The Life Line — The Longer The Better:
The life line is the line that extends around the thumb. It is usually in an arc. The length of the life line has no relationship with how long a person lives. It reflects one's health and physical vitality.
The life line is one of the five main lines read in palmistry. It extends around the thumb. The life line is usually in an arc around the base of the thumb, starting between the index finger and the thumb and ending near the wrist.
In palm reading, the length of the life line has no relationship with how long one could live. It reflects one's health and physical vitality.
Like reading the other main lines in the palm (heart line, head line, money line, and marriage line), the life line of the dominant hand (usually the right hand) is read as priority in palmistry.
A long and clear life line with a big arc predicts fullness of vitality, enthusiasm, good health, and high resistance to illness.
What is a big arc? Imagine a line straight down from the center of the middle finger to the wrist. If the arc of the life line reaches or crosses the middle-finger–wrist line, it is a sign of great vitality and plenty of energy.
The area between the thumb and the life line, is considered the vitality tank of the body. The bigger the area is, the better the health of the person will be.
If the life line is comparatively straight and close to the thumb, the person is usually cautious in dealing with relationships and easily tired.
A short life line doesn’t mean an early death. It reflects a high possibility of sickness. People with a short life line are usually practical, down-to-earth, and easily influenced by others.
Broken Life Line in the Palm
A broken life line is not a good sign health-wise. The breaks predict illness or accidents during the person’s lifetime. The length of the broken part indicates the duration and severity of the illness or accident.
No matter whether the life line is long or short, you can divide it into three sections.
The first section, starting between index finger and thumb, stands for early age.
The second section refers to the middle age.
The third section, closest to the wrist, represents old age or the latter part of the person’s life.
The location of the break in the life line indicates when an accident or illness will happen (has happened).
If the broken life line appears in one of the three ways listed below, usually the person will recover even if they suffer from a serious health problem or disaster. The broken space reflects how long the recovery will take.
A short line parallel with the break in the life line
A square connecting the broken life line
The broken parts of the life line overlap each other