Palmistry and Perception – Do homosexuals have shorter index fingers than heterosexuals?

Do homosexuals and lesbians have shorter index fingers than heterosexuals? According to a full-page article entitled “FINGERS TIP OFF HOMOSEXUALITY” first published in the New York Post on March 30, 2,000 the answer is “yes”. Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley surveyed 720 gay men at street fairs in San Francisco and determined that gay men had shorter index fingers than heterosexual men. In a second article on March 31st, the Post claimed this was “the most talked about story in the history of the New York Post”. They explained how larger amounts of male hormones in Mom’s womb linked short index fingers to gays and lesbians. Their theory also extended to ring fingers, “Homosexuals and lesbians have shorter index fingers than ring fingers.”

Predicting someone is gay from the length of his or her index finger is absurd. Sexual proclivities and appetites in general are reflected in the shapes, proportions, flexibility, elasticity, consistency, and colors of hands and fingers. Sexual behavior including seductiveness, passive/aggressiveness, and fetishes are reflected in the ball of the thumb, heart line, and pinky finger. Index fingers do not provide answers to questions of sexual orientation. I’ve examined many thousands of long-index-fingered gays and short-index-fingered straights at special events over the past thirty years. A preponderance of photographers, designers, architects, craftsmen, actors, performers, teachers, and salespeople has longer ring than index fingers.

Your index finger does say a lot about your character. Here is the long and short of index fingers. If your index finger is short (less than half way to the middle of the top phalange of the middle finger), you will have to work harder to achieve your goals than the long-index-fingered person. Your major challenge is learning to value yourself enough, to ask for what you’re worth. Too many short-index-fingered people received too little emotional support and encouragement while growing up. They were unable to be their authentic selves.

Plenty of successful individuals have short index fingers, however, nothing came easily to them. They earned every drop of what they achieved. What the Berkeley survey is saying, but doesn’t realize, is that the particular focus group of gay people they found at street fairs battle with issues of self-esteem. Perhaps a parent was unavailable physically or emotionally during their formative years. It’s no wonder so many gay people have short index fingers considering how confused, afraid, angry, and perverse western culture is concerning homosexuality.

I chose the photo of Mitt Romney to draw attention to and dispel one of many myths about palmistry. This particular myth is popular in the main stream because the scientific community has embraced and dubbed it “digit ratio theory.” You’ll find almost a half million results when you Google it. If you believe it, you can also assume that Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George Bush are also gay as they have longer ring fingers than index fingers. The “digit ratio theory” doesn’t define homosexuality, but it does perpetuate stereotypes and prejudices in our culture.

Palmistry and Marriage

When I was thirty-eight years old I married Joanna, a twenty-six year old dancer. Joanna has an Aries sun, Gemini moon, and Taurus rising. Her square palms, widely spread flexible fingers, and low-set stiff-thumbs, along with head and life lines closely tied together at their start are the epitome of rebellious stubbornness. I affectionately call her “RamBull.”

I have a Gemini Sun, Taurus moon, and Scorpio rising. My square palms and widely spread, very flexible, long fingers reveal the versatility of my nature. I have to work extra hard not to get distracted – to be disciplined, structured, and focused. Joanna calls me “a piece of work in progress.”

 

Before I asked Joanna to marry me, I took a close look at her hands. Traditionally, most palmists look for conformation of marriage in three places in the hands: horizontal lines under the pinky finger, lines touching the life line within the ball of the thumb, and lines connecting to or branching from the fate line. This is a nebulous area of palmistry; marriage can be difficult to judge in terms of detail and timing. Joanna had one horizontal line under her pinky finger that indicated to me that she would commit to a life partner in her mid-thirties. I considered that maybe our timing was off and said so, “Your hands say that you won’t be ready to fully commit to a life partner until your mid-thirties.” She proceeded to tell me how palmistry was wrong and I was up to my eyeballs in bullshit.

We married despite palmistry. Joanna is twelve years younger, which makes us ‘the boars’ at Chinese New Years parties. When Joanna was thirty-three and I was forty-five, Cassie was born. We team worked like never before to be the best parents we could be. When Cassie was two years old, Joanna said to me, “Do you remember when you told me that I wouldn’t truly commit to a soul mate until I was in my mid-thirties and I said you were crazy?” I nodded.“You were right.” Palmistry doesn’t always show external events accurately as much as symbolizing internal changes.

Marriage preferences, propensities, and potentials will be discussed in more depth when we get to individual character types. Speaking of nebulous areas of palmistry, our daughter Cassie didn’t appear in my hands until after she was born.

Palmistry and Relationships


Relationships are my all time favorite application of palmistry. Counseling couples can be challenging, however, as some couples don’t see or don’t want to see their issues. Although I can instantly see where compromise is possible and where it’s not, many couples may not be ready to face the unvarnished truths of their relationship. Choosing safe is a lot easier than choosing satisfying for them.

One woman with square hands and long fingers, a Thinking type, who I read at an event told me as I examined her hands that “she was so very happy” because she had “the best husband in the world.” Her hands told a different tale, the story of Sleeping Beauty waiting to be awakened by her prince. Her very supple thumbs, inwardly curving pinky finger, and the end of her heart line dipping down to touch her headline indicated to me that she was avoiding confrontation. Instead of being honest about her feelings, she was rationalizing and compartmentalizing while desperately trying to be the person she thought everyone else wanted and needed her to be. I addressed her issues and confirmed that her dad had been overcritical, controlling, and emotionally absent during her formative years. She had been programmed to “act nice” in an attempt to make the peace and please everyone around her. “Be yourself”, I advised.

A few minutes later, her prince charming sat down. He had rectangular palms and short fingers, an Intuitive type, her polar opposite, but they were not necessarily an incompatible combination. He told me that he was having an affair with another woman and was thinking of leaving his wife. I asked why he hadn’t informed her of his feelings. “It’s impossible. She sees what she wants to see. I feel guilty for deceiving her and angry for having to. I’ve lost respect for both of us. Betraying her naive trust makes me hate myself.” “Tell her the truth”, I suggested. It appears that Sleeping Beauty was soon to be rudely awakened. She and Prince Charming might not have found themselves in this predicament had they dealt with their issues sooner. If only they had known how to read hands while they lovingly held each other’s.

That same evening, another couple sat down. He had long palms and long, stiff, knotty fingers, a Feeling type. She had small very flexible hands, short fingers, and smooth joints, an Intuitive type. He was a control freak. She was a freedom lover. He was extremely practical and methodical. She was creative and spontaneous. His jealousy and possessiveness would eventually drive her nuts. They sat soberly while I spoke about compromise, trust, and learning to partner more and better. The rest of the evening, he became my shadow, a walking testimonial, saying to everyone, “My wife loves this guy.” At the end of the party, she came up and told me that I might have helped save their marriage.

Palmistry and Health

In the days before computerized medical diagnosis, doctors used their intuition, tasted a patient’s urine, looked into their eyes, inspected their tongue, and examined their hands to diagnose illness. Dozens of illnesses can be diagnosed from fingernails alone, which are considered windows to a person’s health. Some health problems which can be seen in a person’s nails are: anemia, malnutrition, thyroid disease, diseases of the liver, heart, lungs, and colon, chronic respiratory disease, lymphatic problems, diabetes, carpal tunnel syndrome, Raynaud’s disease, high blood pressure, psoriasis, eczema, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcers, sickle cell anemia, and Hodgkin’s disease. Some stress related diseases and cancers can be detected in the fingerprints and skin ridge patterns (dermatoglyphics). Lines in the hands can indicate conditions of the heart, brain, kidneys, liver, stomach, and sexual systems.

I always ask female clients before coming for a consultation to remove their nail polish so that I can observe the color and texture of their nails, which protect the delicate nerve centers in their fingertips. When nerve centers are operating in a healthy way, nails appear smooth textured, pink, and clear. When nerve centers are impaired, this leaves an impression on the nail texture and color that must be read accordingly. A very fine and healthy person will tend to have fine and healthy nails, while a coarse person will have coarse or fluted (vertical ridges) nails. The more the nails appear to be fluted, the more the nervous system is affected. Fluting naturally occurs more with aging. People with Type A personalities tend to have large moons. Small moons are normal, while No moons often correspond to low blood pressure or a slower metabolism.  If I see a serious potential health problem, I’m always careful not to alarm my client. I suggest that they consult their doctor.

Stress depletes calcium in the body, which shows up in the form of white flecks in the nails. Wherever you see flecks, apply both a time and stress factor to the meaning of that particular finger. A nail takes approximately six months to grow out.  If you see white flecks in the middle of the nail on a person’s middle finger, it’s likely that three months ago they may have experienced a stressful situation in their career or work. If the white fleck is on the very tip of the index finger, then about six months ago, they may have experienced a blow to their self-esteem.

Many health problems are natural predispositions of specific character types. Understand the type and you will understand the corresponding potential health challenges. People with square palms and long fingers (Thinking types) have potential problems with their nervous system, bronchial system, and thyroid gland, as well as issues with memory loss, headaches, speech impediments, and respiratory difficulties. Those with square palms and short fingers (Sensation types) can have trouble with skin, teeth, knees, ligaments, deafness, rheumatism, gout, paralysis, hardening of the arteries, hemorrhoids, and varicose veins. Individuals with rectangular palms and short fingers (Intuitive types) are generally healthy types, but prone to blood disorders, liver trouble, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, heart failure, and problems with hips, thighs, throat, and head injuries. Some of their greatest challenges result from overindulging in food and drink. Folks with rectangular palms and long fingers (Feeling types) may have stomach and colon problems, reproductive issues, venereal diseases, challenges with bodily fluids, and foot problems. Health will be covered in more depth in future blog entries as we delve into the twelve specific character types.

 

Palmistry and Will Power (part 4)

Thumb Generalities

How is your thumb set on your hand?  Is it high, medium, or low set?  Higher set thumbs like Wilbur’s indicate less adaptable minds that can be cautious, reticent in thinking, and self-centered. High set thumbs are frequently carried close to the hand. They tend to show a lack of trust, secretiveness, and unresponsiveness.

 

Medium set thumbs like Billy’s are well balanced, sensible, and reasonable. These hard working dependable folk set achievable goals, which they methodically chip away at. They’re steady workers and reliable friends.

 

 

Low set thumbs belong to generous, independent, and freedom loving individuals. Very low set thumbs like William’s belong to a rebel who goes looking for an underdog or good cause to support. Others may have their freedom, but they’d better give him his.

 

 

Ever see a thumb that’s thick and shapeless like the end of a piece of sausage?  What does your common sense tell you? Is that person reasonable, tactful, diplomatic, and refined? No, they’re usually coarse, tactless, dense, lack mental agility, and are crude in their reasoning and passions. Most people with sausage-like thumbs have little interest in what others think. What about a broad well shaped thumb?  These individuals are strong and determined and have abundant physical energy and stamina. At times, they can be aggressive or blunt. What if a thumb is shapely and column-like in appearance? A strong will, tact, and refinement rule the person. What if the thumb looks like a paddle with a broad tip and a waisted (narrowing at center) second phalanx? These people have a lot of mental determination, backed up by strong tact and diplomacy and can persuade others with refined logic. Sometimes, the tip of a thumb looks as though it was smashed or flattened. This is known as the ‘nervous’ thumb, obviously indicating a nervous temperament and lack of a balanced energy.

Let’s consider the shape of the tip of the thumb. The four most common shapes are conical, round, square, and spatulate. The conical thumb (Wilbur) is cone-like in appearance. It belongs to an idealistic, impulsive, and somewhat impressionable individual who loves beauty and backs down in confrontational situations because his will is softened by a conical shaped tip. A round tip balances idealism with the practicality.  Square tips (Billy) are the most practical of all. Squareness adds common sense, reliability, and dependability. A spatulate tip (William) belongs to a strong willed action-oriented individual who loves his independence, originality, and unconventionality.

Is a thumb stiff?  Slightly flexible? Highly flexible? Very stiff thumbs feel like they’ll break before they bend.  Stiff thumbs represent stubborn, persistent, determined individuals who may also be cautious, economical, and resolute. Jealousy and possessiveness are nasty stiff-thumbed habits that cause unnecessary suffering. Supple thumbed people, on the other hand, are adaptable, sympathetic, generous, and versatile. They’d love to be extreme, outrageous, and extravagant. They’d make great philanthropists if they could only figure out how to hold on to money. They tend to ask too little for themselves and don’t know how to say “no.”  Distractions are normal for supple thumbed folks. They tend to spread themselves too thin, becoming the proverbial “jack of all trades, master of none”.  I encourage supple thumbed people to embrace focus, discipline, and structure. It’s like prescribing bad tasting medicine. Many people with highly flexible thumbs, fingers, and hands have spent their life resenting obligation, avoiding responsibility, rebelling against authority, living in fantasy, self-medicating, or when all else fails, adapting to their obligations and responsibilities.

Palmistry and Will Power (part 3)

The Murderer’s Thumb

The club thumb is known in palmistry books as the “murderer’s thumb”.  I’ve examined the hands of many murderers (criminally insane) and have seen only one club thumb among them. A violent act committed by a club-thumbed person is rarely premeditated. It’s an act of uncontrollable rage and unbridled passion. It symbolizes an inflexible nature, with potentially explosive results in difficult situations. Loving and peaceful individuals can also have club thumbs.

Early in my career, I examined a set of hands that had two club thumbs, a simian line on the dominant hand (head and heart line combined) and four phalanges (instead of three) on the little finger of the dominant hand. I considered what to say to my client. His simian line symbolized a constant battle between head and heart, an inability to verbalize feelings, tremendous focus of energy in the moment, an eternal restlessness, and constant soul searching. I didn’t have a clue what the four phalanges on the little finger stood for.

 

I decided to stick my toe in the water before jumping in. “I wouldn’t want to make you angry at me” I said cautiously. “Oh, I never get angry. You can ask anyone. I’m the nicest person in the world”. That’s incredible, I thought. “You must be a very evolved person to have overcome the obstacles I see in your hands,” I replied. He agreed that he was very evolved. I didn’t have to be a palmist to see that he was repressing a ton of rage. Approaching half a ton, he had to turn sideways to get through my door. Cautiously, I explained the challenging implications of what I saw as the dark side of his symbolism. His response was total shock and disbelief. I decided that avoiding the subject of rage was the best path to take from that point on. The rest of our time was spent discussing his creativity, healing abilities, and spirituality. I came to understand that his unique pinky finger represented deafness in one ear (hearing attributed to pinky) and sexual abuse in early childhood (little finger is related to sexuality). His sexually perverted uncle molested him, while his weak and ineffectual mother pretended not to notice.

My ignorance and inexperience made me squirm with this client. I felt relieved when he left. About six months later, he called “You know, you were right about me. I wasn’t ready to hear it. I have a lot of rage. As a matter of fact, I can kill with thoughts. No really, I really can kill with thoughts. Can I come see you again?”  Oy, I thought. “I don’t really think I can help you,” I told him. “Perhaps a psychotherapist is a better choice.” He said he planned to see a shrink, but wanted to connect with me since I stimulated his awareness. I saw him regularly for several years after that. He lost a couple of hundred pounds and was in his first intimate relationship. The owner of this set of hands was destined for a lifetime of obstacles and conflicts about ‘right use of his will’.

Palmistry and Will Power (part 2)

Story Time: Three Little Pigs and their Thumbs

Once there were three little pigs that were brothers. Wilbur had tiny thumbs, Billy had medium size thumbs, and William had large thumbs.

Wilbur’s tiny thumbs were very supple. The top phalange flexed back easily at the first joint. He was sweet and kind, a real romantic, but with those conical tips, lived in a world of his own ideal fantasies. Wilbur dreamed of having a beautiful home, riches, and true love, but he didn’t understand the importance of making commitments, having determination, or being loyal. He didn’t have a clue how to make his dreams come true. He played megamillions, hoping to solve all of his problems at once. When a fellow pig was down on his luck, Wilbur would give him what little resources he had, then run to his larger thumbed brothers and ask for a handout. He’d offer his latest poem or sing them a song, hoping to engage their sympathy. Sometimes Billy and William would get so frustrated, that they’d deny Wilbur’s requests. He’d brood and tell strangers of the unfairness of his brothers and of the world in general. Putting it mildly, this little pig was unmotivated and unassertive and the world is not particularly kind to little pigs with these qualities. In school, Wilbur enjoyed art and music, but performed poorly in academics. It’s not that he wasn’t smart, but he didn’t apply himself to anything. Other pigs of questionable character easily led Wilbur around. He was constantly falling in love, building elaborate romantic fantasies in his imagination, but he was so shy that the object of his desire never even knew he existed. If only Wilbur’s parents had known about thumbs. They could have helped Wilbur strengthen his thumb by offering more genuine encouragement and helpful support to strengthen his will, instead of criticizing and comparing him to his larger thumbed brothers.  With regard to that house of straw, his brothers built it for him. They had hoped that he wouldn’t end up on their doorsteps, but little thumbed pigs are especially vulnerable to big bad wolves and you know the rest of that story.

Unlike his tiny thumbed brother, Billy had medium sized; medium set column-like thumbs. He was practical, reliable, and responsible. His square fingertips on flexible (not supple, not stiff) fingers, symbolized Billy’s need to be orderly and systematic. He was a practical problem solver, planning eventually to go out and get a job working for someone else. Billy did well enough in school, but he was easily satisfied with not asking enough of himself. Billy learned a trade and became a wood worker. That’s why Billy built his house from sticks. He wanted logs, but couldn’t afford them, so he decided he would build log additions on as time went on.

As a loyal friend, Billy attracted other practical and responsible friends. Billy maintained a small savings account and had some credit card debt, but always made payments on time. Annoyed by his small thumbed brother’s irresponsible attitude, Billy gave Wilbur handouts while lecturing him on taking responsibility for his future. Billy had a sowfriend whom he intended to marry, but were waiting until their nest egg was more substantial. What a shame the wolf blew Billy’s house down, but rest assured this little piggie started over, building his home more substantially the next time.

Everyone thought William (big thumbed brother) was the luckiest pig. He was lucky to have such strong thumbs. They were broad, strong, resilient, low set, and had spatulate tips. William was ambitious and hard working. He was practical like Billy, but he was also independent and very inventive. Always knowing he was going to work for himself, William excelled both academically and athletically. He became president of the student council. All the sows adored him, but William had his eye on the captain of the cheerleading team. They dated for a few months and then got married. When William graduated from high school, he went straight into business school. His MBA completed, this little piggie went to market with his own general contracting business. While William hired Billy occasionally as a carpenter, he never offered him a full time job because he didn’t want Billy to become dependent on him. Wilbur frequently showed up for handouts. William was non-judgmental and generous, but always asked Wilbur to help move something heavy, wash the car, or clean the house. This worked much better than a lecture to keep handouts to a minimum. The wolf was no match for this determined little pig who knew that his well-built house could withstand a hurricane.

By the way, Big Bad the Wolf (Scorpio) had large, high-set clubbed thumbs. These thumbs were hereditary and symbolized a family history of murdering little pigs. Big Bad was obstinate and known for having explosive reactions in difficult situations. Fortunately for the large thumbed pig, the wolf was narrow-minded, unlike his cousin, Clever Fox with his slim waisted paddle-like thumbs. Big Bad hyperventilated, passed out, and died of a head injury  while trying to blow down William’s reinforced concrete block wall.

Palmistry and Will Power (part 1)

Our hands manifest the messages of our minds. In turn, our thoughts, feelings, and experiences are mapped in the shapes, proportions, and topography of our hands. Because our hands change as our thinking and circumstances change, we can make decisions and exercise our will power, then observe those changes in our hands over time. Exercising free will is the most important reason for learning to read hands.

The thumb is the site of will power in our hands; it’s the reason we have dominion over our simian ancestors. The thumb is a small body part that takes up huge space in the cerebral cortex of our brains. Our minds develop because our thumbs oppose our other four fingers. All tools, from a simple pencil to our most complex computers are a result of the placement of our thumbs.

Thumbs symbolize our most valuable human resources: will power, logic, and ability to love. These three priceless qualities must be balanced in order to live a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life. Like the other four fingers, a thumb has two joints that create three separate segments known as phalanges. The first or top phalanx of the thumb represents will power. The second or middle segment represents logic and reasoning ability. If the will phalanx is longer than the logic phalanx, the person acts before they think. If logic is longer, they’re good at figuring things out, but get stuck in their mind. They procrastinate on making decisions and taking action, although a bit more logic than will power keeps impulsiveness in check. The third or bottom segment is the ball of the thumb, which is contained by the lifeline. The ball of the thumb determines our capacity for love and our ability to maintain intimate relationships. It also indicates our ability to empathize, nurture, and appreciate other people, as well as animals, nature, art, food, and music. Logic and will are misguided without love and empathy.

Thumb size is very important and needs to be judged in relationship to the hand as a whole. Is your thumb large or small in comparison to your hand? The top of an ‘average’ length thumb is level with the middle of the bottom segment of the index finger. Shorter than this indicates a short thumb, longer indicates a long thumb. A long thumbed person is a natural leader who wants useful and practical results. Unless the will phalanx is especially long, thinking is the guide. A short thumbed person is guided by his heart and easily led by first impressions and sentimentality. A very short thumbed person may have trouble being motivated enough to get out of bed in the morning. They can get addicted to watching television or playing solitaire on their computers while they avoid responsibility.  I encourage these people to join a gym and to impose schedules, structure, and discipline on themselves in order to build their will power and take pride in something they’ve accomplished.

Palmistry and Practicality

The fourth and final of the four basic human functions is the Sensation archetype. This type has square palms and short fingers. Pure Sensation types have very few peripheral lines in their palms, with hardly any interruptions on the three main lines (head, heart, and life). Skin ridge patterns are usually coarser than observed in the other three archetypes. Square shaped fingertips and arch fingerprints are frequently seen, and there’s often stiffness in the joints of the fingers and thumb. Sensation types are driven by their physical senses. As the most practical, responsible, reliable, dependable, pragmatic and objective of all types, they have an innate understanding of how the material world works. They trust what they can see and feel, not inspirations, ideas, or intuitions. As a matter of fact, they tend to get so involved in practical matters that any imagination or abstract ability is limited. Because the world of work dominates their life, they need to be careful not to get addicted to routine and order. They love their homes, family life, friendships, and food as well as work. This type’s biggest challenges are learning to trust their gut, relinquishing control, and letting go of ideologies and circumstances once the handwriting is on the wall. Sensation types can be the Pragmatist who initiates, the Objectivist who maintains (Mitt Romney), or the Analyst who adapts.

Hillary Clinton is a Sensation type and a Pragmatist. The Pragmatist is the most serious and responsible of all twelve types. Hillary is a natural business leader and a great manager, able to deal with the responsibility of each and every aspect of daily business while maintaining her long-range vision. As a structured, disciplined, focused, and dependable leader, she expects you to be on time and do what you say. She has no patience for excuses and doesn’t trust slick and flashy types (though she married one). Practical, prudent, and efficient, Hillary patiently bides her time until the right circumstances are present. She’s a workaholic who won’t think twice about starting early or staying late when a task needs to be finished. She has a dry sense of humor, and occasionally, a cold and pessimistic dark side.

Hillary’s separated head and life line indicate that she’s much less conservative than people think. Even though she’d prefer to stray from the rules, she continues to support a system she doesn’t know how to change. Hillary is independent and freedom loving; she hates bureaucracy despite working in one and detests critical authority figures. She has an inherent conflict between taking responsibility and having freedom. Good causes inspire and impassion Hillary; unless she has a worthy quest, her life becomes too mundane. She is easily bored, and becomes restless and impatient with routines. Being Secretary of State suits her temperament well. Hillary is not jealous or possessive, but demands too little of her partner in her emotional life (low set pinky finger). She needs to listen more to her natural intuition and less to her handlers. Hillary has less natural charm (she doesn’t need anyone’s approval), but much greater executive abilities than her husband Bill.

You don’t have to be a Sensation type to be practical. Any hand that appears to have a square appearance adds a lot of practicality to the personality. Head lines and heart lines that run straight across the palm without curving are practical. Not having very many lines in the hand can help the person to stay focused and resist distraction. A long straight fate line extending from the wrist to under the middle finger symbolizes a ‘nose to the grindstone’ kind of personality. Arch fingerprints tend to enhance practicality – at least in the area that the particular finger represents.  Fingerprints are unchangeable, however, other qualities in hands can change. As a child, my hands were so highly flexible that structure, discipline, and focus seemed impossible. I didn’t have a clue how to be practical. I had a hard time appreciating it at the time, but fortunately, I had a mother who forced me to be more realistic and eventually (it took almost thirty years) the joints in my conscious hand stiffened up. My unconscious (left) hand and fingers are still very flexible.

Palmistry and Intuition

The Intuitive archetype has rectangular palms and short fingers. These highly spirited, enthusiastic individuals dislike details, need to grasp the whole picture, pride themselves on their honesty, and require a lot of freedom to express themselves naturally. They’re extroverted, very busy, objective, independent thinkers who must learn to set goals in order to accomplish their objectives. Easily bored when life gets mundane or routine, the Intuitive types needs to stay inspired and passionate while cultivating clear vision and enduring patience. They’re frequently accused of being opinionated because their point of view is so imperative. Communicating clearly and effectively is a must. The best way for Intuitive types to flourish and blossom is to behave responsibly and naturally in their relationships and creative self-expression. Intuitive types can be broken down into three individual character types: Pioneers initiate (Barack Obama), Actors maintain, and Wanderers adapt.

“The most difficult job in the world is not being president. It’s being a parent.” Former President Bill Clinton is an Intuitive type. He’s an Actor. Born three months after his real dad died, Bill was raised by an abusive alcoholic stepfather. Many Actors spend much of their lives searching for approval from father figures because their own fathers were physically or emotionally absent during their formative years. A lifelong quest for an Actor is a hero’s journey to become a devoted father figure who loves unconditionally and without expectation.

Although people question Bill Clinton’s character, Bill is actually true to his character. He’s a Sun / Jupiter type, which blends Apollo and Zeus, two of the most powerful, charismatic, and sexiest gods in Greek myth. Bill can rule the free world, have fun, enjoy sex, and play the saxophone, all at the same time. Zeus was famous for his seductions and philandering. Apollo was irresistible. It’s not easy to find healthy creative outlets for all that libido. Many of the most powerful men and women in the world are philanderers with sexual addictions. Excess testosterone comes with the territory.  Zeus could have whatever female mortal he wanted. His problem was getting away with it.  His wife Hera was famous for kicking his butt by punishing his conquests and their offspring. You can bet Hillary booted Bill’s behind when he got caught. It’s hard to get away with much when you’re a public figure and mortal.

You don’t have to be an Intuitive type to have intuition.  Short fingered people in general having a stronger gut level intuition than long fingered folk. People who have conical fingertips and smooth joints on their fingers tend to be more intuitive than people who don’t. When the head line dips down toward the heel of the hand, intuition and imagination play a greater role in the person’s psyche. Some people have a line of intuition curving toward the percussion of the hand, which also increases their sixth sense. There are certain dermatoglyphics (skin ridge patterns, which will be discussed later) that indicate enhanced intuition. Of course, by paying attention to and using our intuition, we begin to learn to trust it. I sometimes have accurate and unexplainable insights while examining someone’s hands. I chalk that up to having cultivated my intuition over the years.