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Strong Mounts of Venus and the Sun. A fine and long Line of Heart. First Phalanges of Fingers a trifle below normal.
Anonymous; American; "Dick's Mysteries of the Hand" (New York: 1884).
Anonymous; English; author of "How to Read Hands" (London: 1892).
Anonymous; English; "The Hand P'hrenolopically Considered" (London: 184S).
Anonymous: French; "La Chiromantie Universelle Représentée en plusieurs centaines de figures, contenue en LXXXVIII. tableaux (Paris: 1682).
Anonymous; French: "Les Petits Mys-teres de la Destinee" (Paris: 1861).
Anonymous; French; "La Science cuneuse, ou Traite de la Chiromancie" (1667).
Anonymous; German; "Die Chiroman-tie, nach Astrouomischen Lehrsaet-zen Lehrende" (Frankfort: 1742).
The Line of the Sun: 30.
Very red skin. Plain of Mars hollow toward Head. Exaggerate or much lined Mount of Jupiter. A sprig on Mount of Jupiter. A grille and a star on the Mount of the Moon. Line of Liver very uneven and red where it crosses Line of Heart. Long red scar on the Line of Heart. Two perpendicular lines from the Line of Heart to the Mount of the Moon.
Architecture, Aptitude for - Square-tipped fingers, inclined to Spatutate. Long square nails. Long second Phalanx of Thumb. Mounts of Venus and the Sun (for art), of Mercury (for calculation). Good Line of Head.
Aristotle; a Greek (B. C. 384-322); presumed author of "Chyromantia Aris-totelis cum figuris" (Ulm: 1490). Mentions Chiromancy in his "De Coelo et Mundi Causa" and other leading works. See the complete edition of his works published in Paris (1539.) in Latin. Quoted: 16; 19; 20; 22.
Capillary cross lines on the Mount of the Sun. See Accident Affecting Agility.
Arpenligny, Casimir Stanislas d'; the great chirognomist (1798-?). Wrote La Chirognomoniie (1839); La Science de la Main (1865). His Biography - 33. Quoted: 19; 20; 22; 23; etc.
Square-tipped fingers. Line of the Sun ending on the Mount of Mercury. A straight Line of Head and a Mount of Mercury at least equal to the Mount of the Sun.
Fingertips inclining to the square type; second knot. The Mount of the Sun thrown toward the Mount of Mercury, A triangle on the Mount of the Sun. Sometimes a Line of the Sun ending between the third and fourth fingers or even on the Mount of Mercury. Often a Line of the Sun triple forked at the termination, throwing a prong toward the Mount of Mercury and one toward the Mount of Saturn.
With the usual characteristics of an exceptionally well endowed artistic nature, (Sec above.) Line of Fate terminating on the Mount of the Sun and a line (or branch) straight from the Line of Head to the same Mount. The Line of the Sun starting from the Line of Life.
Poor Mounts of the Sun and Venus. A Line of the Sun either broken or triplicated, or formed of confused fragments. Lack of persistency shown in poor Line of Head and insufficient first Phalanx of the Thumb. Mounts of Jupiter and the Sun often exaggerate, indicating envious disposition without real talent.
Conicaly tipped fingers (especially the third one) for Painting; square-tipped for Sculpture. In both cases strong Mounts of Venus and the Sun. If the artist is imaginative and not an imitator, strong Mount of the Moon. with half soft hands and a slightly-drooping Line of Head.
Aspir: the "inhalation" - so to speak - of the vital fluid.
In a good hand: a cross or star on the upper Mount of Mars, also a large cross in the center of the Triangle, also a star on the third Phalanx of the Second Finger, A line from the Quadrangle under the Mount of Saturn, cutting deep into a Girdle of Venus.
Poorly traced Line of Liver, with narrow Quadrangle due to Line of Heart curving down to Line of Head. With the same indications, a black spot inside the Quadrangle.
Case: 169. Case: 350.
16. Ancient scientists who claimed to read in the stars the destiny of man. The art is still practiced. It is based on fixed rules, necessitating the working out, in each case, of difficult astronomical problems.
Long and knotted fingers, square and even spal-ulate tips, with hard, bony palms. Mounts of Saturn and Mercury prominent. Line of Head clear and long, Second Phalanges of Fingers and Thumb above normal.
Spatulate, smooth fingers. Long first Phalanx of the Thumb; Lilies of Life and Head separated at the start. Upper Mount of Mars and Mount of Jupiter prominent. Bulging and wide Plain of Mars. Straight and fine Lines of Head and Heart; no Line of Liver or a very good one.
The imponderable atmosphere that surrounds us, penetrates us and radiates hack from us.
Fingers bent forward, square-tipped (especially the third one) and knotted. Thin, hard hand. Narrow Quadrangle. Line of Head crossing the whole hand like a bar. Often no Line of Heart. Thumb inclining toward the hand. Mount of the Sun prominent, but, more generally, all mounts, so to speak, "dried up." When the Line of Heart is present it often terminates on the Mount of Mercury.