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 clear line traversing the entire length of the fourth finger - Veracity. Two lines - Rectitude, One line from the first phalanx to the base of the finger - Success in scientific pursuits,
Downward lines - Meddlesome nature; sometimes the insanity of gigantic enterprises. In a very good hand - Eloquence, or aptitude for the occult sciences.
Cross line-s - An incessant and empty talker; often a liar and a thief.
A forked line - Poor success in business,
A cross, in a good hand - Prophetic instincts; in a hat! hand - A theft or robbery that will cause its author great trouble.
A star - Success as a speaker; no success in money-making.
A triangle - Aptitude for occult sciences, even to evocation of the dead.
A square - Commercial genius.
A grille - Stuttering; black magic; thieving instincts; all the worst features of the Mount of Mercury.
Confused downward lines - Deceiving instincts.
One clear downward line from the top of the phalanx to the base of the finger - Intelligence. Success in scientific researches.
One wavy downward line to the base of the finger - Ruse; crafty disposition.
A forked line - The lack of order handicaps all possible success.
Cross lines - A much checkered career.
A cross - Great difficulties; often prison.
A star - Notoriety obtained through the worst features of the Mount of Mercury.
A triangle - Success in the practice of occult science.
A square - Hinders the quick versatility that belongs to the Mount of Mercury. Often means prison.
A grille - Prison also; silliness in the conduct of one's affairs.
Wavy or confused downward lines - Thieving disposition.
A thick downward line - Thieving disposition.
Cross lines - Thieving disposition.
A cross- - Thieving disposition.
A star - Eloquence; wit.
Two stars - Dishonorable death as the consequence of thefts.
On Fourth Finger.
A triangle - Diplomatic ability.
A square - Inscrutable demeanor.
A circle - A thieving disposition that never culminates into actual theft.
A grille - Stupidity of the fifth-rate thief; sometimes stupidity of the victim.