After a short pause in July, I am excited to present the human hand as promised and describe its proportions with the rest of the body.
You probably know, if you have seen the man of Vitruve drawn by Leonardo Da Vinci, that the opening of his arms extended from one tip of the finger to the other equals his height.
But you may not know that the length of the hand has to be 1/10 of the total height –which easily classifies long hands from short ones.
The width of the hand equals the length of the middle finger when it is applied across the palm at the base of the fingers. lanky person has a narrow hand and a large hand belongs to a larger person.
The presence of a wide palm on a skinny body represents an anomaly as well as a narrow palm on a chubby body. The former talks about a loss of weight, the latter an overweight.
Another useful and fundamental information when dealing with people or clients, is to be aware of the way they function. The shape of the hand will tell you. There are four different types of hands all based on the shape of the nail phalanges of the fingers. If a majority of them are square, we are in the presence of a square hand; the same observation may be applied to pointed fingers, spatulated or conic fingers.
The pointed hand is intuitive, as it gathers the ideas like the rod attracts the lightening. It is an artistic hand devoid of practicality.
The square hand loves order and reason. It is made for studies.
The spatulated hand belongs to pioneers. Moved by freedom and gifted with special technical skills, they work to clear the land and build new settlements.
A mixed hand needs to be diagnosed finger by finger.
In the hierarchy of hands, it is not surprising to see the pointed hand to give the idea to the square hand which draws the blueprint for the spatulated hand ready to execute it. As for the conic hand (between the pointed and the square shapes), it acts as the inspector of finished works.
Next month we will learn to recognize the astral signature of the seven types of hands, named after the planets which occupy the palm.