Spaces between the fingers in Palmistry

spaces between the fingers


The spaces between the fingers portray certain characteristics, especially if there is more than a moderate amount of space at the base. The wider the area, the more open and carefree is a part of their personality. Fingers set close together show a more cautious nature. As far as the setting of the fingers, typically, the fingers are set level on the palm. Or, they might have a gentle curve in their setting on the hand. However, when a finger is set lower than the standard line, due to an underdevelopment of metacarpals, it reduces the strength of the area involved.


Ample spaces between the fingers like the middle and index finger shows initiative. This is someone with organisational skills and who likes freedom. They prefer to make their decisions and so are mostly independent and ambitious, they enjoy their solitude and prefer to work alone since they do not habitually feel the need to be in the company of others.

spaces between the fingers


Typically, the Saturn and Apollo fingers are sitting close together at the base, it is a standard aspect and suggests someone private, and rational with the security-conscious mind. This security might come from a steady career, their partner, or family. They are reasonably cautious in most matters. If also with a straight and moderate length Saturn finger, they make good employees due to their regard for rules and respect for authority.


Ample space between the ring finger (Apollo) and the pinkie (Mercury finger) shows someone who acts independently and prefers not to follow a trend; some people may regard them as eccentric. They do not like to be restricted physically or mentally from doing what they want, often needing time to be on their own away from other people.


Wide spaces at the base of all the fingers suggest an open, carefree, generous and sympathetic person who is quite approachable and quickly acquainted. The difficulty with this type of free personality is that they can tend to act impulsively, and quite habitually so, especially if on a fire hand. The impulsiveness may be spontaneous, but in most instances, it is sheer extravagance, particularly regarding money, it seems to slip through their fingers.

They are rarely judgemental of others and are considerate of people’s feelings. Freedom is important, as well as doing what they want. Because of their free spirit and dislike of normality, they can be rather unconventional or careless about the planning for their future. It’s likely that they are gullible or easily influenced by others. In their growing years, they might not have had any concerns about finances or security in their home.

wide gaps between the fingers meaning in palmistry
Wide gaps between all the fingers

Carefree attitude signs in palmistry

The carefree attitude seen from the fingers is not the same for everyone. However, in some, it can manifest as a lack of discipline in matters of responsibility and could be the reason that it is tough to hold on to money. It is particularly the case if, with a weak thumb, Simian line and arch and loop-shaped fingerprints on the Saturn fingers. It’s good for them to have an organised regime or supportive people or mentors who can help them.

These spaces, with a long and thick Apollo finger, and a life line separate from the head line can describe a gambler. These people like to act on impulse and take risks.

  • They believe in doing whatever they want, in a way they want.
  • They do not usually like being told what to do; hence, don’t make good employees, unless they have a love for their work with much freedom to make choices.
  • They are not afraid to break the rules to do or get what they want. They may also tend to procrastinate.

Positive aspects of wide spaces between all the fingers

Positive aspects can come from other features of the hand, for instance, square nails, Good Saturn finger length, and square thumb tip bring balance. If with a Simian line, a ring of Saturn or weak head line then it’s less favourable. I have included a segment on the Simian line in Destiny Palmistry 2 All the Lines.

Finger Settings

low-set pinkie


When this finger is sitting very low on the edge, it suggests under-development of the traits that Mercury mount represent. Traits such as to do with business and confidence, especially in communication and language. Creative talent might be present, but they may tend to daydream about it more than create it. The creativity might only be expressed privately, such as home decorating or crafts, especially if with pointed fingertips.

If the pinkie is also small, emotional needs in relationships may be an issue. It can infer to a history of deprivation or inadequacy at a young age; whether due to hardship, setbacks or an absent or overly nurturing parent. The biggest obstacle that this feature presents that of difficulty connecting, verbalising and naivety in emotional or sexual matters. If with a weak thumb, they may also inadvertently seek a dominant or unsuitable marriage partner.


The low-set Jupiter finger lessens the qualities of the mount beneath it. It shows a degree of shyness or deficiency of confidence. It can also show a lack of leadership, and occasionally responsibility. With some absence of the courage to stand up for themselves. This type of person might sacrifice what they want to fit in with other people’s opinions or plans. Decision-making is challenging and usually left for someone else to make. If the index finger is thick, it balances out the qualities. If that’s the case, then the qualities mentioned above don’t apply.

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