We look to a lot of different practices and techniques to see what the universe has in store for us.

Sometimes these things are done in earnest, but sometimes they're just done for novelty value.

While you might know the "usual" channels, there are a couple things you can attempt all on your own, no professional required!

That is...if you trust yourself to get the job done correctly. (Just kidding. It's easy.) Honestly, you might end up trusting yourself more than the dubious folks out there.

The art of palm reading is an ancient one, and today, people don't put much stock in the science.

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But the practice still has its supports, and thousands of years ago, it was believed to be a very accurate predictor of personality and fate.

You really don't need to worry about the specifics. This simple approach is time-tested and pretty much foolproof.

So give it a go. If you can recognize shapes, you're more than halfway there!

In fact, palm-reading is still an easy way to investigate a person and their history, and one quick way to get a read on a person is to examine their hand for a distinct mark.

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If you can spot a letter, you're golden. Take a look, and don't let the zig-zagging numbers give you hard time. It's as simple as reading the alphabet.

All you have to do is look for the "M."

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You probably won't see the letter right away, but don't worry. The lines in your hand make it clear as day when you know what to look for.

Confused? Don't be. The answer is right in the palm of your hand, and it's easy to find.

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Your hand, based on the way it bends, offers up a ton of criss-crossing lines that come as a result of how you use it.

Here's the "M" that your hand may or may not contain. Palms, like fingerprints, are often different, so don't expect yours to be a mirror image.

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Because no two people's body is exactly the same (including their hands), the way lines intersect speak to a lot more than the way your hand bends.

The letter-shape is formed by the intersection of three important lines in palm-reading: the head, the heart, and the life line.

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If you have a well-defined "M," you have natural intuition. But if your intuition was THAT good, you'd probably already know that, right?

They can also be savvy operators with a good business sense.

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There's a battle of the sexes going on, too, as you'll see! Yup, gender plays a role in what's going on in your hand's topography, as well as your body.

Women with this characteristic are known to have stronger intuitions than men and also thought to be very honest.

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Check out the text on the lines above. Your lines might not mirror exactly what's going on here, but if you're in the ballpark, you can tell which line is which.

Score one for the ladies!

These findings tend to run along gender lines. Always have, always will, so don't take it personally!

While many elements of fortune-telling and palm reading are intentionally ambiguous, that's not really the case for the "M" in your hand.

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It's a good thing, and the intersection of those lines means that those virtues are working in concert together. So look hard and hope you find it!

To learn more about the art and science of palm reading, check out this video.

No doubt that the practice has its share of detractors, and even if you count yourself among them, you'll see that it's a fascinating practice, the history of which might interest you.

So...don't keep us in suspense...

What does the future have in store for YOU? The lines might not say it all, but it's as good a place to start as any when looking to the future!