Revealing your life path
As well as being a reflection of the ups and downs of life, the marks on our hands can also provide a clear indication of our spiritual path and destiny.
‘Our hands show our potential, our fears, our strengths and weaknesses and, in particular, our connection to the psychic and spiritual aspects of ourselves,’ says Johnny.
‘I first discovered the power of palmistry 30 years ago in a yoga class, when the teacher – who seemed to know just as much about palm reading as he did about yoga – took a look at my hands. He told me that although I appeared ‘laid back’ I was in fact buzzing with tension and also suffered from a massive inferiority complex. He said my desire to be a teacher (which, unbeknown to him, I was training for) was a bad idea and also told me that I’d had a lot of illnesses as a child. I was utterly astonished. Everything he ‘read’ in my palm was true. It was as if he’d looked deep into my soul!’
Using palmistry to change your destiny
‘I was so astounded that I decided to study the subject, ditched my plans to become a teacher, and became a professional palm reader five years later. Since then, I’ve been lucky enough to find myself in that same position as the yoga teacher, astounding people with insights revealed by the hand. It doesn’t matter how many years pass and how many hands I read,
palmistry has never stopped amazing me with its many and varied revelations.’
Traditional palmistry, says Johnny, was based rigidly on the idea that we have a fixed and unchangeable destiny, a ‘fate’ we can do little to alter. ‘In that way, palm reading tended to be much more about ‘fortune telling’,' he says.
‘If you had a reading 50 years ago you might, for instance, have been told you had a ‘line of accident’ or two short lines crossing your lifeline which represents an ‘escape from danger’.
‘Most modern palm readers, however, believe that our fate is, to a certain extent, determined by our own choices so rather than making predictions that can worry people, we try to help clients understand themselves through what we see on their hands so that they can, with a bit of willpower, work on their strengths and weaknesses, and once they have, their palm lines will change to reflect this too.'
Dos and don’ts
'While some books on palmistry will tell you to cover the palm in ink in order to be able to read it, I’d say all you need is a good strong light and the patience to look carefully at the hand. Palm-reading really can be very simple.
‘There are a few basic dos and don’ts – do always look at your own or another’s palms
Palmistry has its
roots in Indian astrology and Roman