Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hand Reading of Barack Obama

Barack Obama is ambidextrous although he writes with his right hand and this makes hand reading a little tricky. In such cases it's best to check both hands. To make things more complicated, Obama's right and left hands are quite different, but as he writes with his left hand I have depended more on the left hand than the right.

A thinker and an intellectual
Barack Obama's hand shows that he is a thinker and a visionary. The top phalanges of his fingers are developed and his fingers are long. And whatever is visible of his Head Line shows that it is good and fine. Plus, his hand has a good texture, showing a refined mind. Combine this with a total lack of animal instincts, and it is clear that only some sort of mental occupation would have been suitable to him.

Check out one of his hand photographs here.

He is analytical and thoughtful, and has an inquiring mind. He has excellent reasoning powers which is confirmed by the length and phalanges of his thumb.The placement of his fingers shows his independence in both thought and action, but not overly so. He has original ideas but often modifies existing ones in creative ways.

The gaps between his lower phalanges and the controlled Mounts show that he likes to pay minimum attention to physical needs like eating and drinking. He will never let his life be adversely affected by his physical needs.

A good guy
The shape of his thumb and Head Line, and the lack of stiffness in his hand show that he is not stubborn. He is in fact an agreeable person, easy to get along with, if a little cold and slightly selfish (long hand, restricted Mount of Venus). His hand shows that in his fiftieth decade he will tend to become more introverted.

He has a broad and liberal outlook on life and is generous and compassionate (shape of quadrangle, the placement of his thumb, and shape of Head Line). He is a man who seeks freedom not just for himself, but also for others.

The elasticity on his hand makes it clear that Obama is energetic, bright and helpful. He is open, can be very frank and is a friendly guy. He even has a callous on his hand which shows that he is a man used to physical exercise (this is not a palmistry indication.)

A good leader and politician
His thumb reveals more. He has leadership qualities and it is leadership with a purpose. He is determined but he has a weakness as he can be a little indecisive. His other weakness as a leader is that his will power is just about average and later will explain this in more detail.

He is not exceptionally adroit or diplomatic but he can handle people as he is a shrewd man. But however shrewd he may be, there is something about him which makes him simple at heart. This may sound contradictory, but Barack Obama is a very complex man.

His little finger, which is not so little, shows he has good powers of expression and good writing skills. And yes he is a magnetic speaker. I guess people will say I already knew it and so let me tell you where I saw this in his hand. His little finger, although low-set is long and moreover the first phalange of his little finger is long as compared to the other two phalanges. In an intellectual and thoughtful hand, as his is, this shows excellent powers of expression. But this is not all. His speaking ability transcends this, and there is something almost magical in his speech, something that makes it original and vigorous and dramatic. This ability of his is shown in the length of his ring finger, plus the length of the first phalange and it’s slightly spatulate tip. The tip is only very slightly spatulate and is not spatulate in his other less used hand, and this means that that this quality has been developed over the years. If this tip had been more spatulate I would have said that Obama would have made a great entertainer/actor. But well, he stops short of being that.

So you might be wondering, is Obama hiding something behind that calm smiling exterior and those seductive words?

Well, yes and no. He is definitely a very smart man with a great personality, although I would not call him brilliant. From what I see of his hand, his Saturn finger, a finger which is the finger of wisdom and balance is short as compared to his other fingers. It is not so short as to make him lack focus or sense of purpose, but it is not long enough to give that strong driving force that a man needs to achieve his plans and ideas. He lacks sustainability in my opinion. The reason for this is a combination of his average will power, slight indecisiveness, lack of a formidable driving force in his personality, a certain coldness of temperament, and also a certain weakness to resist adversity which could become evident in a crises situation. He was born very strong, with a strong ability not to become discouraged, to carry on against all odds, but this trait seems to have weakened (Upper Mount of Mars.)

Not so nice
Obama's Jupiter finger does not indicate a deep pride. He will not risk anything to hurt his public image and could do something against his own conscience if he feels it will help him. But the question is: What wrong could he be tempted to do?

He is very honest, and as I said earlier, money does not attract him. He will never steal, not that American presidents do that! He is also not a sensual person, so he will not get embroiled in murky affairs. He will also not do anything that will hurt human beings, because there is no doubt that he is a good man who wants justice for all. And this is just my is possible that if he does do something that he thinks is wrong, he will do it because he thinks it will be for a good end.

Other traits
It is likely that he is good at sports, better than average.
He has good taste.
He is controlled, and of a calm disposition although he is prone to thinking morbid thoughts.
Although he is cerebral in many ways, making a good living is important to him. He pays attention to practical matters and money making, although the aim of his life is not to make money or become rich.
He is a sensitive man, but more sensitive when his pride his hurt, as in when someone implies that he cannot do something.
He is careful about the future, and likes to plan for it.
He has the necessary sexual passion as is evident from a mount of Venus and Heart Line, but the rest of his hand shows that he is not the loving husband that some women desire. At times he can be distant with loved ones but at the same time extremely devoted to them.

Related Reading: Read about Hillary Clinton, and whether her hands show that she gets along with Barack Obama. Also check out this post: Does Barack Obama deserve the Nobel Peace Prize because of his ideals?
Or check out what the hands say about Heads of States from different parts of the world.
Or read about Sarah Palin

(This post on Barack Obama has also been published on my other blog here.)


  1. Very, very interesting. It would be great if you could do a hand reading of Vladmir Putin, the President of Russia.

  2. I always thought he was a very nice and generous man

  3. Hello. I have done a reading of Putin hands some time ago:

  4. Hello , which book would you recommend if i want to study palmistry , I have a deep interest in it . Thankyou

    1. You can start with Benham, law of scientific hand reading. He is a master. However that is just the beginning because palmistry knowledge has moved on. But Benham gives a good grounding if you have to start. He is very thorough. Once you know the basics, you should read the modern palmists.


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