While we all are aware of palm reading, not many know that your toes can tell you a lot about your health and your personality. According to some studies, the length and shape of your toes say a lot about you as a person, and the art of foot or toe reading is also called solestry.
Beyond the obvious zodiac signs, signature analysis, handwriting reading, palm reading, there are claims that the shape of the toe also plays a distinct role in an individual’s behavior and the way they lead their life.
One of the most important things in toe reading is to understand how to measure your toe. This infographic will help you do exactly that and then go on to discover–What your toes reveal about your personality, life, and health
Once you have the measurement in place look for what you toe tell about your personality.
If your big toe is much longer than your other toes, you are a sharp, innovative, and creative thinker. You come up with intelligent solutions for day-to-day problems. You can observe things from different angles and are never short of new ideas and ways of doing things. On the downside, you may have problems focusing and sometimes don’t see projects through.
However, if your big toe is comparatively smaller than other toes, it is a sign that you are a multi-tasker. You use your appeal to convince people to go along with your ideas. You also have great skills for effective delegation and you almost always get the work done.
The second toe on your right foot reveals what you want in life. If you are getting it, the toe will be touching the floor. If it isn’t, or if there is a gap between it and the third toe, that indicates you are trying to separate yourself from your emotions.
The longer your second toe, the more leadership qualities you have. You are dynamic and resourceful, but your desire to get things done, ‘my way or no way, can tip over into bossiness.
According to Indian folklore, eagle-eyed mothers stopped their sons from marrying girls with long second toes because it meant they were far too bossy.
But don’t worry- it does not work the other way round for a smaller second toe! A smaller second toe doesn’t mean you’re a pushover. It simply indicates you are happy to bide your time. You value harmony and won’t try to bulldoze your way through situations.
If your third toe is comparatively long, it means you are incredibly energetic and resourceful, especially at work. The longer this toe is, the more you are driven to succeed in your career.
The Chinese associate energy, drive, and willpower with the third toe.
You’re a perfectionist and can achieve huge amounts with your determination and energy. The drawback is a tendency to let work take over and to forget about fun, love, and family.
If the toe is short, you enjoy the comforts in life. You love resting and don’t get worked up about anything. Others may accuse you of being lazy, but you would argue that life is short, so enjoy it.
Your fourth toe is all about relationships. A long, straight fourth toe indicates the family is crucially important to your life.
Unhappiness in your relationships with loved ones will show up in the curling of this toe. You are a superb listener and nurturer but will be deeply affected by unhappiness within the family. You find it hard to cut yourself off from other people’s problems.
The Chinese would say that you’re a gentle soul, easily wounded. If your toes are clawed you need to try to let go, relax, and don’t take on all the burdens of others. Your health might be affected by any disturbances in the home.
A short fourth toe means that family and relationships are less important to you — your focus is somewhere else.
Ironically this shape reveals the personality type clearly in this case. Childlike impishness is a characteristic of those with small little toes. You’ll shy away from responsibility, be easily bored, and constantly looking for amusing diversions. You are great fun to be with, sociable and witty, — but we all have to grow up sometime.
And if you can wiggle your little toe separately from your fourth toe, you are an impulsive, adventurous, charming flirt. If you can’t, you value routine, predictability, and loyalty.
What are the arches of your feet say about you?
High arches are found on people who are very independent and self-sufficient. You need plenty of time on your own and might even be accused of being anti-social.
You have an indomitable spirit, but remember, it isn’t a weakness to ask for help. In Chinese philosophy, those with very high arches are in danger of being brittle and rigid.
If your arches are low or average, you value the company of others, are sociable, and fairly extroverted. You enjoy having a good time and want to ensure that others do, too.
The Chinese would say your feet are planted firmly on the ground. You’re always on the go and can’t sit still for a minute. Let yourself stop and think. You’re happiest when you’re busy, but should try to make time for reflection, and a little peace and calm in your life. There’s a difference between idle daydreaming and gentle reflection.
Toes that Neatly graduate in size
If each toe is a little longer than the one before, creating a neat line, it indicates a methodical, precise, and extremely practical person. You’re interested in detail and ensure that you always finish what you start. You’re a dream employee and a good friend — loyal and steadfast to a fault. Watch out for a tendency to nitpick, though — not everyone is as balanced as you.
Long Narrow Feet
The Chinese would say you have Princess feet that barely touch the ground. You were born to be waited on, but spare a thought for the rest of us! You like nothing better than to be pampered. You find it incredibly easy to delegate — why bother with all the hard work if you can get someone else to do it for you? You’ve got a strong aesthetic sense and need beauty in your surroundings.
Your home will be gorgeous whatever your income.
There are some peculiar toe shapes named on ancient civilizations, what do they reveal?
The Eygptian Toe
It is arguably the most common type of toe found across the world. The Egyptian toe is characterized by a long big toe, followed by the other toes tapering at a 45-degree angle. This makes the whole foot shaped at an incline and normally longer and narrower than other shapes.
People who have this kind of toe shape often have a royal air about them, and love being spoiled. They have a keen eye for aesthetics and come across as friendly people—ideal in dealing with difficult personalities.
The Greek Toe
The Greek toe—also referred to as the ‘flame foot’ or ‘fire foot’—is described by a protruding second toe which is larger than the big toe.
People who have this kind of toe shape often hold a creative mind and are extremely sporty, along with having excellent leadership qualities. However, they are very also known to be impulsive and have a tendency to take on a lot of stress.
They are full of energy and love being the center of attention and also manage to get the desired attention. In short, they are the life of a party.
The Roman Toe
The roman toe is described by the first three toes being of the same height, and the last two in descending order.
People with such toes are known to have a balanced body shape, as well as a balanced personality. Besides being outgoing, those with roman toes live for exploration and adventures and love discovering new things.
They are inherently outgoing and love adventures, as well as discovering different cultures and spaces.
Though this is taken with a pinch of salt, it sure is fun to read and compare once in a while!