The life line is one of three primary lines (the other two being the Head Line
and the Heart Line
) within palmistry
and the most well known.
The life line is related to the physical vitality of a person and to a much lesser degree, the lifespan (though the Health Line
is a better indicator).
The Life line starts on the inside of the palm between the index finger
and the thumb and bends around the thumb and the Mount of Venus. In
the diagram below, it is the only line present.
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The length of the line is proportional to the energy reserves. A strong
curve down indicates strength
, while a line that is straight shows lack
. The wider the arc
, the more outgoing a person.
Within palmistry, the lines are seen as 'energy flows' between the mounts
(the sources of energy). A life line that curves around the Mount of Venus suggests enthusiasm and a happy home life. A line that runs to
the Mount of the Moon (in the heel of the hand) suggests imagination.
The shape of the line is also important. If the life line is thin or
wavery suggests uneven vitality. A Life Line that is chained (appears to
be made of links) suggests a worrisome person as do small lines crossing
the life line. Lines branching upwards were recovered from while lines
branching downwards are waisted energy.
As with any line on the hand, the position of the mark indicates the time
the action took place or is to take place. A mark at the start of the
line refers to childhood while at the end of the line refers to old age.