If you're looking for a way to gain some insight into your love life that doesn't involve knowing your birthday, just take a look at the palm of your hand. "Sometimes we wander the earth searching for answers when all along it's right there," astrologer and psychic, Cindy Mckean tells Bustle. Whether you believe it or not, the lines on your hands might offer a big indication of what you can expect from your life.
Chiromancy, or palm reading, has been around for thousands of years. According to Mckean, palmists analyze a number of things like the mounts or the padding on your palms, the lines, markings, digits, flexibility, your fingernails and fingerprints during a reading.
"A reader can tell you things about yourself in the areas of love, health, career, and money, among other things; however, you can do your own quick analysis at a glance," she says. "Not only is this convenient, but it's also an excuse to hold hands on a date. You can catch sight of your partner's heart line and see if they are a fit for you."
Going to a professional palm reader will obviously give you a lot more in-depth information, but there are very basic things you can look at yourself. When it comes to love, all you need to do is find your heart line.
"When you look at your hands (palms up), the first horizontal line you see on your palms below your fingers is your heart line," Mckean says. "It starts at the outer edge of your hand and is directed laterally." Some people call it the "love line" because it can tell you information about your emotions and how you are in love.
The line may be straight or curved, long or short, and can end under any of your fingers. You may even have a different type of heart line on each hand, she says. But generally, your dominant hand is the one readers look at.
According to Mckean, there are two major heart line types: straight and curved. As you would assume, telling the difference between the two is pretty easy. Basically, if you can take a piece of paper and line it parallel from the beginning to the end of your heart line, you have a straight line.
People with straight heart lines tend to be practical partners. "They are generally even keeled, pragmatic, and logical when it comes to matters of the heart," Mckean says. They are easy-going and often happy to accommodate their partner's needs. In love, they generally allow their partner to take the lead. Straight heart liners also tend to be more reserved with their emotions and are "less apt to make waves."
If you're someone with a curved heart line, you may find that expressing your feelings come easy to you."People with curved heart lines tend to be more emotionally sensitive than their straight-lined counterparts," Mckean says. "In matters of love, they are more apt to be romantic and they choose with their heart over their head."
Whether your line is straight or curved is just one characteristic to look out for. To get even more specific, length can also provide more in-depth information. So take a look at your own palm and see what kind of partner you are in relationships based on your heart line.