The Most Common Palm Reading Misconceptions

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Palmistry has been around for a long time throughout history. From the ancient Indian civilization in which it originated to the Greeks, Persians, and Egyptians, most major civilizations have records of using palmistry for divination. However, due to many con men and modern misconceptions, palmistry has obtained a bad rep in recent years.

Hence, this article addresses some of these common misconceptions about palmistry.

If you’re interested in learning more, keep reading!

Palm Reading Is a Presumptuous Practice

Palm reading is often considered a presumptuous practice because it’s a branch of pseudoscience. However, practitioners liken it to physiognomy, another pseudoscience that analyzes traits with a human appearance. It’s important to keep in mind that modern psychology and the study of human behavior owe a lot to physiognomy.

Another religious argument that is often made against palm reading in this regard is that it’s also presumptuous to think that humans should interfere in God’s plans in many major religions. Most religions with multiple gods are more accepting of palmistry and divinations than single-deity religions.

Palm reader is reading someone's palm lines - Palm Reading

Palm Lines Are Fixed

Another common misconception that lends to palm reading having a bad rep is that palm lines stay fixed and stay the same as you grow up. Palm lines are never fixed and are prone to change hence the need for constant readings to determine the subsequent sequence of events in one’s everyday life. This is why there’s the need to seek foresight with modern apps. A safe bet is to get an online as a popular psychic reading service.

The lines of an individual’s palms keep changing over the years as people get older. These changes also indicate future dangers and prospects that might not have been there when you last got your hand read. This is the reason why those who believe in palmistry and astrology get their reading done every few years, not because they’re conned into it.

Palmistry Is a Hoax

There is a very common and prevalent belief that palmistry is a hoax. But those who believe in it and practice it know that it’s an ancient practice based on pure research and long-held traditions. There is a reason this phenomenon has garnered many believers over the years- its practice for over two millennia by several prominent civilizations and historical figures.

Thanks to this esoteric practice, many historical and modern-day instances of divination and foresight speak for the effectiveness and practicality of palmistry by themselves. If palmistry were a hoax, it wouldn’t endure in human civilization for so long.

Aristotle detailed palmistry in his famous work: “De Historia Animalium” (The History of Animals) about 2500 years ago. To quote a line from that book, “Lines are not written into the human hands without a reason.” 

Palm Reading Is Not a Real Science

Most modern skeptics of palmistry always claim that palm reading is not real science. This is because the fundamentals and theories of palmistry do not align with modern science and scientific theories in most instances. But the fun fact is that palmistry depends a lot on astrology, which is based on scientific data on constellations such as their positions, distance, etc.

While it is true that palmistry doesn’t share theories and applications with modern science, that doesn’t mean you should discount it as disingenuous. Palm reading has evolved over thousands of years of observable patterns and recurrences. So there is more reason to trust something based on facts and data.

Palm Readings Are Inaccurate

Another popular misconception about palmistry is palm readings are inaccurate. Skeptics predicate this view due to the actions of conmen as well as a deeper . The misconceptions stem from misunderstanding the purpose of palmistry- palmistry is not a determinant of fate, but it is indicative of the future.

It is simply a means of previewing one’s destiny either for restraint or motivation on the individual seeking a peek into the future. The future is not set in stone, and palm readings provide a basis for preparing for what’s to come in the future.

The Future Is Now

If you’ve been skeptical about palmistry your whole life, now might be a good time to give it a try and see if it actually works. To truly understand palmistry and how it works, it’s important first to clear any confusion and misconceptions, as those are the factors responsible for people being skeptical about palmistry in the first place. Eventually, you might just end up understanding and believing in it!

Arushi Garg
Arushi Garg
I’m Arushi Garg, working at Blogging Studio as a lifestyle blogger who shares her geeky relationship adventures, food, beauty, hair and skin care tips that empowers everyone to stay inspired and live a stylish life in a creative way.

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