ASTROLOGICAL EXPLANATION OF PALMISTRY
By Lubomir Dimitrov MSc,
Professional Astrologer, Australia
There are two major groups of people. Those belonging to the first group believe in astrology, but practically do not know much about it. The people from the second group deny the validity of astrology, but they know even less about it than the first group. And yet, astrology exists for more than 5,000 years and the movement of the planets directly affects our lives even if we want it to or not. The position of the planets can be calculated with an extraordinary precision by modern computers and it is not difficult for the people that are familiar with the basic astrological techniques to determine all the strengths and weaknesses that they possess from birth and on that basis also the major events that are likely to happen in their lives.
The natal, astrological chart of a person is derived from the date, place and time of birth. It is like a life road map. It describes the main strengths and weaknesses of the individual; it depicts the ego, the attitude towards money and possessions, the main sources of income and the way in which the mind operates and processes information. The attitude towards the parents can also be derived from it; if one of the parents had a particular bearing on the individual during his formidable years this will be clearly shown in the chart. Other factors that will show up are the attitude towards relatives, brothers and sisters, the conditions in the home where the individual grew up and the conditions in the home which he or she established later. The natal chart shows also the attitude of the individual towards sex, pleasurable romance and transient or permanent relationships.The chart will show impartially if the individual really possesses any psychic or healing abilities. A lot can be said also about the possibilities of distant travel, career direction and opportunities, group or social involvements and so on and so on. In two words, the personal natal report can give us answers about every aspect of our lives!
Another key feature of astrology is its scientific approach. What information can be tapped into using other methods of divination, like crystal ball gazing, Tarot card reading, examining the figures in a cup of coffee, etc. can be obtained with mathematical precision using astrology. Astrology does not leave room for hunches and premonitions, simply because the positions in the date, time and place of birth of every particular individual are strictly determined by birth. These positions can then be calculated by many different astrologers, who will always arrive at the same astrological result. It is true that they may use different wording to describe what they see in the chart, but the chart itself will always remain the same. This process is similar to two people who see the same movie and then tell you the story. The wording and the manner in which they will tell you what they saw may be different, but the plot will remain essentially the same. Thus, it is important that we consult an astrologer who knows how to put pen to paper or who knows how to put in proper words his or her astrological observations.
When I first started studying astrology about 10 years ago, I was amazed by the extraordinary accuracy of descriptions that applied to me, to my relatives or to my acquaintances and friends, according to their astrological birth chart. Even their outer physical appearance could be determined by the positions of the planets on their birth charts. Later on, I started experimenting with the charts of people who I never saw in my life and more often than not, I was able to describe the main characteristics of their physical bodies, the main features of their faces and even the expression of their eyes. It is not uncommon for me to receive emails today from my friends and acquaintances in Bulgaria or from other countries, who have met a new boyfriend or girlfriend and who give me their birth details, hoping to find out if this relationship is going to last or not. In most cases I can determine the general physical appearance of the person in question and sometimes I am surprised myself of the accuracy of my description when later on they send me a photograph, which completely confirms my findings based on astrology. Needless to say my predictions about how the relationship is going to work out are also extremely accurate.
This process works both ways. By observing the person in question either on a photograph or in direct contact, I am in a position to state the key astrological features that are present in this person's birth chart. By having a brief conversation with the person I can tell their time of birth. This is especially useful for people who want their astrological, natal chart done, but are not certain of their time of birth. Some of them, who were not sure and wanted to confirm my findings consulted later on kinesiology practitioners who confirmed the same result. In short, at the moment of birth, the location of the planets in the skies leaves its imprint on the individual to such a degree, that not only can his character be then strictly determined by astrology, but also the major events in his life and also to a great degree his physical appearance.
Inspired by these new findings, I was puzzled by the question: Is the stars' influence so strong to leave its imprint not only on the person's face, body and traits of character, but also on the shape of the hand, the lines on the palm and anything else that falls into the realm of palmistry? To find out an answer to this question I continued my research and not surprisingly I found out that there is a definite link between palmistry and astrology. The basics of these findings I will share with you in this article, so you can find out the benefits of combining these two sciences together.
The definite advantage of palmistry is that everyone can observe his or her own palm or the palm of other people and interpretations about the character of the person in question can be made immediately. We do not need to possess computers or astrological tables, we do not need to conduct complex astrological calculations and we do not need to study diligently thousands of possible planetary combinations according to their signs, houses and aspects. If we simply follow a few, basic rules which I will teach you in this article, then we can obtain some basic idea about anyone, simply by observing the shape of their hands.
The disadvantage of palmistry, however, is that the precision of such interpretations is limited. We cannot go much in depth in our analysis and the picture that we can paint, describing the character of this particular person, although true, will be also very limited. This is the same if we compare the same object observed on a black and white photograph as opposed to a 3D image. The depicted object will be the same, but the difference in the quality of the pictures will be huge. If we want to know exactly the reasons for any deep-rooted psychological patterns or the psychological motivation of the person then we need to use the services of astrology. For most simple purposes, however, and for obtaining a general idea of a person that we are dealing with, the information that palmistry offers is quite sufficient.
The starting point in palmistry is observing the shape of the palm. Please note, that it has to be observed always with the palm upwards and never from the top, otherwise you can get quite an erroneous reading. Basically the palm of each person can be either square or oblong . Sometimes, the shape of the palm can be determined by the first impression that you have by looking at it, but otherwise the necessary measurements have to be taken. If you are not sure, then you have to determine the length and the width of the hand and to compare these two measurements.
To assess the length of the palm, take a reading from the base of the middle or the third finger (also known as the finger of Saturn) to the bottom edge of the palm. Then, to evaluate its width, take a reading horizontally about halfway up, at approximately the point where the thumb shoots off from the palm itself. Now compare these two measurements. If they are approximately the same then you are dealing with a square palm. If the length of the palm is markedly longer than its width (let's say more then 25%) then you are looking at an oblong palm.
Now take a look at the fingers. Are they long or short ? Again, you have to begin measuring at the base of the middle finger upwards to the tip of the finger (in most people's hands this is the longest finger of all) and then from the same point downwards to the bottom of the palm. Compare these two measurements. If the finger-length reaches generously into the bottom half of the palm, then the hand is long-fingered. If the finger-length reaches the halfway mark on the palm, or only scantily over it, then the hand is short-fingered. In other words, if we assume that the middle of the palm is 50% of the palm's length and the bottom of palm is 100%, then the hand is short-fingered if the length of the middle finger is between 50 and 75% of the palm's length.
When you take the measurements it is important to work with the proportions and not in absolute values. The length of the palm or the fingers in centimetres has absolutely no meaning at all, because different people are made from different genetic material, they belong to different races etc. and therefore come with different hand sizes. Also, male hands are generally larger than female ones; therefore the size here does not matter. What is important, though, is the proportion between the length of the fingers, compared to the length of the palm of the same hand. The same rule applies for the proportion of the length and the width of the same palm. For this reason I am giving here the guidelines in determining the shape of the palm in percentages and not in centimetres.
After you complete your measurements you will have two results: the hand in question can be either square or oblong and its fingers can be either short or long. This gives us four possible combinations, which relate to the four elements used in astrology - earth, air, fire and water.
- A square palm with short fingers - the Earth hand
- A square palm with long fingers - the Air hand
- An oblong palm with short fingers - the Fire hand
- An oblong palm with long fingers - the Water hand
In the second part of this article we will go in depth about the interpretations of these four possible cases, but for now we will mention only that the earth element is associated with practicality , the air element - with intellectuality , the fire element - with enthusiasm and the water element - with emotions . Also, in the second part of this article we will reveal which elements are compatible and which are not. In this way you may be able to explain to yourself some basic spiritual laws that even manifest quite obviously even in the material plane - for example why fire need air in order to sustain itself, but it is put off by water? You will find the answers to this and to many other questions in the second part of this article.
My office in the city of Perth is open for astrology readings for those of you who are interested to know themselves in more depth.