Human Hand and Foot

The hand shows Phi and the Fibonacci Series.

There are many examples of the Divine Proportion found throughout the design of the universe and everything in it, but let’s take a look at one of the most important things first: You!   We’ll need a few Golden Section / Fibonacci building blocks:

Successive Golden Sections of a Line based on phi, the golden ratio

Each line is 1.61804… times longer than the one before it. (Conversely, a section drawn at 0.61804 (or 61.8%) of each line equals the length of the one before it.)

Let’s start with something simple. Take your hand off your keyboard or mouse and look at the proportions of your index finger.

Your finger demonstrates the Fibonacci series of 2, 3, 5, 8

Hold your hand up to the screen. Don’t be shy!

Each section of your index finger, from the tip to the base of the wrist, is larger than the preceding one by about the Fibonacci ratio of 1.618, also fitting the Fibonacci numbers 2, 3, 5 and 8.

By this scale, your fingernail is 1 unit in length.

Curiously enough, you also have 2 hands, each with 5 digits, and your 8 fingers are each comprised of 3 sections.  All Fibonacci numbers!

The ratio of the forearm to hand is Phi

Your hand creates a golden section in relation to your arm, as the ratio of your forearm to your hand is also 1.618, the Divine Proportion.


Even your feet show phi

The foot has several proportions based on phi lines, including:

  1. The middle of the arch of the foot
  2. The widest part of the foot
  3. The base of the toe line and big toe
  4. The top of the toe line and base of the “index” toe

Note that not every individual has body dimensions in exact phi proportion but averages across populations tend towards phi and phi proportions are perceived as being the most natural or beautiful.


  1. KingKong75 says

    “and your 8 fingers are each comprised of 3 sections”…

    You are wrong, we have 10 fingers. The thumbs also have 3 sections each.

    • James says

      The author of this article is referring the phalanges of the hand when classifying the fingers. The fingers attached to metacarpals 2-5 all consist of three phalanges each (proximal/intermediate/distal) while the thumb extends from the 1st metacarpal and consists of only a distal and proximal phalange. Thus, only eight fingers were considered for Fibonacci ratios.

  2. MARK SMYTH says

    Those people with ten fingers had a curse on them, many of them over the years became pirates. I am not talking about thumbs. It was like God cleared the earth during the great flood of all of those tainted children born of women having sex with the gods of old, as the bible refers to them. In other words, they were aliens. Just like the kind of people you find hanging out in sleezy bars….LOL.

  3. says

    Not wrong. Just a different viewpoint. shows the first definition of “finger” as “any of the terminal members of the hand, especially one other than the thumb.” Thumbs have three sections beyond the wrist while the other four digits/fingers have four, so the “terminal” section of the thumb has two sections.

      • Gary Meisner says

        How about Oxford dictionary, which says “Each of the four slender jointed parts attached to either hand (or five, if the thumb is included)”, or Merriam-Webster, which says” any of the five terminating members of the hand : a digit of the forelimb; especially : one other than the thumb.” The main thrust of all is that finger refers primary to the four fingers, excluding the thumb.

  4. daniel nacht says

    Maybe I am missing something. Phi is a ratio of two things: hand/forearm, finger digits. Which lines from the foot illustration does one compare?



    • says

      Each of the lines represents a golden ratio of the one that precedes it, which is often how Phi is expressed in life. The first four phi lines fall at the arch, ball and base of the toes.

  5. ali says

    I think god creates using phi, its clearly an intelligent design, creating intelligence. If phi was used exactly then we wouldn’t look as we are now with slight differences to distinguish ourselves.

    • says

      Measure a dimension on the photo and put it in a cell in Excel. Then create a formula in the cell on either side that multiply or divide by 1.6180339887. You can calculate that more precisely by putting this in the cell: =5^0.5*0.5+0.5

  6. sabaistian matus says

    Any one interested in exploring golden ratio in relationship to the “ying yang” to create a perfect form which can illustrate that unified field is only 2 forces, not four and this is why no one has balanced these, now if all you want to do is be smart, please dont waste our time, i am seeking, not being right, but looking for a correct way to do a job i have to do…

  7. sisiphus says

    thanks all, enjoy, found my unified field, its true fractal nature… “i think and hope at least…”

    Light is always a particle and a wave form, it does not collapse, but it is hiding by being out of phase by a 45 degree movement and the second 45 degree twist, ….like a bullet it seems to just be a particle, because we can not perceive the particles spin….. wow it was hiding every where in front of me, so apparent I could not see it, I see the equation, now i just need to figure how to use it for my escape door from this twisted feminine world.” good luck to all you tartarus is a amazing trap that makes you the jailer and also the prison!

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