A palm reader will hear this question almost every time he or she begins a reading.The quick answer is that, to do a thorough job, you should look at both hands. However, for a fast reading, you will want to concentrate on the dominant hand. On a right-handed per-son, the left hand is considered the hand of past influences and the right hand represents the present circumstances, although a few palmists recently have questioned this assumption, claiming that information is equally distributed across both hands.
When we are born, both hands are very similar. As we mature, the dominant hand changes faster, acting as the agent of our thoughts and desires. We write, eat, defend ourselves, and caress our loved ones with this hand. As we react to the world and as our personality develops, the dominant hand records these changes.The passive hand evolves, too, but at a much slower rate. This is why classical palmists say the right hand represents the present and the left hand represents the past. Sonic schools consider the left hand the repository of past-lift information and karmic issues that we bring into this life at birth.