Christopher Rory Page is one of South Africa’s most renowned Cheirologists. With almost 20 years of experience he has become known for his accurate assessments of clients by analyzing their hands with reference to their personality, potential and purpose.


Cheirology is the non-predictive art and Science of analysing an individual’s hands by observing the shape, skin ridge patterns, lines, fingers, skin type and all other aspects of the hand with specific reference to the practical, emotional, mental and spiritual state of being of the person. It is based on the elements of Earth, Water, Fire and Air and the archetypal principles of these elements. It is used for helping a person to understand themselves better, to fully develop their potential and identify their purposes.

In his capacity as one of South Africa’s leading Cheirologists, Chris guides people to understand themselves better and directs them through life’s challenges by viewing their life from a higher perspective.

The study of Hand Reading is based on the use and understanding of the archetypal elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether. The thorough knowledge that I have gained by working with these elements coupled with the problems that my clients encountered in their daily lives led me to link the two and realize that everything that we choose to experience in this life, both consciously and on a soul level, can be grouped into one of these 5 categories.



For centuries many cultural philosophies have centred around basic principles or archetypes known as the elements. The observation of nature has provided many answers for us in terms of inventions, buildings, flight and power therefore it is of no surprise that the five basic areas of life that affect our daily lives also have their roots in our natural environment.

There is a Buddhist principle known as Graduated Materiality which relates to the density of the elements from the most to the least dense in terms of molecular structure. This places the elements in a type of pyramidal structure with the most dense at the base and the least dense at the top. This principle, however includes a 5th element, Ether, which is the link to Soul.

One of the most interesting ways to illustrate this principle is through the study of hand reading known as Cheirology.

Cheirology is the art and Science of analysing the hands with reference to a person’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual state of being.

It differs from conventional palmistry in that it is non predictive and non fatalistic. The concept of this form of hand reading is based on the principal that everything is energy, thought and intention being two aspects of energetic relay. Energy can not be created or destroyed in earth reality, it simply transforms and is in constant change. Therefore, thought and intention can change the lines in the hands in a short a period as three months. This means that by viewing the lines and formations of the hands at any given time, the subject is provided with current information that is vital yet liquid.

This field of personal analysis is based on the five elemental principals of earth, air, fire, water and ether. Each part of the hand is ruled by one of the five elements and the concept of hand reading has its roots in layering these meanings. Layering results in a cross-referenced composition of information that is unveiled to the subject. Contrary to conventional psychology, Cheirology can be a swift vehicle of personal self-analysis.

Records of this field of study date back to as far as the fifteen hundreds in the monasteries of Tibet in central Asia where Buddhist monks researched and studied the hands of many subjects. Their main reason for doing so was to provide spiritual guidance for those in need. Over the next few centuries Cheirology spread to Europe and the British Isles where it was forced underground in its practice due to the restrictions and dominance of the Christian Church. It wasn't until the early nineteen hundreds that Cheirology was seen as a useful tool for personal guidance and self-discovery rather than a religious threat.

The popularity of this field of study remained largely untapped by the masses due to a lack of understanding for what it provides. It is only recently that the benefits of Cheirology have been publicised as a result of the current global holistic renaissance.

Cheirology at its core reveals the subject's PERSONALITY, POTENTIAL and PURPOSE. By understanding these three P's the subject can be directed to a more enlightened view of their life and themselves. This forms the gateway to making the necessary changes needed for growth and development in life.

In order to effectively interpret the markings and formations of the hands, a symbolic language is needed. That is where the four primary energies are earth, air, fire and water come into play, which manifest in various forms throughout the hand. The fifth element , ether, is the unity of all the others. Interpretation is based on sentences which are formed combining the elemental meanings for example if an earth marking is found on a water finger one combines the meaning of earth with the meaning of water and a resultant interpretation is provided for the subject.

Each part of the hand, lines, skin rich patterns, fingers and segment is ruled by an element. A thorough knowledge and understanding of the principles of each element is vital to the interpretation process.


Personality indicates what people portray to the outside. It reflects people's reaction to circumstances, relationships with others, likes, dislikes and personal character traits. Cheirology is able to show the subject's personality in a concise and accurate way. By analysing the hands, the personality surfaces strongly. Knowing the personality assists to understand the self and to identify improvable areas within the self which can lead to a more fulfilled and happier subject.


Everyone has the potential to maximise who they are. Our thoughts and intentions often remain as untapped potential. Putting into practice our full potential requires action which at times can be challenging. Thought or intent do not always manifest as a reality. The secret is to take potential and make it real. Cheirology can show the subject not only their potential, but ways to transform this potential into reality.


Most people go about their lives consumed by external influences such as earning a living, other people's problems and their own material focus. These daily endeavours prevent one from looking at the self which ironically can assist in achieving all the above. Cheirology turns the spot light inward and either confirms what the subject already knows or directs the subject to a better understanding of the self.

Purpose relates to who one is rather than what one does, therefore purpose is all about understanding the self.

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