Finding Your Inner Feathers

Open your palms. Your own palms.

If you can, get a magnifying glass. I want you to examine your finger tips. Very closely.

I am going to ask you to look for what is called “peacock’s feather,” a sign that indicates protection from death. Some schools of palm reading interpret these peacock feathers to mean literally that if you have this mark, you are saved from dying. As in, if you have a fatal disease, you will be able to overcome the situation. Or, if you are in a car wreck and the car is thrown and totaled, you will walk away unharmed.

Palm diagram

Other schools of thought interpret the same marking to mean that you have strong survivor’s ability, more like a thick skin. I often tell those people who have a lot of peacock feathers that if they were on a lifeboat off the Titanic, I would try to get on the one they were on. Odds were, they would survive. And the sign also means ability to adapt to harsh situations.

OK. So what do you look for? Have a look at your thumb tip first, on your left hand. Do you see a concentric swirl, with the central swirl tipped diagonally to one side? That’s your peacock feather. If you have one on your left thumb print, you will most likely survive cancer or AIDS if you get either. This survival of life-threatening situations is something you were born with.

If you have this same marking on your right thumb print, it means that this ability to survive life-threatening situations—accidents, genocides—was something you were not born with, but developed in action during the course of your life, out of necessity. Now go through and count how many slanted swirls occur on all of your finger tips. If you can detect one on the little finger of your right hand, you have been forced by necessity to develop the ability to survive economic hardship. If this marking occurs on the ring finger of your right hand, you have been foreced by necessity to develop your talents in order to survive. For example, I heard a woman perform once at a music festival in Michigan whom I would guess has this peacock feather on her right ring fingertip. She performed music in a Nazi concentration camp. Because the Nazi elite wanted to be entertained, she literally sang for her life—and saved it.

So go through all your finger tips and see how many of these you can identify. If you have seven, it could mean literally according to the traditional school that you will have seven close encounters with death and survive. Or, according to the second school, that you have a 70 percent adaptability rate. Under pressure, you have a 70 percent chance of doing whatever it takes to keep your head above water. Others less fortunate in their markings than you would cave in, met with the same circumstances.

How to use this in real life: if you have a high number of peacock feathers, you might try looking for peacock feathers in the hands of others that you think are whiny and weak and collapse under pressure or respond with great fear and panic to threats, which you don’t. Chances are, they don’t have as many peacock feathers as you do. So be compassionate for the less fortunate.

Try to imagine that each of these peacock feather markings on the various finger tips represents a real peacock feather in some one’s aura, providing protection.

Some have this protection and can walk through fire.

Others don’t. Batya Weinbaum reads palms through the Enchanting Cottage in Carpinteria.

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