Palm Reading: The Heart Line

Amy Cunningham

Everyone has a heart line, but different people have different types of heart lines, each giving insight into your person characteristics, relationships, and emotions. Your heart line represents love in your life, including your ability to love and be loved.

Finding Your Heart Line

heart line If you look at your open palm, you'll see two main horizontal lines. The upper of these two lines is your heart line. It generally starts on the opposite side of your head line (the lower horizontal line) and ends somewhere around your index finger.

Just as your hands each represent different aspects of your life, your heart line on each hand represents different aspects of your love life and emotions. Your heart line on your right hand represents how you relate to others, your love experiences, and your passion for life and living. Your left hand represents how you feel about love and your specific relationships.

Your Heart Line and Your Relationship

While you have a separate marriage line that gives insight into your marriage and relationships, you can also get information about your marriage from your heart line. After examining your own heart line, compare your palm to your husband or wife's palm. If your heart lines are similar, that usually means that you'll have a successful marriage.

Some hands have a sex line, but some heart lines have a stronger effect on your sex life than others.

  • If your heart line becomes a steep curve below the index and middle fingers, it's said that you have a strong sexual desire.
  • If your heart line ends under your index finger, then you're picky when it comes to sexual partners.
  • If your heart line is straight and short, then you have a strong sex drive and prefer action over romance.

If your heart line is different from these described, then it doesn't have as strong of an effect on your sex life.

The Different Types of Heart Lines

Each type of heart line gives insight into different characteristics related to romance, love, and relationships in your life. Select the heart line that most closely matches your heart line for more information on your personal heart line characteristics. If your heart line is in between any of these, select the type that most closely matches your heart line.

The Expressive Heart Line

expressive heart line A person with a heart line that curves up and ends under the middle finger is generally known as expressive with fluctuating emotions.

Relationships with this type of person tend to be up and down as their moods come and go.

These expressive individuals live in the moment and don't worry about the future. This attitude can lead to problems, but also keeps a spontaneity in life that other relationships don't possess. These exciting, unpredictable, energetic, and expressive people are a lot of fun to be around. The down side is that these expressive individuals tend to be more "me" people than nurturers. In a relationship, this means that they focus more on themselves than their partners, which can create a large amount of friction.

The Independent Heart Line

independent heart line A person with a heart line that is flat, short, and ends near the middle of the palm is generally known as independent, reserved, and less emotional.

These independent individuals are passive about giving and receiving love and commitment. In relationships, they tend to show their love by doing practical things, such as filling your gas tank or scraping ice off your windshield, rather than more intimate, romantic tasks. For instance, rather than spending money on a romantic getaway, the independent individual would rather use the same funds to invest or put a down payment on a home.

Independent individuals are practical, loyal, and dependable, though often feel the need to be alone. While these individuals sometimes create friction or cause fights to get downtime, they don't hold grudges and easily forget and forgive (even if they caused the initial problems!)

Independents generally work best with nurturers as they can freely give love, while the independent can passively receive it.

The Pleasing Heart Line

pleasing heart line A person with a heart line that is long and curves down at the end is generally known as a pleaser.

These pleasing individuals are adaptable to any situation, as they generally act how they feel others expect them to act. They have developed a deep sense for "reading people" and then know how to act around them, but tend to have a hard time showing true feelings, especially when it wouldn't please someone else.

Pleasing individuals will never rub anyone the wrong way, but they tend to lose their control over their own true feelings because they are constantly trying to avoid negative responses from other individuals, even if it means negating their own feelings.

In new relationships, pleasers need to be careful that they're not getting "walked on" due to their pleasing nature. Because these individuals generally feel that they can solve everyone else's problems by giving into their needs and wants, often at the expense of their own feelings and needs, they must pay close attention to their relationship dynamics. Generally once a pleaser feels comfortable in a relationship, they open up and share of their true emotions without feeding off of their partner's feelings and actions.

The Nurturing Heart Line

nurturing heart line A person with a heart line that curves up and ends close under the index finger is generally known as a nurturer.

Because the index finger is used to express personal power, a heart line ending under this finger indicates use of this same power in their personal relationships.

Nurturers tend to express love and intimacy with charm and confidence. They are giving individuals, focused on pleasing their partners more than themselves. Because nurturers tend to put their mates needs ahead of their own, they are sometimes classified sometimes as co-dependent. The real truth in this though is that nurturers are caring and sentimental and see their giving as their true gift to others.

A nurturer can get into trouble in a relationship when they forget that receiving is as important as giving. Because nurturers tend to give 150%, but are attracted to those that give less, a nurturer must make their expectations clear rather than silently expecting something in return. If a nurturer fails to do this, the end result is a feeling of resentment of being "used". If they have made things clear from the beginning and have a willing partner, then the nurturer is able to give -- and receive -- willingly and freely.

The Thinking Heart Line

thinking heart line A person with a heart line that is long, flat, and ends under the index finger is generally known as a thinker.

A thinker tends to do just that: think rather than feel. Thinkers tend to be sentimental and idealistic when it comes to relationships, but they have to think things through rather than acting simply on their emotions. They tend to have a "do it myself" attitude and avoid asking for help. They'll suppress their needs and feelings in order to make sure that everything in their life and relationships is ok.

The real problem with thinkers is that they tend to hold on to idealistic dreams rather than pursuing a real life relationship with the potential for problems and difficulties. Even if there are no problems or deterrents in a potential relationship, thinkers tend to think of the probable or potential problems instead.

While considerate and responsible in a relationship, their relationship must have meaning and fulfillment because they work hard at them. An ideal relationship for a thinker would be one that is filled with romance, including romantic gestures, romantic dinners, and long talks about the past and future as they enjoy reminiscing and planning their futures. Thinkers will even give up their personal comforts for their idealistic views on making their relationships and romance better for their partners. The key is finding the right partner where giving up personal comforts isn't necessary.

The Humanitarian Heart Line

humanitarian heart line A person with a heart line that ends at the edge of the palm is generally known as a humanitarian.

The humanitarian's heart line flowing entirely across the hand represents their loving and caring nature in the world as it flows freely for all living things. Humanitarians have a strong idealistic love and a nature that pulls them to care for all, especially the helpless and weak.

The problem with humanitarians is that they tend to give, give, and give when it comes to love and aide and often have an inability to say "No" to others. The trick in a relationship is to keep humanitarians focused on themselves and their relationship as well as others. When they are pulled towards charitable endeavors, they must remember to focus on themselves and their partners in the same capacity.

Those that are humanitarians, spend to focusing on your relationship and romance. When you're with your partner, be with them 100% and push all outside distractions aside. Another thing that often helps is scheduling -- as unromantic as it may sound, schedule in dates and private time to make sure that you're not unintentionally neglecting your partner.

Those that are in relationships with humanitarians must have patience and remember the true nature of the humanitarian while avoiding feelings of neglect or abandonment. Your partner may have difficulty in making decisions from time to time, but that's because she's concerned about hurting your feelings. In situations like this, it's best for you to step up and take charge of the situation. Remind yourself that these inconveniences of their personality are also what makes them such a compassionate, kind, and sensitive lover.