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. 

An example of how the confluence of lines creates a noticeable pentagram in a very unusual and uncommon position in the palm. ... See MoreSee Less

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In this #2 in a series about minor earth (fate) lines, I share about the significance of their origins to our interpretations. Where do they begin? www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXhcbv9s8yg&feature=youtu.be

"Thank you so much for a wonderful reading today. I really appreciated the space we shared together. I felt a huge healing effect from your reading." A.T.
To schedule an online reading (or lessons): please email jen@cheiro.co.za
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The first of a set of tutorials where I share my understanding of minor earth lines. These are the fate/Saturn/destiny/career lines that run up the centre of our palms towards earth/Saturn/middle fingers. www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIraIQSOfAc

"I highly recommend this course to anyone considering chirology. Jens depth of knowledge is never ending and she is the master of her trade for sure. The resources and books that she supplied me with are wonderful. The practice of chirology is such a magical tool to support people with deepening their own self-awareness and with their awakening and this is what is needed in the world today. In fact, I received so much more than just learning chirology, she also supported me on my own transformation path." K.L.
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The age old debate - can we hand readers "see" number and gender of children in hands?


“Thank you for sharing the incredible gift you have and for using your gift for the higher good and soul purpose of those you encounter. It was as if I understood myself and my purpose for the first time in a very long time and felt the crisis and situation which had engulfed me dissipate. My life has taken a turn for the best because of you.“ Ruth S.
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Tradition holds that Relationship (Marriage) Lines on the edges of hands under baby fingers reveal when, and how many, ‘marriages’ we will have.

But this is the mental (air-governed) area of the palm…. could it be that the positions (level at which they lie) of relationship lines reveal more about our mental ideals about relationships?

“Just a short note to thank you very much for the hand reading today. I have never had a palm reading before and cannot believe how spot on it was. It was very affirming to receive an "outside view" on many issues. I was amazed at the intricate parts of the analysis and stand in awe of your knowledge”. www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_bFNu9DVpE&feature=youtu.be
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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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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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