Palmistry The Thumb

thumb palmistry meanings

in Palmistry the thumb can show how people go about getting what they want

The size and strength of our thumb has a direct influence on the way we get through life. Our opposable thumb allow us to use and manipulate objects in ways few other species can and it shows, quite literally, how we get a grip on our lives.


It’s a fairly simple matter to see how large someone’s thumb is compared to the rest of their hand. The proximity of the thumb to the fingers usually remains quite close at rest, but it’s worth noticing how far from the fingers the thumb stretches when the hand is fully extended.



  • A large thumb shows motivation, a more forceful nature and the drive to get things done against all odds
  • Smaller thumbs tend to belong to more easygoing, laid back people who are less driven to make things happen

People with large thumbs tend to be more motivated than those with smaller thumbs. Smaller thumbs indicate a less forceful personality, and very small thumbs on a larger hand can point to a severe lack of drive and confidence.


Let’s not forget that you need to assess the size of someone’s thumb compared to the overall size of their hand; it’s all about proportion.



  • People whose thumb displays a larger top phalange than lower phalange tend to use more willpower than logic to get things done
  • People whose thumb displays a larger lower phalange than top phalange tend to use more logic than willpower to get things done

Sometimes the differences in phalange length are plainly obvious, but quite often they can appear to be roughly the same size. You can check the difference using your own fingers as a guide; just measure the person’s top thumb phalange using your own forefinger and thumb and then slide down to the lower phalange to see if there’s any difference.

As you practice giving readings you’ll find that, rather than recalling the flash cards one at a time, your readings will begin to flow more naturally as you combine the various aspects of each card as you go.



  • A person whose thumb rests naturally close to the hand tends to be shrewd and possibly shy
  • A person whose thumb rests naturally away from the hand tends to be more outgoing and generous

Although the thumb tends to be at rest in a similar manner to the rest of the hand this is not always the case; occasionally you’ll come across a thumb that is happier pointing away from the fingers. By manipulating the thumb and seeing how much resistance you can feel you’ll be able to assess their flexibility, and by asking people to extend their hand fully you’ll get an idea of how the thumb works in connection with the rest of the fingers.


Some people’s thumbs bend and curve back to the wrist with just a little pressure but some people can hardly move their thumbs away from the hand at all. If you come across a particularly flexible and bendy thumb this can indicate someone who is extremely gullible and easily lead.




For a bit of added detail, take a look at the shape of a person’s thumb tip. People with square thumb tips tend to be practical and hard working, whereas people who have thumb tips that are rounded and conical in shape tend to be more creative. People whose thumb tips are wider at the end (spatulate) often belong to craftsmen and women who are used to using their creative talents in a practical manner.


* Taken from the upcoming iPad Interactive Book ‘Palmistry – Palm Readings In Your Own Words’

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