Hand Shape – Which One Matches Yours?

water shaped hand

Which Hand Shape fits Your Character?

Each of us has unique hand features, and your hand shape actually reveals your innate character. In palmistry, it is crucial to know these basic shapes in order to give an accurate analysis of the other features. The energy we use can be seen in various areas of the hand, and we can do so by visually dividing it into four parts; mind, body, conscious and subconscious. The left and right sides, and top and bottom. If these regions are relatively equal in size and weight, it shows a balance of the psyche and general approach to life.

water shaped hand

The Hand Shape as a Whole

One of the standard methods for assessing the form of the hand is by using the four astrological elements. They are, water, fire, earth and air. This system uses the size and length of the fingers and palm.

It does not, however, mean that the person has the same astrological sign but indicates the personality type is like the related elements. These elements represent the practical type, feeling type, the thinking type and intuitive type. It helps to understand these groups if you already have some knowledge of astrology. Very often, there is a mixture of these factors. If so, a combination of the qualities is used together to form an understanding.

Note: It is possible to belong to more than one category. If so, read the summary for both shapes.

Earth Hand

short fingers
Earth hand

(1 & 2) The Earth hand shape has a square palm and short fingers. The fingers are usually stiff and thick with rounded tips. There are typically only a few thick lines, and rarely any minor lines.

fat palm
(Thick,) earth hand.

(1 & 2) The earth shaped hand can be plump, or it can be slim. Each has a slightly different meaning. The heavy or thick one shows less patience than a slim one, but it depicts pride. A large, thick and full earth hand (if with hard flesh or skin) belongs to the typical farmer, fisherman and truck driver type. If plump and soft, it will be on someone who likes the comforts of indoors. The small hand is more energetic and practical, belonging to the creative and business-minded folk. This type of hand, in general, depicts common-sense; they are very level-headed individuals. If you need a good organiser who gets things done, look no further than someone with the earth shaped hand.

Fire Hand Shape

square palm

(3) The fire shaped hand, with its extended palm, has fingers relatively shorter. The palm is often unblemished, with broad lines. These people are mostly the extraverted type with a personality that is charismatic, energetic, impulsive, adventurous, fun-loving and intense; physically and mentally. They easily inspire others with their enthusiasm and are always looking for a challenge, hence, make a natural leader, organiser or sportsperson.

With a quick mind, they like to get into competitive activities, sports or games. On the downside, they are restless folk and can instantly become bored or be impatient. You must get to the point quickly when putting your ideas across to them because they already have made their own opinion of the matter. They may overindulge in food and drink, and not sleep enough, making them accident-prone. Look to the fingertip shape for more clues.

Water Hand

long fingers

(4) The water type has extended palms and long fingers; the hand regularly appears very narrow overall. The fingers are lean with conic or pointed tips. The hands feel soft and kind of damp. There are frequently many fine lines all over the palm, showing someone sensitive, intuitive and dreamy. This type of hand depicts beauty.

The more lines there are, the more it suggests poor concentration and a highly strung nature. Mental instability and depression are common issues with the hand full of lines. However, they can be incredibly imaginative, creative and compassionate. Many are attracted to the arts (modelling, fashion, singing, acting, etc.). Also healing professions or counselling. The long fingers show their patience and eye for detail, but they can be unworldly or impractical. Especially so if with pointed fingertips.

Air Hand Shape

air hand shape,

(5) The air hand has a square palm with noticeably long fingers. The lines are clear but more delicate than the ones on the earth hand. The square shape of the palm gives practical, realistic and down to earth qualities and the long fingers show the thinking person.

The long fingers depict someone who is mentally active, rather than physical. They are logical, intelligent, patient and analytical (with a love of detail). They like to think things through themselves and tend to be very inquisitive and eager to learn. Hence, make good students. They prefer to keep busy mentally with thoughts and ideas with constant variety and change.

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