PALMISTS have gevin different versions of the types of hands.
Cheiro has mentioned seven types of hands, Madame Saint Germain nine and M.M. Gaffar two.
There is also a simple classification:
Crude hands : thick, hard and irregular belong to a manual worker.
Large hands (with long fingers) : This type of such hands is fond of details. He is irritable by temperament.
Broad hands(square type): This type of hand shows commonsense, broad-mindedness, activity and a practical and businesslike attitude.
Small hands : The possessor of such hands is contented but likes to plan and to manage more than he can exicute.
Large and narrow hands : The person with such hands is more imaginative and idealist than practical. If hands are long and thin, the person is selfish.
The fleshy pads below the fingers, thumb and at the base of the palm are called mounts.
All the planets mentioned in the preceding pages are represented on the hand
When a mount is raised and the apex is centrally locted, or it has favourable signs on it, it is said to be strong.
When flat, it is ordinary, but when depressed or has bad signs on it, it is weak and unfavourable.
When a mount is overdeveloped, the qualities of the mount go to the extreme and turn adverse.
For example, an underdeveloped Mount of Jupiter will make a person proud, jealous and boastful.
The Chinese have recognised the importance of redges and used finger-prints for hundreds of years in many forms for various purposes.
The first man to discover that the redges on fingers and thumbs can be used for positive identification was Sr Henry Faulds of England in 1880. In 1892, Sir Francis Galton, who was a famous scientist in England, proved that no two finger-prints are alike.
Ridges are counted between the fixed point in the pattern. These are classfied as :
Loop type : Redges run from one side to the other with an apex in the centre.It shows mental and emotional elasticity and versatility.
If all the fingers bear this pattern , the person should control his feelings and diversification of Inerest.
Tented Arch : The apex is a perpendicular to the ridges dropping on the sides like the canvas of a tent.
Such person are sensitive, susceptible to sound and fond of music.
They should live in a peaceful environment. They have a highlystrung nervous system.
Arched : The apex flows across the finger like the lines of a little hump - backed hill.
Such a pattern on fingers shows a dominating tendency and a suspicious, obstinate and hesitant nature.
Digestive weakness and faulty blood conditions are also indicated.
Whorl type : Its apex is formed by a circular whorl. It shows independence of thought and action.
Such persons possess originality of thought but are suspicious.
They become conventional to suit their convenience.
They have a secretive attitude and do not want to discus their plans with others.
They may suffer from nervous digestive functioning or faulty heart action.
Composite type : This is formed by two curves or apexes running in looped formation in inverse directions.
This type has a practical and material bent of mind.
There is some confusion in the mind due to the slow assimilation of theoretical abstraction
This type is medically predisposed to a fatty condition of the body.