Types of Hand in Palmistry

Five Types of Hand

Reading the hand types is the simplest method in palmistry. The type of hand indicates one's basic character and values, as well as the way and attitude of do things. If there is any difference between the analyses result of the type of the hand and other ways of palm reading, the result should be subject to the former.

In China, based on Chinese Five Element theory, hand types are divided into five kinds: Metal Hand, Wood Hand, Water Hand, Fire hand and Earth Hand. Following are the detailed hand features, personality, career and love analysis of the five types of hands. Check what type of hand do you have now.

Metal Hand

Metal Hands Belong to Rational People of High Working and Leadership Ability

Features: square palms, fingers and nails; white, dewy, fleshy and elastic palm.

Personality: People of metal hands are practical, not affected by vanity, strong-willed and law-abiding. They are capable and talented in leadership, have the sense of fairness and justice, like to protect rather than bully the weak. Once they are helped, they will pay back. Also, they are unwilling to let down or take advantage of others, and tend to yield to the weak but not to the strong. People of this hand type have the courage to break through the unfavorable situation, withstand the pressure and change the environment to control their own destiny. Sometimes, they are so active that people around feel the great pressure.

Love Relationship: They are persistent yet unromantic, and cannot accept the emotional deception or the careless and casual lover speaking sugared words. Instead, they prefer the aggressive and capable. If you want to start a relationship with someone of metal hand type, you need to prove your love with the practical action.

Work: No matter which industry they choose, they need to develop the executive ability and do the performance-oriented work, such as leader, manager, official and legal professional. This type of work requires communication, coordination and teamwork, and is goal-directed, for which they can handle more easily and better reach their full potential.

Wood Hand

Wood Hands Belong to Emotional, Aesthetic and Creative People

Features: Oblong hands with long fingers, well-defined knuckles, and tough thumbs difficult to bend.

Personality: People of wood hands are stubborn and independent and prefer getting promoted to being stifled. With no complex of dependency but exclusiveness, they often keep mysterious to others, hate cliquism, get used to the fixed life pattern and can hardly adapt to the changing environment. They know their own mind clearly and are brave to be and express themselves. Meanwhile, they can undertake the due obligations and take care of the weak. Being soft-hearted and sympathetic, they are often touched easily. Besides, they are very curious, usually get to the bottom of things and show their extraordinary talent in religion, art, philosophy, psychology, etc.

Love Relationship: Wood hands are romantic and tend to have the Platonic love. Of high taste, they will not be flipped unless the lover is perfect both inside and outside and has the conspicuous temperament.

Work: No matter which industry they choose, they need to engage in the static work requiring thinking, such as public administration, marketing, culture and art, academic research, invention and creation, philosophy and religion, and non-profit business. This type of work is spirit-oriented and requires talent, ideal and concentration.

Water Hand

Water Hands Belong to Sentimental, Talented and Resourceful People

Features: Wide, plump and smooth palms with stubby fingers, round fingertips and long nails.

Personality: People of water hands are smart and talented fast learners who have keen observation and like to explore the truth behind things. They are clear-minded and boast the unique judgment and analytical ability. Despite the rich imagination, they lack of execution and action and often indulge in empty talk. Also, they can adapt to the surrounding environment in different roles and change the environment no matter how severe it is.

Love Relationship: They may fall in love with people from different backgrounds and attract each other for the novel and different feelings. However, the cognitive gap needs to be overcame. They are more likely to start a relationship with the one with little common points but many differences.

Work: No matter which industry they choose, they generally engage in the thinking-oriented brainwork, such as operator thinking about operation strategy, business personnel thinking about sales increase, research personnel thinking about technical breakthrough, marketing personnel thinking about market development, and artist thinking about work creation. This type of work is brain powered and requires logical thinking, strategic analysis and creative imagination.

Fire Hand

Fire Hands Belong to Emotional and Charming People of Professional Proficiency

Features: Long palms and fingers, ill-defined knuckles and ruddy nails.

Personality: People of fire hands are quick thinkers with 3-minute passion. They are emotional and clear about what to love or hate; they are willing to sacrifice for the one they love but don't want to have any contact with the one they hate. As smart fast learners, they are interested in many things and can speak frankly with assurance but lack of perseverance.

Love Relationship: With good looks, they often fall in love at first sight and develop the relationship quickly. However, the sweetness won't last long and they usually give up in half way because it is difficult for them to maintain the same passion from beginning to end. Therefore, if you are waiting for the beautiful love, you may hide away your external beauty to find the right one who loves your soul rather than face.

Work: Full of talent, wisdom, courage and vigor, fire hands can undertake the task alone and they like to have space and stage to advance bravely rather than the fixed pattern. Their excellent performance often makes others feel they are asocial. For them, the most important thing will be the horizontal development, communication and coordination.

Earth Hand

Earth Hands Belong to Rational and Down-to-Earth People of Executive Capability

Features: Thick palms and fingers, large wrists, coarse skin and palm print, thick muscle at the thumb base.

Personality: People of earth hands are willing to sacrifice themselves to protect others. They are resigned to the situation and can accept others, belonging to the wise rather than the smarty. They are easy-going yet a little dull, and have many valuable opinions but never declare randomly. Since they don't like to claim credit, their contributions are often ignored. Once they leave the original post, their important role will be realized. With a strong sense of self-protection, they make it hard for others to approach to their inner world. Also, they never give up easily for the things they hold on, thus a little stubborn.

Love Relationship: In general, they have a crush on someone easily but often fails. Their advantages and inner beauty are often discovered after a long time in relationship.

Work: Earth hands belong to the people who work silently, hold on straight to the end and never show off but make extraordinary achievements with the accumulation of experience. They prefer do their own work well to manage others. Although they lack of multi-functional development, they can always devote to their professional field with great efforts and hold on when others give up. With the accumulation of experience, they create the irreplaceable value.