Palmistry theorizes that the lines on the hand represent how the soul sits in the body. The lines growing over time reflect the reality that the person transverses through. As a face can come to wear more lines with age, so can the palm.
Can one read the palms of children, from babies to teenagers?
However, destiny lines usually do not form until about thirteen.
I read the palms recently of a fourteen-year-old girl.
Look at your left palm, palm up, and thumb extended with fingers more or less flat out. This palm indicates potential, or what one is born with. The potential can be read on the palm of a client of any age.
Usually about an inch towards the pointing index finger from the base of where the thumb connects to the hand is a line curving around and downward to the wrist. We call this the lifeline. Then look a little further towards the base of the index finger. This line is sometimes connected to the lifeline, and sometimes not. Starting off a little beyond the starting point of the lifeline and running usually straight across, this second line is called the mind line.
In the palm of the teenage girl under consultation, the lifeline and the mind line are very much intertwined for a good way down. This signifies strong attachment between the daughter and the family of origin.
Interpretation: the separation from the family of origin for this girl is protracted, painful and slow. There are many false starts, where the daughter starts off to get away. But she comes back. This tight enmeshment of intertwining does not let up until about a quarter of the line down. This means that she might not separate easily. She might not fully become her own human being until the late twenties or early thirties.
This period of clarity ends around 45 yearsold. At that time there is a divergence again getting her a little off track. The lines indicated that she takes more responsibilities onto herself at that moment in her life. What those responsibilities are is not clear.
For this particular teenager, from her potential palm only, the results are not bad. Her mind line goes straight across into the spiritual mound on the other side of her hand. By this I mean the fleshy part of her hand palm side up, running from her wrist up to the base of her little finger. If this period of prolonged connection to her family of origin were actually negative for her, the mind line would have drooped down, pointing down to the wrist lines of her hand before even running into the spiritual mound.
Not so for this kid.
If you see a prolonged entanglement between a life line and a mind line, and a dropping mind line at the same time, that is a sign to beware and to take precautions against depression. Batya Weinbaum reads palms through the Enchanting Cottage in Carpinteria.