Palmistry has been an area of interest for humans since ages. Archaeological discoveries like hands made of stone, wood and ivory by ancient civilizations are testimony of this fact. In 3000 BC, a Chinese emperor used his thumbprint to seal a document. Hand reading has been found in Vedic scripts like the bible and early Semitic writings. It is interesting to know that Julius Caesar used to judge his men by Palmistry. Other notable people who gave immense importance to palmistry through their writings were Paracelsus and Fludd. Dr Carl Carus, a physician of the king of Saxony matched palms to personality. Even in the modern world, forensic science and psychology have evolved out of the science of Palmistry. Dermatologists also believe that there is a relation between genetic abnormalities and markings in the hand. Which is why, palmistry is accepted across the world.
Usually, palmists examine the most active hand which is generally the right hand. The right hand shows the current and future trends. While, the left hand shows the childhood of a person.
One of the most important things in palmistry is the colour of the skin. The health of a person is often determined by the colour of his/her hands. Dead white hands often indicate lack of blood circulation. Red hands indicate that the person may have high blood pressure while blue hands indicate the poor blood circulation. A healthy person should have pink and rosy hands.