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.
Downward lines - Will power more clearly marked, up to three lines; more lines - Scattering of will power minimizing results.
These lines crossed, or cross lines by themselves - Great obstacles to success.
Small, short lines near the nail - Legacies.
A line from the first phalanx to the Line of Life - Death from a metallic weapon (sword or dagger).
A cross near the nail with an exaggerate or much rayed Mount of Venus - Unchastity.
Two crosses near the nail - Love of luxury.
A with. with a Mount of Venus exaggerated or much lined - Immorality,
Two stars near the nail - Captiousness; constant fault-finding.
A triangle - The will power of the subject is concentrated on scientific labors.
A circle - A great triumph for the subject, due to his steadfast will.
A square - The will-power is concentrated in one direction only. Often tyrannic disposition.
A grille near the nail (with other con-firmatory signs) - A husband (or wife) in danger of death by said wife or husband.
Downward lines, if not too many - Clear, sound reasoning power.
Cross Tines - False reasoning; lack of common sense.
A forked line - Hesitating ways.
A cross - An easily influenced nature.
One or two stars - A nature easily led in the worst direction, but endowed with an amiable disposition.
A triangle - Deep scientific or philosophical talents.
A square - Logic not easily shaken: with bad indications - Blind stubbornness.
A circle - The triumph of reason.
A grille - A lack of moral sense and honest reasoning methods.
A line from the second phalanx to the Line of Life - Troubles in married life.