The unique study of Palmistry is divided into two major sections or sciences known as cheirognomy and cheiromancy. Cheirognomy is the branch that deals with the shape of hands and fingers, and cheiromancy deals with the lines and markings of the palm. The inter-related branches are incomplete without each other and correct predictions can only be done by thorough study of both the sciences.
Have you ever thought that what is the shape of your hand and how the varied shapes of hands affects our thoughts, nature and even career. Here we will discuss the seven major types of hands, which may again be subdivided into further categories.
1. The Elementary
This is the most primal shape, a clumsy, thickset hand with short, stubby fingers, and short ill-formed nails. The thumb is very short and set low into the palm and is often described as ‘the Murderer’s Thumb’!
Not a nice tag, although, to be honest, it is a pretty common thumb type. In 2011 a survey was carried out, which involved the reading of 400 killers’ palms, and rather fascinatingly, they discovered that they all had a small thumb in common. Rules can be broken though.
Today, many people who have this type of thumb would never dream of hurting a fly, let alone another person! The possessor of this hand shape will also tend to have a ‘bad’ temper, with a tendency towards violence and aggression. They have little or no ambition beyond eating, drinking and sleeping, wanting only to satisfy their most basic needs and instincts.