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For a personal horoscope
The River of Earth or Vitality is one of the
most important lines to consider on the palm.
It is the first line that forms in the embryonic state of Man.
It is to this line that we must look at to decipher the vitality,
will power, passion, life span and nature of a person.
This line is the “Chi” or energy barometer of
Man. It reveals both
the physical and spiritual aspect of a person.
No doubt the length of this line is looked
at to gauge the longevity of a person, but it must never be concluded that
a short line means a short life, because there are many other factors to
consider before such a conclusion can be arrived at.
This River, however, does reveal the strength of the constitution
and the inner force that can motivate a person towards his goals and
The River of Vitality begins in the region of the Mount of Waters and flows to circle the Mount of Mars Positive and then of Venus, to end in the Mount of Neptune. As it travels, it absorbs the power and forces of these mountains, which adds to the nature and quality of the River of Vitality.
The ideal River of Earth should not cling
too close and trap the Mountain of Venus or begin too high up the Mount of
Water, as this would indicate a person who is cold, cruel and self
centered. The River of
Vitality must not curve too far into the Plain of Mars either and form an
exaggerated curve, as this suggests an excess of vitality and sexual
urges. If the hand is of the
Earth type, and is coarse, very flabby or soft and extremely red, with a
swollen Mount of Venus, then such a person can have uncontrollable sexual
urges and can be driven to use force to satisfy his lust.
Such can be the hand of a rapist especially if it is found with
other negative markings.
It is interesting to note that a woman who
is within her ovulating cycle can display a Mount of Venus that is more
plump, swollen and redder than normal and seems to pulsate with
anticipation and heightened expectations.
The ideal River of Vitality is one that
begins between the Mounts of Water and Mars Positive and curves in a clear
unmarked line, not exceeding the Earth Finger mark (taking the measurement
down from the Earth Finger) and to descend between the Mount of Neptune
and the bottom of the Mount of Venus.
Though such a clear, deep line is hardly
ever seen, one that is unmarked most of the way is good enough as it is
expected that the beginnings will be disturbed by markings of childhood
illnesses and the ending will indicate some fraying as ones energy
A line that is laddered indicates a weak constitution, as does one, which is chained by islands.
A break indicates a period that is
dangerous to health but an overlapping break reveals the ability to
overcome the danger and a square over the break, a protection during such
When judging the length of the River, and
if it may seem to stop, look carefully to see if a ray extends to join the
River of Destiny as this indicates that Destiny and good fortune will
preserve such a person and his life will be extended, as the River of
Destiny then takes the place of the Vitality line.
Another mark that gives strength and
protection to the River of Vitality is the sister of the River of Vitality
that can be found on the inside of the line.
This is a fortunate line to possess as it strengthens the line and
gives it added protection.
The River of Earth or Vitality is a very
important line as it is this
line that offers us the barometer of how well we can do in life.
Besides displaying our strength of character and our determination
to become successful and accomplish our ambitions, it also reveals in
which areas we can discover our successes and during what ages.
From the River of Vitality little lines can be seen rising towards the various Mounts and fingers. When they rise towards the Mount of Jupiter it shows great determination and the ability to realize ones ambition.
If a line radiates towards the Mount of
Earth then the quest for monetary stability is utmost in the persons mind.
A clear uninterrupted line indicates success.
A line moving and reaching the Mount of
Fire promises success, and glory will be achieved by such a person, who
will leave behind a name to be remembered to posterity.
When a line rises from the River of
Vitality and finds its way to the Mount of Mercury it tells of a person
who will be successful in business and the world of communications.
As these lines travel towards the Mounts
they may encounter breaks, crosses or other markings, but if the River of
Vitality is strong, it will energise these little rays with its “Chi”
and vitalize these rays towards their successful end.
A weakened River of Vitality will buckle under adversities and rob
the person of the ability to accomplish his or her goals eventhough he may
pocess these lines..
Lines that drop from the River of Vitality
and seem to fall towards the wrist are the opposite of rising lines.
They disclose the inability of the person to cope with the
pressures of life due to the lack of money, illness or a faint heart.
But should any of these lines join the River of Destiny, then it
can indicate that due to good luck, a change for the better can happen.
But generally speaking, little rays falling from the River of Vitality, especially towards the end, reveals the dissipating of ones life force and chi due to ill health or a nervous disposition.
Other markings can also indicate the events
of ones life when they occur on the River of Vitality.
Positive marks are the Fish, which speaks of success and financial
gains. A triangle can
indicate a windfall or a successful and energetically re-enforced period
of ones life. Such markings give one the force to overcome problems, be it
in health or emotions.
Marks that have to be heeded as warnings
are circles and moles that speak of danger of accidents or a square
attached to the inner side of the line, which warns of incarceration or
imprisonment of some nature.
The age when such events will occur can
also be revealed in the palm but the exact time can be more accurately
calculated in conjunction with astrology and the date of birth.
Palmistry is considered as a near perfect science, mastered through the generations of Man, and can be used as a guide to better ones life. The mere fact that it has existed through the ages and is continually being studied and observed by great minds, validates it as a reliable source of the inner complexities of Mans’ Nature and is the Road Map of his life to do as he will. Therefore, when we look at the palm for guidance, it reveals the scope of ones life, but as the lines change with every passing day due to our mental awareness, we can, through our own strength or weakness alter our destiny, after all our Destiny is always in our own hands.
Imagine the palm as an entire book, that
can reveal the journey of life, through a life-time. The Line of Vitality
must be read together with the other lines, mounts and valleys of the
palm, for they are the different chapters that make up a whole book.
In circle A, on the left palm, we see the
Line of Vitality suddenly losing energy, but a branch from the Line of
Vitality on the left hand has grown quite nicely, therefore promising
continuous energy and an old age.
In circle A, on the right palm, we do not
see a branch, but in circle B, we see a sister Line of Vitality, which
gives energy to the original Line of Vitality, and therefore promises
protection, and an old age as well.
Still, Pisces should not take health
weaknesses lightly, as at the age of 41, stress, anxiety and physical
health problems are going to emerge. This is confirmed by an island in
circle C, which is clinging to the Line of Emotions, and this shows that
emotional problems will also be a reason why the Line of Vitality has
become weak at the age of 41.
In circle D, we see a star on the River of
Destiny, and this is never a good sign, because it shows that health
problems can remain hidden until too late. Therefore I would advise Pisces
to go for a medical check up as soon as possible.
The 2 arrows pointing to the second and third fingers on the left hand, marked E, show that these 2 fingers tend to cling together. This shows that Pisces loves her independence of action and financial freedom, and often represents someone who lives on their nerves. Although it reveals a person who has much originality, yet a nervous trait will be seen as well, and this can contribute to the lowering of vitality as shown in circles A.
The palms belonging to Cheerful May show a
personality that has a very low tolerance for others, a tendency towards
excesses, and a desire to dominate. This can be a recipe for stress, and
therefore weakens the Line of Vitality as seen in circle A on the right
palm, which is forecast at the age of 41. This shows a breakdown of
physical and mental energy, with the result that the following years will
remain weak whether in physical or mental areas as shown in circle B on
the left palm. Therefore, Cheerful May should get herself physically
checked, and also prepare to avoid difficult circumstances that may emerge
at her age of 41. This can help to minimize the foreseen problems.
Circle C shows an island, which also
forecasts medical problems at the age of 41. An island often shows a
period of illness, and depending on the size of the island, the length of
the illness can be forecast. This island, is seen on the River of Air,
which should be read together with the River of Vitality.
Circles D, on both palms show a fraying of
the River of Emotions, and this often indicates tumors in the stomach, and
also cysts in the gynecological areas, which may well affect Cheerful May
at her age of 41.
Circle E shows that an emotional or
physical trauma was already felt at the age of 23. Therefore, health
problems at the age of 23 could have deteriorated, and may further
contribute to the problems at the age of 41.
Circles F, show the first and second
fingers clinging together, and this is often a sign of dominance, but also
reveals a stressful person who is narrow-minded. I would advise Cheerful
May to have more consideration for the views of others.
Though May might have called herself “Cheerful May”, this could only be a mask of her true inner self who cries on the inside but laughs on the outside to fool the world.
fortnightly series on palmistry begins this week. Palmistry, called
cheiromancy, predates astrology as a predictive art. When man noted the
changing lines on the palm and the similar yet different shapes of hands (cheirognomy)
and palm lines, they endeavoured to analyse their meanings. MADAM ZORRA, a
practicing face fen shui master, incorporates the Shou Hsiang (hand
analysis) into the Jen Hsiang (people analysis) for an accurate reading.
Palm lines change constantly and this has given rise to the belief that
they through our course of action, for better or worse.
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