Chinese Palmistry - Tell Your Destiny from Your Hands
Palm Reading is also called Palmistry or Chiromancy (meaning hand prediction). It is an analysis of a person's hand to foretell the future and personalities. It has been used for centuries in different cultures, and there are many variations of the interpretation. This site's reading is based on Chinese origin.
Palm Reading is considered the most fundamental technique in Chinese fortunetelling. In the old days when a person's birthday is unavailable or inaccurate for horoscope analysis, a palm reading master can study the person's hand to foretell future and traits. The analysis is based on the lines and creases on the palm, and characteristics of the arm, hand, palm, finger, and fingernail. The study of Chinese palm reading can be dated back to three thousand years ago. Today, it remains a commonly used fortunetelling technique in China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
Most people do not have identical lines and creases on their right and left palms. So, which hand should be used? In general, both hands have imbedded messages for you to uncover. However, to be more accurate in the reading, follow the special "age and gender rule" below:
Male's Palm Readings
If you are less than 30 years old, use the left hand for primary reading and the right hand to supplement the analysis if needed. If you are more than 30 years old, do the opposite.
Female's Palm Readings
If you are less than 30 years old, use the right hand for primary reading and the left hand to supplement the analysis if needed. If you are more than 30 years old, do the opposite.
There is another saying that a man's left hand represents what he was born with physically and materially, including his family and heritage, and his right hand represents what he becomes after grown up, including relationship, health, social status, etc. For a woman, it is the opposite hand, that is, right hand for "born to be" and left hand for "grown to be". This interpretation coincides with the special "age and gender rule" mentioned above. Typically, a person is heavily influenced by his parents, family heritage, and upbringing environment from birth through his young adulthood. Gradually after his independence, he is a man of his own doing and destiny. Therefore, using age 30 as a milestone to switch hand for the analysis will increase the accuracy. As to using opposite hands for man and woman, it is based on the Taoism's principle of Ying (woman) and Yang (man).