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.
Normal: Cutting the Percussion horizontally between the Line of Heart and the base of the Fourth Finger and penetrating (not very deep) into the Mount of Mercury.
Of course the design cannot show the exact position of the Lines of Union.
The longer the Line - The longer the Union, be it marriage or liaison. It is therefore customary to consider the long, deep lines as indications of legal Unions.
Sloping toward the Line of Heart - Widowhood or widower-hood. If the slope is very gradual - The last illness of the subject's spouse will be lingering.
Curving upwards - The subject will not marry.
I am still waiting for a confirmation of this curious reading.
Close to the Line of Heart - The Union took place before 18 for maids and 21 years of age for men Close to the middle point between the Line of Heart and the base of the fourth finger - The Union took place before 28 for maids and widows and 35 for men.
At a point about three-fourths distance between the Line of Heart and the base of the fourth finger - The Union took place at about 38 for maids or widows and 45 years old for men, Above that point - The Union is dated between 45 and 70.
For a more accurate method of obtaining the date of such Unions as were legal Marriages, or amounted almost to the same thing, see Chapter on Lines of Influence (pp. 172-193) and the final section of the Chapter on the Line of Fate.
Forked at the start, on the Percussion.
- Separation by the fault of the subject, not by that of the other party.
Of course this cannot be seen in this design of the inside palm.
I found, many a time, that this fork. at either end of a Line of Union, meant. not a legal separation or one brought about by the desire of either of the united parties to stay away from the other, but a separation de facto, as, for ins long sojourn of one of the united parties in a foreign country away from the other, such a period of separation having proved quite painful and left its mark on that account.
Terminating at the Line of the Sun; if it does not cut it - A union with a person either famous or very rich. If it cuts it - The union will be a mesalliance.
The Line forked at its termination - Separation not caused by the fault of the subject in whose hand the fork is found, but by the other party's fault.
The Line terminating in a fork, one prong of which droops toward the Line of Heart - Divorce in favor of the subject in whose hand the fork is found.
The Line drooping and terminating, deep and clear upon the Mount of Venus, in the left hand only - Intended divorce; in both hands - The divorce has taken place.
Generally the same indication, is marked in the hand when the Line of Influence from the Line of Life or the Mount of Venus comes up and merges into a drooping Line of Union. (See Lines of Influence, pp. 172-193.)