Chirology – What’s in a Name?
Chirology – What’s in a Name?

“What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare - Romeo and Juliet Shakespeare’s phrase is understood to mean that titles do not change anything of the authentic essence of, in this case, the person’s nature....

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Lines – Minor Earth (Fate) Lines (Part # 1)
Lines – Minor Earth (Fate) Lines (Part # 1)

Minor Earth (Fate) Lines begin from various starting points in the lower palms and run upwards towards earth fingers. In palmistry this is the highly significant fate (Saturn/destiny/career) line. As secondary earth lines, minor earth lines relate to our internal...

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Healing Stigmata
Healing Stigmata

The staff carried by Mercury, the eloquent winged messenger of the gods, is called the caduceus. Composed of two snakes that wind around the winged pillar of the staff, the caduceus is the universal symbol for medicine, which also associates with alchemy and wisdom....

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Fingers – Bent Earth (Saturn/middle)
Fingers – Bent Earth (Saturn/middle)

perhpas “Fingers are best worn straight”. Watch a YouTube video about bent middle fingers. In our 5 element system of interpreting hands, a bent finger signals disturbance in the expression of that finger’s associated element. The optimal expression of the bent...

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Lines – Writer’s Fork
Lines – Writer’s Fork

The fork occurs when the end of the air (head) line splits to fork. Air lines begin somewhere between the base of the water (index) fingers and where thumbs protrude. They run horizontally across palms to various possible end points. Air lines associate with how we...

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Thumbs – Clubbed – “Murderer’s Thumbs”
Thumbs – Clubbed – “Murderer’s Thumbs”

The cross-referencing to other signs in hands will always determine how any one feature might play out in the psyche of the owner. This is especially true when assessing the traits of those with “clubbed” thumbs.   In traditional palmistry ‘clubbed’ or ‘toe’...

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Archetypes – the Air Shaped Hand
Archetypes – the Air Shaped Hand

When measuring the air shaped hand, we find that the palm is square, and that the fingers are long i.e. approximately 1 - 1.5 cm’s as long as the length of the palm.  In nature, air exhibits principles of expansion, dispersiveness, formlessness, freedom,...

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Archetypes – the Fire Shaped Hand
Archetypes – the Fire Shaped Hand

When measuring the fire shaped hand, we find that the palm is oblong, that is, it is longer than it is wide. The fingers are short i.e. approximately 2cm shorter than the length of the palm. Scientific principles of fire include energy, force, heat, initiative,...

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Fingers – Extra Creases on Phalanges
Fingers – Extra Creases on Phalanges

Curiously, an extra interphalangeal crease runs across a phalange of one or more fingers of some people’s hands. While there remain three bones, it almost looks like there are four, instead of three phalanges. We question: In the area of life represented by that...

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Archetypes – the Earth Shaped Hand
Archetypes – the Earth Shaped Hand

The shape of the hand is the palm reader’s point of departure. Learning the characteristics of the basic hand shape archetypes is one of the first steps towards becoming proficient in the craft.

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