Interestingly, there have been significant changes in his personality over the years. This usually means that the person has changed the course of his own destiny and carved out his/her own path. This usually happens either because of circumstances and/or because the person has made a conscious effort to change himself. Baba Ramdev's desire for fame alongwith a slight selfishness was always present in his character (Apollo finger, shape of hand) but a facet of his personality that has developed
slightly is his business acumen. It was always there, but it has been enhanced, shown by the changes in the Apollo and Mercury phalanges (the right hand of a right handed person reveals the current personality and the left the inherited qualities or the past). Check out a hand photo of his here.
Ramdevji honed a talent to perfection and then made money out of it. In the process his basic personality underwent a transformation. Even the Swami's intelligence increased over the years, shown by the change in the headline on the right hand. This is a rare sign in any hand. You will find people who let their inherited intelligence and talent rust, but in Baba Ramdev’s case it is just the opposite. An achievement indeed, made possible due to inherent ambition.
Whether or not he would have achieved his ambition of becoming a great yogi if he had not developed marketing and business abilities one cannot say.
There have been other changes in his personality. He learnt to keep his own counsel (thumb, lack of suppleness of hand). He was an open person earlier. People who bare their heart to others are usually trusted more. Openness however is not a quality that sits well with a person with material ambitions.
He was also born with a lack of interest in physical comforts, something that can lead to the development of a person with an ascetic bent of mind (third phalanges, texture of hand, size of mounts). Asceticism in Hinduism has been associated with being a true sage. This quality was not developed by Ramdev, although it is important to mention that even today his desires for the physical comforts of life are less than that of the average person.
Baba Ramdev was born with strong and intense ideals but these have been diluted. (comparisons of two Jupiter fingers). This is confirmed by the headline. In any average person a small amount of idealism heavily dosed with practicality is an excellent sign as it helps him/her make money and live happily in the material and practical world. In a Swami one is not sure if materialism over idealism is a desirable trait.
His current head line gives us an explanation as to why some of his intrinsic values changed. While the line shows intelligence, it does not show steadiness of ideas. It shows instead a person who will change his stance towards important issues after a lapse of time, however rigid he may seem at that point. It is as if his inner core is not solid.
One of his drawbacks (lack of suppleness of hand, hand texture, strong Saturn) is that he has some traditional and old fashioned ideas and tends to be conservative.
The shape of his hand shows that he is a thoughtful man, likes to go into detail, and at times could miss the wood for the trees.
He will be particular about how people speak and behave. He is sensitive and careful with the way he spends money.
A good man
All this does not mean that the Swami is a bad person. On the contrary, he is a good man, upright and talented. He has not just business acumen, but also an extraordinary/brilliant talent/skill which he has developed by the dint of his own merit and hard work. What has aided him in his success is his superior ability to express himself in beautiful mental pictures (the Sun finger as well as the development of his Mercury and Moon). He imagination is an asset to him.
The development of his Mount of Venus is good, and shows the love he has to give. This is more than just compassion for humanity. It is a love that reaches out to all and sundry, to individuals, and this in combination with other signs, tells us of his charisma. However, often, he tends to rely on his heart rather his brain.
Swami Ramdev calls himself "His Holiness Swami Ramdevji Maharaj" but whether he deserves that title or not is not for me to say. All that his hands show is that he is a talented and savvy businessman who has love to give to people.
Related Reading: Hands of other gurus/spiritual leaders like Sathya Sai Baba, Shirdi Sai Baba, and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and also see the comparisons of the newer lot of swamis with the older ones.