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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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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Merry Christmas Beloveds! Blessed Be!

The 1’s # One. Chi.

This is the final post in the series of 19 mini-blogs I called “The 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 components of Chirology.” I first began sharing on this topic on 26th September and today I’m loving that this offering downloads on Xmas day, the very day that symbolises holiness/wholeness.

Also, I can’t help noticing that 1 + 9 = 1, surely verification of the Grand Design? So, here goes……

The word chirology originally stems from ‘kheri’, the Greek word for hand, but chi is also the flow of animating energy that exerts to form the magnificent fusion of existence. The ‘chi’ in chirology is the God Principle, the Essence, the Source from which the four elements earth, water, fire and air issue forth. The elements are each their own manifestation of chi.

Indescribable chi is the ‘fifth element’. Symbolising Intention of the Highest Order, the principles of chi permeate the craft of chirology. In the chi realm of counselling and coaching with hand reading, we talk about the person’s religious and spiritual life.

Chi also governs the mysterious realms of intuitive perception that are so inextricably part of the hand reading craft. Here we are tapped into consciousness, compassion, channeling, and energy transference.

5 Element Chirology is the only hand reading system that specifically describes, and emphasises, the Realm of Spirit.
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More on Thumb Tip Flexibility – Tip Bends Inwards.

Occasionally, one or both thumb tips habitually bend inwards on a set of hands. For hand readers, this feature doesn’t signal as a positive ‘look’ about the person.
In much the same way that inward curving nails aspect insecurity and possessiveness, inward bending tips of digits suggest fear-based self-centeredness. At worst, the person is a materialistic victim, who has little self-determination, and who needs no end of support.
Inward bent thumb tips show deep-seated vulnerability.
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