River greeted me with a big hug this past week, just before we printed her hands.
With great pleasure, I introduce you to Artist and Hand Analyst, Caroline Douglas.
When and how did you start reading hands?
After I had mine read by Baeth Davis in 2008, I thought what a profound healing tool. So I began studying it and taking classes, eventually being Certified with you Kay.
Are you specializing in any particular area of hand analysis? If so, what is it?
I am not focusing on any one thing, but I do seem to attract really creative people. I also see a lot of gift markings…. maybe since I have so many too :o)
What is most meaningful to you about reading hands?
I love how validating it is for people, how they often feel seen for the first time in a real way. Also, it is a great way for me to use my gifts of insight and healing and it is a great connector in a profound way.
Has your life lesson ever shown up during a reading? If so, how and what did you learn from that experience?
Well yes, my life lessons… I have several, but the one that trumps them all is left Saturn- guilt and unworthiness. So especially in the beginning of reading hands, I would doubt myself and what I was seeing. But after expressing what I saw, it got easier and I had more certainty when people were so touched by it.
How do you apply your life purpose and your life lesson, in other words, how do you see them work together?
Good question! My life purpose of Public Impact in the Healing Arts is always pushing me to be sharing my story of how I healed myself after a head injury through art and to be creative in the spotlight. My lessons are incompletion, powerlessness and unworthiness. They contribute to me holding back and preferring to hide through self-doubt. Two books come to mind… Art and Fear (which describes in detail all the resistances we can come up with to avoid creating) and Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway, which is the story of my life!
Caroline’s fingerprint patterns
Do you have a bad experience you can share to help others avoid a similar situation?
I did a couple reading where one had a Simian. I fell into confusion while trying to validate both people. I felt frustrated that the reading was not more help for them. Basically I couldn’t heal their relationship. It was only later that I realized that I was doing the best I could and that I need to be clear about boundaries and setting an intention. I did another couple’s reading right after that so I could get over that fear. And that one was great! And who’s to say the first one was not great, too, just that it stirred things up. Sometimes that is what is needed for healing to happen.
What advice would you give to new students of Hand Analysis?
Trust yourself and practice a lot! It will be very healing for you, too.
What intentions do you have for your Hand Analysis practice during the next six months?
I want to get caught up with all the readings I need to do!
Feel free to email Caroline at email@example.com She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
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Do you have the markings of a bully buster? Look at the Inner Mars zone in the palms of your hands. One of many key words for this zone is stamina.
When looking at your Mars zone, either hand, do you see any of the following markings:
– Star (6 pointed asterisk)
– The start of your Head Line
Mars star in left hand (above)
Whorl in the Mars zone (above)
Head Line starts inside and below the start of the Life Line (above)
Grill/ladder effect in the Mars zone (above)
Standing up for the underdog brings fulfillment to the owner with a well marked Mars zone. Mars is the archetype for the warrior and he (or she) needs a cause, something to stand for, to protect. A star shows the gift of bravery. The whorl indicates a life purpose where his or her exceptional courage is exercised. With the Head Line starting inside the Life Line, the owner will do well to advocate for those who are unable to stand up for themselves – such as mistreated animals, foster children, or battered women – to name a few. However, if this hero-type doesn’t have an appropriate cause for all this energy, he or she just may end up feeling cowardly, or the opposite – rageful. Just like the Lion in “Wizard of Oz,” owners of one or more of the markings above must have a bold and fearless course of action to devote their enthusiasm toward.
What Makes an Exceptional Teacher?
When looking for a teacher in the professional healing arts, and specifically hand analysis, there are many aspects to take into consideration. High quality teachers have an extensive knowledge of the subject matter, curriculum and standards, a caring attitude, and a love of learning; experience facilitating groups of individuals and expectations, a desire to make a difference in the lives of students, and those lives who the student will touch.
– Exceptional teachers set high expectations for all students while meeting each student where she is emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually.
– Exceptional teachers have clear, written-out objectives for each class and/or program. With integrity, they follow through with commitments. Students do better when they have a clear idea what to expect and receive what is expected.
– Exceptional teachers are prepared and organized. They are in their classrooms (and tele-calls) early and ready to teach. They offer homework assignments and hands-on practice plans to build subject knowledge.
– Exceptional teachers help students see differently. Effective teachers use intuition, scientific facts (reliable and repeatable data) while also asking “why” questions. Students learn better when they are challenged to look at all sides of the subject matter and are given plenty of time to ask and answer questions.
– Exceptional teachers communicate effectively, engage all students and treat each student with dignity and respect.
– Exceptional teachers form strong heart-centered relationships with their students and show that they care. They are warm, enthusiastic, considerate and caring. Students feel supported when their teachers are available to them during and outside of scheduled class time.
– Exceptional teachers are masters of their subject and spend time continuing to gain knowledge in their field of expertise. They present the material with enthusiasm and instill hunger in their students to study and practice.
– Exceptional teachers help students build confidence through praise, appropriate correction, and individualized guidance.
– Exceptional teachers pursue and exhibit life experience to support their curriculum and overall teaching objectives.
– Exceptional teachers give the student cause to be both fulfilled and delighted about the learning institution or academy where they are or have been taught.
– Exceptional teachers gratefully acknowledge their sources of content and pay homage to their revered teachers and mentors.
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Written by Kay Packard, M.A. Director of the American Academy of Hand Analysis * Inspired by www.greatschools.org * Contributing Editor Linda Salazar * Visit www.AcademyofHandAnalysis.org
The Flip Side ~ Featuring the Composite Whorl
By Kay Packard
Each fingerprint has a ‘micro-life’ of its own. There is an announcement programmed within the design of each glyph depending on the finger where it resides. Just like nature, with her assortment of patterns, so too do the fingerprints reflect a precise illustration. That message plays out in the ‘macro-life’ of the owner.
Let’s delve into the Composite Whorl. There are a variety of types of whorls that can be seen with the naked eye. If needed, a magnifying glass will help with your inspection.
The whorl pattern must have two tri-radii to be considered a whorl. Red arrows, above point to each tri-radii. In the Composite Whorl the core is looping back around itself. The center looks like an “S”.
If you or anyone you know has a Composite Whorl, with an “S” you may likely alternate between two specific aspects related to the print location.
Location Matters – This fancy print can be found on any finger, thumb or impressed into the palm. The “S” Whorl reveals opposites – opposites of what? See the right and left hand finger descriptions on the hand maps below to better understand the opposites that are burrowed into each fingertip. The description on the top is the consciousness experienced while in the ‘on’ position. The description on the bottom is the interpreted awareness during the ‘off’ position. The two energies offer an opposing affect. There is vacillation between the two positions.
Now, identify the location for your “S” Whorl. If you have one, or more, you’ll most likely be seeing movie scenes featuring both sides related to the associated finger it lives on. These movie clips can feature others’ lives as well as your own. These etchings have been imprinted on the owner since five (5) months prior to birth. The designs of all fingerprints are unalterable. This blinking effect of the “S” won’t go away or change. What you can change is your reaction toward the experiences you ‘see’.
Life Path Options for the “S” – Junior, Advanced and Master
Junior Path: You feel stuck in the ‘off’ position. This is the down side, the bad hair day condition. You may even self-sabotage to remain fixed in the ‘off’ situation. Why might you stay stuck? Staying stuck is familiar. Being accustomed to a pattern can keep you locked in to that pattern, regardless if it boosts or busts your sense of well-being. But if you’re reading this, you’re more aware and willing to take the next step.
Advanced Path: You recognize and learn from the ‘off’ position to get to ‘on’. You see the ‘off’ as a means to build character and develop your souls growth. At the same time, you experiment with your life lesson, more and more. To identify your life lesson, locate the digit(s) where your lowest ranking fingerprints reside.
Master Path: You flip between both sides integrating the two extremes without entertaining an ‘off-balance-reaction’. You remain evenhanded and perceive life beyond the opposites. There is even a possibility that you find yourself in the ‘on’ position much of the time. When you find yourself on the Master Path, you have most likely confronted and embraced your life lesson. At your best, you have even exalted your life lesson.
For example, I have an “S” on my right thumb (Success and Failure). On a regular basis I experience what I believe as failure and success. It’s a sense (both feeling and thought) of failure and success. I have let the fear of failure prevent me from achieving the results my deepest Self is calling for me to do and be. After having my hands analyzed, and playing with the toggle affects, I’ve learned to say “Yes to “S.”” Now, my reactions to potential failure are silenced. When I smell the sense of failure, I literally look in the opposite direction. I visualize success through trial and error. I honor the call for success in the moment and transcend into a deeper aspect of Self. Will I always be in this enlightened state? Who knows? It’s a learning journey and I’m in for the ride!
On the learning path, the S-owner might say “Oh- no, someone save me, I’m in the “off” side (again). That pickle is actually a gift. I’m here to inspire you to say “yes” to “S”! Take responsibility and embrace the internal squabble. Use the perception to see your way to awakening to a deeper and more profound facet of your Self.
I’d love to hear back from you if you have an “S” Whorl. Tell me where you’re at on your path relative to the flip sides of the finger description where it’s located. If I’ve read your hands and you’d like me to check my files to confirm the possibility of the “S” you might be seeing on your fingertips, PLEASE ask me. I live for this work and the steps toward self-realization for everyone.
If you’d like a first time or follow-on reading, let’s talk! Hand Analysis has helped thousands of people add incredible insights to their personal tool kits for manifesting their right life. The right life = the best life as determined by each individual.
In the mean time, don’t let the “off” get in the way of your “on” and beyond!
Click The Flip Side Rev Dec 2013 Version of this article
Bonus: Guide to Composites by AnnMarie Roth. AnnMarie researched composite whorls as part of her Year Long Certification project. As a bonus, she is sharing her brief guide how to handle composite whorls.
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 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.
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Below you’ll find a photo of Riley’s hand prints spanning nine years. Her first printing was in December 2003 when she was seven years old. I’ve included Mom and Dad’s prints. My next step is to look for changes between Riley’s handprints through the years. Then I’ll look for commonalities with her parents. Also on file are her grandparents, great grand mother, one uncle, two cousins and her brother and sister. Did you know the family’s purpose can be determined based on a composite of their fingerprints?
Talus and Mom came by share his two-year-and-seven-month hands with me. He intently performed my requested hand printing, almost without instruction. He printed his baby doll too!
Talus calls this line racing across his hand (above), “A Monkey Line.” The monkey does fly from tree to tree with intent and grace. I also like to think of it like a tight-rope where the walker is very aware of his (or her) every step. Years of practice assure the walker remains wrapped to the line.