Welcome to God Given Glyphs

My name is Jennifer Hirsch. I’ve read hands and taught chirology, palmistry and hand reading for almost 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 dialogue therapy. Holding another person’s two hands in yours and speaking and listening together is an intimate, alchemical, potent and super-interesting healing system. For anyone wanting to learn to read hands, either professionally or as a hobby, I teach classes in Johannesburg, as well as offering a comprehensive online hand reading training course. I also offer books, private and Skype consultations, articles, talks and topic workshops.

Chirology’s 5 element interpretive system includes traditional palmistry but is more primarily designed around the principles and characteristics of the elements, earth, water, fire, air and chi. The how-to of chirology and palmistry involves examination of lines, glyphs, mounts, textures, shapes, colors and many other hand features that reveal surprisingly accurate information about our authentic character, temperament, personality, patterns of behavior and even events that have left their imprint. 

The variables of shapes of our thumb tips have a modifying influence on how we express our will. www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5jF84z2yeM&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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This week's YouTube video topic: Differences in and meanings for thumbs that rotate on their axis, and how the "sergeant major" inner critic shows up when the pads of the thumbs face towards the index fingers. www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkXTy_8rris&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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This week's YouTube video is about possible interpretations for hyper-flexive (concave angles of dexterity) and hyper-mobile (double-jointed) thumbs. www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPWNBv8rdmk&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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A little tutorial this week about the "Angle of Dexterity" - the jutting out bone at the base of the thumb www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3n9UFBLzRM ... See MoreSee Less

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Thumbs which look like door wedges from the side signal opportunism. The owner spots the gap and "gets their foot in the door." www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xtKTU1NmaY ... See MoreSee Less

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In this incredibly interesting and articulate interview Dawn Cameron explains chirology. A must listen for all hand readers. Well done Dawn! and thank you for furthering awareness of our healing craft. www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJL1_lIhpwk ... See MoreSee Less

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Are your thumbs thick, thin or waisted? Today's YouTube offering. www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULf2TUIBaFM ... See MoreSee Less

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Go with the flow, marshmallow or cheers, I'm leaving? This week's offering...... bendy thumbs. www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxIiBwgGSmk ... 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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