Hello, I'm Ellen Goldberg and welcome to The Language of the Hand. Today we're going to take a look at the palm of our president, Barack Obama. This is a fine palm. It's long, in terms of the four elemental types, it's a fire hand, it's a rectangular palm with short fingers. He's a quick thinker and he has an enormous amount of warmth and vitality. But if you look carefully, you'll notice that the mounds across the top of the hand are rather flat and that indicates the presence of Saturn. If you're familiar with the physical look of the archetypes, you'll recognize the Saturnian type in him being tall and thin, as Saturn rules the tallest of the types, and this is the type that rules wisdom, serious thinking, philosophy, and this man is a deep and independent thinker. How do we know he's his own person completely? Look at that headline, it is way separated from the lifeline.
He has thought for himself since he was just a toddler. This is an independent minded person who knows his own mind and does not worry very much about the opinions of other people he trusts himself. Also you'll see he has the thumb of a leader, it's a large thumb. This is a very beautiful hand, of course there is Venus, a good development of the mound, there's feeling and caring to temper that wisdom. He's a bit of an introvert, but he has to force himself to be extroverted to do the job that he knows he needs to do and he is a hard worker, all Saturnians are.
We had another famous Saturnian, President Abraham Lincoln. Tall, thin, wise, they all have a tendency towards depression, and so even our own Barack Obama has to temper his moods in order to function well. But I love that independent headline. Take a look here at the picture of the hand of one our former presidents, George Bush. His headline is exactly the opposite. Look how long the headline and the lifeline are one, that is an extreme of that variation, not even a mild form. This is a person who is totally dependent on the opinion of others. This person did not run the government by himself. In fact, I think he may have been coached a good deal. Look at the large mound of the moon, he really has the psychic blush.
He has a lot of the lunar characteristics. We know that when he was younger he had problems with alcohol and drugs, as that is lunar's downfall. They're also dreamy, mystical, he was highly intuitive, but they have the biggest lazy streak. Whereas Saturnians, they are the hardest workers of the Zodiac. Another factor that I find interesting about Barack Obama's palm is his line of Saturn or line of security. It's a strong line, you see it rising from the wrist and it rises clearly and deeply up the center, but it stops at the heart line at age 45. Remember it represents security and how you feel about yourself in the world. When I first saw the formation of that line, I wondered if he would make it to a second term.
Well he did, but he no longer has the security behind him. He's flying without a net, so now he has to create his security day by day as he goes and it all depends on him. Many people who are self-made people will get no help, but no hindrance from the universe. They have no other line of fate, and sometimes this happens to a person when the line stops prematurely. Sometimes it may mean the end of the career or that you're just winging it and having to create it yourself. I think this is what's happening to our president right now.