Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Martin Scorsese – complex and brilliant

Taxi Driver was a classic
What did I expect to see from Martin Scorsese’s hands? I know that he is a brilliant movie director famous for dark themes and action films. I naturally expected creative brilliance and a dark imagination. His hands did not disappoint. 

He has a squarish hand with short fingers, and three of these are decidedly conic, maybe even a little pointed – the Mercury (little) and Jupiter (index) fingers and the thumb. Scorsese has slightly thick fingers with pronounced third phalanges, shortish second phalanges, and a long, slim, first phalange of Apollo on a prominent finger. He has a long, supple thumb with a long will (first) phalange. He has a fairly long, slightly curved heartline reaching the Jupiter mount and a medium length, slightly sloping headline which is likely forked. The most prominent mounts on his hands are the Moon, Jupiter, Venus and the Mercury mounts. That’s a lot of mounts to be well developed. The first phalange of his Apollo finger is long. 

You can check out his hand photos here and here.

It’s all there. His creative brilliance is clearly etched on his hand and it’s not only seen in one place. The headline, the curve of the moon mount and his Apollo finger all point to it. But creativity of the genius kind is not a characteristic that can stand alone like an island,

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Shiv Nadar's hands show a clear headed thinker

The most striking aspect about Shiv Nadar’s hands is his dark, deeply etched lines. There aren't too many of lines either. Also significant are his long Apollo (ring) and Mercury (little) fingers. Other hand features include a broad palm, well-developed mounts of Moon, Lower Mars, Jupiter and Venus and good first and second phalanges of the fingers. The thumb is a good length and the first and second phalanges are balanced. There is a good balance between the length of the fingers and the palm as well.

Shiv Nadar’s heart and head lines do not appear to be very long although they seem to have lighter extensions. Without seeing these clearly, it is difficult to draw conclusions about this. Nadar's headline is considerably tied to the lifeline. The Sun/Apollo line is not as prominent as the main lines, busting the myth that

Sunday, March 28, 2021

The hands of Elon Musk

Elon Musk’s hands were not a surprise but it never fails to amaze me when a hand fits well into what is already known about the person. Yes, sometimes, hidden personality traits are brought up by the hand. Maybe that’s the case here too, at least to some extent, but largely this hand fits him. It’s a typical hand of a true inventor. However, his emotional self (as revealed by the hand) is not typical. There is a tendency to stereotype inventors as perhaps not people-oriented or with not so great social skills. Elon Musk is

Friday, March 5, 2021

The shy Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria ruled the UK and Ireland for 63 years, from 1838 to 1901. She was a notable monarch not only because of her long reign but also because plenty of changes took place in the country during her time – industrial, political and scientific. She also had the title of the Empress of India. 

It was a pleasant surprise to find a bronze sculpture of her hands on the internet. This hand reading is based on this sculpture on the assumption that it is more or less accurate. You can check out the bronze sculpture here.

Not too many features of the hand are visible, just the major lines and the phalanges and to some extent the length of the fingers and thumb. She had long first phalanges, and a thumb of decent length with a good first (will) phalange and possibly a short Jupiter (index) finger. The headline is sloping and the curve is a balanced one. The heartline is straight and not too long and also without a fork. On the left hand, the heartline is different, more wavy, curvy. The head and lifelines are close together at the start. The lifeline, however, starts to move outwards pretty early.

Overall, the lines seem clear and dark and the Jupiter and Venus mounts are developed. She must have had other minor lines on her hand as well but the sculpture has not captured it. It is a good guess however that

Thursday, February 4, 2021

The Hands of Dictators!

Is there such a thing as a typical dictator’s hand? There certainly isn’t a typical engineer’s hand or a doctor’s hand. Hands don't reveal professions because all kinds of people populate a particular profession. There isn’t even a typical criminal’s hand because there are different types of crimes.

But when it comes to dictators’ hands, the more I read them, the more I am inclined to think that dictators share some personality traits. Managers have different styles of managing but a dictator has just one style – authoritarian. I have read several hands of authoritarian leaders on this website, like that of Gaddafi, Morsi, Idi Amin, Hitler and Kim il-jong. So, what is similar about their hands? 

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

HH Sheikh Hamdan is the Crown Prince of Dubai and is popularly known as Fazza.

Reading hands of royalty is fascinating as the environment tends to change them, resulting in some differences in their left and right hands. The active hand (the one with which one writes) shows the current active personality while the other hand shows the subconscious or inherited qualities. 

Royals usually lead a life of luxury and don’t need to earn their living and this can change who they are. That is just one aspect of it. The second aspect is that royals generally get adulation from their people, more so if they are attractive, well-turned-out and active in social projects. Thus their primary motivation is different from that of the average person. 

In the case of Sheikh Hamdan al Maktoum, the crown prince of Dubai, the right and left hands do differ. In his case, his left hand is the active hand and thus his right hand will show the inherited or subconscious qualities. Unfortunately, there are few photos of his left hand on the web. Therefore this reading will be a limited one. 

You can check out a photo of his hands here.

His hand shape is excellent to begin with. A large hand, broad palm, long shapely fingers with distinct knots at the back of his hands and slightly raised pads on the tips of his fingers, of both hands. On his right, inactive hand, his headline is very high, narrowing the quadrangle and his index finger is a little bent. The heartline is either broken or short, difficult to say which. What is clear however is that it's sloping a little downwards, towards the headline, narrowing the space between the head and heart lines. On the left, active hand, however, the heartline is curving up and it's the headline sloping a little downwards. There is no doubt that the lines on his left, active hand are more normal, showing a balanced personality. 

The first and second phalanges of his fingers are good and the third phalanges are limited in length and thickness. 

Oddly enough, Fazza inherited a distant type of personality, and also a very sensitive and possibly a more difficult one. Inherited qualities are mostly seen in the teen years. As an adult, his hands show a loving, generous soul with a less materialistic approach to life. It also shows someone who gets along better with people and is able to see their point of view. The diffidence and sensitivity that he inherited is still with him to some extent although it could possibly decrease as he grows older. He would still be the kind of person who would get into the details and be particular about small things.  

He is not a romantic or romantically idealistic sort and never was. He is more giving today, and can be demonstrative, spontaneous and energetic but not always practical. His current self is more comfortable with emotional confrontation that what he was born with. He has developed a kind of diplomacy and ability to talk adroitly to get himself out of sticky situations which is not seen on his inherited hand. 

His hand shows physical discipline and control but possibly health issues in the latter half of his life.

Related Reading: Hand Readings of Prince Charles, the Crown Prince of England, Imran Khan, the PM of Pakistan, Paris Hilton, someone born into wealth and fame who carved out her own path.

(Photo credit: World Economic Forum, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)

Friday, October 23, 2020

Joe Biden the democrat and statesman

Joe Biden has the hands of a statesman. He has a largish hand, pronounced first and second knots on his fingers and long, fine lines along-with a low-set thumb held a little apart. His fingers, though short rather than long, are not too short. His fingers are straight, except for the Jupiter (index) finger and the thumb is a balanced one with a slightly waisted second phalange. The mounts of Venus and Moon are most developed but the mounts of Jupiter and Lower Mars good too. 

The size of the hand matters. It is the size and shape of the hand within which the actual lines are to be interpreted. When the hand is large (relative to the body) it shows a thinking person. The developed knots add to the thoughtfulness. One cannot help but compare Joe Biden’s hand to Donald Trump’s hand which is supposedly small. People with small hands tend to be more emotional and tend not to analyse or think too much. People with small hands do not make great leaders. 

A large hand by itself does not automatically mean that the person is

Friday, September 18, 2020

Arnab Goswami – what lies behind his television persona?

Arnab Goswami has made a name for himself with a flamboyant type of journalism, heading/owning as he does two of the most popular channels in India, of the Republic stable. There are critics galore but then there are devoted fans too. 

One wonders what makes the man who he is. Shouting and being rude is a part and parcel of his grandiose television persona and at times the “debates” get so heated as to sound almost deranged. Some feel that Arnab is not altogether sane…well, his hands tell us otherwise! 

The shape of his hand is normal, in the sense that he has a rectangular palm and medium length fingers, tapering at the end. All of his lines – the head, heart and life – are well etched, although the heartline with its large fork dominates. The headline is clearly separated from the lifeline and is very high. Not only does it start high (at the base of the mount of Jupiter) it keeps going higher (not so common at all) and remains in this high position till around the time it reaches the ring finger. This narrows the space between the head and heart lines. It’s not too dissimilar on the left, passive hand. The Fate or Saturn line, though deep at the start,

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Kamala Harris – the woman with a future

Kamala Harris is a rising star on the American political horizon. Will she be good for America as a Vice-President, assuming that she and Joe Biden win? What kind of a human being is she? Her hands give us a general idea.

She has large hands and a rectangular palm. Both the Venus and Moon mounts are developed. The fingers are mostly straight and normally set, except for the Mercury (pinky) finger which seems a little lowset. The second phalanges of the fingers are prominent but the first phalanges are not short, they are okay. The third phalanges are a good length and not too thick. The will phalange (first phalange of the thumb) is long, but not thick and the logic phalange (second phalange of the thumb) is slim. The Lower Mars mount is not very developed; Upper Mars is stronger.

These are positive hand features, showing a person who has her head on her shoulders, with the ability to resist adversity and someone who

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput - his suicide and his hand

Sushant Singh Rajput snapped at the promotions of 'M.S. Dhoni - The Untold Story' (cropped)

Sushant Singh Rajput's* suicide caught everyone by surprise. Celebrities killing themselves in the early days of stardom is rare but people killing themselves in modern times is not so rare. Pressures are high in several professions, particularly in the acting field. You are only as good as your last film!

What was it that led Sushant to take this extreme step? It is common knowledge that he had difficulties in his career. Did he imagine that he would never fulfil his ambitions?

His hand shows that he had the capability to reach the top. His sensitivity, creativity and talent are more than evident on his hand. Was his temperament not suited to the cutthroat, parochial world of Bollywood?

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The hands of a handcuffed man...

There are hundreds of hand readings of famous people on this site and a few on palmistry as well. Some of the hand analyses are of notorious people like that of the serial killer Ted Bundy or this unnamed terrorist. Criminals hands make a fascinating study although the hands cannot show whether a person will commit a crime in the future or even whether has done so in the past. The hand shows personality characteristics, not actual actions.

But one cannot discount the fact that the hand shows up weaknesses of personality,  giving us hints about a person’s actions, criminal or not. 

Prints of criminals are not available freely and a quick of check of some hand-cuffed people on the internet was disappointing. A lot of these are “stock” photos so we cannot confirm that they belong to criminals. Even if genuine, some handcuffed people could have been handcuffed for minor reasons. Despite these reservations, after studying a few of these photos, my conclusions are that many of these hands aren’t “good” in the normal sense. They do not have the best lines. One of these hands stood out and this is the hand being analysed here. It belongs to an unknown handcuffed man. Whether or not he has committed a crime I cannot say, but his hand shows the proclivity. 

These hands were selected as both the right and left hands have poor lines and therefore we can disregard (for the sake of study) the differences between the person’s active and passive hands.

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.