Anne Bunnell is an Associate Faculty of the AAHA. She became a Certified Hand Analyst in 2005 through the International Institute of Hand Analysis (IIHA) with Teacher Alana Unger. Anne lives in Petaluma, California.
When and how did you start reading hands?
I decided to study hand analysis in 2004 after experiencing some unexplainable anger issues that had arisen in my life that I couldn’t find the cause of. After doing some deep work with Alana Unger, it became very clear that it was my Life Purpose screaming for expression that was the source of my angst and anger. Hand Analysis was my instrument of choice to “get the music out”.
Are you specializing in any particular area of hand analysis? If so, what is it?
Gift markings and heart lines fascinate me. I find great fun and joy in sharing this information with my client and hearing their stories of how they experience these lines and markings in their own hands.
What is most meaningful to you about reading hands?
I love the sacred trust that happens when someone opens their hands to be read, trusting that they are safe and there is no judgment. I also am grateful for the opportunity to validate and celebrate who they are with no judgment.
Has your life lesson ever shown up during a reading? If so, how and what did you learn from that experience?
My Life lesson pays me a visit before every reading, without fail. It shows up as the left Saturn voice in my head (“surely I don’t know enough yet”). I have learned to quickly recognize it for what it is and just jump into the reading whole-heartedly anyway, allowing it to unfold.
What really cracks me up is that sometimes, if I have the same life lesson as my client, I struggle to explain about that particular part of their life lesson and sometimes I have even drawn a blank. So I usually just laugh, fess up, move on and circle back around to it.
How do you apply your life purpose and your life lesson, in other words, how do you see them work together?
The awareness of my life lesson (blind spot) and understanding how it shows up in my life has helped me to more quickly recognize my internal resistance for what it truly is. I can usually challenge and move through the fear and judgment by going ahead anyway, just taking small steps forward, one at a time. I have learned that if and when I choose to consciously challenge the belief around my life lesson, some pretty terrific things unfold.
What are your fingerprint patterns? (replace contents below with yours in the fingerprint chart)
|Whorl||Composite Whorl||Whorl||Whorl||Loop||Moon Whorl|
|Composite Whorl||Composite Whorl||Loop||Whorl||Loop|
Do you have a bad experience you can share to help others avoid a similar situation?
When I was a student in the IIHA year long program, I did a reading with a woman who was very guarded and had extremely dry hands. I was having trouble seeing her fingerprints so she applied some lotion that she had to see if that would help. It did make it easier to see her prints but the lotion was so fragrant that it made me sick to my stomach. Then, when it came to sharing the information about her life lesson (left Jupiter), she immediately rejected what I had to say and refused to even consider the possibility that this could be her blind spot. Needless to say I was a bit unnerved and one of us abruptly ended the reading right then and there. (Actually I think it was my left Saturn life lesson that ended the reading). Anyway, I learned a few things from that experience:
- I was still VERY new at reading hands and took her response as if I had said something wrong (my LL). The more vocabulary you can gather and use to explain about LP and LL the better. Ask other hand analysts what words and ideas they use in their readings.
- I always carry UNSCENTED lotion in my supplies, just in case.
What advice would you give to new students of Hand Analysis?
My advice to budding Hand Analysts:
- Be easy on yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- When you feel overwhelmed…breathe.
- Keep an open mind and heart so that you can see what you are learning from the reading as well as your client.
- Work on not being attached to the outcome of a reading, you are simply the messenger.
- Learn what you can from other Hand Analysts, there is an unending wealth of knowledge in this very supportive community, but please try really hard NOT to compare yourself to other readers. You will develop your own unique style that brings your gifts and talents to this amazing practice.
- Trust the process, there is always a bigger picture at play.
What intentions do you have for your Hand Analysis practice during the next six months?
Separating my practice into the different layers, my intentions for the next six months are to continue with my individual hand readings, develop a new website on squarespace.com (which is very user friendly so I am attempting it myself) and continue to participate in the wonderful classes offered through the AAHA and Earth School.
What is the best way to contact you?
Please contact me at : email@example.com.
What is your web site address? www.handrev.com