Have you ever heard of palmistry?
Even if you think you haven’t, you most likely have come across some instance of palmistry in your life, even if it was just in a random episode of your favorite TV show.
Palmistry is the art and divination of reading and then also interpreting the various lines, markings, and stories that are on the palms of one’s hands. This type of reading is most commonly associated with gypsies and spooky, hokey-pokey fortune-tellers, but the history of palmistry actually dates back to ancient years since instances of it have been seen in ancient Egypt, China, Tibet, Mesopotamia, and also Persia. People have used palmistry to supposedly predict or explain many life occurrences, but what is the mystery behind the letter X on people’s palms? (1, 2)
The History Of Palmistry
Americans today often look at palmistry more or less skeptically, tending to avoid it altogether or consider it a fun game to play from time to time. However, throughout the many years of its existence, palmistry has taken on a number of different forms. It was once a trusted way of determining the future. Additionally, throughout its existence, palmistry has focused on various aspects of the palm, including pigmentation spots that were once thought to be the Devil’s mark, and also other aspects that palmists use today to determine the personality and destiny of a person getting their palms read. (1)
There are many different lines, symbols, or markings that a palmist looks for when attempting to carry out a reading for a client. Many of us have heard of the infamous “lifeline,” as well as the travel lines or the “Girdle of Venus.” While there tend to be many different names given to small markings on your average hand, to a palmist, they all mean something. One mark in particular that tends to carry a bit of significance to a palmist is the presence or lack of an X on one’s palm. (1)
Since palmistry often gains a creepy, skeptical reputation, the attention that the confusing “letter X” gained drew the attention of the STI University in Moscow, Russia. The university revealed in a well-detailed research paper more information and a better understanding of this “letter X” and what palmists say it means. Over 2 million people were studied for this research paper, after which interesting conclusions were drawn in terms of people who had a letter X on their hand and those who did not. Many different personality traits and qualities were specifically present in people who had any form of an X on either or both of their palms. (1, 3)
What Does An X On My Palm Mean?
The research revealed that a person with an X on one or both of their palms were incredibly successful, highly competitive by nature, always willing to rise to a challenge, made an incredibly deep impression on the world around them, and would leave behind a legacy after their death that would survive for a long time. That being said, there was also additional information presented for every combination of an X on the hand: (1, 3, 4, 5)
- Letter X On Your Left Palm Means: Since your left side is associated with your emotional and psychic energies, such as situations requiring your mind and soul, an X on your left hand means you possess a high level of emotional intelligence. You are caring and compassionate, which makes you a respectable leader.
- Letter X On Your Right Palm Means: Your right side is associated with the physical and mental side of life, so an X on your right hand means you are skilled at analyzing and understanding situations you encounter. You don’t tend to act without preparing, and your ability to apply logic and reason in your thinking and decision making helps you find success in the things you do.
- Letter X On Both Hands Means: You have brought the emotional, mental, and physical strengths of both your right and left hand together in order to be a well-balanced individual with many strengths and advantages. You can master emotional intelligence as well as strong logic. There’s nothing that will hold you back.
Do you have a letter X on either of your palms? What do you think it means?