Family Drama – How Bad is It?
by Sulabh Jain

One of the areas of or lives that often brings us down the most surrounds problems that we are having with loved ones. Today we’ll have a look at how to tell if someone is struggling with family Drama, who is causing it, and how to tell how bad it will get.

The first thing to consider is that the definition of family means different things to different people. For our purposes, your family involves your parents and your siblings. Spouses and Children have their own unique lines and we won’t be looking into that here. Also, the definition of ‘parents’ and ‘siblings’ also means different things for different people. For our purposes your ‘Father’ will mean the Father figure in your life – that includes Step-Fathers, Adopted Fathers, Grandfathers (if they take and active role in your life, and sometime even Uncles (again provided that they are acting as your father). The same is true of mothers, if you don’t have a mother, then it will refer to the mother figure in your life. Siblings, on the other hand, are a little more complex. They can refer to brothers and sisters, step-siblings, cousins and also very close friends who you think of like a sibling.

The first family member we will look at is the Mother.

Have a look at the top phalange of your Ring Finger (known in palmistry circles are your Sun Finger). This area represents your mother.

Horizontal lines here will tell us of problems that someone is having with their Mother. Vertical lines on the other hand are a sign of a positive relationship with this family member. Any black/brown moles are an indication of struggle with the Mother.

The relationship with ones father is shown on the second phalange of the same finger.

Again, horizontal lines tell us about problems that someone is having with their father, while vertical lines tell us about ‘good stuff’ happening in this relationship. Moles should also be observed as they can show trouble with the persons Father.

The relationship between siblings can be seen from the third phalange of the index finger (known as the Jupiter Finger).

Once again, horizontal lines here tell us about problems in this relationship, while vertical lines tell us about a positive relationship with all of our siblings.

Now if you’re looking at your hand right now, then you’ll probably see a combination of vertical and horizontal lines in each area highlighted above. This is normally, most human relationships are both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ meaning that there is a give and take with each family member that we encounter. But when there is an imbalance, say of horizontal lines outnumbering vertical lines, then we can say clearly that this relationship has far more going against it than going for it.

Lets look at some examples.

Here, we can see a balance of vertical and horizontal lines in this persons 3rd Phalange of the index finger, telling us that this are ‘ok’ with her brothers and sisters. There are however, some strong vertical lines in the ‘mother area’ of the first phalange of the Ring Finger. This tells us that this persons mother has been a tremendous support. The Father area, the second phalange of the same Ring Finger, has a combinations of strong vertical and strong horizontal lines. This tell us that this persons relationship with her father runs between extremes of good and bad. Based on this we can tell this person that when things are difficult with her family, it is usually because of issues with her father, but that things always settle down between them, and also that her mother seems to be the diplomat and support for her.

Here’s another example:

The sibling area here host a lot of vertical lines, so things with this persons brother are excellent. The problem however is that there are horizontal lines in the area for both parents (the two phalanges on the ring finger), in other words this person is having issues with both of his parents. For some context, this hand belongs to a 11 year old child who was sent to boarding school with this twin brother. He harbours resentment towards both of his parents for this, but the move has made him close to his twin.

Sulabh Jain was taught the basics of palmistry by his grandfather when he was 8 years old and has been fascinated by the art ever since. He teaches various systems of palmistry on his YouTube channel (Chariot Palmistry). His published books include ‘The Evolution of Religion: A History of Ancient Egypt and Harrapan India’. He can be contacted for private readings at (02) 9904 9921 or by visiting