Palmistry, can find its origins in history as far back as ancient Greece. It was Aristotle that first penned an account of the reading of a person’s life lines in an attempt to trace their past and future. He felt strongly that there was a connection between the soul of a person and the physical characteristics that they had. Aristotle presented his theories of palmistry to Alexander the Great who became quite ken on learning all he could of the practice. He was enthralled with the idea of learning about his military officers and governmental leaders through the study of their palm lines. He felt that this gave him a secret insight into the men whom he relied upon the most in running his armies and his empire. Due, mainly to the advance of the Alexandrian Empire, palmistry quickly moved to other countries such as India, Tibet, China, Persia, Egypt. The practice was especially potent in these lands with Persia developing it to almost a cult religion during their middle empire periods. Even today the belief that the palm carries signs of the persons past, future and character is a strong one in the traditional old world Chinese beliefs.
As the Romans absorbed the practice into their own empire after conquering the lands the Greeks had once controlled, they advanced took palmistry into any of the European lands that they conquered. These lands included territories that would eventually become the nations of Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Bavaria, Bohemia, Transylvania, and others. It was this time that the Roma, or Gypsy culture, began to openly practice palmistry, along with crystal gazing. It is their contribution to the art that is most widely recognized among the general population today.
There are schools of thought that state that palmistry developed first in India, and possibly concurrently in China. They state that the practice as it was known by the Greek Anaxagoras, the man exposed Aristotle and subsequently Hippocrates to palmistry, must have been a cultural development which existed in one of the lands he had contact with during his travels around the known world at the time.
You probably know that handwriting, electronic voice print, and body language reveal a lot about you. A palm reading can also reveal a lot about you. Your hand shape, color, and lines also reveal much about your psychological profile. Palm readers study both hands for palm and finger shapes, mounds, major and minor lines, and colors. From these physical indicators, much can be determined about you for better self-understanding. Palm reading is a very helpful way to understand yourself and friends better. You can discover the best skills, strengths, and weaknesses that affect success in life. How valuable is that! Another bonus to learning to do palm reading is that it is a great way to meet people at a very personal level. During the palm reading you are holding their hand, and they have their full attention focused on you. How often does that happen with strangers
Earth - broad, square palms and fingers, thick or coarse skin, and ruddy color, length of the palm equals length of fingers.
Air - square or rectangular palms with long fingers and sometimes protruding knuckles,low-set thumbs, and dry skin; length of the palm less than length of fingers.
Water - long, sometimes oval-shaped palm, with long, flexible, conical fingers; length of the palm equals the length of fingers but is less than the width across the widest part of the palm.