Friday, March 5, 2021

The shy Queen Victoria

Queen Victoria ruled the UK and Ireland for 63 years, from 1838 to 1901. She was a notable monarch not only because of her long reign but also because plenty of changes took place in the country during her time – industrial, political and scientific. She also had the title of the Empress of India. 

It was a pleasant surprise to find a bronze sculpture of her hands on the internet. This hand reading is based on this sculpture on the assumption that it is more or less accurate. You can check out the bronze sculpture here.

Not too many features of the hand are visible, just the major lines and the phalanges and to some extent the length of the fingers and thumb. She had long first phalanges, and a thumb of decent length with a good first (will) phalange and possibly a short Jupiter (index) finger. The headline is sloping and the curve is a balanced one. The heartline is straight and not too long and also without a fork. On the left hand, the heartline is different, more wavy, curvy. The head and lifelines are close together at the start. The lifeline, however, starts to move outwards pretty early.

Overall, the lines seem clear and dark and the Jupiter and Venus mounts are developed. She must have had other minor lines on her hand as well but the sculpture has not captured it. It is a good guess however that

Thursday, February 4, 2021

The Hands of Dictators!

Is there such a thing as a typical dictator’s hand? There certainly isn’t a typical engineer’s hand or a doctor’s hand. Hands don't reveal professions because all kinds of people populate a particular profession. There isn’t even a typical criminal’s hand because there are different types of crimes.
 



But when it comes to dictators’ hands, the more I read them, the more I am inclined to think that dictators share some personality traits. Managers have different styles of managing but a dictator has just one style – authoritarian. I have read several hands of authoritarian leaders on this website, like that of Gaddafi, Morsi, Idi Amin, Hitler and Kim il-jong. So, what is similar about their hands?