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. The reason it doesn’t work in every case is that many of us have a mix of hand shapes. In nearly all cases, the hand shape corresponds to the shape of the body. 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 who is 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.
EXAMPLES OF MIXED FEATURES (EXCERPT FROM DESTINY PALMISTRY)
Most hands have a mix of earth, fire, water, and air elements. On top of that, the fingertips are often not all the same either. With the length of the fingers, shape of palm and fingertips, we can put together an overall summary of the character.
AIR HAND WITH KNOTTED FINGERS
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.
AIR HAND WITH SPATULATE FINGERTIPS
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.
EARTH HAND WITH POINTED FINGERTIPS
If with pointed fingertips on an earth hand, (with a square palm and short fingers), it is not the best combination to have. It does depict someone who is 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.
EARTH HAND WITH ROUND FINGERTIPS AND SMOOTH FINGERS
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, they can be very impulsive in their actions, which reduces sound qualities.
EARTH HAND WITH SQUARE TIPS
The square fingertips on the earth 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.
FIRE HAND WITH SPATULATE FINGERTIPS
If you have 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 the energy levels or obsessive qualities.
WATER HAND WITH KNOTTED FINGERS
If a person has a water hand, that is 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.
WATER HAND WITH SMOOTH FINGERS
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 would like more information about the hand and finger shapes, see Destiny palmistry Basics. More about it here.
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