You, Your Vitality System and the Holiday Season

by Kay Packard, M.A.

Published in the Valley Voice Newspaper December 19, 2013.

Knowing what your Life Line has to say about you can help you elevate from grumble to grace during this holiday season. In hand analysis, the length, shape and quality of this line are associated with the physical body, awareness of and attention to the physical world. Your Life Line indicates your ability to get-up-and-go and your needs for rest and rejuvenation. This line is one of the three major lines in the palm. The other two major lines are the Heart and Head Lines. The Life Line is carved on the inside of the hand around the mound where the thumb connects to the palm (see figure 1).

AAHA Long Life Line

Fig. 1 Arrows pointing to a long and curving Life Line

Let me put one myth to rest – the length of the Life Line does not predict the length of one’s life. It does show concerns about protection and preservation of the body. This is considered the line of family and tribe because we build our physical constitution within our tribe. As humans, we look to our community for support and safety. As we feel safe in our clan, our core energy system is more likely to be in balance.

The Life Line is associated with the element of the Earth and is associated with roots and productivity. If you have a long, clear and deep Life Line (Fig. 1, above), you are down to earth, with a strong sense of security and stamina for living. Likewise, if you have a short or hard-to-see Life Line (figure 2), you will feel a constant restlessness, a bit edgy, with a tendency to ‘fly’.  You may be living on the surface of life, staying busy, but not really “digging in” and planting yourself.

As a master hand analyst, I read the Life Line for:

– Personal vitality

– Stability and energy management

– Physical strength and stamina; vigor and verve

– Relationship to the sense of physical safety

Long, clear and unobstructed Life Lines belong to people who are in sync with their environment and maintain stability in their physical body even under stressful situations like shopping at Costco on a Sunday afternoon. There is a natural rhythm in the routine activities of life. They dig in and live life to the fullest surrounded by the natural elements such as mountains, rivers, trees and parks.

If your Life Line is long, deep and clear you are strong in vitality and physical condition. You have a robust nature and staying power. You are tuned into your body and effectively utilize your energy system, like rock climbers, marathon runners, skiers, and yoga gurus.

During this holiday season, you may be the one to corral the family for a hike, an outdoor BBQ (even if it’s 50 degrees) or drive to Sequoia National Park. Keep in mind; this may not be everyone’s dream for a family gathering. While your stamina is high, do keep to your routine as much as possible so that you don’t become resentful. 

AAHA Weak Life Line

Fig. 2 Short and scattering Life Line – Reluctant to rest

If your Life Line is short, delicate and scattered like figure 2, you have difficulty resting. Your personal anchor and grounding system has been compromised. You may be quite familiar with living in a routine of ‘flight’. You might feel like you’re constantly scrambling to get life in order; “There is not enough time to get it all done.” Core survival issues play havoc in your life and family. At worst, the sense of support from family is severely lacking which creates a shortage of trust in the tribal system. If your tribal system is at risk you will most likely question your contributions to and position in society, asking, “Do I belong here?”  Doubt in one’s role in the community can cause anxiety and internal tension that, in turn, creates a deep-seated urge to create safety and to keep others safe. When this is recognized, understood and addressed that owner can successfully implement a plan for poise and stability on a regular basis.

Short and weak Life Line rescue kit: Take ample time to renew. Heed the call of restlessness and take a deep breath. Schedule time in your routine to plant your feet on the ground by taking walks or hiking. Gravitate to authentic members in your village.

In summary, if you own of a short Life Line, you can transcend grumble to grace by setting personal agreements for well-deserved rest and renewal. If you have a long, well-etched Life Line, you can bring the outdoors inside if the family doesn’t share in your zest for the environment.  In either scenario, remember this is a time to relish in our tribal bonds in gratitude for the security of the root established in our community. 

Kay is a Master Hand Analyst and Teacher who lives in Three Rivers, California. She offers long distance hand analysis sessions and training programs.

Life Line PDF version to print and share.

Thumb Curves and You

Have you noticed how people’s thumb curve?  Some are straight and some curve, while resting in their natural position.  How do your thumbs pose? Notice these thumbs on a man I met at a gathering.

Thumb Shapes

 

Click this Thumb Curve Diagram three page document for a simple Thumb Lesson – What does it mean when your thumbs are straight or curved? Are you ruled by reason or emotion? Consider both your left hand and right hand thumbs.

Palmistry Lesson ~ Venus and Jupiter

Simple Lessons in Palmistry

Many people ask me, “What does this mean?” As they point to a mysterious marking in their hand. Maybe you have wondered about a few markings in your own hands.

In all aspects of the hand there is an upside and a down side possibility. I like to say a good hair day/bad hair day potential. When I have my hair done at the salon there is a likelihood for a great outcome that I’m really happy with or something that needs to be redone!  Eeek.

Throughout your life, haven’t you experienced exceptional hair days and miserable hair days? This is the dance to a just right hair day?  Sort of like Goldilocks moving through the beds that were too hard and too soft to get to the bed that felt just right.

See the simple hand map below along with a few descriptions of markings.  Check your hands – and your friends too!

AAHA Hand Map

Venus is the goddess of love and pleasure. The Venus mount is the area where the thumb plugs into the ball of the palm. Pink ink is showing the expansion of the Venus zone. If this area is rounded and full – sort of voluptuous looking – it indicates an man or woman who is sensual and in touch with her appetites whether they consist of lush velvet curtains and romantic candles, fancy wine and cheese or hunky men with appealing bodies to touch.  Tip for a voluptuous Venus: Enjoy your passions but keep those desires in check.

Alternatively, if this Venus mount is flat, hard to the touch, and straight along the edge of the mount, the owner may be challenged to find joy in their life.  She may be all work and no play. A person with a flat Venus zone might complain about being bogged down with work and responsibilities and unable to express where she feels joy in their life. Tip for a flat Venus: Keep a joy-journal.  In the joy-journal, identify what brings you delight. When do you feel your best and how can you bring more of delight and enchantment into your life?

Jupiter is known as the Sky God with exceptional vision and requirements for a large territory.  If someone has a 6-pointed star, like an asterisk on the mount under the index finger, then I’d read her as an ambitious woman gifted with the ability to influence.  She has the forte to galvanize change in the world. She may sense an invisible and constant ‘push’ on her back to keep her moving forward toward results.

The bad hair day possibility with the star on the Jupiter mount is that she could take the back seat to another leader, manager or King and act as the lady behind the throne. She would eagerly align the kingdom to the other leader(s). However, while in position behind the throne, the followers will still most likely see her as the one to obey. Ideally, she is gaining experience and aiming to claim her authority, pointing the way with her own vision, reigning over her own Queendom. Tip for the gifted leader: Oversee from your own throne to feel most fulfilled.

If you have both a full Venus mount and a Star on Jupiter then others may see you as a charming and generous leader, lavishing your followers with the deliciousness of life.

Watch for the next lessons on the Pluto Line and the vertical lines under the pinkie finger.

Talus and His Monkey Line

Talus and Mom came by share his two-year-and-seven-month hands with me.  He intently performed my requested hand printing, almost without instruction.  He printed his baby doll too!

Talus calls this line racing across his hand (above), “A Monkey Line.”  The monkey does fly from tree to tree with intent and grace.  I also like to think of it like a tight-rope where the walker is very aware of his (or her) every step.  Years of practice assure the walker remains wrapped to the line.

Scattering into Stillness

Yesterday while I was walking along a fairly deserted road in the foothills below Sequoia National Park I was overcome by an acute sense of panic.  It was hard to comprehend, at the time, because I was surrounded by some of the most majestic scenery on the planet.  My stroll took me through Oak trees of all species, bumble bee quality flowering foliage, lush green mountains, romantic rocks, and the view of Alta Peak towering at 11,000 feet.  I compare the view of Sequoia National Park to the Swiss Alps which I visited many years ago. 

During the walk I was making a conscious effort to keep my feet on the ground and to ‘slow down’.  My mind runs amok on an ‘occasional’ basis.  The more I attempted to s l o w  d o w n the more I was consumed with a greater sense of urgency to keep moving.  I actually sensed a level of guilt for not doing more. Attempting to silence my mind put me in direct contact with its opposite: sheer panic.  Why was this happening? 

I have been rewarded quite nicely by society for accomplishing results and being in constant deed. If I slow down, “What will I do?”  “Who will I be if I’m not doing something?” “OMG, I might die if I’m not producing something!”  

These are real thoughts I experienced yesterday on what I had hoped would be a peaceful outing.  It’s ironic that one of my highest priorities, right now, is to experience Stillness.  Often is the case that our truest desire puts us in direct conflict with ‘its’ opposite.  In this case: Silence vs pandemonium. 

How does this happen?  Conditioning, patterns and addictions have formulated the path of our existence.  I’m addicted to working, producing, responsibilities, tasks, schedules and the call to perfection.  I have to classify this as an addiction because of the reaction I have when I even think about not having these scenarios in my world.  This doesn’t mean those ‘things’ are bad.  I’m simply seeking an adjustment to my internal volume control.  Might you relate? 

There are specific configurations in the hands that can point to this type of internal feeding frenzy.  See if you have any of these six designs in your hands or fingerprints.  They involve either the Life Line or the Arch fingerprint. 

To see six hand print examples and the remaining article click here to open the pdf  Scattering into Stillness by Kay Packard AAHA

Palmistry Basics ~ Flirting with the Land in the Hand

Palmistry Basics by Kay Packard

Within the beautiful and magnificent hands are numerous aspects and characteristics to ponder.  All of these various aspects are contained within each of us.  The hand map is a simple diagram showing the descriptions for some of these facets.  A line or marking in the hand can specify a particular element that distinguishes you from everyone else.  I’d like to introduce you to some fundamentals of palmistry because I’ve found this art and science to be incredible for deep self awareness and enriched personal empowerment.  I’ve seen people from age eight to eighty benefit.

Areas of the hand, such as the fingers, mounts, and specific markings, can mold themselves in accordance to how we engage particular traits in our own lives.  We are whole beings with a whole hand – times two!  As the hand can be compartmentalized, we too can be recognized with various partitions of attributes in our interior make-up.  For example, you may be motivated to lead while also being gifted at writing.  Or you may have a knack for spiritual counsel as well as achieving endless tasks. The shape and quality of your index finger tells me about your preferences and talents as a leader.  The fleshy mount of the Moon, at the bottom of the palm, near the wrist on the outer edge of the palm gives me a clue as to your interest in spirituality.

As we give attention to certain things in our lives we consciously and often times unconsciously, compose our life-movie-scenes.  My life movie involves innovative teaching with great passion, amongst other things.  You too follow a theme as part of your life movie.

The hands can be read to clearly show how a person is using or living with these various aspects in their life movie.  You have a concrete blue print, in essence a life map, at the end of your own arms.  Take a look.  What do you see?

For example, the Thumb represents results, accomplishment and will for success.  Every single person will approach this aspect of life in a completely different way.  Let’s consider a simple example. If someone has a large Thumb, relative to the rest of the hand, and its set away from the hand, the owner will generally prefer to grasp and handle on a large scale. Conversely, a person with a smaller thumb, relative to the rest of the hand, and is held more tightly to the palm, will be more inclined to keep to themselves with less will to do.

It is important not to make judgment or assessment of anyone based on only one characteristic.  It’s important to look at a variety of points to determine a more accurate picture.  Think of an ant as a presence and contribution of individuality to the whole of the living ant colony. We won’t get a whole picture of the ant colony by looking at only one of the workers. To appreciate the reason for the ant colony, with its beauty and significant contribution to the nature of things, it would be better to study a variety of the moving insects, to analyze their operations and to understand their purpose.  I remember when I was first introduced to the idea (and fact) that some ants can carry 100 times their own weight.  After being told, I had to go watch the ants in the dirt in my back yard.  While I didn’t have equipment to measure the miniature weeds and ant-food being swiftly hauled on their backs, I could see what they carried weighed more than the micro creature itself.

Back to hands. 

The way I look at this, fingers are like antennas receiving and transmitting energy.  Mountains on the palms allow space for the energy to be used.  And lines etched in the hands illustrate the flow of energy along our neurological ‘bi-ways and hi- ways’.  I also consider us as vibrational beings.  The imprints on our naked bodies, in the form of lines on and shapes of the hands and fingers reveal a vibrational code, if you will.  The skin carvings (a.k.a dermatoglypics) of the fingerprints also reflect an energy imprint.  These patterns, or codes, can be analyzed, deciphered and translated from palmese to words that can be understood.  These words, describing the meaning in the hand- print is considered a ‘reading’.

Just about anyone over the age of four can learn how to read hands.  Depending on the desire and motivation advanced levels can also be achieved.  Today, let’s keep it very simple.

Below is a simple diagram of the hand with preliminary descriptions for the fingers and mounts. The descriptions come from the ancient art and science of hand reading.

 

A few charlitains and mis guided palmists have given the language of the palm a bad taste.  But that is actually the case with many trades.  For example, there are a small handfull (no pun intended) of doctors, lawyers, photographers and guru’s who may have demonstrated the negative side of their work. To encounter the best outcomes in your life-movie, it’s important to be curious, ask questions, follow your intuition, take personal responsibility for your investigations and perform according to a well writen script.  To have a more informed opinion of palmistry and hand analysis you are wise to visit with and read about hand analysis from highly qualified and professional hand analysts.

In this basic context of palmistry, we focus on a non-predictive approach where there is an upside and a downside to each identifiable attribute in the hands. As with your hair, there are good hair days and bad hair days!  Each characteristic identifiable in the hand, be it a heart line interpretation, a strong finger definition, a star, a grill or a hand shape, all have “plus” and “minus” sides. Assimilating both sides is crucial for personal understanding and development.

You may want to learn to read hands for fun out of curiosity or you may be in the process of learning how to read hands professionally.  No matter where you are in the spectrum of reading palms there are many positive outcomes.  Clients have reported the following benefits:

– Self knowledge and awareness

– Validation of deep knowings ‘within’

– Information to make better life-choices

– Self acceptance

– Clear articulation of strengths and weaknesses and what to do with both

– Ability to see opposing characteristics within the personality and declare steps for personal wholeness

– Understanding that every person is living their own life, in their own way

– Freedom to be me

– Clarity in why one is here

– Instead of wondering around with an invisible blindfold, one can use the life map etched in their very palms for life guidance.

Keep your eye out for my next article illustrating the major and vertical lines in the hands.  The major lines are the heart, head and life lines.  The vertical lines reach up the hands toward each of the fingers.

Love and Sensitivity of the Highest Order

by Kay Packard

There is a particular etching in the palm of the hand that illustrates immense sensitivity to the energy patterns of the Universe. The print below shows two arrows pointing to a line arcing below the two middle fingers on the upper area of the palm.

The term “Girdle of Venus” is used in older Palmistry although it is nowhere near the Mount of Venus.  Vernon Mahabal calls this marking “The Line of Neptune” because of the area of the Palm he associates the marking to.  Regardless of the name the explanations are similar.

Line of Neptune
Line of Sensitivity and Compassion
Imagine yourself at a puppy farm where the puppies are confined in the worst conditions.  It’s hard to even write about the atmosphere of the puppy farms.  Those cute, furry creatures eat and sleep in their own urine and feces.  Or imagine, for a moment the living, if you can call it that, arrangements in the war-time concentration camps in Germany.  See in your mind’s eye the sleeping quarters, lack of food, water and shelter. Envision the smell of the burning bodies in those horrid camps.
 
If I’ve lost you and you quit reading the above depiction of humanistic night mares, you most likely carry the great sensitivity associated with of the Line of Neptune (AKA Girdles of Venus).  The owners of a Line of Neptune are highly tuned in to the energies of wide-reaching suffering because of a highly evolved Universal Love they carry.  It is extremely difficult for the owner to see, hear about or even consider the massive pains and experiences of masses of peoples or animals. It hurts the heart too deeply to engage in the ache in the world.  They have a tenderness of heart. 

If you have this marking, you may have learned to manage your profound sensitivity to the force of suffering and sadness with invisible or visible ear muffs.  Ear protection is symbolic for much needed protection from wide scale energies that can be exceedingly overwhelming. The sensation of misery, agony and torment can feel unbearable.  In reaction to this subtle and usually indescribably agitation, you may have chosen to live in the country or along the open coast line, away from the pin ball energy bounce of the city. 

 Line of Neptune

It’s very important to care for yourself and the effects of the invisible antennas permanently mounted to the top of your head. You are in constant contact, tuned in, tapped in and turned on to subtle energies at a universal level.  

On a bad day, at your worst, if the sensitivities are not treated with great care and attention, you could develop addictions to escape the all consuming energetic world.  Addictions to drugs or alcohol appear to numb the affects of the hidden forces of energy.  If you increase your attention on the worldly suffering, unhealthy fantasy, delusion and false ideals may consume and replace your capacity of vast and insightful vision.  

At your very best you will harness the elevated vision you carry with your faith in the Divine and fully utilize your experience and skill working for Universal Welfare.  Perhaps you choose to perform as a deeply caring Doctor, Nurse, Social Worker, Hospice Worker, Green Peace worker a Nun or some Spiritual function helping at a worldly level.  Hand Analysis, Quantum Healing, World Wide Meditation Circles, Habitat for Humanity, Emotional Freedom Techniques and other Metaphysical fields bring out the psychology of the heart.  On the Master Path, the owner knows how to use the appropriate dosage of suffering – just enough to cultivate their understanding and love.  There is a capability to cultivate compassion for all living beings.  

If you hold this marking in your hand, consider how life would look for you if you were to fully utilize your gift of universal compassion, caring and love out in the world.  

Only when there is understanding of suffering can there be acceptance and love.  “If there were no suffering how could we understand our own suffering and the suffering of others in order to accept and truly love them?”  Sister Dang Nghiem – Disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh  

The owner of this Line of love on a grand scale learns from the pain and transforms that pain into understanding and awareness.  Then the suffering no longer paralyzes, overwhelms or drives one into fanaticism and escape.  As this happens you realize you carry the energy of the buddhas and bodhisattvas.  

For full article plus more prints click here  Universal Love and SensitivityPrivateLesson1 

Author Kay Packard

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Contact Kay at 559-561-4490 to learn more about the description of this marking and how it can play out in the owners’ life.   

Inspiring and Intense Artistic Mastery

I’d like this 8-Year Old to be on my radar for years to come because of a few significant markings on her left hand (below).  One particular line called the Line of Apollo is stretching from the bottom of her palm up toward her ring finger (in pink).  While it is running a jagged course it still very much indicates the design of a professional artist.  Think of someone in the spotlight, maybe on the silver screen, who is a writer, performer with voice and instrument and possibly even a director, all wrapped in one.

She also has a Simian Line running horizontal along her hand from one side to the other (dark teal).  The key word for this line is intensity.  The emotional and mental systems are merged together.  They form a union and lend to the owner doing what they do with all of their being. 

Because of the inside organization of emotions with thoughts there can be a sense of misunderstandings with others.  With extra care in the communications department  – which means purposeful practice in clarifying messages – she can develop into a master of communications.  Combine the preceding with the last minute veering of the Apollo Line toward the pinkie finger – the finger of communications – and we may see a theme of interpreting and translating in original and innovative form. 

As a reminder, I am not making predictions about her future.  The lines can change and are most likely to change with her personal development.  The markings in the hand tend to indicate the preferences and inclinations of the owner.

One other line to note is the orange vertical line reaching up toward the index finger.  This is the line of inspiration and ambition.  This tells me she has an urge to surge with vision.  Her high ideals stimulate her vision and thus lead to her inspiring nature.

When combining just these three lines she has the talent of an inspiring and intense artist on her way to mastery.  Skills are required to develop mastery and in her case the following will help: practice and persistence in communicating her creative wants, visions, ideas and innovations; then doing them! 

On a side note, her life purpose is the Successful Pioneer.  As she handles the arrows, stands true to her values and trusts her inner voice, I’d imagine we’ll see big things from this little one.   Stay tuned!

 

Hand Analysis X-Ray Vision

See if you have x-ray vision showing in your hands. One or more arcs on the mount under the Index (Jupiter) finger is called the “Rings of Solomon.”  The owner of these lines typically has an unerring ability to understand human character and offer profound counsel.  S/he can be a teacher who brings deep insight since they are able to see through the façade of things. The more rings the stronger the ability and the need to be a major theme in the life.   If the line(s) are straight the owner is more inclined to use reason when ‘seeing’.  If the line(s) are curved and arcing on the Jupiter mount the owner will include more emotion in their counsel.

Heart Line Fork – Bend-Over-Backwards

Do you rearrange your emotions for others?  Check the Heart Line configuration in your hand.  If you have a line forking off the main Heart Line that looks like a waterfall, you may be rearranging your feelings and actions based on your perceptions of others’ needs and feelings – specifically someone who you view as an ‘underdog’. See the example below where the heart line and the fork are shown in purple.  This indicates a person may often say “Yes” when they really, really want to say “No”.   Hurting feelings is to be avoided at all cost.

Suggestions:

1) Notice the internal emotional rearrangement happening within you

2) Be conscious of YOUR desires and feelings

3) Take your time to silently address another person’s emotional needs without responding right away to his/her words.  Give yourself time to ask yourself what you’d like to do (based on #2 above).

4) Give yourself permission to say “Yes” or “No” in self-loving way.

5) Release self-judgment and critism that you should be emotionally connected in any other way than you are.