Similar to the famous palm reading done by fortune tellers along busy city strips, those using podomancy to reveal good or bad omens for a person's life interpret certain information contained in the lines on the soles and sides of your feet. As many diviners using podomancy believe, these lines represent the symbols of your soul. Once a very popular art form in China, podomancy is also known by other names such as pedomancy or solistry.
Although not many have looked downward for help in dealing with problems or in praying for good fortune, the reading of feet and/or toes could, with a stretch of the imagination, be quite interesting. As with all divinations, an open mind must ensue and the possibility that not all that is seen is understood can lend your mind's eye to new discoveries! For example, when you look down, do your toes point outward? Do certain toes lean a certain way, like all of them leaning toward your big toe? What about the individual toes themselves? Are they long? Short? Round or bent under? If any of your toes are sensitive or overly flexible, a diviner using podomancy can interpret the specific meaning for you.
Consisting of vertical ridges and horizontal ridges both in the lines on the feet and in the ridges of the toe nails, the right and left foot and each individual set of toes are revealing to those using podomancy. For example; if you have a rectangular toe, this might mean that you are a very common-sense person who expresses energy in very simple terms. If your toes are crooked, you please others. Bent toes? You are self-conscious and seldom express your own thoughts, you fear failure and responsibility.
The emotional instabilities of a person are seen in the horizontal ridges of their toe nails. Remember seeing your grandma's toes for the first time? Did you know that her toes, all crossed over one another meant that she had little faith in herself and found it hard to trust? For many, a long second toe is common. These individuals have great vision and like to be in charge; however, they can be very opinionated.
The next time you take off your shoes and socks, look at your toes. What do they reveal about you? Does your personality match what the diviners say? If your arches are flat it means your practical; arched and you are an intellectual. If your feet are cracked, it's not just the winter weather; this means that you are indecisive and are pulled in many directions. So take a good look...you may discover that your feet really DO reveal things about you...besides the odor!