I came up in a school of palmistry that didn’t talk about the Mystic Cross at all. Still, it’s hard to study hands and read as much about palmistry and hand analysis as I do and not come across references to this mystical marker.
The more I read about it and the more I looked at my own hands I realized that I do have one of these! In fact, I’ve had it for as long as I’ve been studying hands.
During my certification process we identified it as a marker of change and upheaval in my life occurring in or or around my 41st year. (talking about time lines in hands is another BOOK, much less post, so I won’t get into it right now.)
The above identification made sense. In my 41st year my entire life changed – dramatically. I knew it was coming and it was underway when we made the identification during my certification process. The culmination came later that year, but since I don’t believe in coincidences, I assumed that a cross between a head and heart line, with it’s center point directly below the Saturn (middle) finger would always indicate some sort of massive life change.
(If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that I believe that change is inevitable – neither good or bad – so you might as well lean into it.)
Massive life change isn’t the easiest sort of change to lean into, but boy was it worth it. (hindsight, you know).
Fast forward a few (cough SIX cough) years and suddenly I’m getting more and more questions from curious readers about a Mystic Cross. I wrote the questions off and responded from my belief that this cross more accurately reflected a life-change around the early 40s. (me?! a non-predictive palmist – predicting change at a certain date? I’m still embarrassed!)
But I couldn’t really shake this Mystic Cross mystery so I went back through my library of palmistry tomes and started really digging into the meaning of a Mystic Cross. Most books (and websites you’ll find) simply state it’s an indicator of psychic ability, which is probably why I wrote it off at first – I feel strongly that EVERYONE has psychic ability.
Then I started to meditate on that – what if a Mystic Cross is a type of gift marking? What if a Mystic Cross appeared on your hand to remind you that you got an extra dose of this intuitive/psychic/mystical/alchemical gift in order to go deeply into your purpose and service in the world? What if it showed up when you were NOT using it to it’s fullest advantage and you had a penalty to work through? (oy)
Ahhh, that made sense.
And this new understanding worked in alignment with the life change thing too. While the massive life change I made was not overtly related to stepping into this work – the timing was ‘coincidental’.
Having a Mystic Cross all these years I’m now (FINALLY) rethinking how I am in the world.
I’ve never been one of those believers with a big B. I’m not a person who goes to a psychic already enamored of the wisdom they’ll bestow on me. I’m intrigued by things mystical and other-wordly, but I face them all with a skeptic’s eye and a strong need for authentication. Frankly, I’m the Doubting Thomas of the Psychic World.
Still. I can’t shake the idea that a Mystic Cross shows up to push us into accepting and using in a BIG way our intuitive gifts. It shows up to require us to explore not only what is seen, but what is unseen, and to face the fear of mockery and ostracism that can come along with that particular type of pursuit of answers.
A Mystic Cross to me means more than simply dabbling in the magical arts for giggles and entertainment, it means stepping deeply into the quest for spiritual truth and answers. Finding those answers and making peace with the spiritual, natural and material world is the gift of the Mystic Cross.
Now that I’m coming to terms with it, I’m eager to embrace it (and stop fighting against it) and see how it can help amplify my service in the world.
Do you have a Mystic Cross? What’s been your experience?