Palmistry or chiromancy (also spelled cheiromancy, Greek kheir (χεῖρ, ός), “hand”; manteia (μαντεία, ας), “divination”), is the art of characterization and foretelling the future through the study of the palm, also known as palm reading, or chirology. The practice is found all over the world, with numerous cultural variations. Those who practice chiromancy are generally called palmists, palm readers, hand readers, hand analysts, or chirologists.

Palmistry is associated in the minds of many people with the notion of prediction. This idea comes from an incomplete understanding of palmistry.

We all have predispositions for certain kinds of behavior. For example, if someone we loved betrayed our love in your later life, we face difficulty being open to finding a loving partner. A study of the lines and signs on our hands always show us the patterns we have developed in response to past hurt. Unless we take positive steps to change, we will continue to perpetuate the patterns.

By learning to understand the significance of the lines and signs on our hands as indicators of predispositions, we can decipher trends in our behavior. An experienced analyst can predict the likelihood of future behavior and occurrences. Armed with this information, we have the freedom both to confirm and nurture our strengths and potentials and to decide what changes we wish to make in our lives in the future.