Monday, February 8, 2010

Pope Benedict XVI's personality as seen from his hands

Pope Benedict XVI is known as a person with strong views, and this aspect of his character leaps out at you from his hands. The colour and texture of the palm, the thumb and its phalanges, the heart line as well as the seeming lack of suppleness of the hands - all point to it. Several signs pointing to the same trait intensifies the strength of the reading.

But what lies behind his strong stand on various issues like abortion and homosexuality? What is the Pope really like? Are his views genuine? Or is he playing to the gallery?

Very likely he is genuinely good. And a reformer of sorts. The values most important to him are
the ideals of righteousness, honour, ethics and religion. Religion taken to the point of belief in the supernatural. This is shown by both his Jupiter and Saturn fingers and their tips. His fingers also show that he is straightforward and direct in his views…he is what he appears to be. He has strong ideals (fingers conic) and he wants to live by them.

Check out a hand photograph of his here.

The length of his fingers reveals that he is fairly quick to think and act and will fearlessly express his views. His thumb tells us that he will do it in no uncertain terms and will do it aggressively. The Pope’s Mars Mounts are strong, which show him to be a soldier (in this case of God) as well as a person who will take a cause to its very limit, to an extreme. It tells us of a person who has a temper if things don’t go his way. People like him hate doing things by halves. They are also eager for action and are impatient for results. The Pope’s strong views, the strong desire for action, his aggressiveness, as well as refusal to compromise (shown by thumb phalanges) makes him a rather formidable person.

He lives in a different world
The development of the first phalanges, particularly that of Saturn, shows Pope Benedict to be a person who likes to study, read, and live in the realm of the mental, in the realm of theory. He is not interested in the commonplace or the mundane, and neither does he like to get into the details. Combine this with an underdeveloped Mount of Venus and you have a person who will live in an ivory tower, and find it difficult to connect with his fellows. Venus is the Mount of warmth and love and does not mean just sexual warmth.

The Pope's hands also have a well developed Lower Moon (as opposed to other Moon Mounts) and this along with the narrow Venus makes it easier for him to hate that which he feels contempt for.

Important lines on his hand and what they signify
The most important line in the Pope's hand is the Life Line, but although it shows that he is blessed with natural health and plenty of energy, his type of personality is often beset with health problems. The second most important line on his hand is the heart line, and it is clear from it that the heart rules. His headline shows a superior intelligence no doubt, but even then he lets his emotions take precedence. Emotions which are primarily concerned with a love for his ideals, and anger towards those whom he considers wrong.

Although the Pope’s fingers are conic, they are not so conic as to make him ineffective. In fact, he has the practical will which gives him the ability to execute well and manage money. However, money by itself means nothing to him. He may enjoy his comforts, but above all comes his faith.

Other qualities
His Mercury finger is very strong, one of the longest I have seen, and it gives him quickness, persuasive powers and the power of eloquence. It also gives him the power to evaluate people, and manipulate them.

If one has to sum up his personality as seen from his hands one can say that he is a person set and determined in his ways, a man who towers above others by the sheer force of his personality, ability, talent and of course, beliefs. The only downside is that in the process he can lose touch with his flock.

Check out the hand analysis of Mother Theresa of Kolkata and read the hand analysis of some Indian gurus/spiritual leaders like Sathya Sai BabaShirdi Sai Baba, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the businessman and guru Ramdev.
Or check out the hand readings of Spiritual leaders from all over the world.


  1. John Paul II was a huge figure in the Christian world...I remember him being elected after John Paul and the hue and cry about it...but after that he hasn't made the NEWS much..heard about his youtube channel etc..seems like a nice person :)

  2. Well, as long as you are Christian he will probably think you are a nice person too! :)


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