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 - Unexpected financial good fortune. If very deep - Great scientific aptitudes.
From three to six strongly marked parallel lines - An aptitude for medical studies - The same lines in a woman's hand - The subject will be attached to and often marry a medical man; she will prove an excellent nurse.
The above lines with a prominent Mount of the Moon - Found in the bands of people who are always doctoring themselves for real or imaginary ailments-.
A Saturnian type, with a short Line of Head, ending just after cutting the Line of Fate. Spatulate second finger. A cross between the third and fourth fingers; strung medical stigmata on the Mount of Mercury.
"A doctor whose disposition was at the same time that of an agnostic and that of a very superstitious and saddened man. His brain power was not strong enough to guide him in his search after truth; he had vague religious instincts, fought against by the skepticism of his second finger."
(For vertical and cross lines on the Mount when on or near, the Percussion read in connection with the Lines of Union - See Chapter on Lines of Union.)
Many mixed lines - Shrewdness not of the best; scientific aptitudes, dangerously directed.
Many mixed lines reaching as low as the Line of Heart - Unwise generosity in the spending of money.
Many very short vertical lines in a woman's hand - Chattering habits.
They are generally mixed with children lines causing confusion (See Chapter on Lines of Union.)
Capillary cross lines - Wounds on the legs.
A short cross line - A heavy loss through theft. A spot - Failure in business. A large black spot like a lentil - The movements of the subject's body are interfered with through accident or illness.
Dislocation of the Thigh Bone - A deep and black dot as big as a small lentil low down on the Percussion of Mercury. (In the center of the Mount it is the indication of the highwayman or burglar's propensities).
"This was found in the hand of a young man whose thigh hone had been dislocated in infancy. A good Mount of Mercury means agility-"
A cross in a bad hand - Deceiving disposition. In a really good hand - Positive indication of mimic talent. Also a gift to be pleasant to all, even those we dislike. Diplomacy in business and social circles.
Several small crosses - Unnatural vices.
A star in a had hand - Persistent dishonesty. In a really good hand - A remarkable talent for assimilating other people's ideas and projects not necessarily to make use of them.
A star on the Line of Fate connecting with a Line of Influence cutting the Line of Life at 30. Touching the extremities of a Line of Union a big star on the Mount of Mercury.
A cross or star at the upper part of a good Mount with a very fine and long Line of Liver not touching the Line of Life at the start - Very constant and even brilliant business success.
This is a new reading, by a distinguished British palmist, which I have frequently found correct
A circle - Violent death by poison.
A square - Preservation from heavy financial losses.
A triangle - Shrewdness in politics, generally of the lower grade.
A grille - Prognostic of violent death to take place during or on account of some swindling enterprise on the part of the subject.
I had occasion to see this marking in the hand of a batik cashier who committed suicide on being discovered to be an embezzler for a large amount.
The Sign of Jupiter - Fame and power reached by science or eloquence.
The Sign of Saturn - Talent tinged with sadness.
The Sign of the Sun - Talent for astronomy and natural philosophy; intense admiration of God's creation.
The Sign of Mercury - Intensifies the good features otherwise shown in the Mount,
The Sign of Mars - Violence and theft combined; the highwayman's characteristic.
The Sign of the Moon - Wild scheming disposition that will deceive the subject himself and his friends and associates.
The Sign of Venus - Sensible love, that thinks of the future of both parties.
With an exaggerate Mount, the principle laid down before, must be applied and the reading modified in consequence,