I've experienced some heavy losses this month, including the breakup of a relationship. As I have been working through my emotions, I've noticed the Ring of Solomon becoming more defined on my right hand (example image to the left, from the web).
The Ring of Solomon is named after the biblical King Solomon (above right). It is thought to be a marking of applied wisdom (as opposed to intellectual knowledge). You'll find it on the hands of nurses, psychologists and counsellors - the type of person who sees straight into your heart and doesn't judge you for it.
Earlier this year, I spotted a Ring of Solomon in the otherwise normal hand of a successful businessman. I commented that it was unusual to see a marking of such sensitivity and empathy on his type of hand. His eyes filled with tears as he told me about his son, who had been born with cystic fibrosis. As a result, this man and his wife had devoted much of their their lives to both business and charity work. It was a very moving story.
Palmistry Alert: Do you have a Ring of Solomon under your forefinger? I believe that it's possible to develop one over time through personal development work and humanitarian endeavours. Please note, this is not the only marking for compassion, just one of the more obvious signs. Some websites have different explanations for this marking, but I have gone with the classical palmistry definition.
Image sources: http://www.indianetzone.com/25/the_ring_jupiter_palmistry.htm and http://sherwoodgospeldoctrine.blogspot.com/2010/07/reading-assignment-for-sunday-july-11.html