Loops (water element)
The loop glyph flows in and re-curves to exit on the same side as the in-flow.
This is the most commonly found glyph. In the loop pattern, the open adaptability of the water element is so apparent. Imagine the ebb and flow of an ocean wave, and it is easy to perceive the person with loops on their fingertips as emotionally sensitive, open, responsive, adaptable, flexible and imaginative. Imagine water in any form, either still water into which something is thrown, or the ebb and flow of an ocean wave.
Water is open and adaptable. This is the marker of the ‘tribe’ person… they love to feel connected, to belong and feel part of. People with loops on their fingertips are emotionally sensitive, open, responsive, adaptable, flexible and imaginative. They are followers more often than leaders. But 10 loops on a pair of hands might show concentration difficulties or even a pre-disposition to Alztheimer’s disease.
Always in effect of the ebb and flow of the tides, our water element reveals herself in the energetic formation of the loop pattern. People with loops on their fingertips are emotionally sensitive, open, responsive, adaptable, flexible and imaginative. They are followers more often than leaders. This is the marker of the ‘tribe’ or ‘heart’ person who needs to feel connected, to belong, and to feel ‘part of’.
Water in nature seeks cohesion with more water, which is why in terms of chirology’s ‘language of the elements’ we determine that friendly and loving loop types need a social network. But consider too that water, which destroys everything in time, is the most powerful and destructive force of our four tangible elements.
Imagine a person who is giving, soft and co-operative, whilst also being ambitious, determined, or even manipulative, for water surely ‘gets what it wants’. Choosing which positive or negative traits to apply, whether the traits are ‘redeemed’ or ‘unredeemed’, completely relies upon, and must be cross referenced to the overall consistency, shape, skin texture and lines of the hands.
Apparently the loop glyph is called a Shankh in Indian palmistry.