The Right Hand of Donald Trump

Posted April 30th, 2020

One thing that needs to be said before we start is that I do not know when this cast of Donald Trump‘s right hand was made, so I don’t know how old he was at the time. I suspect that it was made a few decades ago – certainly not since he has been President […]

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The Hands of Spiritual Leaders

Posted April 6th, 2020

In times of crisis, people turn to gurus and spiritual leaders for insight, understanding and guidance. The advice that they give can come in many different forms and will largely be dependent upon the spiritual tradition that frames their perspective; and also on the degree of personal insight and understanding that they have. Fortunately, we […]

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Astrological considerations on a Pandemic

Posted March 23rd, 2020

The WHO declared that the COVID-19 virus outbreak was a pandemic at 5.16pm on Wednesday 11th March 2020, at Geneva in Switzerland.  The Matter at HandWith Virgo on the Ascendant, Mercury is the ruler of this chart – an interesting start, given that Virgo traditionally rules matters of health and that Mercury is the planetary […]

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Fingerprints and your Karmic Path

Posted February 3rd, 2020

Your life lessons for this lifetime can be seen in the fingerprints on the ends of your fingers. Have a look at the fingerprint on your index finger – the index finger reveals your spiritual ideals and aspirations. Loops (Water) A vital role that loops play in life is to bring people together. With an […]

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Fingerprints Distributions in the hands of NZ Maori

Posted January 3rd, 2020

Fingerprint distributions in the hands of Tangata Whenua The data relating to finger-print patterns of 430 Maori males and 236 Maori females are presented. The overall percentage of whorls is very high, and that of loops and arches particularly low. Maori Males: whorls=68.77%; loops=30.77%; arches=0.46% Maori Females: whorls=63.47%; loops=35.89%; arches=0.64%. Pakeha/Europeans have around 23% whorls, […]

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Patterns of karma and the Hand

Posted December 11th, 2019

The hand is a map of karma. Whilst the fingerprints, as genetic markers, are indicators of past-life karmas that you have brought into this life, the lines of the hands describe your present patterns of suffering. It is comforting to know that the lines of your hands change over time, especially in response to changing […]

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Faith, Belief, Knowledge and Wisdom

Posted December 11th, 2019

How can you know that handreading works ? You can just ‘believe in it’ I guess. Or you can have faith that the person reading your hands is not a charlatan. Or you can have experience of it…. In Buddhism, emphasis is placed on seeing and knowing and not on faith or belief. Beliefs are […]

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Buddhist Handreading

Posted December 10th, 2019

I am often asked about the difference between palmistry and the approach to handreading that I take, to which I usually reply that what I do can best be described as Buddhist Handreading. There are a number of different factors that create that emphasis, not least because I have been a Buddhist since 1983. There […]

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Historical Perspectives on Cheirology

Posted October 30th, 2019

The first reference to handreading in Western European literature can be found in the work by Aristotle ‘De Historia Animalium’ Book 1, which was written in c.345 BC.  Aristotle posed the questions: why are there lines in the hand; and why do people with long lines live a long time, and those with short lines […]

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The Hands of Walt Disney

Posted August 12th, 2019

There are a number of distinctive features in Walt Disney’s hands: – Loop of Sensitivity in the Water Zone– mainly absent minor earth / saturn line– doubled & strong Protocol lines– Major Water not reaching the edge of the hand, ending towards base of the index finger– whorl on active hand index finger contrasted with […]

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