The Life Line: What It Really Tells You
The Life Line is the most misunderstood line. It is still widely believed that this line can determine how long you are going to live. Please let me set the record straight, the Life Line does NOT indicate length of life at all. In fact, all the lines on your hand can change over time, even the Life Line. This is why lines in general are not necessarily predictors of the future.
The Life Line does offer a fair amount of useful information, however. First let's take a look at where it is located on your hand. The starting point will be somewhere between the thumb and the Jupiter (index) finger. The higher up it starts, the more striving nature. Here is an example of a high starting Life Line.
In addition to where the line starts, we must also look at where it ends. If it winds deep into the thumb ball, then the person is tied to their home and country. If it just drops straight down into the wrist, then the person would be comfortable in any location. If the Life Line wanders over to Luna, then the person essentially detaches from their home country, both physically and emotionally. This is common with immigrants.
The quality of the Life Line must also be examined. The thicker the line, the more physical the person. Thinness indicates weakness in a physical sense. This is further indicated by chaining. These people are more prone to illness and fatigue. If you find an island, this is also a negative sign. An island can be identified as a split in the line, forming what looks like a small bubble. This indicates a negative or traumatic time in the person's life.
Breaks in the Life Line are actually quite common. They indicate a change in stability. If there are many breaks, many physical moves are indicated. A short Life Line indicates this also, but it also adds the element of not being tied to a specific country. If the breaks overlap, then the person will be able to handle the changes. If there is a break with a gap and then a continuation along the same plane, this indicates a major problem, usually an accident or severe trauma.
A fork at the base of the Life Line is called the Traveler's Fork. This can indicate an interest in travel, whether physical or just watching the Travel Channel. The farther from the original line or the larger the fork indicates the extensiveness of the traveling. I would like to note here that some people that travel daily for their jobs (like flight attendants or pilots) will not have a break or a Traveler's Fork. This is because the traveling is routine for them.
A double Life Line is rare. This would indicate constant motion including extensive travel, two homes, two families or living in two countries simultaneously. This should not be confused with a sister line. A sister line is a secondary line right next to the original line. Anytime this appears, it shows extra strength to the line it is next to. In the case of the Life Line, it would add an element of strength in vitality or recovery from illness or fatigue.
We also look to see if the Life Line is tied with the Head Line. This is the case 80 percent of the time. When it is not tied, then the person has been an independent thinker from a very young age and not influenced by family. It also adds an element of sensitivity. If the Life Line is tied for a long distance, the opposite is the case. This will be someone who is heavily influenced by family, perhaps dependent. Self-confidence may be a problem with a long tie.
The sweep of the Life Line indicates the person's ability for risk taking as well as how outgoing the personality. A wide sweep shows an ability to take more risks and someone who loves to be out with the crowds. A straight line or one that remains close to the thumb indicates the opposite: a homebody who is timid and prefers to play it safe. This person would be happier with close family or friends with a dislike of larger group events.