This section is from the book "The Practice Of Palmistry For Professional Purposes", by C. de Saint-Germain. Also available from Amazon: The Practice of Palmistry for Professional Purposes.
"Seen in the hands of a very thin, ultra-nervous woman who had suffered all her life from epileptic fits. She was intelligent, however, and managed to do her housework very satisfactorily between the attacks of this terrible disease."
"A young lady had made a love marriage at 25; at that date already, and, in fact, before the marriage was settled upon, the above indications were in the hand. The divorce took place at 35. She had these two warnings instead of one; she was duly notified but did not heed them."
square, knotty fingers; a Line of Fate, somewhat chained at the start, but fine up to 35; then broken; a fragment runs from the Line of Head to the Line of Heart; a second fragment from the Line of Heart to the top of the Mount of Saturn. A fine star on the Mount of Jupiter; ft beautiful Line of Intuition.
"Seen in the hand of a Jewish banker who lost his fortune at 35 and again at 50; but he retrieved his losses each time on the speculative market, by means of his extraordinary intuition."
A fair Line of Life; a Line of Head widely separated from the Line of Life at the start and drooping at once into the Mount of the Moon. A Girdle of Venus. A Line of Heart beginning, branchless, under the Mount of Saturn. A Line of Fate starred at 23, broken at 25: starred again at the connection with a Line of Influence from the Mount of Venus, the latter islanded and ending near the Mount of Mercury, A Line of Union cutting the Lines of the Sun and Head.
"At 23, a lady had been led astray by a man who had devoured her fortune and later had abandoned her and their two children to marry a rich girl. The lovers had lived together for 20 years when the desertion took place. But although the lady's life seemed irremediably ruined, she recovered from the shock and losses and the rest of her life was prosperous."
From a dark dot on the Line of Life at 32, started a Line of Influence, ending in a star on the upper Mount of Mars, From that star a line crossed over to a Mount of Saturn, much rayed by vertical lines and ended there in a star.
"The man who suffered since he was 32 of an aggravated case of hemorrhoids, was distinctly a mixture of the Mars and Saturn types."
A. very strong fork at the termination of a good Line of Head. At about 28. two Lines of Influence started from the same point on the Line of Life and ended, one inside the Upper Mount of Mars, the other at the end of a drooping prong of the forked Line of Head.
"A young unmarried woman acknowledged in court that she had, at the time, two simultaneous love affairs, which her talent for deceit had kept perfectly secret."
A chained Line of Heart. At the lower part of the second phalanx of the second finger - toward the first finger - a clearly marked star. A drooping Line of Head terminating in a star at the end of a Line of Influence on the Mount of Venus, beginning in a star. Above that, another Line of Influence from a star on the Mount, ending inside the Triangle; above that another Line of Influence from a star on the Mount, ending in a star inside the Quadrangle at the start of a fair Line of the Sun.
"Two similar cases are combined in this outline. In both cases, the star on the second finger was there. The two subjects (women) lost, successively, close relations, two of whom died insane,"
A very badly chained Line of Heart; a Line of Head terminating in a star; a Line of Influence from a star on the Mount of Venus cuts the Line of Life at 38 and comes up in a curve to the Mount of Mercury. All the Lines were of a deep chocolate color.
"A lady came to Desbarrolles complaining that there were people on the floor above her flat piercing holes through their floor and trying to poison her by means of noxious fumes. Her monomania, on that point, was unconquerable. The Master discovered that she had lost a dearly loved son and that the sorrow had determined a severe liver trouble, which was then affecting her brain."
Brain Trouble Resulting from a Grave Disorder of the Lower Organs - A very poor Line of Heart; a Line of Head broken Under the Mount of Saturn and drooping suddenly to the bottom of a much rayed Mount of the Moon, where it ends in a star. A star above it on the same Mount.
"In repeated cases, Desbarrrolles discovered that chronic troubles of the womb, bladder or kidneys determined gradually a weakening of the cerebral faculties, especially so if the break and droop of the Line of Head indicated such tendencies."