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.
Dwindling to a mere thread as it runs along the Line of Life, with a very high Mount of the Moon - Exaggerate sentimentality; imagination interfering gravely with the possible success of the subject in his career.
Terminating abruptly at the Line of Head in both hands - Misfortunes through errors in judgment.
Poorly formed and Terminating at the Line of Head with a poor Line of Life - Misfortunes will be due to a deranged brain.
Terminating at the Line of Heart with an exaggerate or much lined Mount of Saturn - Persistent despondency caused by love troubles; will often culminate in insane morbidity.
A Line of Influence from a star on the Mount of Venus to a star on the Line of Head. A Line of Fate stopping abruptly when it meets that Line.
"A young woman lost a husband much older than herself and who died insane. Her whole existence was ruined by this marriage and his death, as she inherited nothing from him."
Terminating on the Mount of Jupiter, if the Line is good - Success in every-thing; often brilliant marriage.
Terminating on the Mount of Mer-ctiry in both hands - Success in business.
Take care not to mistake a good Line of Liver for the above described Line of Fate, or vice versa.
The medical stigmata on the Mount of Mercury crossed by a deep horizontal bar, A fine Line of Fate forked before reaching the Line of_Head. both prongs stopped short. The Line of Head ended in a very large island. A Line of Influence - that might be called more justly a second Line of Fate - started from the Middle Mount of the Moon and went up to the Mount of Saturn, where it terminated in a fork.
"Seen in the hands of a physician whose carter was interrupted by a serious, and persistent disease of the intestines. The trouble was finally conquered, but he had to start practically anew in his profession and he was enabled to do so by a friend, of the other sex."
Forked at the termination with two or more prongs - The direction of the prongs and the distance they penetrate into the neighboring Mounts will give the fork its significance, due allowance being given for the starting point of the Line and its character; also the breaks or oilier defects, if any.
Thus a prong straight on (but not entering the third phalanx of the second finger), with a direct prong to the Mount of Jupiter and a third prong straight to the Mount of the Sun, would prove a most excellent combination, duplicating, so to speak, a fair proportion in length of the first, second and third fingers, i. e., ambition, prudence and brilliant intellect - a trio hard to beat.
Downward branches - Material losses.
Upward branches on both hands - Gradual ascension to prosperity.
Upward branches reaching the Mount of the Sun - Wealth; success in one's intellectual or artistic efforts.