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.
Starting from inside the third phalanx of the first finger - Lack of success in all directions.
The principle, is that whenever a main line penetrates a finger, its best qualities turn into defects. We have seen that this is the case with all exaggerations, in the shape of fingers, mounts, etc.
Starting from far up into the Mount of Jupiter and forkless - Ideal love, with no trace of sensuality (if not contradicted by other indications).
This is again somewhat the exaggeration of a good thing.
Starting from the center of the Mount of Jupiter, especially when forked - The highest type of love - pure, deep, steadfast.
Completely encircling the Mount of Jupiter, at the start - Jealousy, more ideal than sensual in its character, if the hand is otherwise good. Under the name of Solomon's Ring it is held to denote high aptitudes for the occult sciences.
Starting between the Mounts of Jupiter and Saturn - Negative happiness.
This means a quiet, uneventful home existence without passionate yearnings, exultant delights or worrying regrets. The reading below is very similar; the Line, however, begins higher up.
Starting from between the first and second fingers - A long life of constant struggles and hard work; subdued feelings of love.
Starting under the Mount of Saturn (without a fork) - Sensuality but no true, family affection.
Forked at the start, at the edge of the Mount of Jupiter, especially if there are three prongs all well into the Mount - Good fortune.
Forked at the start, at the edge of the Mount of Jupiter, one prong going up the Mount - Happy in love. Adding a cross on the Mount of Venus - An only love.
Forked at the start, one prong toward the Mount of Jupiter, the other toward (but not touching) the Line of Head - Self-deception (quite important).
Forked at the start, one prong to the Mount of Jupiter, the other to between the first and second fingers - A great home-loving nature, who will receive, in return, the same kind of affection and happiness.
I consider this the most satisfactory start for the Line of Heart.
Forked at the start, one prong ascending between the first ant! second fingers. the other prong just touching a good Mount of Jupiter, with an insignificant Mount of the Moon - Negative happiness. (See above.)
All the fingers of the hand smooth and square tipped, except the first finger, which was very much pointed. The Line of Heart started with a much elongated fork, the prongs forming almost an island and united almost under the Mount of the Sun. A star at the very beginning of the Line of Life.
"The subject had suffered from the consequences of a great family fatality occurring in his early childhood. He had finally placed his whole happiness in his faith in a higher and better world."
Forked at the start, with one prong to the Mount of Jupiter and the other to the Mount of Saturn - Fanaticism. More usually bad errors in the pursuit of happiness through love.
The idea of fanaticism is explained by the whole force of the subject's loving power being absorbed in the religious ideal represented by the Mount of Jupiter, but rendered gloomy and dangerous by by the influence of the Mcum of Saturn. The same Mount will also cause the failure of cherished love affairs.
Short and starting from under the Mount of Saturn without forks - Prema-ture death. Still more ominous if there is a cross at the center of a rather short Line of Head- Forked at the start, with a fork from the Line of Head at its start reaching down into the Lower Mount of Mars - Separation resulting in marriage.
This peculiar reading, which I have verified three times lately, after borrowing it from a prominent English palmist, must be understood as follows: two people are deeply in love with each other; circumstances or dissatisfied parents separate them; their love instead of growing colder is increased tenfold by absence, so that they finally triumph over all obstacles.