Welcome to God Given Glyphs

My name is Jennifer Hirsch. I’ve read hands and taught chirology, palmistry and hand reading for over 30 years.

Our hands and their forms and markings are maps to self-understanding. Reading hands with chirology is a point of departure to an inner guided tour which, is in many ways, incomparable. Chirology (Gr – kheri- hand – logos – knowledge) is a universal hand reading style and a fascinating dialogue therapy that is perhaps the fastest road to self-discovery known to man. Chirology is an intimate, alchemical and potent healing system.

For anyone wanting to learn to read hands, either professionally or as a hobby, I offer 3 optional length online hand reading training courses to suit your requirements. I also teach classes in the South Coast KZN area (where I now live). Consultations (based on a set of 10 specific photographs) are online via Skype/Zoom/WhatsApp, or visit me for a private one-on-one reading. 

Chirology’s 5 element interpretive system includes traditional palmistry but is primarily designed around the principles and characteristics of the elements, earth, water, fire, air and aether/chi. The how-to of chirology and palmistry involves examination of lines, glyphs, mounts, textures, shapes, colours and many other hand features that reveal surprisingly accurate information about our authentic character, temperament, personality and patterns of behaviour. We also discover how past events leave their imprint in our hands, and identify the traits that either hinder or assist optimal future outcomes.   

I've just been sent this palm print and noticed an unusual manifestation of a twin humour loop, I have seen similar a few times over the years. Does anyone have ideas for how to interpret? ... See MoreSee Less
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Interpreting the colours of our knuckles ...... an interesting perspective on white knuckles comes from my first palmistry teacher, the late Brian Friend. He said "White knuckles show social veneer – a need to express an air of confidence." Another meaning for white knuckles refers to "white hot" anger. According to the respected Israeli chirologist Dr Arnold Holtzman, red knuckles show a difficult childhood of mental anguish and emotional strain, humiliation, depreciation, isolation and perhaps beatings. ... See MoreSee Less
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Back in 1990, besides the late Chand Singh (who was a rather famous palm reader in South Africa, anyone remember him?) my teacher Brian Friend was possibly the only other professional palmist in the country. Another of Brian’s teachings: Bent Mercury (air/baby) fingers show that the person “manipulates communication channels for vested interests.” A slight bend shows tact. ... See MoreSee Less
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Continuing sharing palmistry fundamentals ..... from palmistry lessons in 1991 with the late Brian Friend ..... "the lighter the lines the more sensitive the person, the deeper the lines the more dramatic the life and the energy for participation in life."I'm still amazed at how palmistry attracted me, how interested and curious I was and still am, I was beckoned, called to do this work ..... profoundly blessed and humbled to have been gifted with such a fascinating career focus. ... See MoreSee Less
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Brian’s was a ‘palmistic’ approach, more random than system based, very unlike the five element system of chirology which I practice today. He taught me: When Jupiter (water/index) fingers bend to Saturn (earth/middle) fingers, the person feels ‘done in’, self-pitied, as in “life has done this to me.”. Self-compassion is the antidote here! ... See MoreSee Less
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Hi hand readers! Please join our YouTube community. I post a new video every Saturday.

With palmistry, depicted in lilac on the left, my way of interpreting your hands is more specifically intuitive. Our attention is on future; together we tune into desired or feared outcomes.

With 5 element chirology, depicted in blue on the right, my focus is on counseling and coaching within the context of the 5 Realm model. Focus is on supporting you in your current time situation.



Book Reviews


“Your published materials are my go to resources when studying palms. I have over 20 palmistry books but always refer to your e-books, training manual and God Given Glyphs. The material is thorough, specific, and well illustrated. Thank you so much!”

Lori Owen USA


“I want to express my admiration for the work you produced in the form of this book. The information I gained from it for the last three readings was astoundingly accurate. Your book, without a doubt, resulted in my increased love for the art of hand reading.”

Morné van Heerden Jnr SA


“You’ve outdone yourself This is your life’s work in one well-researched and beautiful book! It’s concise, and I love the way it’s set out, the relevant topics, the illustrations, and the interweaving with aspects of palmistry. This should be every hand reader’s ‘go to’ book!”

Marianne Windrich SA

 5 Element Chirology & Traits of Being A – Z

“The more I look at your book, the more I see how much work has gone into it and how great it is. You manage to condense the meanings so succinctly and to the point. I love the format with the labelled illustrations. You really should be proud of these works! I love the colors and book cover design, gorgeous. Beautifully presented, and the info I read so far is spot on! It is about time someone made 5 Element hand analysis more available to the public!”

Lynn Seal UK

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