In the blog for the month of August, we talked about the correspondence between the shape of the body and the shape of the hand.

We are including another figure below. It is called the standard hand by morphologists. You will notice that the Index and the ring fingers are of the same length. The little finger reaches the joint between the 1st and 2nd phalanges of the ring finger, and the thumb when brought closer to the index finger arrives in the middle of its 3rd phalange.

Any deviation from the norm of the standard hand, will give clues about the personality.

An index finger (Jupiter) longer than the ring finger (Apollo/Sun) is an anomaly. If it reaches the height of the Middle finger (Saturn) it becomes “out of norm” and stands out as the dominant finger.

A recent study in embryology have demonstrated that women have proportionally longer index fingers than men due to their exposure to estrogen during the period of gestation. Men have a longer ring fingers due to the exposure of the foetus to testosterone.

Do not conclude from this information (like some pseudo-scientific reviews have) that a woman with a longer ring finger is as aggressive as the ordinary man; because it takes more than one sign to jump to that conclusion. For example, a reddish bulging Mars marked with numerous lines may guide you in that direction.

The message of the handshake.

A handprint, with its mounts and lines running like rivers in the valleys, describes the physical and psychological components of the character. The handshake puts you directly in contact with the soul of the subject. When you hold the hand of a stranger in yours, you will receive in a flash the totality of who (s)he is. The hand doesn’t lie!

This is why, I recommend the use of the handshake to give a clue to the persona of the individual. Then I apply the deductive method to prove this invaluable source of information.

The other method is called the inductive method. It consists of gathering the out of norm elements of the hand. Working on your hypothesis, and often in the dark, this process is longer and requires a level of intuition to bring you the same conviction that the handshake may give you instantly.

In the presence of a handprint, you will have to use the inductive method, outlined above. You will become the detective on the scene collecting evidence to describe as closely as possible the portrait of its owner.

Although these two opposite methods have their own values, it is useful to apply both as often as you can. The truth deserves it.

And remember, shake hand!

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