...which starts in the web of the hand, between the thumb and the index finger of Jupiter, and circles around the Mount of Venus on the ball of the thumb down to the wrist. Many palm readers say that the measure of the Line of Life is not an indication of the length of one's life. But, of course, it is one of the first questions a querent may ask while proferring their hand to a palmist for a reading. The length of the Life Line, however, is continually changing to reflect an individual's life style and habits.
To a great extent, palmists are hard put to justify the practice of reading the hands as an objective process. It is the historically disreputable aspect of the practice perceived as "fortune telling" or divination which has cast a shadow over what William Benham called the "Scientific Art" of hand reading. And the factor of pure intuition is undeniable and certainly enters into the practice of palmistry as well as other symbolic forms of divination such as astrology and Tarot.
In general, however, the clock on the Life Line begins in the web of the hand and, curving down to the "rascettes", or bracelets, on the wrist just below the palm, indicates long life of 90 to 100 years. An average life span, as from the Bible with a "three score and ten" of 70 years is the Life Line at the base of the palm, in the well of the hand, before it curves down to the rascettes.
My esteemed colleague Vernon Mahabal, along with Julius Spier, believes the clock of the Life Line commences from the base of the palm up the hand. Several Eastern systems of palm reading also use this process.
The Line of Saturn, the "Destiny" or "Career" line, as it has been called, also figures prominently as a clock in the palms and it runs up the palm to the middle finger of Saturn, the planet of growth and change. Where the Line of Saturn meets the Head Line, lying between the Line of Life and the Heart Line, is generally considered to represent 35 years of age. This is the age, the midpoint, when an individual may begin to have a clear idea of their own life's purpose.
The planet Saturn takes about 29 years to make one complete cycle around the Sun and reach the point again where it was at the moment of our birth. The "Saturn Cycle" in one's life falls generally at this midpoint. For many people, the years between 30 and 35 are a period of significant growth and change. Relationships may end and new ones begin. A move to a new city may occur. A new career may be started or education in a new field may commence. One may become a parent or begin to see a larger vision of life's possibilities.
When the line of Saturn reaches the Heart Line, 52 years of life have been achieved. Any continuation of the Saturn Line pass the Heart Line up to the finger of Saturn may be seen as a sign of longevity and continuing activity with one's chosen pursuit in life. It is possible to calculate the time at which different events affect one's life and growth, such as breaks or islands in the lines, by simply dividing the Life Line and Saturn Line in half and using three score and ten as a standard.
The great palmist Cheiro, who was also a numerologist, used a system with divisions of 7 to calculate with the clocks in the hands. His system also used three score and ten as a starting point for life's span. Dividing that number in half gives the mid-point of 35 years, where Saturn meets the Head Line.
There is real beauty and great truth in the symbolism of Saturn meeting the Head Line. Here, at this juncture, the individual may become conscious of time passing and make an intellectual decision to pursue a definite path in life that will lead to further growth. Both the length of the Head Line running across the palm and the cut of the Saturn Line continuing up the hand are signs of purpose and achievement in the latter half of life.
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