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.
Not joined to the Line of Life, with exaggerate Mounts of Jupiter and Mars - Abnormal self-confidence.
Not joined to the Line of Life at the start and with a badly formed cross in the Quadrangle - Exaggerate enthusiasm.
This is a counterfeit of the Mystic Cross, the presence of which imbues the blessed owner with almost heavenly enthusiasm and knowledge.
Far apart from the Line of Life at the start with a flat Mount of Mercury and exaggerate Mounts of Mars and Jupiter
- Recklessness, extreme conceit. If the Line is short - Lack of intelligence. With smooth fingers - Tactlessness.
Not joined to the Line of Life hut starting with a curve around the base of the Mount of Jupiter, then going clear across the palm - Extravagant conceit.
Starting inside the Mount of Venus or the Lower Mount of Mars - Extreme fretfulness and inconstancy; irritable disposition.
By partially crossing the Mounts, the
Line has destroyed to some extent their characteristics of amiability (Venus) and firmness (Lower Mars).
Not joined to the Line of Life, but starting on the Mount of Jupiter and sloping down the Mount of the Moon. with the first phalanx of the thumb broad and short and a poor Line of Heart - Obstinacy, quarrelsome disposition.
Starting some distance from the Line of Life, although at its normal height otherwise - Grave eye trouble in early youth.
It is as if a fragment of the line were missing. It is not to be read, as above, as a sign of recklessness or conceit.
Forked, as well as the Line of Heart. under the Mount of Saturn, one prong joined to the Line of Life, the other going toward the Line of Heart but not cutting it - Good fortune.
Lines of Head in both hands widely separated from the Lines of Life and quite short.
"The subject was a journalist of much talent but without the faculty of pursuing any topic to its natural conclusion. He had to be constantly prompted and finally fell to the rank of a wretched drudge for a cheap publisher. There was no continuity in the workings of his brains."