In Hindu palmistry, the headline is called Dhan Rekha and Matri Rekha. From this line, we can make out the mentality, the power of mental concentration and the ability to exert self-control, possessed by the subject
It should be obvious that the mind plays a very vital role in shaping our destiny howsoever good the human machinery may be, it cannot function properly unless there is a proper mental attitude. The mind is the force that enables the subject to alter his life. The kind of mind possessed by the subject indicates the future course of life. Further, from the study of the headline, it is possible to determine the quality and quantity of brainpower.
The construction of the headline mirrors the working of the brain. There are numerous types of the headline, with varying effects. The variations are the size of the line, the course of the line follows, the placement and the position of the line on the palm, and so on. The variations are so many that the subject requires intensive study.
There is no difference of opinion with regard to the starting point and the ending point of the headline. The line is found under the line of heart, more or less parallel to it. The headline starts about midway between the Jupiter finger and the thumb. Any abnormality in the position of the headline indicates an abnormal tendency. Normally, the headline begins under the Jupiter’s finger, either joined to the lifeline or a little apart from it. It can, however, start from a place inside the lifeline. The three different positions for the start of the headline are: Rising inside the lifeline on the lower mount of Mars
Â· Line of head and line of life are closely joined together.
Â· Line of head starts away from the line of life
Persons whose headline rises inside the lifeline on the lower mount of Mars have qualities designated by the planet Mars. They would have a tendency for argumentative fighting and generally are of a quarrelsome disposition. These qualities will be intensified if the headline goes straight to the upper mount of Mars on the percussion under the mount of Mercury. If the headline, towards the end, takes an upward turn towards the line of heart, the person concerned will have a quarrelsome and irritable nature, generating murderous instincts. If the headline slopes in the end, downwards towards the Mount of Moon, the quarrelsome disposition will get reduced or softened due to introspection.
In such a hand, the heart line of the subject is short and not the same length as the headline, he will be heartless and only be concerned about his own affairs, demanding his pound of flesh. While straight headline shows the dominance of the practical faculty, the downwards deflection of the headline reflects a departure from practicality and an entry into the sphere of imagination.
The line of head, when it stoops towards the mount of moon, gives to the subject power of imagination, by virtue of which he can earn name and fame. The course of the headline is also of significance. If the headline goes straight for some distance, deflects down and rises to assume a straight course, it indicates that at the earlier stage, when the line was straight the person was practical in his ideas. When the line stopped down, he indulged in imaginative flights, and when the line came back to the straight course, he returned to practical thinking.
The character of the headline is also to be taken into account. A deep and well-cut line is considered good. If the line is so for some distance, thin for some length, and then becomes chained, it indicates that the mind was vigorous, to begin with. It became less vigorous when the line became thin and impaired during the span covered by the chained portion. The change in the character of the line is variegated. For instance, the line is thin at the start, chained for some distance, and then ends in star, such a line would indicate that a subject has a weak mind which gets impaired during the chained portion, with the star intimating insanity, or causing the subjectâ€™s death. In the normal course, the headline goes straight across the palm or slopes slightly downwards. If it goes upward towards the heart line it is not considered good. The bad effects get aggravated if the headline goes towards the mount of Saturn. It causes sudden death. If there is a cross, dot, or star at the end of such headline, on the mount of Saturn, the sudden end of life is certain. This, however, is confirmed by other indications on the palm.
A tassel at the end of the headline on the mount of Saturn causes paralysis. When the headline rises upwards and gets merged with the heart line it indicates that the subject allows his feelings to overcome his better judgment. In other words, the subject loses self-control and is overcome by emotions and passions. If a person with this type of headline has hands of a brutal nature, his mount of Venus (governing sex and passions) is large and red, the mount of Mars is also plump and red, he will go to the extent of committing a crime for satisfying his lust.
While the straight headline confers practical ideas on the subject, the sloping headline gives the power of imagination. The latter is a boon, but if in excess, it may generate unfavorable results. Writers, speakers, and poets generally have a sloping line of the head which enables them to write fiction and drama, owing to their fertile imagination. The drooping headline that goes to the mount of Moon and is afflicted by other unfavorable sign, such as the start, cross, island or dot bring bad results. These are as follows:
* A-line at the end of the headline drooping to the mount of moon-insanity.
* A chained line at the end results in impairment of mental faculties.
* A cross at the end of the headline indicates a check to the mental power.
* An island or a dot at the end of the headline indicates mental disturbances. The severity of the affliction will depend upon the size of the island or dot. The bigger the island or dot the more serious the affliction. img src=’https://www.astrogle.com/images/articles/Astro/headline-fig2.jpg’ align=’right’>The headline with a slight bend ending in a fork is a favorable sign. This gives a blend of practical and imaginative ideas. Persons of this type are versatile and have the advantage of practicality and imaginative powers and so are successful in their career.
The forked headline has a disadvantage in a bad hand. Such persons have a dual viewpoint which leads them to the habit of falsifying. Sometimes the lie is not told by them intentionally but as a result of their vivid imagination, they think that they are telling the truth.
The lie may be told through pride or vanity. In the case of habitual liars, the forked headline is normally found in the palm. Persons, who exaggerate matters, resulting in distortion of facts, generally have a forked headline, one going to the mount of upper Mars and the other going to the mount of Moon. The latter again has a fork. In certain palms, the headline is divided into three well-cut forks at the end, with one line heading towards the mount of Mercury, the middle one going to the mount of upper Mars, and the third drooping towards the mount of Moon. This type of headline is very beneficial as it confers intellect, adaptability, and versatility, which would bring success to the subject in his ventures and career. In rare cases, the headline curves and ends on the mount of Venus. Such persons are possessed of Venusian power. The size of the headline in proportion to other lines on the palm and the size of the hand is also of significance. If the headline is long, deep, and well-cut, and the hand and other lines on the palm are small, the subject has more mental power than physical strength. This type of headline can result in incurable insanity.
The strong headline indicates the capacity of the brain to think and act. Such a line confers on the subject of a brain that can withstand exertion. Persons with a strong headline are reliable and do not get swayed by others as they use their own intelligence. Subjects who have a thin headline are mentally delicate and cannot put their brain to use for any length of time as it gets tired. If the hand of a person is large and the other lines in the palm are large, while the headline is thin/short, the subject has to avoid mental excitement as too much pressure on the brain can lead to a breakdown, resulting in paralysis. Lines on both palms are to be studied before arriving at a conclusion. If the headline is weak on the left palm and deep on the right palm, it indicates that the strength of the brain has increased and the person will be able to exert his brain more.
If the headline is frequently cut by small lines, it indicates that the subject will have headaches. If the line is thin and the cutting lines are deep, the subject may have brain fever. Lines on both palms are to be studied before arriving at any conclusion. Thus, if the headline is strong in the left palm but weak in the right palm, it indicates that the subjectâ€™s brain has been weakened, and as such, great mental exertion by him will result in set-back. The shallow and broad headline indicates a lack of force, and the subject is not assertive. The subject succumbs to temptations and is easily influenced.
If the headline is chained throughout, it is a bad indication. Such persons are mentally weak, timid, sensitive, and lack of power of concentration. They cannot be depended upon although they may promise to keep their word. They break their promises as they are of a vacillating nature. Their memory is poor and they frequently suffer from headaches and mental diseases. Shocks to such persons can prove very dangerous. Cerebral vocations such as literary or scientific pursuits are not suited to them. Vocations requiring physical exertion are best suited to them.
The evenness of the headline is desirable so that there is constancy. If the headline is thin for some distance and thick thereafter, and again then, it shows that the mind of the subject undergoes changes. During the period when the line is deep, the subject is full of enthusiasm, while during the period when the line is thin, he will be in despair. The small lines rising upwards from the headline are good indications while the lines falling downwards are not considered good. The former indicates that the subject is doing his best to come up in life. The descending lines indicate that the subject gets easily discouraged from fighting the odds of life and feels that he is not lucky enough to achieve his aim. If the ascending lines are large, they signify that the mind is influenced by too many factors, making the subject unable to concentrate. His thoughts wander here and there. In such a situation, if the headline stoops down to the mount of Moon, the subject is a day-dreamer. A line rising from the headline, under the mount of Jupiter, indicates that the subject has ambitions of rising in life and becoming famous. Split line rising from the headline under the mount of Saturn; indicates that the subject has wisdom, sobriety, and studiousness. Split lines rising under the mount of the Sun show the love of display, art, desire for fame. The line rising under the mount of Mercury indicates a love of scientific pursuits. Split lines rising from the headline and touching the heart line show that the subject has favorable thoughts of love and affection. He will be more sympathetic and humane.
On certain headlines, there may be crossbars. Crossbars cause headaches and brain fever. The severity of these maladies depends upon the depth of the crossbars and their complexion. If the crossbars are deep and rd, the more severe are the attacks. The more the number of crossbars, the longer the period of severe headaches and brain fever is. If the crossbars are small, the malady will be restricted to mental worry and headaches. Islands on the headline are another bad indication. During the period covered by the islands, there will be diminished mental strength in the subject and he will be mentally disturbed. Here again, the severity of the malady will depend upon the depth, redness, and size of the island. The deeper and bigger the island, the greater the severity of the mental discomfort is resulting in loss of equilibrium. Breaks in the headline indicate an interruption of the current passing through it, affecting the concentration of the mind and self-control. These breaks result in mental illness and head injury, or if the breaks are like a ladder, the subject will suffer from continuous headaches and poor health.