Collins Gem Palm Reading reveals the ancient art of palm reading. With easy-to-follow diagrams accompanying clear and concise text, this book lays bare the complexities of hand reading. The book provides an introduction to how to read palms so that a beginner will soon be able to uncover the hidden truths of the hand. It first examines the whole hand, analysing the variety of hand shapes, including the compatibility of different hand shapes and the influences of hand shape on health and careers. It then examines the fingers and thumb in detail. Palmists look at the shape of the fingers, their flexibility and their position in relation to one another and make predictions about an individual and their compatibility with others. This examination is followed by looking at the `mounts' (the fleshy pads on the palm) and their predictive power and then studying the lines on the palm (an important aspect of palm reading but not the sole element, as suggests by popular myth). By pulling all these aspects of palm reading together this book will enable you to start drawing up predictions from studying palms. To help you the book is heavily illustrated with diagrams and photographs.