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Rare Hands: Palmistry & The Simian Line

My friend took me to a palm reading event on Monday as sort of a birthday present. (Shoutout to my fellow Geminis!)  The palm reader looked at my hands and said I had a “Simian Line”.

She called everyone else over too look at my palms and claimed I was a rare exception to the typical palmistry archetypes. Yes, I am indeed “not of this world!”

That’s not all. I had a simian line on both of my hands. Doubly rare!

Simian Line
Me with simian lines on both palms in 2016

What does a Simian Line mean?

It’s where the head and the heart line are merged into a single line (sometimes called a Simian Crease). This usually means it’s hard to separate logic and feelings. It’s often associated with being a mystic, visionary, guru, or leader (best case) and a socially awkward outcast or crazy person at worst. There are also claims that it’s associated with down syndrome and monkeys. If you have a simian line, you’re either a genius or insane if you believe what you read on the internet. As if I needed yet another reason to think I’m a special!

I haven’t been able to find much satisfying information online. I loved Richard Unger’s book Life Prints but it was more about what your fingerprints tell you about your life and not necessarily the lines. Still cool. My palm reader recommended Kay Packard about reading your palms to decode your life purpose. Makes me want to follow my curiosity and explore palmistry further and see what all the other lines of my palms have to tell me. Fascinating!

Simian Line Diagram

Thoughts and Feelings on the Same Track

What I do know is that I have a very strong heart and strong mind. They really do feel linked. I cannot tolerate working on something that does not actively engage my heart and my mind. I have to feel like it’s aligned with my truth. And what feels true for me is very particular. I find myself driven more by intuition rather than logic but I tend to over analyze and process my feelings mentally. And you all know I love talking about my feelings and my emotional processes!

I found out one of my close friends has a simian line on one of her hands. And see all sorts of incredible markings on other hands I’ve looked at. It’s amazing how different we are and the stories they tell.

Are We Special Beings?

The way I felt after getting “diagnosed” with a simian line was quite uplifted and inspired. To be honest, I really do think I’m a visionary with a purpose in this life. My ego wants to take ownership of this idea and use it to feel special and important. But what feels more true for me is that I am simply a conduit for a bigger purpose that is beyond little ole me. I know that I’m here to bring more love and healing to the planet. To hold space for the shift in human consciousness. To usher in the new world and be a leader in my own unique way. Really, my purpose is just to be true to myself and follow my heart and not what other people say.

I know everyone has their unique purpose, and that’s what is so fun about self discovery and self actualization. You get to tap into your own specialness and super powers. Don’t buy into the notion that you’re not special or worthy. That’s just a lie to keep you from being your full potential.

I’m curious to know if any of my readers has a simian line or is familiar with palmistry. What do your palms say about you?

Jeff Finley
Jeff Finley

Jeff is a graphic artist, designer, musician, writer, and mystic with a passion for truth and personal growth. He's the author of Wake Up, Maker/Mistaker, and Thread's Not Dead, as well as the creator of Starseed Supply Co. Learn more about him here.

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  1. I am a double simian with suwon crease and Sydney line and I am from Sydney Australia.
    I have always felt the same as you I need to feel aligned with what I do, with work, study and life in general.
    I never have a problem making friends and socially I do feel a little ahead of the crowd. (Maybe that’s my ego talking haha)
    I consider myself to be empathetic and somewhat of a healer to others.
    I seem to be the one who can talk logic and somehow find the right emotional way to explain it.

    Loved reading your blog!.

    I have attached some photos for u to look at my differences to other double Simians.

    My life line does not touch my heart and head line!.
    That’s means I’m fircely independent.

    Have a good one!

  2. I also have it on my left hand. And your thoughts and feelings and description of yourself really resonate with me. I felt like I could have written it. Thank you

  3. I also have the simian line on both hands. I always thought it was because my older sister had down syndrome. Now that I am finding out more and more I do find it all to be true. My heart and my head go hand in hand. Pun intended. Lol. I really enjoyed what you wrote. Most things on the internet that I read, I can’t get more then a few sentences in before I lose interest or I find it not fitting to me. Thank you for sharing. Best article I’ve read hands down. Laura

  4. Finally found same person with double semian lines! I enjoyed reading your thoughts about this. I’m a Filipino btw.

    • ohh i really expect I could find a person with the same simian lines as mine, tsaka filipino din po ako! grade 11 student, now I knew someone and I’m not the only one having these kind of hands in the Philippines:D

  5. I too am a double simian, and found the term…Parakee to resonate as a healer bringing love and healing to such a time as this we’re in.

  6. Hi, I have at both hands. Can say prodigy at primary and education system here killed me and many others. didn’t attend any early education still grabbed best achiever without putting hours to study until standard 4 or 10 years old
    Then…….. Feeling bored when u hv to learn things u mastered. Arrogant is a damn. Now I’m just an ordinary and often people misunderstood the way I see things.

  7. I have the single line on both hands I’m gemini arab woman and left handed too.. I do feel lucky and different from the rest “different interests and beliefs” than what is common. Even when I go through hardships, I know that by the end I will achieve what I want. It’s nice to find so many people share something rare like me

  8. I have had a simian line on my left hand but now even the right hand has a simian line. The right hand lines were close but not joined but over time it has joined and now both palms have simian lines. A Chinese lady I knew had told me that they call this a broken hand and the significance is that I will fall many times but each time I would be able to rebuild my life. Looking back I must admit that it has happened to me a couple of times. Currently I have fallen again, let’s see if I rise up from the ashes once again.

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