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Air Hand Shape Meaning in Palmistry

Air Hand (The Thinking Hand)

Air hand type is used to help analyse the character in palmistry. The air is the element used in astrology; the air signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius. These people have similar traits but do not necessarily correspond with their actual signs.

This shape is also called the thinking hand or the philosophical hand. The air hand has a square palm with noticeably long fingers with conic or rounded fingertips. (Video Lesson about hand shapes here.)

Please note that using the hand shape for character analysis is not completely accurate. It doesn’t work in every case because many of us have a mix of hand shapes. In nearly all cases, the hand shape corresponds to the body’s shape. For example, short fingers = short body/legs.

Pure Air Hand Characteristics

The long fingers represent thinking and love of detail, and the square palm shows practicality and someone down to earth. The lines are clear but finer than on the earth-type hand. The square shape of the palm gives practical, realistic and down-to-earth qualities and the long fingers show the thinking, analytical person. This shaped hand is rarely plump. The fingertips are often spatulate, depicting some obsessive qualities.

Summary of the air hand

  • The long fingers depict someone mentally active, logical, intelligent and patient.
  • A gift for observation, quick-witted and a love of detail.
  • They like to think things through themselves.
  • Also, tend to be inquisitive, motivated by the information, and eager to learn. Hence, they can make good students.
  • They prefer to keep busy mentally with thoughts and ideas with constant variety and change.
  • Communication and technology interest them, and they are often up to date with the latest technology.
  • Many have talent in vocal or literary fields.
  • A suitable career could be journalism, teaching or something involving intellectual activities because they become restless or bored without mental stimulation. These people are often talented musicians, guitarists, pianists etc.
  • The emotional side of their life may be difficult to experience; they feel more comfortable talking about their feelings rather than showing them.


Most hands mix earth, fire, water, and air elements. On top of that, the fingertips are often not all the same. With the length of the fingers, the shape of the palm and the fingertips, we can put together an overall summary of the character.


People with an air hand (square palm and long knotted fingers) have a plodding and analytical mind and tend to look for order and technique in what they do. The square palm gives them practical and down-to-earth qualities.


The square palm and long fingers of the air hand shape coupled with spatulate fingertips reveal a technically creative intellectual. They can be very original and inventive. The hand in the picture above belongs to a digital music technician who composes original works.


It is not the best combination to have if with pointed fingertips on an earth hand (with a square palm and short fingers). It does depict someone down to earth, but the practical side is weakened by the pointed tips if, with smooth fingers, it shows potential artistic talent. They are rather impressionable and impulsive in their actions. Psychologically, they may suffer from a lack of self-control and willpower.


The earth hand with short fingers and a square palm, if also with rounded fingertips and smooth fingers, denotes someone inspirational, creative, quick thinking, intuitive and spontaneous. However, their actions can be very impulsive, which reduces sound qualities.


The square fingertips on the earth’s hand accentuate the mental qualities. They like to take the lead and set an excellent example for others. Most are reliable, sensible, punctual, and want to have everything systematically arranged in the right place. They frequently have a love of history, science, and math. If they have artistic skills or taste, it is probably in the form of sculpture.


Having a fire-shaped hand (with a larger palm and shorter fingers) together with spatulate fingertips suggests someone with a lot of enthusiasm. They have a sense of adventure; the spatulate tips accentuate their energy levels or obsessive qualities.


If a person has a water hand, a long and narrow palm with average/long fingers combined with distinctly protruding knuckles, it shows a sensitive yet analytical person. They tend to be slow thinking and do not like to rush into anything, preferring to take their time in implementing any ideas they have.


The water hand with smooth fingers shows a slow thinking and gentle nature. They are quicker to grasp an idea than one with knotted fingers, and their love for detail shows in the preciseness of their work or creative endeavours.




If you want more information about the hand and finger shapes, see Destiny palmistry Basics. More about it here.

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