Before I examine the various independent lints and signs that are frequently met with on the Mounts or at the places where certain absent Mounts ought to be located, I must give you a list of the Sixteen Signs most Frequently discovered on the inside of the hand. They are

I. The spot or dot; most generally a small, deep indentation in the skin, the color of which it retains.

There are besides; red spots, bluish spots, black spots and white spots. The shape, usually round, is often elongated and irregular.

II. The cross; it is either of the Latin form or the Greek (St. Andrew's) shape.

III. The star: any addition of a single branch or ray to a cross transforms it into a star, although stars of six rays are more frequent

IV. The circle (quite rare).

V. The square. VI. The Triangle.

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VII. The angle,

VIII. The island. This is seldom found elsewhere than on, or rather in, a line. It is considered as an island only when the line that contains it runs before and continues running after it spills to reveal the island. In other words, an island open at one end must be considered only as a branch of a line. Neither must a slight split in a line be considered an island.

IX. The grille or gridiron, although generally represented on the Mounts under the lingers by a design similar to the one in the engraving, may assume-much larger proportions, as it often does on the Mount of Venus, when it sometimes covers-the whole Mount by the combination of lines concentric to the Line of Life with horizontal Influence Lines. On the Mount of the Moon also, rays and cross-rays frequently form a grille of large proportions.

The other seven signs are the Plane-t.ary Signs, referring to each of the names given to the Mounts. Although but seldom met with, they are considered interesting enough - even if only on account of traditional antiquity - to deserve detailed mention in these lessons. They are,

X. The Sign of Jupiter. XI. The Sign of Saturn. XII. The Sign of the Sun.

XIII. The Sign of Mercury.

XIV. The Sign of Mars

XV. The Sign of the Moon. XVI. The Sign of Venus.

I have met in several hands the Sign of the Moon (the crescent), and the Sign of the Sun {a circle with a dot in the center, sometimes with a smaller concentric circle). Once I discerned clearly the "h" which constitutes the Sign of Saturn. The other signs I have never located. Of course one does not expect them to occur in a perfect form; if they are only roughly but indisputably marked, the readings belonging to them ought to be accepted and made use of.