Hand Analysis Can Prove Insightful

Below is an article written by Catherine Doe, reporter with the Valley Voice newspaper serving Tulare and Kings Counties in Central California. It was printed November 21, 2013.

Hand Analysis Can Prove Insightful

by Catherine Doe

We are each a soul living a human experience. Did you ever wonder what your soul’s agenda is? All you have to do is look at your hands. Or have Kay Packard, founder of the American Academy of Hand Analysis, read your hands for you.

When Kay was 38, she woke up one day and asked herself, “Why am I here? Because this can’t be it.” It took five more years of searching, but after some friends encouraged her to get her hands read it changed her life.

“I was just blown away by what the hand reader told me about myself,” she recalled. “I couldn’t even articulate it.”  She eventually quit her high-paying job as a project manager for Boeing and became a fulltime hand reader. “I’m not in it to make a million but it is very fulfilling. There is nothing else I want to do in my life, especially those times when someone learns something new about themselves.”

Our daughter, Mercedes, a freshman at Exeter High School, was eager to get her hands read, so I drove her up to Kay’s Three Rivers studio to discover her life’s purpose.

 Kay Packard printing Mercedes hands

Kay Packard studies the handprint of Mercedes Oldenbourg (above)

Kay starts by taking prints of both hands. Because we live in a right-handed world, even lefties use their right hand most often. Only one percent will predominately use their left hand and Kay can tell because the left print will come out stronger. The right hand represents the person in the outside world and the left hand represents how they are at home.

Her analysis is based on both the physical hands and the small details that can be better seen on the prints. Living in Three Rivers could limit her clientele, but Kay does about ninety percent of her readings by long distance, either over the phone, Skype or on the computer. She sends the client a print kit, which is returned with their payment. Kay has thousands of prints and keeps an archive in case the client wants her to do a follow-up reading and compare any changes that might have happened in the hand’s lines.

Kay starts the reading by examining her client’s fingerprints. “I look at the finger tips to see what the soul’s agenda is,” said Kay.

Your fingerprints were formed when you were in the womb five months before birth and are unalterable from that point forward. She can’t tell you when you will get married or how many babies you will have, but your fingertips can tell you what your soul wants to experience. She will be able to see what life’s lessons will come your way and what challenges you will face. Coming to an understanding that struggles are really life lessons is what makes a hand analysis such a transformative experience. A client’s view can fundamentally change from negative feelings of sorrow and anger, to feelings of gratitude for their struggles.

“Those struggles will ultimately strengthen your soul’s purpose,” said Kay.

The lines on your hand, such as the heart, life and head line, and any markings that stand out like whorls, dots or stars, can reveal some of your talents, gifts and strengths. Your palm also reveals some of the challenges you are facing in life.

After letting her eye wander over Mercedes’ hand, like looking through a forest and seeing what pops out, Kay revealed that Mercedes’ life purpose was to be a teacher. This does not necessarily mean a teacher in the traditional sense but could mean being a mentor or guide or example.

“She is the go-to girl for information,” Kay explained.

Service apparently is Mercedes’ life path, and when she teaches in the line it is going to bring her great satisfaction. Mercedes will pursue three avenues of service: one to herself, a second to her family, friends and community and a third to make the planet a better place. One of her biggest life challenges will be to keep these three areas of service in balance and not lose herself in the process.

One of Mercedes’ biggest life challenges will be engaging in power struggles. People will try and have authority over her, or will be telling her what to do and when. She will have to learn to stand her ground and and decide for herself when, and how, she is going to be of service.

“By default, your little soul is a helper: reliable, dependable and capable of doing a great job,” said Kay.

Another challenge for Mercedes will be to figure out when to jump into a relationship or when to stay back. She is also a healer, which ties into her teacher role, in the sense she has the capability to listen and give people good advice – leading them to be able to heal themselves.

The heart line, the first major line on your palm, reveals how you relate to people and how you like to be treated. Mercedes had a hermit heart line, which means she needs to have her own space, her own sanctuary. She needs to take her time to decide how she feels and needs to be alone with her thoughts. Surprises aren’t her thing and loyalty is important to her. She won’t have a large group of friends but a few good friends.

The middle line on your palm is the head line, which represents your mental system. Mercedes head line indicates that she is very creative and more emotional, which is in conflict with her hermit line. Kay advised journaling to relieve this conflict between the two.

The life line is the last of the three dominate lines on your palm. It does not indicate how long you will live but how vital your energy system is. A long clear life line means that you have good health and bounce back quickly if you get sick.

Other prominent features on Mercedes’ hands were her girdles of Venus, the star of Apollo, and a peacock on her index finger, which meant she was sort of a maverick. Kay also looks at each finger and the shape of your hand. The dominant finger is the straightest and most prominent. The shape of the hand can be determined by taking off the thumb and determining if you have a square, pear or other shaped hand.

Kay was emphatic when she said that anyone can learn to do hand analysis. It does take some intuition, but intuition develops by default after doing readings for awhile. Everything is a vibration, and hands are a vibrational imprint, so “I’m not only looking at your hands but I am feeling them also.” This intuition can develop by itself, but Kay’s graduate program at the University of Santa Monica had techniques that helped her tap into her inner voice.

Kay just finished writing her first book, Your Life is in Your Hands and is currently looking for a publisher. In it she reproduces fifty handprints so that readers can pick out markings similar to theirs and do their own mini-reading.

Whether teaching hand analysis through her book or trainings, Kay wants people to live a more profound and meaningful life. As she sees it, “the soul-print for anyone’s life is locked in the skin carvings on the hands and most importantly the fingerprint patterns.  How amazing is that?”

 

Kay Packard, M.A. is the Founder and Director of the American Academy of Hand Analysis.

Visit www.academyofhandanalysis.org or email kay@handfactor.com, call: 559 561-4490, 559 302-7161

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Makena and Mom Paused for a Print

Makena and her mom are both on the path of Peace.  I appreciated them taking a pause in their busy lives to stop by for a printing.  Let’s watch, together, how Makena’s healership through writing develops.  Her greatest potential is to transform lives with her writing.  She has already written a poem and is working on a book!

Inquiring into Intuition

by Kay Packard

Do you have a flair for inspiration, insights, revelations, visions, dreams and /or intuition? There are a number of markers that can be identified in the hands that indicate staggering talent and inclination for intuitive vision. I came across one of those stunning markers this past week during a reading. She had a beautiful, clear and perfect whorl in the lower and outer area of the palm called the Moon zone. Open the pdf link Intuition Inquiry to see prints and the entire article.

It’s extraordinary for a whorl fingerprint pattern to show up in the palm of the hand. When it does, it calls for special attention and must be discussed. It’s an eye catching design in nature like the spot on a leopard or a hump on the back of a camel. You just can’t help but notice it and be in awe.

A talent is the ability, flair or aptitude for something. Sometimes the use of a talent looks to be simple and naturally given to the owner. However, talents need to be nurtured and developed. An inclination is a preference in behavior. Certain markers in the hands show innate proficiency and affinity for use. With more and more practice the associated skill becomes expertise.

In some cases the owner of the moon whorl, or other intuitive skin carvings, may possess an obstruction to awareness of their perceptive abilities. The question that came to me during our session: What is intuition?

Our busy world has shattered the telescopic vision that is accompanied with heart and soul. American Society has been heavily rewarded for the use of reason and logic. It is important to have the ability to think, consider and analyze. To round out our human faculties, we must appraise intuition and its value?

At the moment of my client’s question, “What is intuition?” I was at a loss for the most profound answer. My logical mind was triggered and I quickly searched my internal super computer for an answer to impart. After a deep breath and concentrated eye contact, I hoped that the answer would transfer from me to her without words – after all intuition is about impressions and ‘knowing’. I didn’t see that working either. One simple description that came forth was: Think of yourself driving down an open and deserted country road when unexpectedly you let your foot off the accelerator without a reason. The car slows down just enough for a deer to leap across the road in front of you and all you see are her rear hooves escaping the scene – without a scratch. No thinking was involved, right? There was neither time nor need for deliberation.

Her question launched me onto an expedition to more deeply understand and better articulate this unseen world.

That evening I had a discussion with my gal pals on the topic of intuition. They’re all moms. One told me of an experience she had where she was walking into Ross clothing store when she was pregnant with her first child. For some reason she happened to notice the license plate of a car that was parked in front of the main doors into the store. She memorized the license plate, for whatever ‘reason’. While shopping inside the store she heard the clerk yelling, “Stop that woman.” The woman was stealing clothing and making her expeditious exit. When the police came, my friend had remembered the license plate number and gave it promptly to the police.

Another gal pal explained that she and a girl friend were driving home one dark night. They were on a quiet country road about two miles from one of their homes. A vehicle with a powerful police light was following them attempting to pull them over. They hadn’t done anything wrong. There were no other cars that may have been affected. They were confused at the reason for being wrestled to the side of the road. My friend said “we’re almost home, just keep driving – don’t stop.” Who doesn’t stop when police lights are hot on your tail? They didn’t. They turned off the road into the neighborhood and the ‘police’ car kept on going. The next week there was a report in the paper about a girl who was pulled over by the ‘police’ and beaten up and raped. The acknowledged intuition saved my friend and her friend from a potential tragedy.

Yesterday, a friend and colleague invited me to look at a plethora of books on healing she was recently given. The only one I picked out and brought home has a section clearly defining Intuition – as much as words can be used to describe the phenomenon. How synchronistic is that? There is an answer for every question. Or is there a question for every answer?

In The Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan, he says Insight shows itself in aspects of impression, intuition, inspiration, dreams and revelations. Reason and intuition are competitors and both are needed and have value. How is the use of intuition versus reason distinguished? During a situation intuition usually comes up first. Then thought takes over. Since thought comes after the first hunch or impression, the thought gets the primary attention which then motivates final action.

To develop the intuition this Sufi mystic says, “The best thing would be first to try and catch the intuition and distinguish and know and recognize it as intuition; and then to reason it out.” Impeding, self doubt of the messages must be replaced with self-confidence for successful inquiry into intuition.

Khan also wrote, “Intuition is the faculty of the heart that feels deeply, be it a man or woman; the quality of intuition belongs to a sympathetic heart.”

Intuitive inclinations and talents appear in the hands as:
• The whorl in the Moon zone (above)
• Arc around that same area in the palm
• Six pointed asterisk in that area
• A series of vertical lines on the mount just under the pinkie finger
• Six pointed asterisk in the middle section of the thumb
• Star at the very bottom center of the palm
• And more

Everyone has the capability to intuit. You don’t need a secret symbol in your hand to tap into the silent source of awareness. The marker brings crystal clear clarity to me, the hand analyst, for the owner to notice and give considerable contemplation to their Divinely given gift. At their worst, these individuals ignore the gift and isolate themselves from all possibilities of deeper awareness. At their best, these folks help others to unlock the secret door to the sacred knowledge behind inspiration, revelation, impressions, dreams and intuition. How cool is that!

What’s the value of intuition? It helps us access our core identity, our deepest interior, our most natural state of being; perhaps, heavenly living at its best. For the more practical person intuition can offer a solution to a mind-boggling problem. Let’s ask Einstein.

What are your insights about intuition?

Feel free to reply through postal, electronic or cosmic mail. I’m ready to receive.

~ There is No End ~

About the Author
Kay Packard is the Founder and Director of the American Academy of Hand Analysis (AAHA). She has been a professional Hand Analyst since 2003 and teaching others to read hands since 2007. She has been leading workshops to inspire individuals to become personally aware and take charge of their perceptions since 2005. Hand Analysis Consultations and Personal Coaching with or without Emotional Freedom Techniques can be arranged. Visit http://www.KayPackard.com and www.AcademyofHandAnalysis.org. Email kay@handfactor.com.

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Hands Full of Healing

Might you have Healer markers in your hands?  Let’s find out.

What does the word “healing” mean to you?  The Webster’s dictionary describes healing: ‘to make sound or whole; to restore to health; mend; to patch up; to restore to original purity or integrity’.  

Healers facilitate and motivate others to function from a higher level.  We are all healers in our own way at one time or another…and when we choose to be.  Most of us can cite examples where we’ve been stimulated to be and feel better mentally, physically and/or spiritually because of something someone did, said or how they listened. 

In the hands are various markers which identify their owners as a “healer”.  Doctors, nurses, veterinarians, chiropractors, psychotherapists, and dentists are mainstream healers.  Examples of alternative healers are massage therapists, Reiki masters, cranial sacral therapists, herbalogists, acupuncturists, ministers and astrologers.  Hairstylists, manicurists, teachers, musicians, photographers, chefs and jewelry makers may also qualify as healers.  However, not all “healers” by profession have healer-markers in their hands.  Likewise, some who have never considered healing as life work may have healer markings in their hands.  

Healer markers located on the hands can appear and disappear over time.  Some remain for a lifetime.  Skilled hand analysts can help decipher and explain these markers. When the markers appear, it is an announcement that this individual has ‘signed up’ to connect with others in a deeper and more meaningful way. The indicators in the hands are calling out to the owner of the hands saying “it’s time to see your life-work with a new perspective.”  

When a marker is seen in the hands the owner is being summoned to become available to facilitate others toward wholeness and well-being. There are a number of markings that reveal natural healing in the hands.  Below are three examples.

The ‘gifted healer’ marking is one of these indicators.  On one or both hands there may be 5-10 short vertical lines (stripes) etched into the top of the palm just under the pinkie finger.  See Example below. The vertical lines are highlighted in black for location clarity only.

Gifted Healer with Vertical 'Stripes' under the Pinkie Finger

The owner of this gift mark has an extraordinary level of self awareness that others unconsciously (or consciously) recognize.  Others are often drawn to this person for inspirational insights.  People generally feel better after being with the ‘gifted healer’ because, in a sense, they become transformed.  The key for the owner of the stripes is that they need to be using their abilities and talents as a profession, full time, earning income for their gift.  If they don’t they usually suffer from dead end relationships or blocked intimacy in existing relationships.  The skills required are to TRUST the SELF – to respond to their knowingness – or intuition.  This person will be regularly confronted with lessons to learn to trust their own inner guidance system.  Well, truth is, we all need to do that, but the ‘gifted healer’ has ‘signed up’ to offer to catalyze growth or pay the penalty. 

Curving Head Line

Another healer marker on the hand is indicated by the head line starting an inch or so below the index finger on the inside of the palm and is drawn downward toward the middle of the palm then curves down to the lower center part of the palm, near the wrist.   See the example to the left with the head line stretching between the arrows.

This type of head line is not to be mistaken for the life line.  The life line is the line closest to the inset of the thumb and wraps around the mount at the base where the thumb plugs into the palm.

The owner of this long and curvy head line can work in the deepest part of their emotions.  He or she is wired to support others who are also moving in and out of the abyss.  Hospice workers utilize this symbol through their service by creatively connecting individuals with emotions related to sadness and loss.  If the owner of this line is unaware of their calling they might find him or herself in and out of depressive states of being without understanding why.  A benefit of sitting with these deep and sometimes disturbing emotions is the acquired ability to compassionately help others who also struggle in this arena. 

Whorl

One other type of healer-marker on the hand is having a fingerprint in the shape of a whorl on both pinkies or the left pinkie only.  A whorl print looks like the rings circling the core of a cut down tree.  The skills required here are to communicate openly and completely in relationship.  If in partnership, he or she must communicate fully and appropriately to their partner.  Speaking the truth promotes valuable communication in relationship and thus advances intimacy – characterizing one’s deepest nature.  Intimacy allows and inspires a whole relationship with others and oneself.  One must talk about their feelings and express what does or doesn’t work for them.  This can also be associated with appropriate surrender – not too much, not too little – just right- like Goldilocks. 

In all cases, a healer must listen – to his or her inner self and to the other – and then follow their intuitive guidance.  As one learns to communicate with clarity, from their ‘truth’, he or she will find more opportunities for uplifting others.  This will also give the person a more complete and whole feeling ‘within’.   Voila’- the creative space for healing is more expansive AND accessible than before. 

Whether you’ve found any of these markers on your hands, or you’re already working as a Healer, any of these skills will contribute to your success:  1) Trust your Self – what you SENSE (see, hear, feel, smell, intuit)   2) Allow your feelings to surface  3)  Communicate your feelings and wants  4)  Embrace all lessons with gratitude.  All associated growth will help others besides yourself. 

Remember, you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.  It’s not the healer’s job to fix another being.  Healers actually help shift the perspective of an individual when s/he is ready and willing.  Are you ready, willing and open to practice the skills necessary to encourage others to launch into their higher Being?  It could make a difference beyond your wildest dreams.