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. 

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This week's YouTube topic - inward curving nails, what they reveal to hand readers, how to manage your dialogue with tact and sensitivity, and a mention of wrapped (Hippocratic) nails. www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2MiIvMsJ48&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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In today's YouTube offering, I share about air shaped nails. Air shaped nails are the last of the 4 basic earth, water, fire and air nail shapes that are categorized in the user-friendly and reliably accurate 5 element system of how to read hands. www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDWSxu1vhvo&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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God Given Glyphs - Palmistry and Chirology

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This week I share a bit about fire shaped nails, what, in terms of the 5 element system of how to read hands, might fan-shaped nails reveal about temperament and health? www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWQ7kG-khM8&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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In this week's short YouTube video I touch briefly on the 2nd of chirology's 4 nail shapes - water. www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxrqDhaRgl8&feature=youtu.be ... See MoreSee Less

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St Andrews Cross - is this an accurate indicator....... or palmistic nonsense?
Reminiscent of the X shaped cross used in heraldic flags, the St Andrew’s cross evokes images of a brave crusader going into battle. The crossover of two clear lines between the earth and minor earth lines points to the activist; a person with a fighting spirit who stands up for the underdog, or the humanitarian who champions causes and helps others in distress. Also called the ‘life-saving cross’. Legend holds that this feature in a hand shows that the owner will physically save another person’s life.
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What is the element shape of your nail and what do nail shapes reveal about your temperament? This week's YouTube video - Part one of four. www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gHdxP-6I2Q&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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