If you look a person in the eye you can often tell their intentions. And if you look at a person’s hands you can always see their potential.
Hasta Sāmudrika is the Vedic variant of palmistry. It teaches us to identify the opportunities and obstacles facing a person by studying the impressions on their hands.
The trained eye can see the essential features of a person imprinted in their hands: the things that make that person unique. Not just the fingers themselves, for example, but also their form and the nature of the joints. The hand is like the microcosm related to the person as the macrocosm. The forms, imprints and lines of our hands reflect our nature, as well as our talents, strengths, opportunities and challenges. The forms, imprints and lines of our hands reflect our nature, as well as our talents, strengths, opportunities and challenges.
The task of Hasta Sāmudrika
Our hands are as complex as our lives, but also as simple as our conditioning. Every detail, whether it be a line or a nail, contributes to the overall picture. But this picture is only revealed in the context of the hand as a whole.
Hasta Sāmudrika shares with Jyotisha the task of establishing what is possible for us at a given time and what is not. They complement each other perfectly. In our consultations we therefore use your hands to formulate answers to your questions and to provide solutions.
Hands tell the unvarnished truth
Ideally the whole hand is inspected. This is possible in the context of a consultation. But the findings of Hasta Sāmudrika are not static. Because our hands are constantly active, whether we are aware of it or not, much can be learnt, based on an understanding of the importance of individual fingers and areas of the hand, the position of the hand and its gestures. Hasta Sāmudrika invites us to observe carefully the hands of those around us, which tell us so much.
Hasta Sāmudrika enriches interpersonal relations
Anyone with a basic understanding of this teaching can gain completely new perspectives. For his or her own life and ambitions. And in his or her community or in dealings with other people – in the family, with work colleagues or clients.
Through Hasta Sāmudrika we can learn so much more from the hands of those around us than they are able to communicate in words. The insights that we can gain from this can generate a new understanding and sympathy, as well as warn and protect us.
"The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why."