Twelve Archetypes

Every hand has a dominant mythological archetype or combination of archetypes that correspond to the person’s dominant astrological signs (which may or may not be their sun, moon, or rising sign, depending on the overarching themes of the chart). Whether you’re looking through the lens of astrology or palmistry, when you multiply four elements by three modalities, you get twelve distinct types that comprise humanity’s metaphysical family.  Each of the hands below has a fascinating and compelling tale to tell that fits its archetype perfectly. While describing each hand in intimate detail, I’ll link the archetypes to the person’s psychological patterns and behavior. Readers of my blog will come to understand how palmistry really works as they explore various hands and their underlying narrative.

Twelve types

5 thoughts on “Twelve Archetypes

  1. After looking at your website I have discovered I am an intuitive.

    What are the physical differences between the 3 intuitives visually?


  2. Hi Mark,

    Good to see that you don’t speak of ‘types’ instead of ‘shapes’, because your modalities relate to hand physiology (and not morphology, which provides the basis for ‘hand shape’).

    However, Laura Jane’s question suggests that people may tend to associate your ‘types’ with hand shape (actually, initially I was also inclined to make that assumption, even though you didn’t use the word ‘shape’ in your report above).

    Anyway, thanks for the hint that the sub-classification is not about appearance – again, technically speaking it relates to the physiology of the hand. Hopefully you will describe the difference between ‘hand shape’ and ‘hand type’ more explicit in the future!?

    Greetings from The Netherlands! 🙂

    • Thanks, Martijn. I have always asserted four main morphological hand types. The twelve personality types are all derived from the four basic types based on specific qualities of the hands – id est, more stiff = more fixed, more flexible = more mutable, etc. I’m describing those types as I write my current blog entries and will eventually make them into another book.

  3. Thanks Mark. From your additional reference to the ‘four main morphological hand types’ I conclude that your use of the word ‘type’ (instead of ‘shape’) above was not a purposeful choice.

    PS. The first line in my first response was a bit confusing as it includes a typo; I was trying to say: “Good to see that you speak of ‘types’ instead of ‘shapes’” (after you spoke in another post of “Shapes and proportions of hands reveal one of four basic personality types”:

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