Palmistry is one of those subjects, like politics and religion, that evokes strong opinions, usually for or against. It surprises me that in this day and age and in this atmosphere of information sharing there are still so many gray areas surrounding the science!?

Without 'letting the cat out the bag' essentially a very large part of palm reading is highlighting characteristics and personal traits which are mostly already known to the individual. Whether we like it or not our thoughts and deeds are reflected in our hands (and feet) and arts like Palmistry and Reflexology take advantage of this fact. The impact of this surprise is magnified when we hear our personalities dissected and summarized by a total stranger!

It's true that palmistry had a rocky beginning in Europe with the Catholic church - billed as competition. However, I think that a lot of bad press surrounding Palmistry has also been generated by some unscrupulous practitioners who promise more than they can deliver or worse...

In the 12 years that I have been practicing palmistry I have heard some disheartening stories that do the trade an injustice. In trying to help those that have a genuine interest in the art and hopefully weed out those practitioners that give the science a bad name I have compiled a short 'when to run' list.

Start running if:

  1. The palmist says curses have been placed on yourself and/or your loved ones (and of course only they can remove said curse.)
  2. The palmist, psychic, fortune teller, tarot reader etc. says they have the solution to all of your problems (while they're at it let them lower the petrol prices.)
  3. The palmist requires a conspicuously large sum of money; usually following statements made in points 1 and 2.

Palm reading is supposed to help, it should enlighten us and leave us with new options. Through discovering and mostly re-discovering our characters we can work on our weaknesses and take advantage of our strengths by considering them in our life choices - if we are not already doing so.

Remember, nothing is set in stone, we are usually faithful to our main character traits which determine our behavior BUT we are also creative beings who have the ability to change how we think and therefore what we don't like.

All the best, and please feel free to contact me via my palmistry website if you have any questions or anything you would like to share with me.

Author's Bio: 

My passion is palm reading: In the last 11 years I will have lived in 5 different countries (Italy, South Africa, New Zealand, Spain and now Australia) and will have read palms in 3 different languages (English, Italian & Spanish).
To this day I still receive requests and referrals on a daily basis for palm reading from all over the world.

I currently live in Rome but will soon be moving to Melbourne, Australia.

Visit me at my palmistry website