Jupiter stars – what do they mean?

I’m thrilled and honoured to announce that we will be exploring gift markers with Richard Unger over the next 12 months. This new monthly topic series starts today.
Richard is the genius behind the concept of gift markers so this is a rare opportunity to get this information first hand, directly from the originator.
The 2014 series kicks off today with an exploration of the “Jupiter Star” type personality.
valedictorian hand marker, high achiever hand analysis marker, how to read a palmWhat is the Jupiter star type?
High achiever, man or woman of influence, valedictorian…
Here’s a related post I wrote a few years ago on – Jupiter stars and what they mean.
Perhaps I’ll have to review this post after the call. :-)

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The wheel of you – 2014

understanding your archetypes, wheel of you

Here’s a great tool to get your New Year rolling.
It’s called the wheel of awareness. And comes from Daniel Siegel,
author of The Whole-Brain Child.

Imagine yourself as a wheel with your pure consciousness as the hub.
On the circumference of the wheel is everything you are aware of
(senses, feelings or thoughts)

Whenever you feel stuck in any way
simply come back to your hub /your sense of feeling alive
(by focusing on your breath or sense of being in your body)
then choose something else on your wheel of awareness to focus on.
It’s a powerful quick fix. Suddenly your wheel is turning again.

You can do the same using your archetypes.
Who?
Your inner team. Those timeless characters that make up your unique personality.
How you discover them doesn’t really matter. Hands are a quick direct way to Click here to read more …

Understanding hand shape – free video series

Here are 3 new free hand analysis training videos with Richard Unger – on understanding hand shape archetypes and how this relates to life purpose and career options.
click here to access
Happy holidays!
advanced hand shape archetypes hand analysis

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Do you have family issues?

The gap between your headline and your lifeline show how independent you are in your thinking from the group(s) you belong to. This includes family.
Usually the headline (your thinking style) and the life line (family line) are connected a little way before they part directions.
But sometimes this connection is much longer than normal. And sometimes these two lines don’t connect at all.
Let’s look at what this looks like first and then what it means.
I’ve marked the head line in blue and the life line in purple.
Here’s an example of an average length connection. They just meet briefly at the edge of the palm or they run together for a short length.
life purpose hand analysis, professional hand analysis classes
Below an example of where the head line is Click here to read more …

Do you have a foot whorl?

I’ve just spent 10 days in the bush exploring foot prints instead of hand prints.
Fascinating how much one can tell about what’s going on just by looking at a few imprints in the sand.
Just like hand prints you can get a pretty clear picture of what’s going on.
game spoor
As the prints reveal, here’s what was out and about.
self catering game reserve near kruger park
So while on the subject of footprints, I thought I’d show you something equally fascinating

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SA hand analysts of the future

Jena Griffiths IIHA hand analysis course in Johannesburg South Africa

SA hand analyts of the future


Left to right: Margot Finberg, Helen Sardinha, Hester Hickey, Charmaine Boast with me.
I’m just back home in Switzerland after spending 2 wonderful weeks in South Africa.
Last weekend was my first 3 day professional hand analysis intensive in Johannesburg. I was really blessed with a wonderful group of dedicated participants.
Like my recent Zurich group, nearly all were long index finger – Zeus/Jupiter types. Yikes!
Fortunately I took fellow IIHA hand analyst teacher, Ronelle Coburn’s, advice on how to manage Zeus type students.
How?
Make them all work really really hard.
:-)
If this was a hand analysis course why the drawing of a scuba diver?
An interesting way of explaining the role of fingerprints in our lives.

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Are you listening?

“A world where we don’t listen to each other at all is a very scary place indeed.” Julian Treasure.

When the little finger stands out all on its own, or topples off the palm, this is a sure indicator that the person is feeling isolated.
But so what?
How can hearing this be helpful?
Last Tuesday, during our monthly topic call on Speaking Up, Richard Unger added another layer to this conversation. Something that I think could really help a person turn this situation around. Richard said that a toppling pinkie is also an indicator that the person isn’t good at listening. (Makes sense, since the little finger is all about communication.)
toppling Mercury finger, isolation marker, poor listener,  pinkie falling off the cliff
My feeling is that these two conditions go hand in hand. Not being a good listener would certainly lead to more and more isolation. And herein lies the key. Becoming a better listener is a good way to end one’s isolation.
Why?
Because listening improves connection and understanding in relationships of all types, on all levels. So if your pinkie is toppling off the edge of your palm, or even if it isn’t, here’s some great advice from Julian Treasure.

A 7 minute video on 5 ways to listen better

Julian says we retain only 25% of what we hear, filtering out information unconsciously. Yet listening is what enables understanding. The more we lose our ability to listen, the more we risk misunderstanding, conflict and increased isolation.

5 simple tools

Whether or not we have this marker, we all need to improve our listening skills.
And a fun way to do this is through conscious listening.
Here are the 5 simple tools that Julian offers:
1. enjoy pure silence – at least 3 minutes a day
2. “the mixer” – in a noisy or complex environment try to identify individual sounds
3. “the hidden choir” – savour mundane sounds. For example, a tumble dryer.
4. Consciously move your “listening position” – for example from active to passive, critical to empathic, reductive to expansive….
5. RASA (the sanskrit word for “juice”). Remember this acronym.
And use it as a reminder to Receive, Appreciate, Summarise and Ask questions during any conversation.

“If every human learns to listen consciously we can transform this world to a world of
connection, a world of understanding and a world of peace.”
Julian Treasure.
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Hand analyts of the future

I gave my first professional 3 day hand analysis intensive last weekend in Zurich. Up until now I’ve focused on hobby courses. It was very rewarding watching people develop confidence and skills as the weekend unfolded.

Here are some hand analysts to watch out for in future:

Benjamin Pinardi, Christina Karenovics, me, Alex Anttila and Susan Straubinger
currently a meditation teacher, a soprano, a lawyer and a volunteer organiser
It was good training for me too because everyone in the class had really long Jupiter fingers!
What does that mean? they’re all natural leaders / rather bossy :-) )
hand analysis professional training Europe, Zurich

I’ll be offering the same pro course while on holiday in South Africa ,

October 18,19,20  2013 in Johannesburg. More info here

Also Zurich and London 2014. Click here to read more …

Hand Analysis training

The next European 3 day Intensive training is coming up in a few
days  27-29 September 2013 in Zurich.
I’ll be running the same course next month in Johannesburg 18-20
October 2013.

This training helps you connect with your authentic self and deeper
purpose at the same time giving you essential skills to help others
discover their life purpose and unlock their potential.

Zurich Course – The registrations close tomorrow night
South African Course – The early bird ends next Monday September 30.

This course will take place again next year in London and in Zurich.
The course is perfect for healers, coaches, counselors or anyone
who feels called to do this incredible work. Click here to read more …

Dark night of the soul – is ascension possible?

jacobs ladder, Labyrinth park

Today we’re looking at hand marker gets its name from a playground ladder that is nearly impossible to climb. The ladder flips over because it’s attached top and bottom to a ring. Some people can’t make one step before falling off. Others get nearly to the top before their hopes are dashed.
The name originally comes from a biblical story – the ladder Jacob dreamed of, from Earth to heaven. Angels attempting to ascend kept falling off the ladder and back onto Earth.
Richard Unger named the hand marker shown below after this playground ladder.

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