Indira Gandhi was called India's Iron Lady by none other than her British counterpart, Margaret Thatcher, who was known as Britain's Iron Lady. The two women bonded when they met, have been compared, and were believed to share some similarities.
These two ladies were quite different though. Almost as dissimilar as their politics. Margaret Thatcher’s hand shows her to be a bold, arrogant, aggressive, and stubborn woman. Indira Gandhi had a similar image, but oddly enough her hand does not bear it out.
Margaret Thatcher has a high-set and dominant Jupiter finger, a pronounced Lower Mars development, slightly bent fingers, a high-set thumb held closely to her palm with a dominant first phalange, long first phalanges of the fingers, a curved heartline, sloping headline and a gap between the head and lifelines.
Check out a hand photograph of Margaret Thatcher here.
Indira Gandhi has none of these hand characteristics. Gandhi has in fact fairly straight fingers (although her little or Mercury finger is slightly bent) with average first phalanges, with the thumb held slightly apart and not as thick as Thatcher’s. Nor is it as high-set. And while Indira Gandhi’s Jupiter finger is a good one, it not dominant. The tips of Gandhi’s fingers are almost all conic (unlike Thatcher’s) and her Heart and Head lines are more or less straight with the Head and Life lines tightly joined.
Here is a hand photograph of Indira Gandhi's.
These signs reveal two distinctly different personalities. Indira Gandhi’s hand tells us that she was at heart a self effacing person, not arrogant, and in fact even demure to some extent although she did not lack self-esteem. Intellectually she was clearly inferior to Thatcher, but what she lacked here she gained in other aspects. She did not have the narcissistic qualities that many successful politicians (including Thatcher) possess. Though aggressive, Gandhi was not overtly so, and nor was she self-centred. Her stubbornness was more of a strong inner strength and determination to over-ride what she perceived as threats and obstacles, and less of willfulness.
What stands out quite starkly on India’s ex-PM’s hand is her idealism and superstitious attitude, something entirely missing on Thatcher’s hand. Thatcher’s ideas would be based more on rational thought and well, that makes sense as she was a thinker. Gandhi was not.
An interesting sign on Indira Gandhi’s hand is the broken Lifeline. Such large over-lapping breaks are believed to show a distinct change in the life of the person at the time of the break. In Gandhi’s case, this is very likely that there was a marked difference between her early (more reclusive) life and later public life.
(Indira Gandhi, India's third PM, was India's Prime Minister for 15 years)
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