The thumb is the most important digit which man has. It is the
meeting point of palm and fingers. It should rather be called and
treated as king of Hand. Without it, the fingers will not be able
to grasp anything. Because of thumb, a man is called a social animal
otherwise it would have been just any animal.
It lies above the Mount of Venus.
Denotes the intelligence in an individual.
1) Wrist:- If it has originated from the
wrist the person is highly intelligent and has a fund of human sympathy.
2) Aggressive Mars:- If the thumb has
originated from the aggressive Mars, the person tries to have his
desires fulfilled with physical force instead of his intelligence.
Parts Of Thumb
The thumb has only two parts. Part continuing nails is the first
part. Below that is second part.
First Part represent: Action, Will Power.
Second Part represent: Capacity for Thought
& Logical Analysis.
If the first part is longer than the second, the person is of firm
resolve. He acts in haste without thinking about the consequences
of his actions. If the second part is longer, the person thinks
more and acts less. If the second part of the thumb is narrow in
the middle, it is called a waist like thumb. A person with such
a thumb does not have the courage to express his views openly. But
there is finesse in his actions. If the second part is thick the
person is fearless but he is clumsy in his actions. If the two part
are equal in length there is a balance between thought and action.
Normal:- Thumb which extends to the middle
of the third part of the index finger is of normal length. A thumb
of a normal length indicates the normal development of the brain
of an individual.
Shorter:- If it is short of the middle
of the third part it is called shorter thumb. A short thumb indicates
that the development of the brain has not been complete. Persons
with a short thumb act instinctively. Their capacity to resist the
pressure of basic instincts like hunger and thirst, fear, sex, anger
and jealously is very limited.
If a thumb originating from near the aggressive Mars extends to
the middle part of the index finger, it would be considered to be
short because it originates from a high place.If along with a short
thumb, the Mount of Venus is well-developed the individual is unable
to cop the pressure of sexual hunger and the question of proper
or improper is not material to him. He is more like an animal then
a men. If however his second part is also long as compared to the
first one he will be lazy of top quality.
Longer:- If it extends beyond the middle
of the third part it is larger thumb. Persons with such thumb are
talented persons and have the lust for power. If along with the
longer thumb they have also a longer index finger accompanied by
a well developed Mount of Jupiter they are likely to ascend to positions
If however their first part is also longer they are real genius
and have a dominating nature. They have a firm resolution which
however is not harmful for others around him. One must also study
the head line when one find a long thumb. If the head line is not
good, all the qualities associated with a long thumb turn into faults
If the knot between the two part is prominent it indicates caution
and the tendency to be wide awake. If the knot is soft or is not
prominent enough to be noticed, the person is careless and devoid
of the spirit of caution.
Tip Of The Thumb
Full and Thick:- The person is full of
zeal and self-confidence. If the first part is like a club, in addition
to it the man is violent by disposition.
Flat like the end of an oar:- The person
Square:- The person will have administrative
Conic:- The person is short of resolve.
Inclination Of Thumb
When one stretches his/her thumb it can be in any of the three
Straight:- The person is of a balance
disposition and has the quality of resoluteness.
Inward:- The person is likely to be of
a violent disposition.
Outward:- There is no desire for violence
of the person.
Distance Between Thumb And Index Finger
Angle of 90 degrees:- If the four fingers
are close together and the thumb is extended without any force and
makes an angle of 90 degrees the person is of a balanced disposition.
Less than 90 degrees:- If the angle is
less than 90 degrees, the people with such thumb abide by the conventions
and traditions though which we lived through. He has less capacity
to adjust himself to the changing values/ surroundings etc.
Obtuse:- If the angle is obtuse (i.e.
more than 90 degrees, the person does not take kindly to advice