Short Lifeline Palmistry

Many times I have had someone ask me what does a short lifeline means?  Often, they believe that it represents a short life. You might not believe it, but I have seen people with ‘no lifeline’ at all, yet they still have a healthy and long life. Even if someone is unfortunate enough to have no hands can have a long life.

The way a lifeline forms, depends on other lines as well as the thickness of the mounts. For instance, if you have a deep Simian line with well-developed mounts, the chances are that the lifeline is short. If you are young and haven’t decided on or set life goals, then your lines are still likely to be changing or forming.

If you are unsure which line it is, it’s the line that wraps around the ball of the thumb. It is one of the first lines formed on the palm by the time the human embryo is eight weeks old. If you were never to clench your hand, it’s possible that all the lines would fade away over time. The type of work or hobbies you have can also affect the shape and length of the line.

It does not indicate the length of life, just like a well-developed one does not guarantee a long life.

If you have delicate skin on the ball of thumb (mount of Venus), the line surrounding it will likely be weaker. If you are a person who lives through emotion and the heart rules you, your heart line shows as the deepest. In such cases, other lines might look weaker. The most robust lines on the hand demonstrate what rules you live by the most. In the case of a strong headline, you would very much be practical and rational. If the line of life is the strongest, you are physically driven and do not like change.

Deep (or long) lines belong to those who repeatedly think along with the same patterns and generally have stable experiences. The short line lacks grounding and roots, therefore it is less stable in life experiences.

So, what does it mean?

You might be a restless person, or you might like to travel or move around a lot. It can also depict the measure of a person’s quality and interest in life. It shows how much energy you put into your life. The short lifeline also shows a more quiet and shy nature (depending on other hand features). If you have a short lifeline, ask yourself these questions:

  1. Are you confident in your life plan?
  2. Have you got strong beliefs and set rules for yourself and your close ones?
  3. Are you motivated and energized about your career or family goals?
  4. Do you know what it is you want out of life, and you are going after it?
  5. Is your personality grounded and you have extensive family roots and strong traditions?
  6. Do you have a routine and habits, such as mealtimes, work and in the home? If yes, does it come naturally to you?
  7. Are you substantially driven and always doing something physical?

There are no right or wrong answers, only different personalities. It does also depend on what stage of life you’re in now. If you answered no to most of the above, you might have a short life line. Someone with a long line of life would say yes to most of them.

The life line can also show a change

Sometimes the fate line takes over the lifeline and they ‘share’ the same path. I have this type of line. It can suggest that at a particular time in your life, you will have a significant change. It might be a change in career, family, marriage, or a significant move. Whatever the transition might be, the fate line acts as the lifeline.

The life line might be a broken line

Whenever a line has a break, in almost every case, it’s a mark of an ending of something. Look closely at the line to see if it has a sister line or if it continues parallel in another location. It is a sign of change, especially if the subject has moved from their country of birth. The broken piece can sometimes look like the fate line. Often it is the fate line that takes over the lifeline as it acts on its behalf so to speak.

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