The Chinese Zodiac is made up of 12 animals, and within this exists 4 trines. Much as Western Astrology divides its twelve signs into groups of Fire, Water, Air and Earth, Chinese Astrology also corresponds with the 5 Chinese elements (Water, Wood, Earth, Fire, and Metal), except its groups are based on shared characteristics as opposed to elements.
The first trine is made up of the Rat, Dragon and Monkey, a group of animals known for their intelligence, charm and powerful characters. These people are capable of great good or great evil.
The second trine is made up of the Ox, Snake and Rooster, a group of animals known for their incredible endurance and ability to see any task through to the end. They are also known for having stubborn natures.
The third tine is made up of the Tiger, Horse and Dog. These animals are humanitarians who seek social justice above all else. They are flexible, but can be rash and rebellious.
The final and fourth trine consists of the Rabbit, Goat and Pig – these animals are peace-lovers who dislike conflict and are known for their gentle, caring natures. They can be prone to gullibility and naivety.
Palmistry & the 2nd Trine of the Chinese Zodiac:
In the first article, we took a look at palmistry within the first trine. In this article, we will be focusing on the second trine, the Ox, Snake and Rooster, and how it fits in with the ancient art of palmistry. Be on the lookout next month for a deep-dive into palmistry for the third trine!
Palmistry is a practice that has its roots in India and Ancient China, and it is the ability to read someone’s palm in order to find out more about their character and, quite possibly, their future. Everyone has a unique palm with a unique set of lines. A skilled palm reader will be able to deduce what sort of person they are, as well as the options that lie before them.
When we mingle palm reading with the Chinese Zodiac, we are able to take an even closer look at the person’s characteristics because we know that people in the same sign share similar traits, even if their life paths may be very different. In palmistry, three significant lines are read on the palm: the Head line, the Heart line and the Life line.
Characteristics of the 2nd Trine:
So, what type of palmistry can we expect to see in these three animals?
Ox people usually have square palms with sturdy and strong fingers. They are ruled by the element of Earth and often have a strong Life line which is indicative of their focused, practical, hard-working nature. These people take care of themselves, others, their habitats and the world at large. They are pillars of society. They don’t have time for dramatic displays of emotion, but this does not make them heartless, as can be indicated by a usually strong Heart line. Instead, they prefer a methodical approach and keeping everything in a balanced perspective.
The Snake is governed by the element of Fire, but due to their methodical nature as enhanced by the second trine, it is not a fast-paced wildfire, but a slow-burning one – a candle as opposed to a wildfire (which is more suited to another animal in the Chinese Zodiac, the Horse, who is also governed by fire). Snakes often have delicate hands and long palms. They do not wear their hearts on their sleeves but their emotions burn bright beneath. These people will usually have potent headlines as Snakes value wisdom and intelligence above all else.
The Rooster is governed by Metal and these people usually have square and elastic palms. They are known for speaking their mind and not holding back (it is not difficult to spot a Rooster – like their counterparts in the animal kingdom, you can always spot a rooster among the chickens!) These people are often very rational and have strong leadership qualities; they work well with others who are similar to them. They will often have a strong Head line which is indicative of their powerful skills of ration and reason. Roosters can suffer from narrow-mindedness which can indicate a lack of empathy – their Heart lines can vary in this respect.
Palmistry is a fascinating tool of divination and while it can be complicated at first understanding the various palms and lines, as your skills grow you can discover some truly intriguing things about yourself and others. Combining it with Chinese Astrology can provide added insight into palm-reading, especially once you understand the intricacies of elements and the four trines.
Tune in next time for a palmistry article on the third trine! And don’t forget to check out your free daily Chinese Zodiac horoscope!
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