Hand readers who look at lines through a right-brained, divergent lens of perception might occasionally observe the alluring manifestation of a pentagram lying within the lines. Sometimes called a pentacle, this five pointed pattern should “jump out” and be seen without difficulty.
Over the years I’ve received a steady stream of inquiries about meanings for this rarely detected lineal pattern. Many who have asked for my take in fact have, based on their personal subjective experience, psychology and beliefs, their own specific very personal version of what their pentagram symbol means for them, but they still reach out for my opinion on how I might view this coincidental convergence of lines.
For some hand readers, yes, it’s a pictorial symbol, interesting, but completely meaningless. For others, there is more to this 5 pointed star than just meets the eye. In contemplating a pentagram formation, intuitively orientated readers like myself would feel drawn to ascribe possible meanings to the various positions of this esoteric symbol in the person’s hand. We feel an invitation from source to receive a download of information; the 5 pointed pentagram pattern is like an interstellar stargate through which to “travel”. It triggers images, metaphors, colours, sensations and impressions.
The mount on which the pentagram appears always underpins and refines the interpretation. Attributes of the archetypal characteristics of the ancient gods were, in the old years of traditional palmistry, ascribed to the fleshy pads which to a greater or lesser degree contour over our palms. Qualities of the seven celestial bodies, the Moon and Sun, and the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, were correlated with seven individual mounts. Today, the symbolic associations of the latter-day planets, Uranus, Neptune and more recently Pluto have also been ascribed to and superimposed upon areas of palms, and their associated qualities accommodated into hand reading systems. Each individual mount is a capacitor of energy that relates to and represents the different components of our human experience. To properly read pentagrams, we must first learn the symbolism that associates with each mount, nevertheless, we do have some reliable generalized guidelines.
In old palmistry, we find that negative meanings are ascribed to pentagrams on the palms of left or passive hands, especially if one point faces downwards, like Satan’s emblem. Apparently, in a previous life the owner was a sorcerer-type who messed with people’s energies; this symbol on a passive hand is read to show that the person leans towards the occult. But with one point facing upwards in a left palm, the person might be a natural Merlin who uses his magical skills in positive ways.
Pentagram symbols in right hands of right-handed people are said to signify spirituality, healing knowledge, and service to others. This might be seen as being a “good” and auspicious sign of wisdom; the person can thank their lucky star. In another dimension, it is conceivable that the person is an advanced psychic, who is an adept in mystical schools of study. Depending as always on all other hand features, they might function with crystal clarity and be proficient in harnessing and governing their emotions.
Amongst many symbolic associations, pentagrams in ancient times were symbols for the 5 senses and the 5 natural elements earth, water, fire, air and ether. In medieval Arab and Jewish occultism, the “pentangle of Solomon” is a talisman that has power of exorcising demons. Pentagrams are linked to love; the cosmic pentagram of Venus is the path pattern of the planet Venus as she orbits through the heavens. In modern Western culture, they are symbols of fame or “stardom”.
In hands, they might be seen as a sign of a spiritual initiate who enjoys deep intimacy with God consciousness and who has affinity with nature. The pentacles suite in tarot relates to money. Depending on all other hand features, each of which could modify this interpretation, a pentagram in a palm might alert a reader to finances being a key theme for the person. Perhaps their finances are a central motivation; they are driven by the desire for material security.
In my 5th book, “Palmistry Signs & Symbols on the Mounts”, I’ve shared images and more specific meanings for pentagrams in the 4 positions I’ve observed them; on the Plain of Mars, on upper Venus, on lower Mars and on Sun mounts.
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Jennifer Hirsch is an ambassador for the craft of chirology and palmistry. Her purpose is to share the intuitive and counselling and coaching components of hand reading. Jen has pioneered chirology in South Africa since 1991. She teaches that our hands are our unique, personal guide and tool for self enquiry and that their forms and markings depict our physical, emotional, vocational, mental and spiritual realms. She has authored 5 books on how to read hands, all of which are available on Amazon.
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