(Last Updated on : 14/03/2012)
In the science of palmistry, it is said that a person's fingers are easy to study and easiest to decipher. A quick look at the fingers requires observation of knots and finger shapes. Upper knot in a finger (just below the nail) depicts idealism or philosophy. Hands with prominent upper knots deal more in ideas and abstracts. A lower knot depicts material drive. The person with dominant lower knots has material inclinations or dominant view of practical side of life. Ideally, equal development of both knots is desired.
The four major fingers in Palmistry are described below -
: Also known as the finger of Jupiter, Index finger depicts the power of self. In our routine reflexes and gestures, we use this finger to assert our authority; mostly to make a point, or to threaten a person. A healthy well balanced index finger reaching till the bottom of the nail of the middle finger represents balanced ego. Increase in length from then onwards depicts lust for power edging in domination. It shows absolute tyranny when it shoots above the middle finger. If the index finger is equal to the middle finger (napoleon index) then the person is said to have high ambition power. However, a short index finger shows timidity. If the finger leans towards thumb it shows quest for independence. If it leans towards middle finger, then morbid disposition is present.
: Middle finger is the finger of Saturn. It conveys the sense of discipline and responsibility in a person. It is usually the longest finger in the hand. If the finger leans towards the index finger, a tendency for superstition is indicated. Similarly, if it leans towards Apollo (ring) finger, then the gloomy aspect in the nature of the person is lessened out considerably with the effect of Sun. If the longest finger is in balance with the rest of the fingers then a balanced nature is said to be achieved. If the finger is too long, then the effects and gloominess is enhanced. In case middle finger is too short, the person is downright frivolous.
The ring finger is also known as the finger of Apollo. It denotes the person's love for aesthetics, arts, romantic disposition and emotional flairs. If the length of the ring finger reaches the bottom of the nail of the middle finger than the person is endowed with balanced emotions. In case the Apollo finger reaches longer than that, it depicts a spontaneous disposition and lack of caution. If the finger is short enough, and is unable to reach the nail bottom of middle finger, it shows that the subject has difficulty in expressing himself or herself.
: The little finger depicts a person's communication capabilities and business acumen. People with sharp wits and linguistic flairs have beautiful little fingers. It is the shortest finger of all. Ideally it reaches the bottom of first phalange of ring finger. In case the little finger is longer, it shows very sharp business skills (shrewdness) or sense of communication. If the little finger is shorter than required, then the person has trouble in grasping, talking or writing. The agility in thinking or action is also considerably low. If the little finger bents towards the Apollo finger, that means there is a combination of commercial activities with arts.
The different types of fingers tips indicate different personality traits and these are mentioned below -
Square Finger Tips
: People who have this type of fingertips tend to be careful and methodical thinkers. These people take a rational view of life. However, people with this type of finger also lack creativity.
Pointed Finger Tips
: People having pointed finger tips have a insightful and fragile personality. These fingertips are associated with artists, writers, poets and daydreamers.
Conic Finger Tips
: Those who have conic finger tips are said to have a flexible disposition and they are good negotiators. Emotional security is important for their peace of mind.
Spatulate Finger Tips
: These are action-oriented people who tend to be dynamic thinkers.
The combination of these two factors should be taken into account while judging people's characteristics. For example, a square finger with smooth upper joint will depict the inclination of person for practical reasoning and love for arts. A conic shaped finger with prominent lower joint will show an emotional person with practical disposition. The length of finger and the base where it is established in the palm is also indicative of the powers carried by that finger. A finger with its base established quite low in the palm considerably looses its influence.
In palmistry, fingers hold special significance in the study of human behaviour as well as capabilities.