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.
Terminating under the Mount of Sat-urn - Premature death or intelligence extinguished early.
The worst death of all: Idiocy or insanity.
Terminating half way across the hand with badly developed Mounts of Jupiter and the Sun - Lack of intelligence. With badly developed Mounts of Mars - Want of spirit, of courage, active or passive. Terminating just before it crosses the
Line of Fate - Short, unhappy life. Turning back toward the Line of Life before its termination (after having entered the Upper Mount of Mars) - Selfconfidence and exaggerate egotism bring about serious troubles.
Terminating on the Mount of Saturn - Death by a wound in the head. Also a sign of dangerous fanaticism.
If it terminates in_th_at direction, but before crossing the Line of Heart - The wound in the head will not be fatal.
Fanaticism comparatively harmless. Terminating on the Mount of the
Sun - A passion for the fine arts or literature. If it terminates in that direction before it crosses the Line of Heart - Great chances of success in the same direction. Should the hands otherwise show no intellectual or artistic aptitudes - An all-absorbing desire to acquire riches without much labor.
Turning up and terminating between the third and fourth lingers, below the Line of Heart - Success in art secured by scientific methods. Something like "art applied to industry."
In artistic hands - Fortune obtained by the same means.
Rising toward the Line of Heart at its termination and just touching it - Fits of dizziness.
The brain is affected by defective circulation.
Rising toward the Mount of Mercury at its termination, but stopping before toughing the Lino of Heart - The gift of mimicry.
I have noticed this frequently m noted actors' hands; more generally, however. with the fork, which see further.
Rising in a curve at its termination and penetrating into the Mount of Mercury - Tact and shrewdness in the management of affairs, in a bad hand - Duplicity.
Terminating at the Percussion but with a fine Line of Liver - Good Memory.
This is rather too long a Line of Head; but you know the saying, "he has a long head," meaning, "he remembers far back."
Running stiff and straight to the Per-mission, with low Mounts of Jupiter and Venus, the thumb inward bent and the fingers close together - Selfish, miserly disposition.
A very small fork at the termination - Imagination controlled by common sense.
This is really the normal termination of an average good Line of Head,
Forked at the termination, with a thick, soft palm, a short thumb and the third phalanx of every finger bulging in side the hand - Untrustworthiness.
This is the lazy nature of the voluptuary elsewhere described, and certainly one not to be relied upon.
Forked at the termination, with one prong normal the other low down into the Mount of the Moon - The subject will deceive himself first and others afterwards.
In the hand of genius, it reveals, however, a rich imagination and, on account of the straight prong, the gift of making money out of one's talents.