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.
Starting from below the third bracelet of the Rascette - Some intense grief threatening the subject.
Starting from the first bracelet of the Rascette - Early responsibilities laid on the shoulders of the subject relating either to self or others.
Starting from the first bracelet of the Rascette and ending at the Line of Heart - Serious love troubles all through life. Also in a bad hand confirming the symptoms - Heart disease.
Starting straight from the first bracelet of the Rascette and penetrating into the third phalanx of the second finger - An extraordinary destiny; whether for good or evil the other signs in the hands will tell. The strongest evidence of "fatality" in one's hand.
It is perhaps the only indication in the hand which the will-power of the subject seems incapable to triumph Over.
Starting from the Line of Life - Stic-cess due to the subject's own efforts, but with a fair start from his own people. Willi the Mounts of Jupiter and Venus developed - A spirit of benevolence becoming the prime mover in the subject's life work.
Running close to the Line of Life for a while, hut distinct from it - The subject's life is influenced by relatives, for the period during which the Line is so close to the Line of Life, said period measured and dated on the Line of Fate.
Starting inside the Mount of Venus - The family of the subject ruled his career.
Starting from the Mount of the Moon. and proceeding clear and uinterrupted to the Mount of Saturn, but not cutting the base of the second finger - Singular happiness in love; success due to the interest, love or caprice of the opposite sex.
Notice that from the Mount of Venus come the influences of our own people, parents, husband or wife, lover or mistress, and from the Mount of the Moon the influences of outsiders, not yet fully entered into our lives.
The same indication with the first and third fingers of good length and coni-calty tipped - The gift of intuition, especially if the Line starts from the base of the Mount of the Moon.
Rising from the center of the hand upward - Our destiny has really been shaped by ourselves without much helpful, or baneful, influence from insiders or outsiders.
If it cuts the base of the second finger - The same cause will bring about ill fortune.
At 32 a Line of Influence from the Mount of Venus cutting an upward branch of the Line of Life and ending under the Mount of Mercury at the end of the Line of Heart. A
Line of Fate starting from the lower Mount of the Moon and broken at 32. A good Line of the Sun islanded all through the Quad-rangle. A drooping Line of Head. On the Mount of Jupiter two stars and two crosses.
"A lady had a long love affair with a prom-inent man; it ended in separation at 32. Very shortly afterwards - before the death of that first lover - she married another man of fortune and Family. The island of guilty intrigue lasts as long as the first man lived, although legally there was no wrongdoing in the case; but Unions in Palmistry have a broader meaning than in taw."
Every upward line entering into the finger at its termination becomes an abnormal line and consequently has all its otherwise favorable indications annulled.
Starting from the Mount of the Moon with many horizontal lines crossing the Percussion of the Mount - Coontinual voyages.
As we saw (page 112), these horizontal lines by themselves are already to be read thus.
-Storting from inside the Quadrangle - Great difficulties in middle life; sometimes (but rarely) a prognostic of imprisonment.
Forked at the start - Influence of a non-relative; if the line started low down in the hand - Often the sign of adoption in early life, especially if one prong goes deep into the- Mount of Venus.
I have repeatedly met this fork low down in the hand in cases where there had been divorce or separation between the parents of the subject, resulting in a law suit for the possession of the child.
Forked quite widely at the start with one prong into the Mount of Venus and the other into the Mount of the Moon (in that case the Line starts at about 18 or 20 years old) - Struggle for success incited by some great love but handicapped by a wild imagination, If the Line is good and long - Everything will come out well. Otherwise, this fork will bring about disaster.
Starting from the Mount of the Moon and terminating at the Line of Heart - Happiness destroyed by extravagance or disappointment in love; also heart troubles.
To choose between these two readings the student must follow the infallible and never-to-be-neglected rule repeatedly laid down in tin's book and which tells him to try and discern, through a close study of the Chirogno-mic Indications and by the examination of the Chief Lines what is the physical and moral nature of the subject. In such cases it would be fatal to jump at a conclusion simply by reading the Line of Fate.
Starling from inside the Triangle - Energy. If in both hands - Favoraole opportunities coming to the subject through hard work and intelligent planning. If it penetrates into the third phalanx of the second finger - Painful, troubled life.
Starting from the Line of Head in both hands and with no bars rutting it - Success in middle life, from about 35 on.
Starting from the Line of Head with low Mounts of Jupiter, the Sun and Mercury - Dull intellect.
The absence of these three Mounts, which represent the three different kinds of intellectual developments, idealistic, artistic and scientific explains this readme.
Starting from the Line of Head and coming up in a curve to the Mount of Saturn - Laborious life.
Every wavy or curved line indicates some inherited (or acquired) weakness and the ill-luck that is its natural consequences.