The importance of freckles

Freckle
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Over the years, I’ve come to realize that each palmist has their own special fascination in the hands.

Don’t get me wrong, we all find hands, palms and fingers endlessly fascinating, I’ve yet to meet a professional palmist who refuses to learn more or who thinks it’s time to stop learning.  Yet, we all have the thing that really floats our boat and makes our toes tingle.

For me, it’s freckles and their sister markings – scars and callouses.

Before I even learned to read hands I was aware of a freckle that appeared on what I now know is the Mount of Jupiter of my left hand.  When it appeared I was endlessly curious – I’m not a freckly gal and up til that point I was sure that freckles came about as a pigmentation doo-hicky related to sun and fair skin.  (My family is full of fair-skinned Irish peeps, so I’ve seen my share of freckles!).

Yet I had never seen a freckle on the palm of someone’s hand.

At first someone told me it was a birthmark.

I wasn’t buying that explanation, I knew it wasn’t there throughout my life, it had appeared sometime in my 30s.  I can’t say for sure when it appeared or if it appeared “over night” or over time.  But it was there and it was definitely a dark brown spot sitting atop my Jupiter mount.

About the time that I decided to learn to read hands that freckle had begun to fade and a new one was forming  (and is still there) sitting just below the beginning of my heart line, actually tagged by a “dangling anger” from the heart line.  It’s big and it’s brown and it’s there just to ensure that I never lose sight of my life lesson.

In the five years since I learned to read hands I’ve come a long way in terms of accepting the gift that my life lesson brings to me.  It doesn’t mean that I love the way I can fall into that pit and writhe around when I’m hiding out, but I do understand that every time I take ownership of my lesson and get real about my own trust, surrender and intimacy questions (i.e., trusting the divine, trusting myself and trusting those closest to me), things start to “ease up” around me doing what comes easiest and most natural for me (in other words, I get to step into my purpose in a bigger way.)

The challenge of course is that your lesson can really hit when you’re down.  It sometimes feels like I’m being kicked in the gut after falling down a flight of stairs.  In that particular moment, I’d be lying if I told you, “Oh, it’s okay, I’m fine, it’s just my life lesson having a little tussle!  I’ll be up and at em in no time.”

So that freckle, sitting there below my pinky stares at me every morning when I wake up and check out my hands.  Yes, before I put on my glasses, grab my phone or even kick off the covers, I put my hands in front of my eyes and focus on what’s happening, what’s changed and what’s important.  We all have our little rituals, it shouldn’t be a shock that a palmist would check out her hands to jump-start her day, right?

That freckle represents all the work that I’m doing to tell my truth, to walk my talk and to stand up for my own voice.  That freckle reminds me that no matter how awful or scary my life story seems at the moment — it’s just an illusion.  And that the only way out is through.  I can’t hide.  I can’t stay in bed and I can’t lie.  I have to come clean and tell my story.

Whether it’s a conversation with a friend or family member, a story to you, or an admission to an authority figure, the truth has to come out for me to surrender to the path.

I’m stubborn, so that freckle is hanging on — although, thankfully, fading.  I’m getting it though.  Every day that I walk my talk, my purpose becomes more accessible.  My purpose is helping you shine and that, although hard to hang a hat on in terms of “profitably” is what I have to trust.  I have to trust that it will all work out.  That most trite of expressions is often the calling card I use for myself when my lesson is kicking my arse.

So, love your lesson.

Do all freckles represent our lessons?  No.

Sometimes they’re little badges of honor – or memory markers for important milestones in our lives.  But most often they seem to show up in me and my clients, to remind us of our strengths and challenges and to encourage us to keep moving, to keep trusting to keep living bigger than we think possible.

What about you? Have any freckles on the palm side of your hand?  Tell me about them in the comments!

29 thoughts on “The importance of freckles

  • November 6, 2010 at 5:13 am
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    left apollo — innovation, moreso than creativity. i know, two sides of a similar coin but still, it's the nuance. to me innovation is also about performing/producing/winning for ME as opposed to the audience….hmmmm.

    I'd say it's a reminder that if you're not making you happy with your work, start over and focus on you.
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  • January 6, 2011 at 4:45 pm
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    Hi, I was so happy to see this because a freckle recently appeared right on the beginning of my heart line (right hand) and I was wondering if it had any significance.

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    • January 6, 2011 at 4:59 pm
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      it absolutely does Alex. The question is, how does it relate to everything else in your hand? to your purpose, your school and your lesson? And what type of heart line do you have (strong and silent? philosopher? Diva? Nurturer?) and what are all the other lines doing? It's all interconnected, but yes, everything has meaning. specifically for you!
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  • February 15, 2011 at 8:46 pm
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    I have always been curious in palmisty. This is a bit of the topic I have noticed something in my hand and my girlfriend/fiance hand which is scaring the krap out of me i have an indication of separation or death of my partner and she has a short clear marriage line with no horizontal line cutting the marriage line. Her life line is solid but there are breaks in her fate line. I am afraid to lose her i would rather die in her place. I dont want to scare her with all this so i have not told her anything about her marking and what they mean. I would rather have her separate from me than lose her to death GOD FORBID.

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    • February 21, 2011 at 8:20 am
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      Nikki – you're mixing up what I do with predictive palmistry. In my work I believe that everyone has a responsibility for their decisions and the outcome of their life. We're not simply little puppets in a boat randomly heading downstream to a painful end. I don't believe in a God/Spirit/Universe that operates that way. However, you are encouraged to continue your journey using your heart, your head, your spirit and your body and see where you end up after thoughtful and determined direction. BTW, you have no control over the "destiny" or life of someone — even/especially someone you hold dear. However, you do have the responsibility to live your life in a positive and heart-centered direction.

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  • April 8, 2011 at 5:31 am
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    I have a three freckles all located on my left hand. The first one has been there ever since I could remember and is located (from what I've read up on google) on the mount of Jupiter just a centimeter below the index finger. The second appeared later on i think during my early 20s. Then most recently (I've just turned 30) I noticed a new freckle on my ring finger. Can you tell me the significance of these frekles?

    Also my fiancé on his right hand has the same freckles (with the exception of the one on the ring finger) in almost the same positions. Does it also have a meaning? And What are the chances? I would love to know your thoughts.

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    • April 8, 2011 at 6:22 am
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      Hey Jay. Thanks for writing.
      The index finger is indeed Jupiter – -so that first freckle is all about power/leadership/vision. Usually it's a reminder to own your power and stop giving it away.
      you don't identify where the 2nd freckle is other than your left hand so I can't comment on that.
      the newest freckle on your ring/apollo finger is about your creativity and ability to claim the spotlight – -don't let fear of rejection get you down! (without knowing where on Apollo it is, it's hard to get more specific)

      The meanings would be the same for your fiance. Again, location is prime information when it comes to precise meaning — as well as the way the freckles interplay with everything else in each hand (lines, size, shape, depth, width, gift markings, life purpose) so it's possible that a) you have similar freckles because you are both here to work out similar lessons and learn similar skills in this life time — therefore you could make excellent support for one another or "get in each others' faces" if you're not being compassionate (especially with the freckle/reminder on Jupiter).

      I find that we attract people to ourselves in all capacities who are here to help us learn and grow – both as friends and challengers. So good to know you've found a partner who can grow with you if you are both aware of your responsibilities to learn your own lessons without forcing the other to do the same.

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  • April 8, 2011 at 9:34 pm
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    I have a three freckles all located on my left hand. The first one has been there ever since I could remember and is located (from what I've read up on google) on the mount of Jupiter just a centimeter below the index finger. The second appeared later on i think during my early 20s. Then most recently (I've just turned 30) I noticed a new freckle on my ring finger. Can you tell me the significance of these frekles?
    Also my fiancé on his right hand has the same freckles (with the exception of the one on the ring finger) in almost the same positions. Does it also have a meaning? And What are the chances? I would love to know your thoughts.

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  • June 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm
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    I have a lot of freckles but I've never had any on the palms of my hands… A new freckle appeared on the palm of my right hand this year… about an inch under my index finger… No one has been able to explain it to me… Do you have any ideas? Thanks !

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  • June 8, 2011 at 7:44 am
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    Stephanie — you don't say if your right hand is your dominant or non-dominant hand but I'm going to assume it's your dominant hand (as that's the case with the majority of the population – even though a higher percentage of my readers are lefties!)

    Jupiter (your index finger) is all about power, passions, visions, leadership and even bullying, bossiness and resentment when you don't get to set the agenda. (There are lots of variations of EVERYTHING in the hands, so from a practical standpoint take this information as a general guideline rather than a complete description of what's happening in your life right now).

    You also don't mention WHO hasn't been able to explain this meaning to you — palmists? friends? Doctors?

    Anyway, a freckle in the general area you describe likely is a marker about your ability to lead — usually it shows up when you are NOT taking control of your life — you may be in a job that makes you feel less than competent, in a relationship where you don't get a say, or in a transition where you feel completely out of control.

    As you gain clarity on your vision and then take specific steps to make your vision real — the freckle will likely start to fade — this could be a number of years or a number of weeks depending on your determination.

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  • January 7, 2012 at 1:20 am
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    Hello, I like your article. I've just recently looked into palmistry, and what it's all about. So I've been looking at my right palm today and I noticed that I have a dark brown freckle on my head line that's noticeable several feet away( it's been there since I could remember). It's right where I believe a fork begins, because there's a line that connects to my love line that swoops down towards the left, into my head line and passed it. I hope I haven't lost you, but if you could tell me what it means, it would be greatly appreciated. I am a young man in my early twenties if that helps.

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    • September 6, 2012 at 6:56 am
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      As I so often share, it's impossible to accurately DEFINE something on the hand based on a description alone. So my first question is – what do YOUR instincts tell you about this?

      You don't say if you are right or left hand dominant…

      You also indicate you 'believe' a fork begins — but aren't sure….

      the line that you describe (between heart and head) sounds to me a bit like a "board of director's" line…you can get yourself caught up between what your heart wants and what your head wants — you might freeze up in fear of making a "bad" decision. How about rethinking those situations — there are NO bad decisions.

      I suspect that's what your freckle is about too!

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  • September 5, 2012 at 6:08 pm
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    I have a freckle on my right palm. It is exactly between my life line and my heart line. It is very light in color.

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    • September 6, 2012 at 6:52 am
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      Thanks for sharing a little bit about yourself Elle! i look forward to learning more!

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  • October 3, 2012 at 9:46 pm
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    Hi Peggie – I love your website! I just stumbled across it, when searching for the meaning of freckles on the hand that suddenly appear.

    I am right hand dominant, and a freckle appeared directly in the middle of my head line (well almost in the middle slightly towards the left of the middle). My head line doesn't arch, – it's pretty strait with a slight downward bend.

    It begins almost on the front of my hand and criss crosses with my life line. It ends between my pinky and ring finger and then branches in a delicate but long branch extending to the middle of my pinky.

    The freckle appeared about 8 years ago and is now fading. I'm 30.

    Not sure if any of that matters, but I wanted to give you as much detail as possible.
    Just curious about it, I'm deeply spiritual and usually view the glass half full.

    Any insight would be appreciate.

    Thank you!

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    • October 4, 2012 at 7:18 am
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      Rose! thanks for coming by the website and looking around! a freckle on your headline would indicate questions about how you're processing information. For instance, when this freckle appeared, were you in a phase in life where either you would "just wing it" or the opposite, "overthink everything"?

      The question becomes – how did that serve/not serve you? what happened as a result of that?

      Our headlines are all about how we think (and frankly, how we WISH others would think) and process information. So any marker on that line would be a reminder to use your head, but not get mired down in overthinking (or underthinking) at a certain point you must recognize you have the wisdom inside and make forward motion!

      🙂

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  • November 14, 2012 at 1:09 am
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    hello there, please can you help me identify the meaning of the recently appearing freckle on my right hand which is dominant, the freckle appeared about 12 months or so ago, maybe less, its almost at the end of the finger about a centremeter down from the tip and slightly to the left!
    also i have noticed latley that my fingers seem like they have more lines on them especially my little and ring finger, just little long lines, almost looks like my fingers have ages recently!

    any light you can shed or any pointing in the right direction to learn more about this recently developed freckle, i am intrigued to know more of what it stands for!
    thanks in advance
    Samantha

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    • November 18, 2012 at 9:30 am
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      you don't mention which finger.
      your lines, shape and other things on your hands will change throughout your life, Sam. It's wonderful that you're taking notice. Working with a certified hand analyst (or studying with one to become certified yourself) is a wonderful way to understand what these changes mean for you.

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  • January 11, 2013 at 11:30 pm
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    Sorry for the double post, but I just noticed on the opposite side of that hand there is a light larger freckle directly in the center of my hand exactly in the the same position.. Any wisdom you have to offer would be great. Thanks so much!

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    • January 12, 2013 at 9:29 am
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      Amber – thanks again for sharing. I'm more than happy to provide a personal hand review for both of your hands if that's what you'd like!

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  • May 7, 2014 at 1:34 pm
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    I have three (possibly 4 now) freckles on my left hand that make an equilateral triangle when my fingers are spread. The first is on my palm, centered 2 inches south of the skin connecting my middle and ring fingers. The second is on my pinkie finger, slightly to the right side near the base. The third is on my middle finger on the far right side between the base and the first knuckle. Now a 4th seems to have appeared in my middle finger below my finger print and right above the crease where the last joint is.

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    • May 15, 2014 at 8:22 pm
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      Ohhh. Sounds really cool. Pinkies are about: communication, healing, sex, intimacy, surrender, trust, brainstorming, storytelling; Middle fingers are about: safety, security, money, rules, patience, value, time, agriculture, guilt, worth; and without seeing the actual spot for the lowest freckle it’s hard to assign it meaning.

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  • June 13, 2014 at 3:55 am
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    Hello, I have been searching for a meaning- so glad I found your page! My youngest daughter is just over a year and while I was pregnant with her a freckle appeared on my right palm right above the heart line, like it is just sitting there dangling it’s feet. lol. it is straight down from the inside edge of my pinky, between the pinky and ring finger. The other one is on my left hand- I cant remember when I got it, but my husband says it was with my first child. It is on my left pinky itself, on the outside edge, just below the half point line of the middle section of the finger. Any ideas would be lovely! 🙂

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    • June 14, 2014 at 10:40 am
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      Hi Leigh!

      Your pinkies are all about intimacy, trust, communication, healing and surrender. Freckles in this area are reminders to elevate these elements to the forefront of your life. Having children is a definite invitation to create deeper intimacy in all areas of your life and to surrender your beliefs about how things “should” be, right?!

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      • June 25, 2014 at 6:12 pm
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        The one on my left pinky disappeared right after I sent this…weird >.< BUT the one on my right hand is not ON my pinky, but on the palm, same meaning?

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        • July 1, 2014 at 6:57 pm
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          Depending on WHERE on the palm it is – is where the meaning can be found. If you subscribe to the newsletter (use the form on the right, it’s free) you’ll get to receive a free mini-reading — and we can get to the bottom of this freckle stuff!

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  • January 20, 2017 at 2:56 pm
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    Hi I have a freckle on and slightly off my heart line below my Apollo finger its not big but it is dark I also have a big scar in the centre on the palm of my hand that I can describe looks like Italy on a map. any thoughts?

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    • January 20, 2017 at 8:53 pm
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      Well Jenika – the smart ass in me wanted to respond, “yup, I have thoughts” because I’m in a cheeky mood tonight. I’d say anything in/around the Apollo zone is a nudge to remember your creativity. Without seeing it in relation to the whole of both your hands that’s the best I’ve got. More importantly than what the scar looks like – is what it came from. Sounds like at the time of the injury you were in a major transition and probably feeling mighty blue. Here’s hoping you forgive yourself and anyone else involved in that trying time in your life. You can let it go and learn from it as soon as you desire.

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