One of the members of my Facebook Page recently asked, “Do specific injuries or scars or deformities on the hands or fingers have meaning?”
Not only do scars, injuries, or other “defects” on the palms and fingers have meaning but freckles do too.
Being the proud owner of multiple freckles (yes, on the palm side of the hand) for many years I’ve been very interested in their placement. That’s why I ask my clients to describe freckles, scars and other marks that are on their palms but may not come through on an ink print. I like to know what’s happening right now.
Unlike scars or defects, freckles tend to come and go over time. So their significance is related to precisely where they’re located – in essence they are working hard to “mark the spot” for you in your life right now – so that you can get to work bringing that particular energy to light in your life and your work.
Scars and other physical issues are usually permanent.
Again, meaning is derived from their placement and exactly what kind of marking we’re talking about. For instance, a callous indicates a calloused or brusqueness related to the particular spot, and a scar means that you had a big lesson to learn about that particular energy. The scar remains to remind you to not lose compassion for yourself or others in that instance.
I know someone who has bitten the side of their right Jupiter (pointer) finger since they were small. To this day, the gnawing continues, most often in stress and when bored. “It’s a habit,” they insist. However, my observation has been that the gnawing is more significant when the person is trying to work through issues of power and vision – at work, at home and within their community. Not surprising, as Jupiter is all about Power/Leadership/Vision and Right Jupiter represents power in the world.
I noted that Javier Bardem’s right pinky has a kink in it. (Or at least it did during the time he was filming Eat, Pray, Love which is where I saw this pinky. I know, I’m a crazy woman looking at the guy’s pinky when he’s on the big screen – but what can I say?) This kink makes the pinky look like it’s bowing out of the hand – as though there’s a permanent bend in the middle knuckle. It’s actually quite common – I see it non-Hollywood-peeps all the time. What it says to me is this, he’d rather have knitting needles inserted into his eye sockets than stand up and shout his truth from the rooftops. He’s an actor and I surmise the reason he’s good at his craft is because he’s willing to take on the spotlight – but NOT as himself. It allows him the ability to be seen while not being seen at all. Clever, eh?
For regular folks with this pinky thing? What are you afraid to tell those closest to you? What’s the story you need to surrender to live your truth? Think about it anyway. We’ll love you for you – I promise.
Another common place for rough edges, callouses and cuts is the thumb. Kids often suck their thumbs (I find it amusing that there is no family recollection of my sucking my thumb – I say it’s because my life purpose is there.)
Thumbs represent our ability to succeed in the world (you know, make something out of nothing by setting a goal, creating an action plan and bringing it to life – VERY right thumb stuff) and in the family/community (by determining how to best participate in ties with other people – being the “connector” for like-minded souls – VERY left thumb stuff).
Take a look at your fingers and palm now – what injuries, markings or other things pop out at you? Have a question about what they mean? Post the question below and I’ll be sure to respond!