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Post  Martijn (admin) on Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:39 pm



The picture above serves to describes how to find your Elemental Hand Shape in just 3 steps.

STEP 1:

Find your hand shape dimensions by measuring your finger length (fl), palm breadth (pb) and palm length (pl) as indicated by the hand at the top of the picture.

(More detailed guidelines for measuring the proportions of your hand are presented in my article: How to assess your finger length properly?)

STEP 2:

Calculate the three proportional RATIOS for your 3 hand shape dimensions as follows:

- RATIO 1:  fl/pl = finger length versus palm length ratio
- RATIO 2: fl/pb = finger length versus palm breadth ratio
- RATIO 3: pl/pb = palm length versus palm breadth ratio

Then you can find the RATIO-SIGN (in terms of '+' and '-' signs) for each ratio in the center-part of the picture.

STEP 3:

The three RATIO-SIGNS together represent your 'hand shape profile': in the bottom part of the picture above you can find out in which category of the elemental hand shape types your hands are.


NOTICE: Your 'hand shape profile' may vary between your right- and left hand. And more details about how to find out if you have a 'pure' hand shape or one of the 'mixed' hand shapes is described in my article: Finger Length Proportions and Hand Shapes!


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Post  Martijn (admin) on Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:51 pm


For a quick introduction regarding the interpretation of the Elemental Hand Shapes, I would like to recommend this article presented at Lynn's website:
http://www.handanalysis.co.uk/pdfs/kindred%20spirit%20article.pdf

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Re: Find your Elemental Hand Shape in 3 steps! (Locked topic)

Post  Lynn on Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:39 pm

The article Martijn refers to (linked from my website)
http://www.handanalysis.co.uk/pdfs/kindred%20spirit%20article.pdf
was written by Jennifer Hirsch.
Although my name is mentioned at the end of the article, it was only because the magazine was published locally near me in UK, and Jen is in S.Africa., so I acted as liaison.


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Post  Martijn (admin) on Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:02 pm


I have created a world map for 'finger length' & 'palm breadth' - based on data presented by international biometric hand studies.

The patterns are quite obvious: Europeans and Americans tend to have (slightly) shorter fingers and/or wider palms than Asians.

Unfortunately such info is only available for a few countries; if anybody finds likewise info for other countries... you are very welcome to share!

(More details regarding those charts are reported in the article: Hand signs for Extraversion / Introversion )





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Post  Martijn (admin) on Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:03 pm


Here's an interesting innovative picture presented by US palmist Mark Seltman, describing 3 sub-variants for each of the 4 hand types (intuitive = fire hand shapes; practical = earth hand shapes; thinking = air hand shapes; feeling = water hand shape).

(I wonder how Mark ranked these hands under the 3 catergories ... and especially how hands under those categories are related; e.g. I would have ranked the nurturer under 'adapters', and it's hard to understand why the analyst is not ranked under thinking, etc. I also wonder what Mark has in mind describing a 'lover')

PS. Mark described his thoughts regarding this picuture at his blog:
http://blog.markseltman.com/2012/12/17/palmistry-and-the-twelve-types/


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Post  Martijn (admin) on Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:51 pm


Looks like I have found a better way to describe the 4 elemental hand shapes (with finger length variations combined with palm shape):

PS. For a better understanding of the primate-aspects featured inside the picture, check out this topic: http://www.modernhandreadingforum.com/t2518-primatology-palm-reading




And I think it is quite fascinating to see that the hand shape of all featured syndromes are located outside the SQUARE created by the 4 hand shapes... while this was not less obvious in the earlier approach based on finger length variations only:



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Post  Martijn (admin) on Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:45 pm

Martijn (admin) wrote:
Looks like I have found a better way to describe the 4 elemental hand shapes (with finger length variations combined with palm shape):
...

I can now report that I have made more progress in my research on how to assess 'elemental hand shape' properly, the picture below shows that the 4 elemental hand shapes closely resemble principles that can be derived from the assessment of 'palm length' & 'finger length'!


These are the new (simplified) principles that I can recommend:

Water hand shape: LONG hand shape = (very) long palm + (very) long fingers
Air hand shape: BALANCED hand shape = short palm + long fingers
Fire hand shape: UNBALANCED hand shape = long palm + short fingers
Earth hand shape: SHORT hand shape = (very) short palm + (very) short fingers

I think these principles are much more specified than the traditional use of the term 'square palm', especially since a true 'square palm' is very rare!

Additionally, based on the corrected 'medium hand shape' one can define ordinary hand shape to represent the fifth (average/neutral) 'ether hand shape' as follows:

• Ether hand shape: ORDINARY hand shape = ordinary palm length + ordinary finger length


More details are reported inside this brand new article titled:
Understanding hand shape: evolution, genetics, sex, ethnicity & personality!

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Re: Find your Elemental Hand Shape in 3 steps! (Locked topic)

Post  Lynn on Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:34 pm

Sorry Martijn, I still prefer the version I use!

In elemental hand reading there is no such thing as an ether palm shape.
What do you mean by ORDINARY? as in Ether hand shape: ORDINARY hand shape = ordinary palm length + ordinary finger length

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Post  Martijn (admin) on Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:27 am

Lynn wrote:Sorry Martijn, I still prefer the version I use!

In elemental hand reading there is no such thing as an ether palm shape.
What do you mean by ORDINARY? as in Ether hand shape: ORDINARY hand shape = ordinary palm length + ordinary finger length

Lynn, you can read the word 'ordinary' here to be referring to international 'average' - plus the closely related variants that are found between the 25th and 75th percentiles

(NOTICE: All three pictures inside the article also present statistical clues - in terms of $percentiles - regarding how to discriminate 'ordinary' hand shapes from 'extraordinary' hand shapes).

Regarding the 'ether hand shape':

Just like the 5th element 'ether' represents a principle that is indescribable... one could argue that an average hand shape provides 'freedom of choice'. I think using such a principle also solves the problem regarding hand shapes that represent a perfect 'mix' of all 4 hand shapes.

By the way, this is not just about me having a wish to re-defining the elemental hand shapes. The thing here is that I found underlying principles that result from what I could describe as the ''international average hand shape" (based on data reported from 8 countries) - which indicates that there are principles which more precisely describe the differences between the 4 hand shapes.

This goes beyond the 'experiment' that I started a few years ago focussed on visual examples of the 4 elemental hand shapes inside books of well respected authors (Fincham, Reid, Gettings & Hirsch) - though I needed that earlier 'experiment' in order to become aware of the (simple) principles that I described for the individual hand shapes.

But there is more...

By applying the three qualifications 'short', 'ordinary' and 'long' to both dimensions (palm length & finger length) it becomes also much more easy to describe 'mixed' hand shapes precisely!

While using the 'flip-flop' principles 'square palm' and 'rectangle palm'... one could argue that there is no fundamental principle which describes how a 'square palm' can be discriminated from a 'rectangle palm'... especially as there is no fundamental issue that can be used to describe the difference - because there is simply nothing in between a 'square' and a 'rectangle'.

I hope these answers are helpful?

Though I would like to add one final (deep) thought:

For me it is fascinating to have become aware how the 'fire hand shape' can fundamentally be understood to be composed with 'unbalanced proportions' (finger length = short, palm length = long => this concerns a stress-full combination since inside the primate family palm length always shows a tendency to be significantly longer than finger length!!!)... which appears to reflect a parallel to the most stricking aspect of the element 'fire': it's 'unstable' nature!


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Post  Lynn on Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:17 pm

re "there is simply nothing in between a 'square' and a 'rectangle'." Yes you are right, we should use the word oblong instead of rectangle.

In the element system the element ascribed to the handshape isn't just a label, it is the manner in which they express their energy according to the principles of that element. How would you say these ordinary, average "ether" handshapes go about using their energy?

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Post  Martijn (admin) on Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:48 pm

Lynn wrote:re "there is simply nothing in between a 'square' and a 'rectangle'." Yes you are right, we should use the word oblong instead of rectangle.

In the element system the element ascribed to the handshape isn't just a label, it is the manner in which they express their energy according to the principles of that element. How would you say these ordinary, average "ether" handshapes go about using their energy?

Hmmm... formally, I think far most palms would qualify for the description 'oblong', probably also most of the ones that you would associate to represent a 'square' palm shape (because in far most hands palm breadth is clearly longer than palm length, which resembles an 'oblong' shape).

Regarding the 'expression' of energy:

One could say that the average 'ether hand shape' is less specialized... but instead it has a nature that has the quality to be able to choose it's energy - like a cameleon that has the quality to 'adapt' it's skin color to it's environment.

So, I think we could argue here that the main quality of the 'ether hand shape' is the quality of being able to use of four energies (earth, water, fire & air) whenever appropriate... but in a manner that is less specialized than seen in the other four hand shapes (which are more able to act with specialized energy according their element).

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Re: Find your Elemental Hand Shape in 3 steps! (Locked topic)

Post  yogiman on Sun Jun 29, 2014 2:34 pm

I've been playing poker, and besides by means of the body tells, the expectation for the cards of the opponent can be narrowed down by knowing the statistics. Some players have tediously learned them by heart, other players just get a feel for the probabilities by playing a lot. In the latter case it is said that he plays by intuition, and that is what almost all expert players do.

I think the best way is to see a lot of (measured) examples.

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A new more thorough approach for assessing 'elemental hand shape' became available, more details:
Find your elemental hand shape in 4 easy steps!

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