HAND AND FINGER COMBINATIONS
Before reading the palm, look at the fingers to see if theyre short or long. This isnt always easy to gauge when youre just beginning, but a little practice will enable you to assess the finger length at a glance.
The fingers are considered long if they can fold back and touch a spot at least seven-eights of the way along the palm. Unfortunately, there are exceptions, as some people have extremely flexible hands while others are very stiff. Also, someone with an extremely oblong palm may have long fingers that only reach halfway down the palm, as the palm itself is very long. With experience youll be able to look at someones palm and instantly know if the fingers are long or short.
The problem comes when youre first learning and find a hand with fingers that seem to be neither long nor short. Fortunately, we can cover that situation as well.
If the fingers are long, the person pays attention to detail and you can say:
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