But more than just an element in works of fiction, palmistry—which is one of the many names of the practice of reading the lines and features of one’s hand—is an activity that is steeped in tradition. In many cases, it’s also been used as a tool to provide people with a better perspective of their current predicaments and how they can best move forward in their lives.
Have you had your palm read, or are you planning to get someone to read your palm in the near future? If so, you should know that you’re taking part in an activity that has been practised for thousands of years.
History of Palmistry
The truth of the matter is that no one knows exactly how the art of palmistry was developed, but it’s been proposed that the activity started in ancient India. The Roma, which is an ethnic group of traditionally nomadic people, played a key role in the spread of the practice and brought the art of palmistry with them as they made their way through northern India and dispersed to other parts of the world.
The art progressed in ancient Greece, with the philosopher Anaxagoras counted as one of its practitioners. Even Alexander the Great took interest in palmistry, and he reportedly analysed the characters of his officers by looking at the palms of their hands.
While the practice was suppressed in the 16th century, palmistry experienced a resurgence in the succeeding centuries, and there have been serious efforts from its proponents to advance and systematise the art further. The early 20th century gave rise to the title “society palmist,” which was initially bestowed to the Irish astrologer Chiero. He became so successful in his practice that he gained the support of historic and literary figures such as Mark Twain, Mata Hari, Oscar Wilde, and Thomas Edison.
What Can You Get Out of Having Your Palm Read?
Having your palm read is sometimes treated as a form of entertainment. That said, letting a palm reader take a look at your hands is an exciting experience for many first-timers, especially if the person has already read hundreds, if not thousands, of palms in their lifetime.
You see, the details of your palms are uniquely yours. While your hand may share features with other hands, how these elements relate to each other is as unique as your fingertips.
Palmistry is used to determine a person’s character, and it can also have a predictive function. By looking at one’s hand, a palmist can see evidence of a person’s health condition, hygiene habits, and even nervous ticks.
While you may know yourself well, having someone else read these details to you may help you develop a deeper level of self-awareness. This, in turn, can help you get to know yourself better and become more aware of the aspects of your character that you may not be aware of.
The predictive aspect of palm reading can be a boon for people who are feeling unsure about their short-term and/or long-term prospects. A palmist can read your hand and help you prepare for what the future may hold. There are elements in your palms that can indicate your career and marriage prospects, for example, and having a vague idea of what you might expect in the future can help you make the best possible decision during a crossroad event in your life.
If you’re worried about something that’s out of your control, then having your palm read and catching a glimpse of the future can calm your nerves or push you to come to terms with the different possibilities that you may eventually face. Forewarned is forearmed, after all, and palmistry can be a channel for receiving a forewarning.
A Way to Get to Know Your Present and Future Selves Better
The features of your hands are something that you’re born with, though there are elements like callouses and scars that can alter the lines in your palms and fingers. Still, getting a better view of your character through palmistry and seeing a little bit of what the future holds for you is a great way to gain a better perspective of where you are now, the possibilities that you have access to, and how you can make the most of the opportunities that you have.
Your fate and future are not set in stone, and how you react to the reading given by the palmist can help you decide the best course to take. Why not find a palm reader and see what your hand says about you today?
Want to know what’s in store for you through your palm? Get in touch with MRS V today as in her Alchemy MAKEOVER she is able to read for you as part of the process!