People have practiced palmistry since ancient times, particularly in India, China, Tibet, Persia, Sumeria, Palestine and Babylonia. Historians think it possibly originated from Hindu astrology, as several thousand years ago a Hindu sage known as Valmiki reportedly wrote a book entitled "The Teachings of Valmiki Maharshi on Male Palmistry." From there, the practice spread all over, including to Greece, where the ancient philosopher Anaxagoras adopted the art.
Today, a diverse range of people have tried their hand at it. No matter where you live, most likely, you can likely find a fully-fledged palm reader somewhere near you. This practice typically involves the person being read providing their dominant hand for a reading, which is sometimes considered to represent the conscious mind. Meanwhile, the other hand is often thought to represent hereditary traits, or sometimes to garner information about past lives.
In classical palmistry, which is rooted in Greek mythology, the various creases on the palm foretell a variety of intimate insight about someone's career, health or love life. However, since the lines on your palm lengthen, ebb and change over the course of one's life, these readings are never set in stone. So, if you don't like your reading today, don't fear—you might just need to wait a few years.
Whether you believe in the art of palmistry or deem it a bunch of hocus pocus, find out what your palm reveals about your love life through the help of the following quiz!