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Lagom: Swedish Philosophy For Living a Meaningful Life

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Did you know that Sweden is one of the happiest countries in the world? What do they do so differently that it helps them stay happy and satisfied with their lives? The answer is found in one word – lagom.

In this article, I will share with you what lagom is and how we can all implement it into our lives and make it more balanced and meaningful.

What Is Lagom?

Lagom (pronounced “lar-gohm”) is the Swedish philosophy that focuses on finding balance in your everyday life through moderation.

This word can be translated as “Not too little. Not too much. Just right.” In other words, if you focus on having enough but not too much, you create a balanced mindset.

The famous Swedish proverb says “There is virtue in moderation”. And this is the main difference between our american mindset which makes us always seek the next best thing.

Lagom philosophy is the opposite of materialism and consumerism. It focuses on creating a balanced, sustainable lifestyle that welcomes the pleasures of existence rather than those of consumption. This philosophy is very practical and applied to everyday lives – food, clothes, lifestyle, work, etc.

Lagom is all about having only what you need. It is the new minimalism for anyone who wants to live with fewer material possessions but aim to enjoy a more meaningful and happier life.

Don’t they get bored living like this?

Lagom is not a rejection of pleasure, but the ability to indulge in it in a moderate and balanced way. Of course, the Swedes also allow themselves to deviate from the plan. If you’ve ever been to Sweden you know what an incredibly strong coffee they brew! Not to mention punch-rolls, chocolate balls, cinnamon buns that Swedes adore. However, after a little indulgence, they do not punish themselves with strict diets but get back to a moderate and balanced lifestyle.

How to practice lagom?

Now let’s talk about how we can implement lagom into our daily life. As I already mentioned, it can be applied to all areas of life. In this article, I will share with you some ideas on how to do it.

Step 1: Inspect your home

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If we try to highlight the area where the Swedes are #1, it is home organizing. Impeccable Sweden style is not overloaded and attracts the eye.

But how did the Swedes manage to create this balance?

They have an innate desire for minimalism and absolutely no desire for hoarding. That’s why there are no boxes in Swedish homes filled with old things like broken phones, a dozen old sweaters, and jeans that we vow to wear one day, old magazines, etc.

Here’s a little clutter test for you. Check the correct statements box:

  • You have a box or drawer with the items that you never use.
  • It takes you more than five minutes to find the right thing.
  • You feel stressed if your friends come to visit you without an invitation because you have to do a big cleaning first.
  • You have things that you don’t use or things that you don’t like anymore.

If you have marked more than two points — it’s time to think about how to throw out the excess.

Here are a few tips on how to declutter without stress:

  • Don’t try to do it all at once. Take 10 minutes a day to declutter.
  • Distribute items in three boxes: keep, give away/donate, and throw away.
  • Use the “buy one thing, get rid of one” rule.
  • Do not allow the emergence of “hot spots” where junk tends to accumulate.
  • Keep your toiletries in a special box.
  • Keep all your papers and documents in folders.

Step 2: Infuse your house with lagom

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Reduce the number of items

For several months, once a week, remove one item from each room — and very soon you will notice that the energy of your house has improved.

Be mindful of what you buy

If you buy a new item, let it be not only beautiful but also functional and high-quality item. Look for handmade items, visit fairs, and meet new artists and designers. But before you buy anything ask yourself if you really need it or perhaps your home already has everything you need.

Invite nature into your house

Use natural eco-friendly materials in the decor. Get indoor plants. Collect twigs, snags, acorns, pebbles from the beach — all this brings you closer to nature. As you may already know, nature heals and if you invite nature into your house you also infuse it with peaceful and healing energy.

Do not clutter the house

Keep it simple. For each new item, get rid of one old.

Step 3: Be mindful of your food

We, Americans, tend to waste lots of food. It makes us spend more money than you probably should. But if we become more mindful in planning and organizing food we can actually save more money than you may think. And the less money we spend the less stress we have. Here are a few tips on how to be more organized with your food.

Freeze your food

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Label the bags of frozen items so that you don’t confuse chili with strawberries.

You can freeze herbs, juice, coconut milk in ice molds.

Freeze overripe bananas so you don’t waste them. You can use them later for making ice cream or smoothies.

Don’t let the vegetables wither

To keep salad leaves and green leafy vegetables fresh longer, wash them, put them in a sealed bag, and put them in the vegetable compartment.

Too much parsley or dill? Finely chop it and freeze it. You can use it for soups and other dishes.

Buy seasonal and local products

Do not use expensive imported ingredients brought from the other side of the planet for preparing your meals. Try to always buy local veggies, berries, and fruit. Find out which fruits and vegetables are in season and try to cook seasonally.

Plan your menu a week in advance

This is a super helpful tip for those who want to reduce the amount of food waste. During the week, prepare simple dishes. Leave new and complex recipes for the weekend, when you have more time. This will also help you to be less stressed about not having enough time.

Step 4: Create a balance between work and personal time

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We tend to go from one polarity to another. Today we’re working hard with no breaks and rest, and tomorrow we are so exhausted that have zero motivation even to get up from the bed. Lagom teaches us to create a balance between work and personal time that you can use for hobby, yoga, rest, or other things you like to do during your free time. Here are some tips on how to do it.

Reduce the number of tasks scheduled for the week and weekend

On the weekend, choose one day when you have nothing planned. This is a day for restoring balance, spending time spontaneously, and communicating with your family and friends.

Good rest is the key to efficiency and stress reduction

Try to go to bed on time and get up a little earlier than usual. An extra half hour in the morning will give you a sense of control over time and self-confidence that you are unlikely to be able to experience while doing everything on the run. If it is still dark outside when you get up, light a candle and drink tea from your favorite mug. It will give you a feeling of self-care and the necessary comfort for feeling safe and relaxed.

Step 5: Take care of your health

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A healthy body and a balanced mind lead to a happy life and less stress. Lagom gives us some tips on how to take care of our health and be more balanced.

Make your workout easier and don’t overdo it

Everyone should make time for rest, work, and active movement. Find a way to work out in a way that brings real benefits to both body and spirit. Make sure that you actually enjoy your workout time. For example, go for a run alone to clear your mind, or go for a walk with friends to chat. If you feel like lifting weights brings more stress to you than enjoyment, then maybe yoga or cardio exercises will suit you better? Don’t try to copy others. Find your own unique way to work out and enjoy it!

Seek balance, but don’t be obsessed with it

There is no doubt that balance is the key component for our physical and mental health. However, we all need to accept that there can always be a slight imbalance in life. There is no need to feel stressed about it. Each of us, from time to time, has days when we have too much work and it’s hard to find time for quality rest. Sometimes it is impossible to find time for the gym and working out. Don’t feel stressed or guilty about that.

Keep it simple

Use natural cosmetics. Skincare is really simple — healthy food, rest, and fresh air will do almost all the work for you.

Step 6: Spend more time outside in contact with nature

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Swedes love to spend time in nature. More than half of Sweden’s territory is covered with forest. Nature is an integral part of Swedes’ life.

The state also strongly supports such leisure. In Sweden, there is a concept called “Allemansrätten” – everyone’s right to access certain public or privately owned land, lakes, and rivers for recreation and exercise. Everyone can freely walk, pick mushrooms and berries, and camp in any place if it does not disturb the peace of others. So, Swedes in any weather go out of town, have picnics, go sailing, etc.

In 2016, the World Wide Fund for Nature conducted a study that found that those who regularly go out to nature feel happier and healthier. Another study also showed that during these “nature time”, we calm down, restore the psyche, and become more creative and peaceful.

Step 7: Don’t get involved into arguments

Try to cultivate peace in every communication you have. Instead of passionately proving your point, try to always find a compromise. If you feel like your opinion is not welcomed, let your opponent keep his/her views, don’t try to change them. Arguments and conflicts lead to stresses, disappointments, and breakups. You can always walk away from the argument and let people have their opinions.

Step 8: Invite celebration into your life

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Arrange small celebrations for yourself for your family and friends. In Sweden, there are many traditions that are designed to unite friends, colleagues, and family members. For example, the sacred Swedish Fika ritual – a coffee break with sweets. Its essence is simple: a hot drink, a treat, and communication without haste. Or Fredagsmys – a cozy Friday ritual, when you are gathering with the family, watch a movie, and eat something tasty. It is these small traditions that create unforgettable memories, evoke a smile, and create a feeling of being loved. This atmosphere reduces stress and makes life more enjoyable.

The Bottom Line

You can start practicing lagom by asking yourself, “Is this lagom?”. When you look inside your crowded closet, or when a big portion of food is placed in front of you, or when you consider that second cookie, ask yourself if you really need it, if it is lagom. Constantly, try to build that balance between work and your personal life. Always make sure you find time to do the things you love. Keep track of your spending, consciously reduce your environmental impact on the world, take purposeful breaks from work, spend quality time with family and friends. By bringing lagom into your life you become much happier, more peaceful, and less stressed.

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Spiritual Empath: 10 Signs You Could Be One

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Picture this: Your daughter spends a lot of time away from her peers, preferring to play with her imaginary friend instead. Or, your son says he talks to his late grandma every night when he goes to bed. What can you make of this? If this child is a highly sensitive person (HSP), chances are, you are raising a spiritual empath. The same applies to adult empaths who have unique abilities to connect to the world of the spirit.

What Is a Spiritual Empath?

A spiritual empath is a highly sensitive person who senses an angel, spirit guide, or any other spiritual being nearby. And, these spiritual beings can channel their messages to the physical realm using words or actions by this spiritual empath.

However, as an empath, this heightened sensation and interaction with the world of the spirit can be overwhelming. So, discover if you are a spiritual empath by examining the following tell-tale signs: –

The Signs of a Typical Spiritual Empath

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#1: Is a Compassionate Person

A spiritual empath has profound feelings towards others, especially those in need. In turn, they find it easy to connect to both people and spiritual beings. They show kindness to all, including animals and nature.

#2: Has an Approachable Personality

Do your friends, family members, and colleagues find it easy to share their problems with you? For example, do you find yourself soothing a crying child in an airplane? Or, are you always mediating quarrels amongst your peers at school? It could be that, as a spiritual empath, you have a welcoming aura around you. Hence, those near you feel calm and trust you with their deepest fears.

#3: Hates Conflict

Do you give in to arguments for the sake of making peace? If so, you could be a spiritual empath. See, spiritual empaths are in-born peacemakers. They avoid heated arguments at all costs, even if it means losing something in the process.

#4: Feels Like an Emotional Sponge

If you find yourself aware of what others are feeling to the point of experiencing their pain, joy, anxiety, or worry, you could be a spiritual empath. Here, you absorb the negative and positive energies in your surroundings without uttering any words.

#5: Has Their Intuition Always on Point

A spiritual empath is in tune with what is happening in the immediate surroundings. In turn, they rely on how they feel about different situations to make decisions. For example, the spiritual empath may have a gut feeling that going to the shopping mall today is not a good idea. Only to switch on the news and find out there is a blizzard coming that way.

#6: Can Sense New Vibes Right Away

Do you walk into a room and feel a rush of new energy entering or leaving it? It gets complicated when you are in a crowded place because, you get bombarded with all these conflicting energies, hence, draining your mind.

#7: Treasures Their ‘Me Time’

Note that a spiritual empath has little control over what negative or positive energies to absorb. Hence, this empath feels at peace when away from the crowds, conflicting energies, or any disturbances.

#8: Is an Introverted Person

Spiritual empaths like to reflect on all the emotions and thoughts for the day. They do this by isolating themselves from the crowds, spending quiet time to think things through. In turn, they take longer to make up their minds about everything. And, they express their emotions through poetry rather than verbal conversations.

#9: Feels Exhausted in Public Places

If you are a spiritual empath, you find commuter trains, airports, shopping malls, and other crowded public areas draining. Here, negative energies from all around you get you anxious, to the point of getting sick.

#10:  Wants to End Human Suffering

Spiritual empaths sense when negative events are about to happen. For example, their intuition kicks in when a child is about to fall and hurt themselves at the poolside. And, they may notice a serious illness by looking at a pimple or a mild skin discoloration. In response, spiritual empaths try all they can to prevent or end this suffering.

Coping Mechanisms for a Spiritual Empath

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If you suspect that you are a spiritual empath, practice coping habits that protect your mental health. These are day-to-day routines that keep you in control of when to open or close those channels of communication with the spirit world.

Here are some quick tips to get you started: –

#1: Practice Self-Awareness

If you suspect that you are a spiritual empath, take time to understand yourself. Practice self-awareness to know your surroundings and identify what triggers feelings of depression and anxiety. Likewise, set healthy boundaries that ensure you only deal with situations that you can handle.

#2: Channel Your Emotions Towards Positive Activities

Did you know that spiritual empaths become spiritual teachers and professional mediums, helping others through their unique gift? So, if you have a child who shows signs of a spiritual empath, nurture these abilities.

#3: Meditate Daily

Daily meditation helps in cleansing negative energies. Likewise, it is a grounding technique that assists spiritual empaths on how to manage their thought processes. That way, they have control over how they react to others.

#4: Crystal Healing

Crystal healing taps into the healing powers of Mother Nature. For example, wearing a Rose Quartz bracelet can ground, soothe, and heal the heart chakra. Likewise, Black Tourmaline redirects negative energies away from you, grounds and calms you, and helps in activating the root chakra.

#5: Support System

Who do you run to when you feel overwhelmed? Ideally, a spiritual empath should have a supportive family and circle of friends with their best interest at heart. Likewise, seek professional help if you are going through depression or anxiety.

Conclusion

If you are a sensitive person who often connects to the spirit world, you could be a spiritual empath. Instead of suppressing your vivid dreams or thoughts, use them to help those in need around you. Still, adjust your lifestyle to cope with the overwhelming energies coming your way.

Take our 2-min quiz to find out what type of empath you are (CLICK HERE).

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The Common Ego Defense Mechanisms and Their Impact on Self-Growth

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We all go through and react differently to conflict and stress at some point in our lives. But, are you the kind that will repress the situation, deny that it is happening, or direct your frustrations to the nearest person that is less threatening to you? If your mind is constantly telling you that you are a hopeless, good for nothing person, that is your ego defense mechanism at work. Mental traps our minds use unconsciously to avoid feelings of guilt or shame.

Understanding Ego Defense Mechanisms

See, ego defense mechanisms refers to the psychological strategies that we use to detach ourselves from any unpleasant thoughts, actions, or events. That way, our sanity stays intact, and we can cope with the uncomfortable phases in our lives.

The Psychoanalytic Theory

Ego defenses stem from a Psychoanalytic Theory proposed by Sigmund Freud, an Austrian Neurologist and the founder of Psychoanalysis.  The theory describes the sum of our personality based on the unconscious mind; an interaction between our id (instincts), ego (reality), and super-ego (morality).

This unconscious mind is shaped by the events from our childhood. It also dictates how we behave when in conflict or stress. If we have deeply repressed conflicts in our unconscious mind, it will show up later on in our adult lives, affecting our self-growth. Hence, Freud aimed at making this unconscious mind conscious and addressing these dysfunctional thoughts.

How It Happens

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Ego defenses are inevitable in our psychological development. For, they help us deal with unpleasant encounters. However, the unconscious mind may be clinging to an outdated reality to try and protect us from the current unpleasant situation.

And, since these cognitive errors are so ingrained in our minds, we hardly realize how much it is affecting our decision making and growth. Hence, you end up with a perception tainted with negativity that results in unrealistic beliefs.

Common Ego Defense Mechanisms

Below are the 6 most common ego defense mechanisms and how they affect our lives and self-growth process: –

#1: Extremism

Definition: Having extreme beliefs about life. Here, the person views life in black or white, with no room to accommodate in-between beliefs. They express their view in the absolute.

Examples: Using such phrases as, “I am ugly”, “Other people are always out to get me”, and “They hate me”.

Implications: False extremist beliefs leave us with low self-worth, hurting our social interactions and growth.

#2: Repression

Definition: Hiding ideas or feelings in the unconscious mind since we see them as too painful or socially unacceptable. Here, the person puts on a cheerful front unconsciously denying any unpleasant impulses in their lives.

Examples: Repressed memories of sexual abuse in a child may hinder them from forming meaningful relationships in their adult life. A phobia for pets due to a dog bite that happened to the child years ago.

Implications: Repressed memories can only be recalled using hypnosis or other therapeutic tools.

#3: Suppression

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Definition: The conscious blocking of any unpleasant feelings that we find too difficult to face. It is similar to repression, only done by the conscious mind. People who opt to suppress their feelings want to avoid getting anxious.

Examples: A patient choosing not to talk about their recent diagnosis of cancer so that they won’t have to think of the implications of the illness. A student who is sitting for an exam without adequately preparing for it may opt to remain positive about their outcomes, to prevent panic attacks.

Implications:  Suppressed emotions lead to physical stress seen as erratic blood pressure, insomnia, and memory loss.

#4: Regression

Definition: Slowing or having a negative growth due to underlying stress. Here, the person seems to act immature, childish, or in an age-inappropriate manner, as they regress to their behavior at an earlier developmental stage. This mechanism offers a temporary feeling of safety. The person relates to a safer, carefree stage in their life when all their needs were met.

Examples: A teenage bedwetting when they had stopped it a few years earlier. Adults throwing tantrums at the thought of divorce.

Implications: Regression is an ineffective way of dealing with life stressors. In turn, the persistent avoidance of hardships makes the victim over-dependent on others to make most of their life decisions.

#5: Denial

Definition: Refusing to acknowledge a difficult event in our lives. Here, the person may distort their reality by denying its existence.

Examples:  A drug, smoke, or alcohol addicts refusing to acknowledge their addiction.  A terminally ill person failing to seek medical help, hoping that the illness will cease to exist.

Implications: Temporary denial of a serious diagnosis or a traumatic event is acceptable because it gives the victim time to prepare to face the harsh reality. However, if this denial is prolonged, it may result in regressive behaviors, with the victim throwing tantrums, crying, or demanding special treatment.

#6: Sublimation

Definition: A mature ego defense mechanism where an individual channels their disruptive impulses into socially acceptable behaviors.

Examples: A person taking up a dangerous hobby to channel their childhood anger impulses into the sport. A cheating spouse taking their partners out for dinner to try and ‘compensate’ for their infidelity.

Implications: Unlike other ego defense mechanisms, sublimation is a positive way of channeling our negative impulses to a substitute object in a socially acceptable way.

What Next? Overcoming Negative Ego Defense Mechanisms

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Ego defense mechanisms can promote or be a great hindrance in self-growth. If negative, it soothes the ego into thinking that all is well, when in fact; the person has negative psychological growth. But, we can all free ourselves from these negative ego defenses using these tips:

  • Talk about your feelings
  • Control your emotions by performing appeasing activities like sublimation
  • Aim to solve any problem that arises by having a plan for action and a follow-up
  • Reorganize the way you view things by seeking psychological help in hypnosis, meditation, and breathing exercises
  • Try to find meaning in every situation so as you can learn from the unpleasant experience
  • Join a support group where you can learn from the experiences of others

Conclusion

Anytime we encounter an unpleasant situation, our egos will come up with tactics to protect us from the subsequent trauma, hence keeping us sane. However, most of these tactics derail our self-growth. You need to understand how to cope with hardships. And, seek help in addressing any dysfunctional thoughts that are now affecting your adult life.

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Palmistry Guide: Introduction to The Art of Palm Reading

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Palmistry is one of the most revered and challenging techniques to understand. It entails interpreting personality traits and foretelling future events by examining the physical qualities of the hands. This is because hands are seen as windows into the soul in the practice of palm reading. In this palmistry guide, we’ll look at the fundamental principles and methods of palm reading, as well as some pointers and advice to help you develop your style. After all, if you figure out how to interpret this potent magical device, your destiny is truly in your hands.

Which Palm Is The Best to Read?

Despite differences in opinion, many contemporary readers think it’s crucial to examine both the left and right hands. The dominant hand demonstrates how these qualities have been manifested in daily life, whereas the non-dominant hand depicts personality and character as they are inherent. Taken as a whole, they show how a person lives up to their potential. 

Palmistry requires patience, effort, and experience, like learning to interpret an astrological birth chart. It’s advisable to start with more general observations when starting an analysis before diving into more specific information.

While a good palmistry guide advises you to create your interpretations of various creases and forms, being acquainted with conventional practices will help you build a strong vocabulary that will enable you to read palms like an expert.

The Palmistry Guide: How to Begin Reading Palms?

It is better to start with more general observations while analyzing before moving on to more specific information. Take your time and make a few quiet observations with the querent’s palm cupped in your own as you begin. How does it feel? Is the palm smooth but the front rough? Are the fingers neatly painted or unclean?

Every aspect has significance, and you may intuitively extract that significance from the tiniest things by incorporating it into your practice.

Next, get to know the hand shapes representing the four elements of fire, earth, air, and water. You may learn about the hand’s mounts and plains after learning their forms and the components that go with them. Along with learning about the lines and creases that provide information about the future, you may also learn about regions that coincide with essential aspects of life. Let’s look at each of them individually.

Understanding The Four Hand Types

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There are four standard hand shapes used in palmistry, and each is linked to a specific element (fire, water, earth, or air) and its corresponding characteristics. The four elements are also a part of astrology, yet your hand type could not match your astrological profile. If your hand shape is that of a water sign, for example, and your solar sign is Aries (a fire sign), this might provide subtle insight into the subtleties of your personality.

Earth hands

Square palms and short fingers are characteristics of earth hands. These hands are often intense, dense, and meaty. People with earth hands are seen as realistic, reasonable, and grounded. While safe and dependable, they tend to get too preoccupied with the here and now, which may prevent long-term planning and accomplishment.

“Fire hands”

A fire hand has an extended palm and tiny fingers. Often, these hands feature prominent wrinkles and bumps. People with fire in their hands are renowned for being passionate, self-assured, and hardworking. They are motivated by their goals, and when they’re having a terrible day, they could lack subtlety and empathy.

Air hands

Air hands feature long fingers and square palms. They are often bony, with jutting knuckles and wiry fingers. This hand type denotes people who are naturally analytical and communicative, as well as intellectually interested. Air-handers are readily distracted, and if they aren’t stimulated, they could start to feel tense or irritable.

Water hands

Water hands feature lengthy palms and long fingers. These hands often feel clammy and are delicate to the touch, with a thin look. They are tuned to one’s emotions, intuition, and psychic abilities. These people are often creatives, driven by empathy and inventiveness. Additionally, they are compassionate and easily injured, which leads to unneeded interpersonal tension.

Reading The Mounts And The Plains

Start examining the natural topography of the palm after you’ve determined the sort of hand. Mounts and lowlands, two physical regions, are associated with several life themes. Apollo (the sun), Luna (the moon), Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn are the seven traditional astrological planets that the classic mounts represent.

Sunken mounts disclose a person’s “blind spots” or undeveloped traits, whereas rounded, slightly raised mounts show balanced and well-proportioned characteristics. Finally, mounts with great prominence have to dominate features that could be overdone or overemphasized.

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The Mount of Saturn

This mount is located at the base of the middle finger. It represents karma, discipline, responsibility, fortitude, integrity, and wisdom.

The Mount of Jupiter

It is located at the base of the middle finger. The mount of Jupiter reveals the connection to the Higher Self. It represents spiritual development, leadership, confidence, and ambition.

The Mount of Appolo (Sun)

This mount is located beneath the ring finger. It represents the inner potential, ability to succeed in life, vitality, happiness, and optimism.

The Mount of Mercury

This mount is located below the pinky finger. It symbolizes networking, communication, social skills, intelligence, resourcefulness, business talent, strategic mind, and adaptability.

The Mount of Luna (Moon)

It is located toward the bottom of the palm on the pinky side. The mount of Luna represents intuition, psychic abilities, empathy, emotions, imagination, and compassion.

The Mount of Venus

This mount is located at the base of the thumb. It represents love, romance, attraction, passion, sensuality, magnetism, pleasure, and sexuality.

The Outer Mars

It represents inner power, courage, and perseverance.

The Plain of Mars

The Plain of Mars is located in the lower center of the palm and is determined by how balanced the Outer and Inner Mars are. It has to do with everyday life and symbolizes temperament and how you handle the most common situations.

The Inner Mars

The Inner Mars is located above the thumb. It represents physical strength and aggression.

Reading The Lines On The Palm

The lines—the folds and creases—on the palms are utilized to create stories and forecast outcomes. By examining a line’s length, depth, and curvature, one might deduce its meaning. As there are no two identical hands, keep in mind that context is everything: keep track of each line’s beginning and ending points, the mounts it crosses, and the intersections of the creases. 

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The Headline

The headline sheds light on our intellectual interests and aspirations and emphasizes how important the mind is in determining our fate. It may also be found in the middle of the palm and shows the lessons we must learn throughout this lifetime. The depth and length of a line indicate the intricacy of a person’s mental endeavors, and the length of the line shows the range of subjects they are interested in.

The Heart Line

The highest horizontal line on the palm, known as the heart line, is located above the headline. This crease, often known as the “love line,” controls everything related to the heart, including relationships, commitment, sexuality, and romance.

The Life Line

Your life line may be found below the headline, showcasing your experiences, vigor, and enthusiasm. The line’s depth denotes the breadth of your experience, while its length illustrates the impact of others on your particular journey.

The Fate Line

Our palms change naturally throughout our lives, but the destiny line changes the most quickly. The fate line often referred to as the line of destiny, is a vertical crease in the palm that indicates the extent to which situations will impact a person’s life outside their control.

The Appolo Line

The Appolo line, also known as the Sun line, is the vertical crease on the palm that extends the furthest toward the pinky side and represents one’s reputation, legacy, and renown. The destiny line and the Appolo line show how and when a person will succeed, but the Appolo line is far more variable in length, depth, and location.

Has this palmistry guide been helpful to you? Keep practicing; the art gets better.

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Abundant Living9 hours ago

Abundance Haircuts In October 2022: Good And Bad Days To Cut Your Hair

Abundance Haircuts is a sutra based on the Tibetan calendar. It reveals the negative consequences of cutting your hair on the bad days and the incredible...

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Spirituality5 days ago

14 Signs of Spiritual Maturity that Indicate Your Spiritual Growth

Spiritual maturity is not a religious concept. It has humanitarian objectives through balanced behaviors of spiritual understanding. Spiritual maturity is a gradual...

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Astrology6 days ago

The September New Moon: Here’s How It Will Affect Us

The moon is waning to a new moon on September 25th at 5:55 p.m. EDT. This is when the Moon is lost...

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Awareness1 week ago

Are You Gaslighting Yourself? 6 Signs You Could Be Unknowingly Doing It

All people ever talk about is being gaslighted by other parties. But do you know you could also unknowingly be...

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Awareness2 weeks ago

Spiritual Empath: 10 Signs You Could Be One

Picture this: Your daughter spends a lot of time away from her peers, preferring to play with her imaginary friend...

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Spirituality2 weeks ago

How to Find Your Spirit Animal & Understand Your True Nature

Are you looking for your spirit animal? Sometimes, you will deeply connect with a specific animal in the animal kingdom....

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Astrology3 weeks ago

Mercury Retrograde In Virgo: How Will It Affect Us?

Starting on September 9th and lasting until October 1st, Mercury’s backward dance in Virgo will introduce an element of uncertainty...

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Astrology3 weeks ago

The September Full Moon: Dealing With a Two-Faced Reality

The full moon rises on Saturday, September 10th. According to Jyotish (Vedic astrology), it occurs in the sign of Aquarius. In...

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Personal Development3 weeks ago

The Common Ego Defense Mechanisms and Their Impact on Self-Growth

We all go through and react differently to conflict and stress at some point in our lives. But, are you...

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Astrology4 weeks ago

Feng Shui Astrology For September 2022: What to Expect This Month?

Feng Shui astrology is based on the Chinese calendar. The dates of the beginning and the end of the months are...

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