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Academics Weekly Assignment — December 5th, 2021

Welcome to the Academics weekly assignment for the week of December 5th, 2021! These weekly assignments will give our Professors the ability to showcase some of their lesson ideas here on the website. Each assignment will be posted for a week, in which everyone will be able to read about the topic and respond to the assignment prompt. This week's assignment is "Divination - Palmistry,” created by Hannah (Bertnana).

The assignment is as follows:
  • Palmistry, or palm-reading, is an ancient form of divination. Although its exact origin is unknown, experts suggest it began in India around 5000 years ago. In short, palmistry analyzes the physical features of hands in order to predict the future of a person. These physical features include the shape of the hand and the lines on the palm. The shape reveals the person’s personality, whereas the lines predict their life in the future. Furthermore, when palm-reading, it matters which hand you look at. Most prefer to look at their dominant hand, or the hand you use the most, because it represents your life now and in the future. However, your non-dominant hand represents your life in the past.

Hand Shapes

  • In total, there are four shapes of hands, and each is associated with one of the four elements: water, fire, earth, and air.
  • Water hands are identified through their narrow appearance, as they have long fingers and palms. Those with water hands tend to be sensitive, creative, and in touch with their intuition.
  • Long palms, short fingers, and defined creases on the palms are considered to be fire hands. Individuals with these hands are ambitious and confident in themselves.
  • To recognize earth hands, look for squared palms and short fingers. Earth-handed people are known to be logical, reliable, and well-balanced.
  • Lastly, air hands have squared palms, long fingers, and a boney appearance. People who have them are analytical and easily distracted, mainly because of their curiosity.

Palm Lines

  • On the palm of your hands, you’ll see that there are many creases, varying with different curves, lengths, and depths. These are called lines, and there are three specific ones that are important to observe when palm-reading.
  • Located near the top of the palm, this line is known as the heart line. It deals with all aspects of the heart, such as romances and friendships; essentially, all relationships you have with others. If this line has more depth, love will have a significant role in your life. The length of the heart line determines how long relationships, particularly romances, will last. If the line has breaks (splits into more lines), it could suggest having multiple lovers.
  • The head line, located underneath the heart line at the center of the palm, reflects the way you think and approach the world. A clear, straight head line signifies a logical, complex approach; meanwhile, a curved line signifies a creative, open-minded approach.
  • Located underneath the head line, the life line doesn’t determine how long you live, but rather how you live. With the length of the life line, a short line means you’ll be independent during your life, and a long line means you’ll rely on others. Additionally, the more depth the line has, the more rewarding your life will be.

Look at your dominant hand, then analyze the physical features to reveal your personality and what will happen in your future. Which hand shape do you have, and does it accurately represent your personality? Then, describe the curve, length, and depth of your three main palm lines. What do they predict will happen in your future?

Please make sure to write at least 5 full sentences to get AC for this assignment! Your assignment must be entirely written by you, and may not be plagiarized (including copying anything from online sources, books, or movie plots) in any way. Assignments must follow all PotterworldMC rules, which can be found here; assignments that do not follow all PotterworldMC rules will be subject to punishment. If your assignment does not meet the requirements, you will be unable to redo your assignment for this week. Assignments are due at 12am PST on Sunday, December 12th, 2021. You may submit as soon as you would like, but any assignments submitted after that time will not receive grades. You may receive up to 20 ACs for your submission. House points will not be awarded to any submissions. If you have any questions, please reach out to a Jr. Professor, Sr. Professor, Academics Advisor, or Head of Academics on Discord.

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