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 break - A wound in, or severe trouble of, the head. Manybreaks - Headaches.
Broken, but with an overlaying fragment continuing it at once - Recovery after serious brain troubles.
Broken under the Mount of Saturn and sloping deeply into the Mount of the Moon - Danger of insanity. Very grave if the fragments do not overly each other. Worse - probably fatal - if repeated in both hands.
Broken in two sections under the
Mount of Saturn, the broken fragments not overlaying each other - Death on the scaffold (true only if in both hands and with confirmatory signs). More generally a grave wound to either the head or legs; with partial or complete recovery whenever the fragments over-lay each other.
Broken under the Mount of Saturn, with a Line of Life ending abruptly and generally cut by a bar at its termination, with a cross inside the Triangle (in both hands) - One of the signs of death on the scaffold.
This cross inside the Triangle is that famous fighting cross of the ancient palmists, indicating quarrelsome, often murderous, instincts. Remember that on that very spot the nerves of the hand are particularly numerous and sensitive. Hence, the ultra-excitement in certain natures.
Broken under the Mount of the Sun - Danger of hydrophobia. Danger of sunstroke. In general: Danger to the eyesight.
Very long fingers and an enormous thumb, with a long drooping Line of Head broken in a number of small frag-
"The young matt who owned these characteristics was constantly starting to do great things and displayed enthusiasm galore, only to collapse within a very short time, and to turn his changeable disposition toward some other project, just as ardently entered into. to be abandoned before halt completed"
Broken in small sections - Serious. racking headaches; loss of memory; with a cross in the Triangle, the rays sometimes terminating in spots, and with short nails - Epilepsy in full operation. Epilepsy. - Crooked fingers; short nails; double Girdle of Venus; a very long Line of Head broken in small frag-ments and dropping deep into the Mount of the
Moon; in the tenter of the Triangle a big with a dot the end each arm.
"The man who displayed those markings had been subject to epileptic fits for many years and was gradually coming down to the level of a congenital idiot. This big cross - "the Cross of battle" - was imprinted upon (he nervous center of the hand."