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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. Based on these comments, it seems that having a Simian fold on both hands is MORE common than on just one. I have them on both hands, and the only two others I’ve met were also on both hands. The FIRST one I ever saw was in a National Geographic article on primates which included a photo of the palm of a gorilla with a Simian fold. (Made me feel very special indeed!) The personality traits ascribed to Simian folds are flattering, but I suspect they are based on a very small sample and not reliable.

    • Hi Stan. I have never seen two hand simian limes. In my Family there are 4 others plus my non blood related to anyone else husband, all with one, yet I have two..

  2. I have double simian lines but only just realised that’s what it’s called LOL
    Been looking for an answer to the meaning as never met anyone else with this before.
    Thanks for all the comments finally feel part of something….

    • I have two. One of my sons has one (and a downs son) My nephw and his daugter both have one, and she is on the Autistic specrum and he is bipolar. My youngest grandchild has one and weirdly my husband who is not the father of my kids,also has one…

  3. Hi! All variations in the hand lines and also in anything related to our bodies is ruled by genes, when you have a Simian line (or a Sydney line like my daughter) it most probably means you have a variation of the norm in your genes, like some genetic material added or missing from one/or more of your chromosomes. That is the reason why this line is connected to Down’s syndrome, because the bigger the mutation the more variations from the norm you have in your body, so these two lines are found more often in people with Down’s, as it is caused by a whole chromosome being duplicated, meaning having three 21st chromosomes instead of two. That’s a lot of added material! This is the most common genetic mutation in the world. My daughter has the second most common one – 22Q deletion syndrome. 1 in 2000 people have it. Most of them don’t know. She is missing only four genes from her 22 chromosome. Sometimes, people are missing a very small piece of genetic material which manifests as very benign differences in the way their brains and bodies are build. That is why all people here are actually neurotypical and independent individuals. I am here to thank you for your post because it gives me hope that my baby will also become an independent adult one day. This is all I am hoping for. All the people who commented on your post give hope to this worried mama. Thank you!

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