Palms Up by Phoenix of Elder Mountain (compilation of Palmistry from sources with additions by Phoenix) – Palmistry is a prehistoric divination because we have had our hands long before any written language, occult symbols or symbolic languages such as runes and because of that, diviners have a full and unwritten past. The more modern roots of palmistry came through India and also the Chinese book I Ching or at least that is what is said, I am sure many places on earth have practiced the art. Its also endured and survived those nasty left brained people of the Mind Cults, called skeptics.
I have had my palm read three times in my life, but the last one was the best, I was around 37 years old, already having been an astrologer for twenty years and a symbolist, so I understood the readings and descriptions by the palmist. The last palmist was an elderly gentleman around 85 years old but has since passed on. He took my hands and began to draw on the lines with his red marker while he was reading them. He wore very thick glasses and I thought it was because his eyesight was bad that he used the marker, but apparently Palmists do that.
Hands are the sense of purpose, its ruled by Gemini in Astrology and it serves us in the physical accomplishments we have each day. Those who have lost a hand or finger or birth defects, have chosen a life to be more still, allow others to do such activities. We have two hands and many do not understand the differences between the symbolic and actions and in my work as a Seer I have learned many things about we human “beings” within the manifested and oracular sectors of reality:
The Left Hand is our “receptive” hand and side of the body, it correlates to the “right eye” called a Moon person. This is our emotional, intuitive, psychic, receptive energy, ability to nurture the self or others and our seeing abilities. The more water in your astrology chart, the more these are heightened or considered a right brained person or an empath. These energies flow in a counter clockwise motion and same too with the chakras and the move inward.
The Right Hand is our “giving” hand and side of the body, it correlates to the “left eye” the eye that sees only in this physical world, its also called a Solar reality or Sun People. This is the energy of logic, reason, action, giving to others, ego, and not emotional intelligence but the mental body’s rational and physical reality and its intelligence. So don’t underestimate or devalue your moon qualities, its the same power, just the difference between day and night or walking inside out.
The most grounded old souls are powerful in both Sun and Moon equally and have both potential’s developed and remaining clear, both in their reasoned intelligence, and logical, and are also highly intuitive, sensitive and emotions are used for a higher purpose, not just for the self.
After my Palmist went over the main reading with me about twenty years ago, he said I saved the best for last in our reading, with a little gleam in his bright blue eyes, he showed me that on both my palms I have the fated Mystic Triangles (sometimes called the Great Triangle, but not to be confused with the Mystic Crosses or Psychic Triangle).
I joked and said well, maybe that is because my Mercury (which rules hands) is in Capricorn (earth’s wisdom) and my sun is Aquarian (collective intellect). He smiled because he too had studied many different esoteric practices when all the symbols begin to form a “root system” at the basis or foundation of all esoteric symbolism work. I had never seen these triangles until he pointed them out, either did the other two palmists who were very good readers where I did my Seer readings.
My Palmist was the type of person that got down to business with esoteric work (the healing work that must be done, not just wanting to know knowledge about it) and I like that, and I miss him very much. I have respect for the endurance of those who are dedicated in their seasoned crafts and gifts their whole life. He definitely worked out his adult life issues and found peace in his elder stage and that actually radiated both power and love as he entered the deeper oracles with the more mature spiritual person (by age, those over 40). You can have all the gifts and all the practices, but if we do not carry a set of values and morals lived out, to test them, there is no real wisdom, just life experiences that were never resolved. It takes both.
The Mystics Triangle (Great Triangle)
Mystic Triangles relates to all things of the “soul, karma and the emotional body” because its formed (red line) by the Heart (also called the Quadrangle in relationship to the mystics triangle), the Fate line and Health line.
The second Mystics Triangle is smaller and made from the (pink) Head, Fate and Health lines. Any smaller hash lines that form smaller triangle in the center of the hand is not the mystic triangle, but the smaller hash lines of the “psychics triangle” (see below).
The Mystic Triangle shows the path to the spiritual journey as its final destination regardless of a persons occupation or career in life, but for the spiritual person it means a devout path as their fate (rather than profession) which means they do not have a choice.
The MT individual hold very strong intuition and perception (and an emotional body to go with it) and can be seen in other esoteric practices as well. For example, I have a Thor’s Hammer in my Astrology chart which is equivalent to the mystics triangle. A Mystics Triangle is self mastery in a spiritual way and generally one begins unconsciously when young to prepare them for their fate. This can also mean a battle, or a struggle in life and sometimes it lasts a decade, two and for the rare three or more. Some use the word curse, but its really karma and its purification processes.
The size of the triangle makes a difference as well, there are two sizes, a large one and one just a bit smaller because of the head line, the bigger or broader triangle is less intense of a life, but requires more endurance of a longer journey where personal will is limited. When the upper angle (made by the Head and Life Lines) is acute, the subject will be more nervous and sensitive to changes.
Mystic Triangles, although a very difficult to carry, may suffer more only because they are much more sensitive and stronger than they realize or aware of. A self healing path is a good survival tool. Triangle people need to endure more to be fulfilled, so they rarely give up or the saying ‘where angels fear to tread’ would be a good analogy. There are no monetary or outer rewards like the M (people) but a great peace are inner rewards when their mystic triangle tests are completed.
In metaphysical work (mental body esoteric work, rather than the emotional and soul body) the Kabbalah says that the Magical Triangle is formed by the mind or Netzach, the Astral Body (emotional soul energy body) and the Ethereal Body (spirit body) which is also the basic life force principle. In other words… survival.
Writing this article today, because twenty years have gone by since my last palm reading, and because my mystic triangles were so prominent. I can look with hindsight to how this played out, which is the last third of the spiritualists journey, the wisdom. I am glad the palmist drew red lines over them, it made a mental forging that I would never forget.
I have two Mystic Triangles and one small mystic triangle within the large mystic triangle and I have always heard in the deeper circles of esoteric palmists, that lines will actually disappear when they are fulfilled. I was never sure about that because I had never heard anyone actually experience it and then share, or I have never seen examples of it with imaged proof of photographs of the hand.
So I redrew the red lines on my mystic triangles on both my hand today and I see on my right hand (the giving hand) the triangle has changed and evolved. The ‘Fate’ line (left side of triangle) is almost completely gone except for the top 1/2 inch. I have done my healing work on mind body and soul, and broke up any karma attached to this fated line and the results show.
The ‘Sun’ Line once obscured and faint and on an angle, is now making a new smaller triangle in the upper left corner. My ‘Saturn’ line (some call it the Karma and Purpose line) was true (right line of the triangle) because my Mars/Saturn conjunction this lifetime was the energy behind one of my two, actual Karmic lives, a soldier with lots of karma, who lived in antiquity (2 ce to 48 ce) in both the Egypt (Memphis) and his birth in ancient Italy.
The Letter “M”
The oldest sound is ‘M’ because it is the sound of mother, maa, mom which is an ancient sound in all cultures and the root of nurturing. Mother, memory and remembrance comes from the root of “Moon’ – so this gives a root foundation meaning of the Palmists M. That means one can be a healer, a helper or giving service of some kind.
The next layer on top of that base is from era’s of written language cultures, the letter M is derived from the Phoenician word Mem, via the Greek Mu and its thought to represent water (the symbol of emotions). The Semitic people working in Egypt 2000 bce borrowed a hieroglyph for “water.” Symbolically then as a base root, the M is association mother (nurturing) and water (emotional nurturing) either receiving or learning to give.
If the M is on the right hand would be a giving of the nurturing aspect which healers or helpful people would have. If the M is on the left hand, it would signify a need to learn to nurture the self from the inner mother (inner nurturer).
If Ms on both hands, then balance must be found this lifetime of how to both give and receive love (nurturing and helping others selflessly) because there are issues karma, where it was abused. Not an easy task indeed.
In the mental teachings, M is also the letter of Magic from magh- “to be able, to have power.” From Persian magu “priestess, one of the members of the learned,” from O.Pers. magush; Sanskrit mahas, “power”; Latin magis and German mebr, that mean “more.” The word magic is derived from the ancient word “mag” that means magi of the priestess. “Magic, according to Novalis, is the art of influencing the inner world consciously.” “It’s said when magic is explained as it really is, it seems to make no sense to factual people, they prefer to follow their world of illusions.”
Esoteric and Folk practitioners say the letter “M” on the palm by the major lines of the heart, head and life lines joining in an M, are generally considered a loyal and dedicated types of people, who tended to be social and also service the more social groups or have to learn to be loyal and dedicated if you. Not everyone has this marking, it’s even kind of rare. M’s are generally blessed with both good fortune and are lucky in their adventures in life and can see through lies and deceit if they learn to see their own.
Ms are good at business, legal affairs and leadership and tend to work well with others and this is the dual energy as it puts them into positions in life to be able to find that love we spoke of above. M’s need to share their blessings with others and respect others as part of their good fortune. Also the political field, sports, business, and a general love of life is also important. So if they suffer depression its because they are not letting life offer them more (unless its karmic depression which can rule out action and will).
I am including Mercury here because Mercury is the ruler of the hands, an air sign (mental body) and a messenger of the psychopomp, not the psychopomp itself. That teaching has been confused by the metaphysical and mind o’ cult groups of people. Yes in Greek Mythology, Mercury does displayed Wings (his soul) but in the waking world, not the night unseen worlds. In order to express (mental body) how he assists the Sun on its sidereal course (waking daily journey), Mercury was called Wolf of the Sun: Solaris Luminis Particeps. The Palm symbol then, relates to Mind-Body rather than soul, to intellectualism, journalism, law suits, sciences, trips, logic medicine, journalism, writing, intellectualism all matters related with the Mind.
The Psychic Triangle
The psychic triangle is located under the ring finger. You will need to look at the palm carefully, this may be, under the light of the sun, or using a strong magnifying glass, this will enable the possibility of finding highly detailed symbols – To locate a little triangle then this means there are various souls that you will encounter.
You will have to work hard metaphysically to achieve success. It may help in participating dedicating to a discipline such as zen meditation and make a commitment, even attending a healer or healing center to help with some issues that need addressing this lifetime.
So if you do have the M or the Triangle on one or both hands, do appreciate the gifts. And for those who don’t have any of these, the wisdom from Native American Wistimene (Johnny Moses) says: “You’re the best and you’re no better than anybody else.”
The Letter “V”
1. The “V” means its half of an X (incomplete X); 2. And its the missing line of a complete triangle. The Triangle its missing the last third.
The V really depends upon its environment, its usually unfinished business or unfinished personal development of a particular mental body (thoughts, beliefs) or emotional body issue, a soul body issue (which are always more severed, or lastly, a physical body issue. So where the V is places and near what, determines the personal work needed to be done.
If the V is right side up, then the work required is the bottom half, which is internal work, or a relationship with the issues internally that have more to do with you than others. Even if others may seem like the problem. If the V is upside down, then its the “top half” that needs completion with is external relationships and external work of self development.
The Letter “X”
“X” is derived from the Phoenician letter Samekh, meaning “fish.” The Romans took the /x/ sound from one alphabet called the Chalcidian and combined it with the ‘Chi’ symbol from another alphabet in Greek and thus the X was born.
An example of the early uses, Greek letters “X” (Chi) and “p” (Rho) superimposed together and was once a very common symbol used by scribes in a non-religious sense to mark some passage that was particularly good, with it literally implying “good”. So x’s although you may have a rough life, you have potential for development of the “good within” and then eventually the karmic life shifts. For those with a good life, your karma has not opened up yet or never will this lifetime and you get average difficulty or loss, not extreme
Later the X it was adopted as the symbol signifying Christ and was called, which is pretty much that you must make sacrifices in life that are painful. The Chi-Rho became the symbol (hence the fish symbolism applied to a religious deity long after Christ died). These are how symbols are born, transformed and even used it as persuasive myth, such as the Swastika which tarnished badly the world’s ancient sacred symbol of many world countries. Be it negative or positive, symbolism is the core basis of language before writing. In esoteric work, such as Palmistry, it has more to do with the heart and soul, rather than logic and communication of the mind.
Many people can have one X on one or both hands and that is rarer but those with more than 5 up to 13 Xs or even 20 Xs are extremely rare. In order to determine the credibility of this claim that X’s are not found that often in Palmistry, the STI University from Moscow, recently conducted a research and revealed a paper on the subject of the letter X on the palms and its potential connection to the destiny of the people who have it. But it seems to me that a lot of people in India have them but not in Russia. This says that we also have fate within a country that we live in too, not just personal.
For the more average person with one X, they show a bit more increase of the sixth sense or greater intuition, especially if they are a woman. But this mark is not a “fated” mark, its a “potential” mark. Comparing the “major arcana” of the Tarot to the remainder 85% of the deck, or the major “inner planets” in astrology compared to all the rest… marks on the hand are like that, there are the fated ones and the ones that have potential of development and the xs fall into the potential category.
The Psychic Cross
The cross lines formed by two intersected short lines with similar length are called the cross. The crosses in palmistry have varied auspicious and inauspicious implications subject to the location on the palm. If a cross is found on the three basic lines (Life Line, Head Line and Heart Line), it suggests obstacle and difficulty while the crosses not on the three basic lines are always auspicious signs.
Below the Index Finger
If the cross is below the index finger (on the Jupiter Mount), it indicates that you are easy-going and have a keen eye on talents; you will get help from your lover, friends, subordinates or brothers and sisters in career and enjoy the happy and warm family life.
Below the Middle Finger
If the cross is below the middle finger, it indicates that you are talented in many aspects, efficient in both brainy and brawny activities and adaptable, thus a versatile talent. Also, you are very popular and widely loved by others.
Below the Ring Finger
If the cross is below the ring finger, it implies that you are helpful, very popular among the opposite sex and interested in public welfare activities; you may easily get wealth due to the help of the opposite sex and have good luck in windfalls.
Below the Little Finger
If the cross is below the little finger, it implies that you lay emphasis on appearance and tend to judge people with their appearance; you are predestined to fall in love with God and Buddha and you might be obsessed with studying numerology due to the religious belief. Also, it indicates that you may have more sexual desires.
The Mystic Cross
The mystic cross is between the head line and the heart line at the palm center is called inspiration line or mystic cross or sixth sense line. If you have the cross or sign, you will have a good sixth sense of predication and the scenes in your dream will always come true. You people have the cross on the left or right palm always like to study the mysterious and esoteric things; you are talented, ambitious and insightful, have a religious belief and you are enthusiastic about medicine, astrology and fortune telling.
Many I Ching readers have this sign on their palms. A standard mystic cross at the very right location suggests the extremely high skill in metaphysics research while the non-standard mysterious cross suggests the inferior level.
Of course, the mystic cross does not necessarily suggest you will achieve success in metaphysics since it only indicates the skill level. Whether you can become famous and make a fortune or not solely depended upon the fame line and fame sign on your palm; even if there is a fame line or fame sign on your palm, the quality of the soul either dark or light also matters.
The mystic cross is closely related with the hand shape. The value of the mystic cross varies with the hand shapes.
Other Important Marks *Symbols
Sources: Book of Fate and Fortune: Palmistry by Cheiro; Hand image of the M from littlethings.com; Psychic triangle information from auntyflo.com; – Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of Beelzebu, The Mystery of the Golden Blossomb; Yourchineseastrology.com; unknownremedy.com, Illustration The Mounts, Palmistry, 1908,