In some previous articles we have discussed the characteristics of the fingers. In this article, we propose to discuss more significations relating fingers based on their position, length and shape.
We, laymen, normally refer to five fingers on the hand. But for palmists there are only four fingers, because they do not count the Thumb as a finger. They honour the Thumb with separate and distinct treatment in Palmistry. One renowned palmist says: “The Thumb is about the importance to the hand as the nose is to the face.”
Now let us examine the position of each finger in relation to other fingers.
First Finger or Index Finger or Finger of Jupiter and its position
- Leaning towards the Thumb: Subject has a great desire for independence
- Leaning towards the Second Finger: Unreasonable pride
Second Finger or Finger of Saturn and its position
- Leaning towards the First Finger: Superstitious
- Leaning towards the Third Finger: More rational
Third Finger or Finger of Apollo or Sun and its position
- Leaning towards the Second Finger: Morbid vanity
- Leaning towards the Fourth Finger: Practicing art for monetary
- gain only
Fourth Finger or the Finger of Mercury and its position
- Leaning towards the Third Finger: A happy blending of skills in art and science
Closeness of Fingers
- Showing no light between: Mean and avaricious
- Showing light between: Inquisitive
Length of all fingers
- Very long fingers: Interfering, very critical of others,
- deriving sadistic pleasure by tormenting others
- Long fingers: Fastidious, meticulous sensitiveand analytical
- Long thin fingers: Subjects are diplomats, card sharps or pickpockets
- Average fingers: Well balanced, practical- minded
- Very short fingers: Unconventional, lazy, indifferent,
cruel, obeying primitive instincts.
- Short fingers: Quick understanding, intuitive
Length of each finger
- Longer than the second finger: Domineering
- Equal in length to the second finger: Ambitious, power-hungry
- Much shorter than the second finger: Abnormal, ambitious
- Equal in length to the third finger: Great desire for power, fame and wealth
- Much shorter than the second finger: A laggard lacking drive and motivation
- Much longer than the third finger: Irrational peculiar attitude impedes success in arts, literature and money making
- Equal in length to the third finger: Having a strong inclination for gambling.
- Shorter than the third finger: Inclined to take desperate risks. A mental disposition bordering on insanity
- Much longer than the first finger: A lover of arts
- Equal in length to the first finger: Having a great desire for fame and wealth.
- Unusually longer than the fourth finger: Having great desire master fine arts. Efforts in this direction will succeed.
- Almost equal in length to the fourth finger: Versatile; possesses persuasive powers.
Almost equal in length to the first finger: Endowed with skills required of a diplomat or statesman; an unscrupulous politician of rare caliber.
- Almost equal to the second finger: A great scientist
- Almost equal in length to third finger: Versatile and capable of influencing others
(To be continued)