Contrary to popular opinion, sometimes a short life line can be good.
For example, I was reading the palms of an old friend, an artist and healer at the wonderful Floyd Music Festival in Virginia this past summer. She had stopped by with her new partner, whom I had just met at my booth in the Healing Arts Tent. There, while everyone else was enjoying bluegrass, I was nestled between a masseuse and a team of craniosacral therapy practitioners, all working long hours.
On the surface of things, my friend’s life line appeared to stop at age 50. Putting our heads together in the consultation, we had all realized this almost immediately. But actually, in the case of this friend, she had married the love of her life at the very point where her life line had stopped on her hand. ‘By all accounts, she should be dead,’ they both thought. What was up? Wanting to know more about palmistry, they asked me.
A closer examination of her life line in the context of the rest of her hands was in order, so I complied immediately. More careful scrutiny revealed what I guessed had actually happened. I began to answer her question the best I could. This question had been: “Why was she still alive and kicking if her life line had stopped?”
“Well,” I answered, taking great care with how I spoke to my friend, “Your life energy merely passed over to connect with your true destiny.” I turned to get out my pencil and ruler, gently showing this very much alive woman before me what I could.
I indicated carefully how where she thought her life line had stopped; in fact, her life force had merely crossed over and begun again. Through a slight shift, the energy had lifted and begun connecting with her destiny line.
The destiny line - also called the Saturn or Fate line - was, at that point, emerging. This was good.
My friend had also recently shifted from ambitiously calculating her life - right as her life line began in the mound of Jupiter - to a freer passage of energy as she joined with her life partner, working in the interest of creating community.
The energies of one sphere passed into another as she submerged her individual ego energy into the larger energy of partnership and her community, connecting to more passive and internal energies, thus igniting her interests in healing and the arts simultaneously.