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Mental Health Revelations I Heard From a Palm Reader

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Last weekend I went to the Arizona Renaissance Festival and did something I never thought I would: I went to a palm reader booth. My sister and one of our friends wanted to, and I thought it would be a fun experience. What I didn’t expect was insight into my mental health.

After sitting down between my sister and friend on a bench, an elderly palm reader sitting in the shade in front of me started touching my palms and made a few predictions about future relationships and children, and explored career options and traits.

For example, she told me I have a writer’s line, could go into counseling and that I’m intelligent. All true of course, except for her prediction that I could also go into engineering and computer science. I’ve never been a natural at math.

She also told me it appeared I had overcome a great amount of stress in my life and was more in control of myself now. That was true. And then she eventually came to ask me if I had suffered from depression.

When I told the palm reader that I had in fact suffered from depression, she told me that a few lines on my left hand were closed, and a few on my right hand were open. This signifies an imbalance, and possibly bipolar disorder.

Interestingly enough, my mother has bipolar disorder, and I always wondered if I had more than dysthymia (a type of mood disorder that most people think of as depression).

She explained that I have the ability to change my imbalance by taking different natural supplements like fish oil, and that I don’t have to be depressed the rest of my life. She added that I would most likely get married after 30 because I would spend some time working on myself, and that I should take into consideration the genetic factor of depression when I have kids.

I listened throughout the whole palm reading session, eager to explain to her my actual situation, but I just decided to accept her advice with no real comment. I have already made large strides with my depression, and I don’t feel like it defines me anymore, so I basically viewed her advice as something that would apply more to myself a few years ago.

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Sharing is a huge part of the web, a part that we think could be a lot simpler. That’s why we’ve been working on a palm reading social network to make palm reading with people on the web more like palm reading in the real world.

The Doublepalm+ project is a non-profit site started by palmistry and social networking enthusiasts. We hope you like what we've done up so far. We’re at http://doublepalm.com (we just got started so our community is growing).

March 4, 2012 - 6:07pm
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