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It's often said that the eyes are the windows of the soul, but in many ways, it's the hands that offer the greatest insights into who we are and what we can become. As distinctive as the genetic code that sets us apart from every other individual on the planet, each human hand contains unique lines that tell a unique and personal story. No two of us are the same when it comes to palms and fingerprints.

This is where the art of palmistry comes in. An intuitive practice that dates back more than 1,000 years, palmistry is the study of the lines, texture, shapes, and idiosyncrasies of the hand. It is not limited to the palm area alone, but also includes the fingers, knuckles, wrists, mounts, joints, and overall shape of the hand itself. Palmistry can tell you the past, but it can also tell you about future possibilities. As it is practiced today, palmistry offers a complete personality profile of an individual, including his or her major life choices, challenges, and opportunities.

When a professional palm reader looks at your hand, he or she is looking for patterns as well as answers to the great questions of life. Will you live a long and happy life? Will you find love? What kind of career might you choose? How successful will you be? Will you enjoy good health throughout most of your life?

You can get answers to life's bigger questions in a half-hour reading done by an experienced palm reader, but you don't need a professional to tell you the future that lies in your own hands. With a little helpful guidance from this book, you can read palms for yourself, your family, and friends. For centuries, thousands of people have done just that — as serious means of prediction, a parlor game, or a method of gaining insight, perspective, or direction in life.

This book will help you see, perhaps for the first time, the blueprint of your own life and will also offer understanding and insight into the lives of others around you. You will see striking correspondence between the lines on your hand and the paths you've already chosen. You will discover what lies ahead in the creases and seemingly insignificant markings on the palms of both of your hands. To help you learn how to interpret each line and mount in every part of your hands, more than 100 illustrations and examples are provided.

You will also discover palmistry's rich history and will find out how it “joins hands” with other intuitive arts, such as psychic readings, tarot cards, chakra reading, and the ancient Chinese oracle known as the I-Ching, or Book of Changes.

Your hands contain helpful information about your talents, emotions, dreams, and spirituality, but you should always remember that they are like a road map full of many choices that can affect your destiny. Your life's lessons are already written in the lines on your hand, but there is not always a clear-cut, predestined path. The road ahead will certainly have some forks and crossroads, and it will be up to you to decide where you want to go. However, with the help of palmistry, you can embark on your life's journey with a map of your destiny — right in the palm of your hand!

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