• A DEFINITION UPDATE:
What is Palmistry in 2013?
Palmistry is the practice (or art) of studying the hands, usually with the intent focussed on one (or more) of these four aspects of life:
1 - health consultation, 2 - character interpretation, 3 - life purpose orientation, 4 - divination
Examples of 'non-predictive' hand reading systems (not related to divination / future telling) are e.g.:
Elemental Chirology, Life Purpose Hand Analysis & PsychoDiagnostic Chirology.
Examples of 'predictive palmistry' are e.g.:
Classic Indian palmistry (which is in India an aspect of Jyotish), and Urdu palmistry (Hindu palm reading in Pakistan).
Due to the superstitious image of palmistry people often associate hand readers with future predictions, psychic readings & paranormal phenomena; however, Western hand reading systems usually have a completely different purpose.
Learn how to read palms with the palm reading mini-course.