The line on the palm that people are most curious about is the life line. This line begins between the index finger and the thumb and continues downward toward the base of the thumb and the connection to the wrist. A common misconception about the life line is that it reveals how long you will live or when you will die. It does however, reveal information about the encounters in your life, relationships with others, health and physical and emotional well-being.
Listed below are the meanings of the various shapes, depths and lengths of the life line
Long and deep line— Indicates good health, stamina, vitality and a well-balanced individual.
Short and deep line — Indicates the ability to overcome physical problems. It is a myth that a short life line signifies a short life. If the life line is short and shallow, it may signify that other people can easily influence or control you.
Deep line — Indicates a smoother life path.
Faint line — Indicates a person with low energy and having a less adventurous life.
Broken line — Indicates struggles, losses, unexpected change or interruption in your way of living, an accident or an illness. A break in the life line on one hand can signify that you may get ill and recover quickly. A break in the life line on both hands can signify that you may suffer a serious illness or disease. If there is a break near the wrist area in the line, it can indicate problems in early childhood.
Chained line — You are susceptible to health or emotional problems. You may also experience a life path that takes you in many directions.
Forked line — This type of line has various meanings depending on the fork placement on the hand. Generally, forks indicate an interruption, redirection or life change. It can sometimes mean that you are surrounded by scattered or split energies. If it leads to the Mount of Jupiter, it indicates success and recognition. If it forks to the Mount of Moon it indicates traveling to far off places.
Double or triple line — Indicates that you are surrounded by positive energies and you have great stamina. You might possibly be a twin or have found a true partner and soul mate, or you have someone watching over you. However, it may also mean that you are living a double life.
Absent line— Indicates a high-strung, anxious and nervous individual.
Branched line — Upward branches indicate achievement and success and downward branches indicate poor physical and emotional health, money problems, feelings of sadness and loss. Lines extending up and above the life line show an ability to recover from situations. Lines extending below the life line signify habitually wasting energy.
Other Marking — For a description of other important markings on the palm, click on the picture below.