The more hands I see of politicians the more I realize that politics attracts all kind of people. There isn't any particular talent or personality trait that appears to be necessary to become a politician! All one needs is the ambition to become one!
Narendra Modi, like some other politicians whose hands I have analyzed, appears to be an untypical politician. Shrewdness is not an intrinsic quality, for example.
The major features of his hand are
the strong Moon mount and Lower Mars as also Jupiter and Mercury, as opposed to a weak Upper Mars. He also has a long palm, fingers which are medium length and also slightly bent with conical, rounded tips and a strong thumb which is not very slim or waisted. The finger of Mercury (pinky or little finger) is a little short and low-set as well. The Venus mount on his hand is limited and the heartline is more or less straight and not very long. The lines are well etched, however, although the headline is not wavy, it seems broken. The lifeline, although it hugs Venus, tends to go outwards mid palm.
He is not as shrewd as he should be and at times that he can be quite
naïve, seeing things in black and white. Sure, there is an improvement if one compares the passive (inherited or past) and active (current) hands. He has become more shrewd, probably due to the profession he stepped into. But inherently he still likes to speak straight and shoot from the hip. Modi would do better if he was less blunt, more diplomatic.
Check out hand photographs of Modi's hands here and here.
There are two other aspects of his personality that strike one immediately on seeing his hand. One is that Narendra Modi is not particularly a people’s person and secondly, and also that he is extremely ambitious and likes the limelight. This is probably what motivated him to enter politics. He is controlling as well but he is not stubborn. His hand shows that he lacks some inherent warmth of personality, which is what would prevent people from being drawn to him.
(Added later: This does not mean Narendra Modi is a bad man or is not affectionate, but his hand shows that he is reserved. To explain further, his personality is not one which can reach out by sheer warmth, and that is probably why he has tried to reach out to people by his deeds.)
What do these qualities imply? Is Narendra Modi the kind of person who could have been a conspirator in the violence that took place in Gujarat in 2002? Is he the Merchant of Death as some people have dubbed him? Or has been falsely implicated because of circumstantial evidence and maligned for something which he was unable to control? This question will be answered as you read on.
Narendra Modi likes his solitude but as he grows into middle age and beyond, networking improves. This change could not have come naturally to him because inherently he likes his solitude. He does not easily bond with people. One of the reasons for this is that he does not trust people easily, and at times imagines the worst of them. You can say, he has a kind of cynicism about people in his heart.
Modi is ambitious, has an ego, and likes power more than the average person. And he also likes to get his own way and enjoys being in the centre of things. These are qualities which are typical of a politician. However, as he is not stubborn, he can be persuaded and his reasoning powers are good.
Oddly enough, when it comes to a push and a shove, Modi backs down. This is not necessarily a bad sign as it shows that he can be convinced. He likes to avoid confrontation although he may not always be right in his judgement. He is not the person to ever do what Jaswant Singh did – openly defy the party. He has an ego, but that is not what can lead him to his Waterloo.
He is a natural leader because he is a strong person who can be quite ruthless if he wants to be. He is secretive and idealistic.
There is a catch here, however. Considering the average intelligence shown on his hand and possibly some changeability of thinking, his advisors will make all the difference to him. Arrogance can become a hurdle and this is what he needs to watch out for.
Modi's hand shows that has excellent business sense and is street smart. He has a strong serious and cynical side which can make him moody and also there is a tendency to brood, perhaps wallow in self-pity at times. He can become very critical of those around him.
But now let’s get down to the real question:
Is he capable of committing genocide?
From his hands, it is evident that he is not an evil man or even a bad man, even he has a slightly cynical view of humanity. He is not selfish and is in fact, idealistic. He wants to do good even if he wants to be known for it.
His hands show that there is no way that he could have orchestrated the riots in Gujarat. His hand is not that of a bigot or an extremist. A violent nature is not shown. There is nothing to show that he could derive any pleasure from the killing of innocent people. If anyone had given me this hand and asked me whether the owner of this hand has the capacity to commit a criminal act in his life I would have said a definite No. Perhaps his only flaw could be a kind of indifference. He has this ability to detach himself. And he may not always stand up to what he believes in. The ambition and impressionability shown on his hand can cloud his judgment.
People accuse him of fiddling when Gujarat was burning. None of us knows what actually happened, whether Modi was guilty by omission if not by commission, but one thing his hands do reveal – that it is possible that a weakness of character led him temporarily to turn a blind eye to what was going on. Temporary blindness I would say, but not temporary madness. If he did not act on the rioters, he did it because of the inherent distancing... and not because of rage or hatred.
(Narendra Modi's photograph has been given to me by a blogger friend who has clicked it himself)
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Or check out the hand readings of the Heads of States from different parts of the world.
Or just check out the label Politicians for the hand analysis of other politicians from India and abroad.