HAND SHAPE – THE STAGE
The shape of your hands reflect the one of 4 elemental archetypes.
Have a look at your hand and measure the length of your palm from wrist to fingers. Now measure your fingers from base to tip. Is your palm longer than your fingers? If so then you have a fire shaped hand. The most common shape in western world is the fire shaped hand.
If your Palm is longer than your fingers
PALM SHORTER THAN FINGERS
Air is the element of the mind, the intellect, thoughts, communication and an analytical approach to life. Those with this shape hand would be mentally intense, placing a good deal of importance on thought, philosophy, research and/or communication.
If your Palm is long and thin with fingers of the same length as palm
PALM OBLONG AND FINGERS LONG AND SAME LENGTH AS PALM
Water is the element of feeling, emotion, intuition, sensitivity and people. If you are the owner of this shaped hand then your life revolves around strong feelings and sensitivity, particularly to the subtleties of life such as energy and intuition.
If your fingers are longer than your palm
PALM LONGER THAN FINGERS
Fire is the element of action, doing, accomplishment, passion, energy, speed and drive. Our typical western lifestyles of working for a living, getting things done quickly, fetching and carrying makes this shape very common. It is the stage on which we base our lives.
If your Palm is short and square and fingers same length as palm
PALM SQUARE AND SHORT WITH SHORT FINGERS OF THE SAME LENGTH AS THE PALM
Earth is the element of practicality, being grounded, stability, security, caution, structures and rules.
If you own this shape hand you base your life on practical solid things that you can trust and depend on. You have a traditional outlook to life and would be quite cautious and resistant to change. You would be drawn to the earth and nature and would make a good worker.
The shape of the hand sets the very basic backdrop to your approach to life upon which you build the set and the purpose of your life. It can be overridden by a strong opposing elemental force found in other areas of the hand.
For example – if you have a fire shaped hand but the patterns of your fingerprints and the lines have a strong water influence, your life would be based more on the characteristics of water than fire.