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Humanitarian and Advocate for the Poor and the Helpless
The most striking feature of Mother Teresa’s hands is the extreme flexibility of her thumbs. Her “bending-over-backward” thumbs make her open, spontaneous, child-like and easygoing, the type of person who can “smell the roses” along the way and adapt to any situation.
To balance this flexibility, we can see, on both hands, a destiny line crossing the whole palm straight up from the hand bottom to the middle finger – it almost looks like it continues on the fingers! This conveys more than one aspect of her personality. The origin of the line at the bottom of the palm shows that Mother Teresa was focused and driven from her early years, and that nothing could sway her away from her course. The top part of the line, crossing the mount of Saturn and becoming a "Love of Truth" line, indicates that her resolve is not based on her mind or her emotions, but anchored on a much more powerful spiritual belief.
The Love of Truth line also makes her receptive to others’ points of view and she is willing to accept criticism because she can see beyond the observable reality.
For an older lady, her mounts of Venus and Luna, at the bottom of the palm, are surprisingly prominent. Those mounts provide her with a clear perception of the way life really is (Luna) and an awareness of her physical needs (Venus).
Another interesting feature is the width-and-length ratio of Mother Teresa’s hands. If you calculate the width of her palm, it is roughly equal to the length of her middle finger. The length gives us the required discrimination, wisdom and discipline to set our goals, while the width provides us with the energy, the sense of control and the nervous system necessary to put our thinking into action. When length and width are equal, we think and then we act, without letting anything stop us.
In summary, as can be expected, those hands show a charismatic personality with an unshakable sense of purpose from early in life, but balanced by considerable flexibility. Those qualities allowed Mother Teresa to make a tremendous difference in the world and to leave a legacy that will keep inspiring humanity for many years to come.