost tassel-like collection of lines, that might mean that your going to have a period of extreme confusion.
Hopefully you have a good head line so that you can make the right decision!
These next palm markings are more common...
Bold transverse lines are indications of obstacles in your life.
They indicate times in your life where people are actively working against you.
To avoid feeling depressed and exhausted, make sure you only surround yourself with positive people.
If you have a triangle on your hand, you are quite lucky.
It strengthens the quality of any line it appears on, and also indicates that you are going to be successful.
Next time you're faced with a difficulty decision, take your chances. There's a good chance you'll come out as the winner.
Tridents are also very lucky because it means that it will make good fortune come to the person in threes.
They will be happy, healthy and wealthy in their lifetime.
And we all know, if we have those three, our lives are basically complete.
If lines on your hand branch upwards, you will be able to conquer any obstacle thrown your way by sheer force of will.
You are a positive person and that will help you power through anything you need to.
If the lines on your hand angle down, that means you are a pessimistic and negative person who tends to lose control of their life at times.
If they are attached to one of the main three lines, then they are likely draining energy from that aspect of your life (heart, head or life).
Lines that go straight up represent positive energy.
They also represent the successful triumph over adversity and can actually cancel out the negative qualities from some of the other markings on your palm.
Did the markings on your hands indicate anything true from your life?
[H/T: Psychic Library]