Have you ever wondered why a baby's first look at the world focuses on the hands? Or why an adult under stress often does the same? Perhaps our hands are a link to the world and its meaning for us. That's the basis for a renowned palmist's introduction to the art and science of palmistry--combining the intuitive reading of a person's soul with the empirical observation of physical aspects of a hand. In a clear, insightful, often humorous style comes an approach that anybody can learn regardless of psychic ability. A detailed map of the hand, fingers, thumb, tips, and prints opens a study of the mounts-palm areas that reveal links between planetary astrological signs and their palmistry counterparts. Methods of analyzing the lines of the hand cover both skin ridge patterns that stay the same for a lifetime and temporary marks that reveal current problems and opportunities.