~ In Your Element ~
analysts use one or more of several systems to quickly assess an
overall personality type. One of these systems is based on the four
elements – earth, fire, air and water. This quick assessment allows the
analyst to draw a sketchy outline of the general personality type from
which he can later build.
The easiest way to understand these
element types is to picture how these elements manifest in nature. We
also talk of being ‘down to earth’, ‘having our feet firmly planted in
the ground’, ‘head in the clouds’, ‘airy fairy ideas’, ‘like a leaf in
Earth types are
reliable, practical, down to earth, loyal, sensible, hard working,
robust and persevering but can also be boring and dull, stubborn,
materialistic, ruthless and insensitive. The corresponding astrological
signs are Capricorn, Taurus and Virgo.
Fire types are
ardent, enthusiastic, energetic, extrovert, optimistic, forthright and
magnetic, but can also be impatient, egotistical, hot tempered,
domineering, showy and bossy. The corresponding astrological signs are
Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
are communicative, calm, sociable, lively, interesting, chatty,
intellectual and rational but can also be detached, cold, impractical,
unfeeling and self opinionated. The corresponding astrological signs
are Libra, Aquarius and Gemini.
are sensitive, kind, sympathetic, intuitive, artistic, creative and
psychic but can also be withdrawn, over emotional, addictive,
impressionable, lacking in morals and standards, dreamy, destructive
and emotionally vulnerable. The corresponding astrological signs are
Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
Hand analysts use the following
techniques to categorise a hand into one of the element types. It must
be stressed however, that many hands will reveal a combination of two
or more elements. These hands are called mixed hands and reveal a
balance of several element characteristics within the personality.
How to recognise the element types
pure earth hand is solid and well built, with a square palm and short,
well built fingers. The very few palmar lines will be solidly etched
into the palms, giving the hand a very calm and robust appearance. Skin
Texture is likely to be coarse with the skin ridges easily seen.
The Fire Hand
pure fire hand has an oblong palm and short fingers with reasonably
strongly etched lines in the palms. Unlike the earth hands, these palms
are likely to contain far more lines revealing an abundance of strong
nervous energy. The skin texture in fire hands can vary between
medium/coarse and medium/fine
The Air Hand
pure air hand will have a square palm with rather long fingers. The
palmar lines are wiry and the whole palm will have a calm, realistic
appearance. Skin texture is likely to be medium to fine.
The Water Hand
pure water hand looks delicate and fragile, with a long oblong palm and
equally long, slim fingers. The lines in the palms are finely etched
and there are likely to be many of them, revealing the extreme
sensitivity so typical of the water type personality. The skin texture
is likely to be fine to very fine.