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.
A strong, red line on the Mount separating the first and second fingers-Weakness of the intestines.
A single line - Success.
Yon will find the single line feature to be favorable on every Mount, if uncut and not written crosswise.
Two lines - Ambition divided in its purpose and hence unsuccessful.
A line crossing a branch of the Line of Heart - Misfortune through, or in, love. Often read as - A love union ending wretchedly,
A succession of short lines arranged ladder-like - A poor life suffering from repeated losses.
Many confused lines - Persistent but unlucky efforts toward success. If they cross each other - Loose morals, generally of a Falstaffian character.
In that rase they really form a grille (which see below),
Capillary cross lines (hair lines) - A wound on the head.
This is entirely traditional.
A sprig on the Mount - Apoplexy.
A spot - A ruined position; loss of fortune and reputation.
A cross - A happy union. (Take care not to confuse this independent cross with a line from the Line of Life barred on the Mount; the latter would mean -Social ambition thwarted.
Far approximate dale of this union, sec my special chapter on dates.
A cross and a star - Most brilliant union; generally love and position combined.
Very Difficult Beginnings, Finally Fortune Coming to the Subject Through a Brilliant Union. - A Line of Fate starting from the Rascette in a series of crosses which continue up to, and after, 20, after that continuing very straight and fine. On the Mount of Jupiter a star, one ray of which helps forming a cross of union.
"A young actress who had had a great t!ra! of hard times to go through, managed to attract the attention of the old King of Holland at Baden Baden. He interested himself in her success, and she soon became well known and wealthy."
A star - Ambition fully satisfied; sudden rise in life.
A star, clearly marked quite at the beginning of the Line of Life, or on the edge of the hand near the Line of Life. It generally corresponds with a star (of death) on the Mount of Venus.
"Desbarrollcs stales that he has seen such a star in the hands of illegitimate children. It is really found near where stars prognostieating fires are found. Only those are generally higher up along the side of the hand."
One branch of a deeply marked star on the Mount of Jupiter is continued by a line which cuts the Line of the Sun on the Mount of the Sun, "A woman pretended to have been compromised by D., a famous French dramatist, She created such a scandal that, although her statements were false, he failed to receive, that year, a much coveted distinction."
A square - Sober sense guiding one's ambition. Preservation from social failure. Capacity to command.
Self-possesion is the sioe-qua-non of "the chief;" the square protects him against the intoxication of success. This applies just as well to business men, speculators and society leaders of both sexes.
A circle - Success. (Very rare).
A triangle - Diplomatic cleverness; a subtle politician.
And now, for the first time, we meet the grille, also frequently calltd gridiron, whenever the lines and cross-lines forsnitig it are wide apart. As a matter of fact, a grille as a. small, separate sign is of very uncommon occurrence. On the Mount of Venus and the Moon it occupies the major portion of, if not all, the Mount, On the Mounts below the fingers it is often represented by many crnfused tines, and is generally read just as these confused lines would be. Grilles destroy the efficiency of the Mounts and are the equivalents of exaggerate Mounts; in other words, they turn qualities into defects and even vices, Derbarrolles says, very correctly, that they "chain down" the virtues of the Mounts and allow the evil instincts to take-and keep, the upper band.
A grille - Domineering spirit; exaggerate vanity; loose morals; supersti-tion.
The wrong kind of religious tendency Comes into play.
An island - Ambitious career ruined by the mad actions of a relative or close friend. (Will be generally connected with a line of influence. See further on).
The Sign of Jupiter - An intensity in the good qualities of the Mount
The Sign of Saturn - Caution, love of occult sciences.
The Sign of the Sun - Eloquence and love of the fine arts.
The Sign of MercurY -.Idministra-tive ability; statesmanship.
The Sign of Mars - The military com-mander,s genius.
The Sign of the Moon - Ambition led astray by imagination.
The Sign of Venus - Dignified, deep and constant love.
Should the Mounts he exaggerated, these astral signs ought to be interpreted as indicating the counterparts, or defects Corresponding with the qualifies that may have been ascribed to them above.