In this article, I talk about the relevance of the curved pinkie in palmistry, because it plays a role in the overall balance of character. Much like the thumb, it gives away clues to the persons confidence and how they communicate. However, not all pinkies are curved from birth, some develop the shape during the growing years.
If the pinkie is curved from birth, it relates to the character type. A pinkie that has gradually formed a curve tells us about the history of the subject. It’s important to know what the pinkie stands for to understand its curvature. Even the slightest curve can make a difference. Sometimes it is easier to identify a bend in a finger if you look at the back of the hand.
The pinkie gets its qualities from the astrological house of Mercury.
The Mercurian qualities we see from the pinkie are:
- Communication and confidence.
- Intellectual capacity and thought processes.
- Mind and Learning ability.
- The nerves.
- Honesty, sarcasm, wit.
- Healing and health.
The Bent or Curved Pinkie Meaning
A curved pinkie, or any finger, in general, demonstrate a moderate amount of variance to the qualities that the finger represents. Sometimes the finger is naturally held in a way that it leans towards or away from another finger (but is straight); it describes what is current now rather than a long-term matter. So if the pinkie juts out, away from the others, it shows someone independent, or that they are a bit eccentric. If the pinkie wasn’t curved from birth, it tells of some history of family problems, such as an abusive or absent father.
The pinkie (Mercury) finger tells how we communicate, so when it gently curves towards the Apollo finger, it is gaining strength from it. It indicates a higher level of shrewdness, alertness, and tact. These people often have an awareness of others and a natural ability to communicate diplomatically. These people make a persuasive salesperson; probably due to their charm and ability to bend the truth. However, I would not go so far as to suggest the person is a liar, but they certainly have such skill in diplomacy, that if they did lie, they could do it quite well.
A curved pinkie together with a short middle finger
With a short middle (Saturn) finger, decision making is not their best trait, so there may be a tendency to not take responsibility. Sometimes it signifies the pilfer. I personally know a little swindler who cannot help but take things if the opportunity arises; he has a short Saturn finger on his right hand with a curved pinkie. On many occasion he is known for making up stories to cover up the truth of the situation, it is mostly innocent stuff, but his ego will not allow him to admit his errors.
More meanings about the curved pinkie
- If the tip only is curved, they are good at consoling others.
- A sharp kink at the tip of this finger can suggest some history of emotional abuse or trauma. For instance, when there has been a separation between the parents and the child suffered loss or sadness.
- If the pinkie bends or leans away from Apollo finger, it implies a hint of eccentricity.
- Another meaning is one who does not like to follow trends. They are assertive and independent.
- If the finger naturally held away from Apollo, they could have some current issues or worry about emotional or sexual matters.
More about the pinkie size
An extended pinkie shows someone who can easily express themselves. Their ability to communicate is one of their best attributes; with a good vocabulary and raw eloquence, they are social, influential and very organised. It also means that they are naturally good with money and do well in business; as well as politics, science, education, television or radio broadcasting. Writing, entertaining, and music often come naturally. Any subject that requires being able to convey their knowledge or express themselves using words.
The small pinkie suggests the opposite qualities of a long one. These people tend to be shy and find it difficult to express what they want to say, regularly becoming tongue-tied, only to realise after the fact what smart things they could have said. The shyness does not affect their ego, however, and they often have a high opinion of themselves. Their downfall is that they are easily embarrassed, so speaking eloquently in public does not come naturally and is usually avoided altogether.
A thick pinkie is rare. However, if it appears thicker compared to a regular one, or just abnormally large, it shows someone who may be rather talkative with a keen interest in business or money. These people are perfectionists and potentially very shrewd. It may also be the sign of a workaholic.
The pinkie is typically slightly smaller, but if there is marked thinness that appears abnormal, it suggests repression of the mental or emotional growth of the individual. Often, this manifests as learning disabilities, mental disorders, compulsive behaviour, phobias, and extreme shyness. In some cases, there is a history of feelings of guilt, anger, shame and unworthiness. With these qualities, often the thumb is also short and thin.
With a combination of a small, slim pinkie and thumb, it is a sure mark of a lack of tenacity. These traits may have come from being subjected to trauma, mistreatment, or neglect at a young age. In the worst-case scenario, unwanted sexual advances or molestation.