Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Your hand shows you up to be whom you really think you are

Your hand reveals your true self –  not who you actually are but whom you think you are. In plain speak, it outlines your opinion of yourself – what you think of yourself deep down, at the bottom of your heart, maybe even in your subconscious. The hand does not provide an objective evaluation of an individual and nor is hand analysis about what you and I think of a particular person. Such evaluations emerge from outside of the person whose hand is being studied, and therefore, will not be shown on the hand.

Our hand shape and lines are formed by connections to the brain, our own brain. Like I have explained in this post:
Image by VSRao 
... Hundreds of nerves connect our brain to our body parts, including the hands. Why our conscious and unconscious thoughts are transmitted via the brain on to the palm is like asking why is it that we have ten fingers and ten toes. This is how our body is designed. Each body part has a function, sometimes multiple functions. The hand shape and palmar surface give us clues about ourselves and we can decipher them if we try."

That's why an outside/objective view of a person is likely to be different from what the person's hand shows.

This can be understood better if one takes racism as an example. From the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries slavery was rampant in North America and slave owners did not think they were doing anything wrong. Slavery was not considered immoral at the time. Therefore, an average slave owner’s hand would not have shown him to be a cruel or an immoral man, certainly not in the early days of slavery. It could in fact actually show him to be kind and compassionate if he treated his slaves well, better than the norm. Everything is relative, and most humans do take upon the societal standards of right and wrong as a reference point to measure their own behaviour.  

This also applies to other barbaric customs of the past.  It depends on the society the person comes from, his community values. If the person genuinely believes that he is doing the right thing even while committing a violent act, then his hand will not show him to be evil. Of course, such people are rare in the 21st century, because communication networks and the internet have connected people all over the world and most people are well aware of how the rest of the world functions. It has become easier to measure our own behaviour by the universal standards of right and wrong.

Another example is that of humanitarians. The hands of all those who donate to charity and do all the right, philanthropic things do not necessarily show generosity and unselfishness. A few could have a selfish motive and may know it at some level. Or maybe they have double standards. A beatific face for the public, and a selfish one in their personal lives. These people's hands will not show them to be humanitarians or good, loving people, however charitable their outside face is. Such hands will likely show hypocrisy and dishonesty. We may repeat something a hundred times but however hard we try to convince ourselves and others, it is not so easy to fool the subconscious mind. 

Image by John Hain

Another example is that of the hands of corrupt people. If people genuinely believe that taking their “hafta” is their right, their hands will not show dishonesty. Yes, there are a few people like this today too, despite bribery being looked down in society nowadays. We may brand such people as those without conscience because they show no guilt. They have justified their behaviour to themselves. Perhaps they tell themselves that they are badly paid. Or believe that they have been terribly wronged in some manner, by the system. Or they might believe that every sensible person around is doing it, even while pretending not to. They are those non-thinking, hardened stalwarts of corruption who have got so used to the comforts of the extra income, they don’t even want to consider that they are doing wrong. However, the majority of corrupt people do feel some guilt and if they feel even a sliver of it, their dishonesty will be revealed by their hands. 

The hand of Oscar Pistorius is interesting in this context. He is a convicted murderer but his hands do not show him to be a bad man. Another example is that of the hands of Xi, the Chinese Premier. His hands do not show him to be a nasty man. In fact, his hand shows him to be a man with ideals and compassion. This is who he sincerely believes he is: a leader doing his best for his people. The way the Chinese society is shaped and the very nature of their political system ensures that Xi Jinping's view of himself might be difficult to change. Or take Trump. He too has a very high opinion of himself.

However, if one takes the hands of Adolf Hitler, his hand shows his evil. He may have loved Germany but he didn't love all Germans. There was never any precedence for what he did. Hitler thought up the evil all by himself. He planned the mass murders in a calculated manner and executed his plan ruthlessly. 

This doesn’t usually work in reverse. Those who are good usually know they are so, People whose behaviour and actions are exemplary, those who set very high ethical standards for themselves, higher than the societal standards, know it. The hands of such people will usually show idealism and integrity. Often, these hands will also show sensitivity and compassion. They can also show pride and arrogance if such a person feels that he/she is superior to others. 

Two people with equal integrity could have hands which do not show this trait in equal measure. If a person with very high standards of ethics slips up once or twice, he may think he is not that honest. A person who is more forgiving of himself/herself will believe in his/her total honesty. 

(Photos used in this post are free to use from Pixabay)

Friday, May 29, 2020

Jared Leto – a sensitive, generous soul

A few photos of Jared Leto’s hands on the net are quite clear, of both his hands. One doesn’t normally find such photos of famous people so freely available, but when they are, it’s an incentive to study the hand. Even the shape of the hand is distinctly visible – the broadish palm, slightly short fingers, slim, squarish at the tips and curved, except for the Mercury or the little finger, which is straight. The mounts of Moon and Venus are developed well and the first and third phalanges are long. Overall, the hand is good, in the sense that there aren’t too many lines cluttering up the palm, and the fingers are more or less balanced with each other as is the palm balanced with the length of the fingers.
Jared Leto as the Joker in Suicide Squad

What struck me immediately is the difference between Jared’s left (passive) hand and the right (active) hand. Three of the main lines, the Heart, the Head and Fate or Saturn line are markedly different on both hands. The lifeline is the only major line which seems similar on both hands. 

Friday, May 1, 2020

Uddhav Thackeray – practical rather than idealistic

The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Uddhav Thackeray calling on the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on February 21, 2020 (Uddhav Thackeray) (cropped)Uddhav Thackeray* has long hands, in particular, a long palm, and in comparison, the fingers are short with rounded tips. The first phalanges are long, and the second phalanges are average. However, his head and heart lines appear to be balanced with each other and straightish (one can never be absolutely sure of the lines with the kind of photos one has to work with). His Apollo (ring) finger is dominant and the Jupiter finger a little low-set. Both the Saturn (middle) and Jupiter (index) fingers are a little bent. The mounts of Lower Mars, Moon and Venus are the most developed mounts on the hand.

All these signs point to an enthusiastic individual, impatient at times, and certainly, quite action and goal-oriented, although with an intellectual and theoretical approach to problems. What saves him from becoming too theoretical

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The hand reading of Xi Jinping, the Chinese President

Xi Jinping 2019China’s powerful President, Xi Jinping, has been criticized, particularly after the way in which China handled the Covid19 crises. But the President's hands show that he is a compassionate leader, with a great love for his people.

His hands have developed mounts of Moon, Venus and Mars, particular Lower Mars. The hand, squarish with a broad palm and short fingers appears to be stiff. The fingers, on the shorter side, are straight, have short middle phalanges, good first phalanges and developed third phalanges. Tips are conic, more so on of the Jupiter and Mercury fingers. The ring (Apollo) finger is a little too long and it’s possible that the index (Jupiter) finger is a little short. The heartline dominates, it’s dark, curved (which makes it long) but does not reach the Jupiter mount. The headline is straight and fine, though lighter than the heartline and not too long.

These hand features tell us about a person who is down-to-earth and for whom

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Why is Novak Djokovic less popular than Federer and Nadal?

Novak Djokovic Wimbledon 2017When one looks at any hand, a couple of things usually stick out and in the case of Novak Djokovic, it's his shrewdness and the edgy, defiant quality to his personality. If one compares his hands to other tennis greats, Roger Federer for example, Federer’s hands reveal an inner vulnerability of character and a cool intellectualism with a touch of cynicism. When it comes to Rafael Nadal, it’s his cleverness, agility and immense generosity of spirit that stands out.

Coming back to Djokovic's hands, they have broad, heavy palms and short fingers and well developed Venus, Lower Mars and Moon. His Saturn (middle) finger is a little shorter than normal and both the Jupiter (Index) and Mercury (pinky) fingers are bent. First phalanges of Mercury and Apollo (ring) fingers are good and the thumb is good, with a normal balance of the first and second phalanges and it is likely slightly low-set. The fingertips are rounded and the headline starts a little high and then slopes down across the palm. There is a gap between the life and headlines on the right, active hand but none can be seen on the left, passive hand. There are other differences between the passive and active hand. The Girdle of Venus is well marked on his passive hand but in most photographs of the right hand, it's missing, which means there must be a fainter version on the right hand. The heartline is longer on the passive hand, the life and headlines are joined and the Moon mount is not developed. That's a lot of differences!

What do such differences between the two hands usually mean?

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Was Nawaz Sharif a great Prime Minister?

Nawaz Sharif became the Prime Minister of Pakistan three times. People loved him but how right was he for Pakistan?

If one had to estimate the profession of Nawaz Sharif from his hand, a man who was born into a business family and became the PM thrice, it would be difficult to say that he was either a businessman or a politician, leave alone a head of state. Yes, his hand shows that he is a good man, but was he prime ministerial material?

His hand, with its broad fingers, a broad, fleshy palm has

Friday, January 17, 2020

Why Sonam Kapoor did not make it to the top in Bollywood

Out of the 19-20 movies that Sonam Kapoor has been in, only about 4-5 have been hits, according to Box Office India. She is not considered a super successful actor. She didn't make it to the A-list. But her hands show that she has the ability, the talent.

Does this mean that Sonam is an underrated actor? If this is so, what went wrong? Why did she not climb to the pinnacle that she rightly should have? Read on and you will find out why. Her hands give us some of the answers.

Sonam has long fingers, including a long thumb and a particularly long Mercury (little) finger, all with tapering tips and long second and third phalanges and average first phalanges. The second phalange of the thumb is broad and there is a gap between the head and lifelines at the start. The Moon mount is developed. The palm is longish and the heartline is curved, going in-between her first two fingers. The headline is wavy and darker and higher in the beginning. On the left passive hand (Sonam is right-handed) her heartline and headline are both straightish.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Bikram Choudhury: yogi or baddie?

Bikram Choudhury
This yoga guru, an American citizen of Indian origin, has been accused of megalomania, sexual harassment, rape, and abusive behaviour. Is this evident on his hand? Can the hand tell us the inside story?

Bikram Choudhury has a fleshy hand with well-developed mounts of Venus and Moon, a broad palm and shortish fingers. His hand shape would fall into the “practical” hand type. His fingers are more or less straight except for the Jupiter (index) finger. The first phalanges are developed but so are the third, particularly those of Jupiter and Mercury. The lines of his palm

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Adele is sensitive and emotional by nature

Adele 2016
Adele, the talented British singer-songwriter, made a name for herself at a young age. She is known as a compassionate and idealistic person.

This is not contradicted by her hands. The skin of Adele’s palms seems soft. The ridges of her hand are refined and the lines fine. The mounts are developed though not excessively. The mount of Upper Mars is underdeveloped. The fingers, evenly set, are a good length, neither short not long and have conic tips. The thumb is long with a long will phalange but not thick. The palm is a broad one but neither too broad not too long.

From the point of view of palmistry, there is a good balance if one examines just the shape of her hand and fingers. Evenly set, straight fingers are not as common

Sunday, November 10, 2019

The hands of Joaquin Phoenix the Joker

The world is talking about Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker – a blockbuster. The actor is much written about, as much for his controversial statements (pranks?) as for his extraordinary talent. Some have said he doesn’t like fame but that’s not really true. Joaquin Phoenix's hands may not show him to be money-minded, but he thrives on the limelight.

His hand is a good size, with shortish fingers and a long palm. There are some distinctive features on the hand. For one thing, the Apollo (ring) finger is long and the little finger, although of a decent length, is clearly low-set, and the Jupiter (index) finger a little short. The second phalanges are shortish but the first and third phalanges are long. The mounts on his hand are developed with the moon (especially Upper Moon) and Venus mounts well developed. The actor has a good thumb with a normal balance of the first and second phalanges. The lines on the palm are clear enough, with a short girdle of Venus and a Simian line on the right, active hand.

These signs portray a versatile and creative personality, possibly a little over the top. Being a showman

Monday, October 28, 2019

Chow Yun Fat's hand reading

Chow Yun Fat for wikiChow Yun Fat is known to be down-to-earth, humble, charitable and a person who likes the simple things of life.

Most of this is confirmed by his hand, but not all of it. There is nothing on his hand that suggests a philanthropic temperament but yet he has planned to donate his fortune to charity. His hand will give us some answers.

He has a long, fleshy palm with a slightly high-set thumb held a little close to his hand and shortish conic fingers which are more or less straight. The first phalanges are long, particularly that of the Apollo (ring) finger. The second phalanges are all short and the third phalanges seem normal. The lines on his hand are

Friday, October 11, 2019

Saif Ali Khan: Does he deserve his success?

It’s a little tricky to read a hand when nothing stands out. This does not mean that
there is nothing on the hand which is out of the ordinary. It’s just that when one sees photos online, one cannot see the details. But as I have had several requests to read Saif Ali Khan’s hands, one recently, I decided to give it a go.

Saif Ali Khan has normal-sized hands, perhaps a little larger than normal, a broad palm, slightly thick fingers, developed mounts of Venus, Moon and Jupiter, fingers of a good length including the thumb. The third phalanges are developed, except for the Apollo finger. The headline, though straight at the start, slopes into the moon mount. The heartline looks short but actually,