The Simian line is formed by the Heart and Head line. It is one single line running across the length of the hand instead of two.
With a Simian line, the energy of the head and heart lines are fused. This makes the bearer intense, driven and focused. If they want something, they will work twice as hard to get it as someone else. For this reason, although found on less than 1% of people, CEOs, bankers, politicians and people at the top of highly competitive industries have a disproportionate number Simian lines.
Nearly all Simian lines are dominated by the Head Line, rather than the Heart Line. This gives the Simian line person their focus, drive and logical mind. Because of the huge amount of thinking and mentally directed energy, a Simian person will always make the most logical decision. They find it very hard to listen to other people’s opinions as they always feel they can make the best, most rational choice. Whatever a Simian person does, they want to be the best at it. In whatever field they are in, there are no half measures. They are restless, detached, focused, relentless and can be narrow minded. Their minds are fixed and in the same way that the line goes from end to end in the hand with no space or gaps, there is no room in a Simian’s mind for change or space for openness. They have a fixed way of seeing things and believe they are 100% right.
As there is no separate functioning Heart line they can be ruled by logic, with emotions often absent in their decisions making. The fusion of the Heart and Head Lines means that separating emotions from thought is difficult for them: there is little reason when feeling an emotion, and little emotion when making a decision. They will often feel strongly, without logic or understanding and conversely, think and judge without feeling. For this reason, understanding and reading social situations becomes difficult. Struggling to judge whether or not to take offence, get the joke or see why people might be laughing can all be tricky, and therefore it is important is such areas that they listen to a partner or friend who can explain and judge more accurately the situation.
Self-expression is important for a Simian. They have a huge internal intensity that must be released. As they are governed by the head, they think and plan obsessively, calculating everything down to the smallest detail. While doing all this, they are incredibly controlled, focused and reserved emotionally. No one else would know how much thought, planning and intensity a Simian will put into anything. Because of the lack of an expressive heart line, wherever they are and whatever they do is controlled. Their demeanour is measured and focused. But of course, inside there is a burning drive, all the energy of the heart and head are directed at whatever they are thinking about. The most important thing with a Simian line is having an outlet for this intensity.
A Simian line can be a truly exceptional marking when well directed. They are no good dabbling, drifting or partly applying themselves. They have to know exactly what they want, then go for it with all their drive and passion – then there is no stopping them. A Simian person will out-compete, out-study and out-work anyone else. Whatever they want to do (within reason) they can achieve as they have more energy and focus than 99% of people. It certainly is a huge positive if used correctly – there must be an all-encompassing interest and passion to put their energy into. Whenever I see a Simian line, I always ask what is their all-encompassing passion. If they do not know, then finding it becomes the basis of the reading.
Relaxation would also be an important area to discuss. With this huge constantly-concealed intensity, finding a way to wind down is vital. The two best ways are being creative with art, building, craft etc., or having a spiritual practice. When a Simian person is creative, it allows their inner tension to dissolve. It gives them a means to show emotion. It takes them out of the compulsive mind and puts them in a freer state. Creativity is always advised. Self-cultivation through yoga, qi gong or meditation is another way to easy the Simian tension. When a Simian person meditates their application is superior to most and the benefits they receive can be remarkable – finding stillness and peace. It can be a positive focus of obsession. Many of the most dedicated practitioners of meditation and yoga I have met bear a Simian. Remember, due to all of their focus and intensity, no part of their lives is done in half measures. They commit 100%. They find the best teacher and system; they move country and change jobs to enable their practise if they get hooked. With their unstoppable determination and willpower they are able to reach heights that others cannot. This applies in any area they focus on. The unified Heart and Head lines direct all their consciousness and energy one way.
Occasionally, you do see Simian lines dominated by the heart. As you may expect, this is someone who compulsively feels (rather than thinks). For them, everything is based on emotion, and they have no logic behind their emotional reactions. Although this is unusual among people with Simian lines, 50% of all people with Down’s syndrome have an emotionally dominant simian: they are incredibly sensitive to their environment, love animals, hate arguments and are always connecting emotionally with everyone around them.
As with all aspects of hand reading, the Simian line varies greatly depending on hand shape and skin texture.
A simian on:
- an earthy hand with grainy rough skin could sell vegetables in a market place. He would get up every morning at 4am, know meticulously how to load the van to maximise space, know exactly where to get the best vegetables, and be the most passionate, driven salesman in the market square. He would think nobody could do his job better (and he is probably right!). At the weekend, he would remain competitive and relentless, but now perhaps in the pub. He would drink more than anyone else and never back down or lose a drinking contest.
- on a young man’s Air Hand, you may find a passionate photographer, someone top of his class. Not only would he spend hours of extra time in the dark room, he would be obsessed with the digital-technical process and photo editing ,and fill notebooks analysing his photos. Through talking about his passion and networking he would get his photos displayed in galleries and exhibitions. There would be no doubt in his, his parents’ or his tutors’ minds that he will become a great photographer.
- on a water hand with silky skin, we would find the spiritually inclined Simian. Tired and stressed with their office job, this person would start taking meditation classes. They instantly become hooked, and begin meditating two hours morning and evening, and realise they need a lifestyle that can allow this. They leave their job and get a six month visa for India. After a couple of months seeking the right guru and ashram, they settle and start their routine: six hours of meditation a day, learning Sanskrit, doing yoga and reading Buddhist philosophy. The six month visa is extended to five years, and our water hand, soft skinned Simian becomes a teacher in the lineage – of course, leading by dedicated example.
All of the above are Simian people I have met. It certainly is a gift in many senses, but must be understood to bring awareness of behaviour and recognition of their compulsion. It is an incredibly powerful marking. Having an outlet for it and a way of relaxing are key.
Yes exactly i have Simian line on my palm
I have a simian line on both palms
Sounds exactly my baby boy! Both hands have the single line 🙂
The heart goes into all decisions. Simian lines are the fusing of Head and Heart. However, that does not mean one overtakes the other. Infact, they are combined, completely when in both hands.
Hi, you are right, the heart and head are combined and both will influence decisions. However, there is the ability for a simian to ‘lock’ in one mode and the barer of this line can function entirely in a heart way or a head way. That is where the total head governed logic can arise. Thanks
I have the Simian crease. I told myself at a young age that I wouldn’t let my head lead me down a path that my heart couldn’t follow. That was before I read this,…..before I ever heard about the Heart-Dominate side. I thought I was beating the odds. lol! Geez its been like 30 years since I thought that! I decided very young to follow my heart to matter where it took me at a very young age, Im only 42,… and I’ve done just that. And I;ve got some very true, very wild stories for one day grandkids. head people can suck on that!
I have a cousin that has a simian line on his dominant right hand and he seems to have major anger issues, not that he can’t control himself, hes extremely controlled, but when he decides to let anger out it’s the craziest thing anyone has ever seen. This kid has never done any bad and grew up in a middle class neighborhood 20 min outside nyc but his temper is worse than most hardened criminals i grew up with. Are guys with this line natural born killers or something? Would love to hear your opinion on this Lawrence
Your cousin sounds like an interesting case. Simians are usually extremely controlled and unexpressive people, they have an internal intensity that no one knows except for themselves. It’s very important a simian line has an outlet for this hugely intense energy and if focused it can be incredibly productive. However if not channelled, there will be a pressure build-up that is hard to handle. I suspect that your cousin will have other markings influencing his outbursts – but solid advice would be to channel his ‘simian energy’ into something he is passionate about and get obsessed with it in a productive way. Thanks, Lawrence
I have simian line on my both hand right near to the hand palm.
I have to disagree when you say that people with Simian lines tend to be controlled and unexpressive. Certainly, there are some Simian line holders who are undoubtedly that way…just as there are people without Simian lines who are that way. But, I for one, possessing Simian lines on both hands, happen to be a very expressive, joyful and loving person. Yes, I have control over myself, my thoughts and my actions, but am not “controlled” in my behavior. Of course, there are no blanket statements for anyone, and I do know what you were trying to get at with your comment. I don’t mean to pick on you. I just have to say that, as a person with Simian lines, I do not have the traits you are saying Simians have.
Hi there Tonja , Am Haren and in my recent findings of what these lines in both my hands are , I stumbled upon Mr. Rook’s work , he certainly is right in most of his description , then I came across your comment , I totally understand what you are trying to portray as I am as well very expressive, and loving to the point of sacrificing, Yes I have noticed how decently tough it might be on how to exactly we express what is going on in our lil brain.
I have never met another Simian hence I wouldn’t properly know if we are the same or different in many bases of our personality.
Hi Tonja, you are right, not all Simians are “controlled and unexpressive” in blanket terms, but there is a trend for this. The controlling aspect comes from their logical ability to think, analyse, plan and calculate, meaning they are more controlled rather than spontaneous on that axes. The side that can be unexpressive is related to their internal intensity and that other people can find it hard to know what is going on with them. There is an internal dialogue that occurs in a Simian that is more intense than with other people and it is this deep internal conversation and analysis that I refer to as the unexpressed side. However, as you say, Simian lines have no impact on loving or joyfulness.
Hi Lawrence! My name is AL, and your analysis is SPOT ON! I’m an “artistic/water” hand Simian and I have been told I have a “Frankenstein-like” demeanor, but, I don’t feel that way inside. Matter of fact, it seems my true emotions can be seen while leading worship in church. I also long to leave the prison of my cubicle and travel around the world. And lastly, I realize I have some obsessive/compulsive tendencies that if used in the right way, could lead to good success. I definitely appreciate you for writing this article, and any advice you could give for someone like me would be great! Thanks again! -AL
Hi Al, thank you for your comment, I am pleased you found my article useful. It certainly sounds like you are aware of some Simian traits you may have! Without seeing your hand it would be hard for me to give any specific advice, however, if you have an artistic/water hands like you say creativity is an excellent way for this type of Simian to unwind, relax and let tension ease.
I have two simian lines, one on each hand (“double simian”). I’ve read a lot of negative opinions about this hand sign, this article is one of the few I’ve read that has anything positive to say about it. So, thanks for not emphasizing, focusing on, the negative aspects of this sign.
Seems to me the simian line is a marker that denotes some sort of major either intensity, willpower, or extremism, even craziness maybe. I’ve concocted a list of famous people who have a simian line and its pretty telling to say the least
Sammy the Bull Gravano
Lee Kuan Yew
Armin Van Buuren
Now there’s countless famous, accomplished, or controversial people out there that don’t have a simian line of course, but i think with most of the people on this list they stand out from most other celebrities as being strikingly different.
Tony Robbins stands out for sure. He’s one of the greatest motivational speakers and life coaches of all time if not the greatest. You can see he has that Simian energy which is why people are so enthralled with him.
How about Robert DeNiro, Anthony Hopkins, and Joaquin Phoenix? 3 actors who have played arguably the greatest psychopathic or crazy roles in movie history. DeNiro- Taxi Driver, Cape Fear, etc. Hopkins- Silence of the Lambs, etc Phoenix- Joker, The Master, etc. It can’t be a coincidence that they have a simian line. It makes perfect sense. I have always thought and think many others also have probably thought that these 3 actors are probably actually somewhat crazy in real life. It would explain how they were able to play these roles scarily well. It’s almost like they’re not acting but just being themselves.
This brings me to mention Tony Sirico (Paulie Walnuts on the Sopranos), I think we can all agree this guy was the most intense character on the show. This is also a guy who really lived the life he played before Hollywood. Tony has apparently went to jail over 25 times growing up, and many accounts have said he was wild as a youth and had a bad temper. Even more notable of a Simian criminal is Sammy the Bull Gravano..This guy is one of the most talked about gangsters of all time, certainly one of the most talented mobsters of all time. He was tough as nails, even at 5’6″. He was both a psychopathic murderer and excellent businessman. He was a tremendous schemer and plotter.
And then there’s Tony Blair. He is well known as one of the most controversial leaders of all time. Also, Hillary Clinton has something similar to a Simian line on her left hand, if its not a simian line it certainly looks similar to one. It would make sense because she is one of the strongest women politicians in history. Both Blair and Clinton have lied and engaged in many many illegalities…
As you can see there is a clear consistency of extreme intensity on this list. I would basically consider the Simian Line as a gift of power. Can be used for good or bad…
Thank you for your comprehensive contribution. I agree, that when everything else about the marker is distilled, ‘intensity’ is the primary quality of a Simain. Great thoughts.
I have similian line on both hands , From childhood nothing happened good to me faced lot of troubles in everything , at present working professional but not stable at one place recently left the job I wasn’t happy with that, Don’t know what to do next my mind is not stable at one thing….
what about simian + fire hand?
I have no head line on my non dominant hand. The heart line runs almost, but not quite to the edge of my hand. Would this be considered to be a Simian Line?
I would have to see the line, but it sounds like it could be considered a partial Simian. It sounds similar to Hilary Clinton’s hand pattern. I hope that helps. Thanks
I have a simian on my right hand and it’s my dominant hand and my life pretty much sucks lol, do you have Instagram or something where I can text ya, got some doubts
If i must guess reasons why your life has been bad I would guess it have to do with being too deep, and intense and maybe rightous for other people around you in your life. It hard for simian and non simians to understand or relate a lot. If you are the problem it might because you arent concious about others feelings and perspectives and maybe let your intensity and committed go unhinged and cross boundaries that should not be crossed. I believe us simian need to focus harder on securing emotional relationship and bond with others. I will say also most important thing for you to know is Always follow your passion. if you dont know of any passion yet you must look for it find it. We usually have much greater ability than others to excel in our passion than non simian. i think also following your passion will really put you at ease with current bad things of you r life.
I have a simian on both hands.
It is sometimes “hard”: i feel thoughts en think in emotions …
I have a simian on my right hand. But I feel like I have not find my interest in anything yet. I feel like the most failure of all simian’s out there. I had read and I see some of the things being true but most not. Am I whats wrong?
Everyone’s hand is unique and there are so many interconnected markings, prints, lines that make up the person. In order to understand why someone is feeling the way they are the whole hand needs to be analysed. This would give insight into what your interests, skills and passions could be. Think about your hand shape; is it earth, fire, air or water? This would be a good starting place for understanding your type and what your strengths would be. I hope that helps.
Hi lawrence, thanks for the interpretation
I could see my head line and heart line very clearly because they are different but i have a line that connecting both of them…
I am so curious about this line
Thank you for this wonderful article! I have recently experienced Kundalini and at awe with newly found psychic abilities which led me to look at my palms. And yes I have soft skin water palms with a Heart simean line and mystic cross. I am trying to connect the dots and this article helped. I have been so deep in meditation that brought forth amazing healing. But its much more than that. Thank you! Is there a way to connect mystic cross and simean line?