Chiromancy or palmistry is a skill of evaluating a person’s character or future by “reading” the palm of an individual’s hand. Heart line, Head Line, Lifeline, etc. and mounds immediately appearing under the base of each finger suggest elucidations by their relative sizes, qualities, and intersections. Some palm readers observe characteristics of the fingers, fingernails, fingerprints, skin patterns, skin texture and colour as well, and the shape of the palm and flexibility of the hand.
The basic palmistry is entrenched in Greek mythology where every area of the palm is related to a god or goddess. Those who dabble in palmistry, without a proper knowledge of the subject tend to malign the entire science. Different schools of thought indicate that right hand predicts the future, whilst the left is considered as the one which is born with, or what the God/ Karma gives.
Highly developed Science
Palmistry is a highly developed science, which It has caught up currently even in the Western world to such an extent that many people have begun to read their ‘ stars column’ in the newspapers akin to some believe in ‘Rahu Kaalaya.’
Various theories among palmists differ in diverse forms. Some palmists read men’s right hand, while others the left, especially of females. Some consider right hand as the dominant, because it is believed as the most frequently used hand by the average person, and it represents the conscious mind, as opposed to the other hand relates to past life or karmic conditions.
The writer became enthusiastic about learning how to read palms out of a good old friend, a former Captain of the Army whom his friends used to call him ‘ Captain Fonseka’ in London. Despite ‘Captain’ possessing a good flock of silvery white hair, his interest in reading palms, especially on young females, at residential parties had been a flirtatious ploy.
He was pretty accurate in reading some individual’s palms, which made the writer wonder whether he had any psychic influence, other than the real knowledge on palmistry! To writer’s amazement, once he predicted the death of a young man in Sri Lanka so accurately when his mother approached him ( captain) in London.
Once, at a house party, the writer noticed Captain’s eyes becoming widened and his white silky hair stand on end, while holding the soft hand of a beautiful young Indian girl that made the writer to delve into an area, may be not conducive, but to ask him later about the secret behind such an excitement . His answer came back swiftly like a bolt from the blue: “ It is quite simple my dear! Never forget the fact that there are two absolute factors in life that is common to every man and woman – one’s love life and the prosperity factor.
World renowned Palmist, Ernie James once did a public reading of five Royal palms and published in the Sunday Magazine of ‘News of the World’newspaper, in the UK, exposing what were hidden in the Royal hands.
Referring to Prince Charles’s ‘ thick palm,’he revealed that the Prince could have been an excellent farmer or mechanic; his curved little finger indicated his deep frustrations. He exposed ‘ his (Prince Charles’s love life (in 1988) was not as strong as many would have imagined; the rounded finger tips indicated that he could be secretive and shrewd. Earnie James revealed how “an unexpected factor was going to affect Prince Charles’s’ private life – his words were,“ I am not sure if it is with another woman or another government, but if it were to come out, then it would be dynamite”! On the whole, Prince was said to be very possessive in character with an inventive brain, and he could be a ‘great flirt’ – both with women and ideas’.
Referring to the late Princess Diana’s hand, Ernie James had to say about her split personality. “ Very shy character and being full of self-doubt. She was identified as a workaholic, but she would not find true happiness for at least two years”- from the time of the reading. Her heart was ruled by her head! She could be a flirt mentally than on a physical level, and she had not the courage to follow it through”.
“ Her love life was not as good as she would have imagined. Consequently, she was lonely and used to weep quite a lot. Her intuition was second to none because of her previous life’s experiences carried forward to this birth. Ernie also predicted that her life would change drastically when she was about 35 years of age. In 1989, she was warned about some problems ahead . She had a lot of energy burn off, and there was a possibility of a second marriage and to become pregnant! However,on 31 August in 1997 she met with a serious motor car accident at Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris when she was being driven to her hotel with Dodi Fayed, 41, the son of Egyptian billionaire Mohamed Al-Fayed. Both lives were extinguished at the motor car accident, amidst rumours and speculations that she was going to get married to millionaire once they got back to London.
Since their deaths, Al-Fayed maintained in 1998 that the accident was orchestrated by MI6 on the instructions of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, because the Royal Family could not tolerate Princess Diana marrying a Muslim. In 2001, during an interview with the UK ‘Daily Express,’ Al-Fayed claimed that the Princess had been pregnant at the time of the accident! However, all his claims (175 in number) were dismissed by a Metropolitan police enquiry in 2006. The jury verdict, given on 7 April 2008, was that Diana and Dodi had been “unlawfully killed” through the grossly negligent driving of the chauffer, who was intoxicated.
Duke of York ( Prince Andrew)
Prince Andrew’s square hand was a tell-tale sign and he had to be the best in whatever he participated. Referring to his bent first finger, Ernie James revealed him to be a lot shrewder than the public thought. The third straight finger apparently showed how he could not control his ego! He was the type to over power with superior strength and startle his wife. He and Fergie ‘may have a fiery marriage’he stated , but ‘it will never be boring’. On his birthday in 1988 Ernie predicted Duchess of York to be pregnant according to her planetary formation.
‘Gaps between the bases of all Fergie’s ( Duchess of York) hands meant she could get through her money as if money didn’t exist. “She is extremely sensitive and also psychic – though she doubts her powers” ! Underneath, she is very sensitive and easily hurt, but she was born with a vile tongue that helped her cover up anything by losing her temper and swearing. She had learnt from an early age how to manipulate other people, and Ernie James declared, “ I will be surprised if Andrew doesn’t want to wring her neck at some time”!
“She is a great chatterbox with incredible energy enough to keep several men happy. She wouldn’t hesitate to go right out and get whatever she fancied. Her broken line between the fourth finger little finger showed how she is destined to be someone powerful and in a high position”.
A deep jot at the Centre of Prince Edward’s palm meant he would be very rich indeed, not because he is a Royal, but Ernie James put it boldly by saying, “ even if he was my son he could not lose on a financial level, not with that hand”. His love life will be a bit of a letdown. He is ultra-sensitive and more psychic than the rest of them put together. He needs to get away from his mother’s influence. His head line shows he has a lot of courage .
Earnie James finally declared that the lines in palms change in every six months, so whatever was predicted during a particular readying was not going to be as bad it sounded.
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