Fingernail Health and Personality Analysis

Nails_beauty_health_Adapted from Natural Hand Care, by Norma Pasekoff Weinberg.

For signs of health, look no further than your hands.

As early as 400 B.C.E., Hippocrates taught that the nails reflect the condition of the inner body. It is true that abnormalities of the nails can often provide early clues to common medical problems or severe systemic diseases.

Take a few moments and examine your unpolished fingernails under a good light. You will gather a new appreciation for how your lifestyle affects your nails and overall health.

Nails grow at different rates due to age, nutrition, and health factors. Under the best of conditions, a nail grows about .004 inches a day or 1/8 of an inch each month. It takes about six months for a new nail to grow from cuticle to tip.

Use this diagnostic chart to look at and understand the condition of your nails:

Complete loss of nail: Trauma

Nail plate loose: Injury; nail psoriasis; fungal or bacterial infections; medicines; chemotherapy; thyroid disease; Raynaud’s phenomenon; lupus.

Wasting away of nails, nail loses luster and becomes smaller: Injury or disease.

Thickened nail plate: Poor circulation; fungal infection; heredity; mild, persistent trauma to the nail.

Pitted nails sometimes with yellow to brown “oil” spots: Eczema or psoriasis; hair loss condition.

Very soft nails: Contact with strong alkali; malnutrition; endocrine problems; chronic arthritis

Spoon-shaped nails: Iron deficiency; thyroid disease.

Club-like nails growing around swollen finger ends: Chronic respiratory or heart problems; cirrhosis of the liver.

Horizontal ridges: Injury; infection; nutrition.

Longitudinal ridges: Aging, poor absorption of vitamins and minerals; thyroid disease; kidney failure.

Brittle, split nails: Nail dryness; nails in contact with irritating substances (detergents, chemicals, polish remover); silica deficiency.

Infected nails (red, tender, swollen, pus): Bacterial or yeast infection.

Overlarge moons: Overactive thyroid; genetics; self-induced trauma (habit tick).

No moons: Underactive thyroid; genetics.

DISCOLORED FINGERNAILS Colorless: May indicate anemia.

Red or deep pink: Can indicate a tendency to poor peripheral circulation.

Blue: Blood may not be receiving adequate oxygen due to respiratory disorders, cardiovascular problems, or lupus erythermatosus.

Yellow: Could indicate fungus, diabetes, psoriasis, use of tetracycline, or heredity.

White, crumbly, soft: May be a result of a fungus infection.

Half white/half pink: May indicate fungal infection or, more seriously, kidney disease. Small white patches: Usually a sign of injury to the nail matrix.

Purple or black: Usually due to trauma, or may also be a sign of vitamin B12 deficiency. A brown or black streak that begins at the base of the nail and extends to its tip could be a diagnostic clue to a potentially dangerous melanoma. See your health care provider.


The ancient system of palm-reading is based on Vedic wisdom from India.  According to this system, the lines in our palms, as well as the shape of our  hands, fingers, and fingernails reveals something about our personalities and  can also tell us about our relationships with others.

Fingernails are an especially significant feature of the hand, as they are  nature’s way of protecting the nerve endings. Nails reflect your stamina and  ability to cope with stress, so the condition of your nails may indicate the  degree to which the state of your nervous system affects your relationships.

Find out what the shape of your fingernails may tell about who you are and  how you relate:

Broad Nails You are open-minded, tolerant, and relaxed. You have  an easygoing nature capable of absorbing stress. Broad nails denote a healthy  nervous system and physical vitality. You have good circulation; you are  resourceful and optimistic in your approach to life. You believe in extending  yourself to others unconditionally. Just be careful not to exhaust yourself. You  have a tendency to go to extremes; you accept all that life has to offer with  enthusiasm, and also good-naturedly take on all that others ask of you.

Long, Narrow Nails These speak of grace, refinement, and a strong  aesthetic sense. You may be idealistic in your desire for the perfect  relationship. You need to develop more tolerance and patience regarding your  expectations of others.

Generally, this nail will be seen in conjunction with fine texture on the  hand. Often you will gravitate toward professions that do not require strenuous  physical exertion, and that give your aesthetic sense full expression.

Flared Nails You have an extremely analytical nature. You often  have the same desire to share and accomplish as does the broad-nail type.  However, the short length of the nail and its narrow base suggest that you lack  the nervous resistance to carry out your actions in a calm, relaxed manner. You  may become nervous over slight disagreements. You can be easily upset,  defensive, and prone to nervous strain. Your high-strung nature makes you  vulnerable to all sorts of anxieties and impatient outbursts, which exhaust you.

Your energy can best be exercised in research activities or other detailed  work. Avoid being overcritical. You need to curb the tendency to find faults in  your partner, which can place a strain on your relationship.

Short Nails You may have an extremely nervous disposition that is  prone to temperamental and unpredictable behavior. You are analytical, with a  tendency toward perfectionism. You can easily become intolerant of those who  fail to measure up to your critical standards.

Guard against losing your cool during disagreements and learn to see things  from a larger perspective. If you are too fastidious, you may annoy your  partner.

Bitten Nails These indicate that you have a nervous temperament.  Biting your nails destroys the very armor that protects your nervous system.  Learn to recognize what triggers this habit and find a harmless alternative for  relieving tension: for example, counting to ten, deep breathing, or drinking a  tall glass of water. Such a diversion may give you the time to calm down and  perceive your situation more clearly.

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Indian palmists and chiromancers, after through study of nails have described that by studying through the nails of a person, a lot much could be predicted about one’s health, nature and character and about the coming events in the person’s life.
It is mentioned in Garun Puran  that a person whose nails are like frost, is a born impotent. Person with zig-zag nails is a pauper.
Garbh Samhita reveals that a newly born child if without nails for a year, or shell shaped, small, worn out nails are indicative of extreme poverty. On the contrary, subjects with clear, smooth, pinkish nails are fortunate. Many such descriptions are found in Shastras. The nails in the hand of a person reflect his fate or in other words, the nails are the windows to peep into a person’s life and through these windows is perceived about the culture, thoughts and work style of the subject.
Also scientifically, nails are very important in the life of a human being, because at the top ends of fingers are provided plenty of nerves which are very sensitive. Nails are of the following types :-

1.   Short Nail. 2.   Extremely Short Nail. 3.   Large Nail. 4.   Short and Flat Nails. 5.   Short and Thick Nail. 6.   Broad and Square Nail. 7.   More in Width and Short in Length Nail. 8.   Long and Thin Nail. 9.   Long and Slightly Bent Nail. 10. Narrow Nail. 11. Swollen and Projected Nail. 12. Round Nail 13. Small and Triangular Nail. 14. Yellow Nail. 15. Blue Nail.
The types of nails described above have the following effects :

Short Nail

1. Short Nail :-
The subjects with short nails whether square or small lack patience. They are exciting, obstinate and narrow minded. They are weak structured, having mean characteristics, etc. Such subjects suffer largely from nerve diseases and heart disorders.
2. Extremely Short Nails :- This type of nail is short both in length and width. Such nails often are visible with knotty fingers and look like a dot at fingers end. Such subjects are mostly stupid and easily excited, but if this type of nail appear in female’s hand, she would be a disciplined, strict and with masculine characteristics and likes to rule over her spouse. Extremely Short Nails
Large Nail 3. Large Nail :-
These nails are equal in length and width. Subjects having such nails are serious by nature and perfectly plan their work and thus achieve success in any field.
4. Short and Flat Nail :- Persons having such nails are scary by nature. Usually they suffer from heart ailments and usually their death are also caused by heart ailments. Short and Flat Nail
Short and Heavy Nail 5. Short and Heavy Nail :-
These subjects always hide their mistakes and throw blames on others. They are critic by nature.
6. Broad and Square Nail :-
Subjects with this type having pink colour and round shape at the side are pure hearted and guileless. They speak what they have in heart. If They miss pinkish colour of the nails, they are not completely guileless.
Broad and square nails
More in width and short in length nail 7. More in Width and Short in Length Nail :-
These are analytical persons. They are highly successful in literature, music and lectures. They enjoy arguing with others. These subjects with less length and more wide nails thin skin, though maintain good health, are under excessive mental tension due to their habit of arguing with others.
8. Long and Thin Nail :-
Such subjects are of insatiable mind and weak in physical strength. They even doubt upon themselves.
Long and thin nail
Long and slightly bent nail 9. Long and Slightly Bent Nail :-
The married life of such persons is not happy and smooth. They are Extremely concupiscent and unstable in their thinking. They are excessively interested in opposite sex.
10. Narrow Nail :-
They are weak and suffer from poor digestive system. If this type have brittle nails, they suffer from nervous and liver disorders. Narrow nail’s subjects are parasitical by nature.
Narrow Nail
Swollen and projected nails 11. Swollen and Projected Nail :-
The fingers covered under this type become thick and hard under the nails and can turn easily. They are drug addicts and have suicidal tendency. They mostly suffer from tuberculosis or other lungs related diseases.
12. Round Nail :-
This is a good type. These subjects are kind, frank, well mannered, diligent and prudent people with enough self-reliance.
Round Nails
Small triangular nail 13. Small Triangular Nail :-
These are subjects who love seclusion and are scholarly and academic. But few besides these qualities are lazy and careless also. If apprised of their potential, they can prove to be very useful persons.
14. Pale/Yellow Nail :-
This type are cheats to the core, liars, and even gamblers. They are always dogged by poverty.
15. Blue Nail :-
If the nails are blue at the root, the subject is weak hearted and suffer from bronchial diseases. 
Nails of Ladies’s Hands :-
                                           Ladies with their pink nails-pinkish and slightly projected, are fortunate ones. They are materially prosperous. Contrary to this, if the nails are rough, spotted and without lustre, tending to yellowish or whitish colour, the subjects are poor and addicted to corruption. Their lives are always full of scarcities, worries, mental agonies and they have their lives with uncertainly, according to “Bhavishya Puran.”   
                                            Ladies with very short nails on their fingers of hand, are of irascible nature. It will not be too much to say that ladies with such nails are like Mahakali. They always want to keep their spouses under control. The husbands of this type of ladies should behave their wives carefully and politely. The children also are under control of this kind of ladies. They are ladies with good character. If the nails are short with their colour pale, the subjects are violent liars. and are crooked to the core.
Marks, Spots and Lines over nails :-
1. If there are black spots or dots on the nails, such subjects have criminal and sensuous tendencies. They may suffer from skin and blood related diseases.
2. White spots on the nails are indicative of obstruction in blood circulation. If the spots are lustrous white, this indicates mutual and assertive love.
3. A white crescent at the root of nail is a good sign. Such subjects are always progressive.
Index Finger :- A white crescent on the nail of the index finger, generates the circumstances conductive to progress and profit. But, if there is a black spot on the nail, this indicates a sudden loss of wealth and deficit in business. In case the dots is white, the subjects gains in business and commands respect.
Middle Finger :- A white spot on the nail of the middle finger with a crescent make the subject to undertake voyages, bring wealth and gain prosperity. If there is a black spot or black dot, some near and dear helps to resolve the problems and helps in troubles. And if there is a projected spot with palish yellow shade of the nail, the subject is rewarded according to the efforts made, but such a case harms the wife and brother of the subjects.
Ring FInger :- If there is a crescent on the nail of Apollo, the subject achieves success in mechanical and machinary work. If there is a white spot or dot, the person takes interest in religious activities. Such person developes affinity for studies. If there is a black spot, the subject may suffer from allegations or blames and loses respects of others.
Small Finger :- A crescent on the nail of small finger indicates gain in business field. White dot is not good and indicates unsuccess and loss to the subject.
Lines on the nails :- The lines on the nails show their real effect. Vertical lines on the nails indicate nervous disorder. Vertical lines on the nails indicate nervous disorder. Vertically curved and unlevelled lines indicate disorders of blood pressure and blood.
                               This also indicates damage to the nervous system. Whenever  horizontal lines are visible on the nails, it should be understood that disease is finding its way into the body.

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