Then, in 8th grade, I wrote a research paper on palmistry, as a way to educate myself more on the subject. I learned that the singular line across my right hand was actually my head line and my heart line combined.
It is the frequent assumption of palmists that the bearer of such a marking finds it difficult to separate emotions and what is desired (the heart line) from intellect and what is thought (the head line). I feel this marriage of my thoughts and emotions quite intensely actually and can honestly say that the assumption is true.
Then, while working at a Chief's football game last Sunday, I had a guest give me a high five - and in that moment I took notice of his line. He shared with me that it is called a Simian Crease and that 99% of people who have it also have Down syndrome. However, according to the guy I met, the 1% of us that didn't end up with Down, got blessed as extreme givers of love and sayers of "I'm sorry." It true. I can't help but be driven by love and I am ALWAYS trying to make people happy with my empathy. I had to investigate more.
What I found is they believe the Simian Line gives the ability to focus on one thing, absolutely, to the exclusion of all else. It is believed that these people generally achieve and accomplish far more than most, developing techniques and inventions that will last for generations. They also supposedly experience far more misfortune than most, usually due to the same intensity that drives them. I can see this as truth also, for when I love something wholly, I will go to great lengths to give it my full ambition, and sometimes, it ends up hurting me in the end. Oh well, I believe "It is better to loved and lost, than to never have loved at all." -Shakespeare
Religious elements of the Simian Line are mentioned frequently. Arnold Holtzman, PhD, said that “Many of their numbers may come to identify with fundamentalist religion after living very open, liberal, and free-thinking lifestyles." Now, this could be me for sure. Especially now that I have been studying symbols and am using them to communicate with my higher subconscious.
Here is what my right (dominant) palm looks like:
My favorite palm reading tool is finding out how many kids you will have. If you bend the dominant hand's pinky away from the ring finger and look at the number of creases that appear between the crease where the pinky begins and the end of the heart line -- that will be the number of kids that you either have now, or will have in the future. Pretty cool! It's 99% accurate.
- The most comprehensive simian line-related website I’ve found to date can be found here (with an accompanying podcast).
- Photos of simian lines are available in Flickr’s simian line photo pool.
- If you’re a MySpace user, you can join a group for folks with simian lines (Facebook also has an active group for simian-lined people, but you need to be a Facebook member in order to even see it).
- A forum for people with simian lines can be found here.
- Some personal websites I have found belonging to folks with simian lines can be found here, here, and here.
- A palmist, writer, and teacher discusses simian lines here.
- Here is an article on having double simian lines.
- Palmistry, The Art of Palm Reading covers all aspects of palm-reading—not just simian lines.
- A case study involving simian lines can be accessed here.
- HandResearch.com is a comprehensive source for palmistry information.
- Palm Reading - Read my Palm online! Palm Reading - The Lines on your palm tell the story... Read my Palm today