A Handy Retirement
Just as it does in other areas, the shape of your hand will give you an indication of the kind of retirement you will prefer. Persons with the different hand shapes will approach retirement differently, believing that they are giving up certain things by leaving the workplace and finding that they can compensate for their losses with new activities after retirement. Here are some general reading guidelines:
Air-handed: Those with air hands will miss the exchange of ideas in the workplace, the energy of productivity, and the sense of keeping up with new information. They can replace this feeling during retirement by taking courses to meet their interests so that they can learn something new, and by taking care to stay connected to colleagues and others in their field for intellectual stimulation.
Fire-handed: Fire-handed people will miss the congeniality of the workplace and the sense of belonging to be found there. They can replace this feeling during retirement through volunteer and community work, by joining clubs and other associations so that they can develop new relationships, and by traveling to see family and friends.
Earth-handed: Earth-handed people will miss the stability and reassurance of the workplace, with its known patterns, but they can replace this feeling during retirement by establishing new patterns and rituals in life. They should also make sure to spend part of every day close to the earth, gardening, or walking in the woods.
Water-handed: People will enjoy being free of the constraints and bustle of the workplace, and while they enjoy the quiet of retirement, they can replace the creativity they put into their work life with creative pastimes at home, such as art, music, and crafts work.
Generally, retirement lies near the end of life. People who are retiring may be concerned about death, either their own or that of their partner. While palmistry cannot predict a death, it can uncover anxiety about health matters that can be dealt with by looking closely at other lines.
Whatever the shape of your hand, you can be guided to a better experience with retirement by noting what the lines of your hand have to say about it. And this is true of all the other journeys in life we take as well, be they a short vacation to Niagara Falls or a relocation to Tibet or Belize.