About Your Head Line


How to Read Your Head Line

The Head Line is one of the four major lines in the hand. It does not reveal how smart you are, but it does indicate the way the mind is used. Head LineThe Head Line is seldom missing from a hand. It runs roughly parallel to the Heart Line and just below it. It, therefore, reveals information on energies that are less subtle than the Heart Line energies. Head Line energies are more grounded in the facts of life and are related to the thought processes used in daily life.

Generally, the straighter and flatter the Head Line, the more practical and logical the person is. The more curvy the Head Line, the more the person uses imagination and intuition in daily life.

The Head Line origin is on the thumb side of the hand, and it runs toward the percussion side of the hand. The Head Line origin indicates to what degree a person approaches life aggressively or cautiously. The Head Line origin may originate from six general areas. Each different origin area reveals a different mental approach to dealing with life.

The Head Line destination point on the little finger side of the hand shows to what degree the person is logical or intuitive in her or his thought processes. For example:

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Head Line end points.

1: Upturned Destination End: Makes quick, unemotional and rational decisions. Could be a ruthless boss. Treats all situations like they were very serious business.

2: Long and Flat: Analytical, linear, and rational mind. Needs mental challenges that are big, important, and complex.

3: Balanced between rational and imaginative.

4: Very imaginative and intuitive. Perhaps has psychic ability.

Forked Head Line with both 1 and 2 Destination: Skillful working with teams of people. Good communicator and very practical.

Forked Head Line with both 3 and 4 Destination: Can see both sides of every issue. Practical, yet imaginative.

A Special Line: The Simian Line

When the Heart Line and Head Line are fused together, only one major line is present, and it extends all the way across the hand from edge to edge. This line is called a "Simian Line". Shown below on the left are the usual Heart and Head Lines. On the right is the Simian Line.

Creative and leadership abilities are revealed in the hand

Approximately 4% of Caucasians have this line on at least one hand. Approximately 13% of all Asians have it on at least one hand. It is even rarer (1%) to have this line on both hands.

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