Vertical lines may appear on the palms and on the fingers. They represent energy pathways for giving, receiving, and using the energies in that particular area of the hand.
These lines can be considered as pipelines or electrical circuits that the energy flows through. The location of the line reveals the type of personal qualities and type of energy flowing. In later chapters you will learn what types of energies are in each area of the hand. At this point we are just establishing that vertical lines may be present and they indicate energy flowing. Vertical lines are beneficial lines.
They show that it is exceptionally easy for the person to both give and receive the energy qualities in that area of the hand. For example, the little finger (called Mercury) has energy qualities related to communication and intimacy. Vertical lines on Mercury show that these energy qualities are especially easy to use in everyday activities. The deeper, longer, and clearer the vertical lines, the better the flow of energy for communication and intimacy.
Not all hands have vertical lines. In fact, some hands show only the major lines. People with very few lines on their hands will be very guarded about showing their emotions. It does not mean that they do not have emotions, it just means they keep them very tightly controlled and hidden. Some people may show only the three or four major lines, plus a few vertical lines in just one area of the hand. The
area where the vertical lines are located indicates which types of energies do flow easily. For example, the vertical lines may be only on the Mercury Finger. This would indicate that the energies of communication and intimacy flow easily in daily life.