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Palmistry For All | by Cheiro



Containing new information on the study of the hand never before published by cheiro with a preface to American readers and with upwards of sixty illustrations.

TitlePalmistry For All
AuthorCheiro
PublisherG. P. Putnam's Sons
Year1916
Copyright1916, G. P. Putnam's Sons
AmazonCheiro's Palmistry for All
-Preface To The American Edition
THERE is no countryin the world where the study of character is more indulged in than in the United States of America. During my many visits there I could not help remarking how even the hardest he...
-Rules For Rapid Observation. The Fingers
Observe the fingers. If they look short and stumpy in proportion to the rest of the palm - one may be sure that the individual to whom they belong is of an animal nature, possessing coarse instincts, ...
-The Fingers Considered Separately
Let us now observe the fingers separately from the rest of the hand. The first finger is considered as the Dictator, the Lawgiver, the finger of Ambition, the Indicator, the Pointer, etc. If thi...
-Character Shown By The Thumb
The thumb is in itself more expressive of character than any other member of the hand. It was d'Arpentigny who wrote the thumb individualises the man. Medical science has proved that there is suc...
-Hard And Soft Hands
Even in the simple act of shaking hands, one can form conclusions about character. Beware of any man or woman whose hand seems to slip from yours when you grasp theirs in greeting. Such persons are...
-Introduction
IT was on July 21, 1894, that I had the honour of meeting Lord Kitchener and getting the autographed impression of his right hand, which I now publish for the first time as frontispiece to this volume...
-Part I. Palmistry Or Cheiromancy. Chapter I. A Brief Resume Of The History Of The Study Of Hands Through The Centuries To The Present Day
THE success I had during the twenty-five years in which I was connected with this study was, I believe, chiefly owing to the fact that although my principal study was the lines and formation of hands,...
-Chapter II. The Line Of Head Or The Indications Of The Mentality
THE object of the following chapters is to give clear and unmistakable instruction on the lines and markings of the hands, both from the student's standpoint and from that of the general reader. This ...
-The Line Of Head And Its Variations
The Line of Head (page 11), or indication of the Mentality of the subject, must in all cases be considered as the most important line on the hand. The greatest attention should be paid to it, so as to...
-The Line Of Head Joined To The Line Of Life
The position of this line indicates in all cases a highly sensitive disposition, which inclines towards the side of caution and also lacks self-confidence (2-2, Plate I.). Even the cleverest people wi...
-The Line Of Head Separated From The Line Of Life
The Line of Head is more frequently found connected with than separated from the Line of Life. When the space is not very wide (3-3, Plate I.), it is an excellent mark to have, giving independence ...
-The Line Of Head And Its Secondary Signs
What are known as islands in the Line of Head are very important, especially if they are considered both in relation to the age at which they occur, and also in relation to the mentality itself. ...
-Changes In The Line Of Head
Another extremely interesting point in studying the Line of Head is to take notice of certain changes in its position, or lines either dropping or rising from it, which will also be found to give very...
-Crosses And Squares In Connection With The Line Of Head
Small, sharply-defined crosses in any position just over or touching the Line of Head are generally signs of accidents to the Head itself. Under Jupiter (1, Plate VII.), they usually are brought ab...
-Double Lines Of Head
Double Lines of Head (6-6, Plate VII.), are as rarely found as are cases of the single line right across the hand. In all cases where the Double Line of Head stands out distinct and clear as two separ...
-The Line Of Head On The Seven Tvpes Of Hands
There are seven distinct types of hands, bearing in their own way more or less relationship to the Seven Races of Humanity (page 118). These seven types of hands are as follows: I. The Elementar...
-Chapter III. The Line Of Life And Its Variations
THE Line of Life is that line which runs round the base of the thumb and lies directly over a large blood-vessel called the great Palmer Arch (i-i, Plate VIII.). This blood-vessel is more directly con...
-The Line Of Life
It is very important at the outset to consider the qualities of this very important line. In some hand it is broad and shallow on the surface of the hand, in others it is deep and fine; the appearance...
-Ascending Lines
When the Line of Life is found with a number of ascending lines, even if they are small, it denotes a life of greater energy; and the dates at which these lines ascend from the Line of Life may always...
-Chapter IV. The Line Of Mars Or Inner Life Line
WHAT is called the Line of Mars is that line that is found only on some hands encircling the Mount of Venus and inside the Line of Life. This Line, which rises on the Mount of Mars, from which it d...
-Chapter V. The Line Of Destiny Or Fate
THE Line of Destiny, otherwise called the Line of Fate (i-i,, Plate XI.) is naturally one of the most important of the principal lines of the hand. Although one may never be able to explain why it ...
-The Line Of Destiny Or Fate. Part 2
Rising From The Line Of Life Rising from the Line of Life (2-2, Plate XI), the subject's success will be made by personal effort and merit; the early years of such a Fate will be cramped and diffic...
-The Line Of Destiny Or Fate. Rising From The Middle Of The Palm
When the Line of Fate only makes its appearance far up in the centre of the palm, in what is called the Plain of Mars, it indicates a hard early life and that the subject must always have a hard fight...
-Influence Lines
When any small line joins the Fate Line or goes on with it as an attendant line, such a mark usually indicates marriage at the date when these lines join (3-3, Plate XIII.). If, on the contrary, these...
-Chapter VI. The Line Of The Sun
THE Line of the Sun, which is otherwise called the Line of Success or the Line of Brilliancy (1-1, Plate XV.), is one of the most important marks on the hand to consider. It has in its symbolism al...
-Chapter VII. The Line Of Heart As Indicating The Affectionate And Emotional Nature
THE Line of Heart is that Line which runs across the hand under the fingers and generally rises under the base of the first, and runs off the side of the hand under the base of the fourth or little fi...
-Chapter VIII. Signs Relating To Marriage
WHAT is called the Line of Marriage is that mark or marks, as the case may be, found on the side of the Mount under the fourth finger (1, Plate XVII.). I will first proceed to give all the details ...
-Signs Relating To Marriage. Continued
Influence Lines To The Fate Line On The Mount Of Venus, And Other Signs Which Also Have A Meaning In Connection With Marriage The student may also get very great help in ascertaining details about ...
-Chapter IX. Lines Denoting Children, Their Sex, And Other Matters Concerning Them
THE Lines relating to children are those finely marked upright lines found immediately above the Line of Marriage (12, Plate XVIII.). A very good plan, in trying to see these Lines, is to press this p...
-Chapter X. The Line Of Health Or The Hepatica
THERE has been very considerable discussion among students of this subject as to the part of the hand on which the Line of Health (i-i, Plate XIX.) commences. My own theory, and one that I have pro...
-Chapter XI. The Girdle Of Venus, The Ring Of Saturn, And The Bracelets
THESE marks are classed among the minor lines of the hands, but they often have a significance that is of the greatest importance. The Girdle of Venus is that broken or sometimes unbroken kind of s...
-Chapter XII. The Line Of Intuition And The Via Lasciva
THE Line of Intuition (5, Plate XX.) is seldom found on other types of hand than those of the Philosophic, the Conic, and the Psychic, but it is sometimes found on the Spatulate. It takes more or l...
-Chapter XIII. "La Croix Mystique", The Ring Of Solomon
WHAT is called La Croix Mystique is found in the quadrangle of the hand between the Lines of Heart and Head (7, Plate XX.). It is more usually found in the centre of this part of the hand, but it...
-Chapter XIV. Travels, Voyages And Accidents
TRAVELS and voyages may be seen on the hand by the little lines that leave the Line of Life and bend over towards the Mount of the Moon and also by the lines found on this Mount (2; Plate XXI). Whe...
-Chapter XV. The Island, The Circle, The Spot, And The Grills
THE Island is never a fortunate sign. Whenever it makes its appearance, it reduces the promise of the Line or Mount on which it may be found. On the Line of Life it shows delicacy or illness at tha...
-Chapter XVI. The Star, The Cross, The Square
The Star The Star (II, Plate XXII.) is with only one exception a most fortunate mark to possess. On the Mount of Jupiter, the Star promises added honour, power, and position. On the Mount of Sun...
-Chapter XVII. Different Classes Of Lines
THE lines on the palm should be clearly marked, a good pink or reddish colour, and they should be free from breaks, crosses, holes or irregularities of all kinds. When very pale in colour they show...
-Chapter XVIII. The Great Triangle And The Quadrangle
THE Great Triangle is formed by the lines of Head, Life, and Health (Plate XXV.). The larger this triangle is, the better will be the health, for the reason that the Line of Health will be further rem...
-Chapter XIX. How To Tell Time And Dates Of Principal Events In The Life
THE most correct way in which to tell time by the hand is to divide the Line of Life into periods of seven years, and also the Line of Fate, following the accompanying design (Plate XXVI.). The Lin...
-Part II. Cheirognomy Or The Science Of Interpreting The Shape Of Hands. Chapter I. The Study Of The Shape Of The Hand
WE now leave the domain of what must be considered Palmistry, the study of the Lines of the Palm - or Cheiromancy, as it was called by the Greeks from the word help the hand, and proceed to consider t...
-The Seven Types Of Hands
The Seven Types or Shapes of Hands are as follows: (1) The Elementary - or lowest type. (2) The Square - or the useful hand. (3) The Spatulate - or nervous active type. (4) The Philosophic...
-The Seven Types Of Hands. Part 2
The Spatulate Hand The Spatulate or active nervous type (Plate I., Part II.) is usually crooked or irregular looking, with large tips or pads at the ends of the fingers, rather like the spatula che...
-The Seven Types Of Hands. Part 3
The Conic Or Artistic Hand The Conic, also called the Artistic, Hand (Plate 11. Part II.), is always graceful looking, with the fingers tapering and pointed. It has, not only on account of its appe...
-Chapter II. The Thumb
IN the judgment of character by the formation of the Hand, the Thumb is of about the same importance as the nose is to the face. It must be understood to represent the natural Will Power, whereas the ...
-Chapter III. The Fingers - Length To One Another The Smooth And The Knotty
THE First Finger is called the Finger of Jupiter. The Second Saturn. The Third The Sun. The Fourth Mercury. The Finger of Jupiter, when long, gives love of power and command...
-Chapter IV. The Nails Of The Hand
A STUDY of the Nails of the Hand is a remark-ably accurate guide to many diseases. This part of Palmistry is now recognised by the majority of medical men, who seldom fail quietly to observe the appea...
-Chapter V. The Mounts Of The Hand And Their Meaning
THE Mounts of the Hand (Plate VI., Part II.) vary in the most remarkable manner in accordance with the character and dispositions of races and their different temperaments. In almost all the Southe...
-Chapter VI. The Mount Of Mars
THIS Mount has two positions on the palm (Plate VI., Part II.); the first is to be found immediately under the upper part of the Line of Life, and the other opposite to it in the space lying between t...
-The Mount Of Mars. Continued
The Second Mount Of Mars The second Mount of Mars, lying between the Heart and Head Line (Plate VI., Part II.), is more important when the subject is born between the dates of 21 st October and the...
-Chapter VII. The Mount Of Jupiter And Its Meaning
THE Mount of Jupiter is found at the base of the first finger (Plate VI., Part II.). When large, it shows desire to dominate, to rule and com-tnand others, to lead and organise, and to carry out some ...
-Chapter VIII. The Mount Of Saturn And Its Meaning
THE Mount of Saturn is found at the base of the second finger (see Plate VI., Part II.). Its chief characteristics are love of solitude, prudence, quiet determination, the study of serious sombre thin...
-Chapter IX. The Mount Of The Sun And Its Meaning
THE Mount of the Sun is found under the base of the third finger. To this Mount the Greeks also gave the name of Mount of Apollo (Plate (VI., Part II.). When large or well developed it indicates gl...
-Chapter X. The Mount Of Mercury And Its Meaning
THE Mount of Mercury is found under the base of the fourth finger (Plate VI Part II.). On a good hand it is a favourable Mount to have, but on a hand shewing evil tendencies, especially mental,...
-The Mount Of Mercury And Its Meaning. Continued
The Mount Of Mercury (Negative) This Mount may be considered negative when the persons are born between August 21st and September 20th, and until the 27th, but these last seven days of this period ...
-Chapter XI. The Mount Of The Moon And Its Meaning
THE Mount of the Moon, or as it is also called the Mount of Luna, is found on the base of the hand under the end of the Line of Head (Plate VI., Part II.). This Mount relates to everything that has...
-The Mount Of The Moon And Its Meaning. Continued
The Mount Of The Moon (Negative) This Mount is considered negative when it appears very flat on the hand, and it may also be taken as negative when people are found to be born between the dates of ...
-Chapter XII. The Mount Of Venus And Its Meaning
THE portion of the palm under the base of the Thumb and inside the Line of Life is called the Mount of Venus (Plate VI., Part II.). When well-formed and not too large, it denotes a desire for love ...
-The Mount Of Venus And Its Negative Meaning
This Mount may be considered Negative when the subject is born between the dates of September 21st and October 20th, and in a minor way until October 27th, and with people born in this period it is se...
-Chapter XIII. Advice To The Student. The Best Means To Make Casts Or Take Impressions Of The Hands
I WOULD strongly advise students of this subject to make casts of hands in plaster of Paris, wax, or any other suitable material, in order to make a library or collection,. both for their own private ...









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