The symbolism in our fingerprint glyphs

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The symbolism in our fingerprint glyphs.

At some time in our lives most of us have worn an amulet. Be it religious stars or crosses, hearts or horseshoes, lettering or symbolic tattoos, we consciously or subconsciously choose the form, shape and meaning of our amulets from the many archetypal symbols and patterns that are imprinted in our psyches.

Whether to enhance a sense of belonging, to protect or for feel good style, we can concur that the myths and meanings that are associated with our symbols of self-expression have an energetic effect.

But what about the symbols which are PERMANENTLY INSCRIBED, engraved and imprinted upon our own bodies? If we believe a chamsa hand around our neck will ward off the evil eye, then surely the vortexes and labyrinths of the glyph (skin ridge) patterns which adorn our fingertips and palms (and soles of our feet) are influencing our very core energy?

Fingerprints have four primary forms:

Arches – earth energy - look like simple hills

Loops – water energy – look like a droplet of water

Triradii – fire energy – three directions of ridges converge to look like three pronged propellers

Whorls – air energy – look like spirals or bull’s eyes

Together they compose six basic patterns:  simple arches, ulnar and radial loops, tented arches, whorls, double loops and peacock’s eyes.

Our fingerprint and palmar glyphs are pre-ordained, fixed and unchangeable cosmic imprints which receive and emit their own unique resonance.  They may be seen as energy portals, thresholds through which we can better understand and express our authentic responses. In my book, ‘God Given Glyphs – Decoding Fingerprints – Chirology – The How-to of Hand Reading’, I have explained more about how it is that our glyphs show our psychological ‘backdrop’. They also show the environments in which we feel in harmony, which is why understanding your glyphs can be so helpful with career choice as well as with relationship compatibility.

Chirology South Africa


Author - Jennifer Hirsch

Published - 2013-03-26