His hand is one of the most powerful ones I have seen, showing a
forceful personality. His developed mounts, deep well-cut lines, strong, curved and high-set Jupiter (index finger) and strong thumb show immense physical and mental energy and a clear purpose in life. He has a broad palm and slightly short fingers. As odd as it may sound, his purpose is not primarily a selfish one, seen by the setting of his thumb. Sure, he craves for power, and it is his driving force, but it's important to remember that he has a humanitarian side to him. He has a mission, a purpose in his leadership.
His Headline and Saturn line show his persistence, perseverance and concentrative ability. His thumb shows his reasoning ability and diplomacy. His head is always in the lead, despite a deep Heartline. This, in addition to his pragmatism, enables him to make hard, even ruthless decisions.
Check out his hand photograph here.
Gaddafi’s Mount of Mercury is well developed, and so is the little finger. This shows mental and physical agility, confirmed by the strength of all his lines and Mount of Venus. He is also fairly intuitive, and very clever indeed when it comes to handling people. His shrewdness, persuasiveness and manipulative ability is the strongest aspect of his character. He can put on an act easily, and fool people.
However, despite these qualities and a well-shaped Headline, Gaddafi cannot be considered intelligent in the true sense of the word. His hand is too fleshy and his fingers too thick to give him clarity of thinking. Also, the shape of his fingers betrays a love of physical comforts and an overpowering desire to lord it, be in the limelight and control others.
And all of Gaddafi's Mars Mounts are developed, giving him excessive aggressiveness and resistance as well. Perhaps this, and the development of the lower part of his hand gives a clue to the streak of violence in his character. He is not discouraged easily, he is a fighter. Mental strength by itself is a good character trait, but for someone like Gaddafi who likes power, it is usually counter-productive. If Gaddafi’s schemes fall flat (he is a perennial schemer and planner) he is the kind who will dig his heels in. The stubbornness is enhanced and confirmed by his thumb, its shape and its phalanges. Arrogance and vanity are also shown on his hand.
In a nutshell, Gaddafi is a smart man with some good ideas and compassion for others, but he is not a strategist and thinker. Besides, he is loath to take advice from others. Perhaps if he had been born and nurtured in a country with democratic traditions, his inherent despotic and aggressive nature could have softened and he would have made a decent leader.
Hand Readings of other African leaders: Nelson Mandela's hand reading or Idi Amin's hand reveals his lack of reasoning powers or Kim Jong-il's hand reading or Jacob Zuma's hand analysis or the hand anaylis of Hitler.
Or read about the Heads of State of different countries around the world.