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Palm Reading vs. Hand Analysis

Palm Reading and Hand Analysis – What’s the Difference?

What picture do the words ‘palm reading’ conjure up for you?

If you’re anything like me, you may envision a school carnival, with a tent staffed by a willing mom wearing a turban and lots of jewelry. She examines your hand and tells you when you’ll get married, how many children you’ll have, and how long you’ll live. This sort of palm reading is fun; it’s entertaining, and it generally settles lightly on you.

However, this isn’t hand analysis. While hand analysis does involve looking at the lines in your hands, the structure of your fingers, and your hand shape, it is very specific about looking at your fingerprints. Your fingerprints, which are formed before your birth, contain your life blueprint. They reveal who you are here to be (your life purpose), the life challenges you can expect to encounter as you pursue that purpose (your life lesson), and the filter through which you experience the world (your life school).

There is nothing predictive about hand analysis (except to the extent that, barring a choice to change, you’ll continue to do what you’ve always done). The lines in your Handhands have no predictive power; rather, they reflect what we in the land of hand analysis call your ‘personality psychology.’ You have natural personality traits—e.g., an emotional style, an intellectual style—and you have behavior patterns that are the result of the choices you’ve made throughout your life. Those natural tendencies, and your free-will choices, are displayed in your hands, and there is a specific system for
decoding them.

In contrast, I’ve seen a number of different sources of information on palmistry, from centuries-old to 21st century, and they vary widely. Depending on the reader, you may encounter major variations in interpretation. A palm reader, especially a deeply intuitive or empathic one, may also be inclined to make predictions based on what s/he sees. I wouldn’t presume to judge that process. But it is not hand analysis.

Hand analysis is science-based, objective, and concrete. While every hand analyst brings a degree of interpretation and intuition to the session, the basic life blueprint information you gain from a properly trained and certified hand analyst won’t vary. Your fingerprints have a story to tell, and it is the same story, regardless of who is telling it!