Hand Diagnostics & Psychology:
fate line & childhood restrictions (Prof. Rowan Bayne study)
A study presented by psychologist Rowan Bayne was focussed on one aspect of the hand where the hand analysis literature presents quite a lot of consensus. The position of the so-called 'fate-line' (or: 'destination line') usually becomes in the hand analysis literature usually associated with childhood restrictions (early life restrictions) under parental influence.
Hand analysts claim that independence and the missing of such restrictions inside the hand are represented by a 'fate line' which finds it's origin at a distance from the life line close to the wrist. However, in cases where the 'fate line' starts much higher in the hand or is connected with the 'life line' - see figure D-3, then this is associated with a strong influence of childhood restrictions that were put on by parents/family.
Figure D-3: Examples of a fate line that is connected with the life line.
Prof. Bayne has tested this hypothesis by presenting 103 students to submit a questionnaire featured with 5 items. A "yes" answer to any of these items was considered an indication that the person had experienced in childhood a form of 'restriction'. Students were also asked whether they could identify the 'line of fate' in the hand - for, knowledge about palmistry could have influenced the response. The results of this study - see table D-2 - show that the hypothesis of the hand analysts was confirmed. Many people that had the 'fate line' connected to the 'lifeline', indeed, gave evidence of having experienced 'childhood restrictions'.
Table D-2: Relationship between the 'fate line' and 'early life restrictions'.
|-||- Lines connected||- Lines disconnected||- Not classified|
|- 'Yes' to one or more items||- 20||- 7||- 17|
|- 'No' to all items||- 7||- 16||- 36|