A human hand is a map reflecting his or her personality, past, and the person's personal potential. It interprets the length of the palm and fingers, the four hand types, thumbs, marks on the fingers, the lines, fingernails, the mounts, timing in the palm, and even the meaning of rings.
Without saying a word, your hands speak volumes about your personality. For example, the shape and size of your hand can help you gain insight into your strengths and weaknesses.
Palmistry or hand reading is the art or science of reading a person's nature, secrets of the brain fate character, career and his life from the lines and lineaments on his hands.
Judging by the number of hands painted in prehistoric caves it would seem that palmistry held an interest for humans since the Stone Age. Information on the laws and practice of hand reading has been found in Vedic scripts, the bible and early Semitic writings.
Even medical researchers have discovered a correspondence between genetic abnormalities and unusual markings in the hand. They have confirmed a link between specific fingerprint patterns and heart disease. These days palmistry is well accepted throughout the world any numerous natives approach professional palmists to gain insight into one's past and future.
If you are right-handed, your left hand is "passive" and shows your inherited potential - those qualities, abilities and tendencies with which you were born. Your right hand is "active" and reveals how you have either developed or changed those natural inborn characteristics.
If you are left-handed, the reverse applies, so your right hand is the passive one while your left hand being active reveals what you have consciously and deliberately done with the potential you have inherited.
In many cases the shape, color and texture of the hands and fingers plus the formation of the major lines will be similar in both hands. These are the people who for one reason or another have followed the physical, emotional and mental roads in their original life map.
Palmists may look at various qualities of the hand depending on the type of palmistry practiced, and the type of reading being performed. This may include the shapes and lines of the palm and fingers, the color and texture of the skin and fingernails, the relative sizes of the palm and fingers, the prominence of the knuckles and numerous other attributes of the hands.
Hand shape is believed to indicate character traits corresponding to the type indicated. Although variations abound, the most common classifications used by modern palmists are:
Earth Hands-Earth hands are generally identified by broad, square palms and fingers, thick or coarse skin, and ruddy color. The length of the palm from wrist to the bottom of the fingers is usually equal to the length of the fingers.
Air Hands-Air hands exhibit square or rectangular palms with long fingers and sometimes protruding knuckles, low-set thumbs, and often dry skin. The length of the palm from wrist to the bottom of the fingers is usually less than the length of the fingers.
Water Hands-Water hands are seeable by the short, sometimes oval-shaped palm, with long, flexible, conical fingers. The length of the palm from wrist to the bottom of the fingers is usually less than the width across the widest part of the palm, and usually equal to the length of the fingers.
Fire Hands-Fire hands are characterized by a square or rectangular palm, flushed or pink skin, and shorter fingers. The length of the palm from wrist to the bottom of the fingers is usually greater than the length of the fingers.