The key points to remember when looking at the lines on the palm are that lines shift and change, and that the quality of a line is one of the most important indicators of a line’s interpretation. Some authors say that they view the lines as energy power lines or as rivers as a way of understanding how clear and strong a line is.

The Head Line

The Head line starts between the thumb and index finger and sweeps horizontally across the palm towards the opposite side. An average Head line spans about 2/3 of the way across the palm.This line indicates the person’s mental approach to the environment. It shows thinking abilities, intellectual viewpoints, mental capacity, concentration, beliefs and learning as well as creative abilities.

A strong line (deep, clear, thick) indicates a clear thinker with comprehension and concentration abilities. A weak line (shallow, pale, unclear) indicates poor concentration and a frayed part of the line indicates distraction.

Interpreting the Head line


Practical, realistic, organized, rational judgment, incisive, may discount emotions,



Imaginative, uses visualization

Curve up: mind for business

Curve down: imagination, daydreaming

Long- ends over halfway

Understanding, positive outlook, learning abilities, quick-thinker, sometimes over analytical, versatile

Short - ends before halfway

Direct, fixed ideas, practical approach, straightforward, get things done, won’t waste time, results, bottom line

Sydney: goes all the way across the palm to the outside edge

High intelligence;

Determination, fierce intensity and stamina; division between emotional and mental areas

Writer’s Fork

Does the Head line end in a fork? A fork branch that goes towards the bottom of the palm and a branch that is straight or goes upwards, shows creativity and practicality; Creative expression made real

Erratic or wavy or patchy

Easily distracted; loss of focus

Period showing lack of mental clarity

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