The more hands I see of politicians the more I realize that politics attracts all kind of people. There isn't any particular talent or personality trait that appears to be necessary to become a politician! All one needs is the ambition to become one!
Narendra Modi, like some other politicians whose hands I have analyzed, appears to be an untypical politician. This is because his finger of Mercury shows that he can be quite
naïve. Sure, he has improved in this department from the time he was a young man (finger has improved on his right active hand when compared to his left passive hand) and he has become more shrewd, probably due to the profession he entered. But inherently he still likes to speak straight, and shoot from the hip. This is more evident in the shape of his thumb. Modi would do better if he was less blunt.
There are two other aspects of his personality that strike one immediately on seeing his hand. One is that Narendra Modi is not particularly a people’s person and secondly, and also that he is extremely ambitious. This is evident not just in the shape of his hand, but also the limited breadth and height of his Mount of Venus and also his Heartline which is not dark at the end (a long heartline is one which ends deeply etched on the Jupiter mount). He does seem to lack some inherent warmth of personality which can reach out to people.
(Added later: This does not mean Narendra Modi is a bad man or is not affectionate, but his hand shows that he is reserved. To explain further, his personality is not one which can reach out by sheer warmth, and that is probably why he has reached out to people by his deeds.)
What do these qualities imply? Is Narendra Modi the kind of person who could have been a conspirator in the violence that took place in Gujarat in 2002? Is he the Merchant of Death as some people have dubbed him? Or has been falsely implicated because of circumstantial evidence and maligned for something which he was unable to control? This question will be answered as you read on.
Enjoys his solitude
His mount of Moon is strong and dominates his hand. This shows that Narendra Modi likes his solitude but he seems to have consciously tried to change this about himself because he is aware that for a politician it is not such a great quality. He seems to have been forced to change in fact, from about the age of 45. This change is evident because his life line shifts a little around this age and gives more space to Venus.
His attempts to reach out to people are evident in the way his life line moves further away from the mount of Venus as he grows into middle age. However it is not easy for him as in his heart of hearts he is not fond of networking and socializing. He likes his solitude, he loves nature.
He does not easily bond with people. One of the reasons for this is that he does not trust people easily, and at times imagines the worst of them. You can say, he has a kind of cynicism about people in his heart. The development of his lower mount of moon and shape of the finger of Saturn show this.
Modi's Mount of Jupiter is developed too and so is his finger and this shows Modi’s ambitious nature. The shape of the finger shows that he likes power more than the average person. He has a dominating nature and he believes that he is superior and born to rule. And he also has the habit of doing things very independently of what other people think. He is used to getting his own way, enjoys being in the centre of things, and can be quite controlling.
This does not mean that he is inflexible however. In fact he can be reasoned with, but it needs certain tactics. There is a method to tackle him, to convince him.
Oddly enough, when it comes to a push and a shove, Modi backs down. I can surmise this from this Upper Mount of Mars, which is not strong enough. This is not necessarily a bad sign as it shows that he can be convinced. The other signs on the hand do not contradict this. He likes to avoid any confrontation which he feels will weaken his position. He is not the person to ever do what Jaswant Singh did, openly defy the party. He has an ego, but it will not lead him to his waterloo.
His thumb shows that he is a natural leader and his leadership is leadership with a purpose as he is a man with a vision. He has strong and purposeful views on now to take his team forward and he has the ability to execute his plans.
Flaws in his leadership
There is a catch here however. Considering that he has average intelligence it is important that he has the right advisors, and that he listen to them. But his arrogance can come in the way, and his impulsiveness can lead him to do things he might regret later.
His plans, which are almost always grand, need to be more carefully thought out as they can at times do more harm than good.
He has good business sense and is street smart. This is clear because in his hand as well as the phalanges of his fingers. He has also a good imagination. He can be at times extravagant for his own pleasures, but these are not vices. He can become too serious about life sometimes and get into a brooding mood. He has a tendency to wallow in self pity at times. He can become very critical of those around him.
But now let’s get down to the real question:
Is he capable of committing genocide?
From his hands it is evident that he is not an evil man or even a bad man. In fact he has a lot of good in him. He does think of others (unlike L.K. Advani), specially the good of those he leads. As a politician he does care for his people, although in a distant sort of way. He is not a warm person, but he wants to do good. And he wants to be known for it.
His hands show that there is no way that he could have orchestrated the riots in Gujarat. There is nothing to show that he could derive any pleasure from the killing of innocent people. If anyone had given me this hand and asked me whether the owner of this hand has the capacity to commit a criminal act in his life I would have said a definite No.
But there is a catch. His character has flaws. They are:
He does not think all human beings are equal
He may not always stand up for what he believes is right because of inherent dislike to confrontation
He does not have a broad love for humanity or a deep sensitiveness for people’s sufferings. He can be very kind and helpful, but to those whom he feels are worthy of it.
His ambition and greed for power can cloud his judgment.
He has an average intelligence and can make mistakes in judgment.
He is impulsive and also manipulative.
He is not always logical.
People accuse him of fiddling when Gujarat was burning. None of us know what actually happened, whether Modi was guilty by omission if not by commission, but one thing his hands do reveal – that it is possible that a weakness in his character led him temporarily to turn a blind eye to what was going on. Temporary blindness I would say, not temporary madness. Modi is not the type to be swayed by emotions. If he did not act on the rioters, he did it because of the inherent coldness in his nature, and not because of rage or hatred.
(Narendra Modi's photograph has been given to me by a blogger friend who has taken it out himself)
Check out the readings of other Chief Ministers of India: Mamata Banerjee's hands tell us about her character or Mayawati's hands reveal her personality characteristics or Do Narendra Modi's hands show his complicity in the Gujarat riots of 2002? or Nitish Kumar's Hand Reading
You might also like: Will Pranab Mukherjee make a good President? or Pratibha Patil's hand reading or Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's personality characteristics or Rajiv Gandhi's hands show that he was shy
Or check out the hand readings of the Heads of States from different parts of the world.
Or just check out the label Politicians for the hand analysis of other politicians from India and abroad.