Line Of Life
According to the ancient science of India, the Samudrika Shastra,
this line is called the Gotra rekha,or the Pitri Rekha and represents
the family. Western palmists, however, call it the line which indicates
the physical capacity of a person. They judge a person's age, possibility
of diseases etc. from this line, but the experience of the author
is that it also indicates, health, wealth, change of residence,
partnerships and the family too.
If the Line of Life is semi-circular, thin and deep, it is an auspicious
sign. A thick, shallow and straight line of life is not auspicious.
A straight line of life is given in above image. This line starts
from a place between the Aggressive Mars and the Mount of Jupiter
and ends near centre of wrist line - the Bracelet.
Sometimes it is found originating from the Mount of Jupiter or
the Aggressive Mars or the centre of the palm. It also ends on the
Mount of Venus or the Mount of the Moon. It takes on the characteristics
of the mounts from which it starts or those at which it ends.
Line Of Head
According to Samudrika Shastra, it has been called the Matri Rekha
or the Dhana Rekha, Western palmists, however, call it the Line
of Head. It is indicative of the mental level or the intelligence
of a person. Whether a person would have money or not is also divined
from a study of this line.
If one goes a little deeper into things one finds that intelligence
or a person's mental level has something to do with whether he would
have money or not. If a person loses the capacity to act intelligently,
he is sure to lose whatever money he has and, conversely, using
one's wits fully can lead to affluence.
This line generally originates from a point between the Aggressive
Mars and the Mount of Jupiter and terminates at the Defensive Mars,
but in most palms it is seen beginning from the Mount of Jupiter
or the Aggressive Mars of the Line of Life and terminates at the
Mount of Mercury or the Mount of Luna. The point of origin and the
point of termination of the line enter into its effect on the life
of the individual.
Line Of Heart
According to the Samudrika Shastra it is the Line of Life and questions
regarding health and longevity are answered with reference to it.
It begins from the Mount of Mercury and ends at the Mount of Saturn
or the Mount of Jupiter. Western palmists believe it to be the line
of emotions, which include love, anger, friendship etc.
All the Western palmists are not agreed on its points of origin
and termination. This line indicates the emotional state of the
individual, his love life and his health. It originates from the
Mount of Jupiter and ends somewhere between the Mount of Mercury
and the Defensive Mars. In some palms, it originates from the Mount
of Saturn and terminates towards the Mount of Mercury.
Line Of Fate
According to Samudrika Shastra it is called the Urdhwa or Indira
Rekha. Western palmists, however, consider this as the line of fate
or of prosperity. Here we call it the line of Saturn because it
inclines towards the Mount of Saturn. One can answer questions like
a person being in possession of worldly goods from a study of this
It also indicates possibilities of marriage and love for an individual.If
this originates from the Line of Life it is considered to be very
good. If it originates from the middle of the palm near the wrist,
a little away from the line of life, it is good. But, if this line
originates from a point very near the Line of Life is not good at
all. This line also originates from the Mounts of the Moon and Venus,
but its effect shows when if straightens and enters the area of
the Mount of Saturn.
According to Samudrika Shastra, the area lying between the base
of the middle finger and the wrist is the area controlled by Saturn
(See attached figure). The Line of Saturn indicates possibility
of wealth. But its effect is seen only when there is another parallel
line a little away, or when the Line of the Sun originates. The
line which is close to the Line of Saturn is called the Kuthar Rekha
(axe line) which interferes with the success of efforts to gain
the worldly goods.
Line Of Sun
This is a subsidiary of the Line of Saturn. According to Samudrika
Shastra it is called variously as the Dharma Rekha, the Vidya Rekha
and the Punya Rekha. It starts from the wrist, the line of life,
the line of Saturn or the Mount of the Moon. It inclines towards
the Mount of the Sun. This line indicates the success of one's efforts,
whether in the acquisition of wealth, politics, a court case, travel
or a love affair. A person gets his heart's desire at the time of
its coming on the scene. We shall deal with estimating the time
when we come to the part of the book where we recap what we have
written in this part.
Line Of Mercury
Samudrika Shastra calls it the Arogya or Swasthya Rekha. Western
palmists call it the line of health or the Hepatica (concerned with
the health of the liver). Palmists do not agree on its origin or
its effect. But the experience of the present author is that this
line indicates the sharpness of intelligence or his business sense.
It originates from the Mount of Venus, or the Line of Life, the
Line of Saturn or the Mount of the Moon and it terminates at the
Mount of Mercury. A clear, well-defined line indicates intelligence
and good health. A broken-up Line of Mercury is an indication of
indifferent health and confused thinking.
Line Of Mars
Some palmists believe that it is a line of influence of the Mount
of Venus. It is a parallel line within the Line of Life. If it is
very near the line of life or if it is very deep it indicates the
extent to which a person is subject to fits of anger. If it is away
from the Line of Life the person is likely to be of an equable temper.
It also indicates the state of marital relations. It originates
from the Aggressive Mars, runs parallel to the Line of Life towards
the Mount of Venus and terminates at the wrist or the Mount of Venus.
Line Of Marriage Or Sexuality
We have called the line popularly known as the Marriage Line as
the Line of Sexuality, because it indicates relationships of an
individual which are connected with sex. Such a relationship might
continue without religious sanction for a long time.
This line originates from the percussion (outer part of the palm)
near the Mount of Mercury and is inclined towards it.
If the line is straight, it is generally indicative of a good marital
relationship or an enduring love affair. If this line inclines towards
the Heart Line it indicates an interruption with marital relations
or ill health of the spouse. If this line inclines towards the little
finger, the spouse is likely to have a long life. This line may
not be single one, but there might be two or even three such lines.
But it does not mean that a person would have as many marriages
or love affairs. It would suffice here to point out that sexual
or marital relations or love affairs are not to be inferred from
this line alone. One must study the line of Mars, the line of Saturn,
the Line of the Sun, the Mount of Venus and the Mount of Jupiter
before answering any questions about marriage or its break-up.
According to Samudrika Shastra, the heart line on the left palm
of the man concerns his wife and the same line on the right palm
of the woman concerns her husband. But not many proofs are available
about the effect of the lines according to this theory.
Lines Of Children
The vertical lines over the line of marriage are, according to
Western palmists, the lines of children (A).
However, these lines may not be true indicators of the children
a person is likely to have. According to the Samudrika Shastra questions
about children can be answered with reference to the:
i. Circular shape of the Line of Life
ii. The number of islands at the base of the thumb
iii. The branches at the end of the Heart Line
iv. Parallel lines near the base of the thumb