Saturday, January 6, 2018

The hands of M.I.A Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam

MIA Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam photo
The most fascinating personalities are those who have changed because of their circumstances. And this can be made out by comparing their left (passive) and right (active) hands. The active hand is all about the current status and the passive hand is about the subconscious or inherited. 

In the case of the music star and British-Sri Lankan rapper, Matangi M.I.A. (also known as Maya)*, it is so. Generally speaking, this would indicate an unusual (and at times tumultuous) life, emotionally speaking at least. Considering she was a Tamil refugee from Sri Lanka and settled in the UK, it isn't surprising that she led an eventful life which impacted her character. 

Mathangi has longish fingers and a longish palm, and this shape points to a sensitive, vulnerable, and intuitive person, a person for whom feelings are important. Her heartline is strong, on both hands, and this fits in
with her overall persona as shown by the hand shape. Loving, loyal, with a good balance of responsiveness, compassion and romanticism, that’s who she is.

Check out her hand photographs here, and here

She appears to have two headlines or rather, the headline is in three separate pieces and it's uneven. Generally, a broken headline points to trauma and is often seen on the active hand only. The lifeline does not go right around the Venus mount. The headline is better in the latter part of her life and her heartline is dark almost throughout but is also uneven.

The fingers are well-shaped, straightish, tapering, with squarish tips on 2-3 fingers. The first and second phalanges of the fingers are good, and the palm, though long, is large. 

Overall, her hand shows striving and it is visible from her hand that she has developed herself with the strength of her own hard work and merit. Her hand features indicate a good balance of intellectualism and pragmatism. Her mind/creativity will be in tune with what the market wants, and what reality demands. After mid-life, she has a better ability to cope, and more consistent thinking. However, the heart could still dominate the head a wee bit.

Analytical thinking and diplomacy, accompanied by a nature that is straightforward is who she is.

She has been fairly changeable, and this is likely due to strong emotions/feelings and could also be due to a lack of rootedness. It also means that at different periods in her life, there have been significant changes in her thinking and character. Her personality was likely different in her childhood, adulthood, and later, after her forties. She will be more at peace in the latter half of her life. 

With a strong purpose in life and a consistent approach, she can achieve a lot in the second half of her life.

*British rapper of Sri Lankan origin

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Or check out the hand analysis of all other musicians and singers under the label of "Music Stars" or check out the hand readings of Hollywood actors.

(Free photo of MIA from Interscope Records / CC BY-SA [])


  1. If the headline on the active hand is better compared to the headline on the passive hand then does this mean that person has become smarter? What does it mean exactly?

    1. Yes it does mean that the person has become smarter due to his environment or perhaps due to his own efforts. Once you see the whole hand it is possible to know what the reason is.

  2. wow just stumbled on this reading. can you do John Mayer?

    1. Sure, he will go on my list of to-do hands, subject to sufficient photos of his hand being available. I need about a dozen or so from different angles.


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