Have you been curious about the lines on your palms and different types of hands? Today we will be sharing in on the study of palmistry.
According to Psychic Library, “palmistry reveals individual personality and character traits through the study of the shape, size, and lines of the hands and fingers”. Today we will zoom into what the shape of our hands reveals about us!
The History of Palmistry
The practice of palmistry started in India, where it is still a common practice to this day. It is studied in the Vedic spiritual texts. From there, the practice spread to other areas like China, Egypt, Greece, and Europe. Prehistoric caves from France and Spain have drawings on their walls of hands with lines drawn in as well.
The idea is that expressions of our thought-patterns and beliefs can appear on our hands. Cleopatra’s beloved Julius Caesar decided on the characters of the men working for him through reading their palms. Fate, however, is not set in stone. According to Gary Markwick, internationally renowned palmist, the lines on our palms and the shapes of our hands can change in just two months!
Can it all just be thought based? More psychologists and researchers are beginning to learn about what we can find out about a person through their hands. For example, some medical researchers speak of a connection between genetic abnormalities and specific marking on hands such as more ulnar loops.
The Hand Shape: Elements
The same way that astrological signs are associated with one of the four elements (fire, water, air, and earth), hand shapes are too. The 4 elements each represent different personality traits and temperaments. Some people even believe that hand shapes can reveal which career types are best suited for a person.
People who have the fire element usually have long and rectangular palms. Their fingers, however, are on the shorter end. Fire types are associated with adventure, courage, vigor, gut-level instincts, passion, action, and being practical.
They are known to be emotional and charming with a go-getter attitude. Fire types are natural leaders and are known to be intensely passionate about everything they do in life. Because of their high energy they can easily make the environment highly excitable.
People with fire hands are a quick-thinker and fast learner with good communication and coordination skills, therefore, they deliver excellent performance.
But, they may lack perseverance and have the tendency to be impatient, as their passion may not last from beginning till the end. Sometimes, they might not be so mindful of the effect of their actions on the feelings of other people. This could create obstacles and problems in life. They have a love for life, relationships, and experiences but are clear-headed about what they love or hate.
People who have the Earth element usually have square palms and thick, short fingers. Earth types are known to be realistic, rational, down-to-earth, dependable, and practical. Long-term relationships can feel more natural to them and ready to sacrifice for the well-being of closed ones. It is not easy to access their inner world as their shielded by a layer of protection.
They love nature and are very sensual, aware of all their senses. Like mother earth, earth types can work at a natural, rhythmic pace. Due to their inclination towards practical matters, they are often caught up with work. Since they are not adaptable, they hate change and can be loaners.
Earth types are dedicated and hard-working people with a never-give-up attitude, which helps them make extraordinary achievements in their profession. However, they choose to be silent than show off, as a result, they lose credits and their efforts are ignored. But, their experience makes them valuable.
People with the water element generally have short oval palms and long, slender fingers. They are known to be highly creative, smart, talented, imaginative, adaptable, and emotionally attuned individuals. This comes with its own pros and cons.
They are natural healers, compassionate, caring, sympathetic, and are motivated by feelings. They are generally good at relationships, and the flow of love comes naturally to them but can attract one with many differences.
However, their level of emotional attunement or being sentimental can make them more susceptible to insecure feelings, anxiety, and depression. They may also be prone to manipulative tendencies because they indulge in empty talk.
When it comes to work they enjoy doing tasks that require brainstorming, logical thinking, creative imagination, provided they need support environment. Despite rich imagination and the ability to judge and analyze, sometimes they fail to take action or execute as required or exhibit erratic behavior as required, which can be troublesome.
People with the air element can have either a square-shaped or rectangle-shaped palm but have long thin and artistic fingers. However, the length of the palms and fingers are usually equal.
Air types are known as the intellectuals, the ones who can’t help but do an analysis of the world. They can come up with multiple ideas at once and can have many interests, which try to explore in a linear fashion.
People with this hand types are known to possess strong intellectual abilities and can offer fresh and innovative interpretations and solutions. They are mostly truthful but can be devious in the quest for fame and achievement.