Each finger is divided into three phalanges. The first phalanx of the finger indicates the thoughts, the second — the application of their reflections, and the third — the basic needs.
Full phalanxes reveal the rough sides of nature, while thin phalanges indicate delicacy and refinement. At the same time, it should be borne in mind that fuller phalanges are associated with energy and enterprise, and thin — with a weak and nervous character of a person.
The first phalanx of the finger includes the tip of the finger and the nail. The tips of the fingers, both on the arms and legs, are the limits of the extremities.
They are the first to begin to tremble and ache if the body is exposed to cold or illness. They give the first impression of a man and his nature to the palmist, show how the subject perceives the world around him and what influence he has on the world.
Long first phalanges
Such people are intuitive, easy to learn, and well organized. Their view of life is philosophical and religious in a greater degree than materialistic.
These people enjoy mental activity, they love new ideas and are very entertaining.
Short first phalanxes
They are found in materialistic, practical and suspicious people. They understand only that which can be touched, they have no inspiration and a sense of the influence of fate.
They are too lazy to think, they are not inclined to learn and master new concepts.
Rounded finger tips
Such people do not like friction and disagreement. They are looking for beauty in life, truth and are often too trusting, these are creative natures with broad views, capable of making very wise, cunning, thoughtful, cautious and honest decisions.
Such people have a polished mind and high intelligence, quick response. They penetrate the very essence of things, quickly analyze the situation, but cannot see it as a whole.
They instinctively react to others and instantly form their attachments and hostility. Once an opinion is formed once, they proceed uncompromisingly in the future.
As a result, they are not able to act diplomatically or to see what is behind the external manifestations, or to find excuses in the behavior or relationships of those people whom they do not accept. They have excellent organizational and representational abilities, but they cannot cope with an excess of details.
Very sharp pointed fingertips are dreamers. Such people are cautious, straightforward, they have their own idea of the lifestyle that suits them best.
They are often very attractive in appearance, pay attention to their appearance and are very vain. They can often be a source of inspiration for others, but they lack the energy to do a lot for themselves, and they don’t seek to do anything for others.
These fingertips are independent, sociable people who are constantly thinking about something. They can see the whole picture, put the parts together, so they are scientists and lawyers, successful athletes and performers.
They love to combine the fruits of their labors and reflections, therefore often very enterprising and resourceful artisans and engineers.
Square finger tips
People with such fingertips are down-to-earth, firmly standing on the ground, they have coarse manners and a slow mind. Usually they are conformists, so they can be dogmatic and conservative, like when the right court is being ruled. If the phalanges are long, they are usually good lawyers, bankers, clerks and advisers.
They work well with documents and are able to take into account many details.
Profile of the first phalanx
Conical profile (Fig. 3.8)
People who have a conical phalanx profile are very smart, but there are not enough physical forces either. They have a well-developed imagination.
They are loving, gentle and deeply spiritual natures.
Rough finger profile (Fig. 3.9)
People with such a finger are materialistic, sensual, firmly on the ground, they like to indulge their weaknesses and sometimes behave rudely. If the phalanx of the finger is short, then they can be laborers, performers without imagination.
When the phalanx is long, these talented people are very tough in business and they cannot be defeated in a dispute.
Convex, like a droplet, cavalry (Fig. 3.10)
In this case, people are refined, and they have a well-developed sense of touch. They are quick-witted, rarely lose or lose something, are very susceptible, have high intelligence and creative abilities. They have a well-developed sense of touch, which is very useful when sewing clothes, gardening, creating sculptures or playing musical instruments.
These inclinations are much more pronounced, if on the finger of Apollo the form of the first phalanx very clearly resembles a drop. Their character can be very bright, and one should pay attention to the line of the head to determine if it descends towards the hill of the moon, which indicates a very receptive mind.
Upper, middle and lower phalanges
- The upper phalanx is associated with spiritual, emotional, and mental needs.
- The middle phalanx is related to the application of ideas, the practical implementation, the activation of certain mechanisms.
- The lower phalanx is related to material issues and physical needs.
In the science of palmistry, this phalanx, its shape, length, and signatures are consistent with the pattern of the line of Mind. She points to the peculiarity of perception, practical application of intellectual potential, memory.
At the same time, this is a reflection of the sphere of rational, the ability to create and create a fundamentally new. The possibility of the manifestation of their talents, as evidenced by the type of middle phalanx, is absolutely rational and belongs to the material sphere of life.
The phalanx reflects the realization of a person in life, his objective, concrete, real consciousness.
In addition, the potential of the middle phalanx of the finger symbolizes the ability to accumulate life experience.
This experience, if necessary, a person extracts from his memory. According to Freud’s theory, he is placed in the subconscious, which in chirology symbolizes the upper part of the moon, and in astrology, Mercury / Deva / 6th house. As a rule, the line runs exactly in this palm area.
With long-term storage, without practical application, the experience settles in the subconscious, which, from the point of view of chirology, refers to the hillock of the moon.
The signatures of the Hillock of the Moon — in astrology, these correspondences refer to the Moon / Raku / 4th house — also testify to the ability to attract the subconscious, unless this experience is consciously suppressed.
This ability to extract the necessary in astrology refers to the properties of Mercury.
The properties of Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, differ from Mercury in Virgo in that they relate to the intensification of perception. The representation of the fingers in the brain, in the corresponding zone of the cortex, extracts the interest from the outside world, and the Virgo-Mercury integrates the collected and, if necessary, extracted from the memory.
Virgo-Mercury sorts images, analyze them and decide what material is needed for rational use.
But this work of Mercury in Virgo relates mainly to the field of the senses; intelligence, analysis and synthesis capabilities are included with it later. The completeness and completeness of this process are reflected in the drawing of the line of Mind. Not only the quality of the Mind line, but also the appearance of the middle phalanges speaks about the type of reaction and the completeness of its implementation in practice.
From them you can even find out whether the experience will be used practically or theoretically. In this regard, it is necessary, somewhat running ahead, to note that, based on my practical observations, I will describe the functions of Mercury / Uranus also in relation to the papillary lines.
The capabilities of the middle phalanx largely depend on the nail: intellectual capabilities depend on the subtlety of perception. In astrology, the middle phalanxes correspond to a fixed cross and its zodiac signs Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius.
- Upper: emotional, sensitive, religious.
- Medium: practicing, purposeful, ambitious.
- Lower: talkative, inflexible, pampering himself, vulgarly dressed, loves to give advice and to lead.
- Upper: lonely, unsociable, restrained, prone to suicide.
- Medium: a loner in the work, cautious, mindful of money, interested in agricultural projects.
- Lower: thrifty, distrustful, stingy.
- Upper: stress in people of art.
- Medium: loves beauty, music, beautiful designer, idealist.
- Bottom: loves luxury, makes money art or in the field of entertainment, successful.
- Upper: able to think abstractions, has a non-standard mind, loves to learn, is endowed with literary abilities.
- Medium: rational, excellent businessman.
- The lower phalanx of the finger: restless, rogue and deceiver, skilled, but cunning and dodgy.
- Upper: materialist, limited, distrustful.
- Medium: not enough ambitious, lazy.
- Lower: low self-esteem, hiding from life, prefers to be alone with their interests.
- Upper: humble, contented, calm, imperturbable character.
- Medium: imperceptible, ignorant, wasting time.
- Lower: thrifty, thrifty, spiteful.
- Upper: lack of artistic taste and ideas.
- Middle phalanx: no inspiration or potential.
- Lower: lack of practical skills in art, construction or engineering.
- Upper: lack of quickness, lazy mind, stupidity.
- Medium: lack of initiative.
- Lower: simplicity, credulity.
What does basal phalanx mean
The peculiarities of the structure and signatures of the basal phalanx can be traced to the material sphere.
But the material in this case does not refer to a specific substance, but to the ability to assimilate it, to integrate into this material reality. Basal phalanges show how intensely the intellect evaluates probed by the nail phalanxes and accepted by the middle phalanges.
In astrology, the basal phalanxes correspond to the signs of the cardinal cross — Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn.
The basal phalanx “solves” the question of material fitness or “penetrates” into the real essence of things, the evaluation of which begins with the nail phalanx of each finger.
A narrow, tender start of a finger reveals a talent for activity, a sense of authenticity of facts and knowledge, refinement of observations, critical perception of what is happening and literary talent.
The thickened basal phalanx speaks of irreducible material needs. Such people are not subtle feelings.
They also lack intelligence mobility and the ability to intelligently lead discussions.
The phalanges of the fingers are always considered in the ratio of their lengths.
The relatively long nail phalanx speaks of the immediacy of assessments, the ability to express oneself, creative thinking, spiritual mobility in the areas symbolized by this finger.
Intellectuals and thinkers have just such long nail phalanxes.
A long middle phalanx reveals logical thinking, receptivity, thoughtfulness, a natural understanding of the essence of things, fair criticism, the ability to speak, interpret words, the conscious abilities of the creator and organizer, the talent of a businessman in areas that are symbolized by a particular finger. At the same time, it is connected with the theme of a person’s purpose — to collect experience.
A long, wide and fleshy root phalanx indicates the ability to practically realize the makings of the upper phalanges of the fingers. She points to a significant power of action and realization.
Fingers are used to perceive and translate external forces, and the lines on the fingers demonstrate the nature of these processes. These singatures can be compared to conductors of energy.
Vertical lines in the basal and middle phalanx are normal. On them the signal goes deep into the hands for processing.
Clear, ordered, continuous and parallel longitudinal strokes indicate a balanced state of energy perception.
Vertical lines on the nail phalanx are more rare. They are related to the functions of the glands. But there remain unexplained correspondence of the fingers to certain secretory functions of Henry Manguin, Claude Seago, Dr. J. A. Hüth, an expert in the endocrine glands, and Dr. Mac Aylaf analyzed this topic a lot.
Modern conclusions, in addition, are based on reflexology data.
1. Vertical lines on nail phalanges:
• on the finger of Jupiter — excessive desire for leadership;
• on the middle finger — a pronounced interest in philosophy;
• on the ring finger — extreme sensitivity, excessive creative imagination, spiritual potential;
• on the little finger — refined feelings, emotional sensitivity and the gift of self-expression, intuition, inspiration, fantasy.
2. The transverse lines on the nail phalanges, which are called “white lines”, reflect the transferred stress:
• on the index finger — depressed self-esteem, possibly as a result of social maladjustment;
• on the middle finger — the real loss of wealth, the threat to security, stress due to unemployment or housing conditions;
• on the ring finger — predisposition to communicate, openness, but such a person is too critical and demanding;
• on the little finger — difficulties in communication, sexual problems.
3. Transverse lines on the middle and basal phalanges reveal internal rejection, blocking those abilities that a certain finger expresses. Sometimes it is a favorable sign, because the transverse lines on the middle phalanx of the fingers of Jupiter and Mercury may indicate the acquisition of diplomatic abilities that allow to bypass sharp corners.
In chirology, it is common to divide fingers into knotty and smooth ones. On narrow fingers, there are two types of phalangeal nodes.
«Philosophical nodes» are called interphalangeal joints between the nail and middle phalanges.
In a positive sense, they mean analytical skills, logic, organized thinking, a penchant for philosophy.
Their negative impact: distrust, pettiness, intractability.
The nodes of the material or lower order connect the middle and basal phalanges. People with this feature of the hand consider everything su-gubo from a practical point of view.
They make decisions based on experience, respect laws and orders, strive for what can be really achieved.
Positive aspect: the collection and analysis of facts.
Negative aspect: pettiness and nastiness.
But there are also combined options, for example, on the philosopher’s hand there are both types of “knots”.
Phalanxes of the ring finger
Nail phalanx of ring finger
The nail phalanx symbolizes the ability to realize in the artistic, aesthetic or personal sphere of life, as well as the nature of perception of form and rhythm. Its size and shape also reveal the main features of social intercourse. If it is longer than the other two phalanxes, the person seeks to achieve perfection in his affairs.
In addition, it testifies to sincerity, delicacy, idealism and a subtle sense of beauty.
Middle phalanx of ring finger
The middle phalanx indicates the power of creative aspirations and the ability to embody their ideals in completely different spheres of life.
Root phalanx of the ring finger
The root phalanx gives an idea of a possible reaction, activity of artistic or creative aspirations.
Long and well formed, it demonstrates the ability to fruitfully develop the makings that the ring finger symbolizes. If, moreover, this phalanx is full, a person seeks sensual pleasures and loves entertainment and comfort.
People with a well-pronounced basic phalanx are able to take everything from life that they can and cannot stand loneliness.
If the front phalanx is longer, then this person is governed by higher instincts.
The middle phalanx is longer — such a person is well versed in business.
The lower phalanx is longer — a person lives only for today.
All phalanxes are long — strength and authority, ambition, patience and prudence.
All phalanges are short — strength, vital energy, spontaneity and mobility.
Thick phalanxes — materialism and an ambitious essence, the love of luxury.
Thin phalanxes — a tendency to art, creativity, innovation, ability to manage.