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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?

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  1. I have lines on both hands and right now I’m trying to understand the meaning. I’m very spiritual and when I was in my teens this greatly interested me (i’m now 42). Been told through pyschic readings I have healing abilities and need to explore them. Never have. I find it very hard to discern the difference between what’s right and wrong when my intuition shouts out but my logical mind is so strong. I work for an engineering firm as an architect. If this reaches anyone that could help me explore, it would be amazing.

    • Hi Rich, that’s great to hear. If you’ve got a very strong rational mind and unsure how to respond when your intuition shouts out at you, you might benefit from some books that talk about this dichotomy. There’s “The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World” by Iain McGilchrist. My friend Brianna also just posted a video on her YouTube channel discussing this very thing

    • We are rare creatures it’s an interesting concept to think about this double see me in as a gift, as I relate to everything that you were saying about your head and your heart no separation.
      Someone once told me the markings on my hands were a very bad sign I guess because they’re related to down syndrome children
      I’ll never forget those words.
      I’d love to hear back from anyone with a positive message.

  2. Hello – not sure if my comment posted. I too have this crease on both my hands. No breaks at all – goes straight from one side to another. I’m a healthy adult in my 50s :)

  3. Desde que tengo memoria siempre eh sabido lo que quiero hacer en vida es algo loco , pero cierto con apenas 4 de edad le dije a mi mama .. Mami quiero ser …. y ella solo me observo asombrada como que era una broma , siempre eh visto que mi fecha de nacimiento también es algo wow 08/19/1998 , me parece muy asombroso todo esto , incluso le dije a mi mama que vine con un propósito a esta vida , tengo la linea simiesca en mi mano derecha , me gusta mucho el arte , pongo siempre primero mis actividades mas importantes pongo la cabeza , antes que el corazón… se supone que la linea simiesca esta unida al corazón , cualquier cosa que tu realizes debes hacerlo desde el corazón , ya que al estar conectado con la cabeza es algo que realmente influye en todo lo que realizes en tu vida …….

  4. I also became interested in this topic due to Mr. Ballen’s video. I have a simian line on my right hand. I’ve never had a palm reading, but now I want to. Fascinating stuff!

  5. I have the simian line on both hands. My dad and sister both had this as well but both have passed so now I am the only one in the family left. When both my kids were born I checked for 10 fingers and toes and if they had the one line in their palms. I didn’t know the technical word until tonight when I watched Mr Ballen’s episode on YouTube. I have always wanted to get my palm read and to see what they would tell me. I have never met anyone besides my dad and sister with the simian lines like me.

    • Hi Mary, I also have simian lines on both my hands. Nobody in my family has it and I have yet to meet anyone that has simian lines on both hands, so was excited to read your comment that said you did too. The one on my left hand is straight as an arrow and goes from one side to the other. The one on my right hand goes straight across too, but has maybe a tiny less than 1/16th break in it before it continues on straight to side of my hand. I have never been to palm reader, but would be interesting for sure.

    • Hello,
      I just wanted you to know, I’m the only in my family had simian line in both hands. I’m always wondering what that means.. Hoping we got some answer..

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