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We are continuing our discussion on the quadrangle. Sometimes referred to as “the landing strip of the angels,” it is a significant indicator of mental and emotional harmony. It takes effort to develop a balance between these two inseparable aspects of our nature—the heart, indicating our feeling, and the head, our reason. If the head line overpowers the heart line, we may rationalize our feelings. If the heart line overpowers the head line, we may be emotionally biased when we make decisions. However, when we achieve a balance between our reason and feeling, neither one pulls the other out of alignment. In the peace and serenity created through this equilibrium, we become open to receive heavenly blessings and support. This assistance may come from friends and acquaintances or through visionary dreams.
The Importance of the Distance Between the Lines
Whether in nature or spirit, everything in the universe is polarized. From the macro universe, through the solar system, to us as individuals right down to the very smallest sub-atomic particle, all things have the positive and negative energies of a magnet. And, like any magnet, our universe—and everything within it—has a central neutral zone that is neither positive nor negative, but rather, like the original “source point” or center, is magnetic-less. No matter how many times a magnet is split in half, it retains its opposite poles, and also its neutral center.
The same electromagnetic dynamics found throughout the universe are also found in the hands. We are all human magnets. We attract or repel people and circumstances into and out of our lives. In the context of the quadrangle, the heart line is positive (+), the head line is the negative (-) force, and the space between the heart and head lines is considered neutral. As a magnetic field becomes discernible when two magnets are slowly brought together, the strength of the field can be increased or decreased by narrowing or widening the gap between them.
In addition to the length and the strength of the heart and head lines, the distance between them also determines the degree to which the quadrangle is balanced. A certain amount of tension—neither too much nor too little—between the head and heart is necessary to create synergy. The space created between the head and heart lines, wherein neither line pushes or pulls the other out of its natural placement, creates an ideal “landing strip for the angels.”
Lines that are too close together forming a narrow quadrangle indicate that we are unable to make use of our intuition, as we are often tense, worried and high-strung. Meditation and yoga are beneficial as they help us to relax and open up to support.
Too wide a quadrangle indicates that the magnetic effect between the lines is diminished. A wide quadrangle shows that we lack concentration and discernment. We appear lost or out-of-focus. The development of a Saturn line, denoting a focus on our purpose, would help us direct the energy of our overly wide quadrangle. It would indicate that we are able to channel our emotional and intellectual energies more constructively.
The Effects of a Balanced Quadrangle
In Eastern metaphysics, there are two currents called pingla and ida that circulate in our spine: one is hot and the other cold. They are represented by the heart line and the head line respectively. When they come together, a third current in the spine, called the sushumna, is activated. The blending of these warm and cool currents produces a balanced quadrangle. They meet in the sushumna creating a condition that, like Goldilocks’ porridge, is “just right.” On a physical level, this condition is experienced as a healthy body temperature of 37º Celsius, which is felt as neither hot nor cold.
In the quadrangle, this neutral, balanced condition signifies a healthy spiritual state of being. It is shown by free-flowing energy between the heart and head, and emotional and physical ease. We feel free from distracting circumstances and are able to both think objectively and feel lovingly. Furthermore, within this calm interior environment, the ground is prepared for greater wisdom and receptivity.
A balanced quadrangle denotes reliability and maturity. There is a conscious awareness that life has a purpose, and that we have something useful to contribute to humanity. When passions overrule reason or logic subdues emotions, satisfying relationships are unlikely to flourish. Balance in the quadrangle indicates that we are ready for unconditional love: we are open to receiving love but do not demand it. When the mind is quiet and the heart is still, we can enter into that sushumna state of inner peace. It is a state of loving — with ourselves, with friends, with lovers and with God.
Is your quadrangle balanced? As you know, the lines can change. Contact me and I can help you balance your heart and head line energies. I will also show you how to use the MagPen which a lot of my clients are getting back to me with their success stories. And remember to look at both hands. That will be the topic of my next blog.
The quadrangle, sometimes referred to as “the landing strip of the angels,” is a significant indicator of mental and emotional harmony. It is made up of the head and heart lines, representing the two sides of our nature. While the heart line relates to feelings and the potential for unconditional love and devotion, the head line relates to reason, indicating the mind behind our emotions in terms of our diverse emotional reactions to circumstances.
Ideally, the heart and head lines are equal in length and not touching, as any joining or overlapping indicates a short circuit similar to that in electricity. Generally, these lines have a slight tendency towards an hour-glass shape, with the distance between them neither too narrow nor too wide. Also, given that the heart and head lines are balanced with each other, the quadrangle they form will be positioned neither too high, nor too low in the hand.
[Fig. 1 Balanced Quadrangle]
A long heart line denotes a generous capacity for love, both giving and receiving. However, an imbalanced quadrangle created by a short head line ending in the center of the palm can challenge our pursuit of steadfast and committed loving relationships. This formation of the quadrangle indicates a shortsighted perception of reality as circumscribed by personal priorities. We can feel ambiguous. At times we may be open, sensitive and emotionally attuned – qualities indicated by a long heart. At other times, however, we may be brusque and matter-of-fact – characteristics of a short head line that can override the more open and spontaneous emotional nature associated with that of the heart. By focusing on others’ happiness and well being before that of our own, our head line will begin to extend. As a result, we will begin to feel less insecure, and preoccupied with the everyday concerns of what we might lose - or not gain -which up to now, has only made us tense. Besides, studies have shown that giving to others, even when we were short of cash, stimulated our “happy hormone” — serotonin — and people felt happier as a result.
[Fig. 2 Long heart line, short head line]
A long head line indicates that our mind is receptive to exploring new ideas. As the head line extends to the zone of Mars positive, we become fired up with passion to accomplish. However, the mind needs the empathy of the heart in order to inspire the collaboration of others. Then we can realize success boosted by the feeling that others are “rooting” for us. A heart line that is shorter than the head line indicates that we need to develop greater sensitivity, otherwise we may rationalize and justify our actions, with little consideration for others.
[Fig. 3 Long head line, short heart line]
Once we achieve a balance between our reason and feeling, neither one pulls the other out of alignment. In the peace and serenity created through balancing these two aspects of ourselves, we become receptive to “angel visits” in the form of good friends, wise teachers, visionary dreams, intuition and sound advice.
I have been working with Ghanshyam Singh Birla, the Center’s founder, teaching and counselling many individuals since 1985. Over the years, I have seen many who are making an effort to harmonize these two aspects of themselves. According to Hast Jyotish, (the Sanskrit term for palmistry), 90 days are required for inner change to be reflected in the hand. To help accelerate this change, I created a 90-day journal, River of Life, to be used in conjunction with my coaching program. This 90-day journal helps keep in mind the changes you are working towards. It can help inspire and motivate you towards developing your lines of heart and head. You can see for yourself, day by day, life getting better.