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I’ve Been Thinking • How about You? Head Lines……

I’ve been thinking. My brain has been working overtime as I formulate our new Success Training Programs – Fire Up Your Inner Entrepreneur.  And, frankly, my head is spinning. It’s spinning because I haven’t honored my 2 head line types (actually 3 – Octopus, Persephone, Simian!).

I caught myself early in this process. It got me thinking about the differences in how we take in, process and put out information. I haven’t shared much about the head lines in your hands so here goes.

Do you take in and process information more intuitively? “I’m a gut thinker. I just have a feeling about this! I got the answer without researching and analyzing”, OR Is your brain laser logical? “I can easily process complex information. I love to solve puzzles. I’m good at analyzing things.”

There are many things we could explore about your thinking apparatus. So let’s have fun with our brain……

Types of Head Lines and how each processes information and communicates to the world

  • Intuitive, gut-based
  • Logical, rational

For another day – more types of head lines and stuff that shows up on a head line:

  • The super cable brain where the head line and heart line merge into one – often called the Simian line
  • The Sydney line
  • Glitches – bubbled, broken, frayed
  • The Solutions Brain
  • The Ruthless Mind
  • And much more …….


Let’s focus. That’s what clean, clear thinking is all about. I’m going to talk to you about 2 brain types – Do you think more intuitively or logically? If your Intuitive head line or Logical head line is long enough, it’s a gift marker. Called the Persephone Head Line and the Octopus Brain.

Persephone, one of the Greek Goddesses, Daughter to Demeter

You have a Persephone head line if it starts under the index finger and curves down as it crosses the palm. If it is long – reaching into the mid or lower zone – into what we call the Moon, then it is your gift of deep intuition to bring to the world.

[Do a search on your own to learn more about why we have named this head line after her.]

Persephone Head Line - Processes information through intuitionHere are 2 examples of a Persephone Head Line: They start under the index finger and swoop way into the The marks of a spiritual teacher - persephone head line and a moon starMoon-the fleshy part of the hand opposite the thumb.

This is the gift of specialty thinking – tending to feel thoughts in the body as well as in the head. A kind of intelligence that exudes intuition, sees things in a holistic ways, has a gut instinct. Interest in the deeper meaning of the human condition, in creative expression, in assisting others who may be in crisis of meaning – think artist, spiritual teacher, life coach, poet, yogi, mystic.

If you own one of these, as long as they can plumb the depths of what it means to be human – from joy to pain and return to help others who are disconnected from their core truth, then you can avoid your own crisis of meaning and bring this gift to the world.

If you get stuck in the muck of crisis or practicing “meaningless commerce” – that is doing work that does not feed your soul, then you may well be in the penalty of the Persephone Head Line – Disenchanted, disconnected from core self, isolated, depressed, feeling lost, stuck in that place of sadness unable to come back from their “hell”. Oh, and feeling stuck in the mud with “DoDo Birds”! You may not trust yourself to find the answers “down there” and lose confidence in your intuition/your creative core/your gut instincts. TRUST is a big word for Persephone types. Ask yourself – Can I dive into the depth and trust I can return with new insight vs. drown and never return?

The Octopus Brain – or super processing

Have one? Check these examples out:

Loves to be challenges mentallyThe Octopus Brain – or as we call it sometimes, the Straight across the palm - Octopus BrainHal 9000 brain from the movie 2001, a Space Odyssey. Hal was a very sophisticated computer. If you have one and it is well nourished this brain wants to consume that which is important, brain-stretching, complex and interesting. Keenly analytical and logical and rational, you have a knack for abstraction/for sharp observation. Great for engineers, numbers folks, problem solvers who gather all the facts and come to a laser clear conclusion. Legacy leaving, systems brain is what you possess. Use it or lose it. 

Like the Octopus, with 8 legs, you can multitask and love learning and taking in info. But what if that octopus brain of yours lack a mouth, lacks mental stimulation, lacks a focus for all the super-processing? Alas! You may experience the penalty. No focus? Doubt. No focus? Analysis Paralysis. No focus? Complicated, tangled webs especially in relationships. You can’t over think your way out of faulty communications. And, finally, lack of focus and stimulation? These brains can get BORED and create problems just to solve them – many times the wrong problems.

Hope you had some fun playing with these ups and downs of the gifted head lines. So much more to explore. Another day …

CONTACT ME, if you would like to spend some time feeding your special way of thinking.

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