Fingerprint Type and Life School
If you look at the tips of your fingers, you’ll see some patterns there. If you can look at the tips of your fingers with a magnifying glass under a good light source, you’ll see those patterns more clearly.
The patterns in your fingerprints come in four basic shapes or configurations. Here’s a picture of the four basic fingerprint types:
Arch: An arch is made up of ridges that run almost parallel to each other across the tips of your fingers. There may be a rise or bump in the middle, but there is no looping or poking or twirling around.
Tented Arch: A tented arch looks like an arch that has a tent pole sticking up in the middle (hence the term ‘tented arch’!). The parallel ridges of the arch have to travel up that pole, over the top of it, and down the other side.
Loop: A loop looks like a group of parallel ridges that enter from one side of the finger, rise up to some degree, then double back and flow out on the same side of the finger from which they entered.
Whorl: A whorl looks like a bullseye—a nice roundish target in the middle of your finger.
Each of these fingerprint types is associated with one of the Life Schools:
- Arch: School of Peace – Feeling safe and balanced in your body
- Tented Arch: School of Wisdom – Developing your awareness and intellect
- Loop: School of Love – Recognizing the messages of your heart
- Whorl: School of Service – Being of service to others
You can have any combination of fingerprint types on your ten fingers, from ten of a single type to a mixture of all four. Also, more than one type can even combine on a single finger. How many of each type you have determines your Life School(s). (More on that next time.)
So take a look—what patterns do you have on your fingertips?