The history of Palmistry originated in India, and later moved on to China, Egypt, and ancient Greece, gathering many different variations. In a book named “Physiognomy & Palmistry”, Pythagoras, the ancient Greek mathematician, traces the history of palmistry back to 497 B.C. The right palm is normally used for line-readings. Unlike your zodiac sign, which you’re born with, the lines on your palm aren’t fixed from birth. Chiromancy or 'cheiromancy', is the art of characterization and foretelling the future through the study of the palm, also known as palmistry, palm-reading, chirology or hand analysis. The practice is found all over the world, with numerous cultural variations. Those who practice chiromancy are generally called palmists, palm readers, hand readers, or chirologists.