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.
A very straight and deep Line of Influence starting from an island on the Mount of Venus cuts a star on the Line of Life at 30, and ends at the Percussion of Mars after cutting a star at the connection of the Lines of Head and the Sun. A double Girdle of Venus. A Line of Fate stopped short by the above Line of Influence, and regained only after 40.
"A handsome woman consulted Des-barrolles, who told her she was about giving way to a hysterical and guilty love which would end in a terrible easstrophe ir, which her good name, her future and even her reason would become involved. She acknowledged that she could not resist the temptation to abandon an excellent husband for the sake of a very young man who, up to that time, knew nothing of her passion for him."
Sloping into the Mount of the Moon and ending in a star - Heath by drowning. Often, suicide by drowning in a fit of insanity.
Sloping almost or quite to the Rascette and terminating in a cross or star - Brilliant fortune.
This is so essentially traditional, that, in spite of Desbarrolles, I insert this reading regretfully.
In the Left Hand a slopping Line of Head; on that tine, under the Mount of the Sun, a star connected with the Mount of Venus by a Line of Influence cut-ting; an upward branch of the Line of Life. From that star an elongated island stretched itself up to the Mount of Mercury. In the right hand, at the same date, a Line of Influence from the Mount of Venus, cutting an upward branch of the Line of Life, curved upward, cutting the Sloping Line of Head under the Mount of Saturn, in the midst of a number of confused lines. From that confusion started the same elongated island reaching to the Mount of Mercury.
"The subject had grown insane from the sorrow due to the evil doings of his wife - a Mercurian, as seen by the terminating point of the islands, he had obtained a divorce; and was gradually regaining his reason. through deep studies, that led him to become a distinguished inventor."
A normal Line of Head, widely forked at the termination. A
Line of Influence from an island on the Mount of Venus shows a deep black dot as it reaches the Line of Heart on its way to joining a sloping Line of Union. A line connects this black dot with a star at the end of the upper prong of the Line of Head.
"Sometime before 30 a young man suffered deeply in his love for a married woman. His grief acted for a while on his brain. The Fork at the termination of the Line of Head indicates how easily he was deceived."
A short Line, with a prong of a fork at its start, ending in a star on the Mount of Jupiter - Fatal pride; es-pecially if it connects with the Line of Fate.
By "fatal pride" is meant such a lofty idea of oneself as will cause one to risk almost anything rather than to "give in" and acknowledge one beaten.
A branch of the Line ascending to the root of the first finger and ending in a star - Successful ambition.
A circle on the Line and a cross high up on the Line of Liver - Blindness; the cross is often considered sufficient.
A triangle on the Line under the Mount of Mercury - Success in scientific researches.
Islanded at the start - Inherited trouble of the brain or the respiratory organs; other indications - such as the shape of the nails - will locate the undesirable strain.
An island on the Line - Chronic neuralgia.
An island on the Line, with a Line of Liver turning red as it approaches the Line of Head - Brain fever of a bilious character.
An island under the Mount of Saturn - Sure sign of serious deafness, often begins by a dot, then gradually enlarged to a fully formed island. It is generally accompanied by exaggerate Mount of the Moon - Lymphatic disposition.
Islanded - Brain trouble resulting from intellectual overwork or dissipation.
Islanded, and with long, curved, brit-tle, often fluted nails - Consumption or at least great delicacy of the respiratory organs.
A very large island at the termination - Severe intestinal trouble.
The student must remember that intestinal troubles are usually marked on the lower part of the Upper Mount of Mars and the tipper part of the Mount of the Moon; hence the above reading. (See Chapter on Signs on Mounts, page 113.)
Running through a square - The intelligence of the subject saves him from the worst consequences of a grave accident or misfortune.
In the Right Hand a Line of the Sun was starred on a Line of Head that crossed the whole hand; then it started again in fine shape tip to the Mount of the Sun. In the Lett Hand at the same spot a cross on the Line of Head was surrounded by a square; the Line of the Sun was superb.
'"Seen in the hand of an American author of great reputation, whom overwork and excess of smoking had brought to the verge of paresis. A total change of habits and a long European trip had saved him from the threatened disaster."