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.
Many Bars - Headaches, Wavy, straight or curved bars cutting a sloping Line of Head - Headaches; danger of insanity.
A knotting up of the Line - Tendency to murder; if pale - in the past; if deep red - yet to come, I have seldom met these knottings. But the leading English palmists give it so much importance that I have inserted the reading where it belonged.
A deep, colorless indentation on the Line - Cruel neuralgia, to last one year or more.
White spots on the line - Discoveries or inventions.
White spots on the Line under the Mount of Saturn - Success in one's career.
Bars crossing the Line of Heart, with white spots on the Line under the Mount of the Sun - Literary success.
Absolutely traditional, but curious, I met it twice. It seems that literary successes are generally associated with defective action of the heart, as the bars have certainly no other meanings. Or is it the rush of blood to the brain that is manifested in this wise?
White spots on the Line close to the Mount of Mercury - Success in scientific researches, generally practical in their character.
Dark spots on the Line with narrow and highly colored Lines of Life and Liver - Tendency to fever, often of a typhoida1, or at least malarial, character.
Pale and wide with Mack spots on it and the Line of Life forked at the start - Very serious brain disease.
A bluish spot on the Line, where it forms a side of the Triangle, the Mounts of Mars being prominent - Tendency to murder.
Those portions of the Line that run under the Mounts of Jupiter and Upper Mars are not included in this indication.
Irregular, either wavy or discolored, with a bluish spot on a wavy Line of Liver - Health troubles due to malarial influences.
A black or bluish spot on the Line - Typhoid fever or excessive chronic headaches.
A dark spot on the Line with a Line rising from the lower part of the mount of Venus or the Line of Life and terminating on the Mount of the Moon in a star - Delirium tremens.
Here the symptoms of drunkenness are at their worst. Notice that this Line from the Mount of Venus to the Mount of the Moon is also read quite correctly as "dangerous kidney trouble." In confirmed alcoholism the kidneys are dangerously affected. Hence the similitude between the two readings founded on the same markings.
Black spots on the Line generally indicate, with the Mount of Saturn, most prominent - Toothache; with the Mount of Venus most prominent - Deafness; with the Mount of the Sun most prominent - Disease of the eyes, especially with a star at the root of the third finger. Deafnees. - A Vcnusian - Saturman sub-ject. Fine Lines of Heart, Fate and the Sun. Several deep [lots on the Line of Head. A line from the Upper Mount of Mars to the Mount of Jupiter, cuning deeply into the Main Lines, A cross in the Quadrangle under the Mount of Mercury.
"Seen in the hand of a distinguished painter, a lady, cruelly affected with deafness. She bad had difficulties in childbearing, and, after that, her tendency to deafness had grown until she heard almost nothing; Dcs-barrolles considered the Line from the Upper Mount of Mars 1o the Mount of Jupiter as the marking of this infirmity in conjunction with the dots on the Line of Head."
A black spot on the Line connecting; by a Line of Influence with a star on the Mount of Venus - A cruel sorrow, (sometimes insanity), due to the death of a loved one. (See also Lines of Influence, p. 190.)
A cross or a deep bar when the Line forms a side of the Triangle - Grave accident; generally to the head.
A cross on a wavy Line where it forms a side of the Triangle - Fatal accident; generally to the head.
A cross on a branch of the Line terminating at the root of the first linger - Thwarted ambition.
A Line starting straight from the Line and terminating in a cross on the Mount of Jupiter, in a poor hand - Calamity coming.
A cross on the Line, the latter stopping abruptly at the Line of Fate, with a Line of Heart also stopping there ab-rupllv - Premature death.
A star on the Line - A wound in the head. _If repeated in both hands - The wound will prove fatal.
A star where the Line meets the Line of Liver - Danger in childbearing. or sterility.