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.
Red spots - Tradition says that it indicates pregnancy.
White spots - Anĉmia; tendency to fainting fits.
Remember that in matters of success, the Plain of Mars represents our own unaided efforts.
A short, forked line - General weakening of the system.
A cross, especially in the center - Troubles from others brought about by the quarrelsome disposition of the subject.
This is an attenuated form of the famous "Cross of Battle."
If ill both hands and with other mark-ines - One of the strongest indications of murder.
Many crosses - Continued bad luck.
A cross inside the Upper Angle of the Triangle - Law-suit (generally of a criminal nature or at least having caused scandal); serious change in one's life.
If the branches of this cross touch no main Line - Suit won. Otherwise - Suit lost,
A cross in the Triangle under the Mount of Saturn with long fingers and the first knots strongly marked - Skepticism. (See Chapter on Fingers. pp. 42-50.)
An irregular cross in the center with cross lines on the Mount of Saturn - A series of serious misfortunes.
A star - Riches (or success in general) obtained after great struggles. Read also (with other indications), when in both hands - Violent death.
But it must not touch any Main Line nor he connected with any Line of Influence.
A star near the Line of Liver - Blindness.
A badly formed solitary star - Troubles in love, resulting from some act of violence.
A star in the Triangle at the termination of a line of Influence from the Mount of Venus - A great sorrow. If the line started from a star on the Mount of Venus - The sorrow arises from the death of a relative or close friend. (See Chapter on Lines of Influence, pp. 172- 193 )
A circle - Troubles from a person of the other sex; with an exaggerate Mount of the Moon - Captiousness.
Over-excited imagination induces the quick-tempered subject to constantly find fault and to resent violently imaginary offenses.
Square (if not touching any Main Line - A most serious warning of danger.
A Triangle between the Lines of Life and Fate - Military renown.
A grille - Shameful death. In a good hand - Hidden enemies.
A crescent inside the Triangle touching the Line of Liver - Perfect health and strength; a decided omen of success in every direction.
A crescent inside the Triangle and touching the Line of Head - Violent death due to a fault of judgment or a foolhardy act of the subject.
Third Angle very obtuse with a crescent inside - Unfaithfulness. Often a bullying disposition added to inconstancy.
A smaller Triangle formed by the Lines of Fate. Head and Liver - If clear and well shaped - Aptitude for the occult sciences.
A smaller Triangle formed by the Line of Fate, the Line of Head and the Line of Intuition - An aptitude for the occult sciences that almost amounts to a gift of divination.
Much lined and with much lined Mounts of Mercury and the Moon. A very harmful disposition to worry. If the Line of Head droops deeply - Danger of insanity.