NBCU 4.8.15Chirologist, writer, intuitive counsellor, hand reading teacher and mosaic artist Jennifer Hirsch has pioneered chirology in South Africa since 1991. She lives in Johannesburg where she reads people’s hands and teaches chirology.

“My work has always been about counselling and healing. I began working as massage therapist in 1979 and began incorporating hand reading into my therapy practice in 1991.

Soon I was a teacher of hand reading and a writer, as well as being passionate about doing mosaic art. I’m blessed too with 3 beloved grown-up children – Adam, Nandita and Kelly.

My early hand reading teachers and mentors were the late Brian Friend, who taught me palmistry, and Christopher Jones from the ex British Cheirological Society, who wrote and administered the home study training course that gave me a very good grounding in the principles of 5 element chirology.

I founded the Chirology Centre of South Africa when I began studying hands in January 1991. The ebooks ‘Craft of Hand Reading’ and ‘Traits of Being’ evolved out of the training manuals I compiled over years of teaching people how to read hands.

The idea for my book ‘God Given Glyphs’ first came to me in 2004. It took me more than 5 years to write and compile. Much of it is channelled. It is a very deep, authentic sharing of a hand reading career that has been and is my destiny. Hands and healing are a calling heard deep within my soul.”

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Single Vertical Lines on Sun Mounts.

As capacitors of potential energy, Sun mounts relate to flair, personal style, self-expression and talent, especially in the creative arts.
People with deep and clear sun lines exude warmth and friendliness, resulting their being well-liked. Owners are likely to have optimistic, outgoing, attractively warm-hearted and generous traits.
Depending on other palmar features, they are potentially spontaneous, versatile and innovative. Not only will they bring their creativity to life, but they will also achieve recognition, wealth and success. This marking supports the likelihood of the owner enjoying the rewards of financial security in old age, along with fulfilled contentment and satisfaction with what they have achieved.
This feature can also strongly indicate the likelihood of inheritance.
It must be noted that owners of these markings who are publicly visible also have a need for privacy and alone time. Significantly, theirs is a longing for inner stillness and spiritual rest.
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Skin Colour in Hands.
The colours of our palms reveal feeling states, personality traits, and general health. Palms that are uniformly ruddy show enthusiasm, and an ardent, intense energy in a person, who may be easily irritated or even aggressive. Equanimity, moderation and restraint are not their strong suit.
Red palms with underlying hues of blue and purple signal deep hurt, depression and circulatory weakness in the person.
The whiter the hands, the more difficult it is for their owner to cope. Pale hands reveal low vitality, anxiety, depression, self-absorption, a mystical orientation and a wanting to be alone.
Pink or red palms speckled with white dots and patches can signal underlying anger in the person. (see image)
If not caused by excess carotene in the diet, yellow palms underscore liverishness, crankiness, exacting standards, pessimism and worry.
Pink, which shows health, balance, warmth, optimism and congeniality, is the ideal colour.
Consider that ethnicity and natural skin colour will to some extent modify the meanings.
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Red Skin in Hands.
Red patches in palms can be red flags that signal physical inflammation. Our palms are part of our circulatory and endocrine systems, so we can assume that dilating and reddening blood vessels are caused by hormonal arrangements. But idiopathic, or ‘primary palmar erythema’, where pink and red splotches come and go, or are always be there, is physically harmless.
Mostly, red splotches show up on Moon mounts, signalling emotional intensity in the person. The Moon associated with nurturing and red Moon mounts show worry and concern about loved ones, often children. The person may have excitable, impatient, fiery and passionate traits.
The onset of palmar erythema is not a condition in itself, but ‘secondary palmar erythema’ (redness of palms) can be symptomatic of high blood pressure, liver disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. Other contributors include pregnancy, high estrogen, hyperthyroidism, tumors, circulatory problems, dystrophy, lupus, prescription medications, smoking and alcohol excess.
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Osho’s Fingers.

This is a photograph of the left hand of the spiritual master and teacher Osho. His fingers at their base where they join his palm are noticeably slender. If all his fingers were held closely together, light would show in-between these basal phalanges.
Basal phalanges are water governed and represent the world of the senses. When fingers are held close together and light still shines through the person is never greedy.
”Waisted” basal phalanges show a fussy eater who leans more towards minimalism and austerity, even perhaps compromising their needs for the sake of others.
They will likely be given to intellectualizing and rationalizing their feelings (reduced water, increased air).
In classical palmistry, this finger formation is said to show that money ‘slips through the fingers’.
In this image, Osho’s earth (middle) and fire (ring) fingers are closely held, while there are gaps on either side, with his water and air fingers being slightly apart. This feature is often seen on teacher’s hands.
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Your Life in Your Line.
There remains in palmistry a pervasive belief that a palm reader can foretell the length of your life from the length of your "life" line. The myth dates back to mediaeval times, when the focus of palmists of the day was on prediction of events, such as marriage, children, monetary gains or losses, and death. Superstition was rife, the future was seen as being fated, and chiromancy, the divinatory component of chirology, prevailed.
Whereas today we understand the principle of free will, in those years people were born into their station in life. There existed no possibility of up-levelling their circumstances. In today’s world, evolution of consciousness and circumstance has changed the interpretation of short life lines.
Our life lines encompass the balls of our thumbs. Even if short, a deep, clearly visible, neither too faint nor too dark line shows that the owner has joie de vivre, vigour, endurance and reliable regenerative energy. Depending on other features of their hands, it could be that for this person, all must be done today, as if there is no tomorrow. For them, a great deal of activity can be crammed into a short amount of time.
If the short earth line is very faint, it shows that the person’s health and vitality is diminished. Low energy and tiredness are characterised.
Many people with short life lines live long lives and many who die young have long life lines. The form of our life lines show the extent of our will to live, but not how long we live. Time of death cannot, and ethically should not ever be predicted from life lines.
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