When I was thirty-eight years old I married Joanna, a twenty-six year old dancer. Joanna has an Aries sun, Gemini moon, and Taurus rising. Her square palms, widely spread flexible fingers, and low-set stiff-thumbs, along with head and life lines closely tied together at their start are the epitome of rebellious stubbornness. I affectionately call her “RamBull.”
I have a Gemini Sun, Taurus moon, and Scorpio rising. My square palms and widely spread, very flexible, long fingers reveal the versatility of my nature. I have to work extra hard not to get distracted – to be disciplined, structured, and focused. Joanna calls me “a piece of work in progress.”
Before I asked Joanna to marry me, I took a close look at her hands. Traditionally, most palmists look for conformation of marriage in three places in the hands: horizontal lines under the pinky finger, lines touching the life line within the ball of the thumb, and lines connecting to or branching from the fate line. This is a nebulous area of palmistry; marriage can be difficult to judge in terms of detail and timing. Joanna had one horizontal line under her pinky finger that indicated to me that she would commit to a life partner in her mid-thirties. I considered that maybe our timing was off and said so, “Your hands say that you won’t be ready to fully commit to a life partner until your mid-thirties.” She proceeded to tell me how palmistry was wrong and I was up to my eyeballs in bullshit.
We married despite palmistry. Joanna is twelve years younger, which makes us ‘the boars’ at Chinese New Years parties. When Joanna was thirty-three and I was forty-five, Cassie was born. We team worked like never before to be the best parents we could be. When Cassie was two years old, Joanna said to me, “Do you remember when you told me that I wouldn’t truly commit to a soul mate until I was in my mid-thirties and I said you were crazy?” I nodded.“You were right.” Palmistry doesn’t always show external events accurately as much as symbolizing internal changes.
Marriage preferences, propensities, and potentials will be discussed in more depth when we get to individual character types. Speaking of nebulous areas of palmistry, our daughter Cassie didn’t appear in my hands until after she was born.