Now let us see some common misconceptions , related to Palmistry!  

Misconception 1: A short life line , implies, that you are going to die young.

Reality:  Many octogenarians*  have short Life Line , but still they continue to live past age 80.
Meaning: Life Line alone does not decide your longevity. A defective (short/ broken/islanded) Life Line probably  indicates a major change in your life OR some bothering domestic issues.

* a person who is between 80 and 89 years old.

Misconception 2: I don’t have a Fate line, so i can never be rich.

Reality:  Many crore-pathis have feeble  Fate lines or sometimes no Fate line at all.
Meaning: A defective or altogether missing Fate line ( Line of Saturn ) is a indicator of – the level of satisfaction and importance, a person gets in his/her life. A person may be quite rich, but still if he is not satisfied OR not given importance, it is reflected as such type of defects.


Misconception 3: I have gap between these 2 lines. ( they refer the gap between the Head Line and the Life Line ), ‘I heard one of my friend say ‘ that  marriage life  will not be happy.

Reality: Many happily married couples , have this type of line formation(s).
Meaning:  The gap between the Head Line and the Life Line is simply an indicator of an independent and a bold person. It is only when this gap is too wide AND the Head Line is also defective AND the fingers are short / conic ----- the person is given to too much impulsiveness and unable to control their temper, thereby affecting their married life. Otherwise, seeing ONLY the gap between the Head Line and Life Line it is unwise and insensitive to say that your relationships are going to fail.
I have a close friend who has got quite some gap between the said lines. But the majority LOOP FINGERPRINTS on her fingers , and a long second phalange of her Thumb , gives her – quite an adjustable nature plus, a check for impulsiveness.


Misconception 4:  Right hand for men and Left hand for women.

Reality:  Read both palms with equal importance, before you arrive at a decision, be it male or female.


Misconception 5:  Lines do not change.

Reality:   It is the fingerprints, which never changes. Lines DO change either positively or negatively, depending upon your attitude ( positive or negative) , healthy routine( Yoga , Meditation , Mudras and similar habits) and eating habits( avoiding excess fatty , junk foods etc.,) . So to some extent, we are Slaves of our destiny and to some considerable extent  -- Masters of our destiny. Choice is in your hands !


Misconception 6:   Longer the Head Line , more intelligent he is.

Reality:  First of all, check if the long Head Line is without any defects. Even if the long Head Line is of fine quality , any thing of too much, is not good. We see many long Head Line people to be very stubborn and inflexible, which in turn primarily may affect his domestic life, for , he , may have the attitude, i am right, ALWAYS.


Misconception 7: Girdle of Venus is a very inauspicious marker, to have and is sign of too much sexuality.

Reality: In actuality , sometimes, it compensates for the missing Heart Line . In most cases, it is a sign of acute sensitiveness. It relates to too much Sexulaity, only when Line of Mars is deep and red, the mounts of Aggressive Mars and Mount of Venus are much developed and the little finger – longer than usual. Detailed information can be found under the topic Girdle of Venus, which will soon be published.


Misconception 8 A Palmist can tell even the minute details of your Life, say , for example – direction from which your partner will arrive, which country you will settle , the last fight you had with your sibling, the big red mole you may have in the middle of your abdomen etc etc.,

Reality: Sorry. Perhaps, a Psychic may be able to tell. Do not confuse such person with a Practical Palmist. A palmist will be able to narrate those incidents, which had profound impact on your Psyche, the good time and the bad time period(s). Altogether, there might be,  say,  7 to 8 incidents in your Life, which made strong impact upon you and changed the direction of your life. Only those periods would be etched in your palms. If each and every incident can be foretold, then , there will be no space on our palms!  

But who are we to label , that -- the break we see, or for that matter, any conspicuous defects in the main lines as bad. Perhaps, they are the seeds, due to which your Mount of Jupiter  has developed such a beautiful Ring of Solomon ! 

Perhaps because of all the pain, you have gone through, you are able to really fathom, the agony , of others,  struggling through life. As a result of which you take a positive step and  join some Psychology/ Counselling course or some Alternative medicine course,  and that could be the meaning behind the small but clear vertical lines , which have started to grow on your Mount of Mercury ! The vertical lines over the Mount of Mercury , is also known as Healing Stigmata. People with such vertical lines upon Mount of Mercury , have a helpful nature and they like to try out new things . Researchers , be it any field ( not necessarily only Science & Math) have this marker. A friend of mine , Engineer turned in to a Master Chef , who has a thing, for always trying out different recipes, has this marker.


Misconception 9: A Palmist has a special ‘ gift’ and supernatural powers.

Reality: Sorry. We do not. Atleast i do not have. All we have ( SHOULD have) is love and compassion for our fellow human beings, a sincere yearning , to help them in some small way atleast, to show them à the Sign post , as revealed by the Palm – so that they are propelled forward -- towards their destination , with lesser bumps, God willing.



How to do?
The tip of your little finger should touch the bottom portion of your Thumb -  as shown in the figure above. Apply mild pressure while keeping like this.
Though , it can be done at any time, for maximum benefits -- it is advisable to sit in front of your favourite deity in the form of Prayer / Meditation and do 
OR while listening to some soothing music/ devotional songs.

How long?
It can be done at a stretch for 45 minutes or  in intervals of : 15mts in the morning/ evening / night.

Thumb : Fire element;   Little finger: Water element 

What is Mudra?

Some Benefits of doing JAL SHAAMAK MUDRA regularly are:

When the water content present in our body, goes to excess, the body appears to have a swollen look. Doing this Mudra, removes this excess water.

For some people, you may observe, water oozing out of the eyes and nose involuntarily. Doing this Mudra would be beneficial for them. It also regulates the secretion of excess saliva , observed in some people.

It is a wonderful ,quick and effective Mudra for loose motion.

For women with excessive bleeding problem(s) during their monthly periods cycle, this Mudra would bring immense relief, by reducing it, to normal flow.

Due to excess of acid secretion in stomach, many suffer from issues like acidity and heart burns. This Mudra helps in regulating the secretion of acid and brings it under control.

Pleurisy is caused when the 'Pleure' sorrounding the organ Lungs, gets accumulated by water. It is generally caused  by Pneumonia and other diseases of the chest or abdomen. When a person is affected by such condition(s), they have pain and difficulty in breathing. Jal Shaamak Mudra, helps in removal of this accumulated water, thereby giving relief to the associated painful condition.

Some people ( not only senior citizens) suffer from one of the most embarassing problem, especially when they travel / visit their friends and neighbours, that is -- unable to control their bladder. When this Mudra is done regularly,  they will find a tremendous difference.

If there is secretion of excess spine fluid, it reaches the brain and leads to numerous health complications. This Mudra , is helpful in reducing this excess fluid.


A Mudra (Sanskrit मुद्रा, "seal", "mark", or "gesture") is a symbolic or ritual gesture in Hinduism and Buddhism.While some mudras involve the entire body, most are performed with the hands and fingers.A mudrā is a spiritual gesture and an energetic seal of authenticity employed in the iconography and spiritual practice of Indian religions.

One hundred and eight mudras are used in regular Tantric rituals.

In yoga, mudras are used in conjunction with pranayama (yogic breathing exercises), generally while seated in Padmasana, Sukhasana or Vajrasana pose, to stimulate different parts of the body involved with breathing and to affect the flow of prana in the body.

Mudras & the Panch Bhoota:

The physical body is made up of five elements namely – Air, Water, Fire, Earth and Aakash (ether – the tiny intercellular spaces in the human body).

Imbalance of these elements disrupts the immunity system and is the root cause of all human disease(s).

Deficiency in any of these elements can be corrected, through Mudras.
When a finger representing an element is brought into contact with the thumb, that element is brought into balance. Therefore the disease caused by the imbalance is cured. Mudras invoke electromagnetic currents within the body which balance various constituting elements and restore health. The joining of fingers, brings forth a subtle, yet positive  effect upon the human body.

Ancient sages have designated the five fingers for these five elements viz.,

* Thumb      Fire
* Index        Air
* Middle      Aakash
* Ring         Earth
* Little        Water

There is a direct relationship between the hands and the neck since the nerve paths run through the vertebral form in the arms, hands, and fingers. The flexibility of the hands always has an effect on the flexibility of the neck. Therefore, hand exercises relieve tensions in the neck. Moreover, spreading the ten fingers creates a reflex that causes the chest vertebrae to spread out.

The hands and fingers also have an additional direct relationship to the heart and lungs. You would have observed many people can no longer properly stretch their fingers as they get older. This shows tension in the heart area, which often is an indication of some , heart disease or a tendency toward osteoporosis. This slightly crooked hand position also impedes inhalation. The result is that the optimum amount of air is not drawn into the lungs, especially into the lung borders, which promotes contamination in those areas.

In the picture below, you can find the palm of a person who suffered from Heart attack. His palm was perfectly normal before the attack. Unfortunately, i do not have the picture taken before the attack. He is a real survivor of multiple attacks. He is a very sincere person following healthy diets. I would say, besides the allopathy medicines which is absolutely mandatory for him, his sincere following of Mudras ( some he is ofcourse unable to keep, due to his hand disability) , acupressure and his wonderful Name Number 51/6 which is acting as a Sanjeevani for him. Also, dont miss out , to observe his long Life line , all the way supported by the energetic Mars Line and the clear Fate line, running well above the Heart line.

Reflex Zones

The hand reflex zones correspond to the foot reflex zones, the massage treatment of which is generally known today. Since some of the organs are only found on one side of the body such as the heart and liver, this is reflected in the hands. Since hands come in different sizes, you may not find the exact pressure point immediately. When you have found the desired point, massage it with your thumb, using light pressure and slow, circular movements. One to 3 minutes are enough.

Mudras are sacred ritual gestures or hand positions. When used in religious dance they become an elaborate hand language. The Sanskrit word Mudra means seal. In the most ancient times mudra was used with mantra and sealed the pattern of energy. The earliest mudra was the Sanskrit symbol. From this primordial system of mudra grew a secret language that became as diverse as the country it was practiced in. Mudra is likewise used for the purpose of prayer.

Mudras create an energy field and can be used in healing. The ultimate goal of mudra is a higher state of consciousness.

Tiruchendur Murugan Thunai.


Please observe the transverse bend of the middle finger.( aka Saturn finger). These are persons who would torture themselves of always being right & wrong. They are their own worst critics. With other bad signs, they may also tend to be revengeful and have an urge to prove oneself ALWAYS right” attitude. They are generally pessimistic and do worry a lot about all little things. 



Palmistry carries with it, a stigma , placed upon it by fortune-tellers & the pseudo sciences of the middle ages. For 25 years, I have waged a battle against skeptics to prove, what I know, to be a fact – Palmistry is one of the most reliable methods for determining the genetic & the endocrinologic makeup of an individual. It is an easy and inexpensive method by which the Physician can help his patient to a healthy, happy and a full life. By Eugene Scheiman, MD ( an American Doctor & author of ‘ A Doctors guide to better health through Palmistry)

Palmistry has two important sections: a) Chirognamy b) Chiromancy


It is a study of physical characteristics of the palm , viz., a) Colour of the palm b) Flexibility of palm& fingers c) Length of fingers and the nature of its joints d) Colour of the nails & its shape ( conic, pointed, square, spatulate ) e) Shape of the palm  f) The mounts ( the small bulge/pads, below each fingers) g) Length & Width of the Palm.

Each point, mentioned, above , carries with it , enormous information about a person’s Psyche.

For example, even without , looking at the Palm proper, by a simple shake of the hand, we can gather a) If his Palm feels too soft and flexible you may say, he can quiet easily be maneuvered, his energy level is deficient b) If his Palm is firm , he should be an energetic person and probably a tough nut to crack, his head, placed well on his shoulders  c) If his hand is too hard , he may lack, mental flexibility and with very strong  likes and dislikes.  You may need different tactics with each type of person, to get yourself, heard.


Narrow Palms reveal a restricted way of viewing Life, which is further aggravated by a stiff Palm. Conversely, broad Palms are generally found on people who are broad-minded, tolerant and interested in new concepts and trends. ( Check the angle between the Thumb and Index finger, the distance between the head and life line, and the quadrangle to confirm this ).


Generally speaking, short fingers especially with smooth joints are highly intuitive, impatient  and  impulsive. Check for balancing factors , such as a square finger tip and moderately joined head and Life line. These factors will put a break, to their otherwise, impulsive nature. Otherwise, trouble is in store.

Long  fingers  ,    with  knotted  joints  have  opposite qualities. Patience, love for details , are their trade mark. They are more suited for research oriented works.

If you have a designer, very patient, organized, talented in making small intricate designs/patterns , with precision, probably he has long fingers, square tips, with his/her head line with a slope towards Mount Luna, the mount of imagination and a single whorl on his Sun finger.

If you have a designer, who is highly talented, who just knows, which design is going to be a hit, but who works in fits and fancies, probably he/she has small smooth intuitive fingers.

Further, the transverse bend and the axial bend of the fingers also gives much insight in to the personality as well as health defects.