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 deep and straight line - Wealth or fame, or both. One career only.
Two lines - Real talent but poor success; two conflicting talents. Except when one of the lines is clearly a sister line of the Line of the Sun (which see).
Many confused lines - Artistic ten-dencies, unfortunately interfered with by scientific instincts; inspiration stopped midway to realization. In money matters - Many schemes coming to nothing profitable.
Capillary cross lines - A wound on either arm.
A spot - danger of losing reputation and social standing.
A cross with a good Line of the Sun -Success. Often lofty religious ideal. If the Line of the Sun be poor - Tendency to religious insanity (with other indications). Often near - not touching the Line.
A cross without a good Line of the Sun - Artistic blunders marring success. Wild speculating. Ill balanced intellect.
A star with a good Line of the Sun - Great fame due to genius and hard work; often wealth.
A star with a fine Line of the Sun and several clear parallel lines on the Mount - Great wealth and generally fame or at least high social standing,
These lines have been called by ancient authors Lines of Reputation.
A star without a good Line of the Sun - Fame after many risks incurred; and not generally of a desirable character. Wealth coming too late to secure happiness,
Life Saved in a Fire - On the Upper Mount of Mars under the Mounts of the Sun and Mercury and close to the Line of the sun,a St. Andrew's Cross surrounded by a square with a deep dot at each corner. (Mars and the Sun both indicate fire.)
"An actress at one of the Imperial Ruaaian Theatres escaped almost miraculously being burned to death on the atage. This event added much to her reputation all over the world."
A square - Business ability protecting the artist from being exploited. Protection against the intoxication due to great financial success.
A circle - Much fame. (Very rare).
An ill-formed circle at the base of the Mount with a poor Line of the Sun - Eyesight endangered.
A triangle - Science assisting art to success.
A grille - An almost insane vanity, sometimes culminating in real lunacy. Very little talent magnified tenfold by the subject.
The Sign of Jupiter - Eloquence in statesmanlike discourses,
The Sign of Saturn - A tendency to wierdness in the manifestations of artistic genius. In a bad band - Misuse of an aptitude for occult sciences.
The Sign of the Sun - Artistic genius intensified and bringing Fame and fortune to the subject
The Sign of Mercury - A very remarkable money-making talent.
The Sign of Mars - Found frequently in the band of a painter or writer of military subjects.
Sign of the Moon - An increase, often an excess of imagination in artistic and literary work; sometimes to the point of incoherence.
The Sign of Venus - Idealization in the love of poetry and art.
If the Mount be exaggerate, apply the principle laid down at the end of the observations on the Mount of Jupiter.