Your Life Line is associated with your "constitution" and how well you bounce back after life's hardships. It reveals your basic physical vitality and life energy. The Life Line does not reveal when you will die, but it does indicate to some extent how much struggle is in your life process. The better the condition your Life Line is in, the easier you flow through life from day to day. Very briefly here are the Life Line conditions that many people worry about and how the person lives his or her life:
Short Thin Life Line: Short does not mean a short life! It just means there is a shortness of energy for overcoming life's challenges. This person runs out of energy quickly and doesn't complete all tasks before stopping to rest. She or he often misses deadlines and needs someone to keep pushing her or him to completion of responsibilities.
The mate should be forewarned that this short Life Line indicates that the owner does not have a lot of extra energies to devote to love and romance. Lack of attention and weak giving of love and romance (and most other activities, too) comes with this package. That is just the way it is and not to be considered abnormal for people with such a short Life Line. Everyone comes with a different level of life energy. Those with a strong and full Life Line have lots of energies for all kinds of activities that interest them. Those with a short and thin Life Line have less energy for daily routine physical activities. Rather than expending energy for physical endeavors, they put their available energy into more mental endeavors. They are often filled with very creative ideas.
Broken Life Line: This does NOT foretell one's death, which was once believed to be true according to some Gypsy fortunetellers. What has proven to be true for people with a broken Life Line is that they tend to have a unique trait concerning how they do not rest and review what they have completed. It seems that these people go from one challenge in life to the next challenge without resting and reviewing what they have learned.
People with a broken life line seldom take a break from problem solving and overcoming endless challenges as if that was their main job in life. They would do well to force themselves to take a rest after each obstacle they overcome and to reflect on what the lessons were in each event.
Life Line Double: If you have a secondary line running parallel, and inside or outside of the Life Line, there is significance in this palmistry marking. This extra line indicates a feeling of strength and support from family members when growing up. These lucky people with an extra line are so confident about their future that they make numerous changes in life, seeking the very best that life has to offer. People with this extra line take more risks because they have high confidence in themselves.
When the extra line is inside the life line (as shown at right) it indicates the high confidence is about their family and personal life being special and deserving of high successes. If the extra line is on the opposite side of the Life Line, it indicates their high confidence is about the outside world of job or public connections going especially well with rich rewards.
Some people have their Saturn Line (aka "Fate Line") replacing part of their Life Line as shown at the right. This palmistry marking indicates they have no strong sense of purpose in life. Often their career becomes their primary purpose in life, with all their energies going to their job. Self-esteem and sense of purpose depend on what successes are achieved on the job or in their career.
The challenge for people with this marking is to ask themselves the question, "Who am I and what do I love doing most?" They should not let the answer be overshadowed by job and career identities. If you have this line, your greatest joy will come from discovering what your true interests are in life and pursuing them.
© Copyright 2010, revised 2013 by Lawrence Rodrigues, M.S., Director: EastWest Institute for Self-Understanding.
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