There are several factors, which should be taken into consideration while seeing a hand. Several methods are to be followed while seeing a hand. The very first thing which should be kept in mind while making a careful study of hand is that a single line cannot reveal the truth about the individual. Therefore the other lines pertaining should also be studied with equal consideration. Because other lines complimentary are helpful in revealing the true nature of the individual. Both the lines in the palm had their own unique importance. If the assisting lines are not studied carefully along with the main lines, or the importance of these assisting lines is more or less ignored, there is possibility of serious mistake to arrive at the correct conclusion. Therefore, it is necessary for an expert palmist not to overlook any line depicted on the palm. On the other hand it should be given enough consideration to the smallest lines as to the big and prominent lines.
The method of seeing a hand is undoubtedly a complicated one. The lines imprinted on the palm are a difficult art created by the Supreme Being. The methodical study of the interconnected lines forming a network is necessary for the thorough judgment of the latent truths about an individual. Future can be told only after a systematic reading of the main lines and the assisting lines.
However there is confusion about the fact that which of the hand, right or left is most important. Different people have different views regarding this idea. To some only the right hand is important and they considered the left hand utterly unimportant. While according to other school of thought the left hand is the chief subject of consideration. According to them, the right hand being in active use, lines on it get altered very quickly while lines on the left hand remain constant for a much longer period. This led to the better judgment, if it is made through the lines imprinted on the left hand. However there are some people, who are of the opinion that both hands should be considered carefully to arrive in a proper conclusion. The eminent astrologers however opined that the views formed by the people belonging to different schools of thoughts are based on popular beliefs or on their little knowledge. The book "Hast Rekha Sanjivani" provides an authentic description regarding the methods of seeing a hand.
The palmistry specialists follow several methods of seeing a hand. However provided special importance on the lines imprinted on the right hand. According to them since most of the work in life are done with the right hand, hence the activity can only be judged from the right hand. The palmists have also opined that it should be taken into consideration that when a left hand is much used by the individual, instead of the right hand, his left hand should be given more importance. Similarly the right hand of those women should be studied with emphasis, who are actively engaged in earning money by their own intellect and efforts. At the same time the left hand of those females are of immense importance who is dependent upon others; their husbands or fathers. Similarly the left hand of those persons who are unemployed or are incapable of earning are given due importance while studying their hands. Moreover the left hand became also important while something is not clear from the right hand even after a thorough study. When some facts of two hands relate the same thing, it is considered as an authentic and of grave importance.
However there is another controversy about the method of seeing a hand. It is that whether it is possible to predict the events and incidents about to happen in future. According to some people, the lines on the hands are changed within a time period of seven years. Hence it is likely to be impossible to predict about future of ten years or twenty years later. However the eminent palmists have opined fact is that main lines on a hand never changed rather they remain as they were depicted when an individual was born. It was only helping lines which appear for certain period and later disappear. These lines mainly appear for a short period and after giving a few hints of the future, disappear from the palm. Apart from these there are some other lines (mainly called special signs) which appear and disappear periodically. The appearance of these special signs indicates several special happenings. Similarly when the signs disappear, it also indicates several significant incidents. In this way these minor but important lines provide information about future. At the same time, it is also opined by the palmists that though these signs may disappear, they leave their impression very much. These marks get imprinted on the hands permanently. Henceforth the common belief that some signs disappear forever is not at all true. These signs and their effect on the palm helped the palmists to draw a conclusion about future after a thorough study.
Thus the method of seeing a hand is a complicated method. But a palmist could make a methodical study of the lines and the signs, which help to determine the nature, character as well as the future of the individual.