Balasaheb Thackeray has some very good qualities, as revealed by his hand. He has genuine ideals and beliefs. He is high-minded, righteous, and is an honorable man. He has ethics and strong beliefs, and is religious. He always had these qualities. It's probably these very traits which drew people to him. He has the ability to inspire people, and it is likely that over the years he developed leadership qualities. He was not born a strong leader, as is evident fromthe comparison of both his hands.
The right hand shows his current state of mind and Thackeray’s right thumb shows highly developed leadership qualities - the ability to lead and control others. This is not evident in his left hand. Not just that, both the thumb phalanges are balanced, a desirable trait in a true leader. Such people have the ability to see another point of view and listen to others, a trait confirmed by the shape of the quadrangle. Thackeray may not have been born a leader, but he became one.
Bal Thackeray is a known right winger and the shape of his hand bears this out. His inability to see issues objectively is seen on his hand. His restricted world view affects not just his work life, but personal life as well. Such people will also see family issues in a narrow and selfish way. They want their way, and constantly manipulate others, as can be seen from the shape of the Jupiter finger.
Such people have a tendency to be touchy, particularly about small things. They are easily hurt, and do not forget wounds. They are suspicious and hypocritical. As a result they are the type of people who do not usually make close friends. They can be pretty mean too. In addition, Thackeray has a poor Mount of Venus, showing a lack of sympathy for people in general, and this in combination with a developed Lower Mount of Moon shows a person who will think the worst of people, and attribute some ulterior motives to them.
The thumb bears out his lack of trust in people and reluctance to confide in them.
His Apollo finger tells us that fame and status matter to him greatly, but money doesn’t mean as much. This is clear from the phalanges of his Jupiter and Mercury fingers…honor is important to him above anything else. And this includes honour from being honoured. That is why status symbols matter to him so much.
He is a fighter - all his Mars Mounts are developed. He is the kind who will dig in his heels and fight to the last. It is not surprising that Thackeray has expressed his admiration for Hitler. He has been quoted as saying that he has some things in common with him. I have not analysed Hitler's hand but I can confidently say that Thackeray does have a few personality traits in common with Hitler, if one goes by what is known about Hitler. Strong leadership, fighting qualities, aggression, and a very strong, unwavering and idealistic belief in a cause. I am sure Hitler was insane, but thankfully Bal Thackeray is not.
Overall, Thackeray’s hand shows good as well as bad. As he has a strong will with which he can control others he cannot blame his actions on anyone else.
(Bal Thackeray is the founder and chief of the Shiv Sena, a right wing political party based in Maharashtra. The small black and white photograph published here is from his website.)
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