THE LINE OF DESTINY OR FATE
The Line of Destiny, or Line of Fate (see 1-1 below) is one of the most important principal lines of the hand because it indicates the main events of one’s career.
In some cases it may look faint or shadowy, as if the path of Destiny is not yet clearly defined, while in other instances almost every step of the road is chiseled out.
The famous palmist Cheiro said that some people appear to have no Fate, while others carve their Destiny from day to day. The following is distilled from his philosophy about Destiny:
Fate exists for all. Throughout the Bible, the Destiny of nations and men is clearly laid down. The trials and tribulations of the Jews was prophesied ages in advance. Thousands of years before Christ’s birth, it was foretold how He would be born, how He would die, that He would be conceived by a Virgin, that a Judas would betray him, and that both were necessary “that the Scriptures might be fulfilled.”
Medical science has proven there must be a change in the brain cells years before a change in physical life results. Every deed in our careers is the result of some such mental change. There are so many nerves from the brain to the hand, it follows that changes in our lives are written in our hands years in advance. Therefore, all living beings have a Destiny that helps shape their ends.
Whatever our Fate may be, if we strive to discover God’s plan for us, then we will find it easier to accept whatever God tasks us with, and carry it out to the best of our ability.
Cheiro’s philosophy would seem to indicate that the only free will man has is to choose whether or not to obey God’s commands; to hear His words: “O if only you would actually pay attention to my commandments! Then your peace would become just like a river.”—Isaiah 48:18.
I struggled with this issue of free will versus fate when my dear friend was murdered by a man with murderer’s thumbs (described in my book Angel Hero, Murder in Hawai’i, A True Story.) I concluded that, although the killer had thumbs indicating he had a violent temper, he could have chosen to control it. (More about murderer’s thumbs when we get to the letter M.)
What do YOU think about fate versus free will?
THE LINE OF DESTINY (OR FATE)
This line may rise from the following distinct positions: Out of the Lifeline (2-2), straight up from the wrist (1-1), from the Mount of the Moon (3-3), or from the middle of the palm.
RISING FROM THE LIFELINE
Rising from the Lifeline (2-2), the subject’s success will be made by personal effort. The early years of such a Fate will be cramped and difficult, and such people will be greatly hampered or sacrificed to the wishes and plans of their parents or relatives.
RISING FROM THE WRIST
When the Fateline rises from the Wrist (1-1) and goes straight up the center of the palm to the Mount of Saturn, provided at the same time the Sunline (4-4) is found well marked, luck, brilliance, and success will attend the Destiny, and extreme good fortune may be anticipated.
RISING FROM THE MOUNT OF THE MOON
Rising from the Mount of the Moon (3-3) the Fate will be more eventful, changeable, and largely depending on the fancy and caprice of other people.
RISING FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE PALM
When the Fateline makes its appearance far up in the center of the palm, in the Plain of Mars, it indicates a hard early life and that the subject must always have a hard fight to gain his ends.
Far too many variations of the Destiny line exist to address in this limited space. Tune in tomorrow for E AS IN EIGHT MOUNTS AND E-READINGS.