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.
Narrow, deep and straight and terminating up the Mount of the Sun, uncrossed in both hands - Success. To be read as a Line of Fate with the addition of such other characteristics as pertain to the Mount of the Sun and the third finger.
Terminating in a series of small lines when it reaches the Mount of the Sun -Failure, the nature of which is determined by other indications. In an artistic, literary, etc., hand - A sign of unsus-tained efforts toward success.
Terminating close to or upon the Mount of Saturn - The artistic talents of the subject will assume a gloomy character; inspiration killed by dry skepticism.
Terminating close to or upon the Mount of Mercury - The artist will be constantly thinking of the profits his art may bring him, thus lowering and eventually killing his loftier aspirations.
Terminating in three even branches of the same length, one toward the Mount of Saturn, the second straight to the Mount of the Sun, the third to the Mount of Mercury - Great fame and wealth.
The Mount of Saturn in that case would supply the dose of prudence that will render the success lasting and the wealth permanent.
Forked at the termination into three prongs, two of them curved imwardly - Unrealised yearnings toward vast wealth.
These curved lines always indicate failure, as if a weakening of the subject, at the critical moment, had spoiled brilliant possibilities.
Forked at the termination with both prongs of even length - Equal influence of two different aspirations (or talents) upon the subject; they result in the an-nulation of actual results.
Forked at the termination into a pointed trident, starting above the Line of Heart - Fame, riches, all due to personal merit.
A rather curious marking which is an unconfirmed Desbarrolles reading.
Two or three branches rising from the Line, hut irregular. uneven_ or_brokcn or crossed by many bars - Failure in intellectual or artistic work through lack of concentration.
Broken repeatedly - Versatility that brings neither money nor fame to the subject.
This is the characteristics of the "Jack-of-all-trades," met with in all professions.
Broken inside the Quadrangle, generally connected with the Mount of Venus by an Influence Line, cutting it - Series of misfortunes (often due to one's own. people) in the struggle for recognition; but final success, if the second fragment of the Line rises straight.
strong and clear to the top of the Mount of the Sun, Broken at the Line of Head and resumed only from the Line of Heart - Chances of success, or of acquiring wealth very small indeed.