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.
Numerous bars crossing the Line on the Mount of Saturn - Obstacles constantly arising to mar the subject's life -
If the Line has been good otherwise. those obstacles will only arise late in life. Remember that many of these important readings have a general application and are not limited to the period of the subject's life inclosed within that portion of the Line. This is especially true of such indications as are found at the starting point of the Line of Life and the termination of the Lines of Fate and the
Sun. There, the ominous markings apply to the subject's life as a whole, not merely to his childhood or old age.
Numerous bars crossing the Line on the Mount of Saturn in ladderwise fashion - Succession of misfortunes and often imprisonment. If inclosed within a square - These evil prognostics are an-nuled or minimized by the presence of the protecting square.
A cross on the line at its termination, with a grille on the Mount of Mercury - Violent death, the consequence of some evil doing of the subject.
I saw this double sign quite recently in the hand of a hanker who committed suicide after wrecking the institution confided to his care.
A cross on a break of the Line - A most critical change in the subject's existence. Without a break - A serious change of some kind. Always disastrous if found at the center of the Line.
This supposes the line to stretch from the Rascette to the upper part of the Mount of Saturn. It places therefore the cross inside the Plain of Mars. Now, it is well known that the hollow of the hand is an important center of nerves and but too easily affected. A cross in that spot (with or without a Line of Fate) has always been proved to be a very threatening omen. I study this more at length in my Chapter on the Plain of Mars (which see).
Deep dots on the third finger. A deep dot on the Mount of Mercury. A large cross at the beginning of the Line of Fate, and one higher up on the Line at 25. A break on the Line shortly afterwards. The Lines of Fate and the Sun resumed about the same time and ending finely. Two Lines of Influence cutting the Lines of Life, Fate, Head and the Sun.
"A man having suffered from yellow fever; he lust five children. His parents lost their fortune when he was quite young. Himself was ruined financially at 25, and suffered great losses at 23 and 25."
Spatulate lingers; third finger almost as long as the second; exaggerate Mount of the Moon; sloping Line of Head: a cross on the Line of Fate before 20.
"'A young man, after heavy losses at 20, begins a career of dangerous travels - many across the seas; visits wild regions and does business with savages; hates the humdrum of home, store or office."
A cross attached to the Line inside the Quadrangle with smooth fingers and long, well developed first phalanges, especially the first phalanx of the first finger - Consolation derived from religious faith.
In general, a cross near the Line, between it and the Line of Life- - An event that will affect a relative's life or comfort.
A star (or stars) on the Line - Danger and generally disaster at the date thus marked on the Line.
A star at the starting point of the Line - Loss of fortune or other great trouble happening to the parents of the subject when he was still a child. With another stir on the Mount of Venus - One of the parents will have died about that time.
Of course the Line, 'in that case, is supposed to have started low down in the hand.
A star at the termination of the Line on the Mount of Saturn - Misfortune caused by others' wickedness or errors. This supposes an otherwise good hand.
A star at the termination of the Line and another at the termination of the Line of Life in both hands - Paralysis, generally followed by paresis.
I have stated before (page 98) that a star on the Mount of Saturn is already sufficient indication of a strong paralytic or apoplectic tendency. The character of the Lines of Head or Heart, respectively, will indicate in what precise direction the danger lies.
A star at the termination of the Line with another star on the Mount of the Moon - Tendency to suicide.