|The line of heart governs our emotional responses
and the way they shape our character and personality.
It also indicates the level of vascular health and in
certain circumstances can also show hearing and sight
defects. The more curved the heart line appears the
more emotionally responsive the subject; the
straighter the line, the less flexible the nature. A
lightly marked heart line may indicate a highly
sensitive, slightly shy type. Quite often the
heart line is the darkest and most heavily etched line
in the hand, suggesting that subjects obey their
emotional instincts despite what the mind or common
sense tells them to do. When this happens, there are
often many little influence lines that drop away into
the palm toward the head line. The higher the heart
line stays along the top of the palm, the less this
will be so.
How Affectionate Are
Look to the heart line to show the depth of
understanding and the affectionate side of our nature.
The physical nature of love and our emotions are shown
by the depth that the heart line sinks into the palm.
The higher and straighter the line in the palm, the
less physically expressive the nature.
People with low-set heart lines always show depth of
feeling in their dealings with everybody, especially
the younger folk. They are far more in touch with
their emotions and much more responsive than those in
the older generations.
Reading the Heart Line
There are two distinctive schools of though concerning
this particular line. It has always been accepted that
the line starts on the radial side of the hand where
the other two main lines have their beginnings.
Because emotions are instinctive there are those who
argue that the heart line must start on the percussion
and travel to the radial side of the hand. In turn,
this has produced a small minority of people who claim
that the line cannot have a beginning or an end
because of what it represents.
Further, as this line often begins with a fork and the
other two generally and in one, the issue has produced
some lively discussions.
The heart line may begin on or just under the mount of
Jupiter, between the first and second fingers, or in
the skin pattern at the radial edge of the hand just
above the head line. It can also start on the mount of
Saturn with a fork on the mount under the first
If the heart line starts high up and remains there,
this suggests an idealist. When the line forks with
one branch from the radial edge and the other from the
mount of Jupiter, it indicates emotional adaptability.
Often, when this line does fork a branch steams from
the Saturn mount, with the other form the radial edge,
one line etched a little more strongly than the other.
If the stronger branch originates from the side of the
hand, the nature will be proud and honest. The other
way around shows an open and practical outlook and is
often seen on the hands of careers.
Length and Density
It may be thick or thin, long or short, chained or
islanded and should always be free of influence marks
except for those that cross it as a matter of course.
A deeply marked line suggests emotional pressure with
attendant health troubles worry, stress, and
strain. But this line can often seem darker than the
other two main lines and what these illnesses are
ought to be confirmed elsewhere in the hand.
A short, straight, high-set heart line implies a cold
emotional outlook. This will be emphasized with a
narrow palm. A low-set heart line shows a passionate
character and if the head line is also set low there
will be possessiveness.
The Perfect Heart Line
The perfect line commences under the first finger and
pursues a gently curving path all the way to the
percussion. This indicates a healthy and reasonably
well-balanced nature emotionally. The lower the line
dips into the palm, the more physical that nature will
be expressed. The higher heart line implies a more
Islands in the Heart Line
An island in the heart line just below the middle
finger can suggest hearing problems, while one under
the third finger may reflect sight troubles. If fond
on both hands, these troubles may be emphasized.
Deep and Curved Heart Line
The deeper the heart line curves or reaches into
the palm, the more depth of feeling there will be. The
straighter and higher the line, the more matter of
fact the emotional approach.
Straight Heart Line
The straight heart line from one side of the hand
to the other is a sure sign of possessiveness. The
lower the line, the more physically demonstrative the
nature; the higher the line, the more idealistic it is
in its expression.
When the heart line begins between the first and
second fingers, the nature of the owner will be able
to maintain a healthy balance between idealism and
Reading the Heart Line
When the heart line ends on the outer edge under the
mount of Mercury, more on the mount of Mars, the
emotional nature will be selfish, cold, and
If all three of the main lines are connected at the
start it warns of a traumatic shock to the system
the kind of incident never forgotten and from which
the subject may never recover.
A faint heart line suggests a less passionate
outlook, people who go through many affairs more for
physical rather than emotional satisfaction. They are
so quite direct, with their feet on the ground, and
are self-protective. Despite this outlook, they are
relatively open and friendly until trouble rears its
head, then its every man for himself- and they are
first in line.
A heart line with a low start, between the thumb
and index finger, shows a possessive nature,
emphazised the farther it stretches across the hand.
These folk cannot abide criticism of those whom they
trust and it is very difficult to persuade them
People with straight heart lies are not so warm and
easy to get along with; they are inhibited and not
easily persuaded. The curved line shows a far more
demonstrative nature much warmer, more open, and
Left and Right Hand
Significant changes between heart lines in a pair of
hands are often noted. The deeper etched line in the
left hand with a more practical line on the right
shows the subject to have been hurt in an earlier
relationship. The reverse of this indicates a
sympathetic partner who has drawn the subject out of
his or her shell. If there is little difference, this
shows someone with a contented nature.
A restless outlook is shown by tiny influence lines
that fall away from the line as it starts, This can be
carried to extremes in that the subject might vary
travel arrangements for the sake of change. There will
be few really close friends, but a wide and varied
circle of acquaintances. Knowledge tends to be
somewhat superficial; they are Jack or Jills of all
trades who know a little about many widely differing
subjects and take things as they come.
Health and Heart Line
Dental, hearing, and sight defects can be found on
this line. A little island in the line under the
Saturn finger suggests hearing problems and there may
be a fear of heights. An island on the line under the
Apollo finger is associated with eye or sight defects.
Three or four vertical lines just above the heart line
under the Mercury finger may indicate dental troubles.