Relationship symbols, stories and strategies – Part I
How to successfully navigate your relationship roadmap
It is for love that the whole universe sprang into existence and it is for the sake of love that it is kept going. – Meher Baba Discourses Vol. I
You can deepen your understanding of your own and someone else’s essential love style by reading one line in the hand—the Heart Line. Relationships consume the majority of our waking life, and we have hundreds of opportunities every day to connect with other people. We relate with our mates, children, parents, grandparents, siblings, co-workers, subordinates, bosses, business partners, and more. Our best relationship starts with ourselves. The little knowledge you glean from this etching can pick up, perk up and improve your daily interactions. You can think of it as your relationship roadmap.
When you know more about your love style, you can better clarify and ask for what you would like to have in your relationship. Then you’re more likely to get your needs met. And when you nurture yourself, and your needs are met, you can connect with others more deeply and completely. When you connect more deeply and completely, you can appreciate others in a more loving and compassionate way.
Let’s take a quick look at the four basic, easy-to-read Heart Line types: The Passionate, Big Heart, Hermit and Rational Romantic. Each illustrates a style of emotional behavior that is typically displayed to others. How you like to be treated in relationship and how you like to treat others can be read in the Heart Line.
Four Steps to Analyzing the Heart Line
Step 1. Locate the Heart Line carved in your hands.
Step 2. Starting on the outside edge of the palm, follow the line and note in which section of the imaginary quadrant your Heart Line ends.
Step 3. Read the associated descriptions, including both upside and downside possibilities.
Heart Line Styles
Identification: The Heart Line starts on the outer edge of the palm under the pinkie finger and runs horizontally across the hand. The line may be straight or curved and long or short. It usually ends somewhere beneath the middle or index finger. Any Heart Line style is possible on a hand. You may also find a different Heart Line on each hand. The type of Heart Line is independent of culture, gender or sexual preference.
The description of your style in relationship is determined by the termination point(s) of your Heart Line. When looking at the map of your Heart Line you want to find where the widest part of the river ends. Sometimes the line will thin out, near the end, like a river turning into a stream. To be most precise with your reading, find where the thickest part of the Heart Line ends.
You will want to employ this method on both your right and left hand. Empirical evidence shows that the Heart Line on the right hand demonstrates the emotional characteristics displayed to the world and the left hand most often shows the traits used at home and in the inner, more intimate world.
The Heart Line Quadrant
Fig. 1 The Sections of the Heart Line Quadrant
The imaginary quadrant has four sections under the middle and index fingers. See figure 1 to position the quadrant, on one hand at a time. First draw an imaginary line straight down between the index and middle finger. Decide if the Heart Line ends on the index or the middle finger side of the vertical line. Next draw an imaginary horizontal line across the vertical line about half an inch from base of fingers. Now, determine if your Heart Line ends above or below that imaginary horizontal line. Then look to see in which section of the quadrant your Heart Line terminates on both hands.
Fig. 2 Names Assigned depending on Termination Point of the Heart Line
Names are assigned to the Heart Line type depending on which quadrant the Heart Line ends. These names are assigned to illustrate emotional behaviors found in owners of these lines. As an example, the Heart Line in figure. 1 is short, flat and ending below the middle finger in the lower left section of the quadrant. This Heart Line is considered the Hermit Heart.
Are you a Hermit? Let’s explore one of the four main Heart Line types; the Hermit.
Fig. 3 The Hermit Heart Line
The short and straight Heart Line belongs to the Hermit. It ends below the middle finger (lower horizontal arrow in Fig. 3) in the lower right section of the quadrant. (The upper arrow is pointing to another line that looks like it could be a Heart Line but it is not; these lines are not connected.)
If you are the Hermit, you are the lone settler. This doesn’t mean you will be alone or want to go through life solo. It does mean you require sanctuary time. The Hermit certainly has emotions, but you display them less than those with curvy Heart Lines. You need time to marinate in your feelings before responding. You like loyal, solid and dependable relationships where you have a strong sense of freedom – in fact, freedom is non-negotiable to you. Your nature is to be productive and grounded. Privacy, security and work are high priorities. You show your love by doing for others. You might not ask others “How are you feeling?” because you believe actions speak louder than words. You simply witness how people are doing without becoming entangled in uncomfortable emotional scenarios. When faced with uncomfortable displays of emotion you’d like to slither away and withdraw. Your biggest challenge is to tune into your heart and communicate your feelings at the appropriate time of your own volition.
At your best, you are dedicated to projects and loyal to very few people and to your pets.
Affirmation: I am keeping my heart open to mysterious feelings and practicing the art of communication in my relationships.
Stay tuned for the next Heart Line types, including The Passionate! Ohh, la la.
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This article is an excerpt from Kay’s upcoming book called, “Your Life is in Your Hands.” When sharing, please include the entire article, with author information. Kay holds a Master of Arts degree in Spiritual Psychology and teaches people the art and science of Hand Analysis through the American Academy of Hand Analysis. Visit AcademyofHandAnalysis.org
Look for publication in the Valley Voice newspaper on February 20, 2014.
A special thanks to the following for reading this section of my manuscript and offering suggestions and edits: Angela Renkoski, Anne Bunnell, Linda Salazar, Debe’ Wenig and Pam Lockhart. I also thank Lindsay Morlock and Chrisstine Gulrajani for ideas on titles. Thanks also to Richard Unger for his extensive research and teaching about Heart Lines, along with Vernon Mahabal and Pamelah Landers.