Only 10 percent of People Have this Line, and this is what it Means if you Have it
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Most people have two major transverse lines in the upper half of the palm. In Palmistry and Hand Analysis these are called the Heart Line and the Head Line.
When the Heart Line and Head Line are fused together, only one major line is present, and it extends all the way across the hand from edge to edge. In Palmistry and Hand Analysis this is called a “Simian Line”. Medical references call it the “Proximal Transverse Palmar Crease” or “Single Palmar Crease”.
Approximately ten percent of the general population have a Simian Line, or variation of one. However, approximately half the people with Down Syndrome have a Simian Line. Also, the Simian Line is higher than normal frequency in several other abnormal medical conditions. Therefore, one or more Simian Lines on hands of newborns is a marker of medical concern.
Simian Line Detailed Identification
The purest form of Simian Line is where only one line cuts across the hand, and there is no indication of it containing more than one line. However, there are many variations between the two examples above. Some of these possible variations are shown below along with the rules for analysis.
This is not a pure Simian Line, but rather a strong Heart Line that has captured the Head Line. This person will operate with nearly all heart and emotional energy and will have very little logic and mental power for making decisions and taking actions. Emotions will strongly rule every activity.
This shown is not a pure Simian Line, but rather a strong Head Line (blue) that has captured the Heart Line (red). This person will operate with nearly all head energy and will have very little emotional power for making decisions and taking actions. Logic, with little emotion, will strongly rule every activity.
This hand shows a piece of a Heart Line (1) and piece of a Head Line (2). Most likely only one of these pieces would be present on a hand with a Simian Line. Whichever piece is present would indicate that there is some of that energy strongly affecting all activities. For example, if only the Simian Line plus a piece of Heart Line (1) are present, this person’s Simian Line would have considerable influence from heart and emotional tendencies. A piece of Head Line (2) would lend considerable logic and mental influence.
This hand does not mean there are two Simian Lines possible. It just indicates that a high Simian Line (A) or a low Simian Line (B) is possible. It is quite difficult to discern which type one has if the line is somewhere in between the high and low positions. In any case, the higher the Simian Line is on the palm, the more emotional energy is affecting all activities. The lower the Simian Line is on the palm, the more logic and mental powers affect all activities.
Approximately 4% of Caucasians have this line on at least one hand. Approximately 13% of all Asians have it on at least one hand.It is even rarer to have this line on both hands. Males are twice as likely as females to have a Simian Line.
The name “simian” was adopted many years ago and comes from the fact that some monkeys have only one crease in their palm.
The Simian Line and Medical Interest
A computer search of the medical literature reveals numerous attempts to link dermatoglyphics (skin markings) to medical disorders. At least fourteen chromosomal abnormalities are listed in the medical literature that have a high correlation (up to 84%) with the occurrence of a Simian Line. Down Syndrome is one of these diseases due to a chromosome abnormality.
Does that mean that every person with a Simian Line is likely to have something medically wrong with them? NO! There are many people with Simian Lines that do not have more than the average medical problems.
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