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Reading Palms - the Spatulate Palm

Updated on March 31, 2012

The Spatulate Hand


This hub is about people with spatulate palms.This article will tell you about the basic characteristics of people with spatulate palms and the best way of reading palms for them. There are three other shapes of palms (square, round and conical); and to be able to use this particular part of palmistry, you may want to learn about these shapes as well.

The shape of the palm indicates the basic personality of the person you are reading for. The shapes of the fingers and other landmarks of the palm will support or modify this basic personality.

So, What Does "Spatulate" Mean?

A spatulate hand is one that is narrowest at the wrist end of the palm and tapers outwards towards the base of the fingers.

The ancient people called this shape of palm "spatulate" because they thought it was shaped like a spade or a shovel. (This means that the ancients must have been digging with some pretty odd looking shovels, but that's another story...)

About the Person With Spatulate Hands

The person with a spatulate palm is a creative sort- an inventor, a maker, a fabricator, an investigator. He finds things or makes things. Artists have this kind of hands, and artisans, and craftsmen, and inventors, and explorers, and scientists (mad or otherwise.)

The person with a spatulate palm moves into a space and makes it his own, and when he moves out again, there is something there that was not there before, whether it's something concrete like a painting or a building, or more abstract, like a philosophy or a revolution.

He can sometimes get so focused on his next big project, that he forgets how that project and the effort he is pouring into it affects his life and those of the people around him.

In love, the person with the spatulate palm may come up with amazing or astounding ways to express his affection. He may also look at your challenges in life and come up with the perfect resolution to them.

To identify the shape of the palm,

· Put the thumb in neutral. (Align the thumb so it lies along the edge of the palm, with the end of the thumb lying along the base of the index finger.)

· Look at the width of the palm just above the wrist, at the bottom of the fingers, and halfway in between. Which one is widest? Which ones are narrower?

· If the middle width is the widest, the palm is round. If the top is widest, it’s spatulate. If the bottom width is the widest, the palm is conical. If they’re all pretty much the same, that’s a square palm.

· If it’s hard to see this by eye, you can measure the widths with a ruler.

Reading for the Person With Spatulate Hands

When reading for the person with spatulate palms, a number of issues can arise.

The most important one is to talk about tunnel vision. The person with the spatulate palm can get so focussed on what he is doing that he loses track of how it effects his life and those around him. He needs balance in his life for it to be a positive one.

Next, he needs to remember to consider the long range effects of his idea/ creation, and what it will mean to the world. Some ideas are brilliant, but are better not actually implemented. (Think about the atom bomb for a moment.)

Third, time management may be an important issue.

Fourth, some people with spatulate palms have great ideas, but poor carry through. These folks need to work on developing the stamina and "stick-to-it-iveness" to actually see their projects through to completion.

A Final Look at the Spatulate Hand

So, what's the person with the spatulate palm like?

  • Creative.
  • Inspired.
  • Innovative.
  • Thinks out of the box.
  • Can be eccentric.
  • Can change the world from what it is to something either better or worse.

This is the basic description of the person with the spatulate palm. Understanding his mindset can help you to give him a reading that will meet his particular creative needs.

The Other Three Shapes of the Palm

To learn more about the other three shapes of palms, please see these hubs too.

· Reading Palms – The Square Palm

· Reading Palms – The Conical Palm

· Reading Palms – The Round Palm


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    • Catherine Kane profile imageAUTHOR

      Catherine Kane 

      6 years ago

      Anii, thats because your marriage lines 1)cover your entire life, and 2) actually stand for significant relationships (marriages, big romances without benefit of ring or ceremony, teachers or mentors who change your life, friends that you would die for).

      It's also worth noting that, since you have Free Will, when you change the direction of your life, you change your future and your hand changes to reflect it.

      Hope that helps. I can see that marriage lines might be a good topic to write about. Thanks :)

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      6 years ago

      I was wondering why I have a marriage line but I'm not married and I'm currently not in a relationship. It seems like a strong line too

    • Catherine Kane profile imageAUTHOR

      Catherine Kane 

      6 years ago

      Thank you ananceleste. With "the spatulate palm" , I've published hubs on three out four of the shapes of palms, and I'm hard at work on the last one.

      I've been reading palms for over 40 years, and find that looking at palm shapes really builds a good foundation for a reading. It's also useful for figuring out how to work with people even if you're not reading their palms :)

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      Anan Celeste 

      6 years ago from California

      Fasinating topic. Looking forward to read about other kind of palm reading. Voted up!


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