Lengthy fingers and palms that are square The High Priestess archetype has a water hand form (length fingers and a rectangular palm) and a strong Mercury (or "small") finger, making it one of the world's rarest personality types in palm reading. The other end of the spectrum is the Devil's Hand, which has short fingers and a round palm.
The length of fingers represents different things based on their use. For example, long fingernails are a sign of ambition for women - unless they're modeling agents who need to keep up with the latest trends! Fingertips can also be a source of information about someone's character if you know what to look for. For example, if you see thin lines around sensitive fingertips then you might find this person introverted; but if you see thick callouses then you would guess that they are an extrovert who likes to show off their strength.
The shape of the palm is very important when reading hands. If you look at a map then you will see that countries such as India and Pakistan have large areas that are flat or near-flat, while others such as Greece and Italy have much more mountainous terrain. This means that hand shapes vary greatly between people from these two countries, with the Indians' flatter hands being an obvious example of this phenomenon.
Hands can be described in a variety of ways, including claw-like, thin, scrawny, big-knuckled, blue-veined, plump, fat, chubby, and arthritic. Hands may also do tasks. They wave, point, gesture, and touch their chins or noses, and each of these motions and habits reveals something about the character.
Hands are made up of several layers that are visible under skin. The top layer is called the epidermis. It is very thick on your palms and fingers, and it protects your body by resisting bacteria, chemicals, heat, and pain signals from your brain. Just beneath the epidermis is a layer of brownish-gray skin called the dermis. This layer contains blood vessels, hair follicles, sweat glands, and some nerve endings. The deepest part of your hand is the bone called the phalange. Each finger has a rounded tip called a phalanx at the end of it. Inside the bend of each finger there is a space called the interphalangeal joint. This is a place where two bones meet. The joint allows for more flexible movement than could otherwise be achieved with less rigid joints.
The words "hand" and "arm" are used interchangeably, but they mean different things. An arm is a long, slender piece of muscle and bone that extends from the shoulder to the elbow or wrist.
Hands can be described as thin, ugly, strong, nervous, moist, few and competent, weak, unknowing, unlineal, huge and peculiar, bloody and invisible, powerful, skilled, earthy and cold, pitifully mangled, soft, clever, huge, steady, easy, practiced, capable, interested, forth thine, delicate but nervous. Hands are the instruments by which we work, love, eat, drink, and play.
They are the body's main means of defense against attack, so they need to be strong. But strength can be overdone; it can make your hands look bulky rather than attractive. A strong hand can also tell people you're not willing to work with them cooperatively.
Hand size is usually compared with other parts of the body, such as feet, ears, and noses. Large hands mean large feet, big ears, and a large nose. Small hands mean small feet, small ears, and a small nose. There is no real advantage in having one type of hand over another; what matters is that you are comfortable with the size you have. Some people prefer to wear gloves to protect their hands from heat or cold. Glove sales increase significantly during winter months when people wear gloves to keep their hands warm.
Healthy hands will appear well nourished with healthy-looking nails. The skin should be smooth under the fingers and palms should be free of wrinkles and scars.
Hands with extended index and ring fingers are physically beautiful. Men's index-to-ring-finger ratio is lower than women's. This is because men need more muscle control when playing instruments or manipulating objects with their hands.
The ideal man's hand size is 3 ½ to 5 inches, but most men's hands are around 4 inches long. Women like men with large hands; it indicates that he is strong and capable of handling things that she might want to hide from other men.
Men should pay attention to the shape of their hands as well. The back of a man's hand is usually flat, while the palm of his hand has several wrinkles called fivestripe patterns. These patterns are evidence of many tiny blood vessels inside the skin that supply it with oxygen. As men age, these vessels become less numerous until they are visible only through a microscope.
The color of a man's hands depends on which part of the world you are from. In America, men tend to have white hands due to the pollution in the air, while in Asia men often have dark brown hands due to the habits they have when cooking food over an open fire.
17 of the 34 muscles that articulate the fingers and thumb are located in the palm and are related to the hand bones through tendons. Unlike other parts of the body, the skin of the palm is glabrous (hairless) and cannot be tanned. It is likewise long-lasting but sensitive to touch. In order for the skin layer to remain attached to the body, small blood vessels run throughout the palm, connecting it to the finger tips and heel of the hand.
The palmar fascia is a thick sheet of connective tissue that covers the muscles and bones of the hand. It extends from the wrist to the first finger tip and divides the hand into two distinct regions: dorsal (top) and volar (bottom). The term "palm" means the top half of the hand. The word "fascia" refers to a dense network of fibrous bands that bind together many organs and tissues in the body. The palmar fascia provides attachment sites for several large muscle groups including those that flex the hand, draw the middle finger toward the index finger, and extend the ring and little fingers.
Blood vessels and nerves run between the layers of the palm, connecting it to the rest of the body. The palmar aponeurosis serves as a ligament between the bones of the hand. It is a strong, flat membrane that covers the underside of the hand, extending between the proximal and distal phalanges of each finger.
It is made up of five metacarpal bones that form the palm of the hand. The metacarpals join the carpals proximally and the phalanges distally. Each one has a rounded head at its joint with the next bone and a long slender shaft. They vary in length from just under 2 inches (5 cm) to nearly 10 inches (25 cm). Weight bearing tends to shorten them. The longest are the first two, the second two are about the same length, and the third two are a bit shorter.
The name comes from the Greek word for hand, meta, and carpal, which means "hand-shaped." There are 14 carpal bones in total, with each one forming a socket where one or more of the metacarpals can fit comfortably. The term "carpus" means "hand" in Latin as well.
The palm of the hand consists of three layers of skin covered by strong muscle tissue. The bottom layer of the palm is called the palmar fascia. It extends between each finger and the base of the finger where it ends in a thin sheet of fascia called the palmar aponeurosis. This thick membrane covers the top layer of the hand called the dorsal skin. Between the fingers and at the end of each finger there are large groups of muscles called flexors.