Whenever a Palmist reads a palm, he not only reads the palm
alone but also the essential part which draws his full attention
is ‘fingers’ in a hand. Fingers have four essential traits which
are to be read together i.e. length of fingers, phalanges of the
fingers, setting of the fingers and shape of the fingers.
Evenly set fingers are very rare to be seen but whenever such
setting is seen it can be safely predicted that such people are
one of their and extremely successful people.
Uneven setting of fingers and especially the mercury finger if
very low show that such people lack confidence.
Setting of the fingers if arch-shaped shows that the person is
well balanced and thoughtful.
There are four fingers in a hand namely Index (first), Middle
(second), Ring (third) and Little (fourth). Relation of fingers
with planets is established as below.
Index finger - Jupiter
Middle finger - Saturn
Ring finger – Sun
Little finger – Mercury
Mounts play great role in palmistry. Each finger has its own
mount below itself. The more fleshy the mount is, more developed
that trait is of the person.
This finger represents desire for recognition in a person and
ego of the person. This finger indicates fortune and career. Its
length is considered normal if it reached the middle of the
first phalange of Middle finger. If it is longer than the normal
it makes a leader and director. If it is shorter it tends to
make you back bencher and let others control you. If Index
finger is long the Jupiter is considered strong and vice versa.
If Ring finger is longer than Index finger it is then very much
People with long index finger have desire to dominate over
others and keen to advance in life.
Smaller index finger makes a person less ambitious and a
follower of others. If a person has short index finger he likes
to work alone or becomes self employed. He becomes shy, afraid
he will fail and inclined to have self-doubts.
The Middle finger is also called the finger of Saturn. It
represents the traits of Saturn in a person.
If the middle finger is remarkably long, such people prefer
seclusion and remain aloof from others. They live in their own
world. They get involved in some anti-social activities also.
If this finger is normal i.e. longer than other fingers but not
much long, then that person has enough sense of responsibility.
They treat others seriously and believe in getting ahead.
A person who has small middle finger is careless and prefer
generally not to work.
This finger is also called the Ring of Apollo and Ring of Sun.
This ring indicates about a person’s desire for name and fame
and it makes a person a leader or head of the organization. It
also relates to intelligence. Long Ring Finger denotes creative
nature. Such people go well in the field of fashion designing
and Arts. Long finger also denotes about risk taking habits such
as gambling or speculative tendencies of a person. Long Ring
finger will be considered only when it is longer than index
A person with small ring finger does not desire for fame and
ostentation and does not take any risk. Such fingers i.e. short
ring fingers are rarely found.
This finger is called the Finger of Mercury. It represents wit
and eloquence and one’s ability to communicate. The finger is of
normal length if it is up to the end of the first phalange of
ring finger. If it is below that point it is considered small. A
person with small little finger can not speak out his mind and
suffers from an inferiority complex. Such people can not control
their words or emotions.
A long little finger is indicative of talent within. Such people
are able to express themselves very well and they put forth
their point of contention well. Such people have good I.Q. level
and come up as good writers and speakers.
A short finger indicates childlike behaviour and low
intelligence level. In some cases a person becomes a victim of
child abuse. Such people lack the ability to influence others.
Thick base of the little finger makes a person interested in
material and sensual world and person prefers an easy and
Tip: Little finger if stands apart from the Ring finger then you
tend to be independent.
Major indications of different fingers –
Index Finger: Ambition, Self-esteem and Desire to lead.
Middle Finger: Responsible.
Ring Finger: Fame, Intelligence and Creativity.
Little Finger: Wit, Communication power, Health and
Thumb represents the whole hand and utmost importance is given
to it in identifying a person. A palmist must read the thumb
before reading the lines. Thumb indicates life energy and will
power of a person. A thumb has two phalanges. First phalange
indicates will power in a person whereas second phalange
indicates logic. First phalange should be shorter than the
second phalange because will power must be less than the logic.
A decision must be based on the logic not on whims and fancies.
A long thumb is a good indication in a hand because it makes a
person capable of taking good decisions but very long thumb is
not considered good. A thumb if straight makes a person tough,
rigid, determined, reliable but such people have no friends due
to their rigidity. More flexible thumb makes a person less
trustworthy & spendthrift. Due to their flexible nature they
have more friends but can not be managers of head of any
organization as they do not stand to their words.
They are not capable of achieving long term goals. They only
know how to enjoy life and are never serious in life.
Hence, it can be safely said that less flexible thumb is the
Thumb opening also gives an indication of the personality of a
person. If opening of the thumb is sixty percent it indicates
that the person is careful. If it is ninety percent then the
person takes risk but remains judicious. If it goes beyond
ninety percent to say 120 percent, the person is more prone to
risk and the risk remains uncalculated and rash.
A person with waist-type thumb has less physical power, but in
arguments they are powerful.
A high set thumb indicates about meanness in money matters
whereas low set thumb denotes generosity.
Pointed tip thumb indicate creativity and intelligence. A wide
thumb makes a person obstinate. A squarish fore part of the
thumb makes a person clever in legal matters, a true leader and
Shape of fingers and their effects:
Long and slim fingers signify emotional nature of a person.
Heavy fingers show more of physical activities.
Conical fingers denote sensitivity and such people take care of
their looks and appearance more.
Pointed fingers represent spiritualism. Such people are more of
imaginative type and cautious. They are flexible by nature. They
love nature and its beauty.
People having square fingers are business minded, rational,
practical and down-to-earth. They are conventional and
conservative in behaviour.
People with spatulate fingers are realist, adventurers,
travellers and prefer outdoor life. They value work and have
good command over many subjects and have in depth knowledge over
the matter. Scientists, engineers, technicians and high-end
workers have such fingers.
A person with straight fingers is considered honest, diligent,
energetic and judicious by nature. They do well in life.
People with knotty fingers are extremely practical and great
planners. They are straight forward many a times.
Fingers in general represent our thoughts. A long fingered
person is analytical and academic and goes in details of the