We all know the seven major types of classifications of palms by the world renowned French Palmist DÁrpentigny in the 19th century. They are 1) Elementary palm 2) Square palm 3) Conic Palm 4) Spatulate palm 5) Psychic palm 6) Philosophical palm and 7) The Mixed palm.
There is another type of classifying the palms based upon the 4 elements of the universe ,namely Earth, Water, Air and Fire, which was done by noted British palmist, Fred Gettings. His popular method can be applied more easily to most of the palms.
Brief explanation of each type along with pictures are given below:-
1) THE EARTH HAND
a) Physical appearance:-
Squarish palm with short blunt tipped fingers . There are likely to be few lines in the palm- only 3 or 4 lines, in many cases- but these will be strong , giving the hand an uncluttered look and a feeling of positive strength.
Arched or looped finger prints invariably go with this type.
b) Psychological aspect:- they are traditional at heart, solid, stable and down to earth. Practical, hard working and level headed. These people like an orderly life, outdoor rural types , fond of physical activity , they hate being inside for long and have a natural liking for nature. Extremely persistent , they do not have time for fanciful schemes. Strong in physique and constitution. Earth types are rarely ill, however, because, they suppress their emotion, they may be susceptible to digestive disorders. They prefer to eat the routine - simple rice and dal.
Loyalties light their families, communities and country. Their happiness lies upon their being able to provide solid material security for their loved ones.
The Earth type Fig.1
POSITIVE EARTH: NEGATIVE EARTH
Accepting Change resistant
Conservative Habit ruled
Dependable Limited thinker
Even tempered One track mind
Hard working Pessimistic
Patient Suppresses emotions