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 - Artistic genius turning into insanity.
Cross lines - Obstacles to the artistic career, causing insanity.
A cross- - Extraordinary chastity; the artist wedded to his art. Often insanity due to the over-excitement of the artistic tendencies.
A star - When insanity is not superinduced by the above cause, the subject's genius bursts into splendor.
A triangle - Science of the beautiful.
A circle - Most superb, if unexpected, success.
A grille - Insanity of the worst character.
A downward line from the top of the second phalanx, cutting deep into the third - Great fame.
One or two straight downward, lines from the second to the third phalanx, with a broad Quadrangle and a well-formed Triangle - Changeable disposition.
Cross lines - Lack of talent; jealousy.
A forked line - Efforts divided and hence barren.
A cross - The venomous envy of the impotent and conceited competitor.
A star - Exceptional talents.
A triangle - The science of art, penetrating its divine mysteries.
A square - A talent restricted within certain specialties.
A circle- - Great success.
A grille - Most envious disposition.
Several downward lines from the joint between the second and third phalanges to the base of the finger - Reverses due to persons of the other sex.
One single line not beginning so high and not reaching so low - Happiness.
Cross lines - Constant ill-luck and persistent poverty.
A forked line - Useless efforts toward fame and wealth.
A semicircle - Unhappiness.
A cross - Vocation interfered with, ambition crushed.
A star - Extravagant love for praise; danger of insanity on that score.
A triangle - Great skill in puffing oneself.
A circle - Fame and fortune.
A grille - Poverty; envious disposition; deserved humiliations of all kinds.