What Do the Lines of Your Palm Mean? Part 4
April 05, 2024 10 min read

What Do the Lines of Your Palm Mean? Part 4

By Lady Saoirse

Palm reading is a very old divination practice that has been done all around the world. While you certainly can hire a professional palmist to read your palm, it's possible to read your palm yourself with the right guide to palm reading. Find out what the fingers and the shape of the hands can tell you and do your own palm reading.

Have you ever had a palm reading? If you have, you might think the person reading your poem is the wisest mystic you've ever met. They might have seemed to know all the answers about your life, your personality, and your future and you probably wondered how one person could know such things. Well, believe it or not, they're not any smarter than you are. They just happened to know some things that you don't. How would you like to find out how to read your own palm? Join Spiritual Blossom for part 4 and our series about the meaning of the lines of your palm and find out what your fingers and the shape of your hands tell you.

What Can a Palm Reading Tell Me?

What Do the Lines of Your Palm Mean? Part 4

Palm reading is an ancient form of divination that looks at the lines of your palm and the shape of your hand and fingers to find out things. You will find out parts of your personality and how your mind works. You will learn some things about your future, and even have some reminders about things that have happened in your past. You will find out some things about your body and your health, and you will learn about career, success, love, and some of the attitudes that you have. Some people say that a palm reading is like a map of your personality and your life. Other people say palmistry is the only form of divination you ever need to learn. Read on to discover if it's a form of divination that speaks to you. To read about the meanings of the Tarot Cards see here: A Quick Guide to Tarot Cards and their Meanings

Why Do Some Palm Reading Guides Disagree?

When you do an online search, read multiple books, or consult multiple palmists, you might discover that they each disagree on what certain lines mean. Why is this? It is because different mystical traditions developed on their own. Despite this, legitimate psychics, and divination professionals, no matter what their tradition is, will give you the same information. If one palm guide says that a particular line tells you one thing, and a different palm guide tells you that explains something else, all you have to do is consult each guide about both questions and see if they agree. If they don't, consult another one and find out what they say.

Of course, it is always best to study with a professional teacher or have your own mentor when you are learning something like palm reading. However, that isn't always possible. That's why a lot of people turn to books and online resources to learn about things like palm reading. Remember, if you are structuring your own learning based solely on reading materials instead of studying with an expert in person, you are not going to have all of the answers immediately. Be patient and give yourself plenty of time to discover which educational resources resonate best with you and which ones you feel have the best information. Learning divination is a long-term journey that you will walk for many years to come. There are no instant results. The search for the answers is a part of the reason why you embark on such a journey anyways as opposed to just focusing on the destination. To learn about clairvoyant psychic abilities, see here: What is Clairvoyant Psychic Reading?

Types of Hands

There are a couple of different methods to look at to see what the shape of your hands tells you. One of them breaks the hands down into four types representing elements. Water, earth, fire, and air are four elemental types of hands that you can have, and some people believe this is the best way to find out about yourself from palmistry.


What Do the Lines of Your Palm Mean? Part 4

Water hands are identified by long, narrow palms and long fingers. People with Water Hands are emotional, artistic, and caring. They are sensitive to other people’s feelings and relationships are very important to them. They love to spend time helping others and their compassion draws them to medical care or counseling. They spend a lot of time creating things as well. They are patient and detail oriented, and can be introverted. They are empathic, and will reach out to people to check and make sure they are okay if they feel something is wrong. Their tenderhearted sensitivity means they get their feelings hurt easily, however, and stress can incapacitate them. To read about Zodiac Water Signs see here: What are Water Signs?


Earth Hands have short fingers and a square shaped palm. These hands typically have few minor palm lines and they are strong, robust hands. These people are reliable, hardworking, and realistic. They are caretakers and providers for their friends and family, and they are excellent at overseeing jobs and getting things done. They may prefer to keep their emotions to themselves and focus on things in a more rational way. They seek stability and can be stubborn once they find ways of doing things they feel works best for them. To read about the Zodiac Earth Signs, see here: What are Earth Signs on the Zodiac?


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Fire Hands have long palms and short fingers. People with Fire Hands are filled with unlimited amounts of energy and they are natural born leaders who seem to always be on the go accomplishing things. Their charm and charisma attracts them unlimited amounts of helpers. They are not afraid of challenges, seek stimulation, and to be active. They can excel in sports or business where their team competes regularly. They can be annoyed and impatient with people who they feel hold the team’s progress up and they can shun sleep and become bored easily. To read about the Zodiac Fire Signs see here: What are Fire Signs of the Zodiac?


Air hands have short, square palm with long fingers. People with Air Hands are master communicators and lifelong learners. They love to share ideas, learn new information, and they are open to friendly debates where exchange of ideas leads to learning or enlightenment. They need regular mental stimulation and to keep up to date with all the most modern technology and concepts. If they are not careful, they can overthink and make themselves anxious or stressed. To read about the Zodiac Air Signs, see here: What are Air Signs?

Hand Shape and Meanings

What Do the Lines of Your Palm Mean? Part 4

There are more ways than just by element to evaluate hand shapes to learn about yourself. There are square, psychic, elementary, intellectual, conical, and spatulate hands also.


The square shaped hand basically looks like a series of squares. The palm, writs, and fingers all have boxy square shapes. They have large thumbs and knuckles also. People with Square Hands are practical individuals who thrive in orderly, organized environments and they wither in chaos. They rely on being rational versus instinctual. They are honest but seek to handle things calmly rather than with tactless emotional outbursts or conflict. If things change, they manage themselves well and you can read about times if change here: How to Manifest Your Life After Changes 


Also known as the Pointed Hand, Psychic Hands have long, slender fingers and the hand is slender and small with a dainty thumb. People with Psychic Hands are in tune with mystical things and possess powerful psychic abilities. They are more in touch with their psychic and spirit side than mundane things. They may reject societal expectations, and don’t always make the best business people because they divorce themselves from the material. They can also be daydreaming idealists. Pisces people are very in touch with their psychic side and you can read about them here: Pisces Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility 


Elementary Hands have small, thick fingers, and a broad, thick palm. These people use their physical bodies more than their intellect. They are not dumb! They just have a lot of energy to do physical things and often work in fields using their hands or doing manual labor. They can be short tempered and have strong reactions to their passions and instincts. Aries is a sign known for fiery passions and you can read about them here: Aries Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility


Also known as the Knotted Hand, this hand is identified by large bony palms, and bony fingers. These people are analytical and scholarly. They reason their way to solutions to problems and seek new ways of thinking of things. They are scientific, yet idealistic, and seek justice. They are also independent thinkers and develop their own philosophies. Aquarians are a very independent and philosophical sign and you can read about them here: Aquarius Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility 


People with Conical Hands have broad palms and slender fingers which taper to their fingertips, giving the hand a conical shape. They are sensitive, artistic, and imaginative. They are quick thinkers and quick learners and often find much success in a creative career, filling the world with beauty. They can react on their passions and be short tempered. One Zodiac Sign known for their love of beautiful things is Libra and you can read about them here: Libra Traits and Love Compatibility


The Spatulate Hand has wide palms and wide fingers that can be flattened at the tips. These people are inventive and energetic. They seek to bring new things into the world and have the drive to make their ideas become reality. They are hardworking and focused on being successful. Geminis are another sign filled with energy and you can read about them here: Gemini Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility

Reading the Fingers

What Do the Lines of Your Palm Mean? Part 4

As if all this was not enough to get a good picture of your personality, there’s more. Read on to find out what all four fingers and the thumb tell you!

Venus Finger

This is your thumb and it tells you about your family life and can tell about health. A strong, clear ring around the base of your thumb indicates strong family ties, but a feathered one indicates a strained relationship with family. An extra-long thumb indicates independence. Crosses at the tip of the thumb can show anxiety or poor health. A clubbed thumb and especially short nail bed indicates a hot temper and you can lose control of your emotions sometimes, which jeopardizes relationships. If the middle crease of the thumb is strong, it indicates a good family connection. One Zodiac Sign that feels family is very important is Taurus and you can read about them here: Taurus Zodiac Traits and Love Compatibility

Jupiter Finger

This is your index finger and it tells you about your leadership qualities. The longer it is, the more of a leader you are. If it grows past the third section of your middle finger, which forms the middle finger’s tip, you are a natural born leader. If it is much shorter, you might be reluctant to lead. Jupiter rules the Zodiac Sign Sagittarius and you can read about it here: Sagittarius Traits and Love Compatibility

Apollo Finger

This is your fourth, or ring finger, and it is also called the Sun Finger. It represents romance and creativity. If this finger is longer than the index, or Jupiter finger, it means you are very creative and are not afraid to take risks. The longer this finger, the more gifted your creative and artistic talents, the better you connect with other people, and the more open you are to new romances. Leo loves romance and you can read about them here: Leo Traits and Love Compatibility

Saturn Finger

This is your middle finger and it tells about your attitude toward being reliable and responsible. The longer this finger, the more seriously you take responsibility. This finger is normally longer than all the others, and the longer it is, the more pronounced your dedication to your responsibilities. An especially short Saturn finger means you have an aversion to other’s expectations and prefer to be more spontaneous.

Mercury Finger

This is the pinky finger and it is about how you communicate. It is said if this finger is crooked, you won’t communicate openly and can be dishonest. If it is especially short, you have a hard time expressing yourself. If this is a very long finger, you communicate openly and honestly. The longer this finger is, the better you communicate on the job and the greater success you will have in your career. Virgo is one sign known for their dedication to career and you can read more here: Virgo Traits and Love Compatibility

Palm reading doesn't tell you everything, but it really does tell you a lot. Looking at your fingers and the shapes of your hands gives you vital information that you might eventually discover about yourself down the road- but having it all in one place- the palm of your hand- is priceless. Thank you for joining us for our series on palm reading. Make sure to read all of our articles to learn more about spirituality, magic, folklore, and astrology.

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About the Author: LadySaoirse has studied magic and lore for most of her life but started walking her own Magical Path after being spiritually reborn in the desert. Today she is a High Priestess for The Temple of the Goddess, she is a psychic advisor and spiritual counselor, she shares her gifts as a Psychic and Content Writer for Spiritual Blossom, and she writes for The Green Egg. She has written for Mysticsense and PaganPagesOrg emag.