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.
One single. line - Very great luck. One deep line forming the end of a broken Line of Fate - Peaceful but monotonous ending of life.
Two parallel lines - (often taken for sister lines to the Line of Fate) - Success, late and laborious.
A number of lines - The more numerous the lines, the greater the ill-luck.
A line of Head broken under the Mount of Saturn. On that line a number of very deep dots close together. An exaggerate Mount of the Moon. A number of vertical lines on the Mount of Saturn and die third phalanx of the second finger.
"The subject, a mixture of the Saturn and Venus type, had suffered from a grave nervous illness, culminating in deafness. He had had an accident that maimed one of his legs."
Several Lines crossing the Mount and the Line of Heart - Hereditary rheumatism.
A Line across the top of the Line of Fate - Unavoidable misfortune, if the line of the Sun docs not end especially straight and strong.
Many lines scaling the Mount ladder-wise in the direction of the Mount of Jupiter - Gradual rise in life toward public honors.
Capillary cross lines - A wound on the breast.
A spot - Certain evil possibilities, the nature of which can be traced on the Lines of Head and Heart.
A cross - Childlessness; tendency to make an evil use of occult sciences. Extreme liability to accidents.
A star - Paralysis; incurable disease. If very- strongly marked in both hands and with other signs (which see) - Death on the scaffold.
If the star is faint and poorly formed - Ill health and trouble at the close of life.
A star on Saium. A star on the middle part of the Mount of the Moon; a very much rayed and crossed Mount of the Moon; and often a sloping Line of Head, while the Line of Heart starts from the Lines of Life and Head in fatal cases.
"The subject died at 36 from the consequences of sexual excesses."
A star almost in the middle of a double or triple Girdle of Venus - Terrible venereal disease, to be soon followed by death.
A star, with the line of fate entering deeply into the second finger- - Danger of assassination. Should the hand be generally bad - Murderous tendency.
A circle - A favorable omen, specified by other indications. (Very rare).
A square - Preservation from some great fatality read elsewhere in the hand.
A star within a square - Escape from assassination.
A square with red dots at the corners - Preservation of life in a fire.
A triangle - Special aptitude for the occult sciences; if accompanied by a star on the third phalanx of the second finger - This aptitude will be used for evil purposes (black magic).
A grille - Lack of luck through life, especially in old age. Often imprisonment.
The Sign of Jupiter - Desire to gain fame through some discovery in the realm of philosophy.
The Sign of Saturn - Intense devotion to the study of all things mysterious religion, philosophy, occult sciences, etc.
The Sign of the Sun - A love for arlislic beauty in nature, and fine language in expressing one's thoughts.
The Sign of Mercury - Aptitudes for high mathematics and astronomy.
The Sign of Mars - A combative spirit in the discussion of religious or philosophical problems. Found in the hands of old-time inquisitors and fanatics.
The Sign of the Moon - Morbid imagination. Often insanity,
The Sign of Vemis - A mixture of passion and despondency in the love of the opposite sex.
With an exaggerate Mount, apply the principle laid down at the end of the signs on the Mount of Jupiter.