Saturday, October 16, 2010

Jacob Zuma's hand analysis

Jacob Zuma’s hands tell us why he became the President of South Africa. He is far more than just a capable man - he is a master strategist and a pragmatist as well. Zuma has his weaknesses, but he is fairly straightforward, with a strong belief in a cause, and a love for his country.

In some ways, Zuma’s hands are very well balanced. Hands and fingers and palm are well shaped, fingertips square and the thumb good. This indicates a person with an overall balance of personality, a broad outlook on life, common sense and leadership qualities. The part of the hand that shows weakness is the

headline. The headline tends to be the most important line on the hand. It is repeated from the lifeline, high on the hand and slightly bow-shaped and slopes down into the Moon mount. The quadrangle (space between the head and heart lines) is slightly narrow, the heartline is curved and does not reach the Jupiter mount, and the Lower Moon and Venus mounts are well developed. The fingertips are squarish, although the Jupiter fingertip is slightly conic. He has a strong Apollo (ring) finger, the second phalanges of his fingers are long, the third phalanges are slightly thick and the Upper Mars mount is also good.

Check out his hand photograph here.

Sensualism and the love of the good life are shown on his hand. However, self-control is limited. There is materialism present and also a strong physical and sensual side to the personality. A person with these signs needs extraordinary willpower to control his/her physical side.

Zuma's imagination and restlessness take the edge away from his material side, to some extent. He has a pragmatic side, but it may not be enough to keep him on even keel. He has a strong belief system that can also keep excesses in check if he is motivated enough. 

It is difficult to say what exactly he believes in, but his beliefs are of a practical nature, not the religious kind. 

Jacob Zuma is a thoughtful man, inclined to plan his moves and is an excellent thinker and strategist. He is an original and independent thinker and will not go with the herd. However, he can take some bold decisions and the downside is that he is not an easy man to convince, especially as he does not see another's point of view easily. This attitude starts to soften as he enters his sixties.

He has an attractive personality, is outgoing, bold and confident, but falls short of possessing real charisma. This is because his Mount of Venus is not wide enough, his heartline not long enough, thumb not long enough. He does not possess the deep love, passion and force of personality that goes into making a person truly charismatic.

Hand Readings of other African leaders: Nelson Mandela's hand reading or Muammar Gaddafi Hand Reading or Idi Amin's hand reveals his lack of reasoning powers or read about the Heads of State of different countries around the world.

(Photo credits:Australian Embassy Jakarta, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons)


  1. a lot international events are being held in RSA..his charisma has a part to play?

  2. Vishesh, I am not sure about that as it depends on the capability of the nation to host the events. But I am sure his charisma works with the ladies! ;)

  3. what does it mean when the line of sun rises from saturn line? than you nita!

  4. Anonymous, the sun line can never rise from the saturn line. If a line rises from the saturn line and goes towards the sun it is a branch of the saturn line going towards the mount of sun and needs to be read in that sense. It is a positive sign on any hand and shows success if the line reaches the mount and runs on it and no other signs contradict this like bars, grilles, crosses or any other personality defect.


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