Large palms, cone-shaped fingers, small palms, the finger of Jupiter, and the line of health: there are so many things to learn about Palmistry aka Chiromancy and a lot of palmistry books available today.
Therefore, growing and developing your palmistry skills often means reading anything and everything you can get your hands on. This, however, can be a bit overwhelming. Especially when you are a total newbie in the world of palmistry, as there are so many palm reading books to choose from.
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My Favorite Palmistry Books
As proud as I am about my palmistry guide, to truly know all there is to know about reading palms, you’ll need to do a bit more reading. So, if you are just as passionate about this subject as I am, check out the list of Palmistry books that I’ve compiled below.
1. The Art and Science of Hand ReadingSEE ON AMAZON
Available on Kindle or hardback, The Art and Science of Hand Reading, is one of the best palmistry books on the market. Although I wish I were a ‘Kindle’ girl at times, I really like the feel of a hardback book. This one definitely impresses, not just because of its cover but what is underneath, as well.
The Author, Ellen Goldberg, studied palm reading for four decades. This book is a compilation of all that she’s learned along the way. I’m all about ancient practices (not just Western) so the fact that Mrs. Goldberg’s study of the Tao and mythology are also weaved within is exciting to me.
Other pluses: tons of pictures and visuals, easy to understand explanations, and offers info about every aspect of palm reading. When I was reading the reviews for palmistry books, this one kept coming up again and again. So many people look to this work for answers because of the amount of info it contains. You really can’t get any more complete.
The thing that almost all written reviews had in common was this word: comprehensive—and it’s true. The Art and Science and Hand Reading covers it all. If you buy this book, you won’t need another one.
2. A little bit of Palmistry: an Introduction to Palm ReadingSEE ON AMAZON
A Little Bit of Palmistry: An Introduction to Palm Reading is my personal favorite pick for accessibility and portability. Although this book isn’t a fully comprehensive combination of palmistry, the information that author Cassandra Eason did include is well-written and offers excellent insight into the practice.
I especially favored this book when I was first starting my palmistry journey. When I was fresh to the world of palmistry, I sometimes found the larger volumes to be overwhelming and hard to understand. Since I still had much to learn, I found it extremely convenient to have this book on me everywhere I went.
It’s small enough to fit in a purse or handbag without taking up too much space or being too heavy, but it’s not oversimplified to the point where it’s not worth the money.
The visual learner side of me also appreciated the illustrations in the book. Sometimes, I need to see a picture of what is being explained to comprehend certain concepts best. With palmistry, this was definitely the case for me. Even though the book doesn’t have a ton of room for photos, it included enough of them to help me.
3. The Secret Code on your Hands: an Illustrated Guide to PalmistrySEE ON AMAZON
When it comes time to purchase a reference book, I am the type of person that appreciates organization. The Secret Code on Your Hands: An Illustrated Guide to Palmistry did a great job of doing this. In the end, this made it invaluable in my initiative to learn palmistry. Not only does it include straightforward, easy-to-understand content, it also contains beautiful, detailed illustrations that really bring the book to life.
The thing that most excited me about this book was the tab dividers in between sections. This simplifies the learning and referencing process significantly. Mainly because it saves time by eliminating the need to flip through pages in search of something aimlessly.
It is available in paperback, but I am partial to the hardback cover and spiral spine version. This setup makes the pages easy to flip between, which is an absolute must for me since I am constantly referring to my reference materials. This was helpful to me when I was learning, but I still occasionally need to refer back to this book. So, I’m glad I opted to spend a little more money when purchasing this version. I have found it to be worth the extra cost and would recommend to any of my friends or colleagues to do the same if not for aesthetic purposes, then for durability.
I have read many palmistry books in my lifetime, and this is one that comes up on my list any time someone asks me for a recommendation. It is excellent for novice readers and professionals alike since the content within is so comprehensive. It also makes a beautiful gift – I have purchased several copies for many a birthday or holiday event, and everyone always fawns over how pretty it is – you can’t lose with this one.
4. Palm Reading for BeginnersSEE ON AMAZON
It isn’t very often that I call an educational book a “page-turner,” but Palm Reading for Beginners: Find Your Future in the Palm of Your Hand fits the mold. Any time I take interest in learning something new, and especially when it comes to spirituality, I often find myself so eager to learn that I immediately start reading articles about it online.
This was the case when I became interested in palmistry. Once I had devoured all of the content I could find there, that’s when I decided to move on to books to further my knowledge.
The problem that I came across with many of the publications that I read was repetition. It seemed like everyone had the same things to say, which made it difficult for me to progress in my education about palmistry. It was frustrating to keep spending money on the same content over and over again.
The best thing about this book was it had lots of information that I had not read online or in the library of palmistry books that I had already purchased. Consequently, I found this to be an exciting read, which rekindled the fire I had inside to learn everything I could about palmistry.
As is the case with my other favorites, the illustrations in this book were on par with what I expected. It’s important to me to have an excellent visual representation of what I’m learning, and this book did not disappoint. If you’re like me and you appreciate a pleasing aesthetic, Palm Reading for Beginners: Find Your Future in the Palm of Your Hand (For Beginners) has what you need.
5. Handful of Stars: A Palmistry Guidebook and Hand-printing KitSEE ON AMAZON
I had initially purchased Handful of Stars: A Palmistry Guidebook and Hand-Printing Kit for a dear friend of mine on her birthday. I had already learned much of what I know now about palm reading when she expressed interest. So, I didn’t feel the need to add to my library. Still, I wanted to get her something unique and gift-worthy. When I got this book in the mail, I instantly fell in love.
I was impressed from the moment I took the book out of the shipping container because of the gorgeous keepsake box that it comes in. Upon opening it, I loved it even more. It is well made and sturdy and also comes with perforated pages, an ink pad and roller, and even a gel pen.
These supplies come in handy, especially for beginners, because it allows you to make imprints of the palm you are reading and annotate your findings as you go along. I liked the idea of doing this for my friends, family members, and clients since it makes it possible to send the reading home with them.
Overall, this book tops my list for books to give as gifts. Aside from that, I am so glad that I decided to treat myself with it, as well, because the step-by-step process it introduced changed the way that I do palmistry since I am now able to approach it systematically and with confidence and passion.
Ready to get your Palmistry Book?
If you’re still not sure which book to start with, I suggest going with your gut. Which cover automatically caught your eye? Which one feels right?
Palmistry is such an exciting subject that no matter which one you choose, you’ll learn a ton. So when in doubt, buy two. Soon, you’ll be reading palms like a pro. Until then, comment below and tell me your favorite palm reading fact or which book you plan to buy.