Top Ten Secrets of Footreading

The top ten secrets that your feet reveal about you. As a foot reader practicing since 1999, Jane Sheehan is often asked to talk about what secrets the feet reveal. Here she reveals the top ten questions she is most often asked.

Secret 1: What does it mean if I have a bunion?

When I’m reading a bunion, I’m not thinking about the medical condition. I am thinking about the angle of the lean of the big toe towards the little toe. So you can have a bunion reading even if you don’t have a medical bunion. It’s all about the angle of the lean.
Bunions are telling you that you are bending over backwards doing too much for others and not enough for yourself! The degree to which the big toe is deformed towards the little toe shows the degree that you are out of balance in this area of your life. Ask yourself, what would I be doing with my time if I had more time for me. Many people with bunions can’t answer this. Until they work out what they really want to spend their time on for themselves, they will continue doing too much for others. If you want some clues as to what you would possibly enjoy doing if you had more time, think back to what you did when you were a child in the school holidays. Perhaps you could spend more time doing that now?

Secret 2: What does it mean if I have wide feet?

Very wide feet are what I call the “carthorse” foot! This person is very, very hard working. They are constantly doing things and find it very difficult to sit down and do nothing. If I offer you a drink, you will be getting the cups out of the cupboard to help me rather than sitting back and letting me wait on you.

Secret 3: What does it mean if I have narrow feet?

Very narrow feet are what I call the “princess” foot! You are much happier sitting back and letting others run around after you. “Peel me a grape”! You are very good at delegating to others without appearing to do so! You appreciate the good things in life.

Secret 4: What does it mean if I have a high arch?

High arches are commonly found on people with strong inner resources. You enjoy spending time on your own. That’s not to say that you aren’t sociable, but if you do go to a party, you need the next day as quiet time to re-energize. You are very resourceful but find it hard to accept help from others because you feel you can do it all yourself.

Secret 5: What does it mean if I have flat feet?

Your flat feet are showing that you love the company of others. You are very sociable and you just don’t like being left on your own. You need lots of support in your life. You’re happy to accept help from others…. Lots of it!

Secret 6: What does it mean if my feet have grown a shoe size?

Even though your feet have stopped growing, your feet can grow a shoe size because of a relaxation of tension in the tendons and ligaments of the feet. When your feet go up a shoe size, it is because something has changed in your life and you now want recognition for your merits. You’re much happier to thrust yourself into the lime-light than you were before. I know one person who’s feet grew like this when she gave up her administration job to become a teacher.

Secret 7: What does it mean if my feet have shrunk a shoe size?

It is possible for your feet to shrink a shoe size because of tension in the tendons and ligaments of the feet. When your feet shrink a shoe size, it is because something has changed in your life and you now feel that you want to take your time to assess situations and watch what is happening before you push yourself forward. You no longer need recognition and value your privacy more. You want to sit back and watch before you jump in.

Secret 8: What does it mean if I have athlete’s foot?

If you have athlete’s foot you have developed a tendency to let things get under your skin. You experience extreme irritability. It annoys you that people constantly interfere and doubt and question your ideas, hindering your progress. Why are you letting them bother you? Each toe has a meaning assigned to it, once you learn their meanings, you can further refine your interpretation based on where the athlete’s foot is appearing. (Don’t forget to get it treated too)

Secret 9: What does it mean if I have smelly feet?

This is what I call the “skunk” effect! You are trying to make more space for yourself by driving people away with the smell! You often find this on teenagers who are fed up with the rules “be back by half ten”, “don’t do that”, “do your homework first”, “no you can’t have your belly button pierced”! You also find it on carers of a dependent relative where their own personal freedom is restricted by their duty and responsibility. How can you build some more freedom into your life?

Secret 10: What does it mean if I have a gap between my big toe and my second toe?

You have delayed reactions between your logical reaction and your emotional reaction. You need to learn to make more space to think before you make decisions. Do you find that you often agree to do something and the next day you think “gosh, why did I agree to do that?” or someone says something to you and the next day you think “I can’t believe I let them get away with that”. It’s just that your first reaction was your logical reaction but you hadn’t had time to assimilate how you feel about it. The bigger the gap between these toes, the more the delayed reaction.

About Jane Sheehan

This report was written by Jane Sheehan. She has been practicing foot reading since 1999 at foot reading parties, exhibitions and pamper evenings around the country. She now runs a series of workshops on the fascinating subject of foot reading. To learn more about how to read the feet, see the Shop Page on this website and the Elearning Page.

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