The Intuitive Life: Palmistry Lesson

By Margaret Ruth

Find your lifeline.
by Margaret Ruth

If you have ever wondered what your palm lines say about yourself, I have some quickie palm line guides you can use. The quality of a line is one of the most important indicators of a line’s meaning. Some palm-readers say they view the lines as energy power lines or as rivers, as a way of understanding how clear and strong a line is. In addition, and this is important, it is hard to read futures in people’s hands because the lines do change and shift. However, it is still interesting and fun to see what personal insights are revealed in your palm. Most people ask about their life line first, so here is a little lesson on reading your life line. Have fun with it and don’t forget that your futures are always up to you.

Life line

People get concerned about the life line because there is a notion that a short life line means a short life. But most palmists see the life line as an indicator of vitality, zest and well-being. The life line stands for the physical self and physical interaction with the environment. So, vitality and zest are related to a person’s interest in life, a life force or quality of life. It can indicate such things as life shifts, long illnesses and geographical movement.

The life line starts between the thumb and index finger and ends somewhere by the wrist. It is extremely rare to find someone without a life line. The left hand shows the inner experience/potential and/or heritage of the family of origin; the right hand shows the physical experience of the individual’s life.

Interpreting the life line

Look at the quality of the line first; notice that some life lines change qualities at different points.

Broad: energetic physical nature

Thin: delicate, low energy

Deep: high life force

Shallow: low life force or energy

Red: excitable physical nature

Pale: placid or passive nature

Check some of the other features. Here are some interpretations:

Short: ends around center of palm. May not have a challenging life path or enjoy vigorous effort.

Long: Almost to wrist. Embracing challenges is part of the life path.

Wide arc: Runs past hand center. Large life: travel, dislike routine, influenced by emotions.

Narrow arc: Runs close to thumb

Closely held life: feelings to self, not adventurous, more defined or routine life.

Series of straight lines: Changeable person or shifts in vitality or environment.

Ends near the outside edge of the palm: Wanderlust, adventurer, appetite for change in environment

Margaret Ruth is a longtime popular psychic living in Salt Lake City. She develops and teaches transformational classes for Lifelong Learning at the University of Utah, is the author of “Super­con­scious Connections: The Simple Psychic Truths of Perfectly Satisfying Relationships” (Sept 2010) and blogs at Huffington Post and Find her at

This article was originally published on September 30, 2009.