|The head line shows the way you think and reason,
perceive and believe, and how you then apply the
information after digesting all the facts. We all
think and act in our own fashion. As a result, we
assume a lifestyle based on this thinking. Because of
all the wide-ranging differences it is reasonable to
expect the head line to start from a variety of places
and take its own path on the surface of the hand. Like
all lines, the head line should be clear of any
influences marks except for those vertical lines that
are expected to cross. There must be no dots, bars,
islands, chaining, furring, or fraying. The clearer
the line, the clearer the thought processes. The more
the line slopes, the more imagination is present and
Reading the Head Line
The head line may start from anywhere on the Jupiter
mount, which indicates pride in achievement. It
sometimes starts a short distance away from the life
line. The farther away from the life line, the more
rash and impulsive the nature, especially if found on
a conic hand. It may take a straight path across the
middle of the hand or slop slightly. Occasionally, it
will dip steeply to end on the Luna mount. It may end
suddenly, for once or twice, tassellate or fray, or
just fade out.
When you compare the head lines on both hands, one
will seem to be more strongly drawn than the other. If
the weaker line is on the right hand, the thinking
will be negative, vacillating and submissive. When the
weaker line is on the left hand, the reasoning powers
will be positive and well ordered. The owner will have
used his or her initiative to break free from possibly
early restrictions. When both lines are of equal
intensity with similar origins and follow the same
paths, the owner will experience few changes.
A short line indicates a practical nature, less
flexible than average. The subject may achieve fame or
infamy for specialist abilities. A short line that
ends under the middle finger is not usually seen on
the conic hand but is more likely to be found on a
square hand. It shows a good, practical level of
concentration. It also indicates concern with mundane
matters and a flair for routine. A long head line
implies cluttered thinking but with a more flexible
approach. These people are very imaginative.
The long head line that extends to the outer edge
of the palm, virtually cutting a hand in two, is
called a Syndey line. It shows excellent mental
control, an inflexible nature, and a very strong
Occasionally, you may see hands that bear a head
line with an irregular appearance. It starts strongly,
fades away, and then comes back again. This shows a
struggle to keep one’s head above water, an
inability to cope. Influence lines or other marks at
this point in the head line should show the cause. The
higher the headline starts on the mount of Jupiter,
the more honorable the character.
Double Head Line
Occasionally, a double head line is seen and indicates
an ability to exist or work in completely different
spheres of activity at the same time.
The longer and more even the rectangular space
between the head and heart lines, the more common
sense prevails. The wider the space, the more
practicality rules, while the narrower the space the
more emotional the character.
The Head Line and the Mounts
If the head line rises up to the mount of Mercury, the
nature is cold; emotion is cut out of relationships.
This is much the same as when the line remains high
above the central part of the hand – again, all
feeling and warmth is taken out of personal
relationships. On both hands, this means that all
emotional considerations will be subjected to the
demands of the mind.
When the head line sweeps down the palm deep into
the Luna mount there will be an active imagination but
the lower the line reaches, the less positive the
mental faculties. If the line fades at the end, this
trait will be emphasized.
Islands, Forks, and Influence Lines
An island on any part of the head line suggests a
weakening of the power of the whole line. If the head
line forks at the end it indicates contrasting
elements in the life of the owner, showing an active
mentality that is well suited to research work. If the
fork is toward the end of a line, there is an ability
to pursue two different careers at the same time.
Influence lines rising from the head line always
refer to efforts made by the subject to improve his or
her standing. Lines that fall away suggest poor
decision-making with attendant losses.
When the head line fades toward its end it is
merely reflecting weakness that comes with age. Those
who have this line should be prepared to slow down and
relinquish responsibilities as gracefully as they can.
The hand is advising that their natural energies will
wane as they age and they must learn to live with
this. When the head line looks stronger than the life
line, the intellectual side will predominate. Writer’s
Hook A small or shorter fork at the end of a forked
head line that turns slightly upward is fancifully
called the “writer’s hook” but is not limited to
writing and covers any other creative pursuit. If one
of the line reaches the percussion the owner is liable
to receive international recognition (fame or infamy)
depending on the nature of the endeavors.