top of page

Palmistry Hand & Finger Combinations

palm with a rainbow glowing on it

Palmistry Hand & Finger Combinations.

Before reading the palm, determine whether the fingers are short or long. This is not always straightforward when you're just starting out, but with a little practice, you'll be able to estimate finger length at a glance. If the fingers can fold back and touch a spot at least three-quarters of the way along the palm, they are considered long. Unfortunately, there are exceptions, as some individuals have exceptionally flexible hands while others have extremely rigid ones. Additionally, a person with an extremely elongated palm may have long fingers that reach only halfway down the palm, as the palm itself is quite long. With practice, you will be able to examine a person's palm and instantly determine whether their fingers are long or short. Usually, problems arise when you are first learning and your hand appears to have neither long nor short fingers. Fortunately, we can also accommodate this circumstance.

Long Fingers - If a person has long fingers, he or she is detail-oriented and enjoys complex work. You are patient and appreciate the finer points of life. Your work must be both demanding and rewarding. If something is too simple, you quickly lose interest.

Someone with short fingers is almost the complete opposite. They will be more interested in the big picture than the specifics and will have little patience. You could say that you're constantly busy. On occasion, you may start a new task before completing the previous one. You frequently have multiple things occurring simultaneously. You have a tendency to want everything immediately, so patience is not one of your strengths. Your impulsiveness has previously gotten you into trouble. You are in some ways a jack-of-all-trades.

Naturally, a person with neither long nor short fingers will belong to the middle group. You could say, "At times, I am very patient." However, at times you have a tendency to act without thinking. If something truly fascinates you, you want to get to the bottom of it and figure it out. If you have only a passing interest in something, you are more likely to skim over it and not learn it in depth.

We now have four options to consider:

1. hands with squared-off fingers (Earth Hand)

2. hands with elongated fingers (Air Hand)

3. elongated hands with short fingers (Fire Hand)

4. elongated hands with long fingers (Water Hand)

This classification is utilized in Chinese palmistry. It originates from Fred Gettings's monumental work The Book of the Hand. Fire, Earth, Air, and Water, the four elements of antiquity, inspired the naming of the four types. These correspond well with the astrological descriptions of the Fire, Earth, Air, and Water signs, but it does not necessarily follow that a Sagittarius (a Fire sign) would have a Fire hand. There are people with all four types of hands in every zodiac sign.

Fire, Earth, Air, and Water are the four elements

Fire Hands - Fire is fiery, energizing, and perpetually in motion. It can produce moderate heat, but it can also burn. Therefore, it requires careful handling. A Fire hand is elongated and its fingers are short. A person with such a hand is likely to be emotional, enthusiastic, and inventive. The short fingers indicate an aversion to detail. The long palm imparts insight. For someone with such a hand, one could say, "You have a brilliant mind, full of wonderful ideas." These thoughts excite you. Your enthusiasm may not be long-lasting, but it is crucial to you at the moment. Your emotions can sometimes be difficult to control, but they allow you to experience life to the fullest. Details are not your strong suit, and you favor the big picture over the finer points. You are likely to be creative and require activity for happiness.

Earth is the dry and solid portion of our planet. Everything on earth is governed by the natural cycles of germination, growth, death, and decay. Earth is eternal and embodies stability. Underneath its surface, however, numerous changes are constantly occurring. This can result in earthquakes and other disturbances. The Earth hand closely resembles the pragmatic hand. It has a rectangular palm and short fingers. These individuals are dependable, down-to-earth, and practical. They enjoy repetitive tasks and possess excellent manual dexterity. They enjoy rhythm. They are reserved, conservative, and possessive.

However, like the planet itself, they are also capable of violent responses when they deem it necessary.

You might tell someone with Earth hands that they are a diligent worker. You enjoy physical challenges and your hands are capable of independent thought. You can be obstinate at times, and it is difficult for you to change your mind. You appreciate rhythm and motion. Unless you're making something, you're typically not good with details. You likely prefer working outside and doing something useful. You are dependable, trustworthy, and somewhat reserved.

Air Hands - Air is necessary to sustain life. Except on windy days, we take it for granted and rarely observe it. Air is also necessary for communication because it transports sound waves. Airborne organisms, such as birds and flying insects, are swift and active. The Air hand features a palm with a square shape and long fingers. These individuals are typically more logical than intuitive. They are quick-witted and articulate effectively. They enjoy communicating and frequently pursue careers that make use of their abilities. Due to their emphasis on logic, these individuals tend to mistrust emotions, both their own and those of others. Someone with Air hands could be described as intelligent, clear-minded, and discerning. Relationships are important to you, but you occasionally allow logic to interfere with your emotions. You are dependable and enjoy doing things thoroughly. You are a stimulating companion, and when you are present, life is never dull.

Water Hands- Water, finally. Upon reflection, water is essentially still. Other forces must act upon it for change to occur. In addition to being formless, it simply moves to fill the available space. The Moon exerts a powerful influence on water, causing ocean tides. The proverb still waters run deep is highly applicable to the Water Hand. The Water Hand has an elongated palm and long fingers. It is sometimes referred to as the intuitive hand, as these individuals are extremely perceptive and perceptive. These individuals are changeable, impressionable, and emotional. They are idealistic and extremely creative.

You could tell someone with water hands that they have a very rich inner life. You have a vivid imagination and fantasize about nearly everything. You can be influenced by others, so your ideas are adaptable. Your instincts are strong. You're emotional. If someone interests you, you enjoy spending time with them. Additionally, you need time alone to reflect on your own life. You are happiest in a relationship with someone on whom you can depend and rely.

Light Love Peace

Catherine "Cat" Valliere A'ho Namaste Savannah GA USA

Catherine (Cat) Valliere

After a lifetime of exploration; 2020 Covid life, led me to a full time focus on the gifts of meditation, alternative health and spiritual well being. Anything I share comes from a place of healing from within myself and in no way is meant to replace professional medical advice. Please follow my journey...

Please Visit

Some of my favorite things

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases, on any amazon products offered. I'm an affiliate marketing agent for any linked products listed within my website and blogs. What this means, is, at no cost to you, I may be compensated for your purchase. In saying that, I only offer products that I love and feel good about promoting. This allows me to be able to continue to create content that I hope spreads light love and peace to others. All printable downloads and other offerings in my shop page are of my own creation.


A'ho Namaste creates peace movement content and this information is not presented by a medical practitioner and is for educational and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding any type of mental or physical issues. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read.

Recent Posts

See All


Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating
Post: Blog2_Post
bottom of page