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.
One line - Courage, sang-froid.
Several lines, rather confused - Violent temper, lasciviousness, brutality in love; a very bad omen for the generaJ success of the subject. Also bronchitis and disease of the larynx.
Horizontal lines from the Percussion - Enemies; for each line an enemy; their length and depth indicate their power.
If they cross the Line of Liver - The health is affected by these enmities: if they cross the Line of the Sun, money matters are affected: if they cross the Line of Fate, the career is endangered; if they cut the Line of Life, relatives or supposed close friends are the guilty ones.
In that last ease see Chapter on the Lines of Influence.
Crossed Lines from the Percussion or simply on the Mount, particularly if deep and forked - Severe throat and bronchial troubles.
Two mixed horizontal lines from the Percussion on the Upper Mount of Mars ending in a fork.
"A lady complaining of bronchial troubles was told that the above marking revealed a trouble in the larynx, not the lungs."
A spot - A wound in a fight. With an exaggerate Mount - The wound was inflicted by the subject.
A cross, with an exaggerate Mount - Danger from the quarrelsome or stubborn disposition of the subject. With a fairly developed Mount - Danger of bodily harm to be suffered by the subject.
A star, with an exaggerate Mount - Homicide committed by the subject through furious anger or jealousy. With a normal Mount - Danger of as-sassi nation. (See confirmation elsewhere and particularly on the Mount of Saturn and the second finger).
A square - A violent temper held in check by reason. If the Mount is below normal - Protection against bodily harm.
A circle - A very bad omen; often a wound in the eye. (Rare).
A triangle - Excellence in military tactics.
A grille- - Hemorrhage. Great danger of violent death. With an exaggerate Mount - Decided murderous instincts.
A grille over the lower part of the Mount extending to the upper part of the Mount of the Moon - Serious intestinal trouble. Often catarrh of the stomach.
The Sign of Jupiter - The characteristic of the insatiable conqueror; met also in the hands of the "lady-killer,"
The Sign of Saturn - Disposition both morbid and murderous, found in the poisoner's hand when his fell deed has been incited by a desire of revenge, not by a thirst for lucre.
The Sign of the Sun - Love of show, of vivid colors; childish vanity satisfied with a bright uniform or a gem.
The Sign of Mercury - The love of conquest and triumph on the field of business; found in the hands of plungers on the exchange or on the turf; in the hands of born gamblers.
The Sign of Mars - Intensifies the merits or demerits of the Mount.
The Sign of the Moon - Violent insanity is threatened.
The Sign of Venus - Violence in love matters.
With an exaggerate Mount apply the principles laid down at the end of my readings of Jupiter.