A New Beginning
The end of the career is a move as well — away from job responsibilities and security to new opportunities and vistas. While the movement to retired status is a journey in and of itself, a time to learn about yourself and grow in many ways, it is also a time when people become more free to travel and explore new places and ideas. Therefore, retirement can be seen as an exciting and productive time in life, as change brings growth; it is always beneficial to prepare yourself as much as possible for any change, and especially one as life-altering as retirement, by learning all you can about what awaits you. This is why retirement is often a time when many people hope to seek new insights and gain guidance from palmistry.
The transition from a working life in public to a private life in retirement is seen in the fate line. But not everyone retires late in life, so look for other financial and lifestyle cues.
The three areas of the palm that are most affected by retirement are the fate line, the Apollo line, and last section of the life line, and this is where you should concentrate your reading when helping those facing retirement.
The Life Line
The life line involves your physical well-being, ability to withstand change, and enthusiasm for life, so it is a central part of any reading concerning retirement. This can be seen as especially true when you realize that the life line also involves motivation, family relationships, and lifestyle, major elements that need to be considered when a person is making the move to retirement.
Look at the latter part of the life line to note the part that reflects your retirement experiences. The clearer this area, the better an experience with retirement you can expect. A strong new path for the life line after retirement should mean an improved life, with new interests and goals, or at least more time to pursue the old ones.
Several new branches coming out of your life line in the area after retirement represent your journeys or visits. If your life line divides at the base and one end points to the Luna mount, you will leave your birthplace and live abroad. However, an island here would indicate that you will have health problems or other long-term frustrations of well-being associated with retirement.
Because your life line in general shows events involving family and interpersonal conflicts, as well as your ability to endure and stay on course, any problem you can see on the life line in this area could be interpreted as a problem with your spouse or with finding something useful to do after the career ends. Often, the end of a career throws a married couple more closely together than ever before, while at the same time it dissolves a sense of structure and old routines, so retirement can cause a great deal of family stress.
The Apollo Line
The Apollo line indicates a successful outcome and it develops from satisfaction in what you have done. Because the Apollo line represents personal fulfillment, its appearance at the time of your retirement is indicative of how successful your retirement will be. The stronger and more definite your Apollo line, as it lies above the heart line, the better your retirement period can be expected to be. A good Apollo line shows that the person has arrived at some sense of accomplishment, and has reached a goal long sought after.
Traditionally, if there seem to be a set of parallel Apollo lines above the heart line, it indicates a certain financial stability. If you go by this traditional interpretation, the more lines appear, the more money there will be.
The Apollo line signifies retirement and usually is a short line, beginning above the heart line and running to the Apollo finger. It reveals the ability to adapt to the new challenges of retirement and loss of status and structure.
The Fate Line
The fate line is vital to the study of the hand, as it indicates the overall structure of life, the focus that guides our efforts and the conscious expression of what we hold dear. The upper part of the fate line is the one most involved in studying the topics of retirement. Because of its overall prominence in depicting the direction a life takes, changes in the fate line there are especially important when considering retirement.
A break in the fate line, with a continuation, could show an early retirement. If the fate line branches at this time or continues in many directions, it shows an expansion of life interests. However, the presence of an island at the end of your fate line can mean you will be frustrated in the financial area, with the shortage of income during that time suggested by the length of the island.
Retirement covers many aspects of life: health, finance, travel, and new growth chief among them. It is important to be careful and thorough when doing a reading about retirement, as so many interrelated aspects are involved.