The simplest type of palmistry hand shape classification using the natural elements consists of four elements: earth, air, water and fire. These elements are also used in classifying astrological signs. But just because you are born under a water sign, e.g., Pisces, it does not mean that your hand will be a water hand.
The palm is square, with short fingers. Most people with this hand are practical, hard- working, hands-on and like to be outdoors experiencing nature. They have a realistic approach to life and are dependable and stable in relationships. They can be quick-tempered, stubborn and sometimes display a lack of patience. This hand shape corresponds to the astrological signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn..
The palm is square, with long fingers. Most people with this hand are mentally active, restless and easily bored. They long for mental challenges, want to expand their knowledge and like to analyze details. They are logical in thought and are excellent communicators. However, sometimes they can worry too much. They do possess good intuitive capabilities and have a tendency to show interest in the psychic realm. This hand shape corresponds to the astrological signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius.
The palm is rectangular and long, with long fingers. Most people with this hand are motivated by their feelings and emotions. Sometimes, in the extreme, they allow their feelings to dictate their lives. They are sensitive in nature and quite creative, especially in the many forms of the arts. They are most content in a calm environment, because they have problems coping with stress. This hand shape corresponds to the astrological signs of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.
The palm is long and rectangular and the fingers short by comparison. Most people with this hand are outgoing, persuasive and have a tendency to always be the life of the party. They excel when on the go and thrive on it, but do not realize that this can cause burnout and incomplete undertakings. They are usually fun to be around; however, they can turn on a dime. They also can be extremely impatient. This hand shape corresponds to the astrological signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.