The Amaneé Collection
The Amaneé palmette was created based on the ancient Indian tradition of Palmistry, infused with sacred Gemology. This spiritual art of Palmistry and Sacred Gemology is called navratna, and is described in sacred Vedic scriptures as being used by seers and astrologers to interpret a person’s life. The lines of the palmette trace the three most prominent lines on one’s hand—the Life, Heart, and Head lines. According to the art of Palmistry, these lines hold the most importance in determining one’s life and character.
While these lines are unique to each individual, the Amaneé palmette was designed as a visual outline to gently caress the palm, flowing in perfect synchrony across the hand. The Palmistry philosophy is based on the ntion that our palm lines continuously change throughout our lives. Perhaps by wearing the Amanée palmette, new lines would be formed on the palm to enrich the wearer’s life. Thus, this personalized and precious bracelet transcends mere ornamentation and becomes part of one’s inner quest for spiritual enlightenment.
The Art of Palmistry
It has been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, and a smile the path to a heart. Yet, according to the art of palmistry, a hand can reveal a whole life. The complex, every-changing patterns in one’s hands can reveal the deepest and most intriguing secrets. Yet, how to unlock those secrets?
Ancient seers and astrologers studied one’s hands, down to the most minute details, in order to predict one’s life and fortune. The open spaces in a palm were associated with planetary influences, and the well-creased lines were crucial in determining character. Although it is a tradition often associated with Gypsies, the art of palmistry can be traced back thousands of years in Asia and the Middle East. It is is still considered a subtle art that few have ever mastered.
The Origins of Palmistry
According to historians, Gypsies carried this fortune-telling custom from India into Europe, and passed the art from generation to generation. In the sacred scriptures of Indian Vedic philosophy, the paths of astrology and palmistry were deeply intertwined. Palmistry was infused with astrological concepts, and was crucial in devising one’s destiny. Astrology was referred to as jyotish, which means “science of light” in ancient Sanskrit.
Vedic astrologers believed that the visible features of the hand corresponded with the thinking processes of the mind, along with the intuitions of the spirit. Therefore, the hand represented the ultimate union of the mind, body, and soul. Interestingly enough, precious gemstones and jewelry often accompanied the sacred arts of palmistry and astrology. Each planet was associated with a specific gemstone, to be worn on a designated finger or part of the palm.
In the case of a planetary conflict in a person’s astrological chart, a gem dealer was called. The astrologer would then design a piece of jewelry with a particular gemstone to be worn on the finger associated with a planet—either to enhance the influence of the good planet, or to diminish the effect of a malignant planet in that person’s chart. This ancient planetary gemstone art was called navaratna, and it consisted of nine gemstones that related to nine luminous planets considered to have healing properties. The gemstones are as follows: ruby, pearl, coral, garnet, blue sapphire, cat’s eye, yellow sapphire, emerald, and diamond.
Today’s Palm Reading & Interpretation
The study of palm reading is generally divided into two parts: chirognomy and chiromancy. Chirognomy refers to the study of the mounts, while chiromancy refers to the study of lines in the palm. A combination of various elements including mounts, ridges, proportions of fingers, and palm lines is required to reveal a person’s nature.
Mount of Venus
The mount of Venus is located at the large muscle at the base of the thumb. Its limits defined the “life line” that curves around that quadrant of the palm. The mount of Venus is considered a measure of vitality, both in its literal sense of bodily vigor, but also equally in a sense of strong personality. It was believed that to seduce a woman into lovemaking, a man needed to gently massage the mount of Venus in her palm. A strong, fleshy mount implies primal and psychological energy in one’s self.
Mount of the Moon
On the other side of the hand, opposite the thumb, is the mount of the Moon, often referred to as the heel of the palm. In astrology, the Moon rules the sign of Cancer, which is associated with the unconscious mind, nurturing, and love. A very prominent mount of the Moon represents a very gentle, intuitive, and loving person.
The mount of Venus sits at the base of the thumb. Further up the thumb, the middle phalange represents logic, organization, and planning, while the uppermost phalange indicates willpower to execute those plans.
The index finger is strongly associated with Jupiter. In Sanskrit, Jupiter is interpreted as “guru,” so this finger is very much associated with the primary functions of the guru—counseling, advising, and education.
The middle finger is associated with Saturn. In classical astrology, Saturn rules the two signs of Capricorn and Aquarius, associated respectively with science, business, organizations, and social status. A straight middle finger suggests a strong, disciplined, and determined personality.
The ring finger is associated with the sun. In astrology, the sun rules Leo, the sign of royalty, command, control, self-expression, and self-indulgence. A long ring finger may indicate a person with a strong desire to express themselves competitively through sports, love affairs, artistic creativity, or entrepreneurial pursuits.
The pinkie, or little finger, is related to Mercury. Mercury rules the two astrological signs Gemini and Virgo, associated respectively with curiosity, ideas, and communication, and discernment and analysis. A long pinkie finger may reflect a powerful curiosity that plays itself out in travel, sexual interests, and intellectual pursuits.