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What is a palm reading? And how to get one online

Learn how to read a palm so you can avoid being touched by strangers.


Marisa Losciale

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Published Aug 21, 2019   Updated Feb 25, 2021, 12:54 pm CST

If you’ve ever ventured around NYC or any other metropolitan area for that matter, you’ve most likely come across signs advertising palm readers, love psychics, tarot readings, and other divine services. But did you know that you could get a (close to) free, accurate palm reading online, too? So if you didn’t manage to get one during your last visit to the big city (or just hate the thought of a stranger touching you) we’ve found a few websites that you’ll want to bookmark immediately. 

What is palm reading? And how to read palms

Palmistry (AKA palm reading) is a type of chiromancy or study of connections between one’s traits and the shape, size, lines, color, and other physical attributes of their hands.

As the Psychic Library discusses, most readers assign each hand (and its characteristics) as specific points of interpretation, all dependent upon which one you hold as dominant. For example, if you’re right-handed, the lines and shapes found on your left hand would be interpreted to describe your character, personality, and destiny; while your right hand would tell the story of how your life has unfolded and any struggles you may face. But if you’re a lefty, this analysis would be read with the roles reversed. 

The major lines

Illustration of the "major lines" in a palm reading. This is just some of what palm readers look for in a session.

The three major lines readers most often look at are the Life Line, the Heart Line, and the Head Line. Using their size, location, direction, and the appearance of any distinct markings or patterns, readers are able to offer insight into different aspects of your life. And as with any other type of psychic reading, it’s encouraged you ask your reader questions about what they’re interpreting–just make sure these questions are behavior or pattern-based and not inquisitions demanding concrete predictions about your future. 

The Life Line: This is the line people find themselves most curious about because of the common misconception that the Life Line reveals how long you’ll live or when you’ll die. Although it doesn’t get quite that specific, the Life Line does shed light on your relationships with others, overall physical health, and emotional well-being. 

Location: the line that begins between your index finger and your thumb, and continues down towards where the base of your thumb and wrist meet. 

The Heart Line (AKA the Love Line or Mensal Line): Reveals your emotional nature and love language. Some readers use it as a predictor of physical health (specifically related to the heart). 

Location: Starts under either the index or middle finger and extends towards your pinky (above your life and head lines). 

The Head Line (AKA the Wisdom Line): In Chinese Palmistry, the Head Line is considered to be the most important line to interpret because it indicates intellectual development, intuitive abilities, and the inner workings of your thought process. 

Location: It begins between your thumb and index finger (just above your Life Line) and runs across your palm horizontally. In some cases, the Head Line will begin directly on the Life Line causing forked lines (known as the Writer’s Fork or Laywer’s Fork) which are interpreted as meaning “strong-willed,” “mind-over-matter.”

The minor lines

Illustration of the "minor lines" in palmistry. Some of what palm readers look for during a session.

Depending on the palmist, there are about a dozen secondary or minor lines for them to focus on during your reading. The minor lines tell the reader about your potential strengths, weaknesses, interests, and talents. Minor lines tend to be fainter than major lines, so if they’re not apparent that’s not uncommon–but having them will allow your reader to gain more insight into who you are with a more detailed interpretation. Some of the most popular minor lines for interpreting are the Fate Line, Intuition Line, Marriage (Relationship/Love) Line, Apollo (Sun) Line, Bracelet Lines, and the Girdle of Venus. 

Fate Line (AKA Line of Destiny): Tied to one’s life path, the Fate line is believed to reveal the effects of people, events, (and life in general) has on an individual and the way they react to it. It may also signify what life was like during childhood, as well as shed light on educational and career choices. 

Location: Starts in the center of the palm below the middle finger and stretches down to the base of your palm. If there is a double line (or Sister Line) present that is said to predict success in your career. 

Intuition Line: It’s believed that people with an Intuition Line are, as you could guess, intuitive. They’re able to read people and situations with ease and may grow to be introverted because picking up other people’s energy is exhausting!

Location: Begins at the base of the pinky and overarches to the base of the palm.  

Marriage (Relationship or Love) Line: Contrary to what you may already be thinking, the Marriage/Relationship/Love Line isn’t always a single line (some people have one, some have a few) or a predictor of the number of marriages. Its focus is broader, spelling out the number of relationships that will be significant in one’s life. 

Location: Begins at the edge of the palm and underneath the pinky, extends horizontally towards the center of the palm. 

Apollo (Sun) Line: Similar to the role of the sun sign in astrology, the Sun Line is a predictor of one’s journey through life–are you creative or outgoing? You may have a long, stand-out Sun Line. But if you have one that’s more inconsistent, it may indicate struggles. 

Location: Below Apollo’s Ring, the Sun Line begins at the base of the ring finger and extends down your palm towards the base of your wrist. 

Bracelet Lines: Representative of health, destiny, and the balance of body, mind, and spirit. Some readers believe having four Bracelet Lines is a symbol of luck and longevity! 

Location: Base of the palm and wrist. 

Girdle of Venus: It’s believed that this line is a symbol of a high-strung, excitable, and sensual personality. People with this line may also tend to be anxious (since that’s really just excitable energy turned inward), and if the line has cracks in it, it may indicate that the person is hot-tempered and/or deeply sensitive. 

Location: Begins below the ring finger and extends towards the index finger. 

Like we said before, this isn’t a complete list and it’s not unusual for some of the Minor Lines to not be apparent on your hand, so if you can’t find a particular one, that’s to be expected. After all, lines aren’t the only physical attributions palm readers take into consideration. Your hands are also home to mounts, textured patterns/markings, hand/finger shapes, and colors that are all up for interpretation. But since all of that is out of the realm of beginners, we won’t be discussing their expositions.

If you’d like to learn more about how to read a palm or need recommendations for where to get a free palm reading online, we’ve compiled a list of reliable sources (which you can find below) for you to take advantage of. 

How to get a free palm reading: Trusted sites that offer free palm reading services

Generally speaking, readings aren’t cheap. So when a site claims to offer “free readings,” we never know what to expect. Luckily, we did find some solid sources for free accurate palm readings–if you’re willing to do the work yourself and/or don’t care to know more than just the basics.

However, if you want an in-depth palm reading online, you’ll have to shell out some cash. Most trusted sites will only offer new users a few free minutes to use towards a reading. (Instead of offering a completely free reading). But if you ask us, having to pay for only a portion of the chat is way better than having to pay for the full thing. So for those of you interested, listed below are a few of the only (close to) free palm reading sites we’d recommend. 

1) Keen

Screenshot of Keen's homepage.

Interested in a super specific service like palmistry-based love readings? Keen numerologists are a great option. Although the site has low ratings on customer review services like SiteJabber, you’ll notice most of the complaints aren’t about the readings themselves.

Most of the complaints concern how the site runs its payment options. To avoid conflict, reviewers recommend only loading the amount of money you plan to use for the reading you’re booking. Because if you upload $40, spend $15 on a call and then forget about the balance, Keen will deduct value for inactivity. While I don’t agree with these TOS, this problem is easily avoidable. So it shouldn’t dissuade you from booking with a reader on the site.

I’ve used Keen in the past when my regular reader wasn’t available or if I was looking for a particular service and have had no issues. You can read about my experience here, or take the chance yourself. Keen is offering all new users three free minutes to use towards any reading!

Keen is also offering all new users three free minutes to use towards any reading! This is one of our favorite picks for a free palm reading online.

New members get 3 minutes free!

2) Kasamba

Screenshot of Kasamba's online palm reading practitioners.

Established in 1999, Kasamba has become the world’s largest and most popular site for astrology-related services, including online palm reading. Kasamba readers are available 24/7 and offer a variety of services. Some of these services include numerology readings, tarot readings, birth chart readings, and more.

Readers create a profile that advertises the types of readings they offer and respective pricing. In the reviews section, verified clients are allowed to rate and discuss their experience.

Currently, Kasamba is offering new clients three free minutes. Plus 50% off your first call or chat with an online psychic!

(regularly $5.99)

3) AstroSage

Screenshot of AstroSage's palm reading request page.

AstroSage doesn’t host a whole house of readers, but it does offer guides for free palmistry readings. So if you’re the DIY type, this might just be the site for you! And no need to bank on just yourself to help you get through the palmistry courses. AstroSage allows users to contact a professional astrologer or a palmist directly through the site for a small fee.

The site itself is a little hard to navigate, just because there’s a lot on it. Which is why I recommend you download the free app. On the app, the abundance of content is well organized and easy to find. AstroSage will likely answer any questions you may have regarding palmistry (or astrology in general). 

$7 per question

4) AstrologyCircle

Screenshot of AstrologyCircle's online quiz that teaches you how to read palms.

If you choose to get a free palmistry reading online through AstrologyCircle, you’ll also have to rely on yourself. The lesson here is that the only way to get free services is if you conduct them on a DIY front. That said, AstrologyCircle makes learning the basics of palmistry fairly simple. The site provides solid photo guides for searching and describing the major and minor lines. As well as a description of each line’s location and significance. It does so in a quiz-like format. Then once you’re done with the personalized questionnaire, the site will provide you with a (very brief) summary. Or in this case, a free palm reading. It’s nowhere near as detailed as getting a reading from a professional, but it’s still fun and pretty accurate. Consider this site the study buddy you never knew existed.


Screenshot of HandAnalysis' online palm reading crash course.

Another great resource for teaching yourself how to read a palm is Although the site’s interface is a little hard to navigate, the amount of information on it makes up for it. The site will walk you through thorough explanations of lines, patterns and other palmistry basics. As well as provide users with original graphs and drawings detailing the exact locations of everything to be considered. So if you’re a visual learner, you’ll want to bookmark this page ASAP!

6) Psychic Library

Screenshot of Psychic Library's free palm reading guide.

Unfortunately, Psychic Library doesn’t offer free palm reading online. But it does host a fantastic amount of literature for learning how to read a palm. Or even for finding the answer to any other metaphysical-related questions you may have.

Personally, this is one of our favorite educational resources. You’ll find hundreds of articles dissecting the foundations of everything from palmistry to Chakras, Aura reading, and meditation.  

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*First Published: Aug 21, 2019, 8:48 am CDT