Double Vision: Palmistry: Do you Believe? What does a star shape mean?

Do you believe in palmistry? I see a star forming on my right palm. It starts with the connection of the heart line and the life line, then lighter lines connect to form a star. This has not yet formed on my left hand, however. Is this a good sign? What does it mean? I noticed it about a year ago, and I've been wondering about it ever since. Thanks!

- Deb


I absolutely do believe in palmistry. It is definitely a "science" of sorts. Without seeing your hand, however, it would be very hard for me to try to tell you what this star may be exactly. Since I am a psychic and not a palm reader, I decided I am going to give you enough information about palmistry so you can figure this out yourself.

Your right hand is the practical "doing" side. Your right hand also shows how you relate to others, your needs and your experiences in love. It also shows your passion for living.

I love that a star is on your DOING side. In tarot, the Star is the card of "following your star" and making your wishes come true. It also can signify true, soulful love. So to me, a star is always a good sign or omen.

What this says to me as a psychic is that you are REALLY starting to follow your own path and do what needs doing to get to where you want to be. The reason it has not started to show up on your left hand is because your right hand is the DOING hand.

Now there are other lines on your hand. I suggest that you look them up on the internet to see exactly where they are and how they relate to your star. The lines to focus on are:

Sun Line - parallel to the Fate Line, under the ring finger; believed to indicate fame or scandal.

Girdle of Venus - starts between the little and ring fingers, runs in a rough arc under the ring and middle fingers to end between the middle and pointer fingers; thought to relate to emotional intelligence and the ability to manipulate.

Union Lines - short horizontal lines found on the percussive edge of the palm between the Heart Line and the bottom of the little finger; believed to indicate close relationships, sometimes (but not always) romantic in nature.

Mercury Line - runs from the bottom of the palm near the wrist, up through the palm towards the little finger; purported to be an indicator of persistent health issues, business acumen, or communication skills.

Travel Lines - these are horizontal lines found on the percussive edge of the palm between the wrist and the heart line; each line is said to represent a trip taken by the subject - the longer the line, the more important the trip is to the subject.

Fate line - runs from the bottom of the palm near the wrist, up through the center of the palm towards the middle finger. This line is believed to be tied to the person's life path, including school and career choices, successes and obstacles. Sometimes this line is thought to reflect circumstances beyond the individual's control, or the person's choices and their consequences.

I wish you the power to fulfill your dreams!



I'm no pamistry expert, but I do have some "gypsy" knowledge of this subject. It's one of two things I learned from a committee of six older gypsy women on a rainy afternoon in the late seventies.

It cost me exactly two bottles of Taylor Sweet and dry sherry, two cartons of Lucky Strikes, and at least a quarter of a lung from the secondhand smoke I inhaled that day.

It was November and pouring rain when my gypsy friend Teresa took me to see her mother. The older ladies of the family were having a get-together to celebrate V's eighty-sixth birthday.

Teresa told me if I brought the cake, ice cream, vodka for the fellers, paper plates, cups, coffee, soft drinks, cigarettes and sherry, I was invited. Oh, and a "love offering" of some cash - no gift over $20 expected or accepted. Neat people, that group. Never subtle.

When I arrived at her door, there was a handwritten sign on it that read: "No mens or chillern ALLOWED in HERE." Even though it was early, the ladies started right in on the vino. I waited a while to begin my questions.

"Mother, what is this line?"

"Oh, Baby, dats your life line, look, Marta, it's all messed up after she's fifty, tsk tsk. Poor girl, nottin you can do about dat. Look how CLEAR it is in da lef han and how broke up it is in da right. Oh, and where dem tree lines meet, dat be de husbands, you'll be havin' a few..."

Throughout the afternoon, we discussed life lines, love lines, head lines, heart lines and, yes - your star. I learned how to find "the ring of evil" on the little finger, and that the parallel lines on the index finger indicate how many children you might have during your life.

I learned that if you're right-handed, the LEFT hand is where you start in life. It holds what you're 'given.' It shows how you are supposed to be, the traits you were born with. The right hand is where you wind up.

However, the most IMPORTANT THING I learned about palmistry was that those ladies weren't reading palms - they were reading the people with the palms. Palmists are students of human nature.

From our reactions to the simplest statements, they read our hopes, dreams and fears. While I'm sure not every palmist works this way, most of the gypsies I have known rely more on the 'tells' of a person than what they find in their hands.

When a palmist takes your hand in hers to look at the lines, the way you feel to them is what they read. Whether you believe in palmistry or not, it can be a great tool for readings.

Oh, and by the way, your STAR would indicate to these ladies that you have werewolves in your family, so be sure to watch out for that Full Moon!


Many times in life we hear, "You will always have what you NEED, but not necessarily what you WANT." Your spirit must have needed to experience the feeling of leaving your human body, and the suggestion in the next chapter of Sylvia Brown's book was all it took to get you there.

Even though you hadn't read it yet, your SOUL recognized the title of that chapter as something it had been seeking, and your soul, knowing that you had that reference to read after your experience, got with it and out you went!

While I don't usually recommend her books, Sylvia Brown has a wide reaching and powerful effect on lots of people. A Gemini like you would be able to relate easily to her writing and put it to good use. Synchronicity - you gotta love it!

I like your description of "getting caught." That's exactly what it feels like, isn't it? One minute you're free and hovering above the room, and the next minute, ZAP! back down into your corporeal form you go!

As a little kid, I loved that "feeling of return." With practice, most of the time we can control that event, but sometimes, when our physical ears hear a distracting noise or something else occurs to knock us back into reality, back we go. With practice you will be able to control your return better.

I find it interesting that you were visiting your mother-in-law and not someone in your own genetic family. Evidently, you and your husband got married for reasons that are even deeper than love. His family's interest in "psychic stuff" will nurture your children in such matters and help them to grow into their own abilities.

You'll never have to be concerned that when your daughter visits them, she'll be discouraged from exploring her own psychic life and power. My parents encouraged me to develop my psychic senses in a time when it wasn't nice to even discuss such things in public. Heck, it's STILL not considered a great topic at the dinner table in some families!

Your kids will get to talk about it ALL and ask questions and read and study. This is going to give them such an edge in life! Talk with your husband about how you want to present this to your kiddos, so that you are united in your approach and ready to tell them their experiences are all natural and okay.

A word or two of warning: Geminis often have difficulty staying grounded in REAL LIFE. Don't get so strung out on your ASTRAL life that you neglect what you're doing here on Earth.

You are at the beginning of a long journey to learn where your power really lies. Try to be patient with this process and take your time.