Welcome to God Given Glyphs

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

Our glyphs reveal our fundamental predispositions and orientations; their interpretation provides the psychological backdrop to our shapes, skin textures and lines. Studying the variables of distribution of dermatoglyphics (papillary ridge patterns) in hands is integral to chirology.

“Your reading made me feel whole, added to the success of my current path and has provided endless support.” N. O.
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Hand readers interpret the Healing Stigmata as s sign of interest in and aptitude for helping and healing people and animals.
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"My great thank you for this most inspiring, energizing, insightful experience. It was such a pleasure learning from you. Your knowledge, patience and teaching ability are incredible and I'm so glad I took the plunge." A. T. (U.K.)
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Knots "arrest" thoughts. Forms of fingers reveal orientations and preferences of thought processes.
"I am really pleased I listened to my intuition and got in touch with you. I've found the whole hand reading session enjoyable, heart-warming and beneficial. What you told me today has been greatly received and is highly valued. Yesterday's reading was so beneficial for my mind body and soul." T. S.
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This week I share about interpretations for when the bottom phalanges of our fingers are noticeably fat or thin.

I offer online readings (based on photographs) and hand reading lessons. “No words can truly describe how much I benefited from our time together. I feel I sense of calm and a true understanding of my purpose....so thank you for your affirmations and for your clarity. I feel energized and at peace, thank you.” R.S.
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The variables of forms and features of our multi-dimentional hands are infinite, so we palm readers start with basics, like are the person's fingers noticeably thick or thin? The obvious might be that thick fingers evidence appetite, while thin fingers point to fastidiousness. There's more in this video .........
Also, I receive many testimonials, and instead of filing them away for my eyes and heart only, I'll share one each week. This is from a woman in Pietermaritzburg. (I offer online readings from photographs of hands, please contact me to schedule a reading)
"My life turned out exactly as you mentioned to me. Your talent is amazing." N. N.
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There's a relationship between bent water fingers and low self- esteem. The owner's deep sensitivity was neglected by their parents. Hurts may result in their feeling "done-in" by life. In this video I share about these and other ways we might interpret this feature in a set of hands. www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEA9W-WTYAY&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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Long middle fingers accent the influences of sober Saturn, while people with short middle fingers might be more free spirited. More about the relative lengths of our earth governed “fingers of cultural identity” in this week’s video. www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgaJfiNrUkE&feature=youtu.be ... 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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