A few weeks ago, I caught wind that one of my co-workers reads palms and natal charts. Immediately fascinated, I wanted in. I always wanted the opportunity to go to a palm reading; the idea that your life is outlined in palm is something that always held a lot of interest to me. Yes, I know there are a lot of naysayers out there. Those who do not believe in it because there’s no “proof”. That could be true, but there’s also no proof that there’s a God, and yet we believe in that too.
(I’m getting a little defensive, can you tell?)
The fact of the matter is, to a lot of people who read palms or natal charts, it’s science. The answers are outlined right there, it just requires someone to analyze it. To think that when you were born, all the different elements of the universe had an impact on you in that moment, is pretty incredible.
Erin was initially a little nervous to give me a reading. She’s found that there have been occasions where she tells someone something that they don’t want to hear. It’s a deeply personal moment, and quite intimate. I didn’t push, (just gentle reminders every so often… which, isn’t pushy for me…) and finally, one night after a glass of wine she just jumped right into it.
There was a lot that she revealed that she wouldn’t know about me. Erin knows me as her Manager, her coworker, and the person who decorates the restaurant. She doesn’t know me like my friends do. She doesn’t know about this blog, she doesn’t know my personal struggles with my career, and she most certainly doesn’t know much about my personal life. So, when she picked up my palm and started saying things that I’ve always felt or known, I immediately became a believer.
Here are Five Revelations I had During my Readings:
To quote the reading “when you were born there was never a clear path outlined for you. Your parents didn’t say you were going to be a lawyer or a doctor, but instead, they allowed you to formulate as you grew”. I asked my mom about this and she said “Yes, we never really put you on a path. You were always someone who wanted to do their own thing anyway.”
This one hit me particularly hard because for a long time I always felt like I was a hamster on a wheel going nowhere. I always felt misplaced in the world, and, there were moments… still are moments, actually… that I wondered why finding my path was so much harder for me. More than that, I always felt… still feel, actually… conflicted in following my passion, or doing something more traditional. As Erin saw it, I know what my two destinies are now, and I will always struggle balancing the two. She’s 100% correct. However, being given that insight assuages the anxiety about never feeling exactly “right”.
Your love life takes you on adventures. You don’t go for conventional choices, you’re just drawn to things. It’s in the fourth house, which is in the house of cancer, so you’re very protective. You have a shell around you and when people mean something to you, you sort of extend that shell around them. But, you do it in the way of an Aquarius where people don’t realize it.
Aquarius and Cancer are a very weird combination. It’s sort of funny because cancer is this water sign, smart, intuitive, sensitive, and protective and is almost abrasive. Aquarius is this sign where you never know what they’re thinking. And, that’s your love life. Its all over the place, and no one ever knows what you’re truly thinking, but to you, its what you’re clinging to. It’s what you want to build your shell around and you’re very abrasive about it, in the sense that once you find that person, to you it’s “this is how it is, and this is who I’m building my shell around”.
I’ve always been one that doesn’t allow people in very easily unless I see a trait worthwhile, (it sounds precocious but in reality it’s just a way of insuring that I don’t get hurt) but, when I do let someone in, it’s very… well, intense and abrasive like she said. Even in friendships, I build a shell around people who positively impact my life, and I’m certainly learning the balance of that shell. Or, at least I’m trying to.
3. I have a Solid Love Line… and, it formed around the time I met Mark
When Erin saw this line her reaction was so genuine. To quote: “your love line is strong and singular. You’re going to have a long love with one person and it looks like it formed a few years ago. Not everyone has this. Look, I don’t“, and she showed me her palm. I thought this was sweet, and I loved the romance of it. Sorry babe, you’re stuck with me.
4. I have Three Additional Loves… but, two are coming later in life…
You can stop asking when I’m having children because according to this chart, not until my thirties. There’s definitely two very strong lines, and one little straggler. She said this could also be animals, so, we know one line is definitely Emmett.
5. I Exhibit a lot of Capricorn Traits
My Sun and Mercury are Pisces. My Moon is Leo, My Venus is Aquarius and my Ascendant (who I appear to be to others) is Libra. But, even though I’m all over the place, most of my signs lie in Capricorn, or the house of Capricorn. To quote:
For you, all of your planets, and your moon, are in either a house of Capricorn, or are in Capricorn, so you’re almost a Capricorn. You have such strong underlying Capricorn traits. You act like a Capricorn. It’s the oldest of the earth signs, so you’re going to be very, very grounded, occasionally level headed, and they have a strong sense of everyone around them. You’re watching other people, especially with your Pisces. So, youre a spectator where youre taking people into your life, watching them, and learning from them, but they don’t even know it. People don’t realize their impact on you. You build with them and around them, because you love surrounding yourself with people who will better you. You come from this very old sense of security and you know where that place is.
You’re chart is all centered on the bottom, which means you’re much more introverted than people think. Everything is hiding on the bottom, except your emotions. Those are at the top, and you cannot hide your emotions and that’s because they’re in Leo.
To me, this part was most humbling and most revealing. It’s always assumed that I’m an extrovert because of my ability to reveal my feelings (so Leo of me) and my love of being around people. Even on Myers Briggs, I always come up with ENTJ, but, that’s because those tests are mostly based on feelings. However, my favorite part is the part where she says I’m learning from people and they don’t even know it.
It’s my favorite because when she started, I didn’t see this nervous girl who desperately didn’t want to get fired. I saw someone with heart, passion, an ability to learn quickly and a drive to work hard. I watched her for weeks, and, eventually, when I realized she wasn’t going to leave if it got too hard, I started to train her. I taught her tricks that would make her life easier, and I worked with her to refine her skills. While I taught her, she was teaching me. Her love of art and reading sparked my interest again. Maybe it’s because she’s fresh out of college so the world hasn’t jaded her perspective yet, but, having a conversation with her teaches me so much. Hell, just look at this blog post.
If my resolution for 2017 is to live life with more intention, this reading certainly helps give me much more perspective.
(Leanne Note: I directly transcribed her words from a recording so the quotes are very raw and conversational. Additionally, we all know I use commas when I pause… while I’m trying to get better at not misplacing my commas… I sort of feel like it adds to my unique voice. So, don’t judge it.)