Basic Palmistry IWritten by Sam Stevens
Palmistry is an ancient art and one that has many systems of interpretation. It is also an intuitive art that is easily learned just by learning a few basics about symbolism that is represented by lines that run across palm, mounts (or fleshy parts) of palm and structure of fingers. In some systems, right hand represents who you are today and left hand, everything that you were born with when you came into this world. For "palmistry on run" though it is best to read hand that person writes with, as that would be considered to be dominant hand. In palmistry, hand as a whole is divided into three different sections. The Fingers represent mind and higher self. The middle of palm represents day-to-day life and conscious mind. The lower half of hand represents primal instincts, health and basic drives of subconscious. Palmistry is all about proportion, symmetry and distortions of what would be considered to be a perfectly formed hand. You can tell a lot about a person by looking at their thumb and fingers. The thumb has three phalanges. Its tip represents will power. A club shaped thumb indicates criminal tendency. Pointed or long tips indicate creativity and intelligence. The middle phalange represents logic. The longer phalange, more efficient and strategic person. The fleshy part at base of thumb is called Mount of Venus, which represents empathy, emotion, grace and compassion. The fatter and fleshier this part of hand is, more sensitive and compassionate individual. The index finger correlates to planet Jupiter and indicates good fortune and career. The middle finger is related to Saturn and limitations and restrictions in life. The ring finger is called Apollo. It relates to self-expression and intelligence. The pinky finger belongs to planet Mercury, which is about your ability to communicate with others and sustain relationships. The longer and straighter finger, more good fortune a person can expect to have in these areas. All these fingers have their own mounts, which are located on palm right below each one. The more developed or pronounced these fleshy mounds are beneath finger, more developed that trait is in a person. The Mount of Jupiter below index fingers represents ambition, leadership, religion, honor and love of nature. The Mount of Saturn below middle finger represents sanity, sobriety, wisdom, introversion and karmic events such as good or bad luck. The Mount of Apollo below ring represents confidence, creativity, impulsiveness and extroversion. The Mount of Mercury below your little finger has to do with ability to sell yourself, communication, quickness, connection as well as writing and mathematical abilities. Sometimes Mount of Mercury will be feathered with short vertical lines that are called Lines of Affection. These sometimes indicate number of deep emotional connections or significant relationships in a person's life. Right below Mount of Mercury (below little finger there are two more mounts. About half way down is Mount of Upper Mars, which reflects your temperament: if this mound is fleshy then person tends to be more courageous or war-like. Below that, near base of hand is Mount of Luna (also known as Mount of Moon). This mound reflects such qualities as generosity, warmth and imagination. If it is over pronounced it can indicate a tendency to madness.
What is Evil Eye?Written by Sam Stevens
The Evil Eye has been around since beginning of time. It simply means sending someone a thought that seems intrusive or invasive or has power to hurt him or her. The bad fortune that results is considered to have been caused by envy. The evil eye is not necessarily considered to be intentional or associated with witchcraft or sorcery. Oddly enough, this thought form could actually be complimentary in nature. The origins of Evil Eye are Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean. The concept was introduced into Americas, South Pacific Islands, Asia, Africa and Australia by European explorers. Sending someone evil eye comes from concept that we all have a Third Eye, located in center of our forehead. Blinding, fogging or obscuring third eye is often intent of energy’s sender. Most of us have experienced weird power of phenomenon. All it takes is a gaze that seems to be unfriendly, indifferent or blank and seems to a couple of seconds too long. We think about it for a few minutes afterwards or perhaps an image of person staring at us preoccupies our thoughts occasionally for rest of day. Perhaps that is why British and Scottish term for “evil eye” is “overlooking.” It implies that a gaze has remained too long upon coveted object, person or animal. The evil eye is also known as envious or invidious eye. In Italian it is called malocchio and in Spanish malojo (loosely translated as bad eye) The evil eye is known as ayin horeh in Hebrew; ayin harsha in Arabic, droch shuil in Scotland, mauvais oeil in France, bösen Blick in Germany, and was known as oculus malus among classical Romans. The original belief is that any person can harm your children, livestock, fruit trees or any other evidence of prosperity just by looking at spoils of all your good will and hard work with envy. Ironically, curse of evil eye is thought to be provoked by inappropriate displays of spiritual pride or excessive beauty. There is a theory that very famous people and celebrities suffer more personal misfortune than others simply because they are subjected to more “overlooking” and envy than others. This superstition might have some grounding in evolutionary psychology as usually one animal is thought to dominate or be aggressive to another simply by staring at it for too long. Psychologically speaking, staring or glaring at someone is officially considered an intrusion into your affairs. Apparently, there is a fine line between casting a glance to casting a spell. In these post Celestine Prophecy times, this kind of stare could be compared to a kind of etheric laser beam or amoebic arm that rips open your aura. Others would describe infliction of evil eye as projection of an image (such as image of person you have offended or hurt) so that you see only that to exclusion of all other sight. In other words, you see that person wherever you go or feel that your life’s events are always colored by your dealing with that person. Another symptom is inability to proceed with ordinary, daily events without feeling somehow compelled to make things right with person you have often unknowingly offended with your grandiosity. It is common folklore that evil eye has a dehydrating effect on its victim. It is thought to cause vomiting, diarrhea, drying up of milk of nursing mothers and livestock, problems with blood, eyesight lack of rain, drying up of wells, withering of fruit and impotence in men. Clumsiness, stomachaches, dry coughs, diarrhea, itching, hair loss, dry skin are all thought to be physical symptoms of an evil eye attack e. On astral level it is thought to cause drying up of prana, chi, life force and easy flow of prosperity in life. Part of this image might derive from idea also, of muddy, murky or poisoned vision that is somehow attached to victim’s third eye. Almost everywhere that evil eye belief exists, it is said to be caused accidentally by envy or praise. Thus phrase “Pride Goeth Before a Fall” In certain Mediterranean and eastern cultures, one is careful not to praise a child too much, lest it invite subconscious balancing effect of evil eye. A classic situation would be barren woman who praises newborn baby of a new child. Such praise would be considered inappropriate and thought to bring evil child. One of remedies for this would be for mother to spit, to symbolically “rehydrate” situation. Also, she may speak ill of child OT counteract effects of praise, which might have malefic effects on child later. The belief that individuals have power to cast evil eye on purpose is more idiosyncratic to Sicily and Southern Italy, although belief has certainly spread elsewhere – to Southern United States and Latin Americas. Such people are known as jettatore (projectors). They are not necessarily considered evil or envious, just born with an unfortunate embarrassing talent that causes others to avoid them. In ancient cultures, if you were thought to be possessor of an evil eye, you were often negated by rest of society and went unrecognized on street without meeting anyone’s eyes.