Published on Saturday, 11 December 2010


Palmistry: The Rule of THUMB (Readings from the Thumb)

The Rule(s) of THUMB

The thumb has the biggest importance of any finger as far as Palmistry is concerned. The thumb houses the Venus (Shukra) Mount at the base which is significant part of the palm and is usually much more pronounced/big etc than other mounts i.e. of the other fingers.

The Thumb shows certain characteristics that match 100% of the times. This always works. Most of the things mentioned below apply to the individual “as-is”. Thumb is the single-most important aspect of art of reading hands.

Bent (Flexible) or Straight?

The thumb that is straight and does not bend shows a person unwilling to compromise with his thoughts, principles which could border on being adamant. These people are always seen not looking at anybody while participating in a group discussion/debate.:) These people usually end up with positions that do not need much adjustment/flexibility on their part. These people usually have issues/friction with authority as they can’t seem to take orders very easily.

The thumb that bends outwards shows a flexible, group person who usually wants to take middle ground and find practical solutions. These people will try to pacify two uncompromising people by finding a mutually acceptable solution. These people tend to be the lubricant that is crucial for normal operations. These people manage relations with authority quite well. Too much flexibility in the thumb shows lack of principles or lack of standing up for what one believes. They tend to become push-overs.

The Thumb has 2 phalanxes and the Mount of Venus:

1. The base is Venus mount which signifies the

a. Vitality, s drive,

b. Personality

c. Love of Art, Music

d. Worldly pleasures

e. The love the person receives in this life etc.

f. This mount also has the “connections” or the “sensors” from the reproductive organs – ill formed mount with some bad marks (crosses, internal black spots, lines forming a mesh etc) shows some issues with kidney or other reproductive organs/system.

g. The Film stars, some of the most attractive folks have a very pronounced, well formed and a healthy mount of Venus

2. The Middle phalanx is the

a. Logic and

b. Planning ability the person posses

c. Strategy

3. The Upper phalanx is

a. Execution

b. the Will-power,

c. the initiative or rather the actual action

The Upper Phalanx: Will Power, Execution, Force

Usually the middle phalanx will always be a little bigger than the upper one. Normal proportion would be 60 – 40 to middle and upper phalanx (not adding the Venus mount – only the length of the finger). So longer and shorter below is relative.

1. A very long/pronounced upper phalanx

a. It shows that the person gets very bored with strategy and planning. They want to jump into action directly.

b. These people do well in early part of career where execution is important. Where they know what needs to be done and they do it very well.

c. They tend to struggle in later part of the career where one needs to strategize their moves and chose in different career paths etc. They need a strong mentor who will do that for them.

d. These people come across as over-zealous to the rest of the world and it is difficult to push them down easily. They are fighters and do not go down easily.

e. People who plan well come across cold to them (side-effect of positive personality).

f. No wonder that most fast bowlers would have longer upper phalanx (head strong)

2. A smaller upper phalanx

a. shows pessimism and lack of will power

b. lack of energy to achieve or execute one’s plan.

c. These folks succumb to situations or destiny easily.

d. They do not have the attitude to fight back or they are just too dull by choice. Perseverance is not what they are born with and sheer brute force is completely lacking.

e. Even if they have longer middle phalanx, the lack of enthusiasm also affects their planning ability too.

The Middle Phalanx: Logic, Planning, Strategy – The Policy Makers

1. A longer middle phalanx is less common (2nd from top) shows very good logic, planning, strategy. They plan completely before jumping into action. Provided execution phalanx is not too weak, this phalanx shows success in management at upper level positions – Policy makers are born with longer middle phalanx. Reserve bank chief I guess must have such formation and also the chief of planning commission of India – Rather they should / better have such formation! J Successful coaches /captains would have such formation as strategy is their nature.

2. The longer middle phalanx also shows great foresight.

3. The smaller middle phalanx and longer upper phalanx shows easily excitable creature like Shreesanth! J These people are trigger happy. They jump into various things without even hint of planning or thinking about the consequences.

4. In IT industry Technical Architects and Solution Architects would have longer middle phalanx or let me say that the “successful” TA and SAs would have it! J

5. The programmers would also do much well with longer middle phalanx.

The Mount of Venus: Love, Art, Personal Impact, Materialism

1. The well formed / pronounced mount of Venus

a. Shows love of art, music and good life.

b. This mount shows good attractive personality which is not only useful for an actor but also even for Doctors who need to have good drive and a pleasant personality.

c. This mount is directly “connected” to reproductive organs’ nerves/sensory etc ends. Mesh, or various cross etc on this mount could show issues later in the life.

d. Controlled usage of worldly pleasures

2. The “Excessive” Mount of Venus

a. This could show overdose, abuse of substance, wine etc

b. Abuse of worldly “pleasures”, indulgence etc

c. This could lead to disaster, fatal incidents if there are some bad signs on this mount – mesh, too many cross lines etc

d. Other qualities of the hand (the brilliance of Sun, intelligence of Mercury mount, imagination, and creativity of Moon mount) are overshadowed due to excessive Venus mount. All those qualities take a back seat which is often observed in case of many actors.

e. This mount can be balanced ONLY if there is pronounced mount of Jupiter which is quite unlikely but still possible. The person who is at ease in a night club and also equally honest and at ease at a Math.

3. Irregularities, spots etc on this mount could show health issues with reproductive organs and also Kidney/renal system etc

The Thumb of a person can give you a QUICK insight which you can validate by multiple examples. Please do not jump to conclusions with 1, 2 examples which could be symptoms/front-end and not root-cause or actual attitude of a person.

The Art of Palmistry can be used VERY effectively by people who are in people contact, sales, marketing etc. You can always depend on it as the Palm is the mirror of your personality, past – current and hence future (not all of it.) The brain can project maybe next 10-12 years but I doubt if it can project beyond that. Of course, your past karma has already decided major structure of your 3 major lines and the brain itself! J

The 5th house of the horoscope and Sun/Mars planets in the horoscope (Execution) are directly related to the upper Phalanx. The 12th house (and to some minor extent the 9th house) and the Guru/Neptune are directly related to the middle phalanx.

You can read this in my Article on the 12th house where I think, I have made a brief mention of the Thumb.

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