Relationships, from a hand-reading point of view, can be analysed in many different ways. The shape of the hand is important, as the different elements (earth, air, water and fire) complement and relate to each other in different ways. The fingers and dermotoglyphics play a large role in showing the balance of a relationship, as does the Head Line – especially in the way a person communicates. Skin type is also key, as people with very dissimilar skin grades live in different worlds and have very different outlooks.

Heart/Emotion line

Example of Heart/Emotion line

The most instantly revealing line however is the heart line (or emotion line). This line shows how you connect, feel and resonate with the outside world, other people and of course your partner.

Mid-twenties female with unusual emotion line

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Extroverted hand with square palm and long fingers

Here (above) we have an extroverted person, shown by the wide thumb and finger spacing. We can see a clear ‘air’ hand shape – showing a logical, analytical person with  heightened communication,  with lots of thoughts and discussions; and the ulnar loops on all fingers show an easy-going, artistic nature.

What I want to focus on, however, is the ‘floating’ emotion line, and how it is pivotal to the person’s character.

At first glance, it appears that this young woman, in her mid-twenties, has a long, straight emotion line (the main line running along the top of the hand below the fingers). You can see she also has a second, floating, emotion line at the top of the hand coming from between the index and middle fingers.

On closer inspection though we see that the emotion line is not really very long, and that it is actually split: giving a short emotion line with a unusual angular head line. So we have a very short emotion line, and above it a floating, extra emotion line.

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Break between the emotion and head lines

The floating emotion line is how this person presents themselves emotionally. As the floating line is large and curved, the young woman will come across as open, romantic, expressive, passionate, easy to connect with and bubbly – everything that you would expect from the rest of her hand… However, it is the deeper set, short emotion line which shows how she really feels and what’s going on inside.

A very short emotion line indicates someone who rarely makes a deep connection with people. They can feel isolated and distant emotionally from others as they do not have a large range of emotional feelings.
It takes a long time for a person with a short emotion line to feel comfortable and get close. The emotion line is about connections, feelings and resonance, and when the line is very short, as in this example, these aptitudes are very limited. Inside, the person feels different and detached from other people.

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The emotion and head lines on the hand

At first, it was not apparent why this young woman had not had any serious long-term relationships. She was very open and friendly, and had made lots of friends while travelling around India. But upon inspection of the emotion line pattern, it became clear why she never remained in any area long enough for people to get close to her; and why she has never connected with a partner, despite being outgoing and attractive.

The truer short emotion line is how she feels deep down, and this shows someone for whom connection is very rare. Such people are not open, romantic, expressive types; they are much colder, withdrawn, and have a very limited emotional range.

A partner who is down-to-earth and practical would be the most suitable here. Despite on the surface seeming open and romantic, this young woman would feel most comfortable in a relationship with a practical, solid, reliable man – as this would connect to her short, true emotion line.