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  1. onychomancynoun

    An ancient form of divination based on the reflections of sunlight on a boy's fingernails.

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  1. Onychomancy

    Onychomancy or variously onuchomancy, onychomantia, onycomancy, onymancy (from Greek onychos, 'fingernail', and manteia, 'fortune-telling') is an ancient form of divination using fingernails as a "crystal ball" or "scrying mirror" and is considered a subdivision of palmistry (also called chiromancy). As with palmistry, the contradictions between different interpretations and the lack of evidence for the predictions have led onychomancy to be viewed as a pseudoscience by academics.It consists of gazing in bright sunlight at one's own fingernails or another person's fingernails that often are coated in oil and then interpreting the "symbols" that appear on them. In medieval times onychomancy was performed by gazing at the fingernails of a prepubescent (unspoiled) boy.The symbols are interpreted in relation to chakra points, reflexology points, astrological planetary interpretations or tarot card representations. The fingers on which symbols appear and the position of the symbols on the fingernails are interpreted as indications of health conditions, changes in fortune and wealth, the character of the person being "read" and other typical subjects covered by divinations.A separate subdivision of onychomancy interprets personalities based on the artificial nails the person has chosen to wear.

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  1. Onychomancy

    Onychomancy or variously onuchomancy, onychomantia, onycomancy, onymancy is an ancient form of divination using fingernails. It consists of watching the reflection of sunlight on the oiled fingernails of an unpolluted boy, then interpreting the symbols that appear. The fingers where symbols appear allegedly indicate the nature of the coming events, while the location of the symbols on the nail allow to date them. The higher the symbol is situated on the nail, the nearer the events are in the future. The term is also used for a method of chiromancy, consisting of reading health & character from fingernails.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Onychomancy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Onychomancy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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