Girdle of Venus is situated above the heart line, forming a complete or
fragmented ring below the Saturn and Apollo fingers. This line
frequently causes confusion to the inexperienced eye as it can appear
in many forms.
Sometimes the Girdle forms a complete ring around the base of the fingers.
the Girdle is fragmented so that many small striations appear above the
heart line, appearing as horizontal lines crossing the mounts. To add
to the confusion the line or lines may be completely straight and not
form a semicircle
Girdle of Venus does not appear in every hand, but when seen, no matter
which form it takes, it acts as a blockage and obstacle to the energy
running up the palm, particularly from the Saturn and Apollo lines. As
the energy hits the barrier caused by the Girdle, it overflows into the
rest of the palm, resulting in higher sensitivity and nervousness.
Frequently the Girdle appears in hands which are already of a nervous
or delicate types where the lines are already many in number and
delicate in appearance.
as a sister line to the heart line, it is concerned with the emotions
and affections. Obviously when nervousness and heightened sensitivity
are added to heart felt emotion the person becomes highly strung and
over sensitive to such an extent that every casual remark or criticism
is taken to heart. Imagined slights affect the individual deeply
causing depression, suffering and brooding. Thus a vicious circle is
set up where every emotion is distorted and twisted and every sadness
the Girdle is extremely fragmented and broken, these feelings are
intensified so that the person may attempt to escape such overwhelming
emotions and nervousness. In his confused state, searching for the
nearest escape route, he may latch onto alcohol or drugs to ease his
Girdle of Venus found in an already delicately marked hand creates
nervous excitability and intensified emotions. When the Girdle is
extremely broken and fragmented so that many horizontal lines cross the
top of the palm below the Saturn and Apollo fingers, the delicate
nature suffers to a great extent. This person can become a sufferer of
nervous depression and ill health and is often unhappy and discontent
with life. Unfortunately people with this formation often need some
kind of help or counselling in order to overcome their highly over
sensitive emotions, particularly if they are not to succumb to the
escapism found in drugs.
years ago, traditional palmistry associated the Girdle of Venus with
sex, lust and general debauchery. In those days, love was a free
licence to sex and so any line relating to love and the emotions
automatically implicated the act of sexual relations. Of course,
attitudes have changed considerably since then and palmists no longer
associate debauchery with the Girdle of Venus. Many palmists, having
read the traditional interpretation of the Girdle and then, seeing it
in the palm and perhaps a little unsure of it’s implication, have
implied to their clients that they may be lustful and over sexed! This
interpretation is rather inaccurate, although the Girdle is in fact
still thought to have some connection with heightened sexual feelings.
What the Girdle does indicate is that the person has a heightened
awareness of feelings, emotions and sensitivity and that obviously
includes sexual relations. But it is important to remember to always
look for other signs in the hand for similar implications. For
instance, if the Girdle features in a hand which features a pale,
undeveloped Venus mount with a life line hugging the mount closely, it
is highly unlikely that the Girdle will refer to the physical aspect of
sex. Such a a person will not have a high sex drive ensuring that sex
is not too high on their list of priorities! However, if the Girdle
features in a hand which has other features of a high sex drive, such
as high colour with prominent Venus or Mars mounts, the chances of the
Girdle relating to heightened sexual relations and awareness is high.
in the hand is it more important to relate the line to the personality
rather than trying to relate the personality to the line!