In palmistry and the medical profession, we check the colour of the hands to see clues to the health of the individual. The colour is what shows the circulation of the blood or lack of it. The blood runs through the veins and arteries, absorbing and carrying away impurities, renewing and maintaining life.
The lungs work together to help purify the blood, which continually circles the body through the aid of the heart. It is the amount and quality of the blood that gives the skin its colour. If the blood which passes through the body is only partially pure, the health eventually suffers. The ill-health can alter the mind and temperament of the individual and show someone not as robust as they could be.
The temperature can alter the colour of your hands
Please note, before making a judgement, that the temperature of the environment should not be hot or cold, but just right. Also, mainly look at the colour of the palm, not the back of the hand. The palm is less likely to change colour from sunburn or other outside influences. Look at the lines and the fingernails as well. The thickness of the skin can also make a difference. A man’s hand with thicker skin is not likely to ever be as pale or as red as that of a woman with more delicate skin.
White or very pale-coloured hands
The white hand shows coldness, a lack of warmth, life and desirability. Rather than be social, pleasant and comfortable, they have no interest in pleasing others. The blood does not reach the skin in an adequate amount, which comes from the muscularly weak heart. White-handed people lack enthusiasm and passion for love. However, they are imaginative and mystical. Many have an active mind which makes good litterateurs as a poet or prose writers.
Light pink coloured hands
The pink hand has a healthy amount of blood flowing, so apparently, it is the mark of health. The pink hand belongs to the warm, vibrant, happy person; not pressured by too much blood, nor weakened by too little. These people can appreciate love and tenderness. They are optimistic, enjoy life and being social with people around them. It is the colour that balances the negative aspects of the hand.
The redness of the hands comes from the force of the blood flow. It shows intensity in everything they do, whether business, art, in love or war. They may find it hard to exercise self-control because the mind is blocked in its action by forceful blood. They show activity in the body and mind to the extreme. If only on the fingertips, the brain is active. If only on the inner Mars mount, they are feeling angry or anxious about something.
Yellow colour hands
The yellow hands can point to a liver dysfunction of secreting too much bile. The bile assists in the digestion of food and should not be found in the blood, at least not so much it shows on the skin. When the bile finds its way into the blood, it becomes a foreign substance that the body naturally wants to remove. When it is too much, it eventually reaches the skin, which then gradually assumes a yellow colour. The excess bile is also an irritant to the nerves and brain. It can show in the personality as someone moody, cranky, gloomy and cynical. They are easily irritated and do not make good company with their unhappiness. If the yellowing is also in the nails or lines, you might have a more severe condition.
A word of warning
I would like to point out that, to back up any possible health issues acquired from palmistry, you should always consult a qualified medical practitioner. Don’t make the mistake of diagnosing from nails, palms or lines alone, because many of these indicators continually change according to the individuals.
Blue or purple looking hands
The bluish or purple colour on the hands is caused by inadequate flow of the blood, not necessarily of poor condition. Blue is one colour that doesn’t really affect the temperament, and so is a health indicator. The pulse of the heart is weak, and in almost all cases a hand that has reached the blue colour all over shows a critical stage of health. Where there are blue spots, they show a passing imbalance of the flow, but has not reached the chronic phase. Rubbing the hands together to warm up the circulation can help.
If you do come across blue or purple hands, it is best to maybe point out that their blood is not flowing well today. They may then tell you if they have a condition or the reason for the lack of flow. If not, you might ask them to seek medical advice just in case it is causing issues. It’s always preferrable to not frighten people by telling them they might have a heart problem.
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