My daughter is suddenly very aware of her feet. Hence the underlying reason for me writing this post. The other day while we were on our way home, her dad says to me,…
“I didn’t realize Genesis had such a long big toe.”
then she chimes in…
“Daddy stop talking about me, like I’m not here.”
I began to laugh, but then I defended her big toe, told her it was perfect, and changed the subject. She is pretty self conscious about it. I know this because she’s still at the age where she thinks I’m the cool mom and actually wants my opinion, so she’d confided in me about it a good while before. I didn’t initially notice anything, but after she brought it up when she was comparing her feet to mine one day, I did see what she was talking about. Our feet were practically identical many years ago, only difference was that she just had the miniature version of mine. I do however see other differences now, and expect plenty more, as she has quite a lot more growing to do.
Then I started to get images of Uma Thurman in that movie “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues”, which is a story about a woman who was born with exceptionally large thumbs.
I imagined my poor daughter with a dragging big toe in open sandals,..and I told her about the image in my head and we both stared cracking up. She realized that she didn’t really have a problem in the grand scheme of things. Now as a girl,..(some guys do it too)..we tend to obsess over the silliest, most insignificant flaws, to the point where it’s magnified and blown out of proportion, and we give ourselves a complex, over something that most people would never even notice, without specifically drawing their attention to it.
Any how, being a mother, the first thing I did after thinking about it far too much, I went online to research if having a longer than usual big toe, was the physical manifestation of something medical that I needed to be concerned about. I came across some interesting bits of information about my daughter and myself, in regards to what our feet says about us.
Here’s some of what I came across.
BIG TOE (My Daughter)
If your big toe is much longer than your other toes, you are a clever, creative thinker. You come up with ingenious solutions to problems and fizz with ideas. You’re never stumped for an answer, and can see things from different angles. On the downside, you may have problems focusing and sometimes don’t see projects through.
If your big toe is comparatively small, this indicates that you are a superb multi-tasker. You delegate effectively and are efficient. You use your charm to persuade people to go along with your ideas.
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.
Indian folklore has it that eagle-eyed mothers stopped their sons marrying girls with long second toes because it meant they were far too bossy!
A smaller second toe doesn’t mean you’re a pushover, though. It simply indicates you are happy to bide your time. You value harmony and won’t try to bulldoze your way through situations
The Chinese associate energy, drive and willpower with the third toe. If it 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.
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 pleasures in life. You love relaxing 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.
A long, straight fourth toe indicates family is crucially important to your life. Unhappiness in your relationships with loved ones will show up in a 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. Your health might be affected by any disturbances in the home. If your toes are clawed you need to try to let go, relax and don’t take on all the burdens of others.
A short fourth toe means that family and relationships are less crucial to you — your focus is elsewhere
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 your Peter Pan tendencies can land you in trouble.
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. Go for a man who can wiggle his little toe if you want a mad, fun, frenetic wild night out — but as for marriage, pick a chap who can’t wiggle to save his life.
TOES THAT NEATLY GRADUATE IN SIZE (ME)
If each toe is a little longer than the one before, creating a neat line, this indicates a methodical, precise and extremely practical person.
You’re a dream employee, and a good friend — loyal and steadfast to a fault.
You’ve got solid worker feet. You’re always on the go and can’t sit still for a minute.
LONG NARROW FEET
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?
ARCHES (ME) (So spot on I gasped)
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 extrovert. You enjoy having a good time and want to ensure that others do, too.
*Side Note* I call high arched feet barbie foot (like the barbie dolls) cause they are perfect for high heels. High heels are actually more comfortable than flat shoes, so when people say…
“Why you always have on high heels?”
“It’s a medical condition. I have to wear them.” 😀
PROBLEMS TO BE AWARE OF:
Also, if you are having issues with your feet, they could be indications to some serious health issues going on elsewhere in your body.
FLAKING SKIN: In Chinese medicine, the skin represents your reaction to life. If foot skin is flaky, you are not looking after yourself. You’re pushing yourself too hard. Flaky skin also indicates you need more love in your life.
DARK PATCHES OF SKIN ON THE TOE PADS: This can indicate depression; depressed people tend to walk on the front of their feet, pushing their weight forwards.
RIDGED NAILS: If your toe nails are vertically ridged, you may have a problem with your digestive and metabolic system. Try eating healthily. Horizontal ridges indicate very high stress levels.
BUNIONS: When I see a bunion I see someone who is running themselves ragged for others. Stop, and think about yourself for a change.
CALLUSES ON THE BALL OF THE FOOT: The ball of the foot is associated with shoulders. A callus here indicates someone with bad posture. Perhaps you’re exhausted or shouldering too much responsibility.
PATCHES OF DARK RED OR PURPLE: Darkened areas of skin indicate deep hurt. Patches of purple or red on feet point towards an emotional wound. If your feet are paler than the rest of your body, your circulation is weak.
SWELLING UNDER THE BALL OF FOOT: The central area underneath the ball of the foot represents the stomach and liver. If there are swellings here, you should cut back on alcohol and fatty food.
SOFT SPONGY AREA AROUND THE ACHILLES TENDON: A squashy, spongy area around the Achilles tendon on the heel indicates fertility problems. Cutting back on caffeine and increasing the amount of water you drink will help.
I’ve always heard that the eyes are the windows to your soul, but from the information I’ve come across, your feet are the back door to your health and personality. If you really wanna know what’s going on with someone, check out their feet.
I’m just happy to know that my daughter will be fine, big toe and all. :-D..lolol.