here to go back to 5 Elements Chinese Palmistry Index.
For a personal horoscope
The line that runs in the middle of the palm,
from one side of the palm to the other, as if separating the upper finger
portion from the wrist portion, is called the River of Mentality. This is
the most important line on the hand, as it indicates the mental ability of
the person to deal with what life has in store for him or her. This line
is the Rudder or Steering Wheel of a personís life.
Though the flow, depth and breadth of this
River of Mentality has to be analyzed in relation to the type of hand, the
way the River flows, and the passage of the flow, is to be read similarly
for any type of hand. Besides this, this is one River that should be
examined on both hands, although importance is given to the quality of the
River on the right hand if the person is right-handed, and on the left
hand if the person is left-handed.
As this is the one River that changes the
most during the course of oneís life, it is
very interesting to note the changes, and you should photocopy your
palms from time to time and compare them as you go through life and
experiences. Visible changes can be observed every six months to one year,
and this becomes a clear evidence of the mindís development as it
responds to the various stimulii of experiences, and even oneís
conscious or unconscious evolution.
As there are so many subtle nuances in the
flow of this River, only certain pertinent aspects can be discussed here.
One of the most important aspect to note is the type of River that flows
through your palm.
The ideal, is a deep, strong, and pink
River that flows unbroken from the River of Life, past the River of Fate,
in a gentle curve. Such a River indicates a balanced person, who has a
good memory, is practical and determined, and who will realize his goals
and attain inner harmony.
A broad and shallow River denotes one who
does not have the inner strength to lead, nor possess the courage or
resolution to rise to high regard, but will instead be a mundane follower,
ready to submit to a stronger force, or crumble under lifeís trials and
A thin, faint and narrow River reveals a
person with weak mental stamina. He or she may be intelligent, but will
lack concentration and determination. Deep thinking will fatigue such a
person, and unless there are other redeeming or lucky marks, this person
may drift through life in abject frustration.
A chained River of Mentality that seems to
be made up of a chain of islands, denotes a person who is illogical and
emotional, and therefore cannot concentrate on a consistent route through
life. He or she will be plagued with sorrow and unhappiness, and will be
constantly battling against emotional problems which may cause him or her
breakdowns, depression, and severe lost of self-esteem.
A choppy River of Mentality reveals a
fickle-minded and inconsistent person who can prove to be unreliable, and
easily swayed. It also shows a person with a nervous disposition, which
can be the cause of many illnesses and physical breakdowns. Such person is
easily taxed, both mentally and physically, and requires peace, calmness,
and a great deal of rest.
A meandering River of Mentality speaks of a
person who cannot focus and keep to a planned course in his or her
lifeís ambitions or desires. He or she will lack perseverance, and
strength of purpose.
Apart from the type of River of Mentality,
the length, and beginning and ending, will play a very decisive role in
deciphering the motivation, mental health, and mental power of a person,
so that he or she can live their lives in a manner that is meaningful and
successful, and also allow a happy ending.
The ideal River, begins from below the Mount of Jupiter, touching the River of Life, and flowing gently in a curve to end between the Mounts of Mars Positive and the Moon. Such a River indicates a balanced person, who will achieve a peaceful, meaningful life.
But, this River sometimes begins from the
Mount of Jupiter, away from the River of Life, and this indicates a person
who is ambitious, determined, and with a powerful mind and strength to see
his or her ambitions realized. However, if this River is too far away from
the River of Life, it weakens the power of such a River, because this
person will also possess negative attitudes like recklessness,
over-confidence, and fool-hardiness which must be controlled and
contained, so that he or she can achieve their goals. Such negative
attitudes will cloud their better judgement and expose them to making
A River of Mentality that clings to the
River of Life, or begins within the River of Life, restricts independent
thought and mental evaluation, thus making him or her insecure, timid, and
shy, even bringing inferiority complexes that inhabit independence and
mental growth. With other good markings and a good birthdate, such a
person can overcome his or her inhibitions and sensitivities, so that they
can reach their full potential. But this can only come after a great deal
or effort, and determination.
The measure of determination is seen in the
quality of the River, and itís length. A strong, long River shows mental
power and focus, intelligence, and a good memory.
A River of Mentality that is too short, and
does not even touch the River of Fate, will not augur well for any person,
because it can reveal a short or difficult life, especially if the River
of Life is also short.
A River of Mentality that flows straight
across the palm speaks of intelligence, but such a person would be too
clever for their own good, and will deem others to be stupid or an
imbecile. This will obviously be a person who lacks wisdom, and will
suffer from a lack of it. It also indicates avarice, and a calculative,
A River that flows downwards into the Mount of the Moon, reveals an excess of sensitivity, imagination, and creativity. Such a person can imagine or create the inconceivable, and conjure up morbid and destructive images in his or her mind. If unchecked, such a person can hallucinate or even become insane, especially if such a River of Mentality is found in a Water or Ether hand.
A River of Life that ends in a fork, with
one branch flowing into the Mount of Mars Positive, and the other branch
flowing into the Mount of Moon, indicates a person with a great deal of
imagination and creativity, but with a practical approach to his or her
creative attempts, and therefore will have the ability to make his or her
dreams come true.
As in all major Rivers, riverlets that flow
upwards are good, and can enhance the energy of any River. Riverlets that
flow downwards, will drain any River of itís strength, and can indicate
disappointments or weaknesses.
It is never good to see the flow of any
River interrupted by a break, as it indicates an abrupt ending of the
energy-flow. An over-lapping break is not so frightening, as it shows a
temporary or momentary interruption of the energy flow, but still, during
such a period, great mental anguish will be experienced. When the River of
Mentality flows onwards and exhibits strength, or flows smoothly, then
this break or over-lapping break, can forecast an accident especially to
the head, or it can predict severe mental stress, or even a complete
breakdown, but only during that period.
Other negative marks are dots, crosses, or
a star. If the River of Mentality ends with a star, then it can reveal
sudden death, when the person is obviously unprepared. Caution should be
exercised if such marks are seen. Dangerous ages can be identified with an
astrological chart, to confirm difficult periods during oneís lifetime.
The intricate revelations on the palms are
best read together with an astrological chart, so that a counter check can
be made. One should not jump to any hasty conclusion if negative markings
are seen on oneís River of Mentality. The hand must be read in total,
with one Riverís action in relation to another River, as there will
always be found balance and counter balances
marked on the palms.
View palmistry or any of the esoteric arts as a guide to a better life, and you should view these arts objectively and without fear.
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.
You can send in a photocopy of your left and right palm, or send in a scanned image, stating if you are right or left handed, with your date of birth, for an analysis in this column. An included photograph will be an advantage. Use a pseudonym to remain anonymous. Send it to Madam Zorra, C/o WeekEnder, Star Publications (M) Bhd, Menara Star, 15, Jalan 16/11, 46350 Petaling Jaya or email to firstname.lastname@example.org For enquires, call 012-429 1199.