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.
Bars cutting the Lines - Headaches.
A branch from the line deep into the Mount of Jupiter, terminating in a star - Success.
This is one of the few cases when a star is considered as a favorable omen. The divergency of opinion upon the subject is quite remarkable. I feel more and more inclined, however, to follow the readings of a most brilliant English palmist, Mrs. Kathryn St. Hill, and to consider all stars as disastrous, except when closely associated with some exceptionally fine indications. And yet, in this case. I shall let the pleasant omen stand, as Desbarrolles is particularly emphatic in his favorable reading of Stars on Jupiter.
A branch from the Line ascending to the root of the first finger, but not cutting it - Ambition.
A branch from the Line deep into the Mount of Jupiter cut by a bar or terminating in a cross - Failure of one's main ambition.
With a cross on the first Bracelet of the Rascettf - Wealth coming.
This is purely traditional. See what I say about it in my Chapter on the Rascette.
Three or more branches rising to the
Mount of Jupiter - Riches; ambition brilliantly successful.
A branch from the Line rising into the Mount of Jupiter and then turning toward the Mount of Saturn - Religious fanaticism; extravagant vanity.
I have seen this indication in the hand of a woman whose insanity was of the religious character.
One clear branch to between the third and fourth fingers - Profitable success in artistic or scientific labors. Often read - Money made through discoveries or inventions.
Throwing branches toward a well-formed Mount of Mercury - business prosperity.