There are a bunch of different markings in palmistry, and each of them can have positive or negative indications depending upon where on the palm they're located.
But, one marking in particular has a distinctly negative meaning.
Downward lines on the palm, branching out from either the Heart, Head, Life, or Fate Lines can decrease the strength of these lines, and indicate that situations in those areas of life could get out of control.
So, what are the downward markings exactly? What do they look like?
I've taken a photo of my own wrinkly *ss hand to make it clear.
If you can't tell, all of those lines indicate I am a very old and wise soul... and not to brag, but it does make me feel like I'm better than you.
As you can see, most of the downward lines on my palm are located on the early part of my Life Line, so let's start with the influence there.
Downward Markings On The Life Line
The Life Line reveals information about the encounters in your life, your relationships with others, health, physical, and emotional well-being.
When you have downward facing lines in your Life Line, it shows a tendency toward negativity in life and times during which a situation has gotten out of control.
A palm is read from thumb to pinky, so the closer the line is to the thumb, the earlier the time of life. If you have a lot of downward lines on the early part of your Life Line, you probably had a difficult or tumultuous childhood.
If the lines appear later, you might have a more difficult time later in life with health or emotions.
Downward Markings On The Fate Line
Downward branches or markings on the Fate Line can be seen as obstructions to the individual's career, either through losses, negativity, or a pessimistic outlook.
Because the Fate Line is also a symbol of someone's inner journey, these obstructions could be self-inflicted.
If the individual is willing to face their own demons in order to get out of their own way, they could right the ship and achieve whatever they want in their career.
Downward Markings On The Head Line
The Head Line is considered one of the most important lines on the hand in Chinese palmistry, and is symbolic of the mental and psychological makeup of the individual. It also represents the development of one's psychic or intuitive abilities.
Downward markings on the Head Line are indicative of a cynical outlook, an unwillingness or inability to listen to the advice and wisdom of the higher self or those around you.
This could also indicate an individual who struggles with mental illnesses such as depression, or periods of intense and overbearing sorrow and distress at a certain point in life.
Downward Markings On The Heart Line
The Heart Line symbolizes a person's emotional state, as well as their emotional and physical relationship with others. It's also an indication of the overall health of the heart organ.
This line is located above the Head Line and the Life Line, and begins at the index finger or middle finger.
One interesting thing to note is if the Heart Line begins at the index finger, it indicates that you're satisfied with your love life, but are very picky about who you choose to be with.
If it begins under the middle finger, it indicates a self-centered approach to love by someone who is consumed by the need for external validation.
If the Heart Line starts between the index and middle finger, you may be too quick to give your love away.
Downward branches on the Heart Line indicate a time in the individual's life of heartache and unhappiness in relationships. If one of these branches crosses the fate line, it could be indicative of loss or fatality in a romantic relationship.