CHIERO’S RULES FOR RAPID OBSERVATION OF THE FINGERS
Want to know a lot about a person quickly? Observe the fingers. If they’re short and stumpy in proportion to the rest of the palm, they belong to a person with coarse instincts, who lacks intellect.
If the fingers and palm are equal in length, the owner is more cultured. His ancestors are more intellectual and he can be depended upon for work requiring intelligence and a higher mentality.
If the fingers look unusually long and thin, the man or woman will possess too much idealism and refinement and is not suited to business or work requiring “level headedness” and practicality. It would be useless to put such a person in charge of work-people or over work-rooms. Such a person, however, could be depended upon to do mental or educational work, research, science, literature, or philosophy.
If his fingers, in addition to their length, are also knotty or jointed (joints much pronounced), he or she can be depended on for work requiring thoughtfulness, detail, and concentration.
If, on the other hand, these long fingers were smooth jointed, this person would, while being idealistic and intellectual, also be impulsive. Such a person would be suited to artistic work, such as painting, etc., but nothing requiring detail, research or science. He would be useless in positions where discipline or control of others was required.
THE FINGERS CONSIDERED SEPARATELY
The first finger is called the Finger of Jupiter, also the Dictator, Lawgiver, finger of Ambition.
If this finger is unusually long and nearly equals the second, these tendencies are pronounced.
Therefore, if your employee has this finger long, you can safely entrust him with control over, and charge of others. But beware lest your first finger is short in proportion for, if it is, you too will have “to toe the line” and you may find yourself in a disagreeable position.
Furthermore, if this man or woman has a first finger that is long and crooked, you will find out to your cost that the personal ambitions of such an individual are “crooked.” Such an employee would be perfectly unscrupulous in finding out your secrets and getting you into his power.
The second finger is the Finger of Saturn. If it is straight and well-shaped, its owner will be serious and responsible and inclined to melancholy. But beware if this finger is crooked.
The third finger, if extremely long and straight, indicates an extraordinary desire for glory, celebrity, and publicity. Although this might be a good quality for an actor, preacher, politician or public man, it may be undesirable for a private secretary, or clerk to some family lawyer.
If this finger is crooked and long, all the above qualities will be intensified. The love of spending money and fondness for show will be more marked, the gambling tendencies pronounced. No position involving the handling of money should be entrusted to the possessor of such a finger.
The fourth, or little finger, if long (passing the nail joint of the third) is indicative of power of speech and subtlety in choice of language—the saying “to twist a person round one’s little finger” originated from this sign. Such people have a fine gift of speech and eloquence, valuable gifts for orators and public persons, but not for a wife if her husband is fond of sleep.
A short “little finger” denotes the reverse of the above. Such persons find the greatest difficulty in expressing what they want to say, but they can write better than speak and should be encouraged to do so.
These individuals, however, lack power over others. The shorter the “little finger” is, the more timid they are in the presence of strangers. If this finger is crooked, these weaknesses are emphasized even more, but if formed crooked and long the power of eloquence is also crooked. Such people are natural born liars.
The first and third fingers absolutely of equal length is the best sign of an equally balanced mind, but such a sign is rather rare to find.
When the fingers are supple in the joints and turn backwards or outwards from the palm, it is an indication of a quick wit and clever brain; but such persons lack continuity of purpose. They have no “hold,” as it were, on any one thing.
Fingers slightly curved inwards toward the palm denote persons slow to grasp an idea, or a subject, but such people have retentive memories and “hold” any one thing they may take up.
THE FINGERS—LENGTH TO ONE ANOTHER
The Smooth and the Knotty
The Finger of Jupiter, when long, gives love of power and command over others. When short it denotes dislike of responsibility and lack of ambition.
The Finger of Saturn when long gives prudence, love of solitude and a reserved, studious disposition. When short it denotes frivolity and general lack of seriousness in all things.
The Finger of the Sun when long gives love of the beautiful, desire for celebrity and fame, but when excessively long, the tendency inclines more toward notoriety, risk in speculation, the love of money and gambling. When short it denotes a dislike of all these things.
The Finger of Mercury when long gives mental power, grasp of languages, and power of expression, especially in speech. When short it denotes difficulty in speaking, and in the expression of thoughts. When crooked, with an irregular Headline, it is an evil sign of Mentality.
When the fingers are long in proportion to the palm, they denote intellectual power. When short and stubby, the subject is inclined to gross materialism.
When the fingers lean toward one another, they take after the qualities expressed by the finger toward which they lean.
DIFFERENT SHAPES OF FINGERS
A wide space between the thumb and first finger denotes independence of will and fearlessness.
When wide between the first and second fingers, independence of thought. Between the second and third fingers, independence of circumstances. Between the third and fourth fingers, independence of action.
Smooth-jointed fingers are more impulsive than those with “knotty joints”. The “knotty joints” arrest impetuousness, give reflection and love of detail in work. More often found in the hands of great organizers and those requiring thought and reflection in carrying out their plans.
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