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The line of fate is a symbol of wordly affairs and one's course in life. It is most intimately associated with careers, but as a corollary to this it is associated with how an individual is influenced, and what barriers and obstacles one encounters. And as always, it is a harbinger of things to come in life, denoting by its alterations in course and composition the trials and boons it offers to all mankind. It charts the course between the line of life, which consists of family and longtime friends, and the mount of the moon, which is the origin of the strange and mysterious. As such, it is the path we wend through a world of uncontrolled circumstances. The events portrayed in the line of fate are those over which man has little governance, being instead the circumstances over which we wield little control.(110)

On the less-used hand, it is symbolic of the potential (or lack thereof) that the bearer may hope to attain. The well-used hand demonstrates how the bearer effected this potential. It is the eternal struggle between thought and action, the inward spirit, the outward mein. In another more material sense, the neglected hand signifies legacy and inheritance, while the favored hand denotes what has been achieved through our own labor.

The information concerning the line of Fate is composed of the following sections :

Composition of the Line of Fate

The consistency and appearance of the lines follows those guidelines laid out in A Basic Overview of the Palm. The course it wends across the palm is another matter.

Points of Ascension

The line of fate may arise from a variety of locations on the palm :

Points of Termination

These shorcomings need not be permanent. Should the life of fate begin anew after its severance, the individual will be able to recover from his losses.


Those specific markings not listed below may be interpreted using the The Individual Markings of the Hand. A final note concerning markings: Often evil markings at the terminus of the Line of Fate are not monetary in nature; instead, they are symptomatic of the loss of friends, deteriorating health, and disappointments with children that are expected in the late stages of life.(122)

Lines of Influence

Lines of influence symbolize people who influence the life of the bearer, and in many cases, are used to collaborate marriages. These are no idle markings; they may exert a powerful sway over the bearer, but only when they make contact with the Line of Fate.(122) These lines typicaly rise from either the Mount of Luna or the Mount of Venus, and as the reader may expect, those rising from the Mount of Luna represent strangers who enter the bearer's life, while those rising from the Mount of Venus are family, relatives, and friends known for such a span of time that they have achieved a certain "timeless" status.

Miscellaneous Attributes