✋ Weekly Witchy CHALLENGE - Palmistry

Merry meet!

Thank you once again to everyone who joined in for last week’s Weekly Witchy Challenge - Witch Brews & Potions :cauldron:

With our potions made and brews mixed, it’s time to sit down and put our hands up- as this week, we are peering into the secrets of our palms :raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed: :mag:

The theme for this week’s challenge is…

Palmistry Palm Hand Reading Witch Challenge Spells8

:raised_hands::crystal_ball: Palmistry - The Magick in Our Palms :raised_hand: :mag:

This method of divination has so much to reveal-
And it’s all right there in your hands!

We are grabbing hold of a theme never-before explored in a weekly challenge- palmistry! This is a very beginner-friendly method of divination that requires nothing but your own two hands.

What is “Palmistry”? :thinking:

Reading the lines of the palm, which are creases and folds, can provide lots of information about a person, and are therefore used as a divination technique. So, by definition, palmistry is the practice of reading and analyzing the characteristics and features of the lines on the palm to interpret personal traits and obtain guidance.

From Spells8: Palm Reading Guide

Whether you are a palm reading expert or have never given a second thought to the mysteries of the hands, you are warmly invited to join the coven in our exploration of the theme this week! :handshake:

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This week’s theme challenges you to explore palmistry - but as always, how you do so is up to you!

So are you ready? Because it’s…



Picture from Wikimedia Commons

STEP 1 : Palm Magick :raised_hand_with_fingers_splayed:

This challenge is all about palmistry- there is a whole handful of ways you might grab onto this challenge! :wink:

Still not sure where to begin?

To help you get started, the following list has a few suggestions in which a witch might approach this challenge!

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:open_book: Grab Hold of Palmistry Basics

If you’re not sure where to start, begin at the beginning! Learning the basics of palmistry will help you get a solid foundation about this handy area of the Craft. Feel free to share what you learned as your entry to the challenge!

Palm Reading Guide: How to Read Your Hand

In addition to the above guide, @Silverbear has a great video that explores the basics:

Palmistry - Do You Read Palms?

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:mag: Try Your Hand at Hand Readings

Once you’ve got the basics down, why not give palm reading a try? Feel free to explore reading your own hand or try your skills at reading someone else’s palm.

For additional advice and tips, feel free to check out these palm reading discussions in the forum:

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:raised_hands: …And More!

Does the theme of palmistry call you to Art Magick? Does it inspire you to combine palm readings with the divine, or get hands-on in Herbal or Kitchen Witchcraft?

As always, you are free to draw on your creativity and pursue this week’s theme in ways that suit your unique magickal practice :blush:

Picture from Pixabay

STEP 2 : Share Your Experience :writing_hand:

Please click here for notes about challenge inclusivity

Everyone is welcome to join the challenge by practicing magick in line with the current theme. For lurkers and those who don’t feel comfortable sharing, it is absolutely okay to follow along with the challenge but keep your entry personal. Feel free to join in spirit and do what feels most comfortable for you! :blush:

That being said, please know that if you would like to receive a prize and a public shout-out, it is required that you share your experience.

For your entry to be counted towards the challenge, please share:

  1. How you explored palm reading this week

In order for your entry to be counted, all you have to do is write/share about your experience and label it as your challenge entry. There is a lot of chatting here (which is awesome- chatting and discussion are very welcome!) so please clearly write that it is your entry so I know to count it! :pray:

Where Should I Share My Entry? :thinking:

You are welcome to post it right here- just click “reply” :repeat: to this post and write your experience in the text box that pops up!

Alternatively, you could create a new thread in the forum (doing so keeps your entry separate and is a good option if you have a lot to share)

Note : If you choose to create a new thread, please add the “challenge-entry” tag and/or add a hyperlink back to this post so that it can be easily found- thank you! :bowing_woman:

Deadline :spiral_calendar:

:exclamation: This challenge will close in 6 DAYS :exclamation:

To join in, please share your experience by:

Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 AM CET (Central European Time)
( 2022-10-18T05:00:00Z)

(Note that the time zone is CET- you can use this time zone calculator to switch into your time zone!)

Prizes :gift:

For their efforts, all participants will receive a special shout-out and a small prize! :gift:

Acknowledgments will be given in a Props and Presents Post that will appear in the forums on Tuesday.

After the challenge closes, you are still very welcome to post but please be aware that no additional prizes will be given. This discussion will remain open for about a week after the challenge finishes.

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Picture by the Crafting Witch on Pinterest

A warm reminder that all challenges are designed to be very open- everyone is encouraged to participate in a way that honors and reflects their unique practice :open_book:

If you have any doubts about if something is acceptable to post or say, please double-check with the Forum FAQ and/or reach out to your friendly Moderator Team .

And for those new to challenges- welcome! :heart: Know that the goal of these activities is to help you further diversify and strengthen your abilities and to bring together the Spells8 forum family to inspire and support one another in creative ways :hugs:

Art by Blackwateroutpost on Etsy

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Hold out your hand and you shall see
What has been and what shall be
For if you ask, they shall confide-
Trust your hands to be your guide!

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Blessed be and happy palm readings! :raised_hand: :sparkles:


My Mom read palms, she was pretty good at it. She would do it for school carnivals and things like that. So I’ve got some studying to do!


Oh my, well, gonna have to go through the BOS files & see what I can find :face_with_monocle:

I think we have some poats too within the forum about Palmistry. I’m on a learning mission now.

I’ll be back with either what I find or an entry… hopefully the latter… :rofl:


this is going to be fun :rofl: I have no idea how it will go, but I will get back to you with the results XD


I am ready for this challenge, its my first challenge.


I started reading palms back in 2003 I believe and I’m excited for this challenge - YAY!!!


Palmistry has always fascinated me :laughing: I remember being in Jr. High and getting a palm reading book from the library. It had this exercise in it where you put ink all over your hand and then put your handprint on a page so you could easily see the lines. I might do something like that for this challenge!


I used to do palm reading during recess at school, much to the annoyance of my teachers. When most of the students (and the student count at my school was low), were waiting in line at recess to have their palms read, they broke it up and threatened me with detention if I read palms again. :frowning:
I still have the book I used from those days, I’ll have to find it somewhere.


116 Weekly Witchy Challenge - Palmistry

Challenge entry – Garnet

I’m not good at reading palms, But I found a book by Josef Ranald 1938 analyzing famous


Handprints of Hitler, Mussolini, and FDR, Analyzed by a Palm Reader in 1938

In a 1938 book, How to Know People by Their Hands , palmist Josef Ranald included these three handprints of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Benito Mussolini, and Adolf Hitler, analyzing each.

The spatulated hand of FDR, Ranald wrote, belonged to a person of “advanced and liberal views.” The president was “social-minded,” “of sanguinary temperament,” and not at all reclusive or introverted. (Read Ranald’s full analysis of FDR here.)

“The hand of Adolf Hitler is in many respects a fateful hand,” Ranald wrote. The man, Ranald wrote, was moody, suicidal, and a megalomaniac: “The line of heart, which is short, islanded and broken, shows frustration, bitterness, and cruelty.” Hitler’s destiny, he wrote, “was out of his control. The destiny line…stretches unbroken and bare from its tragic beginning to its violent end.” (Read Ranald’s full analysis of Hitler here.)

Mussolini’s hand is described as a man of “action, movement, boundless energy and restlessness,” “determination at the cost of humanity…strength which is brutality.” He was an “oversexed, violent person” whose life would end in violence. (Read Ranald’s full analysis of Mussolini here.)

I do find the strangest articles, do I not?



This is one topic that i can say ive never looked at before… im not sure why but i guess its never come up since i started on this path. . At first i had no idea how to even go about something to do for it and thought sadly that i mighy have to kiss this one as it seemed over my head… but i think i found something that might help me figute out this palm reading thing and also i came accross a few ideas that could do related to the palm as well. Il need to sort my thoughts out a bit kore before post my entry but wanted to say thanks for this challenge as its one that is making me stretch myself and think out side the box :grin:


I’m excited finally I see something that I can participate in seems like I’m always too late. I’ll read up and get back to you. Thanks for the challenge ! :heart::joy:


How exciting! It sounds like your mom was a very talented reader- perhaps you’ll uncover a talent she shared with you :blush: Good luck and I hope you have fun with your palmistry studies, Amethyst! :heart:

Sharing your findings counts as an entry too! Sometimes it’s jumping into a theme that is the trickiest part, and I consider that worthy of a challenge entry :grinning: Good luck, Siofra! :two_hearts:

Hooray! Hahaha I hope you have a blast exploring palmistry- good luck, Stavroula! :sparkling_heart:

Welcome, Ashley! Congrats to you on your first challenge- if you have any questions or need any help, please let us know! I hope you enjoy exploring the theme of palmistry this week :raised_hand: :sparkles::blush:

That’s amazing- please feel free to share any tips/wisdom/advice you learned in your studies, Jan, it is all very welcome here! :heart:

Here I am squinting and squeezing my hand trying to find all the lines- I love this idea! The ink picture would definitely help to see the lines clearly :star_struck:

I can’t speak for other teachers, but when I was teaching kids abroad I would have been thrilled to see the kids all orderly and well-behaved, doing a safe and interesting activity like palm reading! :laughing: I hope you can find your book, Kasandra- good luck! :blush:

Wow- you really do find the most interesting articles, Garnet! There is a lot to unpack here in Ranald’s analaysises. It’s a really strong example of how palms can be read in ways that represent and reflect on the lives, actions, and endings of people. Thank you for sharing! :pray:

The pleasure is all mine, Pheonix- I’m really glad you feel encouraged to jump in and explore a new area of magick! Wishing you all the best with palmistry- I hope you have fun with this theme! :star2:

You’re very welcome, Danielle! And no worries- there’s still plenty of time to catch this challenge! I hope you have fun and I’m looking forward to seeing how you choose to explore palmistry- blessed be! :sparkles:


Honey, I always start by looking up the 'subject, and inevitably get sidetracked to…geez! who knows what resides in the minds of men…The Shadow knows. Mw ha ha ha!
Sorry, had a brain far… :face_with_open_eyes_and_hand_over_mouth: :blush: My mind is going 100mph today.
Moving one. Any questions about the actual challenge?
Make a handprint (yours) and identify all the marks…
Garnet, the winged one :dragon:


Challenge Entry ( at least my first attempt at it lol)

So i tried taking a photo of both hands and then tried to draw the lines from rhe diagram using the diagram as a reference of what lines to draw. Though i got confused cause sone of ths lines in my hands dont look as straight foward as in the diagram. But i gave it a go. I even whited out the background in order to help focys on the hands. The pjotis were not as clear as hoped but i used my hand n the photo n diagram to try roughly draw lines.

Its only a first try at it, not very good, but its a start i guess lol. Im not sure what the lines mean yet but at least ice got a bit more of idea on this topic than yesterday😁


My Weekly Witchy Challenge - Palmistry

I’ve said this before, so please forgive the repetition but it’s needed here for clarity and context. I’m a returning witch. LOL. I am a Christian Gnostic Chaote Witch, who put the practice aside for academic and professional reasons, and have now returned for personal and spiritual reasons. Decades ago, one of the biggest fascinations for me was tarot, astrology and palmistry. As is so often the case with good friends, I find that they still are. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: I have now added parapsychology to the mix.

With a quick search, I found this excellent page with marks that identify ‘born’ witches. Just remember, that not having these marks means nothing, as everything depends on intention and action. So, if you walk like a witch, cast like a witch, and think like a witch - you’re a witch! :wink:

Being an egalitarian/feminist, I find it appropriate to have the “Mark of Lilith”, alternatively known as the X mark, on my less dominant left palm!

Palmistry Markings | Marks on the Hand | Palm Reading | (psychiclibrary.com)

Thanks for this challenge!


Nicely done. can you name the lines?


If i look at the diagram with the names . But my lines dont look exactly the same in spots so i was a littlr confused about some of the lines.
Ive never looked that closely at the lines on hands perhaps as often they are dried cracking from using soaps and cleaning products and hand sanitisers and washijg hands so much.
Im using moringa hand cream to moisture which is helping a bit and does help to see lines easier when hands arent so dry​:joy::joy::joy:oh boy now im probably going to be randomly staring at my hands on the train etc from time to time. 38 years and its like i just discovered my own hands​:joy::joy::joy:


Congrats to you for jumping in and giving palmistry a try, Phoenix! :raised_hands: I think taking the photos and then putting them side by side with the palm guide is a very clever way to examine your palm lines- now you have the image saved and go back to check it/add notes whenever you like! :star_struck: Great work!

Sometimes you have these lines that are just so :sparkles: perfect :sparkles: I have to read them a few times as they sink in- this is so well said :heart::blush: I’m glad you were able to reconnect with your old friend palmistry! :raised_hands: Thank you for sharing the links and your encouragement- this is a great entry, Wysteria! :clap:

It sounds like palmistry has been an interest of yours for a while, Crystal- I’m so excited for you to jump into this book! I hope it has lots of interesting tips and wisdom about palmistry for you :raised_hands: Blessed reading- let us know what you think of the book! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Bare in mind, no two hands are exactly alike. It will take time and practice.
Luck to you.


Wow, sometimes the timing between what I’m thinking and what is done in the forum scares me!!
Yesterday I bought a book about palmistry that I still haven’t been able to start reading, but as soon as I get off work I’ll start it!!

Please don’t laugh at me, but I’ve been feeling curious about palmistry since I saw a scene in the Disney movie “The Hunchback of NotreDame”, where Esmeralda reads Quasi’s hand (the first movie I went to see in the cinema as a child), and my boyfriend bought me a ceramic hand with all the lines drawn in it when I told him about this story :rofl:

I cant wait to come back home and start reading!!!