The life line as it suggests deals with the life in general, but as it is believed it does not directly convey the life duration, sometimes people simply measure their life line and conclude that they have a short or long life, but one has to be very careful reading it and concluding information from it, because there are many misconceptions and misunderstandings regarding this line.
Life line gives us the general information about the health of general life, the content of your life and duration of life is the last one, based on the curve and the area in the curve i.e. how many years would one person live, well as per Rishi's, in Kalyuga ( Current Yuga) the maximum life span of any human is not more than 120 years, most of them dwindle immediately after their retirement because, psychologically after working for 35 to 40 years, suddenly when they retire and are out in the open doing nothing but house chores or fooling around in the homes of thier kids or with their grand children, or many of them I have seen start a freshlife, they start looking for new relations though the body does not support such an endevour etc, but internally the day they retire, the mind tells them you are useless, the person starts feeling worthless and dies internally long before he actually dies. so death has more to do with the health of the Mind, Body and Soul, then just with the length of life line, so to measure one's duration of life in terms of earnability, social life, personal and professional life, one should take in to account the length and quality of fate line, line of intelligence, and line of heart, Rachettes and also the line of Health of life (I will add this in my next post) then the quality of life line, finally the length of life line, once done, then check the size of your hand, check the palm length with the length of fingers, etc. once all these are put together, you can deduce, what would be your life like and the duration also.
Two extreme cases of this line are: One a very short life line reaching up to the level of inner edge of the thumb and stops, second one is a complete circle reaching up to the back of the palm, check for length and quality of other lines before concluding, like any other line, check for the health of life line i.e. color, depth, curve, marks and signs, particularly dot "." , and hash "#" and also for gaps, these are bad, and would suggest a possible break in the life at that particular time point, when this happens, almost all the major lines will also show similar effects, when I say break in the life, I mean the native might stop living when there is a dot and the line stops there, that is right the only truth we know"Death", but nothing to worry about, there will be more lives after this, it is a vicious cycle, if the line continues after the dot, it would mean that the native met with an life threatening accident or event but survived, in this case see for similar breaks and marks on the fate line and line of health also, at the same time look for a sister life line running parallel to the main life line inside the Venus mount, this kind of line is common in almost every women I have seen, particularly those who had difficult delivery, the sister life line sustains the life during those difficult hours, it is less common in Men.
The rules regarding the color, depth are common for all the main lines, Fig P5A shows various life lines based on the color and depth.
Fig P5B shows various types life lines, here we have to see the origin of the life line, the length, the curve, I have tried to keep the color and depth common for all, the first one is very normal but short and the curve is small and the Venus mount is greatly effected due to this flat arc, the life of the person will lack the emotional side pertaining to relations with family but the relation with others will be in excess, so lack of affection in home will be balanced by affection bought from outside, the lack of affection and also lack of ability to extend affection will effect the life spheres, the second one is a normal life line, complete by all means, this is the best life line one could ask for, a long and complete fulfilling life, balanced ability to recieve and extend affection, the third one is in the excess side, the native will have too much attention in the home front and will lack external circles, but the positive side of this is the native will be very spiritual, spirituality breaks open from rejection in the family social circles, the length of the line though is full does not mean that the person will live 120 years, NO, the native whatever years he will survive will live the kind of life as described, it could be from 0 to 120 years, short life is 0 to 30 years, medium life is up to 70 years and long life is up to 120 years.
The other thing I could not show in the figures is the pattern below the index finger, one has to look is the no of lines entering the life line on the right side edge of the palm i.e. below the index finger, this would indicate the no of souls, which tried to enter the body of native during conception in the womb. more lines would indicate more split personality, one line is in very normal and simple people, I feel the souls compete with each other to enter the body, and the one with more suitable karmic points succeeds, but during this process, they do create a dishormony in the native Mind and Body, which sometimes goes a very long way causing trouble and misery to the native, blessed are those with just one line.
Fourth point is look for small lines entering the life line below the Index finger, these lines are extra energy needed to sustain the life force in the native during his/her initial years.
look for Island like circles in the intial segment of the life line and line of intelligence, this would suggest some kind of mystery attached with the natives birth, try to find out from your mother or elders for any event that came to their knowledge or was discussed during the birth of the native and a island would also suggest neglected by parents for that much time.
Fif P5C shows various lengths, marks and signs, No 1 is complete, No 2 is medium and stops meaning the native might stop living his normal life and instead move away from the social circles, and if there are no marks or signs, look for the health of other major lines and if all are effected like this, then the native might have a medium life, again, If the native starts Yogic and Pranayama to improve or sustain the life force, then the line would change and the duration and quality will also change, No 3 is a very short line, look for same signs and conditions but the duration and the quality of life of this native will cetainly be incomplete by many ways. No 4 is a short life line with a black dot, this is a indication of abrupt ending of life force, but if the line continues after a gap, then the native struggled to survive and came out a winner, a parallel life line in theinside is a life sustaining line in the difficult times.
A hash "#", suggests surgery, this mark would be slightly towards the center of the palm, the no of surgeries can be seen with no of "#", signs, it is again very common in women with cesearian sections, and men with surgeries to their reproductive systems and abdomen.
Circles, islands, triangles, squares, all these are due to lack flow of life force and form a reservoir of the energy, but if channelised properly can lead to very beneficial life, or once it takes it own course, there will be too many options and to many distractions in the life of the native.
I have not seen any hand till now without any life line, No 6, if available please send me a scanned picture of the palms both right and left with particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org , I would appreacite that.
Fig P5D show the ending of the life lines, No 1 is a good ending, No 2 is with a bifurcation, meaning the native will have choice to settle in his native land or in a foreign land during his/her last years. No 3 is a triangle formed with the fate line, meaning during that point of time in the life of the native, the native would find himself/herself standing right in the cross roads of life and too many choices might be available or no choice might be available which can be seen from the lines that pass from this triangle towards the Rachette or the wrist.
No 4 ends forming a circle close to the thumb the native will pass his/her last years in his native land, and it also shows Rachettes on the wrist, Rachettes are like graphs of your life, one look at the pattern and quality of Rachettes can give you the complete picture of the native's life, after deducing the approx. length of the life, divide that number with no of Rachettes one has, each one will give information about the overall health of the native's that part of life, No 5 shows life line ending towards the mount of moon it would mean the last years in a foriegn land and could be spiritual too.
No 6 shows life line merging with the fate line, this has more to do with the fate line then with the life line, the native's fate was entirely dependent on the parents life pattern, earning source etc. Horizontal lines in the Venus mount area or inside the Arc formed by the line of life are the influence lines from the native's family side and if they cut the life line or any other major line and travel all the way up to the four upper mounts, Mercury, Apollo, Saturn and Jupiter, that would suggest that the influence of that familial source would influence that particular aspect of the native's life, small lines ending inside the life line would mean that the native does not entertain family members in his/her daily life events.
The most important thing which everyone is actually interested is the length of life, I have already given enough indication that it is not possible to measure the length of line with a scale and declare 'x' years, all the above given points needs to be considered and length of the life determined, but for poinitng out the life events, one needs some scale, so the life line for this purpose can be divided in to segments of 5 years starting from below the index finger to the wrist, 70 years is taken as a basic figure for all purposes, then again 5 years in a small hand would be just few mm and in a very large hand, more than a cm.
The best way to increase the life span is by doing regular Pranayama, minimum three cycles basic pranayama morning and evening with chanting Gayatri Mantra would enhance the life force and will help the body last longer, in case not able to do so, does not matter, there always is a next life:-)
More to follow.................need some time.:-)))))
Om Nama.H Shivaya!
Surya Ianala, April, 2007