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There are many—often conflicting—interpretations of various lines and palmar features across various schools of palmistry. These contradictions between different interpretations, as well as the lack of empirical support for palmistry’s predictions, contribute to palmistry’s perception as a pseudoscience among academics.

Chiromancy consists of the practice of evaluating a person’s character or future life by “reading” the palm of that person’s hand. Various “lines” (“heart line”, “life line”, etc.) and “mounts” (or bumps) (chirognomy) purportedly suggest interpretations by their relative sizes, qualities, and intersections. In some traditions, readers also examine characteristics of the fingers, fingernails, fingerprints, and palmar skin patterns (dermatoglyphics), skin texture and color, shape of the palm, and flexibility of the hand.

A reader usually begins by reading the person’s dominant hand (the hand he or she writes with or uses the most, which is sometimes considered to represent the conscious mind, whereas the other hand is subconscious).

Depending on the type of palmistry practiced, and the type of reading being performed, palmists may look at various qualities of the hand, including the shapes and lines of the palm and fingers; the color and texture of the skin and fingernails; the relative sizes of the palm and fingers; the prominence of the knuckles; and numerous other attributes of the hands.

In most schools of palmistry, hand shapes are divided into four or eleven major types, sometimes corresponding to the classical elements or temperaments. Hand shape is believed to indicate character traits corresponding to the type indicated (i.e., a “Fire hand” would exhibit high energy, creativity, short temper, ambition, etc. – all qualities believed to be related to the classical element of Fire).

Although variations abound, the most common classifications used by modern palmists:

  • Earth hands are generally identified by broad, square palms and fingers, thick or coarse skin, and ruddy color. The length of the palm from wrist to the bottom of the fingers is usually equal to the length of the fingers.
  • Air hands exhibit square or rectangular palms with long fingers and sometimes protruding knuckles, low-set thumbs, and often dry skin. The length of the palm from wrist to the bottom of the fingers is usually equal to the length of the fingers.
  • Water hands are seeable by the long, sometimes oval-shaped palm, with long, flexible, conical fingers. The length of the palm from wrist to the bottom of the fingers is usually less than the width across the widest part of the palm, and usually equal to the length of the fingers.
  • Fire hands are characterized by a square or rectangular palm, flushed or pink skin, and shorter fingers. The length of the palm from wrist to the bottom of the fingers is usually greater than the length of the fingers.

The number and quality of lines can also be included in the hand shape analysis; in some traditions of palmistry, Earth and Water hands tend to have fewer, deeper lines, while Air and Fire hands are more likely to show more lines with less clear definition.

The three lines found on almost all hands, and generally given most weight by palmists:

  • The heart line is the first of the major lines examined by a reader and represents love and attraction. It is found towards the top of the palm, under the fingers. In some traditions, the line is read as starting from the edge of the palm under the little finger and flowing across the palm towards the thumb; in others, it is seen as starting under the fingers and flowing toward the outside edge of the palm. Palmists interpret this line to represent matters of the heart, that is, more literally, our emotional living; it is therefore believed to be an insight into how the emotional sides of our mindframes will act out and be acted upon during our lifetimes, and often said, to what extent we possess emotional reservoirs within us, for example, a chained or gridded heart line (or emotional line) is often seen in people who are highly strung, nervous and draw upon emotional strength and insight to attain their ambitions, i.e. they wear their ’emotions’ on their sleeves, often to draw strength. Such chaining or gridding on the heart line (emotional line) is often seen in intensely creative artists such as musicians and writers, as well as deeply driven scientists. Dealing with emotions, the line is also claimed to indicate romantic perspectives and intimate relationships, again, a chained or gridded heart line is said to point to a flirtatious attitude to love, and one which can be prone to fall in love easily. On a physical level, the heart line is indirectly associated with heart health, more so through the effects that emotions can have on the body such as with blood pressure. A chained heart line is often associated with high blood pressure, but also of an ‘adrenaline junkie’ attitude in life.
  • The next line identified by palmists is the head line. This line starts at the edge of the palm under the index finger and flows across the palm towards the outside edge. Often, the head line is joined with the life line (see below) at inception. Palmists generally interpret this line to represent the person’s mind and the way it works, including learning style, communication style, intellectualism, and thirst for knowledge. It is also believed to indicate a preference for creative or analytical approaches to information (i.e., right brain or left brain).
  • The life line is perhaps the most controversial line on the hand.This line extends from the edge of the palm above the thumb and travels in an arc towards the wrist. This line is believed to represent the person’s vitality and vigor, physical health and general well being. The life line is also believed to reflect major life changes, including cataclysmic events, physical injuries, and relocations. Contrary to popular belief, modern palmists generally do not believe that the length of a person’s life line is tied to the length of a person’s life.
  • The combined length of these three main lines (heart, head, life) can also be used. If this combined length is longer than a persons foot they may be over bearing. However, if it is shorter they may give in too easily to other people. A similar length suggests a well balanced individual.

Additional major lines or variations include:

  • A simian crease, or fusing of the heart and head lines, has special significance in that both emotional as well as reasoning nature have to be studied from this line alone. The peculiar line is thought to be a combination of the head and heart lines on such hands that are separately marked on the rest of the hands.
    According to Cheiro, this line is thought to endow a person with an intensity of purpose or single-mindedness, the nature of which is decided upon by exact position of this line on the hand and the direction of any branches shooting from it, which is normally the case. In hands where such a line exists without any branches as a singular mark, it indicates an extremely intense nature and special care is needed for such persons. The normal position for the line is starting below the index finger and ending where normally the heart line terminates at the edge of the hand below the little finger, indicating average interests for the person and the intense side of the nature is decided purely by the direction of any branches shooting from it.
    The upper half of the palm lying immediately below the fingers is considered to represent the higher or intellectual nature and the lower half of the palm to represent the materialistic side of the nature. If one of these halves is larger than the other as decided by the central placement of the head line or in this case the single transverse palmar crease it shows greater development of that aspect of the nature. Based on this general principle, if this line is placed below its normal position it indicates an intensely intellectual nature; if it is placed above its normal position it indicates an intensely materialistic nature and interests.
    The direction in which any branches may be found shooting from this line have a significant impact on the nature of this line resulting in suitable modifications from the above defined results depending on the nature of the mounts on the hand. For instance, if a branch from this line shoots to the mount of Moon lying on the lower edge of the hand exactly opposite the thumb, it indicates an intensely vacillating nature and emotional temperament.
  • The fate line runs from the bottom of the palm near the wrist, up through the center of the palm towards the middle finger. This line is believed to be tied to the person’s life path, including school and career choices, successes and obstacles. Sometimes this line is thought to reflect circumstances beyond the individual’s control, or alternately the person’s choices and their consequences.

The mounts in palmistry:
Jupiter, Saturn, Apollo, Mercury, Mars positive, Mars negative, plain of Mars, Luna mount, Neptune mount, Venus mount.

Other minor lines:

  • Sun line – parallel to the Fate Line, under the ring finger; believed to indicate fame or scandal
  • Girdle of Venus – starts between the little and ring fingers, runs in a rough arc under the ring and middle fingers to end between the middle and pointer fingers; thought to relate to emotional intelligence and the ability to manipulate
  • Union lines – short horizontal lines found on the percussive edge of the palm between the Heart Line and the bottom of the little finger; believed to indicate close relationships, sometimes – but not always – romantic.
  • Mercury line – runs from the bottom of the palm near the wrist, up through the palm towards the little finger; purported to be an indicator of persistent health issues, business acumen, or skill in communication.
  • Travel lines – these are horizontal lines found on the percussive edge of the palm between the wrist and the heart line; each line is said to represent a trip taken by the subject – the longer the line, the more important the trip is to the subject.
  • Other markings – these include stars, crosses, triangles, squares, tridents, and rings under each of the fingers; their supposed impact and meaning varies by location on the palm and freedom from other interfering lines.
  • “Apollo line” – the Apollo line means to have a fortunate life; it travels from the Mount of the Moon at the wrist to beneath the Apollo finger.

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Consisting of Four Empowering Learning Modules, this program will reveal:

Line Interpretation – Learn the major lines of the palm including the heart, life, head, trident and destiny lines and how to interpret the meaning that each one holds.

Foretelling Mastery – Discover what the future holds for yourself as well as others.

Major Hand vs. Minor Hand – Learn the difference between a person’s hands, what it means, and why it’s so important.

Palm Destiny – Learn your destiny according to your palm and why the left is so much different than the right.

Real Life Application – Learn how to apply what you learn from palm reading into your own life to gain further enrichment.

Redirect Signals – Learn to give advice to others based on what you see and how it can affect their destiny.

Hand Texture Observation – Learn the difference between a spongy texture and a rough texture and what this means about someone’s personality.

Reading Delivery Skills- Learn the correct way to deliver unwanted information so people do not get insulted by your observations.

The Meaning Behind Flexibility – Learn about the flexibility of someone’s fingers and what it says about the way they live life.

The Role Of Fingers – Discover the meaning behind the length of someone’s fingers and a quick and simple technique to measure their length without using a ruler.

The Four Types Of Hands – Learn to quickly identify the four different types of hands including the earth hand, the fire hand, the air hand and water hand and how they affect everything a person does in life.

Advanced Hand Identification – Once you master the basics, you can now explore the next level of hand identification where you will be able to identify the conic hand, the active hand, the philosophical hand and the psychic hand and why each is so unique and special.

The Mystery Of The Mixed Hand – Learn the meaning of this special hand and what it means abut a person’s makeup.

The Mound of Lunar and Venus – Learn about these two areas of the hand and what they indicate.

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The Point of Divination: Understanding Tarot

The Point of Divination: Understanding Tarot

Source: Divination – BWC School of Witchcraft: Year 2

Divination comes from the Latin word divinatio which means the power of foreseeing. However, it is not an easy thing to characterize and has many definitions.

Aleister Crowley reduced it to the use of two questions: “Of what are things composed?” and, “How shall we combine them to our greater advantage?“(1).

The Farrar’s conceived of divination as being “clairvoyance using tools” where it “is the art and science of being aware of facts, objects or situations by psychic means when they are not available to ordinary awareness“(2).

For famous Golden Dawn Magicians, the Ciceros, it is “the art of uncovering the divine meaning behind chance events“(3).

And for Starhawk “all divinatory techniques work essentially to focus awareness and engage in the heightened intuition and perception that are possible in trance.

Today these techniques are not used for “fortune telling” but as methods of “spiritual and psychological counselling”(4).

If we were to draw these together we can understand that divination allows us to take an overview of a situation or a thing, to a degree that is not normally possible and, using this knowledge as a basis, it allows the diviner to see a future progression. This information is then offered to the seeker as analysis and advice.

 

The Tarot

For Witches, the Tarot is perhaps the most widely used of divinatory tools. It is as a set of seventy-eight cards of an ancient provenance. Twenty- two are known as Major Arcana cards. Each of these has a title such as The Fool, The Magician, The High Priestess, The Moon, The Sun and The World etc. The other fifty-six are Minor Arcana cards. These are divided into four suits, most commonly as Wands, Cups, Swords and Pentacles. Each suit has numbered cards from Ace to ten and four court cards generally (but not always) referred to as King, Queen, Knight and Page.

Tarot cards can easily be obtained from major book sellers and occult specialist shops; both On-line and in the real world. In some quarters there used to be a notion that Tarot cards should not be bought and that one should wait to receive them as a gift. As romantic as this notion may seem, in reality, it makes no difference to the card’s effectiveness whether you bought them on sale online, or received them as a gift from a great aunt who has practiced divination for half a century.

What is important, is that you connect with them, whether sentimentally, artistically or spiritually. They must speak to you and you must be able to hear them. After that, it is what you do with them that counts.

Broadly speaking the Tarot has two uses; as a spiritual, self-help tool of enlightenment, or a tool for divination. And often, both. However, not every Tarot deck is designed to have a deep range of uses. Many are little more than a showcase for an artist’s skills, although admittedly lovely to look at.

For a Tarot to be effective it must have a system of symbols, but symbols in the Jungian sense of the word. Jung defined a symbol as:

 “…a term, a name or even a picture that may be familiar in daily life, yet that possesses specific connotations in addition to its conventional and obvious meaning it has a wider ‘unconscious’ aspect that is never precisely defined or fully explained. Nor can one hope to define or explain it. As the mind explores the symbol, it is led to ideas that lie beyond the scope of reason…” (10).

Symbols that can be defined in this way have mind enhancing powers that expand the range of their activity. Tarots that have such symbolic qualities include the Rider-Waite Tarot, the Tarot of Marseilles and Robert Wang’s Tarot of the Golden Dawn. There are, of course, others of value too, but if one of these is chosen it will make an ideal place to start.

Tarot symbolism is complex and for many, presents a significant initial difficulty (especially as the sheer number of cards with multiple meanings overwhelms) This initial challenge can be overcome by working with the cards through meditation or divination, as well as studying their imagery over a period of time.

Start by separating the minor arcadia cards into the four suits. One suit at a time, spread the cards and observe the overall theme, or realm, of the suit as a whole before trying to decipher the meaning of cards individually. Note the symbols that are obvious and search out those that are hidden. Little by little they will reveal the meaning that they have for you.

Quite literally the Tarot can be seen as a symbolic representation of everything in existence, representing the forces of life and how they interact in various ways. Because of this it is able to widen the individual’s view of the world and show them their place within it.

There are a variety of approaches to using the Tarot for divination and an infinite amount of spreads to use. At first, beginners are advised to use the well known Celtic Cross spread made popular by A.E. Waite, one of the creators of the Rider-Waite Tarot (the other being the artist Pamela Colman Smith):

The Celtic Cross

 

  1. The Significator-This card shows the general atmosphere and influences that surround the question. Some readers choose this card to represent their client; others just deal the card out as it comes.
  2. This card is laid across the Significator and is always read as if it is the right way up. This card represents the specific forces of the moment that affect the issue be they opposing or otherwise.
  3. This is the basis of the matter. These are the things that have happened in the more distant past.
  4. This is what is behind. These are the things that have happened in the immediate past.
  5. This is the crown of the matter. This card shows things that may be coming in the future.
  6. This is in front. This card shows the immediate next turn of events.
  7. These are the fears. This card shows the individual’s worries about a matter.
  8. Environmental factors. This card represents the influences of family, friends or colleagues.
  9. Hopes. This is what the individual hopes to be the outcome.
  10. Final outcome. This card tells of what the end of the matter will be.

 

Most decks of Tarot come with a little booklet that explains the divinatory meanings of the cards. These should be learnt; it is most important though that a card reader builds up their own understanding of the cards based on the meanings of its symbols and how it appears in divinatory spreads.

This is something that takes time and to aid development it is a good idea to start a notebook where each card has a page devoted to it. Over time patterns of use and meaning will emerge that will provide the diviner with the knowledge they need for an in-depth Tarot practice.

Here are two charts I created to help my students understand the tarot cards:

 


Buy a Tarot Deck

I want to tell you about the one thing which you should have now (if you want to be a witch or gypsy like me): A Tarot deck.

The best decks for use in this course are:

Acceptable decks for this course include:

Decks not acceptable for this course include:

The Crowley Thoth deck, which is an excellent deck but too complex in symbolism for beginners. If you are not a beginner in working with the Tarot and you really like the Thoth deck, go ahead and use it. If you are not familiar with this deck, avoid it for now.

Under no circumstances should you use a “non-standard” deck; that is a deck with more or less than 78 cards as described above. This would include the Secret Dakini Oracle, I Ching, Lenormand or Gypsy Witch fortune telling cards and many others. This is not to say that these decks are bad or wrong, only that they are not relevant to these lessons.

Tarot decks can be purchased at most major bookstores; however, I suggest that you patronize metaphysical bookstores or occult supply shops. The people who work there are generally far more knowledgeable, friendly and helpful than those at a general bookstore.

 

Blessed be

Blonde Gypsy

Co-Author Divination – 2nd Degree Witchcraft

 


Divination

Divination – Second Degree Witchcraft

Divination is a necessary component of witchcraft, and each person should learn at least two divination methods. As there are so many divination methods, you, the student, will have vast options to assess both your own skill level, and your comfort level in the divination method. 

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