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Face Reading Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice. A Comparison Face Reading.

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All of us can be ennobled by using deeper perception on “The wise Latina.” Justice Sotomayor has been in the news lately, administering the oath of office to Vice-President Joe Biden. Her new memoir is out as well.

Although I haven’t yet read “My Beloved World,” I have seen her interviewed on TV, read about Sonia Sotomayor in the newspaper. Like you, perhaps, I learned that she began giving herself insulin injections for diabetes. By herself, age seven. By herself because of a flaky mother and a father whose hands shook too badly, from alcoholism, to help his daughter.

In 2009, Sotomayor would become the first Latino, the third woman, the third person of color and the 111th justice to serve on the nation’s highest court.

Sparkling Sonia has come through such adversity uncrushed, lively, and with such a sense of humor. How will such a soul express through physical face data?

Bring on energetic literacy through the easiest system I know for truly Deeper Perception, the ancient art of physiognomy, as updated by the system of Face Reading Secrets(R). Let’s explore some of Sotomayor’s defining characteristics… as worn on her face.

A comparison Face Reading is always most interesting

Fascinating though any face is, here and now, at the time of any photograph over the age of 18… what is supremely interesting? (Especially for a Supreme Court justice?)

The biggest face reading insights come when you compare what has changed on that face, over the years, or after a time of rapid personal growth.

For today’s face reading, let’s emphasize face data that changed. I’ll help you see it, Blog-Buddies, by supplying comparison photos for face reading, then giving you a chance to see like a professional face reader, where you focus in (gently), researching just one item of face data at a time.

Face Reading Photo #1 shows Sonia Sotomayor in her college yearbook, graduating from Princeton.

To see the face data most clearly, open up one of these links and copy it onto a document. Then expand the photo, e.g., Click once, then pull on the corners.

Face Reading Photo #2 shows Sonia Sotomayor on her recent book tour.

To see the face data most clearly, open up one of these links and copy it onto a document. Then expand the photo, e.g., Click once, then pull on the corners.

Note: Over time, links can go bad. And legally I don’t have the rights to show celebrity photos, so I can’t display them here other than providing links. But you can easily go over to Google, type in the person’s name and the blog post date, then search on images. Click on a good image, preferably current with the time of the reading here at this blog.

Soul Signature Traits, What Didn’t Change

So much face reading data did change for Sonia Sotomayor, but why don’t we start with two really important characteristics that did not change?

To  this physiognomist, much of the power of face reading comes from appreciating what changes and what doesn’t over time. It’s one of the ultimate celebrations of free will.

Face reading data that doesn’t change is called “Soul Signature Traits” in my system of Face Reading Secrets(R). (You can learn about this in depth if you can find a copy of  a book I worked on for nearly 10 years, “Wrinkles Are God’s Makeup: How You Can Find Meaning in Your Evolving Face.”)

Face Reading Data: VERY Prominent Cheeks

How to  See It: Cheekbones and cheek padding stick out dramatically in three dimensions.

Meaning in Face Reading Secrets: Power has been a big deal in the personal dynamics of Sonia Sotomayor. She carries immense personal power, strongly courageous and willing to say and do what it takes to achieve her aims, given the situation.

The talent: Outstanding leadership.

The potential challenge? Receiving jealousy. (Of course, in the system of Face Reading Secrets, the point of naming a potential challenge is not to dispense it as a forever characteristic of doom. When this has been overcome, it is overcome. I mention it regardless.)

These huge and sculpted cheeks are the single most VERY strongly defined characteristic on the face of this Supreme Court Justice. In fact nobody, and I do mean nobody, else on the current supreme court, comes close.

Take a look. Cheek shopping, like any curious face reader. 😉

More Soul Signature Face Reading Data: VERY Up-Angled Eyebrows

How to See It: Imagine a dot at the start of each eyebrow, then a dot at the opposite end. Connect those dots with an imaginary line. On Sonia Sotomayor, the eyebrows are very up-angled.

Meaning in Face Reading Secrets: Thinking patterns emphasize understanding the new, given that person’s areas of interest in life.

The talent: Expect Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor to plug into the zeitgeist and use legal precedent to help adapt the spirit of the American Constitution to ways that society has evolved beyond the times when the the Founding Fathers lived.

The potential challenge? Finding it difficult to sympathize when the law would be used rigidly and anchored mainly to the past, rather than a living mechanism for bringing justice into the present.

Okay, now for four very big changes to the face of Sonia Sotomayor

Face Reading Change: Eyebrow Angles Deepened

Reading Sonia Sotomayor’s Face in 1976

With barely any angles, Sonia’s eyebrow shape is nearly straight.

Reading Sonia Sotomayor’s Face in 2013

Face Reading Change: The angle to each eyebrow has gone from barely to VERY.

How to See It: Look for the hinge place in each eyebrow, where the hair changes direction.

The talent: But-but-but. The ability to find flaws in logic, or otherwise use discernment, has grown enormously.

The potential challenge? Asking questions where others notice nothing to question? Having the distinctions that she notices not seem important to others?

Face Reading Change: Emphasis to Those Prominent Cheeks

Reading Sonia Sotomayor’s Face in 1976

Close-set cheek emphasis is strong. Sonia’s cheeks don’t just dominate her face. They have their greatest fullness close to her nose.

Reading Sonia Sotomayor’s Face in 2013

Cheeks now have developed a far-set emphasis. Their greatest fullness is out towards the edges of her face.

How to See It: Developing an eye for cheek emphasis is one of the more sophisticated skills of face reading. It helps to have a large version of the photo available. (One reason I gave you resources earlier in this post.)

Look at where the cheeks stick out, doing what you can to see in three dimensions rather than two. With patience, and a bit of experience at discerning this fascinating cheek characteristic, you can develop an eye for cheeks. 😉

Yes, you can start noticing that most folks have no particular cheek emphasis, while others — like Sonia Sotomayor — have cheeks that jut out either north, south, east, or west. It’s all good. Hey, my update of the 5,000 years of physiognomy is based on the motto “God don’t make no junk.”

Incidentally, one of my favorite things about “The NEW Power of Face Reading” is all the coaching available in how to see cheek characteristics. This is, I just realized, my fifth book about the system of Face Reading Secrets. Gee, I never stopped to count before. LOL.

The talent: Used to be, Sonia Sotomayor felt internal pressure, and had corresponding ability, to muster power for dealing with situations under pressure. Now she is much better positioned to fight the long fights, to keep momentum moving forward towards long-term goals.

The potential challenge? Is it harder, pursuing larger goals that can take decades or years? Can Justice Sotomayor keep inspiring herself, day after day?

At the level where she works with the law, daily work isn’t just about helping the nation’s ideals. Technically the law is at its most complex, dry, picky, even (Dare I say it, as a non-attorney?) BORING.

However, as noted by The New York Times, “the justice’s legal writings have been described by reporters as dry, methodical and technical.”

Okay, this consciousness nerd gets it. One could stay focused on long-term ideals and still deal with teensy little details ath this level of lawyering. Sotomayor appears to have overcome the aforementioned challenge. 🙂

Face Reading Change: Chin Bottom Shape from Straight to Curved

Reading Sonia Sotomayor’s Face in 1976

The shape at the bottom edge of her face is straight. Not ruler straight. Human straight.

Reading Sonia Sotomayor’s Face in 2013

The shape at the bottom edge of Sonia’s face has developed a curve. Like part of a circle. Though still like a human face, not Euclid’s geometry.

How to See It: Discerning chin bottom shape, if you want to do accurate face reading, it’s important to make sure the photos you read show the face in repose. Smiling faces change many characteristics. (Something I also give you extra help in understanding, as part of developing really good face reading skills, in “The New Power of Face Reading.”)

The talent: Choices used to be made strictly on principle. Now choices are motivated more by compassion.

The potential challenge? The law is not about feelings but principles. Can there be conflict for this Supreme Court justice between personal passion and finding those dry, methodical sequences of legal logic?

Face Reading Change: The Case of the Disappearing Nose Groove

Reading Sonia Sotomayor’s Face in 1976

A nose groove shows between the right nostril and the nose tip.

Reading Sonia Sotomayor’s Face in 2013

The nose groove is gone.

So much for the idea that folks always have MORE wrinkles over time. To this face reader, it is fascinating which wrinkle or line is where. I assure you, nothing “just happens” to the physical face. And if you have hear anyone say in passing that a change to the physical face “happens with age,” guess what? You have just listened to somebody who never took the time to examine popular, foolish stereotypes about faces.

Why take the time to become a face reader? One reason is to transform people’s faces — yours included — from barely observed collections of stereotypes into the sacred spiritual document of every adult human face. Your face. Mine. And Sonia Sotomayor’s.

How to See It: First you will definitely need large photos, as you have been invited to get for yourself. Second, you’ll need to tell left from right as a face reader. Seeing Justice Sonia isn’t like looking in the mirror. (With one exception, of course. 😉 )

With this photo, cross over as if shaking hands. Then, if you see the pictures in enough detail, you can find a deep groove between Sotomayor’s nose root on the right, the phlange of flesh that covers the right nostril, and the nose tip. She has it when young but, 37 years later, it has evolved right out of her face.

The talent: When young, Sotomayor pushed herself to overcome the terrible lack of financial support, the stark poverty. Developing this nose groove on the right side of the face only, suggests it was her ambitions in life where she took the hit, not so much her personal life.

From what I have read doing background so far, as described at the top of this post, Sonia Sotomayor has been driven to make a difference in the world. She didn’t come into this lifetime to evolve as a wife and mother. Divorced and childless, her life’s journey has emphasized career.

This face data, back in the day, shows a gift for overcoming that material adversity. The corresponding challenge wasn’t potential but very real. (For more on such rare items of face reading data, see the section in “The NEW Power of Face Reading” about “Major Compassion Awakeners.”)

To this face reader, it is very inspiring how the later photo shows no such nose groove. The significance? Inwardly, Sotomayor let go of inner pain and struggle related to that almost unspeakably tough childhood. She evolved beyond it in every way.

Concluding This Face Reading of Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Most impressive to me is the huge courage, as shown in those powerhouse cheeks. Sonia Sotomayor has gracefully grown into her self-authority and ultra-advanced professional standing.

Earlier, she pushed herself, as evidenced by the cheek emphasis and the nose groove on the right side of her face.

More recently, the wise Latina has just hit her stride. She keeps those very up-angled eyebrows, with the forward thinking quality. With the extreme shift to eyebrow angles, however, there is a greater discernment and ability to find chinks in the law.

Watch out, other justices. This native New Yorker isn’t the Chief Justice, but her power style is the strongest by far.

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  1. 1

    About that book on how faces change over time, “Wrinkles Are God’s Makeup,” a very small number of copies still can be purchased, including an autograph just for you.

    I am keeping them available to folks who show strong interest in face reading. So, if you’re interested in getting one of these rare copies, you could do it:

    1. When you come to my Face Reading Workshop for 2013, Feb. 16 and 17 in Sterling, VA. Details are here:

    2. If you come, in person, for any one of the seven types of Face Reading Sessions I make available in person, via webcam, or by phone:

    3. Should you enroll in my Correspondence Course in Professional Face Reading, details here:

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    Herb Rosenbaum says:

    Pres.Obama deserved AT LEAST a mention, NO ?

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    Jill Erin says:

    Very interesting read, Rose! I always learn so much from every face reading that you do. Thank you so much.

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    HERB, good to have you commenting here at the blog, but your question has left me confused.

    I just provided a detailed face reading of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

    Why would I be comparing her face to that of President Obama?

    He has, actually, been the topics of many profiles here at “Deeper Perception Made Practical.” If you type OMBAMA into the search box on the upper left corner, you’ll find him.

    Just don’t expect to see him tucked behind Sonia Sotomayor’s ear, like some carefully stowed Nicorette chewing gum. 😉

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    JILL ERIN, your acknowledgement here means a lot to me and encourages me to do more face readings in the future. Thanks for your thanks.

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    Jordan says:

    I love Sonia Sotomayor. The way she speaks is so different from me… so different from most people!

    Slow and measured, like she’s used to people listening to every word.

    I love reading these face readings, they’re very instructive to me.

    For instance here, at first I didn’t understand why her eyebrows would be considered angled instead of curved. So I stopped and just gazed at her eyebrows for a moment and remembered the thing about the hair “changing direction.” And it became clear!

    I also found the cheek emphasis really interesting… I love when there’s new information, even though it’s clear I haven’t mastered the old in this case! 😉

    The cheek emphasis immediately brought to mind Obama’s left cheek mole, which I think you said was about having extra oomph for dealing with pressure situations in his personal life, or things he *takes* personally.

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    JORDAN, thank you for every bit of this comment.

    I also enjoy the way Sonia Sotomayor’s speech brims with gravitas. And yet she has such a ready sense of humor.

    If you want to enjoy this wonderful contrast, check out this Jon Stewart interview:

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    Brittany says:

    I did so enjoy her on the Daily Show. She was so smart and jubilant and made a good interviewee for Jon 🙂

    I need to get out my New Power of Face Reading and look into the change in her smile direction (from downward to… just upward of straight?) and her eyelids, which seem to have gone from two folds to none.

    Thank you, ROSE.

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